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freak show tourism

If you're planning to make a a case for monarchy it will be too small for nano technology. Your audience won't be able to see it, even with electron microscopes. The number of bytes used to type it will actually be a negative number. That said, at the top of your list will be tourism. Yes, people do want to see the freakish time warp Britain is stuck in. They want to experience a bizarre, infantile, Disneyesque dystopia. In other words, this is the kind of tourism a country can do without. Visitor reactions are wilfully misconstrued as admiration when it's more likely to be amused disbelief, or schadenfreude. The second act in your masquerade will be about stability, but that only exixts for the wealthy and the titled. For many of the remainder, there can be no stability in poverty and debt. The only people outside the inner circle who can speak with conviction in favour of monarchy or hereditary aristocracy are those who benefit from analogous principles. This includes people who enjoy illegitimate rewards from nepotism, inheritance, the old boy's network, other affective connections, and those who devoutly believe in failing upwards. In Britain, that'd be a roll call longer than the Sins of Freck.

Sun, 23 Jan 2022 17:06:09 GMT post menu

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anti-tax to anti-vax

At this time of year some people will be thinking about what is arguably the most important event in history. Yes, there's the birth of Jesus to reflect upon, but it's also time to celebrate how Washington and his army crossed the Delaware at Christmas in 1776. They had a decisive victory in the Battle of Trenton the next day. This relatively bloodless stroke of military genius set a precedent for the ultimate success of the new Republic. Ingenuity coupled with stoicism would win the day. So it is with customary American defiance that Sarah Palin has announced that she would rather die than have the COVID vaccine. This is spirit to cherish rather than mock. While masks and distancing may be effective and reasonable measures, coercing people to be vaccinated when the result falls a long way short of sterilising immunity is to be regarded with suspicion. This is especially true when you don't know how many of the establishment figures advocating vaccination have shares in Pfizer or other relevant pharmaceutical companies. There may be a good case for vaccinating only the most vulnerable so that highly vulnerable people in other countries can have better access to the jabs. According to multiple respected scientific journals, vaccination will not stop anyone getting COVID or passing it on. There is also a growing consensus that natural immunity is 27 times more effective than COVID vaccines. What we need to be vaccinated against is the infectious conformity that sustains the British establishment. Their goal is mass obedience and the maintenance of cultural hegemony. The Sons of Liberty began resistance to British tyranny and violence with protest. A revolutionary movement grew as a response to injustice and oppression. Part of that was opposition to taxation without representation. Maybe a sense of freedom can emanate from the anti-vaccination protests in London. But has the "anti-vax" point been made now? Is it time to stay home and stay safe? He who stands and goes away will be back to stand another day. Next time perhaps for the cause of a British republic. It's Christmas - a time for optimistic wishes.

Mon, 20 Dec 2021 14:07:31 GMT post menu

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Brave Barbadians

Congratulations are in odrer. What a beautiful example. Wishing the people of this new republic prosperity and peace. If Barbados can do it why can't the big-time de facto dependencies try it? Yeah that means you Canada.

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 16:01:43 GMT post menu

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primitive creatures

Yesterday's photo opportunity for the British media was members of the royal family holding a tarantula and a bird. So did they set the bird on the spider or the spider on the bird? They can't help it. It's in their nature. Come to think of it, monarchy is a lot like snake handling. It's just much less sophisticated and credible.

Thu, 30 Sep 2021 11:25:03 GMT post menu

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scabitalism

Anyone remember Mad Max the Road Warrior? "If it's all the same to you, I'll drive that tanker." As a proportion of the British people react to the shortage of fuel with jerry cans, Brexit takes the blame for the lack of drivers available to deliver it to forecourts. Heaven forbid that anyone who lives in this country receives occupational training. Good grief, that would mean investing in people. The establishment modus operandi has been to export those who turn to crime because they lack a trade that would allow them to earn a living, while importing people who have skills deemed valuable. It matters not that countries investing in training are deprived of benefit, or that those already living here are deprived of a livelihood. Relative deprivation is the objective; it is essential if your betters are going to have a righteous sense of overprivilege. These are echos of feudalism. It is not capitalism. This is Britain running on empty. As we persist in the wasteland, we will pray that leadership is out there somewhere, not just more sociopaths with a sense of entitlement (hockey mask optional).

Mon, 27 Sep 2021 11:40:43 GMT post menu

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