Back in July I wrote a post about British schools stripping Winston Churchill from its history curriculum. Well, it seems that British schools haven’t been teaching about Winston Churchill for quite some time because almost a quarter, 23% to be exact, of Britons think he’s a myth, a fictional character, but believe Sherlock Holmes is real. Shocking but true:
Britons are losing their grip on reality, according to a poll out Monday which showed that nearly a quarter think Winston Churchill was a myth while the majority reckon Sherlock Holmes was real.
The survey found that 47 percent thought the 12th century English king Richard the Lionheart was a myth.
And 23 percent thought World War II prime minister Churchill was made up. The same percentage thought Crimean War nurse Florence Nightingale did not actually exist.
Three percent thought Charles Dickens, one of Britain’s most famous writers, is a work of fiction himself.
With all the images, video, and audio of Winston Churchill giving speeches, it’s simply unacceptable that a quarter of Britons don’t realize he really existed. The man was instrumental in saving Britain from Hitler and his Nazi thugs just over 60 years ago for the love of god, but they have no clue he was real? Mark Steyn weighs in:
If I lived in contemporary Britain, where polygamists are entitled to claim multiple welfare benefits per spouse and where The Three Little Pigs is ruled ineligible for a government award lest it offend Muslims, I’d be inclined to believe Richard the Lionheart, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill never existed.
I can’t imagine Britain could turn itself upside down and inside out any more than it already has.