The truth may set you free, but finding the truth is like playing tennis. You don't get a hint of it until you've returned the volley about three or four times. The mainstream media counts on the masses never returning what's served up. Journalism today has become a caricature not unlike what Robert Lynd describes by saying "Research without an actively selective point of view is like the ditty bag of an idiot, filled with bits of pebbles, straw, feathers and other random hoardings."
Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts
Friday, April 29, 2011
Prince William's Coat Has World Seeing Red
Future British Monarch's Faux Pas Brings Ire of Indians, Irish and Paul Revere Society
by Wendy Buehlchettor for CPW News Service
While Westminster Cathedral's guests to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton basked in the tradition of a red coated prince and future monarch of the British Empire, others were infuriated by Prince William's red coat like a Spanish bull facing a matador's cape.
In Boston thousands organized by the Paul Revere Society gathered at Independence Hall at 3:00 a.m. and protested Prince William's inflammatory attire. "We find it grotesque. That red coat is the symbol of the British brutality against humanity in India, Ireland, Africa, America and the Orient," said Willie O'Toole, the president of the Irish Against Red Coats, a 100 year old drinking group that has a reputation for dyeing red coats black as part of their monthly binge at O'Toole's Pub in South Boston.
Fearing world-wide negative reaction to a red coat,
Buckingham Palace wisely rejected the historic
symbol of British domination in the wedding of
William's father and mother.
In Mumbai, India thousands protested the red coat worn by Prince William by soaking a red coat in salt. The British monopoly on salt in India triggered Mahatmas Gandhi's liberation from British rule. In South Africa and Zimbabwe school boys urinated on photos of Cecil Rhodes and past Kings and Queens of England
In other American cities thousand of protesters boiled red coats in kettles of hot tea yelling "I'd rather be dead than red" and "roses are red, violets are blue, hey Prince William, shame on you."
Austrailian, Mel Gibson, whose two blockbuster films, Brave Heart and The Patriot, made clear the opposition of the Scots, Irish and Americans to the red coats said "this was obviously an attempt to reassert Britain's sense of world dominance and entitlement. Williams' bride is a year older than he is and just like his father's passion for an older woman who will take care of him, Carmela Parker Bowles, William must be expecting that he is entitled to something that past generations of freedom fighters across the globe, including William Wallace, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Paul Revere, Benjamin Franklin, Gandhi and others have stripped from the British monarchs and other dictators and tyrants. Real men marry much younger women and provide for them even if it proves a little stressful," said Gibson from his modest apartment in Beverly Hills.
On a sad note, Angus O'Donnell and his wife, Betty O'Malley O'Donnell of South Boston, ended their thirty five year marriage when Betty said that she loved Prince William and that Angus had no legitimate reason for attacking the young prince's attire. "I was pregnant with our son when Princess Diana was pregnant with William. Lady Diana and I went through so much together."
Neighbors close to the O'Donnell's said that it was then that Angus yelled "And Diana's dead", then pulled out a pistol and shot his wife at point blank range six times.