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On 29/10/2022 at 11:15, 10menwent2mow said:

Not that anyone has got a 'right' to remembrance as everyone does so in different ways, I've always thought that if a club did, it was Hearts. The Dons used to have a plaque thing in the RDS concourse, it's years since I've been in the RDS so not sure if it's still there. The whole idea of we care more than you loses the whole point of it, which for me is contemplation of what people gave up rather than an image of triumphalism, which is what seems to eminate from down govan way. 

I live near Haymarket so some years I'll pop round the corner to the remembrance service at the Hearts memorial. The whole proceedings are still very much focussed on the 1914 team and suitably solemn as opposed to a celebration of our brave boys in the gulf (or wherever). I remember Gary Locke reading the last letter from the trenches of one of the players to his wife and it was genuinely moving. Possibly the best thing Locke ever did as Hearts manager.

I think the club gets it about right although I could see how outsiders might think that we slightly overdo it.

Interestingly  Orestis "Kio" Kiomourtzoglou is, as far as I know, the first German to play for Hearts 106 years after the battle of the Somme which goes to show that you can only hold a grudge for so long.

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This guff popped up on my FB timeline this morning. Not directly poppy related but CL indicative of the same mentality.

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Aye, we don’t care enough to pay more taxes so you can receive healthcare for your PTSD. We don’t care enough to demand accountability from the politicians who lied to send you to war in the first place. But we care enough to like and share a picture on Facebook. 
 

You’re welcome. 

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Can’t be arsed scrolling through 200 odd pages but was it here or another thread where there was pictures of football mascots with stupid grins on their faces and poppys trying to look solemn an respectful but instead just looking rediculous.
 

More of this please. It was very amusing. 

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32 minutes ago, Merkie84 said:

Can’t be arsed scrolling through 200 odd pages but was it here or another thread where there was pictures of football mascots with stupid grins on their faces and poppys trying to look solemn an respectful but instead just looking rediculous.
 

More of this please. It was very amusing. 

 

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8 hours ago, Merkie84 said:

Can’t be arsed scrolling through 200 odd pages but was it here or another thread where there was pictures of football mascots with stupid grins on their faces and poppys trying to look solemn an respectful but instead just looking rediculous.
 

More of this please. It was very amusing. 

The whole poppy season is red - iculous

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To have my wee annual moment of seriousness.....

This year's genuine poignancy comes in the form of All Quiet on the Western Front (available on Netflix). Truly a horrible, harrowing watch.

Once again, watching that gives you a much less than "glorious" idea of what was faced by countless millions of young men in Europe.

How we have turned that into what we have today is point of genuine shame. We should be absolutely embarrassed.

Remembrance has gone from a "never let it happen again" sentiment to a glorification. Probably the best evidence you will get that humans can't and won't change.

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