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Thursday, January 13, 2005
Colonials & Natives?
So Prince Harry is impersonating a uniformed fascist. Catastrophic choice of fancy dress, certainly, but as Natalie Solent points out, here's the bigger issue: In a twenty-first century in which much of the world is struggling deperately to recover from nineteenth and twentieth century imperial entanglements, how is it possible that members of the influential "ruling class" can get away with a "colonials and natives" themed party? What was the entertainment going to be - a re-enactment of the siege of Mafeking? the Battle of Lake George revisited? Culloden for dummies?

We should demand a much more sophisticated world-view and cultural perspective from these people.

via Boing Boing & Natalie Solent. See also Blogging.la, (watch for f-bomb)
Posted at 11:13 AM by John.
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