Paradise of the Fancy Lads

There is a fancy lads show called “Downtown Abbey.” (Really it is “Downton Abbey” but I call it “Downtown Abbey” just to be an American.) The household of an aristocratic British lordship (i.e., a fancy lad) during roughly the time-frame of 1912 through the 1920s is depicted. Yes, there are villains in the Downtown Abbey, but none of course are fancy lads. (Unless you want to count the upstart newspaper magnate, but he is really an arriviste and not a true fancy lad.) The few villains include Thomas, a scheming plotter of a footman, and Mrs. O’Brien, the maid to Her Ladyship. These two notably go out for cigarette smoking breaks, where they hatch their plots. (You can tell they are the villains because they smoke cigarettes.)

The Downtown Abbey show is enjoyable, so long as you don’t ignore the fancy lads propaganda aspect, i.e., that villains are never the fancy lads themselves. You can even grow to have a sort of affection for these people, but that is the deeper design of course, that viewers are entranced into actually liking the fancy lads.

The acting is first-rate on the Downtown Abbey extravaganza. The show itself is basically just a garnished soap opera, but it stands out for its historical context. Yes, there really was a First World War. The Downtown Abbey is even so kind as to acknowledge some Canadian assistance in the bloodbath. No mention of the American sacrifice on the side of the British in World War I is included, however. Back then, the British sang happily, “The yanks (Americans) are coming.” Now we are basically oafs to them, as far as Downtown Abbey is concerned.

Julian Fellowes, creator of the Downtown Abbey fest, has written a short article for the October 2013 issue of Vanity Fair magazine. Fellowes’ article is called “1910s”, signifying that momentous decade. The aftermath of the First World War saw great changes in Britain, notes Fellowes, including that it was “time for the younger generation to control what people did and thought and danced to, and so they took control. It could be argued that they have never yet loosened their grip.” This is, in other words, Aleister Crowley’s “advent of the aeon of Horus,” where Horus, child of Isis and Osiris, takes charge, and “Do what thou wilt” shall be the whole of the law. Aleister Crowley, subaltern to the British fancy lads and a loyal subject of the British monarch, was an “occultist” and/or satanist who believed himself to be the Beast of the Book of Revelation. And who is depicted in the Downtown Abbey? “The series, set in the Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey, depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era…” (Acknowledgement to Wikipedia)

The Crawley family of Downtown Abbey hence shares the same name (with slightly different spelling) with the notorious Aleister Crowley. Aleister Crowley’s “advent of the aeon of Horus” likewise pairs with Julian Fellowes’ “time for the younger generation to control.” In the past 20 years, the “Rap” so-called music is one example of the childish control. “Do what thou wilt” including being a “gangsta”, a drug dealer, a drive-by shooter, and a “musician” unable to play a musical instrument is one example of Aleister Crowley’s “advent of the aeon of Horus.”

Also in the Downtown Abbey time-frame the “lost generation” first came into being. These were the younger people of the time, disillusioned by the horror of the First World War. The great Irish poet William Butler Yeats described the disillusion in his poem, “1919” (Nineteen Hundred And Nineteen):

We pieced our thoughts into philosophy,
And planned to bring the world under a rule,
Who are but weasels fighting in a hole.


About ersjdamoo

Editor of Conspiracy Nation, later renamed Melchizedek Communique. Close associate of the late Sherman H. Skolnick. Jack of all trades, master of none. Sagittarius, with Sagittarius rising. I'm not a bum, I'm a philosopher.
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4 Responses to Paradise of the Fancy Lads

  1. Pingback: Propaganda Subtext of Downton Abbey | Ersjdamoo's Blog

  2. chad e. says:

    love the site but please do not corrupt crowley’s “will” – he did not mean “do what you want” – he meant modifying your environment via the imposition of your “true will” upon “reality” – magick …

  3. Ch El says:

    Crowley was truly a satanist who in his “the book of Law” advocates child sacrifice “A white male child of perfect innocence and intelligence makes the most suitable victim.”

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