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From: "a.spencer3" <>
Subject: Re: Diana, Princess Of Wales & Continuing Mindless Celebrity Worship
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2007 16:47:00 GMT
"Citizen Jimserac" <> wrote in message
> On Oct 4, 11:40 am, "D. Spencer Hines" <> wrote:
> > Diana was such an elegant classy woman not one "celebrity" has ever
> > her although one in particular tries so hard. The world is lost without
> > we must never forget her but we should allow her to rest in peace for
> > sake of her sons.
> > - Suzanne, Swindon
> > Looking at these images, you just wish that you could somehow go back in
> > time to that night, and alter just one of the events that led to her
> > untimely death.
> > - Helana, London
> > --------------------------------
> > Hilarius Magnus Cum Laude!
> > DSH
> > Lux et Veritas et Libertas
> The bottom line is that certain groups have a huge self interest in
> emphasizing not only negative aspects of Diana, but also the near
> hysterical insistence that she was of none other than tabloid
> importance , had no political implications, had little intelligence
> and was to be discounted as historically inconsequential.
> Those who accept such a view are guilty of the most superficial
> thinking and will find themselves easily manipulatable by the media
> and the pollution of "prevailing" opinion.
> Read the following previous comments by me for details.
> "Diana represented a historical nexus, no matter
> if by intent or by the accident of history, a crossroads between
> a future in which the monarchy in England gradually diminishes
> to nothing (as happened in France) and a future in which the monarchy
> takes a more active role in society and politics with significant
> contributions (such as happened a decade ago in the former
> country of Yugoslavia where the royal house took an active
> part in the opposition and removal of the scum Slobodan Milosevich. "
> "There are those, particularly the news media, who expend
> ENORMOUS effort focusing on her dresses, her affairs, her divorce,
> her psychological difficulties but they are united in expending
> effort in AVOIDING any discussion of her politics.
> any discussion of her socio-political significance
> precisely because the common people began to
> appreciate the openness and sincerity of Diana in
> contrast to the stultifying silence of wooden heads
> like Prince Phillip and the rest of them. "
> And THIS from 2004:
> "In answer to the question raised by an earlier respondent as to who
> want to remember Diana, the answer is everyone who understands the
> significance of her philosophy and the courageous political positions
> that she represented."
> "The emergence of several modern technologies, not the least of which
> is the
> Internet, spell doom for the traditional nation states whose wars and
> diminution of the importance of the individual are characteristic of
> historical era that is now coming to a close."
> "Diana became a historical focal point for the emergent re-unification
> popular conceptions of royalty in which a bond existed between the
> subjects and the royals and in which she became a proponent of various
> causes which, especially in the case of the land mine issue, placed
> her not only
> in complete opposition to the about to be extinct forces of
> conservative orthodoxy, but also made her become a historical nexus
> various modern political trends and this last must have been very very
> threatening to those political atavists who were already aware that
> cozy world of 1840 or even 1940 was no longer possible."
> "The news media, along with the atavists (a word which is used here to
> signify the dodo birds whoose influence
> still extends throughout the kingdom) soon made an alliance of
> circumstance in which every opportunity was made to portray Diana as a
> frail, possibly unstable, and therefore completely intellectually
> unimportant person
> while they emphasized her travels, penchant for expensive clothes and
> other emphasis on entirely irrelevant aspects of her life."
> "The reality of her significance, the importance of the forces which
> so excited the masses, and the desperation of the Queen's advisors all
> came to a head immediately after her death when there was some delay,
> intentional or otherwise in the return of the royal family and some of
> the news media became entirely and, perhaps, unreasonably critical of
> the delay although it soon became apparent that what had happened was
> the death of a major world figure -someone who somehow managed through
> the sincerity of her positions to be equally liked in the east as well
> as the west and someone who, had she lived, would have and could have
> played a major world role in accepting the position which, we now
> was to be offered by Blair."
> "As history unfolds, her detractors seem more and more puny, always
> railing at the attention paid to her even in death and all the while
> the power of her message grows and grows and grows."
> Citizen Jimserac
> (Patricia we miss you).
What pretentious claptrap, whatever one thinks.
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