Despite having been loved for
his strength during WWII, Winston Churchill is voted out of office on
this day in 1945. Seems all the returning war veterans knew that the
Conservative Hard-Ass was good for war, but not good for workers.
They must have remembered all his union-busting, Tory activities before
the war, more precisely his sending in armed soldiers anytime workers
threatened to ask for better working conditions or wages. The most
notable was Churchill’s sending in soldiers to stop a strike by the
Tonypandy minors in 1910. This worked so well in defending the
corporate elite, that Churchill used it again a year later in
Liverpool where two strikers would be shot-down in cold blood simply for
asking for better working conditions. There are other reasons
Churchill probably didn’t get re-elected in 1945, the world was becoming
less racist and Churchill was definitely not. This is obvious from such statements of his as, “I do not
admit that a wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America...By the
fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race
has come in and taken their place.”
Other racial slurs by Churchill include, “I cannot understand this squeamishness about the use of gas” — this was in regards to his use of nerve gas to beat back an Iraqi revolt in 1920. Then who can forget Churchill’s distaste for one of the greatest men of the 20th century, Mahatma Gandhi, who Churchill considered a “fake” and had hoped he would starve to death (Don’t believe me? Google it).
So, in a very strange way we have Churchill to thank for the bikini, now don't we?
In ancient Egypt, July 5 is sacred to the goddess Maat, who presides over truth and wisdom.