Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The Cenotaph and Abraham Lincoln

Each time I walk down Whitehall I wonder why there is a monument to wimmin when the Cenotaph, bearing the words To The Glorious Dead, is a suitable memorial for all. Surely in this day and age that must be sexist. Having said that I do recognise the significant role played by women, as well as men, in all wars that we have been involved in so I'm not being a male chauvinist pig about this.
In its way it is very similar to the statue of Abraham Lincoln erected by Manchester City Council in the dark Marxist days of the early 80s. Lincoln sent a letter to the Mayor of Manchester after the civil war thanking the 'working men of Manchester' who had helped defeat the Confederates by refusing to work with American cotton. Manchester City Council, in their wisdom, duplicated the letter on the statue but changed the wording from 'working men' to 'working people'. I call that a gross insult to Lincoln, and to history, and it typifies the way in which political correctness insults the people it pretends to help.


Edward Enlivener said...

I noticed the "re-vising" of Queen Elizabeths "body of a weak and feeble woman" speech in Elizabeth: the Golden Age.

Maybe we should start referring to PC as the work of a global Ministry of Truth.

Mark Wadsworth said...

O/t - if by some miracle they vote for a referendum tonight, I would personally be delighted. But would this help UKIP or take the wind out of our sails? Hmmm.

Gregg Beaman said...

Too true! Ironically when I was in London yesterday I also passed the senate building of the University which became the Ministry of Information in WWII and was the Ministry of Truth in 1984.

Gregg Beaman said...


I am convinced that if by some fluke they did vote for a referendum they would stitch us up with a question, something like "Do you believe that Britain should be isolated in the world". Then, years later, as with the '75 referendum, people would realise thay had been connned and the fight would go on.