Skip to comments.Report: 1 in 4 Britons Think Winston Churchill Never Existed
Posted on 02/04/2008 11:00:52 AM PST by atomic conspiracy
One in four Britons don't believe wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill existed, according to a recent survey. Churchill is compared to Florence Nightingale and Sir Walter Raleigh, seen by many survey respondents as a mythical person, the London Daily Mail reported Monday. The survey, conducted with 3,000 respondents to test their general knowledge, reported other historical figures such as Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi, Cleopatra and the Duke of Wellington were made up for books and films, the Mail reported. The survey, by UKTV Gold, also found that Sherlock Holmes was a real person.
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We don't have anything on the Brits in this area though. Just yesterday I was talking to a very young (19) employee at our place, a National Guardsman and a fairly bright kid in most respects. He did not know whether the Civil War or World War 2 occurred first or whether the Russians were allies or enemies in the latter struggle. He also thought that exhaust from jet planes destroyed the ozone (layer) and that this was the alleged cause of global warming. He had no idea what "ozone" is. He thought it was something like a layer of the atmosphere between the "N" and the "P" zones.
The kicker? His mother is a science teacher in our
yokel local schools.
Wow...I didn’t realize Britain had fallen so far, so fast. I wonder how many of these “Britons” that were surveyed were actually born there.
“The kicker? His mother is a science teacher in our yokel local schools.”
And it’s his mother’s fault he’s such an idiot.
As far as England goes, the Empire has died - last one leaving can turn out the lights. No wait, someone already did.
It’s called “THE 21ST CENTURY DARK AGES”
Winston Churchill - Hoax, or Fiction? LOL...Pitifull that the 20th century’s GREATEST person has come to this.
So? 1 in 4 Americans believes in the Global Warming fantasy.
BUT..on the bright side - those 25% ignorant Brits are probably illegal Muslim immigrants from the colonies.
Even I KNOW how Churchill and the brave RAF pilots faced the might of the Nazi in the Battle of Britain alone in 1940... Most of western Europe fell and USA wasn't even in the war yet...
My guess? The government schools are too busy teaching kids that homosexuality is OK and how to respect the Muslim religion...
“The Last Lion” by Manchester. A must read for any Freeper who hasn’t . . .
But, in the really important stuff, I bet he could tell you who got kicked off the Survivor Island last week.
Among a sad abundance of other subjects, serious history is not taught in most US schools. Students may be fed a PC pap called history that tries to make some minority participants in history whose role was insignificant co-equal with major players, but little serious history.
That is nothing.
I remember about ten years ago, a good friend of mine showed me a note from a HS kid that he hires once in a while to help out in the yard. The note was atrociously filled with misspelled words and bad language structure explaining why the boy couldn't help out that day.
Then my friend said BOTH of his parents teach at HS and one of them is an English teacher... Very sad
(I feel like I'm gonna cry...)
Just more proof that factual history is not being taught in schools anymore. It’s more important to study how to get a rubber on a cucumber or how to be P.C. with Muslim terrorists.....
Maybe 1/4 of Brits are not real Brits (of the Anglo-Saxon variety) but recent immigrants?
If I lived in contemporary Britain, where polygamists are entitled to claim multiple welfare benefits per spouse and where The Three Little Pigs is ruled ineligible for a government award lest it offend Muslims, I’d be inclined to believe Richard the Lionheart, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill never existed, too. — Mark Steyn
‘1 in 4 Britons Think Winston Churchill Never Existed ‘
Yeah, and the Welsh are really irish that can’t swim.
“So? 1 in 4 Americans believes in the Global Warming fantasy.”
Well, I don’t think Al Gore is a real person. He looks like an animatronic robot, one of the early ones.