Monday 17 January 2005

Harass: Annoy continually or chronically;

That's what you find when you look up "Harry" in Google.

From the BBC :
"Clarence House has apologised after The Sun newspaper published a photo showing Prince Harry wearing a swastika armband at a friend's fancy dress party.

The party theme was "colonial and native" and the prince is also seen holding a drink and cigarette.
Off with his head! I mean, holding a drink *and* a cigarette at a private party...

From CNN :
Sun Beatup"I don't think this young man is suitable for Sandhurst," said Doug Henderson, a lawmaker in the governing Labour Party. "If it was anyone else the application wouldn't be considered. It should be withdrawn immediately."
Naturally, when it came to voting to actually do something about a National Socialist Dictatorship, this worthy voted "Nay", not once, but thrice.

As you can see from the tasteful and understated newspaper article and picture, it's not as if he turned up in full SS regalia. And if the Nazis weren't the the archetypical group that typified the worst form of Colonialism, who were?

Still, it could have been worse. Had he gone in blackface - as I suspect some of the partygoers did - or in a White Hunter's getup, he'd be lambasted similarly - as Racist or Neo-Imperialist.

Meanwhile, also in the UK but in the Real World...

Fropm The Times :
An Extremist London cleric is using live broadcasts on the internet to urge young British Muslims to join al-Qaeda and has condoned suicide terrorist attacks. Omar Bakri Mohammed, who has lived in the UK for 18 years on social security benefits, pledged allegiance to Osama bin Laden and told his followers that they were in a state of war with Britain.
But of course that's not nearly as important.

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