Before anything, let me express my sympathy and support for the women and girls who were enslaved and abused. Virginia Giuffre ( formerly Roberts) and other girls / young women – your innocence, your vulnerability were exploited by powerful men, and you deserve justice.
In speaking out you are heroic, courageous and to be supported. I believe what your saying and am in awe of your resilience.
Beyond the personal trauma this criminal episode, exposes the whole monarchy, not just Prince Andrew.
The Questions that need answered….
Did the Royal Family / the government / the Queen know about Prince Andrew’s visits to Epstein’s island ? To his mansion in New York ?
Who did his security detail ( who we pay for ) report to and what did they say ? (“Prince on island with lots of teenage girls and sleazy men. Some of girls may be underage.” ?)
Was there a reluctance to confront the Duke with his behaviour? After all he is notoriously a boor and shouts at anyone who questions him ?
If the authorties / royal family / establishment knew what was going on – what did they do about it ? Anything ?
There is a toxic, corrupting secrecy around the Royal Family, and we are allowed to know almost nothing, despite paying for almost everything. They are exempt from Freedom of Information. We’re not allowed to know.
It’s one thing to argue that they are entitled to secrecy because why-should-the-public-know-how much-one’s-holidays cost – but quite another, when the secrecy is harnessed to protect them from being questioned about a very serious and ugly crime. Abuse. That’s the word. Abuse.
Stop and think about this for a moment.
The most reviled and hideous paedophile in the UK in decades was Jimmy Savile. Who Prince Charles counted as a good friend and advisor.
The most reviled and notorious paedophile in US currently was Jeffrey Epstein. Who Prince Andrew counted as a good friend and holiday friend ( even after his conviction).
Prince Andrew is patron of the NSPCC ( National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) who campaign against trafficking. Tweet them and ask them about this [ September UPDATE: NSPCC have since disowned Prince Andrew’s patronage since this article has been published.]
Charles Mountbatten Windsor and Andrew Mountbatten Windsor – arrogant, idiotic, sleazy men – we are told – REPRESENT US. We are told they are role models. We are requested to call them Your Royal Highness. We are expected to pay for their life of luxury.
Doesn’t that make you wince ? Make you angry ?
So here’s the news….The Queen is going to die soon.
So make a stand. She’s must be the last monarch. Argue, cause embarrassment, rattle cages, exploit the up and coming political shitstorm.
No more royals. No more Feudalism. No more secrecy. No more golden carriages and slobbering royal weddings.
[ and if you could kick off the rebellion by ReTweeting or Sharing this article on Facebook, then you will be awarded the Revolting Subject Medal of Showing some Spine in an Obsequious world]