Saturday, May 25, 2013

Eton - The Right to Rule

There was much discussion and debate yesterday on a question that appeared in an Eton College scholarship paper in 2011, which was the following:

(c)  The year is 2040. There have been riots in the streets of London after Britain has run out of petrol because of an oil crisis in the Middle East. Protesters have attacked public buildings. Several policemen have died. Consequently, the Government has deployed the Army to curb the protests. After two days the protests have been stopped but twenty-five protesters have been killed by the Army. You are the Prime Minister. Write the script for a speech to be broadcast to the nation in which you explain why employing the Army against violent protesters was the only option available to you and one which was both necessary and moral. [15] 

There are several intersting points which emerge from the question itself. First I should point out that when pasting the question above it appears that "necessary" and "moral" are in a different type-face to the rest of the text. Has it been amended since first being set or is that merely a facet of conversion from the italic of the pdf document to the blogspot editor?

Assuming that it has not been modified, (my source is the school itself from this pdf link) and that is exactly as the question was posed, then it says some very odd things about British society and the assumptions of the present Prime Minister. Among which are these:

1) What kind of people can assume, that 29 years into the future it would be necessary AND moral to shoot protesters who had been deprived of one of life's still then presumed necessities?

2) What kind of institution of education would set out to filter schlarship applicants by seeking sufficiently non-inquiring minds to happily find excuses for this, to my mind, almost preposterous supposition.

3) Does not every action and speech of the incumbent Old Etonian, Prime Minister,David Cameron, indicate that just such a brainwashed zombie has thus already been thrust upon the nation, thanks to the clever manipulation of the voting Conservative Party membership?

This seems to stain every single living individual whomsoever attended Eton College, after all the rich who can afford the fees are already widely expected to be typical chinless-wonder type  creeps, but the scholarship boys, one would assume, had need to be the opposite to give the school some academic standing, not least as counterweights to their privileged schoolmates, themselves mainly intent upon maintining their inherited wealth, standing and control.

This seems all the stranger having come to light at this moment, when six nights of protests across Sweden, spreading out from the capital, are reported by one source as having been triggered by the police shooting of a protester armed with some kind of knife or cleaver.

Surely in Sweden the option of exiting the EU must now be being considered as a preferable necessary and moral alternative to staying within the "Project", and shooting protesters as the Eton examiners seem to envision as the only alternative to their chosen course for Society?

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