Another royal mouth to feed…

December 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm (grovelling, Jim D, Monarchy, parasites, republicanism)

Oh no! Another mouth (for us all) to feed…

royal baby 200x300 Royal Baby Names for Prince William and Kate Middleton

“It was pitiful for a person born in a wholesome free atmosphere to listen to their humble and hearty outpourings of loyalty towards their king and Church and nobility; as if they had any more occasion to love and honor king and Church and noble than a slave has to honor the lash, or a dog has to love and honor the stranger that kicks him! Why, dear me, ANY kind of royalty. howsoever modified, ANY kind of aristocracy, howsoever pruned,  is rightly an insult; but if you are born and brought up under that sort of arrangement you probably never find it out for yourself, and don’t believe it when somebody else tells you. It is enough to make a body ashamed of his race to think of the sort of froth that has always occupied its thones without shadow of right or reason, and the seventh-rate people that have always figured as its artistocracies — a company of monarchs and nobles who, as a rule, would have achieved only poverty and obscurity if left, like their betters, to their own exertions…

“The truth was, the nation as a body was in the world for one object, and one only: to grovel before king and Church and noble: to slave for them, sweat blood for them, starve that they might be fed, work that they might play, drink misery to the dregs that they might be happy, go naked that they might waer silks and jewels, pay taxes that they might be spared from paying them, be familiar all their lives with the degrading language and postures of adulation that they might walk in pride and think themselves gods of this world. And for all this, the thanks they got were cuffs and contempt; and so poor-spirited were they that they took even this sort of attention as an honor.”

-Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

3 Comments

  1. Kolya said,

    “Another royal mouth to feed…”

    I think Kate may take care of feeding the royal mouth all by herself … at least initially.

  2. Jim Denham said,

    Dave on the reaction of Ed Miliband (a disgrace to his republican father):
    http://www.davidosler.com/2012/12/two-milibands-on-the-monarchy/

  3. Some other royal mouth to feed… | WP Articles said,

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