Knight Of The Mind

I'll do my best to present a philosophical and generally conservative look at current events and life, the universe and everything. Readers are invited to take all that's posted herein with a grain of salt. or if they prefer, a grain of salt, a slice of lime and a shot of tequila.

Location: Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Greetings and welcome. My name is Steve, I'm 35 years old and I work for the US Army as an Operations Research Analyst. Hence my blog title Knight Of The Mind.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Bluff Prince Hal Dresses For A Party

Prince Hal felt like playing the Young Bloke at his friend's dress up party. They all dolled up to the nines and he went in casual summer dress. A casual summer weight Nazi Desert Uniform. Prince Hal made sure to accessorize with a big swastika on the sleeve, in case someone didn't get the joke.

Mums was naturally mortified, but tried to play it down as best as possible. Being rather British about the whole affair, The Royals offered forth the following public understatement.

It read: "Prince Harry has apologised for any offence or embarrassment he has caused. He realises it was a poor choice of costume."

A really poor choice of costume indeed. Particularly since a fairly large elderly population in London still remembers what a lovely diversion The London Blitz provided. It was good of him to apologize. That takes care of everything.

Well, not everything. It seems The Royals are now under accusation of not caring enough that there was a holocaust. An outraged Dean of The Simon Weisenthal Center suggested a day trip for the amusement of Prince Hal.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles expressed outrage and urged Prince Harry to travel to Poland later this month to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp. -ABC News.

Diverting, but it would require Winter Wehrmacht attire.

Meanwhile, the stupid stunt may have a personal cost to the prince as well. He's long attempted to get into Great Britain's military academy at Sandhurst. At least one MP has already sited the incident as evidence Prince Henry has no business serving under arms. Quite possibly accurate. I'd have no desire whatsoever to see one of the abnoxious twerps donning a Che Guevara shirt get commissioned into the US Army either.

The bigger issue stems from the appaling lack of concern on the part of Prince Henry, for what had happened before. Prince Hal may not try to be obnoxious, he just doesn't seem like the sharpest knife in the block. P. J. O'Rourke once remarked something to the effect that those who fail the lessons of history probably aren't racking it up in Algebra 2 Trigonometry either. However, he needs some training in empathy and decorum.

It's seems a shame, but even with proper eugenics, royal families all seem to go the route of The Spanish Hapsburgs. Perhaps this is because they are at least as insulated from consequence as the Kennedys are in the US. Whatever the reason, it's a sad thing to watch and a sign that nothing is permanent all will one day decay and fall into decadence. A decadence that won't play well on the brutal training grounds of Sandhurst.


As you may or may not already be aware, members of the Watcher's Council hold a vote every week on what they consider to be the most link-worthy pieces of writing around... per the Watcher's instructions, I am submitting one of my own posts for consideration in the upcoming nominations process.
Here is the most recent winning council post, here is the most recent winning non-council post, here is the list of results for the latest vote, and here is the initial posting of all the nominees that were voted on.

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