… and then there is the one in England, too. :-)
Haven’t read the print version of today’s Pass Herald yet but from their on-line version I see Blair Painter has announced his candidacy for Mayor in the upcoming municipal election. He and the Pass Herald must have planned the timing for this front page announcement for weeks, as it coincided nicely with the Herald’s news story of the Lost Creek Fire of 10 years back, thereby portraying through subliminal suggestion that Blair (being an ex-fireman) is some kind of hero, who has come to save Pass residents.
Knowing the Herald I’m sure if and when I make my announcement I’ll be put on page 14 of a 15 page edition next to a story on some mass murderer or some noteworthy pedophile (I’m not kidding, they’ve done this type of yellow journalism before, playing favourites as they do, with me never being their favourite, of course. Wait, you’ll soon see what I mean).
Anyhow, the darling of the Royal aristocracy (establishment elite) of the Pass, the Imperial Guard (ex-firemen), and the Royal Muckrakers (Ratepayer exec. elite), I’m sure are beside themselves with the Royal birth of one of their own, who will now be available (if we let him) to carry on Crowsnest Pass’ Royal tradition of succession of undeserving and incompetent sociopaths, tyrants and other pure blood miscreants to rule over us, much as what other Royal Families do world-wide. Aren’t we blessed?
Seriously, let me be one of the first to congratulate the Royal blue-bloods on this special day, and to wish Blair Painter all the best… if indeed at the end of the day he and his masters are successful in getting him to wear the Imperial Crown, here in the Pass.
But (But, being the equivalent of the verbal eraser :-) ), as the peoples favourite and rightful heir to the throne, I, the bastard Prince (in the Royals eyes), whose throne they are trying to usurp will not kneel and bow to the likes of them, while meekly and subserviently stepping aside. No, my friends, a man who is born a true Prince of the people cannot allow a mere weak-kneed, hen-pecked, upstart nobleman to steal what is rightfully his, without some blood being shed (more his than mine, of course :-)).
So now the civil war begins, to see who will be King? Down with tyrants and charlatans! Long live the Prince!! For I am a Prince, who would be King!!!
Join my crusade of the people, for the people, by the people, against despotism, tyranny, and oppression. Be a warrior! Stand up and fight!! BE FREE!!! FREEDOM!!!!!!!
The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.