catmoon wrote:Perhaps it would be good to point out that as functionaries of British diplomacy, it is their job to go talk to people in power, and to try to get along with them. The idea that they support these people and think of them as friends is a mere supposition, a figment of someone's imagination. Actually, the process of producing such imaginings is a nice illustration of the Dharmic principle that hatred grows on exaggeration.
As for protestations that there is no hatred, well, that's pretty hard to believe when people in this very thread resort to their four-letter vocabulary so freely.
Humour is not hatred. Last I heard we don't all have to share the same sense of humour, and much of English humour is heavy on irony etc. and doesn't travel well.
last time I looked Randy Andy was reported in the media as trying to dig Fergie out of debt and a bribery scandal, and also playing 'diplomatic' footsie with very shady characters including a paedophile and some shady foreign players, one of whom coincidentally purchased Andy's old house:
''News of the Prince’s despair came after it was revealed that Jeffrey Epstein paid off the Duchess of York’s debts within days of Prince Andrew flying out to visit him in New York.''
''Sarah Ferguson was in negotiations with the disgraced American financier for nine months last year as he ‘insisted’ on presenting her with a £58,000 gift to pay off her debts.''
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The royals are a laughing stock - from Phil's racist jibes to Charles marrying the woman presumably hired to teach him sex, who was still 'the third person' in his marriage to the poor brood mare Diana who was allegedly bumped off after providing 'an heir and a spare', one of whose ginger looks resemble a certain military man who may have been the 'fourth person' in the marriage:
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Ya couldn't write this stuff - pure soap!
At least we can laugh at them, or pity the people they harm, and express disgust at their actions - the UK citizen is free to do that, not because of them but in spite of them. Maybe the most compassionate act for all would be to simply strip them of all national status and let them carry on their still fabulously wealthy lifestyle.