Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Anzac Day 2007

Should i march? Dunno.


Should i celebrate the loss of my father? These days, should I encourage the notion that Fathers should be killed to glorify the peculiar and personal aims of politicians? Dunno.


Should I march for the multitude of children with fathers lost? Dunno.

All I know is that the ramifications of war exist within generations far beyond the comprehension of the limited notions of politicians.

8 comments:

JahTeh said...

I'm beginning to feel that the day has been hi-jacked for political purposes instead of remembrance.

Anonymous said...

No, JT, the day is bigger than short term political purposes.wppghrs

Anonymous said...

um, that was me, Davo .. am signed in to another blogger persona at Davo's Flicks at this time. Who am I, where am I ?? GAAAAHH!

Davo said...

sorry about that.. bit problematical when trying to cope with two websites and three blogs.

Davo said...

JT, ANZAC day has a resonance far beyond any "political purpose". Oh yes, they can, and will, use it .. but looking at images of the youngsters who actually travel to Gallipoli, stand on the ground, feel the ethos, and begin to understand that BOTH sides lost many men, but gained an idea .. gives me hope.

Davo said...

and we must always remember that Ataturk also forged a new nation from it.

Davo said...

The British commanders of that time LOST that battle.

I wonder how Iraq will be remembered.

Davo said...

Also, continuing with the ANZAC ethos, it WAS a very successful withdrawal.