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Originally posted by Nicorette
reply to post by DimensionalDetective
Yes, you're right. But American hypocrisy is usually very transparent and obvious (except to Americans). But these Brits are in the EU and I have to live in the EU with them and their horrible corrupt police state.
Just for the record, the majoritory of the British don't want to be in the EU, you can keep it to yourself as far as we are concerned.
You are correct that we live in a corrupt police state, but guess what? We, the people, didn't ask for it, we are the victims of it.
Just out of curiosity, how does our corrupt police state effect you?
As far as I am aware, the EU constantly effects the British people, I am not aware of how the British people effect the other members of the EU?
In my opinion, you are comming across as an ill informed bigot.
To get back onto topic (sorry about that, OP), The British Royal Family is more than just there to bring in tourists.
The Windsor family wasn't always called Windsor, it was changed, The house of Windsor comes from the House of Guelph, one of the Black Nobility.
I personally believe the British Royal family hide behind the curtain of daft harmlessness.
They should, IMO, be disolved, and they certainly should not be given any more privacy than the rest of the UK gets.
Originally posted by Freeborn
reply to post by Anam Gra
Blowing a defenceless 79 year old man up along with his 14 year old nephew, a 15 year old crew boy and an 83 year old woman is glorious?
Originally posted by Anam Gra
reply to post by ridcully
Ha, good one!! How do you get 21 brits in a mini Cooper, again one make one a royal, climb up ass etc and of course Mountbatten in the ashtray!!! Oh Dear, past glories!!!
If anyone had actually been at war then I might concede that he was a legitimate target.
But The Republic Of Ireland was then, and still is, at peace with the UK so he could not be a legitimate 'war target'.
whose only concern was the exploitation and control of the communities they alleged to defend but instead bullied and terrorised and used every opportunity to profit from drug and gun running and other racketeerig operations to maximise profits and personal wealth.
The notion that the IRA and the other terrorist organsations in Northern Ireland, on both sides, of being romantic freedom fighters is a downrght lie.
I think one of Ireland's best exports said it best:
Originally posted by blah yada
The point I am trying to make is that successive dynasties of British monarchs, and Mr Cromwell, franchised Ireland out as a plantation to tyrannical profiteers.
They ruthlessly subjugated the Irish population and made no effort to remedy the situation until they were forced to in 1921. Had it not been for the fact that Britain was caught off guard in the wake of WW1, the outcome would have likely been a lot different.
In short, monarchs are almost always parasites.The British royal family and their cousins across Europe are parasites. The notion that they are simply representatives of the state or a tourist attraction is naive.
Britain should fire them and elect a president.
As for the tourist bucks, don't worry. Americans will still come and visit the palaces anyway. It's not like tourists get to hang out with the queen anyway. Most Americans would be delighted with wax models.You could have wax models of all the despicable villains that have ruled since the dawn of time, at the palace, a couple of Beefeaters and Mufftops here and there, some horses and Bob's your uncle