Tuesday 21st of August 2018

the importance of the royal coitus...

baron henri

In the year of grace 2045, a few global warming seasons from now, one of the royal Empire sons of course will have married the black Queen of Sheeba and the new heir will be a nice colour of soft milk chocolate...

It will be time for the local witch-doctors of Whitehall to perform the ritual of the secret windmill dance — as sorcery of all sorcery — windmills made in Germania are providing this magical power called electricidad in that fairy land region of Africa from which Sheeba, leader of the Al Qaeda tribe, comes from. Typically the new royal religion settled between Islam, Judaism and Christianity will pray to the assembly god of Sodom —the rainbow snake — while most of the subjects are raised on the milk of pedestrian atheism with a tinge of Paganism in order to be kept in the colourful dark — away from the secret arcane knowledge of dynastical dynasties... The new Magna Carta of the empire is now written in Pidging English — that traditional computer lingo developed in Yankeedom by a great mix of races — the Latinos, the Indians from India, the Blacks and the KKK — all hating each others and caught in a Mexican stand-off since they elected the mass-murderer president, Ali Ruskatiphiansky (born in Russia from royal Jewish parents). But this is another story.

Back in Aussieland, the new chocolate heir — still to pop out of the anointed loins — is already hailed as a god — though the kid will still be imbued with the need for nappies, nappies of course with the crown symbol at the rear. The news of the new heir — 147th in line for the throne — will come through the blue wires of the National conservative Boredband, but it is in the street that commotion is to be found... The Magazines have already waged a fake war as which one would have the blackest baby picture on their covers and these sob-sheets are selling like hot cakes to cry babies, before the royal event. All's well... 

The royal coitus is in good hands — the Aussie press. 

 

the source of human's unhappiness...

 

Picture at top: Paul Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach, an 18th-century advocate of atheism.
The source of man's unhappiness is his ignorance of Nature. The pertinacity with which he clings to blind opinions imbibed in his infancy, which interweave themselves with his existence, the consequent prejudice that warps his mind, that prevents its expansion, that renders him the slave of fiction, appears to doom him to continual error.
—d'Holbach, The System of Nature...
read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atheism

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Read also: http://www.independentaustralia.net/2013/australian-identity/republic/kate-and-williams-baby-is-no-biggie/

And see: http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s3803637.htm

read also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_d%27Holbach... His dad was a wine maker...

 

tyndal and the invisible greenhouse...

The majority of the progressive and innovative British physicists of Tyndall's generation were conservative and orthodox on matters of religion. That includes for example James JouleBalfour StewartJames Clerk Maxwell,George Gabriel Stokes and William Thomson — all names investigating heat or light contemporaneously with Tyndall. These conservatives believed, and sought to strengthen the basis for believing, that religion and science were consistent and harmonious with each other. Tyndall, however, was a member of a club that vocally supported Darwin's theory of evolution and sought to strengthen the barrier, or separation, between religion and science. The most prominent member of this club was the anatomist Thomas Henry Huxley. Tyndall first met Huxley in 1851 and the two had a lifelong friendship. Chemist Edward Frankland and mathematician Thomas Archer Hirst, both of whom Tyndall had known since before going to university in Germany, were members too. Others included the social philosopher Herbert Spencer. See X-Club.

Though not nearly so prominent as Huxley in controversy over philosophical problems, Tyndall played his part in communicating to the educated public what he thought were the virtues of having a clear separation between science (knowledge & rationality) and religion (faith & spirituality).[48] As the elected president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1874, he gave a long keynote speech at the Association's annual meeting held that year in Belfast. The speech gave a favorable account of the history of evolutionary theories, mentioning Darwin's name favorably more than 20 times, and concluded by asserting that religious sentiment should not be permitted to "intrude on the region of knowledge, over which it holds no command". This was a hot topic. The newspapers carried the report of it on their front pages — in the British Isles, North America, even the European Continent — and many critiques of it appeared soon after. The attention and scrutiny increased the friends of the evolutionists' philosophical position, and brought it closer to mainstream ascendancy.[49]

read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Tyndall

 

Read also: http://www.independentaustralia.net/2013/environment/carbon-dioxides-invisibility-is-what-causes-global-warming/

 

What has this to do with royalty?... Everything. Royalty is a pompous device that some humans have invented in uncertainty, in order to control "subjects" (other people) and get them to fight wars on their behalf. There is no scientific validation of royalty, nor there is any godly validation of royalty... It's all a con. Science in comparison has all to inform us of what we are and can help us formulate better relationships between humans. Not as easy as it looks but far more rewarding in the proper creation of equal rights and the true understanding of the planet.

viva la republica...

 

Earlier this month, a baby was born, instantly becoming fourth in line to be Australian head of state; Professor Damien Kingsbury says this democratic anathema reflects Australia's political origins.

ON 2 MAY, a girl was bornShe was one of around 180,000 or so girls born that day. Her life is special, as is the life of every new child, and one hopes that she – and all other babies – go on to lead happy, fulfilling and productive lives. But that one particular baby is not – or should not be – any more special than that of any other.

That this particular baby is now fourth in line to be Australia’s head of state, yet destined never to be an Australian citizen nor be elected to that role, is a democratic anathema. This democratic anathema reflects Australia’s political origins.

It is said that the core political values of a nation are constructed when it is born and retain their stamp upon it thereafter. England’s constitutional monarchy is a result of the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the United States is ruled under its revolutionary Constitution and amendments, France has continued to return to the republican model and so on.

For Australia, however, there has been no single cathartic political experience and its move towards federation and democracy bear the mark of an incomplete political process. Australia avoided the worst excesses of war and revolution, but its political gradualism has favoured conservativism and tradition as much as progress and change. 

Australia identifies its claimed cultural values of social and political notions of fairness and a generalised sense of egalitarianism, yet these, too, have remained compromised.

read more: https://independentaustralia.net/australia/australia-display/an-australian-republic-or-fourth-in-line-as-australias-head-of-state,7738

the throne...

 

See image and stories at top...

 

privilege has its privileges...

 

The British Council has said it will investigate comments allegedly made by one of its senior employees on Facebook that criticise Prince George for living “on public money”.

Angela Gibbins, head of global estates at the charity, was reported to have commented on a picture of the young prince, which someone had captioned: “I know he’s only two years old, but Prince George already looks like a f****** d***head.”

The British Council, which promotes the UK and the English language in more than 100 countries, said her alleged comments, in which she called the now three-year-old Prince George “royal, rich” and “advantaged” and referenced “white privilege”, were not representative of the organisation’s views.

A spokeswoman said: “This comment was made on a private social media account. It has absolutely no connection to the British Council and does not represent the views of the British Council.

“That said, we expect the highest standards of our staff and we will be investigating the matter further.”

Gibbins’s apparent comments, which were reported in the Sun, were on a photograph of the duke and duchess of Cambridge’s firstborn taken for a set of stamps to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday when he was two years old.

She allegedly said: “White privilege. That cheeky grin is the innate knowledge he’s royal, rich, advantaged and will never know *any* difficulties or hardships in life.

“Let’s find photos of 3yo Syrian refugee children and see if they look alike, eh?”

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/26/british-council-to-investigate-employees-reported-comments-mocking-prince-george

 

Meanwhile at the RSPCA

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released a series of pictures of their son Prince George to celebrate his third birthday, they could not have anticipated the adverse reaction.

But among the four images released on Friday by Kensington Palace, one showing the barefoot future king appearing to feed his pet spaniel Lupo an ice-cream lolly has raised concern among leading animal welfare organisations. 

Experts have said that dogs are allergic to dairy products, which can cause digestive problems, and that chocolate is highly toxic to canines. George, third in line to the throne, is photographed holding what appears to be an ice-cream lolly covered with white chocolate under Lupo’s nose in the garden of his parent’s 10-bedroom Norfolk mansion, Anmer Hall.

 

Not the sin of little George, but the fault of the system... Read from top...

 

now is the time... just do it.

The well-worn refrain about the Australian republic is that it is off limits until Her Majesty the Queen shuffles off the mortal coil. She is such a respected monarch that it would be offensive to get out from under her skirts while there are still freshly laundered petticoats to comfort us. Apart from that she is, apparently, such a constitutional adornment that it would be impossible to carry a referendum to change the head of state while she was still on the throne.

Malcolm Turnbull was at it again just before Christmas at the dinner in Sydney to mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Australian Republican Movement, now subtly rebadged as the Australian Republic Movement

The vast majority of Australians have known no other head of state than the Queen. She is so admired and respected that few of us can say – whether monarchists or republicans – that we are not Elizabethans.

I do not believe Australians would welcome, let alone support, another republic referendum during her reign. And as you know I have held this view for some time.

It might then be just as cogently argued that the Prince of Wales has waited so long to be crowned that it would be impolite for us to decamp the moment the poor fellow got the job.

read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/28/there-will-never-b...

 

read from top.

Picture at top: Paul Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach, an 18th-century advocate of atheism. Religion is married to kingdom's rule...


"The source of man's unhappiness is his ignorance of Nature. The pertinacity with which he clings to blind opinions imbibed in his infancy, which interweave themselves with his existence, the consequent prejudice that warps his mind, that prevents its expansion, that renders him the slave of fiction, appears to doom him to continual error."
—d'Holbach, The System of Nature...

 

Malcolm is a duplicitous bore... 

time for a republic...

The prospect of King Charles has given hope to the Australian Republic Movement, with polling showing not even the British are enthused by the heir apparent ascending to the throne.

Polling by FTI Consulting of 2,531 UK citizens on behalf of the Australian movement late last month found more than half of respondents believed the Queen best embodied the spirit of the United Kingdom but just 39% trusted Prince Charles and only 37% wanted him to replace his mother.

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, who follows his father in the succession line, proved a more popular choice at 41%, while 7% wanted another royal family member and 14% thought the monarchy should not exist.

read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/25/australian-republ...

 

The only reason the monarchy is surviving these days is because the "goodlooking kids" sell magazines like the butt of Kim K does as well. If those kids were ugly, say look like their religiously imaginative non-ancestor Henry the VIII, the monarchy would have been kicked out a long time ago... Read from top.

living in the past...

 

This historical nostalgia gets reduced down to an easily marketable form, to the point where it becomes almost kitsch in the way defined by Baudrillard: “It repeats fashion without having been part of the experience of fashion.” It’s the kind of kitsch that you might think of when you see a “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster, though this kind of pre-welfare state nostalgia is better summed up by the Icelandic slang term nostaklígja, which denotes the gall-like taste you get in your mouth just before you throw up. It is used “where an overly romantic view of a bygone era transcends good taste and/or common sense”. For me it cannot help but conjure the spectre of Brexit.

That’s not to say that any of these thoughts are at the forefront of any consumer’s thought process when they purchase a royalist tea set or a pack of Polaroid Originals film (I’m pleased about the relaunch of the latter – it’s a fun and influential creative medium that counts leading photographers among its fans). But I do wonder when my generation is going to start making its own aesthetic stamp on the world rather than looking to their parents for inspiration.

To an extent it reflects the fact that the cultural gatekeepers are, in the main, part of that boomer generation – how many more BBC4 documentaries about the 1960s are we expected to sit through?

Read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/26/millennials-living...

 

Yes why be living in the past when you can digitise your life into little bits? It's a bit like the royal family. They invented themselves out of traditions. Say the present dynasty is a recent artistic installation. The Winsdsors did not exist before 17 July 1917. "Upon hearing that his cousin had changed the name of the British royal house to Windsor and in reference to Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, German Emperor Wilhelm II remarked jokingly that he planned to see "The Merry Wives of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha"...

So nostalgia rules... Well, it does not really. In Newtown, there are more women wearing head-styles like that of the 1960s poster of women's power — the dangerous cleaning lady, with a scarf knotted at the front. It's charming. It reminds me of MY future as I was born way before this style of affirmation. The roaring 20s is more my thingy. Then Polaroid came and was gone. I'm still here. That Polaroid is coming back is not nostalgic but far more instant and less transient than an Instagram message on a glue-phone. 

At least Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett mentioned Derida... or was it baudrillard?

Read from top...

 

and the king asked "what shall be my name?'...

I know. Me, too. One look at the morning news – they've called Sydney's newest ferry, Ferry McFerryFace – and your next glance is to the calendar. It is April Fools Day, yes? Someone has sucked us in, and we momentarily believed that they were actually going to call a Sydney ferry by that name!

But, no. To the amazement of many, it all turned out to be true.

Read more:

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/if-its-ferry-mcferryface-it-must-be-april-...

 

What do you expect from a mob of satirical ignorant subjects who have been treated like mugs since King Arfur? Actually, it needs only a handful of naughty kids to use a stupid "voting" system which is likely to be invaded by naughty kids eager to do a naughty thing...

And the king asked the crowd "What shall be my name?".

The chorus of course was "Kingie McCharlieMcFace the first"... (and the last)... Read from top.

the royal british coloured oxytocin...

Almost two decades ago, during the heady first months of the new millennium, an unruly baroness named Kate Gavron made a shocking suggestion. Prince Charles, she said, should have married someone black. It would be, she imagined, a powerful symbol of the monarchy’s commitment to racial integration and multiculturalism.

Gavron’s comments were not well received at the time. As is so often the case with race and the royals, far more interesting than these remarks themselves, were the media reactions to them. Some suspected this was merely a clandestine attempt at “getting rid” of the monarchy, erasing their heritage through interracial marriages. Not so much revolution, as racial dilution.

Others assumed that for the Prince of Wales to marry a “black girl” - as the hypothetical person was described - would be to return to the loveless, strategic marriages the royals were once so famous for. It was obvious to commentators at the time that marrying a black girl, and marrying someone you actually loved, were both antithetical and mutually exclusive. After all, you couldn’t expect an heir to the throne to actually be attracted to such a person.

In this context, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement represents something genuinely different from everything that has gone before. Their marriage will bring into reality what the British establishment lacked the imagination to even conceive of as possible 17 years ago – that a senior royal can love, and marry, someone whose ethnic heritage is not just different to his own, but the heritage that has always been most othered in Britain – black and African.

The royal family plays a largely symbolic role in our society, so it’s the symbolism of this engagement that interests me. I struggled growing up with the feeling that the monarchy were fundamental to Britishness, but that the Britishness they represented was one that excluded me. This exclusion mattered. It made other people perceive being truly British, and being black, as incompatible identities. It represented a giant taboo. Every government that I can remember made some attempt, rhetorical at least, to acknowledge and protect racial diversity. The family at the apex of our society was doing anything but.

read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/27/prince-harry-megha...

 

Read from top. Long live the republic.

selling the royal mugs...

The cameras had barely finished flashing on the newly engaged Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. But Emma Bridgewater, a British ceramics manufacturer, was already making a mug to commemorate the royal moment.

The next week, just under 1000 mugs - with "Harry & Meghan are engaged," and the date of the announcement on them - were on sale. They retailed online for around £20 ($34.70) and sold out within 24 hours.

 

read more:

http://www.smh.com.au/business/world-business/big-business-selling-the-british-royal-family-20171225-h0a1jo.html

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more semi-royal mugs...

David Matthews, father-in-law to Pippa Middleton, herself the sister to the UK's Duchess of Cambridge, was charged Thursday with raping a child in France, it was revealed Friday.

He is currently under legal supervision.

According to reports, Matthews has been under investigation by France's Juvenile Protection Brigade since 2017 after a relative reported him. The hotel owner is alleged to have carried out the assault between 1998 and 1999 during his vacations in France.

Matthews was charged with the "rape of a minor by a person with authority over his victim."

 

Read more:

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201803311063085362-pippa-middleton-father...

sparkle markle...

In the hillside enclave of Los Feliz in central Los Angeles the playground and classrooms of Immaculate Heart High School are abuzz with chatter about the upcoming royal wedding.

One of their alumni — Meghan Markle — is about to become the newest member of the British royal family.

"It gives us a role model to follow," 18-year-old Sabrina Nagy said.

Read more:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-06/meghan-markle-inspires-us-high-sch...

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I've got news for you, kiddies. This stint only works if you look "beautiful". Princesses who marry a prince are "never ordinary looking" unless they are in Shrek (where the beautiful princess becomes ugly at night — that's a twist for you) or Princess Ann. Royalties or "beautiful" people about to become royalties despite "some odds" against them should NEVER be role models. Sleeping Beauty is 127 years old when she is woken up by her "beautiful" prince... This is by no mean a rebuttal of the love between Markle and Prince Harry who had needed a clip behind the ears for a while. 

There are plenty of forgotten women who should be real role-models, in sciences and other activities — but, then, many of them got forgotten because they were not "beautiful". Read from top.

 

Good luck to the couple. Long live the republic of Australia.

escapist nonsense...

Melbourne-born Peter Tatchell, human rights campaigner and anti-monarchist, says he plans to do the weekly shopping on Saturday and clean the house.

Yes, he’s heard there might be something on the telly.

"I am totally disinterested in the royal wedding and will be ignoring it,” he said. “For me, it will be another ordinary Saturday.

“The royal wedding is escapist nonsense; a real-life soap opera for people who fantasise about fame, riches, status and fairy-tale romance. Good luck to Meghan and Harry but don’t expect me to fawn over them.”

Trying to hold back the tide is a royal tradition in England, thanks to King Canute. But this would not be a metaphor appreciated by the UK’s republicans, who are grimly suffering through yet another royal wedding.

 

 

Read more:

 

https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/the-royal-wedding-is-escapist-nonsen...

 

Read also:

 

lovely... but despite the impending royal wedding, we still need australia to be a republic.

 

 

Read from top (note the time of publication).

show your appreciation by re-enacting the Gunpowder Plot of 1605

Come Saturday night, most of the world will be glued to their television sets, revelling in a ceremonial tribute to love that can only be achieved through enormous, taxpayer-funded wealth.

While it's refreshing to see how popular hereditary monarchy is in 2018, for anyone who isn't a member of a royal family, watching the wedding is a massive waste of time.

In the end, it'll be like every other wedding you've been bored stiff by — only longer, more expensive and with more obnoxious voiceover commentary. 

Here's some better alternatives for your Saturday night.

 

Read more:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-19/watch-royal-wedding-live-eight-bet...