Wednesday, November 02, 2005


The following was published as a Letter to the Editor. I have no means of checking it but others might

Regarding the story of the passing of Rosa Parks, I noticed a few glaring omissions about her life. Although it was a courageous act to refuse to sit in the back of the bus as she was ordered to do, this was not a spontaneous act on her part, and a closer look at history will tell the full story, which unfortunately does not meet the "politically correct" criteria for today's news.

Rosa Parks was the secretary of the local NAACP. In August of 1955, (four months before the bus incident) Parks attended the Highlander Folk School in Mounteagle, Tennessee. This school was started in 1932 by Myles Horton and James Dombrowski, both members of the Communist Party. The schools' original purpose was to train Communists activists on how to promote textile strikes, hold protest marches, and march in picket.

The Textile Workers Union then was completely controlled by the Communist Party. Parks attended summer training at the Highlander Folk school in 1955, 1956 and 1957. She is pictured with Martin Luther King sitting on the front row in a Highlander training class on September 2, 1957, making the story that she was just a "poor tired black seamstress" when she sat in the front of the bus is a complete lie.

An old city bus, like the one Parks rode on, is on display in the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery AL. Children are regularly brought to the bus on field trips to hear a harsh recorded voice telling all blacks to move to the back. This is deliberately designed to instill feelings of guilt and self-hate in white children. In reality, Rosa Parks, the "Civil Rights Heroine" was a Communist agitator.


Foreigners who apply to become British citizens will have to swot up on British regional accents, the Church of England and a wide range of cultural information - but not British history. Details of the new "Britishness test" were revealed by ministers on the day before the examination becomes compulsory to people who apply for naturalisation.

However, candidates will not be tested on British history. To become British, applicants will have to pay 34 pounds to sit the 45-minute multiple choice exam. They will have to answer 24 questions in the "Life in the UK" test and answer about 75 per cent correctly to pass, a Home Office spokeswoman said. Examples of areas which will be tested include:

* Where are the Geordie, Cockney, and Scouse dialects spoken?
* What are MPs?
* What is the Church of England and who is its head?
* What is the Queen's official role and what ceremonial duties does she have?
* Do many children live in single parent families or step-families?

Candidates who fail the exam will be able to re-take it as many times as they wish. From tomorrow, the computer-based examination will be available at 90 test centres around the country. Candidates will not be allowed to refer to the source book for the exam, the Life in the UK Handbook, during the test.

Immigration minister Tony McNulty said: "Becoming a British citizen is a milestone event in an individual's life. "The measures we are introducing today will help new citizens to gain a greater appreciation of the civic and political dimension of British citizenship and, in particular to understanding the rights and responsibilities that come with the acquisition of British citizenship."


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