September 06, 2004

Perhaps the most bizarre Quiz yet!

Which English Civil War faction are you?

You are a... CATHOLIC!!
Top o' the mornin tae ye!! You're likely a
bog-trotting Paddy or dashing Spanish
Cavalerie, and spend your free time plotting
the demise of the heretic Protestant faith.
Paradoxically, you may find yourself fighting
for a King who last week was oppressing you
whilst the week before was trying to bribe you
whilst the week before was preventing you from
taking political office who the week before
that married a Catholic, and who also happens
to be the head of the Anglican Church who were
were fighting against in the first place.
Huh...? Bejeasus!! Is it any wonder you take a

What English Civil War Political Faction would I have supported?
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The silly thing is today in American Political Development I was making fun of English Civil War Reenactors as quite possibly being more pathetic than both American Civil War Reenactors and Klingon speakers.

Yips! from Robbo. You don't think I'm going to let this one pass by, do you? No surprises here:

You are a... ROYALIST!!
You believe in wholesome traditional family values
like the Monarchy, burning witches and fighting
the French. Youre also a snazzy dresser and a
demon in the sack, but watch out - the Puritans
are coming and theyre obviously not getting
enough at home!!

What English Civil War Political Faction would I have supported?
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I was remarking to someone last evening that, now that I work for the government, I really wish we had a constitutional monarchy in this country. It's one thing to say "I represent the government". How much cooler is it to be able to say, "I represent HM Government" or, even better, "I represent the King"? For some odd reason, my remark inspired hoots of laughter. Go figure.

There is a more serious point to be made about the virtues of making a distinction between the Head of State and the Head of Government and having a titular (but essentially poweless) figure serve as the embodiment of the nation. But damme if I'm going to start in on that on the morning after a three day weekend.

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