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    So im watching this live report on the BBC about the 65th D-day remembrance day or whatever and you see these ancient veterans standing in the cold rain reliving their trauma's, and everybody is acting like thats a good thing.

    Personally i think its cruel and counterproductive, rehashing the stuff that happened 65 years ago gets in the way of European development, we should move on and leave this episode behind us.

    any ideas ?
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    For many of them, that era was the best time of their lives. Many of them can't STOP re-hashing it.

    As far as inter- and intra-national levels of cooperation, community, focus, and purpose...it's hard to find another comparable era.
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    yeah but i mean, no hard feelings but i just dont care.

    dont get me wrong, i had family fighting in Normandy too.
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    The youngest vets there are probably 82 or 83. Just outwait it. Same way you did with armistice day.

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    dude we fought harder then the americans did in 44.
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    Hard fighting =/= good fighting.

    I for one am all in favour of comemmorating D-day, and in particular in forcing people like Lebell to remember that it happened. That's the whole point of remembrance ceremonies, to force people who would rather forget history to acknowledge that it did indeed happen, and will likely happen again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebell
    So im watching this live report on the BBC about the 65th D-day remembrance day or whatever and you see these ancient veterans standing in the cold rain reliving their trauma's, and everybody is acting like thats a good thing.
    I'm pretty sure every last one of them wanted to be there.

    Personally i think its cruel and counterproductive, rehashing the stuff that happened 65 years ago gets in the way of European development, we should move on and leave this episode behind us.

    any ideas ?
    Wait, very patiently and politely, until all the veterans you saw on TV have passed away. Then we can revisit your idea.

    As for 'getting in the way of European development', well I don't want Europe to develop into an enormous attempted re-run of the Holy Roman Empire but with the church replaced with a highly corrupt and authoritarian form of Socialism.

    It doesn't do people too much harm to be reminded that there are still men alive today, from many countries, who had to jump out of aeroplanes and run up fortified beaches, often directly into machine gun fire, to rescue Europe from exactly that in the '40s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebell
    So im watching this live report on the BBC about the 65th D-day remembrance day or whatever and you see these ancient veterans standing in the cold rain reliving their trauma's, and everybody is acting like thats a good thing.

    Personally i think its cruel and counterproductive, rehashing the stuff that happened 65 years ago gets in the way of European development, we should move on and leave this episode behind us.

    any ideas ?
    It's threads like these that remind me of how staggeringly self-centered you are.

    "I don't like this. We should get rid of it"

    If that were true, you wouldn't be here.

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    I'm more interested in when Americans will stop holding cryathons every time 9/11 rolls past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebell
    So im watching this live report on the BBC about the 65th D-day remembrance day or whatever and you see these ancient veterans standing in the cold rain reliving their trauma's, and everybody is acting like thats a good thing.

    Personally i think its cruel and counterproductive, rehashing the stuff that happened 65 years ago gets in the way of European development, we should move on and leave this episode behind us.

    any ideas ?
    In what way exactly is this slowing down european decelopment?

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