The UK monarchy has very little power and very little say...they absolutely do not rule! When you think you see UK royalty exercising power, all you
are doing is observing traditional rituals, it's all part of the tourism, and the eccentricity of the UK's history and heritage.
The people's power of any country in the West, resides only in the elected government. The idea and concept of monarchy is an anachronism the world
needs to shed like an outdated skin. Unfortunately, many British people love their quirky heritage, they like the display of pomp and old-time
glorification, because it helps them to think (quite falsely) that the UK is still a leading player in the world...we're not. We're just a money
launderer for other nations, and but for the financial part of the City of London, we pretty much would be have been left behind.
We're still good at some things. We have a very professional military, even for its small size. We are pretty good at entertaining people through
music, drama, and literature, and we're not a bad tourist destination when we have good weather...plenty of history and mystery to soak up , but we
are not a leading player in the world anymore...and most of us really do not give a damn! We are a very pragmatic and practical nation, full of common
sense and make-do attitude.
There is still a belief in the old class system, and the current government has done its best to emphasize it by creating a greater divide between the
haves and the have-nots. Most tories do believe that a person is born purposefully into a particular state and position in life, so if you are poor,
you are meant to be so, and should not seek to attempt to raise yourself out of it, so plenty of obstacles are placed in your way just in case you
happen to be born with a shrewd and thinking mind.
No future king or queen could ever take the throne by force, those days are long gone, and I hope to see the day when monarchy in Britain is entirely
abolished, but it is a bit of a tourist money-spinner, so I doubt I will see it in my lifetime.
We certainly could be a leading nation. We have the capability to lead by example, but our tolerance on most things should not be confused with
'softness' or 'weakness', that is a vastly underestimating thought. We're an island nation with thousands of years of history, and have not been
conquered militarily since 1066, and not for the want of trying by our local neighbours throughout the centuries. We are close to Europe, but do not
consider ourselves European, with either its culture or mindsets...we are unique because we are an island nation and because of our history, and
established (for all our sins) the largest empire the planet has ever seen...but those days are truly gone and fading from memory, except of course,
from our traditions and tourism trade.
The truth is...every possible warning that could be sent to us here in the UK, could be returned in kind to all other nations, because each politic of
each nation is being amalgamated into a one system global politic, so most common (or uncommon, if you prefer) peoples of all nations are in the same
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