I am glad to see it is not only in South Africa where spin doctors are trying to cover up for past indiscretions with all sorts of clever sounding statements. Last week we sniggered about the frantic strive to mediocrity we see here. Now we are in a position to laugh at the Royal Leeches as I refer to the “British” Royal Family whose nasty exploits we have to endure now and then.
I say “British” because they are German, not English, and during the First World War they became so terrified that they rapidly changed their names to “Windsor” to be more socially acceptable. Will they ever go the route of the French Royal Family which ended in with the guillotine? Or even the Russian Tsar ending in an execution in a wood by rifle fire? No, probably not. It is not the English way to do such things and the Leeches are working very hard to keep the facade that they are important alive. Their best attempt is that their sons serve in the military – every one of them and they all have glamorous jobs whilst serving. Prince Charles was Phantom II pilot. Both his sons and one brother were helicopter pilots with the lone exception of one prince who could not make Royal Marine training. They apparently kept standards for everyone and it must be admired.
They do serve in combat, these princes. One was in the Falkland War and the current ones in Afghanistan for a while before scurrying home. But I ask you, when last did a Royal Leech die in actual combat? I am not talking about an aircraft accident during wartime - that does not count and happened in World War 2. I am asking in actual combat where shooting takes place? The answer is more than 400 years ago. Astonishing is it not? And hence many Republicans like me consider their “service” as a delightful flying club between drinking sessions in Las Vegas. Nothing inspiring and yet it is spinned as an almighty contribution. They proudly claim “veteran” status and smugly show their many medals. Yeah, some laugh at this and others applaud, spinning you know.
When you write any book you need to be very careful never to look ant-Semitic, the moment you say anything good about Hitler the Jews will get you. We have seen this time and time again. Suddenly a historian is belittled, his books banned and he reduced because he dared to differ. We had a recent case at Wits University, here in Johannesburg, of a fellow who said something about Hitler and was crucified in the media. Yet, he won that case because of freedom of speech. What exactly happened there I would not know and will never know unless I see the recordings for myself. I do not trust the media to be objective in such cases. They spin their own versions. In history it is quite funny to see this - you mention Germany and all you see is the Concentration Camps. You mention France and all you see is the defeat in 1940. You mention South Africa and you see a smiling Mr Mandela (although I am sure these days some will see a banana plantation growing). Strangely, you never see the Concentration Camps during the Second Anglo Boer War. Nope, the Royal Leeches and world press / media are ignoring that flatly. The Leeches must be scared to be sued as the Jews sued and twisted the Germans and France for compensation, not once, but probably four times now and we are talking billions and billions of dollars. It is regrettable to say that many stooped down so low as to pretend to be victims to cash in. Such people, riding on the backs of genuine concentration camp victims are beyond contempt. And yet, we see it so often that we wonder if anything they say is true and that is the problem where spin doctors work. They turn clean water into murky waters where they should be doing the opposite.
In causa, a UK newspaper published a video of the current queen leech doing a Nazi salute with her sister whose name I don’t recall. They were young, she was 7 and this was just after Hitler took over. So did her mom and her uncle Edward. Now this is interesting and the reason for the frantic spinning. Edward the Eighth was the King who abdicated to marry an American woman and he was pro-Hitler if not pro-fascism (we simply don’t know). What we do know is that he would have ended the Second World War in 1940 and Churchill banned him to the other side of the world where he stayed. We do know he was talking to German Intelligence whilst in Portugal (he had to flee France when the German tanks overrun it) and was very close in coming home to the islands and causing a constitutional crisis. Very interestingly we know that the fourth man in the KGB Cambridge Spy ring was Anthony Blunt, a well-known art professor. And the same Anthony Blunt undertook a top secret mission in 1945 whilst working for MI5 to recover document and letters sent by Edward to Hitler. What was inside those documents? No one knows. It is locked for a hundred years and the question is why? It must be terribly embarrassing and the same with this video – it is said to be stolen, of no interest to anyone and look at our sterling service and you know, the queen was 7 years old, for Pete’s sake, old chap. LOL, what service I ask? Must I ask again when last did a leech pay in blood? Does the queen leech serving as an ambulance driver impress me? Ah, no, many thousands ordinary lasses did so too. And why was Blunt treated so leniently, his confession was buried for years until Mrs Thatcher broke the news in parliament. What will history reveal about the Nazi connection with the Royal Family? They say they did not know about Hitler’s evil intentions? Really? Mein Kampf hallo, it spelled out clearly his intentions and was available in English. And did the Jewish Board of Deputies in the UK not declare war on Nazi Germany the day Hitler took over? Yeah, it is in all the newspaper of the time, don’t try to deny it. So they knew, they had to know or were exceedingly daft. Oh, and the best excuse yet, they were just waving or doing the Nazi salute in mockery, yeah sure.
You know, many say the leeches are valuable, people come to see them? Really, I have to ask, is Versailles where the French lot lived once upon a time, devoid of people? What about the magnificent Russian palaces? No, the tourists come to see the palaces and grounds and wonder why such things are allowed in a modern world where all man are equal (lol, yeah sure). Their removal will make no difference in tourism or anything else whatsoever but I can tell you, they are masters of spin and the myths and lies will be believed. Perhaps we can learn something here, perhaps we are not that corrupt, perhaps our leaders do know what they are doing and perhaps we should be less critical too. Perhaps the power cables are too low and the trains not too high. You decide.
Koos Kotze is a former member of the South African Police Force. He served between 1985 and 1991 primarily as a sergeant in the Pretoria Flying Squad. During his police years, he was awarded the South African Police Medal for Combating Terrorism twice besides lesser awards. After leaving the Police Force he obtained the law degrees B Iuris & LLB at the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa) and was a commercial law attorney for eight years. These days he is the owner of JKLS Africa and Associates, a specialist legal consultancy which specializes in reducing legal risk in sub Saharan Africa. He wrote several books on business, law, counter-terrorism and security issues. At times he is asked to participate on the Voice of America regarding legal forensic matters.