Preparatory Thread for Poppy Debate 2016


#1

Obviously this isn’t the thread for the debate itself, just a reminder that it’s coming up to that wonderful time of year and I think it’ll really help things along if we’ve all considered and prepared our positions beforehand.

Feel free to brainstorm and create rough drafts in here - no posts in this thread are to be considered the final opinions of anyone posting. Let’s make this the best ever annual poppy debate.


#2

am I more likely to get a lot of bites by pretending to be staunchly pro-poppy or anti-poppy in the forthcoming debate?


#3

Can we somehow link Movember AND poppy day this year? What a thread of confusion that would be <3


#4

Which city’s council will be accused of banning poppy selling this year?


#5

At secondary school I made a boy cry and go into a fit of rage after refusing to buy a poppy from him and explaining why. think we must have both been about 15.

didn’t speak to each other again until I bumped into him at the student union about 5 years later. turned out he went to the same uni as me.

pretty awkward.


#6

Was it because you’re really tight?


#7

Yes.


#8

Either will work I think, as long as you stick to the position 100% it should sufficiently rile a decent number of people.


#9

of course it was. I gave him a different explanation, obviously.


#10

My pretend position on the poppy debate should be

  • Anyone who wears a poppy actively endorses every negative act carried out by the British Army, making themselves accessories to the mass murder of innocent people
  • Anyone who does not wear a poppy is a traitor, and no better than the people leaving Britain to join ISIS

0 voters


#11

can we have a both option depending on who you’re talking to and if in fact you’ve forgotten or not to wear a poppy?!


#12

what about people who wear those white poppies who dont care about Our Boys On The Front Line


#13

Is this the right thread for mentioning that the main guy on that SAS programme on channel 4 is a right, right cunt


#14

get your bingo cards ready


#15

You could go with the angle that they’re trying to make remembrance day all about themselves. That would be a strong position to take.


#16

that sounds good yeah. its important to make it clear that everyone who decides to join the army is A Hero and not to be questioned at any time because We Cant Imagine What They Have Been Through


#17

That’s just missing something about white poppies (which I have never seen in real life and assume don’t actually exist).


#18

War - Bad.
Poppies - Good.
War poppies - somewhat problematic but if you want to support them that’s fine. But whether you do or you don’t, don’t have a go at people about their choice.


#19

Going for the reasonable approach, eh? We’ll see how that works out in a week or so.


#20

War - stupid
People - stupid
Love - nothing