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I read in a book about how the Britain's birth rate is really low, 1.62 or along the lines of that, and it's really low because of something with their gov't set up. Muslims, however, still have 12 kids a family and are outnumbering the Britains. Maybe that's why this is happening. Psst, don't hang me, hang the author!
If a parent has an objection to part of the curriculum they should have the chance to remove their child from that lesson. They get this option with sex education so why not cultural differences in history. I don't think teaching of history should change because of the make up of the school.
The act that some school are folding to the pressure is still reprehensible to me. Neglecting the role of history in ones life neglects the root cause of the present situation of the relations between radical Moslem's and the West, the way the black people are treated in the US and many, many other social issues on which dialog, not confrontation, is needed.
Quote from: Nobody's Confidant on 07/05/2008 13:14:13I read in a book about how the Britain's birth rate is really low, 1.62 or along the lines of that, and it's really low because of something with their gov't set up. Muslims, however, still have 12 kids a family and are outnumbering the Britains. Maybe that's why this is happening. Psst, don't hang me, hang the author!I know plenty of Moslems and none of them has got 12 kids. The majority have 3-4.
It was 2.5 but it does go up and down from time to time.
Quote from: Nobody's Confidant on 07/05/2008 13:14:13I read in a book about how the Britain's birth rate is really low, 1.62 or along the lines of that, and it's really low because of something with their gov't set up. Muslims, however, still have 12 kids a family and are outnumbering the Britains. Maybe that's why this is happening. Psst, don't hang me, hang the author!Quote from: Nobody's ConfidantSo they still out number you.Get a new book.
So they still out number you.
Come on guys what chance has anyone got of ignoring the Holocaust. We are bombarded with reminders almost on a daily basis, there have been films, documentaries, songs, poems, personal accounts and even protests, so the chances of this topic falling into the unwritten history department has long since gone.
I know you have probably read this somewhere, and you probably do not realise how badly your initial post offends the majority of people in the United Kingdom and other Countries that were involved in the war. When you mention Britain as a whole, please redirect your comments towards the government and not the people of Britain who all remember the losses in the war and many have families that witnessed it at first hand.Politicians might want to forget. But the British People will have long memories of their betrayal.
May I dispell a few myths about the Rwanda situation.I was living in Uganda when the Rwanda civil war exploded and was a frequent visitor to that country. I was, in fact, actually in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, when the whole place went "tits up". Seeing murderous, baying crowds with machetes and other weapons rampaging through the streets, hacking at anyone who got in their way, was a bit unnerving.The UK government was pressing for troops from other African countries to be sent in to stop the fighting. Uganda & Tanzania had troops ready on the borders, but the UN prevaricated and insisted on trying to find a diplomatic solution. Anyone actually on the ground there could have told them that there was no chance whatsoever of such a solution as there wasn't really anyone in charge of the mobs who could say "Stop".Belgium acted by sending in a small contingent of paratroopers to assist foreigners leaving the country (Rwanda used to be a Belgian colony and still had a large diplomatic presence at the time). That is possibly the only time in my life I've been pleased to see a Belgian. One has to consider, though, the logistics of sending in peace-keeping troops. Rwanda may only be a small country, but it is very densely populated (I believe Rwanda and neighbouring Burundi are the most densely populated African countries). There was violence in practically every corner of the land. Even small, remote villages were not immune. It would have taken an enormous number of troops to quell the violence. Sending in too small a contingent would have served only to put those troops at excessive risk. The inter-tribal tension between Tutsi & Hutu had been brewing for many years. A few troops on street corners would have stood no chance.
We should never forget the holocaust or any other atrocities done in the past.But, people should be taught that it was not centred just on the Jewish community and that any conspiracy of extermination at the time affected may others as well. Talk to kids at school and you will find that to them the Holocaust was about the War, Germany and the Nazi extermination of the Jews and very little else. The emphasis is mainly on the Jewish part which IS important but the rest seems to be skirted over and not taught well.Remember the Holocaust for what it was, a sick time in our history and not just for how it affected one group of people, namely the Jews.
Israelís Gaza Holocaust?
The country with the biggest stick always hit's the most people. Israel in this case has a huge amount of firepower. No excuse for hitting schools and hospitals, killing innocent children and their families. Israel is committing the very act upon these people that was administered to their own people in Germany. The body counts stack up with every phosphorous shell and helicopter gun ship attack unloaded into heavily populated civilian areas. I remeber those children in Vietnam running out of streets on fire from American Bombs, their skin falling off and feeling their pain with tears falling from my cheeks. Now in Gaza in 2009 we have phosphorous burning holes into children who once more find themselves in agony fleeing from the horrific chemicals that burn deep into the flesh. Children who have done nothing to anyone in their precious short lives.Israelís Government will undoubtedly have to face the courts for war crimes and will not find peace having alienated every country by their actions in Gaza.We are all people on this planet for a very short time. Why not live in peace for Godís Sake?
Mobs have a dynamic all their own. It is really mass insanity.
Quote from: JimBob on 11/05/2008 04:51:24Mobs have a dynamic all their own. It is really mass insanity.Awesome! Where do I sign up?