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The high school student -- whose full name is Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV -- rules over about 2 million people in the largely impoverished Tooro kingdom.
For his coming of age, his subjects gave him a spear -- a symbol of his role as their protector. His mother, Queen Best Kemigisa, gave him a Mercedes Benz.
Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
No wonder Africa is such a mess when they are still worshipping 18 year old monarchs......
Originally posted by fleetlord
So the best his subjects could afford to get him was a spear, but his mother buys him a Mercedes!? I think that is the reason why things aren't as good as they could be in this part of Africa. I'm not saying that he is a bad king, only that there must be better ways to use money, be you a king or peasant.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
reply to post by Merriman Weir
How interesting that there is this avowed trend amongst aspiring socialists to promote the virtues of monarchy?
It is hardly ideal to award by birth, the amassment of untold wealth and resources, that monarchs then use as leverage against the very citizens that they are supposedly divinely empowered to protect, consider and rule.
It creates a class distinction as well, where the monarchs of the world, most of whom, if not all of whom have gained their lands and wealth and titles, through theft, murder and violence, enjoy an elevated social distinction, for emulating the behavior, that if displayed in one of common birth, as being criminal, and punishable as such.
Eventually the bell tolls for all.
People are waking up to the truth and that is what it is.