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Monday, July 04, 2016
Diary of a Mad Voter
Good and Bad Royals: Elizabeth II and The Clintons
By Roger L Simon
Give a guy a week in the United Kingdom and he turns into
a monarchist – at least an Elizabeth II monarchist.
After listening to all the
supposedly democratically elected officials of the right and left in this
country rattle on about the Brexit, scheming and backbiting in a junior league
“Night of the Long Knives” for any and all political advantage, only the
90-year-old queen seemed to make any sense or have any grace.
The Queen has urged Britain’s political leaders to calm
down in the wake of the chaos triggered by the Brexit vote and told MSPs
[Members of the Scottish Parliament] they should feel “hope and optimism” about
the next five years.
The monarch used her address at the opening of the fifth
session of the Scottish Parliament to recommend to the UK’s political class
that they allow “room for quiet thinking and contemplation” before they decide
their next move.
Alluding to the political economic turmoil that has
enveloped the country since the vote to Leave the European Union, she said that
Britons “live and work in an increasingly complex and demanding world” with
events and developments occurring at “remarkable speed”.
Hello, an actual grown-up’s in the house! Well, those of
us who know our history even a little bit know that Elizabeth has a background
of grace under pressure from World War II when she behaved admirably under the
worst conditions, risking her own life with her citizens.
In fact, she’s miles more impressive in almost every way
than our royals, the Clintons, whom we have gotten to see in action, once
again, ad tedium, ad nauseam, over the last few days. And, yes, they are royals
– or might as well be – because they have done little or nothing to achieve
their positions and still less once they had them.
Because of the sad nature of human psychology, we too
often look for this royalist charisma in our leaders, making what we get almost
as much of a crapshoot in a democracy as it is in a monarchy. And sometimes the
conventional monarchy turns out a lot better than our pseudo-monarchies of
Clintons and Bushes.
For example, compare Elizabeth’s mature post-Brexit
behavior in front of the Scottish Parliament with Bill Clinton’s sleazy
semi-perp walk from his plane to Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s at the
Phoenix airport. We all know what he was up to, trying to get special treatment
for his wife Queen Hillary, to put her above the laws that would affect a
Our Bill – following in the tradition of the divine right
of kings and subverting the Magna Carta – chose to flaunt the justice system
because, well, he was King Bill and could do as he wishes. We don’t know – and
perhaps will never know -- whether Queen Hillary knew of his intentions and
encouraged him, but only a fool would bet against it.
Being in England and having visited Westminster Abbey for
the first time in roughly forty years made me think about that Magna Carta and
what an immense achievement that was back in 1215, those barons standing up for
the beginnings of equality before the law against King John, who, legend has
it, wasn’t a particularly pleasant or generous fellow.
When Hillary decided she wanted to have all her emails on
a private, personal server, she was, in a very real sense, reversing 1215. One
of the more repellent lies she has told is likening her behavior to previous
secretaries of State who, she says, did the same thing.
They did nothing of the
kind.They were simply lazy, very
occasionally using their personal accounts for State Department business.
Hillary was not just being sloppy. She purposefully installed a private server
of her own for all her emails, deliberately doing the country’s business in
secret. And that only touches the surface of what she did. A decent modern king
or queen would never do anything of the kind.
So Bill and Hillary are what we can call bad royalty,
exploiting their position for power and their own greedy and selfish ends. They
don’t deserve to kiss the shoes of the current monarch of the UK.
Long live Elizabeth II.
L. Simon is a prize-winning novelist, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and
co-founder of PJ Media.His new book—I
Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn't
Already—is just published by Encounter Books June 14, 2016.