Sunday, July 29, 2012

Olympic opening ceremony and the NHS aborted foetus

As the arguments about the opening ceremony for the Olympic Games continue to abound - from ignorant politicians, both Left and Right - His Grace simply wants to say that he thought it rather apt that the 'NHS section' culminated in a decapitated and dismembered baby, in deathly translucent grey, somewhat redolent of an aborted foetus.


Blogger Just Me said...


29 July 2012 at 22:42  
Blogger Bred in the bone said...

When the German team came on I saw a bloke in the audiance waving like a nazi salute

Lots of weird stuff going on

29 July 2012 at 22:50  
Blogger Rebel Saint said...

@Bred in the bone ...

Glad I didn't just imagine that!

29 July 2012 at 22:58  
Blogger Office of Inspector General said...

One noticed the Windrush tragedy was recorded....

29 July 2012 at 23:08  
Blogger carl jacobs said...

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29 July 2012 at 23:21  
Blogger carl jacobs said...

There should have been a giant inflated condom. What symbols better represent the West today than the aborted child and the condom.


29 July 2012 at 23:22  
Blogger Jim McLean said...

While I agree with His Grace on most things I do think that the baby model was meant to represent a sick baby at Great Ormond Street.

30 July 2012 at 00:29  
Blogger Kinderling said...

From the offical Olympic brochure Danny Boyle, Artistic Director of the London Olympic Games stated on page 11:

"But we hope too that through the noise and excitement you’ll glimpse a single golden thread of purpose – the idea of Jeruselem – of a better world, the world of real freedom and true equality, a world that can be built through the prosperity of industry, through the caring nation that built the welfare state, through the joyous energy of popular culture.”

Aidan Burley MP: “The most leftie opening ceremony I have ever seen-more than Beijing, the capital of a communist state! Welfare tribute next?”

They said the same thing.

When I see the words "real freedom" and "true equality", telling us we do not know what freedom and equality mean, it's time to run into the "religion of peace"... oh it's a pincer movement of two devils, one on the Left and the other on the Right.

30 July 2012 at 00:56  
Blogger non mouse said...

Oh, Your Grace: on one level, the poppet show at this 'ere Inn was the very model of their urop-e-un clappytrap. Froggish introductions and blue and yellow theming** were sufficient to augment my nausea. Especially while seeing all those creepy 'dancers' writhing about during the sacred: "Abide With Me."

And yet... I've read that the writhers were intended to represent the struggle between life and death. Actually, they reminded me of nothing so much as the Aeneid's souls --beyond the River Lethe and the Gates of Horn and Ivory ---waiting to be born from the Underworld (Aeneid 6).

And yes, that ties into The Tempest, where (clear as a bell) the usurpers mention Aeneas's Dido while they discuss their return from Claribel's wedding near Tunis. Furthermore, we know well that the NHS is as much a killing machine run by foreigners as it is a nursery. Further still, we know that Britain is now a nursery for children who will not grow up.

So indeed, Your Grace.... I'd go so far as to say it's all about the birth and death of Western Civilisation.

I support my case by referring to the quotation from The Tempest of Taliban's... oops, sorry. I mean "Ban, 'Ban, Ca-Caliban" -- who: "Has a new master, get a new man. Freedom, high-day, freedom!" (Caliban II.ii.184-7).
Of course, the new master is a conspirator who feeds Caliban alcohol.

But anyway, the point is that in "Be not afeard" of the noises: C described these wonderful dreams from which, "when [he] wak'd/[he] cried to dream again" (III.ii.135-143).

**Ariel sings from "...the "yellow sands" about "the strain of strutting chanticleer" (Temp I.ii.375-386).

30 July 2012 at 02:22  
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30 July 2012 at 03:22  
Blogger non mouse said...

cont'd... Oh: And about those bells.

As many others have noted: We are so silly, us British... not understanding the 24-hour euro clock (8:12 pm being 2012)!!! And then we're daft enough to respond to a call for ringing all the bells in the country, as if we've been invaded!!! Oh, my. US invaded????
Never mind that Ferdinand thought: "Hell is empty and all the devils are here!" (Temp I.ii.213-14).

Well. I'd just as soon think about that other pretty ditty of Ariel's that we sang in choir:
Full fadom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made:
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:

Hark now I hear them---ding-dong bell.
(Tempest I.ii.397-405).


So thank goodness our two dizzy dollies the other day... showed us how the torch can be mis-used; and then we had the younger generation light the cauldron. But Caliban still needs to learn why the learned Prospero's spirits should lead him, "like a firebrand, in the dark" (II.ii.6). After all: "Prospero" does mean I make fortunate; I cause to succeed (Cassell's Latin.

Seriously, then. So long as we wake up, seek and face the truth, learn our letters, and stay true to what we love: we might find a way to save it. I argue that this is why Boyle has referred us to The Tempest. And why McCartney sang "Hey Jude" for us and Judas Cameron.

Shakespeare, W. The Tempest. The Riverside Shakespeare 2nd. ed. G. Blakemore Evans, General Ed. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1997; 1661-1687.

30 July 2012 at 05:14  
Blogger Gnostic said...

Didn't watch; won't watch.

30 July 2012 at 08:18  
Blogger Gary said...

It seems most fitting that this great pagan festival should be held in a country where unborn babies are butchered daily on the altar of women's rights and old men sodomise our children on the altar of sexual freedom.

30 July 2012 at 08:47  
Blogger Dave said...

With all due respect, and in this case only — your Grace, bugger off.

30 July 2012 at 09:25  
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30 July 2012 at 11:23  
Blogger Karin Rosner said...

Ah, Your_Grace, you've ruined it for poor American me, now. I actually _loved_ the NHS segment of the spectacle, even the baby. I saw the lines the artistic team were drawing in the battle of life and death, of imagination vs. childhood fear, and in the battle of medicine and the NHS against childhood disease and early death..... BUT... even before I read your blog post, I came up against American comments on the baby balloon, and arguments for and against socialized medicine in the US....

And so I Googled "abortion, NHS, UK".

The NHS page on abortion explains clearly how this is handled in socialized medicine. I consider myself pro-life. As an American with some considerable health problems and as a person who is underinsured in the US, I'm in favor of a huge radical change to our healthcare system.

The language choices on the NHS abortion page were politically biased and seemed to dismiss pro-life arguments, diminishing them in favor of "your body, your choice".

Bravo for you in making this statement, but I am trying to hold on to the artistic intent of the work!

30 July 2012 at 11:37  
Blogger Seadog said...

Your Grace

You have made no comment regarding three hymns from A&M (two in full) included in the ceremony. Personally I found (albeit hackneyed) 'Abide with me' moving


30 July 2012 at 22:00  
Blogger len said...

The NHS is marvellous concept giving all access to health care regardless of circumstances.

It is much to its detriment however that it has become part of the abortion Industry.

30 July 2012 at 23:33  
Blogger Tommy said...

I thought it was a model of william hague

1 August 2012 at 17:31  

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