Page 1 of The King
Well Long Live the King,
Wondering how everyone thinks will the
King be good or overwhelming with
Whats in front as far as tasks n public
appearences.? Don’t be shy now
It's the wrong time to ask this question... maybe in six months.
2 weeks ago, Andrew was one of the most reviled men in Britain. A couple of days ago during the procession in Edinburgh, a sole protestor voiced that opinion... the crowd turned on him, and he was arrested and charged.
Right now the Royalists and a handful of tabloid worshipping hypocrites hold sway, while the Roundheads keeps their heads down and remain schtum.
Today, this is the only opinion you'll hear...
"I thought what I`d do was, I`d pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes."
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Some rambling thoughts then:
I'm pretty neutral towards Charles. No strong opinions either way (so far). In his new role as King, he is supposed to basically hide forever any opinions he has on anything of note and he has zero political influence. He's effectively a big, shiny ornament now.
The idea of a monarchy is archaic and ludicrous and really no country should have one. The real world is of course not that simple and I accept inequalities exist and there's no point banging on about it. People also have a right to protest against the monarchy, I don't feel that strongly that I need to stand in a mourning crowd with a placard saying "f*** the King" or whatever.
I am also happy to accept that other people want the royal family and again, there's no point screaming in their faces that it's a ludicrous idea (see also religion).
The Queen did represent stability and certainty that has seemed ever-present and this is not lost on me either. I also feel some loss which is exacerbated by the parlous political situation that has been hoisted on our country by this authoritarian, clueless, right-wing govt - we are in serious trouble far more than people realise, way more than most other western countries - this adds to the feelings of unease and uncertainty because everything is changing.
I can fully understand why a lot of people want to queue up for many hours to see the Queen lying in state because it is quite a historical moment for the UK. I wouldn't of course. I don't think other people are idiots for doing it.