I think it had to do with the need for roots and a refusal to accept the low level religion involved in being a United States-er. (For a lot of us an American is any inhabitant of the Americas. What the name of an Italian explorer has to do with it, no one seems to know.).
I am not familiar with the word "abseiling". Pray enlighten me.
Re: republicanism -- I am glad we can still say The sun never sets on the British Commonwealth.
Peter Dillane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>the news here is that the republican fervour of the 1990s has dissipated and is now in the minority. All it took was a pretty girl in a yellow dress…. and a baby. Some talk of them abseiling yesterday without the baby. On an Eliot note it is surely obtuse for an American to embrace Monarchy? Political conservatism is understandable but where can a robust intelligence turn to find justification for that one?
>On 17 Apr 2014, at 11:53 am, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> A lot of Canadians never learned that they are now citizens, not subjects. There is a small group who want to be republicans, but there are also some who would like a member of the Royals to be our governor general. The connection to Britain is now only sentimental, but those sentiments are incredibly strong. They line up with a desire to dump the Yanks and join the EU and even confederate with Britain. The head of our Bank just became the head of their Bank.
>> Connection to Eliot? He was a Royalist wasn't he?
>> Cheers, Pete.
>> Peter Dillane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Local temperature one degree short of orgasm actually. My father was born in Eire prior to 1916 he referred to himself as a british object not subject. I don’t mind circuses myself just not quite so many clowns.
>>> Sadly baby George cant fit in a public appearance today some talk of the veil of the temple being rent as a result in the news.
>>> Congenial commonwealth Cheers to you Peter - Pete
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: T. S. Eliot Discussion forum. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of P
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>>> Subject: Re: OT: The family.
>>> Well their last name is Windsor and their baby is a prince is a fellow.
>>> Peter Dillane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> Now take this slowly I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed - to whom do you refer? Cheers Pete
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>> On 16 Apr 2014, at 9:11 pm, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>> Hey Pete,
>>>>> Say hello to Will & family for me. ;->.