Disrespect for the fallen

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by noauth, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. noauth

    noauth Guest

    Seen on Twitter

    This person has become a finalist in some photo competition and is calling on everyone she knows to vote for her.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/seeturtle/4088629157/

    Obviously this dirty slut doesn't appreciate the freedom that the brave men and woman have given her by serving and dying in wars.

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/canonphoto5/discuss/72157622647123773/#comment72157622778435342

    "On that note, its Dead Digger Day today. 1 minute silence at 11:00am and all that. "

    See Turtle is a fucking slut that should be executed
     
    noauth, Nov 11, 2009
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    Sylvia Else Guest

    My mother met my father after he'd being fighting in the Korean war (er,
    I mean police action). Had the war not occurred, it seems likely that
    the course of events would have been different, and they'd either not
    have met at all, or would have met at a different time. Either way, I'd
    probably never have been born.

    So perhaps I should be thanking those who started that war, rather than
    those who fought to defend western ideals in it. (Or perhaps I should be
    condemning them as interfering busy-bodies who caused me to have a life
    that I'm now stuck with for the duration. It's a question of perspective).

    The underlying problem with the notion of appreciating the sacrifices
    that occurred before one was born is that they are just a part of the
    totality of events that lead to one's conception. The bad guys played as
    much a role as the good guys.

    If someone makes the ultimate sacrifice to protect my freedoms while I'm
    alive, then I will appreciate it. But those who came before my birth are
    merely part of history.

    Sylvia.
     
    Sylvia Else, Nov 18, 2009
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  3. noauth

    Hunter Guest


    No, they are not still living, but many of those who fought along-side
    them are, and I think that the respect should translate. So you do agree
    that those that are still living who did fight to keep Oz from being
    invaded deserve all the respect they're due? I mean what you and I do in
    life will never compare to what they went through, and most did it as
    volunteers to prevent Australia from being invaded. It'd be pretty
    heartless and cold to say "so what, **** 'em" as some people do.

    Amazingly a good percentage with that callous attitude claim to be
    humanitarians, without even realising they've made it very clear that
    they're anything but, have no sense of empathy and really just like to
    claim titles to make them feel good about themselves even though they
    really have no compassion for anyone but themselves except in a lip
    service capacity.
     
    Hunter, Nov 29, 2009
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    Sylvia Else Guest

    Note that this thread is entitled "Disrepect for the fallen". People who
    are still living are not fallen, and did not "make the ultimate
    sacrifice to protect my freedoms."

    Sylvia.
     
    Sylvia Else, Nov 29, 2009
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