It's that time of year again when those of us who are opposed to a world dominated by war have to think about what symbol, if any, we're going to attach to ourselves.
Certainly Jon Snow seems to have taken against it and will wear no poppy, whilst others prefer to sport a white poppy in memory of the fallen, but as a clearer statement for peace. Others still wear both red and white - although personally I've never quite understood what that's about.
Anyway, it's one of those questions I feel quite agnostic on. I can't personally feel that if every member of the war parties are wearing red poppies with pride in the House that it's something wholesome and progressive, but I've always been concerned that the white version might be a little, umm, purist for me. I'm not a pacifist - I just happen to think all the wars currently being waged are bollocks.
So I'm holding a poll "Do you partake of the poppy?" (right hand column) to help get a clearer idea of where people stand. You don't seem to see many white poppies around these days so maybe they're going out of fashion...
A few links;
- First we have new Green blog Green St Albans.
- I was asked to highlight Cause Cast which looks a bit like YouTube but for right on stuff.
- And then there's the new Obama run website Change.
And finally, a really, really beautiful song.