Skip to comments.Storm as Winston Churchill charity erases his first name from its website over controversy about 'aspects of his life' and his views on race that are 'widely seen as unacceptable'
Posted on 09/08/2021 10:28:28 PM PDT by blueplum
A charity named after Winston Churchill has provoked fury by rebranding itself amid concerns over his views on race.
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust has removed pictures of the wartime leader from its website and is changing its name to the Churchill Fellowship. Volunteers at the trust said it was 'rewriting history'.
One told The Sun: 'He was voted, by the people, as the Greatest Briton in a BBC poll in 2002 but is now erased from his own charity by the woke brigade. ...
...Controversies surrounding his rule include whether he could have acted more decisively to prevent the Bengal Famine, which left three million dead in India in 1943.
The charge against the former PM is that he viewed the Indians as not worth saving. His defenders say he was fighting a war at the time....
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Midgets erasing the names of Giants.
The most meta thing ever would be if 1984’s Winston Smith were renamed in future editions of the book due to the character’s namesake Churchill being canceled by polite society.
Or erase him for being the Stalin brown-nosing man who saved communism. No man was more responsible for the Cold War and the U.S.S.R. surviving than Churchill.
It's funny that Neville Chamberlain is accused of appeasement today, when he was only a fraction of the appeaser Churchill was.
These folks need their butts kicked, plain and simple.
All this woke ass sh*t going to collapse with a huge boom, the backlash against it is building, bet.
Churchill’s policies to blame for millions of Indian famine deaths, study says
Why post an article by CNN. They have no credibility.
“Not everyone lays the blame at the Prime Minister’s door, however. Churchill biographer Andrew Roberts wrote in an opinion column on Britain’s i news website last year that Churchill “did all he could to relieve the terrible Bengal Famine subject to the exigencies of the Japanese holding Burma and their submarines infesting the Bay of Bengal.”
Hmmm. The Japanese didn’t feed them?
“During the Japanese occupation of Burma, many rice imports were lost as the region’s market supplies and transport systems were disrupted by British “denial policies” for rice and boats (a “scorched earth” response to the occupation). The Bengal Chamber of Commerce (composed mainly of British-owned firms), with the approval of the Government of Bengal, devised a Foodstuffs Scheme to provide preferential distribution of goods and services to workers in high-priority roles such as armed forces, war industries, civil servants and other “priority classes”, to prevent them from leaving their positions. These factors were compounded by restricted access to grain: domestic sources were constrained by emergency inter-provincial trade barriers, while aid from Churchill’s War Cabinet was limited, ostensibly due to a wartime shortage of shipping. More proximate causes included large-scale natural disasters in south-western Bengal (a cyclone, tidal waves and flooding, and rice crop disease). The relative impact of each of these factors on the death toll is a matter of controversy.”
Don’t give them any ideas.
Hmmm. No bias here! Lol
“At the end of 1943, the Indian Army, based in Bengal, began an assault on Japanese forces in Burma with soldiers who had been well fed, well rested, well trained, and amply protected against malaria – at a time when thousands all around were dying daily from lack of food and medicine. Clearly, the soldiers’ entitlements far exceeded those of Indian civilians. Even enemy soldiers (tens of thousands of Italian prisoners of war interned in India, many of them in the eastern provinces) enjoyed greater entitlement to food than Indian civilians, being so well fed that during the famine a camp’s commander asked a visiting scientist “how to make compost out of surplus bread; that was when people were starving” (Ghosh 1944: 71, footnote). And, of course, not a single white person, soldier or civilian, perished in the famine.”
Hmmm. So he should have just surrendered to the Japanese in your view?
“The Japanese campaign for Burma set off an exodus of more than half of the one million Indians from Burma for India....”
So who’s policies caused the refugees? The Amish perhaps?
“May hav” not DID.
“The number of refugees who successfully reached India totalled at least 500,000;
tens of thousands died along the way.
In later months, 70 to 80% of these refugees were afflicted with diseases such as dysentery, smallpox, malaria, or cholera, with 30% “desperately so”.
The influx of refugees created several conditions that may have contributed to the famine.
Their arrival created an increased demand for food, clothing and medical aid, further straining the resources of the province.
The poor hygienic conditions of their forced journey sparked official fears of a public health risk due to epidemics caused by social disruption.
Finally, their distraught state after their struggles bred foreboding, uncertainty, and panic amongst the populace of Bengal; this aggravated panic buying and hoarding that may have contributed to the onset of the famine.”
Churchill should have shipped them more wheat. Oh wait ! Nevermind.
“By April 1942, Japanese warships and aircraft had sunk approximately 100,000 tons of merchant shipping in the Bay of Bengal. According to General Archibald Wavell, Commander-in-Chief of the army in India, both the War Office in London and the commander of the British Eastern Fleet acknowledged that the fleet was powerless to mount serious opposition to Japanese naval attacks on Ceylon, southern or eastern India, or on shipping in the Bay of Bengal
Churchill should have sent more wheat by rail then ... Oh wait.
“For decades, rail transport had been integral to successful efforts by the Raj to forestall famine in India.
However, Japanese raids put additional strain on railways, which also endured flooding in the Brahmaputra, a malaria epidemic, and the Quit India movement targeting road and rail communication.
Throughout, transportation of civil supplies were compromised by the railways’ increased military obligations, and the dismantling of tracks carried out in areas of eastern Bengal in 1942 to hamper a potential Japanese invasion.”
No ships or rail? Well Churchill should have imported more rice from Burma. Oh wait.
It’s those pesky Amish again.
“The fall of Rangoon in March 1942 cut off the import of Burmese rice into India and Ceylon.”
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