The battle goes to the passionate, is so often the case
by New American
The battle goes to the passionate, is so often the case. Culture wars are no exception, and a handful of stories from the past week — involving the Islamization of the West — illustrate this point well.
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history,” George Orwell once noted. This brings us to the United Kingdom, where a Monday Express headline reads, “Schools teach Islamic history… but ignore 1066 and all that.” The issue is the new national curriculum, through which “teachers are being told pupils need not study British kings and queens, but must learn about early Islamic civilisation, Mayan culture or of Benin in west Africa,” the paper explains. It reports that the curriculum makes the “teaching of landmark events and personalities in British history ‘non-statutory.’” The Magna Carta, the reign of Elizabeth I, the Battle of Waterloo, the Napoleonic wars, Trafalgar, heroes such as Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington, and even the two world wars aren’t required to be taught by the government schools.