Hi, this has been becoming one of my specialist 'bug bears' lately,
When I was a kid, I loved the Queen, even had her on my biscuit tin, wowed when she was on TV etc!
Obviously as you get older you look into things more. I've become against the monarchy now. It's so archaic and out of touch but it's still being
rammed down our throats by our media - BBC/ITV and Sky, 'news'papers. Its like our media has become the Royals very own PR wing. I've lately joined
this Facebook page - www.facebook.com...
- transparent to who's watching I know but most of what it posts I agree with.
The news has become a joke, all its fawning and constant Royal stories to show us 'they're different to us' and put us in our place of the
'commoner' who is privileged to be breathing the same air. We've had Kate Middletons pap/holiday photos, such a scandal that everyone saw her
breasts?! It became more of a big deal because of the fawning press furore. The nurse 'committing suicide' at Kate's recent morning sickness
hospital stay, the media were again ridiculous with that, instantly blaming the prank DJ's without even knowing the previous mental state of the
nurse, that whole story was really suss, even read one that she was found alive first but I can't find the link to put here.
The whole Queens Jubilee was shocking if not for the media coverage then for the costs involved while the country is in recession -
- yet the money was found for it by
donating 'cough, tax dodging' businesses, corrupt bankers and the like, it alls trudges back to being out of the peoples pocket. Meanwhile
redundancies are rampant, benefits are being cut and the population is suffering. If the queen really did care about her country and people then
she'd forgo all the crap and be happy with a little birthday cake from Greggs then the money can be used a little more sensibly (too much to ask?).
How many houses does she have, how much land do they 'own'. I'd have a little bit of respect for her if that's what had happened but no, it's all
about the image. Any austerity measures our governments advocate are meaningless and hypocritical while this crap is going on, not to mention funding
rebels in countries where they have special interests in there being regime change, bailing out banks etc. A monarchy is the definition of
The Olympics were pretty great I thought, even though I thought I wouldn't like them. You can't deny the achievements of the athletes, amazing. What
stuck in my throat though was the usage of the Royals in this, Bond should have thrown the Queen out of the helicopter without the parachute,
would've been more patriotic I think. If she'd''ve have even cracked a smile, I might've thawed out a little bit, but no...too much to ask.
When you look properly into their history its shocking - what the Queen mother was actually like, Prince Phillips nazi roots, how inbred they all are,
how their official history is re-written to delete 'mad relatives', mad from the incessant inbreeding, recently managed to watch Unlawful Killing
(banned in the UK - definitely watch if you have the chance) - I'm sure that's part of why pirate bay has gone down proper, lots of twitter links
to. Lots of suspicious killings on their property quickly hushed, whispers of them being into satanic rituals. So many bodies, pledge their allegiance
to the Queen. Just how all the pomp and circumstance 'image' means so much to them - they're the basis of the destructive 'stiff upper lip'
attitude, cold and calculating, no empathy.
I've had discussions with work colleagues about this and they don't agree with me, my viewpoint feels like it's in the minority in Britain, the
media are doing their job well. Inevitably in conversations, you get around to the point of them being so good for tourism and the economy. My counter
to that is that they're actually terrible for the economy with all the houses they own to start with and the upkeep coming out of our pockets, all
the holidays they have etc. With the tourism I think any benefit, if any, is localised to London, Windsor Castle, Edinburgh etc. Not many people are
going to be buying a plate with the Queen on in say Manchester, or Newcastle. Any money gained from tourism would still be there if the Royal Family
was abolished, the stately homes, castles and palaces would still exist for tourism. Doesn't seem to affect the tourism in France with the Eiffel
Tower etc or Egypt with all it's heritage, do they still have Pharaohs?!
An alternative? An elected president or council I would say but there's so much corruption in politics, what is the real answer? Bit disheartening
Peace out x