“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
― Winston Churchill
We need people like Winston Churchill today to stand up against the powers of the “woke” crowd.
The name of Winston Churchill, the British prime minister who guided Britain through World War II and was willing to stand alone against Hitler, is being canceled as a schoolhouse name at one British school in their attempt to promote diversity.
Churchill is not alone, they are also axing Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling as well.
The Belfast Telegraph has reported that Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School in Richmond has changed its name which honored Britain’s wartime hero and also the Harry Potter author and giving the school a new name after the soccer star Marcus Rashford and a nurse named Mary Seacole.
Churchill in fact was willing to take a stand-alone against the power of the Nazi regime and their leader Adolf Hitler. Now his name will be removed and replaced with the 24-year-old soccer player for Manchester United.
A newsletter was sent out last month to explain the controversial decision to cancel Churchill and Rowling’s names. The newsletter noted that the students at the primary school were “keen” to be “more diverse.”
The school explained, “The children across the school have been keen to change some of the names of the school houses to be more diverse. We are pleased to be able to announce the name changes during Black History Month. Churchill has been replaced by Rashford and Rowling by Seacole.”
The headteacher at the school said that the changing of the names was something that students at the school started thinking about last year. In fact, they made it an activity for the children to begin discussing their thoughts. Students said that they did not feel the names reflected the diverse community of their school, according to Alison Bateman.
The Daily Mail reported that Churchill, although at one time dearly loved, has come under scrutiny in recent years in England. Pictures of the former prime minister were taken off of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, which will also be renamed.
The author of the bestselling Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling, has also received a backlash recently. This is coming because of comments and positions she has taken on transgenderism.
This isn’t the first time both Rowling and Churchill have been the focus of criticism at British schools. Earlier this year,
Seaford Head School in East Sussex removed the names of the two from “houses” after students complained about them being “intolerant.“
The Telegraph reported that their names would be replaced by “new titles based on local topography.”
The students accused Sir Winston Churchill of both torture and racism. And they said that Rowling was not a “suitable representative” because of her comments about transgenderism.
Students wrote, “Churchill was a figure who promoted racism and inequality, unfairly imprisoning and torturing many.” This prompted historians to defend the British hero.
“Parents of children at Seaford School, and anyone considering sending their children there in future, need to know that the historical knowledge there is so abysmally low that the teachers believe that Winston Churchill committed crimes of which he was in fact entirely innocent,” said historian Andrew Roberts.
Roberts also noted that instead of trying to fight woke ignorance, they have submitted to it without trying to discover the truth. He maintained that Churchill was in fact “an incredibly inspirational figure for youth.”
We need more people who will “never, never, never, never give in” to this cancel culture.