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Artistic Mythology incorrectly attributes the statement, “Beware of artists….” to Queen Victoria. Artists often consider themselves to be “revolutionaries” whom the wealthy and powerful “royalty” of Earth should fear. So, they adopted this statement as a “battle cry” against tyranny of the state and persecution of the “artist”.
Factually, Queen Elizabeth, did not make this statement, although she most likely shared the sentiment with her Uncle, King Leopold II of Belgium, who expressed it in a similar statement (below). In reality, artists are seldom revolutionaries, and are the most likely to be paid whores and propagandists in service of the “royal agenda”. For example, how many Hollywood films have you seen that are threatening to the rich and powerful, much less “revolutionary”? (Answer = 0 )
(Leopold II — King of Belgium, like Queen Victoria, were members of the self-appointed “royal family” who are Caucasian, Fascist, Imperialists. Unfortunately, they are worshiped by the peasants, and glorified by artists, who empower them to invade, murder and enslave other people, life forms, property and natural resources of Earth for personal financial gain, power and control.)
Leopold II (9 April 1835 – 17 December 1909) was the King of the Belgians, and is chiefly remembered for the founding and exploitation of the Congo Free State.
Queen Victoria (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was the monarch of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India from 20 June 1837 until her death.
A letter to Queen Victoria of England from her Uncle, The King of the Belgians, 10th October 1845:
“My Dearest Victoria, —
. . . All you say about our dear Albert, whom I love like my own child, is perfectly true. The attacks, however unjust, have but one advantage, that of showing the points the enemy thinks weakest and best calculated to hurt. This , being the case, Anson, without boring A. with daily accounts which in the end become very irksome, should pay attention to these very points, and contribute to avoid what may be turned to account by the enemy. To hop to escape censure and calumny is next to impossible, but whatever is considered by the enemy as a fit subject for attack is better modified or avoided. The dealings with artists, for instance, require great prudence; they are acquainted with all classes of society, and for that very reason dangerous; they are hardly ever satisfied, and when you have too much to do with them, you are sure to have des ennuis (trouble) . . .Your devoted Uncle,Leopold R.” (excerpt from “The Letters of Queen Victoria, a Selection from Her Majesty’s Correspondence Between the Years 1837 and 1861″)