The image of the Empire I wish to pertuate is it's correct universal image, or should be for every rational living human being. The Empire was evil and still is evil.
I am really in a spirtual depression over this subject. Most of the history teachers on this forum use the 'tag' at the bottom of their post "Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it" or some other paraphrased tag such as this.
Well here we are, we have learnt. We as history teachers know the grim reality of history, and I'm willing to say do not teach our children, that rampaging around the world is good way for our country to act. We now know how to treat people in the world.
We have learnt, but fail to act.
Let me also say, that we should not teach our children to look for good points in the Empire. It is disgrace to allow this happen. We can find other ways of teaching our children to learn history 'skills' other than looking for positives in a blood bath.
When government say the 'story' of history is being lost, they mean their
story in not being heard anymore. The story they wish to perptuate for their own ends. The story Charles wishs to perptuate, so he can claim 3 million pounds of the tax payers money per year, to go skiing and wizzzing about the world, giving duff opinons about achitecture and helicoptering into highland conferences. While meanwhile the eighty nine year world war vet, is forced to eat cat food, because it is all he can afford.
This is the Empire's mentality. Send the lower classes of to war to they can sit back and take our tax money and do nothing of any value. Really nothing of any value!
There were 1.5 million people on the streets of London not six months ago. If the crowd had turned ugly because they were truly agrived then we would have a revolution on our hands. People in power know this, and they can't put us workhouses anymore, so they have to be slighty more cunning. Slightly more persuading to educationalists, Slighlty more persuading to the infotainment business. They must work all the angles these days.
History teachers hold the key this changing these domininating ideas. Historians hold the key. I can say this in honesty because you all taught me. Six years ago I sat my G.C.S.E in history, you were my teacher, you were the person who was were covertly subverting my ideas to my current viewpoint. You were the person was covering the syllabus in detail, but was still adding those historical tit bits, historical hooks which made me think. Now, as product of that system, I say that New History is the only way forward.
Edited by John, 08 July 2003 - 10:17 AM.