It’s no secret. The British boarding school system has populated the globe with civilised psychopaths for centuries. The unasked question is - Why aren't the neglectful negligent parents in prison?
It is a phenomenon that has been observed by social psychologists. Frankly it is entirely unsurprising that abusive neglect dressed up as privilege should produce cold calculating ambitious avaricious monsters incapable of empathy. However, the question I pose on this blog is why the parents aren’t in prison and why public child care services haven’t set up permanent offices at boarding schools?
Why do parents who send their young children away for over 2/3 of the year to be buggered by older boys, physically and or emotionally abused and brought up by strangers, not end up in prison? Why are their kids not taken into social services care? It matters because the rest of society has to live under the fine leather boots of these emotionally stunted, psychopathic stuffed suits.
Not only is it yet another example of one rule for the ruling class and another for the ruled but ordinary people then reap the results of the emotionally illiterate, callous, psychotically ambitious, avaricious, psychologically immature mishaps that these gilded gothic ghettos spew out.
If you can stand it, take a look at the current farce that is the UK EU referendum. Some tabloid-reading oiks and those in the grip of delusional politics genuinely think IN or OUT of the EU is the real issue of the moment. They’ve been brow beaten by a lazy media into believing it’s about making Britain great again (by which they mean white and patriarchal and without workers’ rights?) They are easily diverted from the reality that it’s just an Eton bust up. Something that was not sorted out in the 6th form common room or the Bullingdon club when these abandoned brats were all yomping round in the grounds near Buckingham Palace. Another Eton Mess. (see blog 35 in the archives, Eton Mess – Pudding or State of the Nation?)
Boris Bad-Bonce Johnson (scroll down to blog 184) has made it quite clear he gives not a fag (!) whether Britain is in or out - this is his pre-leadership bid. Cam is off soon to whatever life-after-PM luxury set up he’s got his eye on. And neither of them will suffer a gold sovereign one way or the other.
Yes – the numbers of children boarding in Britain is low but these hot-house mutants are disproportionately represented in positions of power while being ill prepared to be in charge of real humans.
Many who board are from wealthy families abroad and will go and spread their damaged psyches elsewhere.
These ex-boarders are massively, disproportionately represented in the upper echelons of both government and the wealthy elite and at the helm of some of the largest global companies. They display the kind of behaviour that in the lower orders would have them locked up (in prison or a mental hospital). You and I are at the mercy of very damaged people with severely arrested development posing as adult humans. This is no big secret and has, as I’ve said, been written about more extensively than here. But I ask again - why aren’t the parents doing porridge - why aren't they locked up?
Prison for Posh Parents and foster care for the offspring. It’s what society would do to working class parents who deliberately neglected their kids.
Sir Philip Green (see two blogs down 185. ‘Does Sir P Green kick disabled orphan kittens in his spare time?) went to boarding school. If he’d had any sort of normal upbringing maybe he would not have deliberately ruined the lives of 11,000 people landing the British public with the responsibility of their previously healthy pension pot.
The racist ex Lord Mayor of London - yes he who insulted President Obama and just likened the EU to Hitler - is an ex boarding school brat.
Tony Blair, the oily psychopath and unrepentant war monger went to boarding school here in Edinburgh – ew yuk.
Jeremy Hunt, current Health Secretary – the snivelling, suddenly media shy – creepy nemesis of NHS doctors was a school boarder.
The Emir of Qatar went to a British Boarding school. If you check out blog 183. (Is Saudi Arabia the World’s Moral Cesspit?) you will see that Qatar is a contender for the 'Moral Cesspit' title.
Jump back just over a decade and Nepalese Crown Prince Dipendra was an ex UK boarder – though he only massacred his own family to be fair.
Last year the New York Military Academy that boarded Donald Trump closed. Maybe the responsibility of disgorging the nest-headed Nuke-happy nutter was just too much for the 126 year old school.
Our own shiny PM Cameron had to be dragged kicking and screaming to agree to help unaccompanied migrant children stranded in Europe. He was a boarder.
And so it goes on.
Now I know the idea of taking in a Boris, a Tony, a Jeremy or a Sir Philip as a foster child probably makes you want to puke BUT think of the social damage / global carnage and misery that might have been prevented.
Imagine the lives that might have been saved if people with a moral compass were in charge.
Being a parent on an income that makes the church mouse look comfy aint always a bed of roses. BUT my kids aren’t going to be horrible to disabled people or poor people or vulnerable children and they aren’t going to kick off illegal wars in the Middle East from the safety of Westminster on the basis of lies and ego.
So – if Social Services could get themselves down to Eton, Dulwich College, Harrow, Westminster school, Fettes College etc any time very soon that would be great. Thanks.
and again – thanks for reading