Skip to comments.UK history list leaves out Winston Churchill
Posted on 08/13/2008 8:34:38 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
LONDON: It seems that new history has completely forgotten one of Britain's tallest leaders Winston Churchill.
The wartime PM, who led Britain to victory in the World War II, failed to secure a place on the list of the most important people and events in UK history. In fact, Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale, Captain Cook and Sir Walter Raleigh also couldn't get into the "British" list though the Beatles found a place, the Sun reported.
A team of scholars working for the History Channel has compiled the comprehensive list for a television series.
“Team of scholars” — well you got your problem right there.
Gotta be Scrappleface, right??
This is also part of the problem:
“working for the History Channel”
Code for "over-educated morons"
“Captain Cook” over Winston Churchill...
Where exactly did these ‘scholars’ get their accreditation?
“A team of scholars “
‘Code for “over-educated morons”’
No, they said Cook didn't make the cut either.
This list is an atrocity, regardless.
Bunch of Piled Higher and Deepers!
No doubt they obtained honorary accreditation from one another.
Stick a fork in Old Blighty - She’s done.
I wonder how many Imams and muzzie terrorists made the list.
Churchhill’s frank observations about Islam might be the reason he was kept off the list:
WINSTON CHURCHILL ON ISLAM (1899)
How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!
Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.
The effects are apparent in many countries.
Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.
A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.
The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.
Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities - but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.
No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.
Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.
It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.
— Sir Winston Churchill (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899).
Who is on the list?
“comprehensive list” should be in scare quotes. For that matter, so should be “scholars.”
Since many people would list Churchill as the greatest man of the 20th century, one could only suppose the ones who made that list were total idiots or had some agenda. Probably the second.
“Code for “over-educated morons”
Or maybe over-schooled fools. This sort probably can’t be considered educated, just schooled.
Capt Cook was also NOT included in the list.
I love the “River War.” Churchill was one of the great historians who also made history, along with Caesar and T.R. (although I have never personally read any of the latter’s books).
Britain is no more.
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