A poll conducted by UKTV Gold television of 3000 British people shows they have nearly completely abandoned any pretext of education and intelligence.
The poll out Monday shows:
- 23% believe Winston Churchill, the World War II Prime Minister, is a myth.
- 47% reckon Richard the Lionheart, the 12th Century King is a myth.
- 23% believe the Crimean War nurse, Florence Nightingale, is a fictional character.
- 3% are of the opinion that Charles Dickens, one of England's most important authors, is fiction.
Mahatma Ghandi, the Indian political activist and non-violence advocate who brought about Indian freedom from Britain, and the Duke of Wellington, the commander of the armies that defeated Napolean at Waterloo are among the top ten persons thought to be only myths.
On the other hand:
- 58% think Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective in the Arthur Conan Doyle crime novels actually existed, and presumably, Dr. Watson and Prof. Moriarty, too. It's elementary, truly elementary.
- 33% of the English folk questioned reckoned the pilot/adventure hero of the W.E. Johns stories, Biggles, to be a real personage.
The Dark Ages, though missnamed, have been known as the Dark Ages because Western peoples are believed to have been stupid, ignorant, and superstitious, they had lost or destroyed the knowledge discovered and developed over thousands of years of civilzation by the Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Etruscans, and many others. Are we entering a new Dark Ages due to willfull stupidity, ignorance, and superstition? If this poll truly represents the state of British knowledge, then the West is in really big trouble far exceeding the danger posed by Islam and its religiously fanatical fundamentalists.
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