Respect is neither Religious nor Politcial

On 11th November every year, at 11:00 GMT, Britain fails silent for 2 minutes, to remember the amazing sacrifices made by servicemen and women in conflicts, both past and present, since the end of World War 1.


Armistice Day has always been very important to me. I am in absolute awe of these people. To put your life on the line for your family is one thing but to do it for your country is simply astounding.


I know I am very lucky to live in a country that has democracy and freedom of speech and it's all because of these very brave men and women.


That’s why in the past few years I have been increasing frustrated with this country ‘leaders.’
Armistice Day over recently years seems to have been the calling ‘cry of action’ for every jack-ass hated filled extremist group. They had come out of their maggot ridden woodwork and had been allowed to spew their hated filled crap whilst burning poppies.


I am very pleased to say that this year these ‘groups’ of morons have been banned.


I am all for freedom of speech but not at the expense of an entire country's wish for respect and dignity. There just has to be a line that cannot be crossed.


Armistice Day is also the day that a lot of professional ‘talkers’ on TV and in the media, get paid to spend the day discussing the pros and cons of ‘conflicts’ and whether we should have embarked into these conflicts in the first place.


Again, utter twaddle – Armistice Day is about remembrance and thanks to those individuals who fought, not whether or not you believe in the politics surrounding the conflicts.


This year, my friend and I had gone shopping and were ‘ladies who lunch’, but were mindful that wherever we were, we were going to take part in the 2 minute silence at 11 am.


We had gone to a shopping centre in a large city. At 10:58 a notice was announced over the tannoy system that 11:00 was approaching and it asked for everyone to prepare for the 2 minutes silence. At 11:00am the tannoy system announced the start of the two minutes.


The shopping centre is five storeys high and the scene was beautifully eerie. I felt like an extra in a horror film. Everyone had come out of the shops and assembled in the central part of the shopping centre and had stood totally quiet, with heads bowed.


I couldn’t help but take a moment and look around. There must have been people from every faith and religion represented there, within all the ‘colours’ of the world.


With so much negative media constantly being thrown at us about different faiths, cultures and religions supposedly being against each other, surely this picture shouldn’t have been possible?


Which brings me finally to this:
 I am SO pleased FIFA has been put back into its ‘corrupt little box'.
How dare they say that the England football players couldn’t wear shirts which have a little embroidered Poppy on them.
 Apparently it was because they didn’t want to start a precedent that could cause offense. Such as, if in the future they were to play Germany in a match. – which the Germany FA immediately retorted that they wouldn’t have a problem with it at all.


True respect is never religious or political and shouldn’t be twisted to be made so.


 

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  1. I really enjoyed reading this article Sarah. You have a gift for writing! Many folk have the ability to create messages such as this but only a very few have the ability to put their messages into words.....it IS a gift, and your blog really makes me 'sit up and take notice'!! You keep writing and i will continue reading!!

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  2. Ahhh thank you very much Bossy.
    Though you are more lovely than Bossy. Its always nice to receive positive comments and I am glad people are enjoying my ramblings.xxx

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