March 29th, 2014

You may not care about this one…

…but I think it’s charming:

family

34 Responses to “You may not care about this one…”

  1. Matthew Says:

    I was never quite comfortable with Americans fascination with the British Royal family. We fought two wars not to be under the British crown. Mind you I’m more understanding of a British or even Canadian or Australian, but I think American’s should really care.

    I do hope their relationship is better than his parents, but that’s just because they are people not royalty.

  2. Ann Says:

    I also think it’s charming.

    The BBC says the photo was taken as little Prince George is about to set off on his “first official overseas tour”. Babies do tours? Who knew.

  3. expat Says:

    It is so nice to see young people who act with class and handle responsibility. They are a very necessary counter to the Lady Gaga world. And little George is adorable.

  4. Tonawanda Says:

    It is charming in an absurdist way. The charm of life is in the absurdity.

    It is very much a Renaissance painting, with the hands, the perfect teeth, the reverent gazing, the window and bricks, and the actual humanity.

    The composition is remarkable.

    It makes me want to talk to these people, hold the baby and pet the dog.

  5. mike Says:

    It is charming. Thank you for posting it.

  6. Ymarsakar Says:

    I have no idea who they were, until I read the comments.

  7. Paco Says:

    Hard to fault people born with a silver spoon in their mouth. I don’t think too many people would drop it to be with “common folk” out of some sort of obligation, if in the same position.

  8. G Joubert Says:

    I hope he’s not as wigged out as his father is on global warming. Other than that, yeah, it’s charming. This generation of royals seems to have their bearings, as it were (including Harry). I don’t know who deserves the credit for that.

  9. Doom Says:

    You are right!* Nope, don’t care. Besides not caring about such issues, beyond, that isn’t even McDonalds. That’s Burger King.

    *it’s in there

  10. A_Nonny_Mouse Says:

    Awwww!

    Little baby looking at the doggie, doggie looking at the baby – (he looks worried! do you suppose little Prince George pulls himself upright by grabbing those floppy ears???)

  11. Charles Says:

    Now, as an American, I am NOT paying for the upkeep so I really don’t care about “The Royals” one way or the other.

    However, it is a charming photo as it would be with any middle class family.

    Further, I would not want their lives for anything in the world. While they might have wealth and privilege I would not find the living-under-a-microscope to be worth it.

  12. Gringo Says:

    It is a charming picture. I didn’t realize who was in it. Guess I haven’t read People lately. :)

    Regarding the Royals- Obama would have done much better as a Constitutional Monarch type of President than as the Prime Minister type of President as required in the US.

  13. southpaw Says:

    Now… if they were pulling a Michael Jackson with the kid, that would be an eye catcher – but these Brits just have no sense of humor.

  14. kit Says:

    Wish we were paying for them instead of that anti American leech Barry and his mooching wife or whatever she. The obama family could not take a charming picture even if all the Disney princesses were in it.

  15. Ymarsakar Says:

    The Obama has American insects under a microscope, we just don’t know it and are paying for it.

    In Britain, at least the royals control the access and know who is doing the spying.

  16. Don Carlos Says:

    Middle class is a state of mind and a state of being, unrelated to income, and I hope they have that, as the photo suggests.

    Only slightly related is my perception that the Left, shown through its BBC and NPR, is fascinated by wealth and upper class life, in a not disparaging but envious way.

  17. Matt_SE Says:

    Is it just me, or do the clothes/hairstyles/photo graininess give the pic a late 60′s/early 70′s feel?

  18. waitforit Says:

    Prince Charming to save the day, oh hey!

    But that’s a hell of alot better than, “comrade, we must take a severe position.”

    Family vs the State sells any day.

    Why are most millionaires moving to the UK?

  19. Don Carlos Says:

    “moving to the UK” from where?

  20. waitforit Says:

    China. India. France.

    And the numbers are not insignificant.

    If the numbers can be trusted. And this the thing today, isn’t it.

    You’re only as good as your information.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/101531767

  21. Don Carlos Says:

    Vancouver immigration lawyer-researcher Richard Kurland and an intrepid ethnic Chinese journalist have uncovered an amazing story about how more than 45,000 wealthy Chinese are on a waiting list to come to British Columbia through the country’s “investor” immigrant program.

    http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2014/02/10/is-vancouver-ready-for-influx-of-up-to-45000-wealthy-chinese/

  22. waitforit Says:

    Gold parachute the firs.

    So much sky and country.

    And not too far away.

  23. Artfldgr Says:

    hideos heteronormative oppressor breeding pair…

  24. David Lentz Says:

    Aside from the fact that Apartment 1A is a cozy eighteen rooms, the picture is charmingly normal. Prince George has dry nappies, a full stomach and a loving mother and father. Now if the Brits would just find a why to skip over George’s grandfather.

  25. Artfldgr Says:

    “Ignore Russian and Chinese strategic designs against the United States at your peril.”
    – Anatoliy Golitsyn, 1993 Memorandum to the CIA

  26. Artfldgr Says:

    “As servants of a public that craves fiction, our leaders (with few exceptions) have become purveyors of political fantasy”

    its what the public craves.
    to be distracted from life.
    you can even see it here in a microcosm.
    just note how article selection changes
    a liftime habit of living is hard to shake or change.

    “Be extremely subtle even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness.” – Sun Tzu

    in this way, you feed into your oppositions sense of optimism (replacing good judgment), and desire (so as not to see clearly), and desire to be friends (because enemies percieved as friends can get close enough, something no other enemy can do)

    “Speed is the essence of war. Take advantage of the enemy’s unpreparedness; travel by unexpected routes and strike him where he has taken no precautions.” Sun Tzu

    where are these areas?
    anyone have ideas?

    let us people who love freedom
    and hate despotism
    fawn over the remaining genetic despots and their children – as s sign of how much we despite empre, royalty/Czar/emperors….

    right?
    noting says freedom like fawning over the royal children and how normal their lives are, while they have let the lives of their people wallow in the muck of their own foul ways… given to them by whom?

    like WWII, the problem of a bargain between russia and china is that there is no homor among theives, and they need each other to win, but cant trust each other… (thanks hitler!!!! bet we would never say that)

    Mutual Assured Commitment trumps and exploits mutually assured economic destruction…

    As of today, 10 March 2014, if Russia is planning to push deeper into Ukraine, then China and/or North Korea must make trouble in the Far East. As Russia gradually commits, China must commit. If one partner goes too far without the other, the one partner risks abandonment along an irrevocable path. And therefore, in order to build trust upon trust, they must go together or not at all.

    J R Nyquist
    [edited for length]

  27. Artfldgr Says:

    bring back US “lustration” law..

  28. Artfldgr Says:

    The strategic method may be translated as follows:
    (1) in order to sabotage American military power, agitate for peace;
    (2) to demoralize society, sanctify abnormality;
    (3) to collapse the birthrate, promote infanticide, change the demographics;
    (4) to submerge national identity, flood the country with illegal aliens;
    (5) to destroy the family, degrade motherhood;
    (6) to divide and conquer, promote minority grievances.

    cui bono?

    America does not benefit from the six policies listed above. In plain truth, a rival foreign power benefits. And here is an objective truth which the strategist must affirm. Here is the decisive point of departure for national inquiry. Here is the main thing: Today’s social policy has become a strategic battlefield upon which our enemy plays at sabotage. Yet we allow it. We grow fat and watch it unfold
    Nyquist

    and at the front of this are the women..
    1) debasing themselbves
    2) ejecting the fathers and males
    3) abandoning children emotionally if not physically
    4) siding with state power over her enemies

    nothing one can do to stop any of it!!!!!
    not evne slow it down

    as the only potential opposition, are other women
    and these women do not have revolutionary focus and only pretend to care about what is going on, as it makes for good conversation…(and attention).

    WWIV
    ShoaII

    Coming to a neighborhood near you!!!

  29. Artfldgr Says:

    …when the personality is rigid to the point of being unable to change in reaction to shifting circumstances we say that it is disordered. One has a personality disorder when one’s habits substitute for one’s identity. Such a person identifies with his environment, taking behavioral, emotional, and cognitive cues exclusively from it. His inner world is, in a manner of speaking, vacated, his True Self merely an apparition. (The Malignant Self, Kindle edition, Loc 818) – Sam Vaknin and Lidija Rangelovska

  30. Artfldgr Says:

    Do contrast the women of the royals, and all over the world…notice that they are not revolutionary feminists… why?

    The feminist – as a woman trapped in a woman’s body – is at war with the authentically feminine. Grasping the mantle of masculinity, the indoctrinated feminist would make every heterosexual marriage into a homosexual coupling. Here the misconstrued feminine compels the masculine to surrender its dominant role, and social calamity must be the result

    Under the spell of a narcissist delusion the feminist denies the true self and adopts an impressive though false self-image which insulates the subject from the possibility of love or close relationships. (The narcissist, by the way, demands the surrender of the more flexible personalities around her. As they are flexible, as she is crazy, they would seem to have little choice.) In short, the feminist is disoreinted. To disorient an instinctive being with regard to its true nature is to make derangement the foundation of all. For what purpose is this derangement accomplished? It is to advance the cause of socialist revolution; but even more, it advances the cause of an external enemy that uses socialist revolutionaries as a Fifth Column.

    The socialist conception of liberation requires a war against motherhood even more than it requires a war against the patriarchy; for the woman is more instinctual than the man. To break woman must be the first priority of the socialist revolution. The great advance of socialism in our society has therefore occurred by trampling down mom. Revolutionary feminism conceives woman as something disconnected from mother. Here the lesbian assumes the same role in the culture war as the panzer division assumed in the last world war. The sexual narcissist acquires an elevated status as embodying the denial and perversion of feminine nature as a force with which to overthrow manhood.

    The masculinization of woman simultaneously effects the denigration of man and the disintegration of human personality. This process advances steadily, feeding upon itself. “The revolutionary finds that man and woman possess no nature,” wrote Thomas Molnar

    Such is the dogma taught at every university. It is crucial to every socialist policy. Human nature does not exist, and must not be affirmed. The counter-revolutionary, however, awakens to the truth of the opposite proposition. As Molnar pointed out, “the counter-revolutionary finds a basically unchanging human nature because it is shaped once and for all by God, himself not an evolving force … but eternally the same.”

    This leads us back to a central point: The revolutionary creed denies God and metaphysics. It denies the soul, the afterlife, and spirituality. It denies what is eternal – what Russell Kirk referred to as “the permanent things.”

    The revolutionary, on his side, is a believer in change, death, dissolution, impermanence. He seeks salvation in an imagined paradise on earth, with man transfigured into God. The vague and blurred horizon of the promised utopia lends grandeur and self-importance to the small-minded malevolence of a thwarted egotist who also happens to be a nihilist. (The latter condition accounting for the frustration of the former.) As Vaknin explains:
    Pathological narcissism is a life-long pattern of traits and behaviors which signify infatuation and obsession with one’s self to the exclusion of all others and the egotistic and ruthless pursuit of one’s gratification, dominance, and ambition. As distinct from healthy narcissism, which we all possess, pathological narcissism is maladaptive, rigid, persisting, and causes significant distress and functional impairment. (The Malignant Self, Loc 894)

  31. Elliott Says:

    Beautiful and healthy young couple holding their beautiful and healthy young son is charming. And very young children are fascinated with animals thus the inquisitive look at the dog. Making any more of it than that indicates jealousy and an obsession with what you haven’t done with your own life. I have photos like that of my wife and children.

  32. Harold Says:

    Charming. And yes they are well posed, no doubt by a photographer.

    At least the British aristocracy nominally promotes traditional values and family unlike the Hollywood “aristocracy” or the academic “aristocracy”. Altogether it’s good for the whole of the anglosphere.

    Long live the Queen.

  33. neo-neocon Says:

    Harold:

    See this for a related post.

  34. A_Nonny_Mouse Says:

    Dear Artfl-

    Good to know you haven’t changed.

    Deep cleansing breath, please.

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