posted on May, 1 2011 @ 08:42 PM
It's interesting how some Brits get so worked up when someone disses their monarchy. And I'm one of them. I was really, really rude to Budski
the other day when he started his "stick the monarchy up your a**" thread. He deserved it too. And despite being fully conversant with the T&C's
and being an otherwise respectable contributor, I had no fear of putting the guy down, no fear of the Mods either. Sorry, Budski.
I've been trying to rationalise why I defend the monarchy so much & why I get so upset when people criticise them. I just can't figure it out
myself. It's not like I think it's an ideal constitutional system, heck if we were setting up a new country today I'd vote for a republic rather
than a monarchy. And it's such a daft system, the office of Head of State being passed from Mother to Son. I can't justify it at all.
I've come to the conclusion that it's just a ridiculous British thing, we all know it's ridiculous, the Royals know it's ridiculous ... but for
reasons unknown the monarchy just seems to work. And, well, I don't want the United Kingdom to be like other countries, we're special and this
throwback to a feudal system is one way we can be special. I don't want the country to change THAT much, I like the comfortably familar so long as it
doesn't cause me any problems. To coin a weird analogy, the monarchy is like my late Grandmother's cabinet which sits in my living room. It's old,
it looks old, despite being polished a million times it still stinks of Grandad's pipe, it's way past being fashionable and serves no purpose of any
kind whatever ... yet I just can't bear to part with it. It's been part of my life since, like, forever and ever.
I hope it never gets abolished, the monarchy, it'd break my heart.