Thursday, June 10, 2010

Long live the Queen...

If you knew me you would know that it takes a lot of wincing and gnashing of teeth for me to say "long live the Queen".

Being a staunch anti-royalist, the whole concept of monarchy seems parasitic, primitive and unfair to me. Why should our society perpetuate and celebrate the opulence of the descendants of the biggest and most successful bandits in history. Not wishing to leave any doubt on the matter, my view is that the French had the right idea, they are relics and long overdue for the chop. The reason I am wishing the Queen a long life is not so that the position of the throne of England is preserved for longer but so that her slobbering imbecile of a son doesn't get on it and simply embarrass everyone, the man is a liability.

I read with dismay today that Charles blames "science" for the "ills of the world", yes that's right, it's all the fault of that Italian johnny, what was his name, oh yes, Galileo the foreign chappy with the telescope. Let's take a look at some of the things he said,

"He said he found it "baffling" that so many scientists professed a faith in God yet this had little bearing on the "damaging" way science was used to exploit the natural world."


Oh my!, pot calling the kettle black or what, one wonders how many Bangladeshi's it would take to equal YOUR carbon foot print, how many Aston Martins does one need old chap? Another self assured moron criticizing the enlightenment from the comfort of enlightenment institutions; perhaps Charlie-boy might like to consider how he is personally using science to exploit nature next time he flies his private jet to Zurich and helicopters into Gstaad for a long weekend skiing with his posse of sycophants.

He goes on,

"As a result, Nature has been completely objectified — 'She' has become an 'it' — and we are persuaded to concentrate on the material aspect of reality that fits within Galileo's scheme." The Prince said that he believed "green technology" alone could not resolve the world's environmental problems. Instead, the West must do something about its "deep, inner crisis of the soul"

If only we could re-feminise the planet (whatever the hell that means?) and all start believing in ghosts then all our environmental problems would be solved; unfortunately Charles is a bit scarce on the detail of his theory, how exactly would pretending that the lump of rock and iron that is planet Earth is a "lady" solve Global warming? I'm no climatologist, but I reckon what would certainly help would be if slobbering dauphins of Prince's stopped chartering the entire first class section of Jumbo Jets in order to fly an entourage of people over to New York to pick up an "environmental award", producing roughly 24 tonnes of CO2 or perhaps using their private Jet's to fly to "climate talks".

Clearly the Prince is keen on a regression back to a more religious and fundamentalist implementation of the "sacred traditions", so let's see what the guide book for these "faiths" i.e. the Bible has to say on this,

"Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth..."

Doh!

"One" wonders where the whole historical edifice that is the UK monarchy would be if we removed all the cash from it that was generated from activities that involved the products of "science" over the years? For example, agriculture, weapons, war, finance, food production, drugs, civil engineering, chemicals, tourism and so on, I would wager it would be substantial, probably nearly as much as they made from extortion and theft from their God fearing subjects sacrificed on the blades of their God fearing enemies.

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I know! He sounds like such an idiot. Esp when he has a zillion palaces, cars, staff, travels everywhere by private jet (even to conferences on the environment) but oh wait, it's the consumerism of the rest of us that is to blame! Thanks Charlie! (off with his head)

Steve Borthwick said...

E, Perhaps we could solve the current budget deficit by selling the Royal Family on E-bay "one Prince, slightly worn, with ears (XL)", would anyone really care? :)

G said...

I love it Steve, you've quoted the Bible on your side of the argument! You want to be careful there, it could become a habit.

Steve Borthwick said...

Hi G, I am flattered that you call this an "argument", "rant" might be more appropriate.

As for the Bible quote, well I am learning to pick and choose stuff to suit my own perspective... I believe that's how its supposed to work isn't it? ;);)