"how different would the world look today without the British contributions?" Well, politically stable for one thing...
7/3/2010 1:34:37 PM
OH THE HORROR!! They made fun of dead kings! We can't allow the children to think their government any time in the past, present, or future, could possibly do anything wrong*!!!
*unless it disagrees with me politically.
7/3/2010 1:51:51 PM
I would not call centuries of violent imperialism glorious.
7/3/2010 2:45:52 PM
The BBC is a British channel, and anyway the Brits have been poking fun at themselves and their history for decades at the very least.
Also, pumping out Marxist propaganda would be suicide for the state since Marx believed that people didn't need a government body to look after them.
7/3/2010 2:50:08 PM
But what have they done for us lately?
Except, maybe, give us BP...
7/3/2010 3:05:24 PM
Man Called True
Once a nation stops making fun of itself, it sinks into tyranny.
And to be honest, I'd expect nothing less from the country that created Spitting Image.
7/3/2010 3:23:31 PM
The Beeb has a kind of a liberal bent, I'll admit, but pumping Marxist propaganda into the minds of the British public is a bit much.
And I happened to see that song about the Georges when it was on TV. Don't ask why... But it wasn't really all that bad. They were complete wastes of oxygen. Especially IV.
7/3/2010 5:28:59 PM
I think the "horrible histories" series produced by the BBC is nothing more than state abuse towards our most vunerable members of society
Then turn off the television.
**this was Sasha, btw***
7/3/2010 6:19:50 PM
Well, maybe you should take it up with the Author or Publisher of the Horrible History(tm) Book series,(apparently the best selling range of children's history books in the U.K), from which said T.V Show is adapted from...
(Note: Donna is I believe, Nick Griffin's daughter, whom he is currently grooming to be his successor as leader of the BNP, in a similar manner to Kim Il Sung's grooming of his son, Kim Jong Il to be his successor of the DPRK).
7/3/2010 6:50:35 PM
Percy Q. Shunn
What about British achievements in architecture, medicine, politics, science, philosophy, agriculture and of course our wonderful history
Indeed, what about the British contributions to modern dentistry and periodontal disease prevention?
*pulls out 3rd edition copy of The Big Book Of British Smiles*
7/3/2010 8:03:38 PM
how different would the world look today without the British contributions?
Well, Africa wouldn't be in the state it's in, neither would most of the Middle-East. People like Pol Pot and Mao Zedong wouldn't have had the opportunity to take power and kill so many countless innocents. The Stolen Generation would never have happened and, on a related note, the native peoples of Australia, New Zealand and North America might not have been nearly wiped out and their cultures destroyed. And that God-awful 2007 Robin Hood series would never have been made.
EDIT: Also, Marxist, you keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
7/3/2010 8:29:07 PM
Hmmm... I am willing to bet that if Donna saw *any* season of The Black Adder her head would asplode
7/3/2010 8:29:29 PM
Hey Donna....British contributions to the world and black history collide in Africa. Why don't you check out some history there. Start with Nigeria and work your way around. It's like way interesting and totally shows how influential good old Blighty has been.
Ignoring or denying the faults of your country or it's leaders through history whilst only highlighting it's achievements does not make you more patriotic or mean you care about your country more. It makes you a fucking idiot.
7/3/2010 11:13:04 PM
Speaking as a school librarian, the "Horrible Histories" series of books has helped children to become more interested in history. Nothing in them contradicts the historical accounts in "proper" volumes of history, they simply present facts in an entertaining and accessible way.
7/4/2010 12:41:05 AM
Well, I read all through the Horrible Histories books, and not once did they advocate the dictatorship of the proletariat and the redistribution of wealth. Suggesting George IV was a bit of a twat does not a Marxist make.
7/4/2010 1:58:15 AM
Wait - so a Tory Government run state, with the Queen as it's head, pumps out Marxist propaganda via the BBC?? Are you high?
If you think Cameron is too left wing you really are some kind of fuckwad.
7/4/2010 3:21:20 AM
Oh noes, someone making learning fun? The horror, the horror.
7/4/2010 4:29:40 AM
So Horrible Histories is ridiculing and distorting history now? I don't think so somehow All the books do do is present history in a way that's more likely to appeal to children, focussing on more of the unusual things. The stuff in there isn't made up, and the books do talk about British contributions to the world, they're just not deadly serious. Apparently though, Donna lacks a sense of humour.
7/4/2010 6:59:03 AM
Satire: /'sat???/ noun: the use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues
(@C Matherly: Betcha Monty Python's Flying Circus made her apoplectic as well...)
7/4/2010 8:15:14 AM
Professor Cold Heard
"is it any wonder that according to a study carried out by UNICEF in 2007, of 21 industrialised nations British children were considered the unhappiest?"
So... you want the UK to be more like Europe?
I wish you BNPers would make up your minds.
7/4/2010 9:14:41 AM
They are the unhappiest because of the finantial policies you're so proud of. Same as America. Bear that in mind.
7/5/2010 7:50:33 AM
If everything on the BBC is propaganda, exactly what is "Doctor Who" trying to teach us?
7/5/2010 10:22:29 AM
Did you not see the two-parter about the lizard people living at the center of the Earth? It's trying to tell is they're real! </sarcasm>
7/5/2010 7:42:25 PM
That British police boxes have time travel capabilities... They do, right?
7/5/2010 8:31:14 PM
It's a comedy bit on a KIDS SHOW. Get a GRIP, man!
7/5/2010 9:32:19 PM