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Time for a Transplantagenet

By on 10.29.05 | 7:18PM

Prince Charles, whose recent marriage to good old whatshername is a sedative for Americans, is coming to preach to us. According to the Daily Telegraph reports, Charles, "...will try to persuade George W Bush and Americans of the merits of Islam this week because he thinks the United States has been too intolerant of the religion since September 11...The Prince, who leaves on Tuesday for an eight-day tour of the US, has voiced private concerns over America's "confrontational" approach to Muslim countries and its failure to appreciate Islam's strengths."

Please, Charlie. Spare us your plea for America to join Britian in pursuit of dhimmitude. As Mark Steyn has chronicled brilliantly (and hilariously), the UK's slide away from freedom in fear of its Muslim minority passes through farce after farce, its individual freedoms slipping away. (One small blow was struck for freedom this last week when public banks, having decided to give up piggy banks because Muslims might be offended, were given permission to continue by a prominent Muslim who shook his head in dismay at the sheer dumbness of the proposed action.

A month after the two hundredth anniversary of Trafalgar, we have the un-Nelson coming to visit. Britain is no longer the nation that gave the world Wellington, Nelson and Churchill. Instead of a stiff upper lip and set Churchillian jaw, we get a limp Windsor with a wan smile. Somewhere, here or in Britain, the seed of Richard must live. Surely an American genetecist could find it and perform a Transplantagenet on Charles whilst he is here. 'Tis devoutly to be wisht.

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