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Tyler Durden's picture

For some reason this is the biggest news of the day. Feel free to follow it live via Sky News below.


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Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Looks like there are (royal) sheep in Britain as well. They just dress better and wear funny hats.

BigDuke6's picture

While calling people 'sheep' does get a certain point across, i think it is an arrogant phrase and i no longer do it.


sterling effort's picture

How is it arrogant? It is an excellent use of metaphor. Sheep are shorn (or fleeced), they are preyed upon by wolves (or elites), and above all they are docile and will follow unquestionably, even if following results in their own deaths. They will literally follow their leader off a cliff.

When you come up with a better noun let us all know.


Bob's picture


Hence in Understanding Media, McLuhan describes the "content" of a medium as a juicy piece of meat carried by the burglar to distract the watchdog of the mind.[4] This means that people tend to focus on the obvious, which is the content, to provide us valuable information, but in the process, we largely miss the structural changes in our affairs that are introduced subtly, or over long periods of time.

BigDuke6's picture

Arrogant?  Its the feeling i get when i read posts where some, not all, seem to think they are better 'cause they've bought a few ounces of silver.

Its complacent and divides people where the predatory class are the real enemy.

'Sheep' has its attractions but i prefer Plebs. Or Scrotes if i'm pissed.

EscapeKey's picture

Why do the user comments in every post turn into a massive argument for one reason or the other?

There are too many angry people on this site.

BigDuke6's picture

Shaddup Flossie.

:o     ...kidding.

Anyway, this isn't an arguement its just a bit of slap and tickle.

You should know that as a pom.

topcallingtroll's picture

It's fight club!
Cant we have one lone internet site that says nasty things about royalty and hereditary privilege?

hedgeless_horseman's picture

Speaking of hereditary privilege, do the Rothchilds still have droit de seigneur rights on the bride?

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

While calling people 'sheep' does get a certain point across, i think it is an arrogant phrase and i no longer do it.

In the first place I don't see any commoners or plebs or even average citizens in the photo above. What I see are elite and royal sheep. Let's not forget that the elite herd as well so that was why I included the word (royal) in the comment.

In addition I consider the term derived from mixing the words sheep and people to be derogatory. I do not feel the same way about the word sheep since I am also just another sheep in the flock and I have said so in many of my comments and articles.

SRV - ES339's picture

Not really defending it CD, but I read there were many average folk there, and they were seated first come, first served, with some early birds in the first few rows. The local Bar Keeper, various shop keepers, etc. were included... all in all, not a bad distraction for all in this climate of greed and  corruption. Caught a bit of the replays and it looked like a pretty good show... lots of happy people... can't be that bad.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Then I stand partially corrected on my first point, that there were no commoners in that photo. My other observation still hold true. The elite and royals (British or American) are sheep as well and the term sheep in my view is not derogatory since I am at times a sheep myself.

In fact I just paid my taxes last week so that makes me a big fucking sheep. Baaahhhh :>)

Shell Game's picture

LOL, CD.  I was just reflecting on this myself last month.  When.....for all my hard money actions, my beliefs in self-reliance and anti-statist sentiments.....I sent my own, annual 'payment of consent and participation'.  Freaking, baaaahhhh!  :)

SRV - ES339's picture

LOL... didn't file mine for two years... felt great 'til I realized I owed, got the bill, with penalties included... ouch, maybe I should work a bit harder on that sheep thing after all! 

murdomcsponge's picture

Of course you don't see any "sheep". They've all got their "Sunday best" on, so they don't look like sheep! Yes, there were a lot of "hoi polloy" there, but there were quite a few "plebs" as well.

Bob's picture

Send in the clowns . . . the Royal Clowns . . .

Trundle's picture

The lovely Kate in a flowing gown with an Elizabethan bodice.

Now that's some interesting shit!

bankonzhongguo's picture

That Kate lady is easy on the eyes though.

Id fight Gandhi's picture

Not my thing, but watching it. Wish them well.

Dejean Splicer's picture

"Wish them well"

Ya limp wristed pantywaist. Fuck the royal bullshit. Does anyone remember why the US was founded?

HitTheFan's picture

I think 'no'would be the answer. The Euro bankers got ya in the end!

SoNH80's picture

Ol' Alex Hamilton made sure of that.

i-dog's picture

"Wish them well"

Wishing them well is akin to wishing Hitler and Eva Braun well in their nuptials, or Kim Jong Il and (whichever poor girl bore his progeny), or Genghis Khan and (whichever animal he cohabited with)!

You haven't been keeping up with the daily ZH news on the unfolding plans of the oligarchy, have you?! Turn off the freaking TeeVee and have a look outside.

Oh regional Indian's picture

+1 Royal Flush (down the toilet)


TaxSlave's picture

Not my thing, but watching it. Wish them well.

Can't watch this.  Throw them down the wishing well.  There, it's fixed.

Id fight Gandhi's picture

All that money and William didn't spring for hair? The combover looks bad, he looks almost 40.

Bob's picture

Their claim to special status is nothing but a legacy of their family past.  Sorry to be a party pooper, but given the murderous reality of that colonial past, I'm surprised they are not as despised as the Nazis--at least by their victims.   Why is there no push back against this genetic cultural montrosity?

Grimbaldus The Norman's picture

People still feel the need to 'ooh and ahh' over pompous nonsense, it seems. The pushback happened a few hundred years ago, but people can't seem to let go of being plebians.

JoeSexPack's picture

True, unfortunately. Glad we don't have that in the US, or do we? Celebrity worship is close.

Many of us commoners want to place strangers on pedastals, due to accidents of their birth. Doesn't do much for me but seems to make some feel better, part of a hierarchy or winning team, & all that.

ZH readers might know that the Bank of England is the privately owned, parasitic (Rothschild) model for the US Federal Reserve & most other central banks. Also, that the House of Windsor & other UK royals are widely believed to get a share of this money-printing/skimming monster in exchange for allowing the leach to suck blood. Sellout your people for fun & profit.

That, cattle theft (reiveing), taxation & war are the main sources of royal wealth. Nice people, perhaps, but born into a parasitic grift operation.

SoNH80's picture

My 60-something parents were cooing this morning about it.  My mom in particular is big into the Elizabeth Taylor/Katherine Hepburn/Grace Kelley thing.  Probably from watching matinees as a little girl in the '50s.  I called it a bunch of baloney and left it at that.

i-dog's picture

"Why is there no push back against this genetic cultural montrosity?"

Thank you, Bob. Couldn't agree more! Doesn't anyone else realise that this family is at the very capstone of the evil oligarchical pyramid?

Instead of watching that crap, turn over to Max Keiser on Greek TV being an absolute lone warrior for us downtrodden serfs, here:

baby_BLYTHE's picture

Max is the man!

His silver campaign, I have to say, has been an absolute run-away success!

In addition to Max, this is the man right here:

palmereldritch's picture

Doesn't anyone else realise that this family is at the very capstone of the evil oligarchical pyramid?


 The capstone and the brimstone.  From the article 'The Nazi King'

Thanks to his great-grandfather Prince Albert and his mother Queen Mary, not to mention his Hano verian ancestor King George I, the Prince of Wales was as much German as he was English and so comfortable with the German language that he sometimes referred to it as his mother tongue.
Since the First World War the monarchy had glossed over this aspect of its lineage. Edward’s father King George V had changed the family surname from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor and the family had been at pains to reinvent themselves as British to the core.

But Edward’s Germanophile instincts would not be suppressed. Now, with a belligerent new leader in Berlin threatening to rip up the Treaty of Versailles, those sympathies posed a serious problem – particularly when King George V died in January 1936. Edward inherited the throne as a hugely popular new king – and set about meddling in government policy. This was in defiance of all convention but that didn’t stop Edward. He took to calling the German ambassador directly – a clear breach of constitutional protocol and one with serious practical consequences.

When Hitler made it clear he meant to send his forces back into the demilitarised Rhineland the government expressed its opposition. Edward should have stepped back. Instead he threatened to abdicate if Hitler’s advance was stopped, compounding the harm by phoning the German ambassador to tell him he had done so.

“The reassurances from Edward that Britain wasn’t going to fight were crucial,” says Professor Jonathan Petropoulos, author of Royals And The Reich. “Hitler had an ace in the hole, as we would say in American poker, knowing what he did from Edward at the time.”
In that context the abdication at the end of 1936 came as a godsend to the government. But even off the throne the Duke of Windsor posed an ongoing problem.

The FBI files show that at a party in Vienna in June 1937 – the month he married Mrs Simpson – the loose-tongued Duke told an Italian diplomat that the Americans had cracked Italy’s intelligence codes.Four months later the Duke and Duchess paid a high-profile visit to Germany where the Nazi regime fawned on him. They met Hitler, who saw the value of cultivating an ally once so intimately involved with British affairs. Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels wrote of the Duke: “It’s a shame he is no longer king. With him we would have entered into an alliance.”

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Flakmeister's picture

And let me guess...

  The House of Windsor is at the center is of an international conspiracy to suppress the production of Abiotic oil. The Romanovs were in on it and look what happened to them when the proliteriat got wind of of it.

  That being being said, I did score an 1/4 pound of bud off of some guy claiming to be the Duke of York...

palmereldritch's picture

And you say that with such an entertaining English accent.  I think I've seen you on late night TV....

i-dog's picture

"I did score an 1/4 pound of bud "

O.....K.......I guess that does explain your irrational tangents.

Flakmeister's picture

In the words of the (almost) immortal Telly Savalas:

   "Who loves you, baby?"

and on that note, I bid adieu pour la soiree...

njdoo7's picture

This family has been known to have many connections to Nazi SS officers.  Members of the family have married nazi ss officers.  Four of phillip's sisters married high ranking nazi officers. Members of the family have worked with nazi ss officers after the war to start different organizations.  Nazi SS officers have been known to have strong ties to the royal eugenices society.  Nazi relatives attended a royal funeral in 1937.  

phillip has also said: 

“In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.”

If that's the ultimate goal of his theoretical reincarnation, what do you think his life is devoted to now?

This is just scratching the surface to the historical ties this family has had to the nazis and eugenics.  They are sick people.  Their legacy is largely that of heredity dictatorship, colonization, eugenics, murder.  The only special status they hold in my book is that them and their bloodline have been some of the biggest scum on this planet.

magpie's picture

On Adolf's and Eva's 66th Wedding Anniversary, even.

Long Live the Commonwealth / British Republic.

Life of Illusion's picture


funny how things turned out...

Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; later The Duke of Windsor; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth, and Emperor of India, from 20 January to 11 December 1936.

Only months into his reign, Edward caused a constitutional crisis by proposing marriage to the American divorcée Wallis Simpson. The prime ministers of the United Kingdom and the Dominions opposed the marriage, arguing that the people would never accept her as queen. Edward knew that the government led by British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin would resign if the marriage went ahead, which could have dragged the King into a general election and ruined irreparably his status as a politically neutral constitutional monarch. Rather than give up Mrs. Simpson, Edward chose to abdicate. With a reign of 325 days, he is one of the shortest-reigning monarchs in British and Commonwealth history, and was never crowned.


In October 1937, the Duke and Duchess visited Nazi Germany


Grimbaldus The Norman's picture

It's at the top of my list of things I could give a fuck less about.

Snidley Whipsnae's picture

Agreed... Instead of the royal wedding why not pan the tent camps of the homeless in America... With little prospect of a job in their futures.

Royal wedding = bread and CIRCUS... no bread unless you are on the guest list... Lots of circus...

EscapeKey's picture


That shit is on every god damn channel here in the UK, and now Zero Hedge too??

Et tu, Brute?

tallen's picture

The commentators literally have nothing to talk about. Just, oh the dress is 2.7m long, designed by x blah blah blah.Ooh here's a kid with an England flag, wearing size 4 shoes.

Can't bare to watch this crap. Glad I'm not back in London till Sunday.

Would rather watch /dx futures getting killed. Say bye bye to 73.

Infact, I'd rather get hit by a train than watch this balls.

THE DORK OF CORK's picture

One thing I find interesting is that Tony Blair and Gordon Brown were not invited....

Is there a division opening up between the landed and banking aristocracy again ?

I am not sure but maybe not all is Rosy in the Garden.



Blano's picture

I just read that Major and Thatcher were both a something of something or another, and Blair/Brown weren't.