The coverage of Prince Philip’s death is what you would expect of North Korea on the death of their ‘beloved leader’
I had one or two critics amongst those who read my tribute to Prince Philip, feeling I had been ungenerous to him. Anne wrote that:
‘This saddens me. I feel you dishonour yourself and it does not help the PSC.You are speaking of a fellow human being who has just died.
Ann is of course correct but Philip was also an all-round bigot. Perhaps the most revealing comment he made was when on a 1963 trip to Paraguay. He told the dictator General Alfredo Stroessner, “It’s a pleasure to be in a country that isn’t ruled by its people.”
Who was Stroessner? He was a South American dictator who harboured after the war the SS doctor Josef Mengele, responsible for horrendous medical experiments on Jewish twins and who selected who would live and who would die in Auschwitz.
When in 1964 West Germany asked for Mengele’s extradition they were told ‘“Once a Paraguayan, always a Paraguayan,”
According to the minutes of the 1969 Israeli Cabinet, an agreement was reached between Israel and Paraguay whereby Paraguay would accept “60,000 Muslim Arabs who are not communists’. It was the same year that the Mossad stopped hunting Nazis.
In the 1980s, Israeli Ambassador Benno Varon reported to Israel on the whereabouts of Nazi war criminals, he was told: “You’re a diplomat, not a Nazi hunter.” [Lahav Harkov, Jerusalem Post, 12 August 2020, https://tinyurl.com/y5crnstk ]
At the ceremony to celebrate the opening of diplomatic relations Netanyahu stated that
‘You’ve done much for your country, much for our country… this follows the example and I would say practice of Paraguay for many, many years. Paraguay helped Jews escape Nazi Germany. We will never forget this.’
The only thing that concerned Netanyahu was that Paraguay was pro-Israel. Stroessner ran the country as a police state for 35 years, and was responsible for the torture of tens of thousands of citizens, hundreds of whom ‘disappeared’.
The US Embassy used Paraguay’s good relations with Israel to ward off Congress’s attempts to restrict aid. Israel koshered anti-Semitic regimes. In January 1986, in an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Stroessner mentioned the strong relationship with Israel when asked about the criticism levelled at his regime.
In 2007 I wrote to Prince Philip concerning his hosting, at Windsor Castle, of a dinner in honour of the Jewish National Fund on the 60th anniversary of the creation of the Israeli state.
I received in return a letter from Brigadier Sir Miles Hunt Davies, private secretary to the Duke seeking to excuse hosting the JNF. Davies stated that
As I wrote in Israel’s royal welcome for the Guardian’s Comment is Free (before the Guardian had banned anti-Zionist contributors)
So, according to this logic, the royal family will be hosting a dinner for an organisation which explicitly discriminates against Palestinians and non-Jews because the proceeds will be going to a charity which apparently does the complete opposite. You couldn’t make it up.
We held, as these photos demonstrate, a very vigorous picket of Windsor Castle as the JNF dignitaries and the Zionist big-wigs arrived!
I hope this better explains my article yesterday!
I’m not going to waste words on Philip Windsor or is it Battenburg? He lived an unremarkable life and his main achievement was living until 99 and marrying a woman who was able to keep him. His sisters supported the Nazis as did most of the Greek royals.
Phil was famous for a series of racist remarks the most famous of which were made on his visit to China in 1986 when he told British students: “If you stay here much longer you’ll all be slitty-eyed.”
He also quipped:
“If it has four legs and is not a chair, has wings and is not an aeroplane, or swims and is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it.”
During a visit to an electronics factory in Scotland, Prince Philip saw a messy fuse box and said it looked “as though it was put in by an Indian“. He also asked a driving instructor in Oban: “How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to pass the test?”
Phil the Greek was also an insensitive bastard. After the Dunblane massacre in 1996, in which 16 children and one teacher died he opposed controls on possession of guns saying
“If a cricketer suddenly decided to go into a school and batter a lot of people to death with a cricket bat, are you going to ban cricket bats?”
I won’t waste any more words on this worthless man. It says everything about the BBC that they have spent more time on the death of this useless royal parasite than the 127,000 (at least) people who have died from COVID-19. If the hundreds of millions of pounds spent on this dysfunctional family had been spent on the NHS building up stocks of PPE and if large sections of the NHS hadn’t been privatized thousands of those people would be alive today.
As Percy Shelley famously said ‘Monarchy is only the string that ties the robbers’ bundle’. The purpose of the Royals is to ensure that however rich or poor you are that you will identify with this symbol of national unity that enables the rich and privileged to get away with their robbery of ordinary people. Racism helps divide the poor amongst themselves.
Let the BBC and the British Establishment mourn, we should organise starting with demonstrations tomorrow against the Police Bill