Today is Armistice Day & yesterday was Remembrance Sunday & has become way too common there have been numerous stories in the mainstream news media about how former military servicemen permanently injured in active are getting screwed by the current Tory government’s program to dismantle the welfare state, yet the bulk of the mainstream news media who run such stories about former injured military servicemen getting screwed by the Tories ‘welfare reform’ program are the same news media outlets who continuously attack Jeremy Corbyn who if elected PM would ensure former servicemen don’t get such a fucking raw deal.
As per fucking usual with every Remembrance Sunday commemoration at the Cenotaph in London since Jeremy Corbyn has attended as the leader of the Labour Party, there have been the fucking monotonous indignatios bitching in sections of the Tory press about Corbyn showing disrespect by not bowing low enough for their liking or for not wearing a large enough poppy or whatever, but of course no mention from those same news media outlets that he has often chosen to go speak to military veterans after the Remembrance Sunday commemorations at the Cenotaph rather then attend lunch laid on at Buckingham Palace for VIP dignitaries etc.
Of course there’s always going to be the game of mass distraction with the Tory press by shooting the messenger then acknowledging the message as a means of conditioning the masses, yeah no mention that Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t want to see servicemen trained up to go kill then cast aside like dog turd when they’ve outlived their usefulness in the imperialist misadventures which recent governments have entangled the British military in, nah its all about the depth of his bow & the size of his poppy & ignorant gammon fuckwits lap this shit up. Fuck me some gammon wouldn’t be happy even if Jeremy Corbyn wore a blimp sized poppy, of course there’s no talking to ignorant gammon that many military servicemen particularly in regards to those who served in the Second World War fought for the right of individuals to in fact chose whether to wear a red poppy in their lapel or not in the run up Remembrance Sunday & Armistice Day, oh & if you do chose to wear a poppy in your lapel in the run up to Remembrance Sunday & Armistice Day don’t you dare wear the LGBTQ rainbow poppy, ah yes far-right gammon fuckwits seem to have been triggered somewhat on social-media in recent weeks by people wearing the LGBTQ rainbow poppy maybe because it’s a reminder that military servicemen aren’t all angry young men wanting go kill Muslims.
I often feared as with the Union Jack that the far-right has attempted to hijack the poppy or at least there’s been pressure upon us all to have an absolute undying love & reverence for the military & never daring to question the wars they are sent to fight. I should state here that I’m no pacifist, I do think there are wars which are justified just that many of the wars within my own lifetime haven’t been justified, endless fucking wars in the Middle East have been endless wars for oil orchestrated by the Military Industrial Complex & isn’t it ironic that gammon get all gung-ho about killing Muslims because they ignorantly buy into all the propaganda bullshit about Islam being the greatest threat to western civilisation as a front for these wars not knowing the Military Industrial Complex responsible for such propaganda as an excuse for wars to fatten their wallets are part of the same neoliberal capitalist hierarchy shitting upon gammon from a great height something which Jeremy Corbyn wants to put a stop to!
I’d imagine many servicemen who’ve had to march off to war have possibly hoped by them having had to march off to war that future generations wouldn’t have to, well the best means to honour those troops is to in fact avoid having to send troops off to war which exactly what Jeremy Corbyn ultimately wants to do, no more imperialist misadventures at the behest of the Military Industrial Complex, no more bombing poor countries to fucking smithereens to plunder their natural resources & then have ignorant gammon bitch endlessly about people from those counties risking their lives in attempt to migrate to our shores.