The Left has No Sense of Humour, Only Hatred for the Duke By James Reed

First, have a read of this article by ElMehdi “Prince Philip Embodied European Bigotry and Xenophobia.”

“Having lived 99 long years, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died on the 9th of April 2021.

Offbeat marks of affection, manifestations of British humor, or frankly inappropriate or even stupid remarks: Prince Philip has never ceased to feed a repertoire of blunders which the media reveled in, to the point of publishing a “best of” on each of his birthdays.

Holder of hundreds of honorary titles — such as Knight of the Order of the Elephant in Denmark or the Necklace of the Order of the Aztec Eagle in Mexico -, the Duke of Edinburgh could also have been elevated to the rank of Prince of the Blunder.

A bad sense of humor or just racism

Some of his jokes manifested a form of aristocratic condescension, even xenophobia or imperial racism.

To the President of Nigeria who received him dressed in the traditional boubou, the Prince said in 2003: “You look like you’re ready for bed!”

To an aboriginal, he asked in 2002: “Do you still throw spears at each other?”

To an Indian boss, at a ceremony celebrating the UK’s diversity in 2009: “There are a lot of people from your family tonight!”

“What exotic part of the world are you from?” He asked a Jamaican Lord. “From Birmingham,” the Lord replied.

Other blunders by the Duke of Edinburgh must not have made those they targeted laugh. To a group of deaf children standing near a steel drum orchestra in the Caribbean in 2000: “Deaf? If you’re near there, it’s no wonder you’re deaf,” he blurted out.

A conservative at heart

The defense of guns and “good old values” ​​fueled other protrusions of the Prince. Amid a debate on the ban on weapons, after the 1996 massacre in a Scottish school, he questioned: “If a cricketer breaks into a school and kills a lot of people with a bat, will cricket bats be banned?”

The Prince Consort was also known for his particular way of greeting his visitors and starting a conversation. “What are you doing here?” he asked an editor of The Independent. “I have been invited, sire,” the latter replied. Scathing, the reply was immediate: “You didn’t have to come!”


I had the best laugh I have had for ages reading this. Sure, it is politically incorrect, but there is no hatred in it, and if people were not so anal retentive, then they would have a laugh as well and forget it. That sort of humour is gone now, but in the time was quite appropriate and hilarious. The best part was the reply to the journalist, that he did not have to come. Indeed, if only they would all cancel each other. And, he was spot on with his cricket bat example. It is all minor compared to the grooming gangs:



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Friday, 19 August 2022