Propaganda is about what is emphasised. It’s not some ornate conspiracy to delude us, it’s just that those who inform us are very selective about how our attention & engagement is directed. Conditioning, if you like.
When ‘reporting’ royal stories, they almost never foreground anything that could upset the establishment image. Even if it’s important.
So allow me to offer some sort of a corrective – stories about King Charles for your consideration…
1.King Charles has encountered a shocking amount of paedophiles in influential positions – Chazzer’s hero was Louis Mountbatten (who acccording to FBI files had ‘a perversion for young boys’), his guru was Laurens Van Der Post ( who impregnated a 14 year old girl he was supposed to care for ), one of his best friends and advisors was Jimmy Savile . He even bought An Actual Fucking House for Bishop Peter Ball, claiming that he felt strongly about the ‘monstrous wrongs done to you’.
One of Peter Ball’s victims was 12 years old. ( Ball pleaded guilty ).And there’s Prince Andrew. Anyway, basically that’s…Role model, mentor, friend, spiritual advisor and brother – all guilty of horrendous abuses.
To be very clear, I am not accusing the King of being involved in paedophilia ( I have no evidence and it’s a heinous accusation to make ) but…. what a dumb buffoon. He cannot judge character.
2. King Charles has a head full of broken biscuits. He’s a thick person’s idea of a clever person. He preens himself as though he is an environmental prophet (when in fact, he’s an environmental hypocrite), and he’s prone to pronounce on issues he knows nothing about and has absolutely no training in. Despite only getting 2 A-levels ( B in history, C in French ) he got into Cambridge – yeah I know – where they gave him a middling 2:2.
3. He was completely horrible to his young wife. Diana was a teenager, he was 30 when he proposed. They met a mere 12 times. She found out he was still obsessed with Camilla. She cried and cried and tried to call off the wedding. He cried too – but was too pathetic to call of the wedding. They got married. And a gallery of grotesque sycophants celebrated the Fairytale Wedding.
4. He loves to kill for fun.. Charles loves fox-hunting and killing things more generally. He threatened to leave the UK if foxhunting was banned ( I mean, c’mon that’s what you choose to take a stand on ? He was quoted as telling Blair that he “would not dare attack an ethnic minority in the way that supporters of fox hunting were being persecuted”. ).
5. The coveted idea of ‘responsibility’ & ‘duty’ is dubious. If you’re in his position – a billionaire head of state who’s eager to be seen as an envrionmentalist – you don’t accept….bags full of cash from Oil Despots. He refused to face questions or take the stand in the Independent Inquiry in to Child Sex Abuse instead sending a letter. If you’re supposed to embody the highest standards in public life you don’t call your asian friend ‘Sooty’.
Anyway, that’s your King folks. That you pay for. That you are told to revere. Ant & Dec will never tell you this, nor any of the other royal documentaries that the palace have almost complete control over.
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