I am a butt.
I am a butt.
An idol to many in the UK and USA - and yet idolatry is a sin! So lets smash this idol.
- Churchill and Eugenics. Churchill and the concentration camps.
Churchill did not believe in democracy as we see it - he was an aristocrat, and like many in his class, thought…
While the points made here are correct, it is true he was one of the last imperialists, and that he was responsible for the division of Ireland, he was also incredibly depressed with many illnesses which plagued him all his life. He was born into a family of lords, and so the expectation that he would be any different to the majority of the upper class at that time is ridiculous. When he was Minister of War, cabinet was essentially a big group of upper class men having a chat. He was no different from other men of his time. You cannot judge someone for their political and moral views from another time period, as they lived in another world. Most importantly though, despite the fact he was a bit of a pretentious twat, despite the fact that he is largely responsible for the violence in my home country, despite the fact that he was a man who would have been better placed in the 18th century, he was still responsible for stopping Hitler. Most other English people were in favour of a peaceful resolution with Germany before the war. Imagine how far the Nazis would have got if he hadn’t stood up and said no. So in short, I can forgive him, because just like the atomic bomb was needed to stop millions of deaths in Japan, Churchill was the tool required to stop the spread of the Nazi party across Europe.
As long as it’s not too difficult.