Monday, November 11, 2019
Canadian student gets it. Refuses to abet theft of valor
Canadian student suspended from school for "hate speech" after refusing to wear a "rainbow" poppy as directed by a teacher. -Link
The student explained that red poppies honor the blood and sacrifice made by millions of Commonwealth soldiers and that she would not be able to look the veterans in her family in the eye if she dishonored them by equating their sacrifices with the inconveniences brought about by choosing a gay lifestyle.
The British Empire suffered a million dead and two million wounded during WWI, the war that spawned the poem On Flander's Field and indelibly associated the sacrifices of soldiers and RED poppies.
There is undoubtedly more to the story but the administration, nominally adults, had non-existent de-escalation skills.