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Memorial Day

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IN FLANDERS FIELDS

John McCrae, 1915.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


  • Flanders Fields, while a well-known poem in its day, is a sentimeltalization of the slaughter of WWI, in which the dead encourage still more slaughter. It’s also inferior poetry. If you want a good WWI poem for Memorial Day, try something from Owen or Asssoon.

  • Jason Babcock

    Maybe if people started fighting back, cops wouldn’t be so fast to kick down a door. Maybe the judge should be hung for sogning a warrent without proper information. SWAT was supposed to be for hostage and high risk situations, not pot. More raides are of the wrong house, or nothing is found.

  • tom browne

    they get money to swat raid. having a swat unit that sits around doing nothing is not productive. they need to raid and kill. raid and kill … raid and kill … raid and kill …innocent people ? nobody is innocent.

    • Reev Jax

      Swat guys are just normal cops you know. They don’t sit around waiting to do a raid. They are either at work already or get called in for stuff like that

  • ben dover

    The PIGS need 2 di

  • ben dover

    D#ad corrupt cops can do no harm

  • Cranky McPants

    “Police and the judges who empower them to raid the homes of poor people, may wish to consider that in these homes live real people.”

    The Police could not care less about who lives in what houses. Poor people are just target practice for today’s militarized police. As long as they don’t start indiscriminately raiding the homes of the rich, the police can pretty much do as they wish in America.

  • Craig Oxford

    I just want to tell these idiot wanna bes. Come to my house with no knock raid and find out what veteran stands for.

    • Michael Cannon

      They’ll gladly kill you too, and laugh about it, the “heroes”. Should you somehow survive, I’ll gladly be on your jury so I can send you home.

  • Chris

    End the War on Drugs!