posted on Aug, 26 2012 @ 04:55 AM
reply to post by happinness
Why are the British conditioned' as a figure of speech to worship the Queen? WORSHIP????
To be honest I don't think many Brits 'worship' The Queen - as far as I can see only the most ardent and fanatical supporters of The Royal Family
have anything more than just a fondness or respectful regard for her.
And to be perfectly honest, having lived here for all my life I can honestly say I personally have never felt any sort of undue pressure or
conditioning to even like The Royal Family let alone worship them.
If people choose to be Royalists then it's exactly that - their choice, as it is their right - nothing more, nothing less.
What has the Queen done for me? She never even stood up to thatcher, when she had the chance to do so.
What gives The Queen the right to 'stand up' to an elected Prime Minister?
Would you have The Monarch impose their will and directives upon the democratically elected leader of The Houses Of Parliament?
For all my dislike of the current electoral and parliamentary systems it is still immeasurably more preferable than having a monarch dictate policy,
and as much as I despise Thatcher and what she did to this country I would have supported her 100% if The Queen had ever tried to impose anyting upon
I am pretty much apathetic towards The Royal Family - they have their plusses and minuses - but if they ever tried to unduly interfere in the
governing of this nation then I would oppose them with everything I have.
If she is meant to be so powerful,
That's the thing - she has no real power at all - as it should be.
why doesn't she help
I think she probably does in her own little way whilst remaining very much within the bounderies and limitations of her role etc.
If she cared then we would see some positive changes to this country and the commonwealth, but we don't....
And how exactly would she do that?
What changes would you like to see and how could The Queen bring about these changes?