Stop making me learn stuff. How PC teachers are ruining English history – by 17 year old guest vlogger Steve Bedington

A survey has found that only 45% of 18-24 year olds are proud to be English. Here 17 year old Vlogger and Facebook sensation Steve Bellington tells Otto English why they are wrong.

Ancient English history today is completely controlled by the PC Brigade. Trendy lefty Remoaners have infiltrated our secondary moderns and are teaching kids that the Romans didn’t speak British, that Adrian’s wall was not built by a man called Adrian and that Craig David neither invented popular music, nor was the best rock and pop star who ever existed.

I recently asked my friends what they thought about patriotism and he didn’t even know what it was.

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Adrian’s Wall

Nowadays, the lefty mob that controls our state wants pupils to learn that Africa was invaded and plundered by the British Empire rather than ‘discovered’ by Captain Cook. Fact. Africa did not exist before English people turned up there in the 1980s and named everything. That’s why South Africa is called ‘South’ Africa and not whatever the African word for ‘South’ is. A lot of countries were named after the English people who got there first. That’s why Zimbabwe is named after Gary Rhodes. Same with Kenya. I don’t know who invented Kenya exactly but have you ever met an African called Ken? Thought not. But tell that to Mr Rogers or indeed anyone else in my history department and you will be met with confused stares.

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Gary Rhodes – founder of Zimbabwe

It’s not racist to hate foreigners and think that anyone born in England is in every way better than anyone else. That is not racism. Political correctness is. Yet if you listened to any of my peers you’d think that voting for Brexit, or wanting everyone deported and suggesting that England reconquer the Globe and install the Queen as head of a world government was somehow ‘wrong.’

The reason for that, as with so many things that are at fault with our world today is our education system. Decades of teaching children that slavery, oppression and the stealing of natural resources from other countries is ‘theft’  – have inculcated in them a deep suspicion of our past and of our glorious future outside the globalist, failing EU project which somehow still manages to have us by the throat despite them needing us more than we need them.

I’m doing a history ‘A’ level at the moment and it is a constant battle against the forces of darkness. Rather than just writing down what I think, leftist so called teachers like Mr Rogers insist I ‘question sources’ apply ‘critical thinking’ and ‘seek a range of different reference points’ in order to ‘back up my argument.’ ‘Apparently’ my twitter feed does not count because it ‘might be biased’ i.e. it does not conform to the lefty insanity that Mr Rogers teaches us about ‘the death of millions through the use of the slave trade.’ I follow a lot of accounts that question the MSH (mainstream history) version of events. Anyone who follows ‘Ironwand3’ or ‘HimmlerWasGr8’ or ‘Stalag467’ knows that most slaves ‘wanted’ to be slaves. That is a historical fact because there are Jpegs to back it up. Slavery was seen by many  as a good job opportunity, with the chance to travel to America and meet white people. But dare to put these ‘facts’ in an essay and Mr Rogers and the PC mob will descend on you like a ton of bricks.

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Actual image of local school

Ask yourselves this! If England was so evil in the past then why have so many countries from India to Pakistan to Wales to Gibraltar adopted our language? Because it was forced upon them? I think not! They chose English because that is the language that most Netflix series are in – and most Youtube channels also.

British Tommy proudly showing off his shell collection

But of all the insults to our history – it is the teaching of World War One that is most upsetting. The fact is that most people who fought in it enjoyed the Great War – a lot. It was basically a four year camping holiday in which the British Tommy interspersed bayonetting the ‘OK Huns’ (English for Germans in those days) with football games (another English invention) and nice piano singsongs by the campfire. Is this the version of history we are taught? No. Instead Mr Rogers goes on endlessly about the casualties and the ‘waste’ of human life. Question this narrative by suggesting that without the loss of some life we would not be able to get angry about celebrities not wearing poppies in November and Mr Rogers just stares at you aghast – before grading you with a D.

I have a Youtube channel – and I have met Iain Dale (twice) and I think I thus know a little bit more about history than Mr Rogers.

Those English inventions in full:

England has invented a lot of things

  • Fish – not many people know that the English invented fish. That is why they are internationally known as ‘fish’ and not whatever the foreign word for fish is.

  • Biscuits – Nobody had ever heard of the Bourbons, or Nice, or Garibaldi before the English invented them.

  • Paper doilies – it was a 17th Century London Drapier “Stan Doiley” who first came up with the idea of making little holes in paper napkins. His invention would go on to change the world.

  • Circular trays with pictures of cats on them. The rectangular tray may have existed for centuries, but it was the English who realised that by making it circular and putting a picture of a cat on it – it was better.

  • Other food. Danish pastries, falafel, rice, soy sauce, chickens, Indian curry, Frankfurters, Satay Chicken and Russian standard vodka are just a few of the delicacies invented by the English. After Brexit we will hold these as a bargaining chip and say ‘if you do not trade with us you won’t have these things’ and then everyone will be sorry.

Russian spies and damned lies. Why we all need a bullshit detector in the information war.

Gullibility appears to be a universal human trait which can affect even the very greatest of minds. We may live in the information age – but it seems that when it comes to basic fact checking many people simply park their brains at the door.

Go to Facebook on any hour of any day and you will find – your family, friends and old acquaintances – sharing fabricated bullshit, while others ‘like’ the fabricated bullshit or comment favourably on it before, quite possibly sharing the bullshit again. Just this last week, I have seen a post claiming ‘only 55 people in 100 can read this’ with no supporting evidence of the fact, another about the Pope and a disabled child that completely distorts the truth as to why she is sitting next to him and a much pooled heart-warming image of a pack of wolves which a quick Google search proves to be intentionally miscaptioned. If you have a Facebook account you may well have seen these very stories or things that seem just so incredible or shocking that you feel obliged to share them – in an instant – without asking that critical question – “is it true?”


Actual wolf shit

We’ve all done it.

The internet may be 30 years old, but it seems that many of us have learned very little in that time. In the immediate aftermath of 9/11 for example any number of fake stories circulated. There was the holiday snap taken ‘seconds before impact’ and Daisy the dog who miraculously saved countless souls from the towers. Neither of those stories were true but along with the much darker conspiracy theories about the destruction of the towers they have become part of the fabric of the event itself – and many otherwise sane people believe it.

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Daisy the dog – the Lassie of 9/11

Disinformation is of course as old as the hills, but the term was first coined by Russian leader Joseph Stalin when he set up a ‘special disinformation office’ in Moscow in 1923. The brief for the unit was to spread “false information with the intention to deceive public opinion.” The Soviets were certainly not alone in doing this – the British especially have a long history of doing much the same and were wonderful exponents of black propaganda in WW2. But the Russians have long been the undoubted, dedicated masters of it. As late as the 1980s the ‘special disinformation office’ was sowing mistrust and suspicion of the West and the US in particular. In July 1983 for example Operation Infektion was begun with the purpose of convincing the world that AIDS/HIV had been concocted in a laboratory by US scientists as part of an offensive biological weapons campaign. Many people believed it. Many people still do.

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Stalin and his amazing disappearing friends

On the 4th of March this year former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned by a substance, later revealed to be Novichok – a Russian nerve agent developed in the 1980s – and were subsequently found collapsed in the streets of Salisbury. The obvious suspect was the Kremlin. Russian President Valdimir Putin is on record as saying that “traitors will kick the bucket” and this attack bears striking similarities to that on Alexander Litvinenko in November 2006.

Now of course when an event like this happens – all avenues should be examined before anyone jumps to conclusions. And they were. Scientists at Porton Down examined the substance and concluded it was “of a type developed by Russia.” The UK government gave the Kremlin the right to respond but given a chance to clear its name the Russian state, in the guise of Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Maria Zakharova chose instead to denounce Theresa May and call the UK parliament ‘a circus show’ adding:

“The conclusion is obvious: this is another information and political campaign, based on provocation.”

As the deadline passed for Russia to account for itself, Mrs May announced that 23 Russian ‘diplomats’ would be expelled and that there would be no official UK representation at the World Cup, being hosted in Moscow later this year.

Almost immediately, in certain corners, suspicions were raised. Former British Ambassador Craig Murray wrote a blog and alluded to WMDs and Dr David Kelly and it was widely disseminated as proof that the UK government was lying. A research chemist called Clyde Davies proceeded to fairly convincingly take the case apart on twitter – but it was too late – the blog was out there and former ambassadors, however bonkers they might be or dubious their associates have a certain cachet that faintly anonymous experts do not.

Since then, things have been turned up a notch. “The Special Disinformation office” may no longer exist but its glossy descendant Russia Today and its many offshoots, journalists, associated twitter accounts do. These and a very large band of UK apologists have scrambled and fired off a barrage of tweets, stories and videos blaming everyone and everything apart from the Kremlin. These stretch from the faintly plausible ‘rogue agents’ theory to suggestions that the CIA, MI6 or even George Soros did it. ‘Sputnik’ the Russia Today vehicle of George Galloway yesterday reported that former UKIP MEP Richard Wood was of the opinion that the attack had been staged to keep the UK in the EU.

This angle seemed preposterous – even by the standards of RT and the Brexiteers – but incredibly the theory was taken up, particularly by Leave extremists and repeated across their networks, in calls to LBC and even on the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme Question Time – for which it was given a round of applause.

The greater the lie – the greater the chance that it will be believed?

Russian denials were further bolstered by Jeremy Corbyn who was seemingly unwilling to condemn Russia outright and called for a ‘robust dialogue’ instead. Now of course ‘all the evidence’ is needed before further measures are taken but as Clyde Davies pointed out in his deconstruction of the Craig Murray blog – “if it looks like a duck, swims and flies like a duck – it’s a bloody duck.”

RT has for years cultivated dissatisfaction in the UK and elsewhere spreading memes, conspiracy theories and sometimes downright lies that have played to the fringes of the left and right – from Farage to Corbyn. This modern disinformation that riffs variously on fears of globalisation, or immigration or Islam – or discontent with the Union – whether European or UK has attracted guests and hosts who might otherwise be denied a voice; many of them have hard left or right wing political viewpoints and are glad of an outlet for their talents and opinions – but in so doing they unwittingly help the Putin agenda.

The bigger problem is the 90k UK viewers themselves. Just as the people who clicked on all those Britain First memes about homeless soldiers helped the far right party grow and prosper – by switching RT on for the ‘alternative viewpoint’ these hapless folks are not just enabling the dissemination of propaganda but worse – allowing themselves to be brainwashed.

Now – if the Iraq saga taught us anything it is that our own government is every bit as capable of misleading us as anyone else. Accepting the weaknesses of our own state does not mean that we should switch off our bullshit detectors and immediately run straight into the arms of another – particularly when all the evidence suggests that much of the ‘truth’ spouted by Russia Today, is as watertight as a tissue bucket.

The internet has given all of us access to factually researched sources at the touch of a button. It is possible to check the veracity of your Facebook page and the veracity of your own and other governments’ dissemination of their version of ’truth.’ In the information war we all need a bullshit detector – and we need to make sure it is switched on. Question everything sure – but in so doing, don’t lose sight of the fact that if it is quacking and duck-like – it’s almost certainly – a duck.

Or – is it?