I’m not really sure how to word this post without sounding bad. Great start, I know. But with the election I’m a little off my game right now, and going for a walk today didn’t help at all. In fact, it made it worse. I am not happy with Vancouver right now.
The past few days Scott has been telling me that when he walks to and from work, which is a half hour walk each way, he has hardly seen anyone wearing a poppy.
I was like ” I’m sure people have and you just haven’t noticed”, but he swore it was true.
Today I went for a little half hour or so walk to do an errand, and decided to look at every person I could to see if they were wearing a poppy or not.
No joke, in that half hour, even in the store, I walked past well over a thousand people. I was walking in downtown Vancouver, and a few back roads. How many people did I see wearing a poppy?
Let that sink in for a moment.
Out of over a THOUSAND people (at least), and I made sure to look at as many people as I could, FIVE were wearing a poppy. Three white men and two white women.
What the fuck Vancouver?
I know the soldiers did not go to war because they wanted us to wear a poppy, but come on, show some respect.
Now not only am I so disappointed in America, but now I have to be disappointed in Vancouver as well?
I was also so disappointed that I only saw Caucasians wearing a poppy. In Vancouver I feel like a minority because most people that I see here are not white.
It felt like a bit of a slap in the face that no immigrants deemed it respectful to wear a poppy. If not for the soldiers, they would have no chance at living in this country. And that’s how they show their respect? Fuck off.
I am always the first to speak up and defend immigrants, but right now I am so pissed off that I know for the next little while I will not be defending like I usually do.
If I moved to another country I would be going out of my way to show respect for that country and it’s people in any way possible.
I’m not meaning this post to sound mean or racist or anything like that, because that is not who I am. But just the fact that such a popular and thriving city like Vancouver is showing no respect, when because of our soldiers, cities like this that welcome everyone can exist, it pisses me off.
Show some respect people. It’s really the VERY least that you can do.