Remembrance day: See, there were the bad guys, and our grandpas were the good guys, who went and fought them so YOU could be free. War is such a wonderful thing- oh no- I didn’t really say that out loud. War is bad, bad, bad, naughty! Naughty boys running around with big expensive dangerous toys, hurting each other. Only there was no kind daycare teacher to take the toys away form them and make them stand in the corner. War is bad, bad! Remember how bad war is- lets look at these glamorous old black and white photos and movies of these gorgeous handsome young blond boys who went off to FIGHT AND BE BRAVE AND KICK ASS just like action heros in Hollywood. Let’s not talk about the profits and the corruption, let’s not talk about booming industries and happy happy ugly capitalists with beautiful shiny golden money pouring into their pockets while those handsome stern young men were being mutilated and killed. Let’s not talk about the racism which pervaded every corner of the world, including Canada, let’s not talk about refugees and poverty – let’s just look at all these pictures of all these pretty shiny good boys fighting those other nasty ones, all to make these wonderful stories and oscar-winning films, all about Bad War. War is bad! Bad War! Go away War! oh- whoops- we’re doing war right now! What a funny coincidence! And the enemies this time round are are evil too! Can you believe that! EVIL EVIL EVERYWHERE! ALL THE TIME! We have to FIGHT THEM ALL! WITH OUR BIG SHINY TOYS! SUCH FUN! BLAST THEM! JUST LIKE HOLLYWOOD! So many amazing films, all winning oscars- all proof of how BRAVE AND GOOD we are and how NASTY AND EVIL those others are. Whoever they are. Let’s take another poppy. And let’s make an opium pie with it.