The Pen is mightier than the sword, but the Pen must sometimes move the sword against corruption if the corrupt are not moved by the pen.. An idea without an implementer is useless. "The Rulers do not carry the sword in vain"Rom 13:4

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tony the Rabbit and his Knighting of the Duke of Windsor?

"Abbott is a tricky name to have. It can so easily sound like "Mr Rabbit"

This knighthood for Prince Phillip does not bother me one iota except..... it just seems bizarre!  In this way.....

Perhaps I just need more education? But humor me with this... I always thought that it was the Monarch who made knights from among his subjects!... soooo..... Is Tony Abbott making some kind of indirect 'claim to the throne' ? Is this knighthood thingy a manifestation of some latent lust for ultimate power?

There is a hint of a parallel in the Old Testament where things people 'do' were always carefully thought out in terms of what it means for potential future power structures. Here it is:

King David was on his death bed.. the Court people tried to prop up his life with a luscious young teenage lassie virgin who was supposed to jump into the sack with him, serve his needs and jump start his manly desires and keep him firing along for a bit longer. Her name was...Abishag a Shunamite girl. Now fast forward.... David has died and the throne is up for grabs (Solomon has actually grabbed it first and fastest)... but one of David's other ambitious sons, Adonijah who happens to be the eldest son, (and the normal successor) has.... a plan.

Abishag  is mentioned once more incidentally (1st Kings 1:15). In the next chapter, after David's death, Adonijah asks Bathsheba to request Solomon to give him Abishag as a wife (1st Kings 2:13-18). She then delivers the request to Solomon:
So Bathsheba went to King Solomon to speak to him about Adonijah. The king rose to greet her and bowed down to her. He sat on his throne; and he had a throne placed for the queen mother, and she sat on his right. She said, “I have one small request to make of you, do not refuse me.” He responded, “Ask, Mother; I shall not refuse you.” Then she said, “Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to your brother Adonijah as wife.” The king replied to his mother, “Why request Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? Request the kingship for him! For he is my older brother, and the priest Abiathar and Joab son of Zeruiah are on his side.”1st Kings 2:19-22

Solomon was not only 'wise' he was also sharp! Well.. back to Tony Rabbit.... did he dispense this knighthood for subconcious or maybe not quite so sub.... reasons of aspiring to rule the British Commonwealth?  Hmm... maybe he sees himself as an uber boss of the Brits ? Who knows?... I just know that this knighthood saga feels to my brain like a cheese grater would on my scrotum to use a rather vulgar analogy.

Life goes on....I.S. are doing their thing.... Pegida is doing it's "Post Lutz/Adolph" thing... EU leaders are dripping with monumental hypocrisy and self contradiction..... plotters are plotting, planners are planning... as Ronald Reagan once said..

For three decades, we've sought to solve the problems of unemployment through government planning, and the more the plans fail, the more the planners plan. The latest is the Area Redevelopment Agency.
They've just declared
Rice County, Kansas, a depressed area. Rice County, Kansas, has two hundred oil wells, and the 14,000 people there have over 30 million dollars on deposit in personal savings in their banks. And when the government tells you you're depressed, lie down and be depressed. 

Not for me though..... I'm feeling rather chirpy with life.. business is ticking along quite well.. a new 'all the bells and whistles company vehicle is in the pipeline..(don't get jealouse, the 'bells and whistles are only those things which have been a constant source of irritation for the past 3 yrs.. such as the primary one "It's automatic"!!! I'm beyond sick of being stuck inside a bumper to bumper traffic jam coming from the West to the East through Melbourne at Armadegon-a-clock (around 5.00pm) you ride the clutch... and ride it....and you just about get RSI of the clutch foot after the first hour.. (what was that Daniel Andrews about 'no tunnel' ???)  As you'd realize by now...I'm drifting off into 'babble land' so I better stop for this entry. See ya.

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