The idea of "right" and "wrong" is not static - it moves with the development of a nation. I think many things that are done in Saudi Arabia, the Yemen and Pakistan are heinous crimes - yet they are the law of the day in those countries. Perhaps in 50 years someone will apologise to the women who have been mistreated and the children jailed for burning paper etc etc.
I am very surprised to read about education in Australia, UK...
It seems the French are doing something right for once (or least used to, unsure now).
We had Civic Education (an hour a week) - which was based on our duties are citizens, the various government bodies, the institutions...
We had of course history and this covered pretty much everything from the prehistoric age to the 21st century
The persian/african world
South America (probably the least bit covered) - aside from the colonisation from the spanish and the portugues
French kings...but also british ones
Anglo/french wars, WW1 and 2,
Korean and Vietnam Wars,
Colonisation by the french, brit, dutch...
Cold War, American independance,
Funding of USSR/Russia
China from the Empreror to Mao and 1989
founding of Eastern Europe...
all was factual without much of a propaganda. and for PDLM, Vichy was well covered too.
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My primary school education covered a lot about Tudors, Stuarts, Normans, Saxons and the rowdy London mob...
Funnily we learned our history written originally by a German (Maxmueller) and then "adjusted" by the congress government of the time to suit their agendas...lol..
ATV aired this video last night. I cannot for the life of me figure out why. Money? Political pressure?
Chinese version: 無恥ATV抹黑 學民思潮 - YouTube
With English subtitles (courtesy of the always excellent Badcanto): Hong Kong Propaganda TV: London and Washington Behind Anti-National Education Protest
The Chinese version has the usual "The views expressed on the following program do not necessarily reflect those of ATV", etc. shown before the actual program. But I still don't understand the purpose of airing it. Judging by the viewer response, it's not helping the cause of national education.
Wow. Was that as weird in the chinese as it was in the translation? How could any broadcaster broadcast such blatant and ludicrous rubbish? Gob-smacked actually.