Cloth, Symbols and Songs
Oct 19, 2019
Here we are well into October as we find ourselves nestled between the Canadian Thanksgiving and Remembrance day. Two days I feel are overrated. Before you get angry with me let me explain my take on it. Why would we set aside one day to give thanks or remember our veterans? It seems to me this should be a constant in our lives to be thankful for all we have been blessed with. One such blessing is the soldiers who fought, many of whom died for our freedom.
While I’m at it, I’m of the opinion too much emphasis is placed on the flag. By now you may be up in arms at my comments, so be it. Here’s why I say this. As our soldiers lay dying their lives be replayed in their minds, I’m all but certain not one thought I am dying for the flag. Maybe for the country, maybe for our freedom, very unlikely for a piece of cloth.
Some feel people must respect our national anthem, good. It is not the end of the world if someone doesn’t, it’s only a song.
Politicians the world over stand for the anthem and praise their county’s flag but have little respect for their country. Many politicians squander resources, non renewable resources and are okay with it. Citizens must be okay with it too as we stand by and let it happen. Often this is done for the sake of profits. How unpatriotic is that? Stand for the anthem today, ruin the country tomorrow.
Perhaps our fallen soldiers did die for the flag, because if they died for the country they are surely being disrespected by politicians, big business and many of their countrymen.
The fight for freedom is one that was fought in vain. Our freedoms are slowly being eroded as time goes on. A person is free to build on property they own, as long as they bought a permit to build. Many more examples could be stated but I’ll keep this short. Perhaps it should be called paydom, not freedom.
Yes I support our troops, just not the government who sends them into harms way. Yes I’m thankful all the soldiers who gave their lives so we could have our way of life today. I had a grandfather I’ve never met because he died in WW one, it would have been nice to see what he was like. So when I say Thanksgiving and Remembrance day are overrated, it’s not that I am not appreciative, I am. One day a year for being thankful and remembering is simply not enough.
Until next time, I’ll be out and around.
My thoughts on a variety of subjects, not meant to be controversial but perhaps bringing ideas to light that possibly would go unthought of.