Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"Surprised at the depth of feeling"

RSA members say many many people have been commenting about the "Chinese" poppies

Surprised at the depth of feeling

This time a few have obviously overstepped the mark abusing the poppy collectors over the Chinese made ones. There was no call for verbal abuse. The collectors are volunteers often with strong familial ties to those who served and lost loved ones.

I for one, firmly believe they should be made/assembled in New Zealand and it has nothing to do with xenophobia. I took a stand last year, making a more dignified protest and have not renewed my RSA membership over this matter.

At least I can be thankful they are not being made by the Japs, who have never said sorry for their WWII atrocities.

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