After three attempts at watching the first episode of Downton Abbey I’ve thrown in the towel; I’m just too much of a republican. At the beginning when the rich assholes of the manor are ringing for the servants to come wipe their asses or whatever service they require I was already fantasizing about answering a bell or two myself, armed with a tire iron. Take heed Americans: the best reason to tax the hell out of inheritance is to pave the way for a meritocracy instead of insuring a ruling class of inbred fools (George W Bush comes to mind). The world would be a much better place if everyone had to clean their own toilet every day just to remind us that at the core we are all filthy beasts.
All Men Are Created Equal. I believe in that.