Oh, boy, is it Rant Time! It is so far into Rant Time, that I'm fixing to go into overtime. Overkill. something Way Over The Top!
I'm so mad I'm sputtering! Read this:
"Schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, a Government backed study has revealed. It found some teachers are reluctant to cover the atrocity for fear of upsetting students whose beliefs include Holocaust denial. "
What in the name of Hell is going on? "upsetting students?" When did the English education system ever worry about "upsetting students?" Students are there to be EDUCATED! Hello! The inmates have taken over the asylum.
This is taking place in England. IN ENGLAND!!!
England. Country of the Magna Carta. Of Richard the Lionheart. Of Henry V at Agincourt. Of Queen Elizabeth I facing down the Spaniards. Of Queen Victoria. Of Dunkirk.
And now, they will throw all that away to avoid offending Muslims?
I am very sorry to see these words coming off my keyboard, but, if Muslims are offended by the history of the country to which they have immigrated, or their parents have immigrated, then let them go back to the Middle East, and be damned to them! Why should proud England deny her history to appease (yes, APPEASE, and we saw during WWII how well that worked, didn't we?) people whose religion teaches them LIES. God damn it! Those are Their lies, not Ours.
One of the most outstanding and endearing characteristics of the English is stubborn courage in the face of impossible odds. Death before dishonour. Honi soit qui mal y pense.
"There'll always be an England
And England shall be free
If England means as much to you
As England means to me."
May as well flush that one.
"Rule, Britannia! Britannia, rule the waves!
Britons never, never, never shall be slaves!"
That one, too.
My father fought in WWII, in the R. A. F.
Well, Dad, your country is saying, "Screw you! We don't care that you risked your life to stop the menace of Hitler from taking over our Island Fortress. We are dumping your Finest Hour to make way for Muslims."
Oh, and to make it even better:
"There is also resistance to tackling the 11th century Crusades - where Christians fought Muslim armies for control of Jerusalem - because lessons often contradict what is taught in local mosques."
Why should the Muslims be offended by the history of the Crusades? Newsflash, people....
My mother told me that she and my father had a suicide pact. If Hitler had won the war, they would have killed themselves rather than live under Nazism.
El Capitan is right:
"The UK has been "done" for so long you can't even stick a fork in it anymore. There's not enough substance to hold the tines up."
With thanks to the Baboon Pirate for the news link.
For the first time since my dad died in 1996, I am glad he is gone, and didn't live to see this day!