Wayward Ditch Pig
Ever pause to consider why the legion needs to go this route?I would also like to repeat something that I mentioned above.
The poppies we're expected to wear are made by a for profit company, using actual prison labour where the prisoners are paid damn close to slavery wages (it was 6.90 a day as of the 2015 article I found) to assemble the cheap, single use plastic poppy that have somehow become our patriotism purity test. The Canadian Legion owns the trademark of the poppy whenever it's used for "rememberance" and no other entity can produce them "commercially" whether for profit or not for profit with numerous people creating and producing ecologically friendly versions having been sent cease and desist letters in recent years...to protect the profits of a company using modern slave labour to prey on our annual act of patriotism and rememberance.
Let that all sink in.
Consider why the Legion threatens Etsy shops with lawsuits to protect the profits of a modern slavemaster?Ever pause to consider why the legion needs to go this route?
The Legion is slowly dying. They have a massive problem. They don't receive any (or much) government funding, so their main income comes from legion members and the poppy drive.Consider why the Legion threatens Etsy shops with lawsuits to protect the profits of a modern slavemaster?
Absolutely. It's to protect the stream of donations that go to a damn good cause. But this returns to my larger point earlier about society not giving a **** about this the other 364 days a year. If we can't find a couple of millie for veterans without resorting to the modern version of slave labour....
Yeah, maybe Cherry should be yelling about this in between rememberance days like CH says immediately above.
Yeah, depends on local management.Legions are dying for sure.
I don't know about big cities, but here in Simcoe County it seems to be about which little town you are in...in my town the Legion does very little, one town over they are having events all the time.
I have ended up being a big supporter, mainly because they do things you can have fun at while supporting a good cause. It's a little strange always driving ten miles to one Legion while the one half a click away is usually empty.