got them sharia-sheddin’ blues again

On May 12, 1937, the archbishop of Canterbury placed a crown on the head of a young prince. In that act, the Church of England, a religious authority much stronger and older than any one man, proclaimed George VI the anointed King of Great Britain and its dominions. After the disruptive abdication of former King Edward, the restoration of British royal authority into the hands of a willing sovereign was a welcome relief for the English people. And all was once again well in the realms of the British empire, or so it seemed.

Couple years later, and all hell was breaking loose; the world was falling apart. Britain was fighting for its life to prevent Hitler and his crew of thugs from taking over. The Teutonic madman had usurped governmental authority from the whimpering sovereign of Hohenzollern of Germany,and was running roughshod over civilization, bent on conquering Europe and probably the world if he’d had half a chance.

King George VI of England ultimately had to lean on the common sense and fortitude of his vigorous people, their army, the RAF, and  Winston Churchill’s fierce resolve to prevail against the heathen horde that had sought to subdue them.
After that war to end all wars had subsided, after the Brits had repelled the Nazi war machine away from their obstinate island and had driven their blitzkrieging Nazi asses back into the forlorn fatherland. After that– the English, having received no small measure of assistance from us, the Russians, all our other Allies, even the humbled French– the formerly-fortuitous God-ordained English monarchy commenced to lapsing into a ceremonially opulent impotence.

But the Brits still cherish their Queen.
Even mean Mr. Mustard still loves to go out to Buckingham palace and catch a glimpse of her royalty on the occasional Sunday afternoon. They’re clinging to a vestige of their former magnificence is what it is.

Most folks these days don’t put much stock in that whole theocratic authority trip–divine right of kings and all that. We tossed out those  antiquarian channels of governmental  legitimacy  a century or two back, when We the People, in the interests of  liberté egalité fraternité, supplanted our churchified heritage with the Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, scientific hypothesis, Darwin’s Galopagosic observations, and Einstein’s curved universe of relativity.

Hence has our  hubric secularity  at long last overgrown our outmoded religious foundations. This includes our moral moorings too. Having no basis, except the opinions of mankind, on which to determine what is right or wrong, we have forged a brazen new world in which anything goes–if it feels good do it: off-the-books accounting, infant selection, lady gaga libido, high-frequency-trading on steroids, heavy metal on meth and sado-machismo with online hyper-voyerism to whet the libidinous appetite.

While lapping up all this pleasure, wealth and leisure,  we’ve managed to educate so many people now who’ve gotten the complicated world all figured out; we can view the overthrow of quaint queenly monarchies and past mythologies as progress, societal evolution, and good riddance.

In the midst of such widening post-modernity,  the sun  is definitely  setting on the British empire, if it hasn’t already. And little brother yankee Sam, so bright with energetic potential  in the post-GreatWar suburban expansion, is lapsing into self-absorbed lethargy and self-medicated entitlement depression blues. Consequently, Chinese bureaucrats will soon be calling the shots on how we spend our federal reserve notes, and  the sharp sword of sharia law will eventually slit through our aspinal moral mediocrity, as is now happening among the disoriented, burka-detesting citoyens of  liberated France.

Will our long-sought secularity be any moral match for the long arm of Islamic Law? Will our watered-down, politically correct, hypersensitive “nigger”-eschewing egalitarianism even hold a candle of character to these burka-sizing self-righteous Mohammedans who are determined to compel us infidels to pray five times a day and cover our women so they won’t look like  Marilyn Manson on a bad day or Marilyn Monroe on a good one?

Western culture is on the skids. Where’s some royal dignity when you need it?

That British empire– fading as it is into the dust of history, that obsolete futile monarchy, that despised colonialism which had selfishly sought to sweatshopize the world while claiming to civilize it– that same limey cartographying, meddlesome mandate-making meshugganism– That same British kingdom had, in 1917, cleft ancient Palestine in twain. That same Balfour-declaring  John Bull ridin’ colonializin’ fee fi fo fum empire had allowed a lapsed, stowaway dormant Davidic theocracy– now a left-leaning democracy– to insert itself right smack into the middle of the infidel-whippin’ Mohammedan world. And what a mess it has been since then.

Thanks a lot, England.

Nevertheless, here we are in 2010. Mr. Ahmadinejad is strutting his authoritarian shiite around the world and who knows if the Persians have got evil intentions to nuke Israel or if  Israel’s just paranoid?

Who knew?

God help us.

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