Don't know if this would fit here but, I saw this on a World War One thread. Just goes to show how people don't realize what we Canadians did in the Great War.

I am extremely interested in history.
I do not think that it is cool to wear military clothing.

I think that subjectively driven assumptions are not the way to convey your message.

For myself personally;

I have a great deal of respect for the men who sacrificed their lives during WW1 and WW2. They were men (as well as boys in some cases) who left everything without knowing if they would ever return home to our beautiful country. They did this to protect the freedoms we all share and enjoy today. They were fighting against a defined enemy. I respect them and their sacrifice. I will never forget them.

Fast forward to today, I do not feel this same level of respect. Over the past few decades the "enemy" is no longer defined. We now bomb and fight ideology. You cannot eliminate an ideology through the means of which we are trying to do it. All it breeds is more chaos and instability in those areas.

I respect your point of view by the way, I just wanted to point out that not everyone fits into the image your message conveys.

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