Monday, November 8, 2010

Truth and Remembrance Day, 2010

November 11, 1918 - German surrender to Allies

June 22, 1940 - French surrender to Germany

Yes, it's the same railway carriage! Whatever you say about him, Hitler had a sense of theatre, although a little grandiose.

The truth is, there's a lot of grandiose theatre at this time of year.

The truth is,there's no sugar-coating the tragedy of November 11.

The truth is, the Conservative Government of Canada doesn't give a shit about the Canadian Armed Forces or its veterans.

The truth is, if Canada really cared about the "sacrifices" made by its troops, there wouldn't be veterans on the streets protesting their neglect, older veterans wouldn't be frankly discussing their abuse at the hands of people who should know better (our political representatives), and most citizens would be spending volunteer hours doing whatever they could for all our veterans.

The truth is, that in the absence of real support for veterans and their families, Remembrance Day, 2010 is grandiose empty theatre.