The British Royal Family’s Circumcision Tradition

The British Royal Family’s Circumcision Tradition
Genesis and Evolution of a Contemporary Legend

  1. Robert Darby – Independent Scholar, Canberra, Australia
  2. John Cozijn – Media Research Consultant, Sydney, Australia

Abstract

The birth of Prince William’s son in July 2013 was the occasion for an outpouring of media speculation about the fate of the royal baby’s foreskin. The possibility that he might be circumcised was connected to a purported tradition of circumcision within the British royal family, said to be have been initiated either by Queen Victoria or by George I. In this article, we trace the origins and evolution of these stories and assess their validity. Our conclusion is that belief in a royal circumcision tradition derives from the reported circumcision of Prince Charles by the mohel Jacob Snowman in 1948, and the efforts of the British Israelite movement to concoct a “lost tribes of Israel” origin for the British race. These elements merged into a fully developed narrative that was widely disseminated from the late 1990s. The initially separate claim that the tradition was imported from Hanover by George I can be sourced precisely to 2012. We further show that these stories are inventions, and that the royal family circumcision tradition should be regarded as a classic instance of a contemporary legend or urban myth.

Read more at http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/3/4/2158244013508960.full

Government Now Disses Nearly All Constitutional Rights

Under the guise of fighting “terrorism.”  Certainly this is no cause for anyone to actually look at the facts of what happened on 9/11.  Best to trust the experts in the government who are busy shredding the constitution because of it.  Ever hear of “conflict of interest?”

If you actually think 19 guys with box cutters neutralized norad, caused 3 skyscrapers to fall symmetrically at gravitational acceleration and arranged for the responsible pentagon officials who let it happen to get promotions, you need some kind of psychological counseling.  And while you’re at it you should make an appointment to get the rest of your dick cut off because you don’t need it.  (if you’re a woman I’m sure you can look forward to the next american medical innovation in genital hygiene as soon as they figure out a rationalization for it).

This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – and provides a scorecard on the extent of the loss of each right.  (This is an updated version of an essay we wrote in February.  Unfortunately, a lot of information has come out since then.)…

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/10/americans-have-lost-virtually-all-of-our-constitutional-rights.html

9/11 Putchists Appoint New DHS Chief

Apologist for Assassination of Americans to Be Named as New Homeland Security Chief

Key Architect of Counter-Terrorism Policies to Become Homeland Chief

USA Today reports:

President Obama plans to nominate former Pentagon attorney Jeh Johnson as the next secretary of homeland security, officials said Thursday.

Johnson is a supporter of assassinations … even against American citizens.

AP noted in 2011:

U.S. citizens are legitimate military targets when they take up arms with al-Qaida, top national security lawyers in the Obama administration said Thursday.

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The government lawyers, CIA counsel Stephen Preston and Pentagon counsel Jeh Johnson … said U.S. citizens do not have immunity when they are at war with the United States.

Johnson said only the executive branch, not the courts, is equipped to make military battlefield targeting decisions about who qualifies as an enemy….

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/10/obama-to-nominate-as-homeland-security-boss-apologist-for-assassination-of-u-s-citizens.html