Elite Boarding School’s Exam Asks Boys To Justify The Army Killing Protesters

eton collegeEton College in England has groomed teenage boys for elite positions in society for nearly 600 years. (Recent alumni include Prime Minister David Cameron and the royal princes.) The Huffington Post UK reports that the school’s scholarship exam, presumably given to our leaders of tomorrow, has raised eyebrows:

Eton College asked 13-year-old boys competing for a scholarship to pretend to be Prime Minister and justify the army shooting dead 25 protesters as a “necessary and moral” decision, it has emerged.

Tony Little, headmaster of Eton College, said the school does not favour “any particular political viewpoint”.

The question was part of an exam to win one of 14 King’s Scholarships. The school, which Prince Harry and Prince William attended, charges more than £30,000 a year in fees.



13 Comments on "Elite Boarding School’s Exam Asks Boys To Justify The Army Killing Protesters"

  1. BuzzCoastin | May 25, 2013 at 10:08 am |

    The question was part of an exam to win one of 14 King’s Scholarships.
    How else they gonna find the trigger men?

    the winning essay will be used next time they kill some protestors
    by whomever they appoint as moral spokesperson

  2. Isaac Taylor | May 25, 2013 at 10:25 am |

    Eton rifles , Eton rifles!

  3. Anarchy Pony | May 25, 2013 at 10:41 am |

    I suppose given the framework it was “necessary” to preserve state power and control, and to lots of idiots, that in itself is a moral position.

    • Simon Valentine | May 25, 2013 at 12:44 pm |

      they’re like reverse gravity
      conscience that doesn’t measure in hertz
      ask them to trace a path to “morality” and it indicates their game more than morality. ask Rorschach.

      Einstein and Newton may pass
      (for now) with a C
      F for those who seek to hide the truth in a likewise way to they
      infamy, i say
      it is as saying “the problems may be only ‘this’ difficult and no more, no less”
      it is a false solution to NP that i have encountered to many times before
      they shall not pass!
      they cannot pass!

  4. James Phillip Schmitt | May 25, 2013 at 12:34 pm |

    such refreshing honesty.

  5. To answer the question, I would quote Arnaud-Amaury

    “Caedite eos! Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius” – “Kill them [all]! Surely the Lord discerns which [ones] are his”.

    I have no doubt that would get me a scholarship to the good ol’ boys club.

  6. Jonas Planck | May 25, 2013 at 12:58 pm |


    My fellow Britons, it is with a sad heart I come before you today. As you all are very aware, ours is a kingdom in crisis, and recent events have shocked and polarized our once proud nation. I am speaking of course, of the acts of anarchist terrorists that have recently so violently rebelled against the divine authority of this great nation’s sovereignty. Let there be no mistake: The United Kingdom will not tolerate such insurgency, nor will we acquiesce to the demands of savage, brutal thugs who would have you believe that the ban on solar and fusion power is unnecessary. They insist they must be permitted to poison and pollute your bodies with their untested, unregulated food that they grow themselves in their filthy hovels, often using their own feces as fertilizer! They wish to deprive us all of the petrol that our nation requires, petrol that our sons and daughters, our brothers and sisters have paid for with their very blood and flesh! They would attempt to cut off the supply of the life-affirming drugs that we so generously mandate to every man woman and child at discount rates, drugs that keep us all happy and content! And now, in a brazen show of disrespect, they have chosen to violently rebel against the Crown and Corporation, running amok through the streets and spreading chaos and destruction in their wake! They have seen their lies exposed, and they must now resort to violence to achieve their nefarious ends.
    I say, NO MORE! (pounds podium with fists for emphasis) We have suffered enough at the hands of these treasonous dogs, and this uprising will be dealt with as we have always dealt with Britain’s enemies! We will pay blood for blood, and we will defend the kingdom, no matter the cost! Make no mistake! These creatures are not men, but weapons that have been turned against all who love their God and nation! Any who sympathize with, harbor, or abet these scoundrels shall be treated in kind, as an enemy of the crown! Too long have we idly sat, thinking ourselves too kind, too tolerant to lower ourselves to their level! Our innate goodness has left us weak, exposed to their insidious deceit, and the time has come to show these traitors that our kindness should never be mistaken for weakness! I have issued a proclamation declaring nationwide curfews and requiring all patriotic Britons to remain in their homes and submit to full searches, data reviews, and biometric scans. We WILL find the leaders of this insurgency, and they WILL dealt with! God keep you, and bless this mighty kingdom! That is all.

    • Please, could you continue? I think you forgot about women’s right to their own bodies, the destruction of the ocean, protection of the economics for precious stones and precious metals, and maintaining the status quo regarding minimum wage (aka slavery).

    • BuzzCoastin | May 25, 2013 at 7:27 pm |

      It might go more like this:

      My fellow Royal Subjects, I entreat you to consider Guy Faulks and his misguided attempt to right the wrongs of England by force. Though noble in sentiment, it is a reckless and dangerous precedent to let stand.

      Today we neutralized this renewed threat from several hundred misguided people who have misunderstood the role of democracy in healing public wounds. We regret we had to use force to subdue the threat to public safety.

      In heated exchanges that take place in these circumstances, it is difficult to provide safety for everyone and sometime our police need to resort to force to restore order. But now that order is restored; we expect that peace will once again reign in the United Kingdom. God save the Queen.

      PS: I’ll kill anyone you want if you’ll just get me this scholarship. I’m your man.

  7. DrDavidKelly | May 25, 2013 at 7:22 pm |

    There’s a person in charge, a system in place that is to be defended. Twenty five dead protesters and a handful of cops is irrelevant. The government must stay in control. I imagine numbers more in the order of 250,000 – 2.5million dead protesters might make more of a dent but I’m not betting on it.

  8. What is missed by most people, is not whether you agree with the statement or not but how well your consider the various points and how well you elucidate them. It is not an exercise in political theory but one of literature.

    • Given the job performance of the graduates of those elite schools in government and business over the last couple of generations, the consensus interpretation that the Eton exam question is in fact intended to see what kind of rationalization of government mass murder a potential entrant is willing to justify is supported by available facts, unlike yours.

      “By their fruits shall ye know them.”

  9. In 2040, these 13 year-olds would be 40 year-olds

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