I have a deep fascination for Tudor England, well Ann Boleyn actually, as played by the wonderful Natalie Dormer.As ever the victors write history.
And condemn the losers as traitors.
It gets more entertaining when the victors swap every few years. Tudor England anyone?
I find it strange that humans that are trained to kill other humans without emotion are then judged on the way they act. Do you think that they only have no emotion when they kill another man in an opposing uniform or do you think the psychological damage caused by being trained to kill with no remorse might run a bit deeper?
But to go back to my point. Which church and which monarch?Going back some time in our history, I would say the answer to a large extent would have been the Church and the Monarchy. Recorded history (ie - written down) was the preserve of the very few who could read & write (and could afford pens, paper etc). And they were hardly going to say bad things about the, er, church and monarchy.
So there may actually be hope for you yet. Agree on the important things, get in the beer and the rest falls into place.we finally find some common ground. its a little upsetting truth be told....
I know of no serious historical account of the second world war in Europe which does not refer to these events.The victor does write history.
In the books, we are grateful that Russia helped us win WWII.
We tend to ignore the 2 million innocent children, women and grandmothers; gang-raped repeatedly by the Red Army, as they advanced westward.
A little context into Solzhenitsyn's comment would help.
A German fighter crashed close by and he and a colleague were sent to pick up the pilot who had bailed out. When approached the pilot pulled out a pistol and my father and the other chap both shot him with their rifles. That really affected him.
Are you're saying that his opinion doesn't count as you see him as being antisemitic?A little context into Solzhenitsyn's comment would help.
global media? Jews.
Thanks for your depth of insight, Alex. It would appear a little jail time did nothing for that lunatic. Why he was released, I'll never know.
What Uncle Joe gaveth, Krushchev tooketh away