Monday, April 23, 2007

Queen Elizabeth II is rumoured to be planning on granting her husband, Prince Philip the official title of Prince Consort – a title given rarely – as part of their 60th wedding anniversary celebration this year for what one commentator says has been his “outstanding work during her reign”.

Examples of the Prince’s outstanding work include publicly stating the follwing:

“If it has four legs and is not a chair, has wings and is not an aeroplane, or swims and is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it."

when visiting China in 1986, he told a group of British students, "If you stay here much longer, you'll all be slitty-eyed"

and to a traditionally attired President of Nigeria, "You look like you're ready for bed!".

Rather than give him a meaningless title, might I suggest to Her Majesty that he be strongly urged to run for public office or become a diplomat? Perhaps she should employ a group of yes-men to follow him around and really prop up that ego, repeatedly letting him know that not only do the public identify with him but that they actually need a voice like his out there.

Indeed, there's really nothing more soothing than listening to a senile old racist who is simply incapable of ever learning that he's just plain out of date address the public, a YOUNG public and better yet the media. Sadly, shrill activism aside, what we learned with Don Imus is that you can't really do much to stamp out or promote that kind of pure racist mentality, it will just basically die out - you can't do much about it. After that, who will we take delight in being horrified by? Oh, yeah. Everything else, that's right.

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