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Started by angelico on Feb 15, 2022 3:03:44 PM
His Royal Wooness

Our next king's anti enlightenment views - up or down with that sort of thing?

A new book about them:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Charles-Alternative-Prince-Unauthorised-Biography/dp/1788360702

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angelico - 15 Feb 2022 17:15:00 (#1 of 58)

The author of this book was professor of (I think) alternative and complementary medicine at Exeter uni. He’s a noted sceptic and a all round good bloke.

Macpaddy - 15 Feb 2022 17:19:59 (#2 of 58)

Prince Charles is an even more stable genius than Donald Trump.

angelico - 16 Feb 2022 13:50:06 (#3 of 58)

And now this

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-60404077

Atticus - 16 Feb 2022 13:53:43 (#4 of 58)

Triffids offered Knighthoods! Treason!

machiavelli - 16 Feb 2022 18:58:26 (#5 of 58)

This is always worth recycling

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/may
/01/royal-wedding-prince-charles

angelico - 16 Feb 2022 19:16:14 (#6 of 58)

He wants us to return to a pre-Renaissance world and find the shared "sacred geometry" of the vagina in the designs of disparate ancient buildings.

Choice.

GreenFuture - 16 Feb 2022 20:13:23 (#7 of 58)

I'm sympathetic to his views on architecture and environment. Like many, he should up his game in personal behaviour. I certainly wish he could have had more respect for his first wife and second daughter in law



I forget if he was suspected of those as awful comments about an an expected royal sprogness.

Of course, if he is seen to treat women proper and not be a racist, his natural support in places like the telegraph and express will damn him for ever as commie woke

Oddly enough though, I suspect he'd be a very good king.

Atticus - 16 Feb 2022 20:37:22 (#8 of 58)

He keeps saying he'll be an activist King though. Risky.

gumlygumly - 16 Feb 2022 20:54:54 (#9 of 58)

"our nation turns it's lonely eyes to you,woo woo woo" ...

machiavelli - 16 Feb 2022 20:57:50 (#10 of 58)

I think the passing of Brenda will be a good time to wind it up. Once she is gone I shall simply regard Charles as as a twat with a face like a kicked bloodhound.

carterbrandon - 16 Feb 2022 21:05:42 (#11 of 58)

I'm sympathetic to his views on architecture and environment.

I'm not. The green rhetoric is just bait-and-switch for what he really likes, which is feudalism and the architecture of know-your-place.

Remember when he was enthusing about how the inhabitants of Seaside were only allowed a narrow choice of colours for their houses, and how much he admired the opposite-of-Portmeirion uniformity of it? That would be the Seaside where they filmed The Truman Show. You know, the filmic world where one bloke got to run the little life of his subject like a god.

Atticus - 16 Feb 2022 21:05:49 (#12 of 58)

#10

Makes me think of this from Father Ted

https://youtu.be/rggspuTEir8

CarlosFandango - 17 Feb 2022 01:17:05 (#13 of 58)

"Dismantler of Preposterous Twaddle"

Great job title. Must get some cards printed-up.

Ebadlun - 17 Feb 2022 01:33:23 (#14 of 58)

You have to hand it to our 18th Century forebears, when they plucked a minor German prince from obscurity to father a line of incurious dullards to basically stay out of the way for a few centuries, they hit the jackpot.

Gonfaloniere - 11 May 2022 14:33:50 (#15 of 58)

I think the passing of Brenda will be a good time to wind it up.

Yes but we'd probably wind up with revolting situation of having a President Blair.

Arjuna - 11 May 2022 14:39:12 (#16 of 58)

The green rhetoric is just bait-and-switch for what he really likes, which is feudalism and the architecture of know-your-place.

If you stand to inherit large parts of the earth it does make sense to look after it.

Arjuna - 11 May 2022 14:42:33 (#17 of 58)

At times this book gets very bizarre. Gnostic and alchemical texts such as the Gospel of Mary Magdalene and the Emerald Tablet of Hermes are quoted. The future head of the Church of England puts forward ideas, linking Osiris and Jesus for example, that would once have verged on heresy. Before we came over so stupidly rationalist three centuries ago, such writings could have had him burned at the stake

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/nov/07/harmony-prince-charles-review

TenGorillas - 11 May 2022 14:57:36 (#18 of 58)

Charles is an environmentalist my arse. Did you not see him having his special gold hat driven to parliament in its own special car followed by a fleet of other cars the other day?

OldLefty - 11 May 2022 15:12:49 (#19 of 58)

And then there is this piece of twattery:

https://twitter.com/jamesmelville/status/145439549
8354380804?lang=en-GB

thisonehasalittlehat - 11 May 2022 15:34:49 (#20 of 58)

He's an environmentalist in the sense of conserving the game parks rather than planet. Very much a county lord's idea of environmental protection. Wibble wibble wibble architecture.

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