Thursday, November 13, 2008

Prince Walnuts

It turns out that Bonny Bunny Bony Bonnie Prince Charles is just the kind of guy you always hoped he was... you know, a giant asshole. British paper The Guardian has collected excerpts from his lifetime of correspondence. And, as is clearly The Guardian's intention, you can't help but concluding that Chuck is kind of a dick (and always has been).

From 1981:

I am beginning to get fed up with the amount of nonsensical rubbish I take all day and every day. If one more NZ [New Zealand] child asks me what it's like to be a prince, I shall go demented.
Who can blame him, though? The colonized are the worst!

From a letter in defence (!) of farmers in 2002:
[I agree with a farmer in Cumbria who told me] "if we, as a group, were black or gay, we would not be victimised or picked upon."
Yes, blacks and gays never get picked upon.

From 2003:
What is wrong with everyone nowadays? Why do they all seem to think they are qualified to do things far beyond their technical capabilities? This is to do with the learning culture in schools as a consequence of a child-centred system which admits no failure. People think they can all be pop stars, high court judges, brilliant TV personalities or infinitely more competent heads of state without ever putting in the necessary work or having natural ability. This is the result of social utopianism which believes humanity can be genetically and socially engineered to contradict the lessons of history.
Oh, he is a right charmer that one!

Here in "the olde colonies across the ponde" (as the Brits call the US), we have a name for a person who is this crabby about life in the modern world. We call him "John McCain."

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