There are times when I read the Telegraph online and scratch my head totally perplexed. The latest article to render me thus is one on the teaching of history.
I know history is a difficult subject to teach. I remember hours of tedium taking down dictated notes when I was at school. We didn't have worksheets where you coloured in Anne Boleyn's hair-cap, we just wrote and wrote and learned and learned.
However, nobody shied away from provocative subjects. We were not given a politically correct watered down version for universal consumption where everyone's a winner. There were baddie nations, goodie nations, baddie religions, baddie kings and lots of dates. Today, teachers are avoiding teaching certain subjects because, for example, in the case of the Crusades, the balanced approach taught in schools challenges what is taught in local mosques.
I sit scratching and wondering whether these teachers are merely lily-livered baby-sitters or the most pathetic examples of what has become a national disgrace; liberal pc infiltration of teaching. The Communists re-wrote history, your average dictator re-writes the bits that concern him; democracies lauding free speech do NOT (except to give both sides).
Why is causing possible offense so bad, anyway? Surely, discussion, respectful debate and participation helps each side to understand the other. They may not agree, but dialogue helps both sides feel integrated, their opinions heard.
Why is everyone so scared? The Labour Government has a lot to answer for because it is under them that policitical correctness and feminazism has been allowed to expand and destroy much of what was good in society. People are more suspicious of their neighbours than ever before, white males are society's bad guys, boys in general are considered a nuisance and the government is pandering to all the loonier lobbyists.
Come on people, wake up. You already have no more pensions to look forward to thanks to that thief Gordon Brown (although I'm sure his is safe!), don't let the lack of education of your children jeopardise the country's future! Without a clear understanding of history; a learning of its lessons, we are doomed to repeat the same mistakes. Get the bastards OUT!