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Please dig up Oliver Cromwell – again

The late regicide and Lord Protector was dug up after the Restoration, along with some others, for a posthumous ‘execution’. Well perhaps it will be time again to dig him up and restore him as the Lord Protector, should Prince Charles succeed to the Throne.

The Heir to the Throne has weighed in on Syria, echoing Charlotte Church’s comments on Climate Change being a driver of the conflict.

“We’re seeing a classic case of not dealing with the problem because, it sounds awful to say, but some of us were saying 20 something years ago that if we didn’t tackle these issues you would see ever greater conflict over scarce resources and ever greater difficulties over drought, and the accumulating effect of climate change, which means that people have to move.
We’re now facing a real possibility of nature’s bank going bust

“And there’s very good evidence indeed that one of the major reasons for this horror in Syria, funnily enough, was a drought that lasted for about five or six years, which meant that huge numbers of people in the end had to leave the land.”

Asked if there was a direct link between climate change, conflict and terrorism, he added: “It’s only in the last few years that the Pentagon have actually started to pay attention to this.

Quite, and who has been running the Pentagon in the last few years, and what was it that happened in Hama in 1982?

For me, it is not the stating of views but the sheer smug partisanship that makes it difficult to see the worth of a Monarch when accidents of history give us the prospect of this person as a King, even though he would almost certainly be a powerless cypher, like President Kallinin, who, weeping with grief and powerlessness, signed the papers to send his wife to the GULAG as Stalin looked on.

Perhaps the Queen’s sense of duty, and memories of the Abdication Crisis and her father’s unexpected and reportedly unwelcome advancement have given her a fear of openly meddling in politics that perhaps her son lacks. The pantomime horse of a Corbyn Prime Minister to a King Charles III (albeit I would hope that the PoW takes a more auspicious regal name, such as Cnut) might well lead to matters coming to a head.

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24 comments to Please dig up Oliver Cromwell – again

  • RAB

    Chuckles Buggerlugs III, not two, but four short planks… Know what I mean? Mark my words, unless he falls under a bus (or should that be a Landau?) he will be the last king of England.

  • Sigivald

    ever greater conflict over scarce resources and ever greater difficulties over drought, and the accumulating effect of climate change, which means that people have to move

    Because plainly that’s what’s causing this three-ish-way civil war between a tottering dictatorship, religious extremists, and people who just want a country that isn’t awful all the time?

    Good thing Britain doesn’t let the Monarchy actually run things any more.

  • Gene

    So the future MONARCH is endorsing a Marxist materialist explanation for terrorism? I suppose if he were smarter the cognitive dissonance might actually give him pause.

  • Ellen

    People of Charles’ stripe want to force us into cognitive dissonance, preferably without complaint. Like Kallinin signing his wife’s goodbye papers, it’s proof they are in charge.

  • Sam Duncan

    How brainless can a bloke be? Was the proclamation of a caliphate in Afghanistan in 1996 caused by drought too? Or the Iranian revolution in 1979? He can’t see any long-term trend of fundamentalist nutters in the area, or anything?

    “King Charles III (albeit I would hope that the PoW takes a more auspicious regal name, such as Cnut)”

    I think I read somewhere that he wants to be George VII.

  • A Swiss

    Well he is do gooder – so he is the perfect symbol for the current “elite”.

  • Like many people, prince Charles can see through PC when it’s an area he knows about – his un-PC views on architecture caused him to be accused of “advocating nazi architecture” – but swallows it when the area is one he does not know about – e.g, the physics and statistics of Global Warming theory. (To be fair, as regards the statistics, he’s no more ignorant than Jones, Briffa and Mann, and unlike them he’s not supposed to be a skilled statistician.) At the end of the 70’s, I heard plenty of people comment on the ugliness of buildings built in Britain since the war but in a weary, hopeless sort of way – they took it for granted that nothing could be done about it. Things improved in the 80s and he had a lot to do with that. By contrast, he will do nothing but harm with the views mocked in this post, but he himself will do very very little. The word ‘Merkel’ should suffice to cure anyone who things that an undemocratic position or old-fashioned constitution is the cause of our problem.

    Though very very far from the first worldwide, I’m one of the earliest of my acquaintance to study Climate Change science and realise it was politicised rubbish. I’m accustomed to the tedium of waiting for others to realise they’ve been had.

  • Stonyground

    I heard a report that Ed Milliband thinks that we should reduce our carbon emissions to zero. I don’t know the source or whether he has been misquoted but if it is true then he is an even bigger idiot than Charles is. Leaving aside the imprecise use of language, saying carbon rather than carbon dioxide, how the hell does he imagine that this can be achieved? Hopefully he will be the first to volunteer to stop breathing.

  • Typo in the above: things should be thinks

  • RRS

    Normative sociology, the study of what the causes of problems
    ought to be, greatly fascinates all of us. If X is bad and Y which also is bad can be tied to X by a plausible story, it is very hard to resist the conclusion that one causes the other. We want one bad thing to be caused by another.”

    [emphasis as original]

    That is lifted from the late Robert Nozick’s well known “Anarchy, State and Utopia.”
    (p 247).

    Conflict and violence are bad.
    Drought is bad.
    Drought is evidence of “Climate Change.”
    Thus, “Climate Change” is a causal element of conflict and violence.

  • mojo

    Plenty of excuse to skip over Chuck. Old, stupid and married to a divorcee. Bye, C.

    William, what reign name do you favor?

  • bloke in spain

    “I think I read somewhere that he wants to be George VII.”

    I was under the impression he wanted to be George III

  • Martha

    Indeed. After hearing of the terrorist attacks in Paris, a number of politicians and alike creatures did not think of how they could help but of how these atrocities could help them. From Clinton to Prince Disney, there they are and there it is.

    On the other hand, it is still not as bad as it was in Spain, where the socialists were able to steal a lost election over the span of less than 48 hours by perpetrating a laundry list of criminal acts whose objective was to spin and exploit the terrorist attacks to their advantage.

    Perhaps, one day, future “intellectuals” will be able to explain the results of those elections in Spain in terms of unusual patterns of cumulus clouds.

  • Eric

    Meh. His mother is going to outlast him anyway.

  • Phil B

    Prince Charles is so brainless you could brainwash him with a damp towel …

  • Runcie Balspune

    Whilst an argument could be made that a drought led to the conflict, the generally accepted fact, even by alarmists, is that no one specific weather event can be blamed on man-made climate change, and in any case the evidence that global warming will lead to more drought is spurious at best, seeing as it is expected to produce more precipitation.

  • bobby b

    ” . . . some of us were saying 20 something years ago . . . . ”

    But forty-some years ago, my junior high science curriculum included study of how global cooling was going to wipe out agriculture and cause massive sociological disruption.

    Surprisingly, those lies were spawned by some of the same people behind the newer warming crisis.

    Just think how much would be saved if, each time these people raised their heads and proclaimed a new crisis, we simply told some fanatical religious persons that they had disrespected their god.

    Sort of a “two birds, one stone” concept.

  • Greytop

    Madge is hanging on as long as she can, with a true monarch’s desire to spare her people any horrors. In this case, the horrors of her son as king. Sadly, she may not be able to hang on long enough.

    As for drought causing the Syrian crisis, I was under the impression parts of it had been dry for a good number of centuries and still sustained some sort of life. In any event those with the AK47s find enough reason to stay and want to make it an islam-only desert.

    But then, hasn’t Chuckle declared himself to be the next “defender of the faiths” and appears to see islam one of the faiths he wishes to have a say in. ISIS however may not agree as much as he thinks they might…

  • Paul Marks

    Hopefully the Queen (God bless her) will live at least as long as her mother.

    But there is a serious point here – the Pentagon.

    Many officers of intelligence and independent mindedness have been forced out of the Army, Navy, USAF, and Marines.

    What is left is too often yes-men and yes-women.

    People who parrot P.C. stuff – in order to please the “Critical Theory” Marxist in the Whitehouse.

    What they do not understand is that Comrade Barack Obama does not really believe this stuff himself (as a Frankfurt School man he just USES it – as he uses “racial justice” and “sexual justice” and on and on).

    Barack Obama privately despises these high officers in the Pentagon – he has appointed them BECAUSE he despises them (as weak minded and so on).

    This may be some of the worst damage to America that Comrade Barack Obama has done.

  • bobby b

    Quite a few of the top military “commanders” know far more about gay marriage, rape prevention, and diversity recruitment than they know about military matters.

    They have made it clear down through the ranks that these are the issues that will determine career advancement.

    Our military risks losing its technical edge if these people aren’t cleared out, and we’re already losing many of the most qualified techies to private industry.

    This drain can be stemmed if a Republican president fires five or six top military leaders quickly after the 2017 inauguration.

  • mojo

    Well, if he gets sick, they could always have Doctor Hotshot attend, like they did his great-grandfather.

  • Jason

    It’s possible Chas might have been putting his own spin on an analysis in the Spectator correlating the Arab Spring and a downturn in employment and food production in the areas it affected.

  • factman

    If ever there were a reason to rid the land of the monarchy this dolt is it.