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safebruv broke the silence with this:
It's what the dead would want
Time to get a targeted bullying campaign underway I think. You round up the posse, I'll fetch the fiery torches.
Do you accept @UKParliament's apology?
Yes - it was an honest mistake
No - this is not good enough
I could see she was ranting at me, so I took my headphones off and calmly apologised. She shouted "not good enough" so I said "what can I do to make things better" to which she retorted "nothing!".
What exactly was going on here? Were you trying to brush your bag against a particular lady's bag or are you a lady yourself?
Like when I accidentally drive the wrong way round a car park and some guy hasa massive rant at me and all I can see is his stupid, angry face :D
Minor confusion or delays can cause some people to go apopleptic with rage. It is always tempting to stop and get out and kindly ask what the problem is, or if there is a problem with my car. What are they going to do? They will have to explain you have gone the wrong way round a car park, hopefully a face to face encounter will put their rage into some perspective (I admit there is a small possibility of getting battered)
Who am I supposed to aim this fury at? A collection of buildings? This is ridiculous.
Not too soon, too awful. Sorry. Should definitely have abandoned reply.
there for epimer as he had to wait 2 minutes to post again
If you piss other people off then it may be a bad thing, but if you don't piss off other people then it does not mean that you are being disrespectful etc.
Before the falklands war I witnessed many people who would religeously wear poppies and go silent, but then they were all up for the falklands war and seemed genuinely gleeful and happy that the uk was off on a righteous warry jaunt........as in the past, post the falklands war (despite its limited carnage) there were servicemen who were not adequetly cared/provided for in a way that was needed following armed conflict, so to me it would seem that even poppy wearing silence observers, are not necessarly paying due homage and respect to what has happened concerning the WWI casualties.
Keeping a 2 minute silence does not seem to ensure that soldiers 'fighting for governments policies' are adequetly cared for, subsequent to armed conflict......Im not going to break the silence in front of others who may have really deep feelings and had trauma, and thus possibly upset them, but Im not necessarily going to observe the silence at that exact time, if I were away from others. I will and do reflect, at length, about the casualties of wars (specifically WWI originally) and note that since all WWI veterens are now dead, and that it is largely accepted that their lives were mostly wasted or given cheaply for little tangible benefit (on the whole), then the best way to honour them is to avow that lives are not considered so cheaply in the future by reflecting on such matters, not just on a particular annual date, but when it matters most.....when we are considering a course of action that will involve our armed forces, or indeed our inaction at times of violent unrest elsewhere.
It is 'supposed' or claimed that the UK gov always has this as uppermost in its mind......this may be true, or not....we will always debate this......but it is better to debate this and consider it properly before action, rather than consider it AFTER the action, in the form of (pointless) recrimination (e.g. like against tony blair......unless you consider that by prosecuting him you might prevent future uneccessary conflict, but this is unlikely)
Whenever there is the prospect of the UK having a conflict, we must be very very careful to ensure that we are not talking or forming opinions out of pride or other value that does not weigh the same as human life or sanity (you may think this is not a problem, but for the falklands people WERE proud, they WERE rooting for our side (I was rooting for our side too, but with trepidation of people dying and regret that the invasion was not prevented by having given heed to extreme and advanced warnings about the Argentinian governments intent)
You hear angry kneejerk comments everyday like 'why don't we just go bomb the fuckers' when people hear the news......to me that is like breaking the 2 minutes silence, it is not honouring the WWI dead, its escalatory (unless done skillfully. surgically and in certain circumstances where there is a clear objective that will be achieved)
"so to me it would seem that even poppy wearing silence observers, are not necessarly paying due homage" for me.
breaking or not breaking the 2 minute silence' ? when there are far more important and practical ways of honouring (or dishonouring) their memory.
If, whenever people 'remembered' they renewed their vows to try to prevent needless suffering, and considered how their actions/inactions might best suit these vows, then lives 'given' would not have been so wastefully lost.
by the username at the foot of the post.
that as the automated tweet was at 11:01 if Parliament had just said in their official statement that they realised that this automated tweet was about to send itself but could not do anything about it as they had stopped work to observe the 2 minutes silence they could have spun this a bit better.