I haven't read the thread and haven't read the article, but I am familiar with the fact that Alex Jones dislikes the monarchy. He sees it as an arm of
the globalists and therefore the enemy.
Life is complicated. There are agressive, greedy people and there are people who moderate their agressivity and greed. There will always be such
people. Some of the agressive families elevated themselves to "royal" status and society constructed all sorts of myths
about them to preserve
their power and to justify acquiescence to a more powerful person.
This success of the agressive families was a double edged sword.
Kingship, because it was alleged to be divinely ordained, became invested with expectations from the public and obligations toward them. Most often
these obligations were not fulfilled or fulfilled only partially or grudgingly, but the obligations were still present and acknowledged by the
The present Queen of England (and numerous other countries and foreign dependancies, including my own country, Canada) is a constitutional monarch
with extremely limited power, who, in matters of state, takes instructions from the Prime Minister. Of course, form is preserved at all times, so that
the ruler, even a young Elizabeth, in the presence of a lion like Churchill, still "rules".
Monarchy is a mystery. Simply factoring it down to a case of what appears to be undeserved wealth is a hopelessly inadequate appreciation of it.
Of course Parliament must be aware of financial entailments of monarchy and keep a close supervision of public expenditures. However, those same
parliamentarians will be aware of the immense power which flows through loyalty to the monarch. What is the price of that loyalty? Would Tony Blair
command such loyalty? How about Margaret Thatcher, or George W. Bush?
The monarchy may be the creature of Parliament but it also maintains a direct link to the People. Does Parliament ever get out of hand? Are the people
ever dissatisfied with their representatives? Are the people's representatives ever derelict in their duties? Do they ever pass legislation without
reading it? Do the people ever cry out for someone to look out for their interests? In the current situation in the United States would a monarch at
odds with Congress have a role to play? Did America throw out the baby with the bath water when it revolted against King George the 3rd.?
The dynamics of the interplay between the institution of the monarchy, the elected government and the people themselves is more nuanced than Alex
Jones seems to realize.
As a Canadian, I prize our connection to the UK, to the great family of nations known as the Commonwealth, and to the Monarch, the focus of our
heartfelt affection and loyalty.
I also prize our connection to the black sheep of the family, the prodigal son who will always be tangled to a great extent in family affairs, the
United States of America.
edit on 18-6-2012 by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)