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Is Great Britain No More?

A few posts below, I linked to an article that reported a quarter of Britons don't realize that Winston Churchill was a real person. Today Bryan at Hot Air has a compelling post about the Islamifiction of Great Britain. One day Britons will wake up and realize their once great country no longer exists. That is if they haven't come to that realization already.

If Britons haven't learned about or no longer remember the evils of Nazism and Churchill's role in defeating it, the phrase "never again" doesn't mean anything to them. This could explain why Britain, and the rest of Europe for that matter, isn't pushing back hard against the Islamic extremism that's slowly enveloping the country.


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They need to call themselve... (Below threshold)
The Listkeeper:

They need to call themselves Not So Great Britain now...

Oh, and most Brits believe ... (Below threshold)
The Listkeeper:

Oh, and most Brits believe that "Islamification" is a myth based in sensationalism.

Most of em don't know how to do a population trends analysis.

"Londonistan"Great... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

"Londonistan"

Great book!

Result of the Nanny-State. ... (Below threshold)
Arthur:

Result of the Nanny-State. People expect to state to provide everything, so they're willing to do nothing. Including standing up for themselves.

Those who forget their hist... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it . . .

Mitchell... or 50 years fro... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

Mitchell... or 50 years from now Americans will think that George W. Bush was a cartoon character, like Elmer Fudd.

Crickmore: "Mitchell... or ... (Below threshold)
Drago:

Crickmore: "Mitchell... or 50 years from now Americans will think that George W. Bush was a cartoon character, like Elmer Fudd."

Given that our public schools (end "Education" establishment) are rigidly controlled by liberals, this is almost a certainty, along with the continuing and accelerating counterintuitive truth that public school funding will continue to increase with academic results inversely related to that funding.

When you talk of teachers I... (Below threshold)
RAW:

When you talk of teachers I think of some good and some bad, I also think way too much time and money is being spent on sports. The coaches are being payed double what regular teachers are being payed, gym class unless you are on a team could care less about the regular student. There are alot of things the schools could be doing but are not like teaching speed reaing in first grade and the Sulivan way of teaching seem too work better. Just some of my thoughts.

They might as well replace ... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

They might as well replace RUE BRIATNIA and GOD SAVE THE QUEEN with DOG AND BUTTERFLY and AGE OF AQUARIUS

Britain ... (Below threshold)
Ragnell:

Britain isn't the only European country that fails to teach history to their general population. I've taught a large number of exchange students from France and Germany who showed poor understanding of their own history and culture. For example, German students who failed to recognize the name, Bismarck, and French students who failed to recognize the leaders of the initial French Revolution. Of greater concern was their lack of background in the fundamentals of democratic thought. Of course this is my impression, and not verified by an actual study. It would be interesting to see some actual research on the situation. Frankly, if this impression does represent their national pattern, I've wondered whether if this significant educational gap was an intentional decision.

In comparison, in the U.S., I've experienced alarming debates with various individuals working in our curriculum development. Points of disagreement tended to revolve around their desire to eliminate topics such as the Enlightenment (foundational philosophers behind the development of our constitution) as well as approximately 75% of the teaching content of Western History and culture.




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