Downton Abbey

So I’m through Season 3 of Downton Abbey. The typical critics are up in arms about it and the fact it is an international sensation. The leftists of the Labor party are steaming mad that the international audience prefers the stately, classist, “reactionary” Britain of old to the multi-cultural, globalist Commissar state of Political Correctness that they have transformed Great Britain into.

Of course, the entire show is about old fashioned men having to get with the times of Women’s Libbers and their “liberated sexuality” and they even throw in gay rights for good measure. Thankfully, so far, they haven’t forced any Magic Negroes on the audience, yet, although the matriarch is said to be a half-jewess.

All the best characters are uber-reactionaries and elitist snobs, of course. The old lady Dowager Countess basically steals every scene and even the IRA rebel and middle class heir evolve into responsibility-accepting oligarchs.

The best part about it though was the absolute business-like way marriage is done. The women approach marriage as an economic proposition – the duty of family is what is important, if the marriage happens to develop into a loving relationship with good sex, it’s all gravy. On the other hand, there is a nod to actual women’s sexuality, the eldest daughter hops right into bed with the first handsome (white) Turk that sneaks into her bedroom, but instead of crying “rape” she readily admits it was consensual.

Yes, I know, I always very late with these reviews but at my age I’m far behind the times when it comes to popular entertainment.

2 thoughts on “Downton Abbey

  1. I stopped watching TV a few years ago but I’m not a fan of the Brtish aristocracy.

    Professor Revilo Oliver mentioned in his books that the British Aristocracy had intermarried with jewish bankers by the end of the 19th century, the current British Prime-Minister David Cameron is the result of such breeding:

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_of_David_Cameron

    “His great-great grandfather Emile Levita, a German Jewish financier who obtained British citizenship in 1871, was the director of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China which became Standard Chartered Bank in 1969.[17] One of Emile’s sons, Arthur Levita, was also a stockbroker; he married a cousin of the royal family, Steffie Cooper.[18][nb 2] Sir Ewen Cameron, another great-great-grandfather, was London head of the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank; he played a key role in arranging loans from the Rothschild family to Japan during the Russo-Japanese War.”

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  2. “they haven’t forced any magic negroes on the audience”

    There is a black character who shows up to try to romance one of the women. I read that the black character leaves because he does not want to cause her problems. I guess you haven’t gotten to those episodes yet.

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