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We’ll Go With “Muttonhead.”

Lord knows we here at Raised on Hoecakes try not to call people names just for the sake of calling them a name. We don’t think that name calling adds to conversations and the exchange of ideas.

So after reading about English “influencer” “Freddie Bentley,” while our first inclination was to simply think of him as an idiot, we didn’t think that was nice and so we looked up synonyms for the term “idiot.” Due to his nationality, we are going with “muttonhead” for this guy. (“Mutton” is much more of a staple of the English diet than the American diet.)

Appearing on “Good Morning Britain,” Bentley made the incredible statement that the history surrounding World War II should not be taught in schools because it may affect the mental health of school kids.

It was a hard situation, World War Two, I don’t want anyone to think I’m being disrespectful,’ he said, but added: ‘I remember learning it as a child thinking “Oh my God it’s so intense”.’

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He is fearful that the bloody subject may worsen any mental health issues that children already have.

Freddie told Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway: ‘I don’t think encouraging death or telling people how many people died in the world war is going to make it better.’

He suggested replacing a portion the time given to World War II topics with things that could prepare pupils for when they leave school, such as how to get a mortgage or how to understand Brexit.

We would disagree that World War II was a “hard situation.” We would say it was a “life or death” situation for many as somewhere between 60 and 85 million people died in the war where madmen wanted to kill people they didn’t like, take over the world, and install totalitarianism in every country.

The first irony is that this muttonhead doesn’t realize that without the sacrifice of the approximately 450,700 men, women and children of the United Kingdom who gave their lives to stop the Axis powers, he wouldn’t be where he is today, doing what he is doing – even if it is being a muttonhead. It should be noted that as a gay person, Bentley would have been most likely taken to a Nazi work camp where he would have been literally worked to death or just thrown in a gas chamber, his remains burned in ovens.

The second irony is that during this interview, Bentley is wearing a poppy which is a symbol of remembrance for those who gave their lives in wars fought by the UK and to remember their sacrifice for freedom.

The poppy is a symbol of remembrance for those who have died in conflict. However all funds from selling poppies go to The Royal British Legion, which helps members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, Reservists, veterans and their families.

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The Royal British Legion told Newsbeat: “The red poppy is a universal symbol of Remembrance and hope, including hope for a positive future and peaceful world, it is inclusive of all who wish to wear it, is non-political and does not depict support for war.

“We take the view that the poppy represents sacrifices made in the defence of freedom; and so the decision to wear it must be a matter of personal choice and we would never insist upon it.”

The easiest way to really debunk this person is simply to repeat what everyone with half a brain knows:

“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”
― Edmund Burke

We’d like to say we are sorry Bentley had his feelings hurt in school when history was taught.

We can’t say that though. At least we cannot say that without going to confession or something and praying for forgiveness for lying.

We have always believed that it takes all kinds of people to make a society. That means people with whom we agree with, and people with whom we disagree. It also means that there are going to be people that are insulting to trees for wasting the oxygen the trees produce. One such example might be an “Instagram influencer.”

Or as we would truthfully label them, a muttonhead.



2 Responses to “We’ll Go With “Muttonhead.””

  1. Thomas Gaume says:

    We were shown movies about the Holocaust in school, and Normandy. But that was the 70’s when we still had many of those still around to remind us with their personal stories of the War and the atrocities.

    I believe my generation failed miserably as parents. We failed to instill values, failed to teach History, & failed to pass along the wisdom of our parents and grandparents.

    Need proof, look around.

  2. Percy says:

    I don’t think this generations parents failed so much as the younger generation seem to choose listening to these so called “influencers” on social media to get their facts. I still have faith that the younger generation will start doing some independent research and realize they are being misled by these muttonheads.

    Still like the quote “if your not a liberal at the age of 20 you don’t have a heart, but if your still a liberal at 40 you don’t have a brain”.

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