During 18 years living in Britain, I gained considerable insight into the nation’s relationship with their Royal Family. Freedom-minded Brits (yes there are some) dismissed the Royals as nothing more than a circus sideshow. “They have no real power,” they asserted, erroneously. “Beside, they’re good for tourism.” Individual rights sacrificed on the altar of foreigners’ entertainment? No thanks. But that’s the way they like it (uh-huh uh-huh). What really gets my goat . . .
is the American media’s fawning coverage of the Royals’ movements. The U.S. mainstream media treats the British Royal family like uber-Kardashians, Only with respect. As Valley Girls used to say back in the day, gag me with a spoon.
Americans sacrificed blood to remove us from that self-same despotic monarchy. Our country was founded by [genuinely] freedom-loving men and women desperate to throw off the yoke of the English tyranny. Specifically, the monarchy and those that supported the inherently undemocratic, fundamentally fascist system upon which it was based. Is based.
So the fact that the Royals knighted former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire anti-ballistic bully boy who funds the unconstitutional crusade to disarm American civilians, is pure poetry. By wangling the knighthood, by accepting it, Bloomberg reveals his profound contempt for our Constitutional Republic. A betrayal that didn’t start with the knighthood, and doesn’t end with it.
Nor is Bloomberg alone in this disgusting display of treasonous sycophancy. Check this from telegraph.co.uk:
Mr Bloomberg is not the first American to receive an honorary knighthood, nor even the first mayor of New York. His predecessor, Rudy Giuliani, was knighted in 2002 for his leadership during the September 11 attacks.
Other American knights include Steven Spielberg, the director of Jurassic Park, and Ted Kennedy, the former US senator and younger brother of JFK. [ED: Also Vice President Joe Biden.]
Despite his estimated net worth of $34 billion, Mr Bloomberg is not even the richest member of the honorary knighthood. That title goes to Bill Gates, who was made a KBE in 2005 for his charitable and business work.
Proponents of civilian disarmament – the majority of Americans knighted by Her Majesty the Queen – claim that they support the Second Amendment but – Followed by a pitch for “reasonable regulations” and “common sense” gun control. Sorry, but it’s binary. “Shall not be infringed” or you don’t support the Second Amendment.
In the same sense, people knighted by the Queen are either proud Americans with a firm sense of their nation’s history, gratefully accepting a foreign monarch’s recognition as a symbol of our country’s excellence; or amoral, toadying sycophants with such little loyalty to their country that they’d betray the blood of patriots for a chance to inflate their already pneumatic egos.
Wait. Is that even a question?