Anzac Day

  • April 25, 2013

woundedsoldierI’m always ambivalent about Anzac day.

Unthinking jingoism sucks, but at the same time I do respect people who fight bravely for things they believe in. Even when those things later turn out to be based on lies, the good intentions and bravery are still worth recognising. 

We should have a rule, though, that the only politicians who are permitted to mention Anzac day, or speak at a dawn service, are ones who have personally fought in a war. That’d clear the air of a lot of patriotic bullshit.

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