Setting me straight on King Canute

A reader writes about my post the other day:

Dear Whale

I must straighten you up with the truth about King Canute.

Alone among the Kings of England he is known as the wise.

He took his foolish councillors who had an overweening notion about his powers as a King to the edges of the sea to demonstrate to those fools that his powers were limited.

They thought like all modern governments that the state could do anything,

The good King took the misguided fools to the beach to demonstrate to them that his powers to actually effect matters were limited.

The destruction of modern society comes from hundreds of thousands of socialists, dirisgiste statists and latter day big spenders of the public money thinking the state can do everything and anything.

He was King of Norway, England, and Danmark, no mean feat.

He ruled well and wisely.

The financial and social tragedy of the modern world stems from governments well overstepping their capacities.

Alas we have no King Canute to demonstrate the follies of their ways.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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