I take no sides in the politically obsolete, pseudo-debate between "monarchists" or "republicans" because the Monarchy is such a non issue. It is a waste of energy to moan about how un democratic and rich the Queen is. Of course she is undemocratic and stupidly wealthy but so are a lot of people, and they are far more dangerous because they aren't a well publicized and scrutinized tourist attraction. The Monarchy isn't really political because, the Queen has no power. IF it was Elizabeth the 1st, things would be different.
Testiment to how much of a non- issue the Monarchy is, they even allowed a demonstration to happen. Given the recent police state crackdown on actual protests, it shows how little political significance being a "republican" is. This is not the USA, republicans are not an actual thing here.
|Your wasting your time, guys|
I may have said I think those demonstators are wasting their time, but I think it would have been a funner crowd to stand in than a street party or be next to the Thames. At least there were no Union Jacks. I thought the patriotic overkill was sickening, I could have been living in North Korea or Nazi Germany with all those ubiquitous ugly flags making innanimate objects look "racist". I don't want patriotic people to jump on that and say " IM NOT RACIST 2 LUV MA COUNTRY", I associate patriotism, nationalism with racism because I think its a slippery slope, one leads to another. I know they are different things. But I can't help it, the Union Jack looks racist!! It just does! It was the symbol that people in India and Australia came to associate with so much oppression. And I heard the words to "rule britannia".. that song is not okay?!? Rule the waves? I am embarrassed to call myself British over that stuff!
|This cake looks sinister.|