Tuesday, December 04, 2012

An Icon For Altruism

While going through some old stuff after I moved into another apartment I found a hard copy of a draft of my obituary for Diana Spencer, The Princess of Wales. This was intended for publication in THE RESISTER, but the editor Sergeant First Class Steven Barry of the Third Special Forces Group, rewrote it and in doing so completely dropped the basic premise and even got her maiden name wrong.

Needless to say after this I stopped writing for THE RESISTER.

DIANA: A Wasted Life [The revision so far]

By Leslie Bates

One of the things I do for my own selfish pleasure is to take a sketchbook and a drafting pencil and draw. For the last fifteen years the second favorite subject of my work was the late Princess of Wales. So when Andrew Morton’s biography of Diana was originally published I purchased a copy. It took me four months to work up the nerve to finish the first chapter. I did not (and no rational egoist would) enjoy the spectacle of seeing a soul being crushed by a band of witch doctors. (When I first read this my thought was. “If this is how the ruling class educates their children then it’s no wonder that England is rapidly becoming a third world country.”)

To properly become an adult, a child must gain moral knowledge, to know what human life is and how to live it. What Diana received as a child was close to pure poison. Her parents sent her to a boarding school. The Church of England’s version of a Dewey Camp. Here she was pounded with the doctrines that selflessness was the moral ideal. That sacrifice and obedience were virtues. That independent judgement was evil. And that her mind was impotent to deal with material existence. Her mind thus mangled , it should have been no surprise that her life was mangled as well.

Diana became a Second Hander, someone who avoids moral judgement and is dependent on others for guidance. To avoid judgement is to suspend consciousness. It is to effectively shut down the mind and enter the mental equivalent of a state of death. It should not be a surprise that Diana would shortly become physically dead.

Diana was told that the royal family was the pinnacle of civilized existence. A rational person would have seen the royals as a useless remnant of a barbaric tradition, and that the monarch had become nothing more than ta hand puppet for the ruling party. No sane woman would condemn her children to such a fate.

During her engagement Diana discovered that her fiancee was a pragmatist who had an active sexual affair with an already married woman and who had no intention of breaking off the affair. A rational woman would have dumped the sniveling piece of hominid garbage on the spot. Diana asked her sisters for advice and was told to go through with the marriage out of duty.

[Insert paragraph on being an icon for altruism]
[Insert paragraph on third world savages]

All a rational woman had to avoid the aforementioned horrors was simply to say: “No. This is wrong. I won’t do it.” To do so requires a valid knowledge of moral standards, and for her to know that she was right to exercise moral judgement. It is not enough to know that there is an alternative to a particular course of action. One must know that the alternative is correct.

SFC Barry radically cut down the text to basically call her a drunken slut. As I said, I stopped writing for his publication.

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