Well the royal wedding’s over, Charlie Veitch was arrested, I’m nursing a cold in bed (reckon I just need a bit of shut-down) and here’s some thoughts (more like random ramblings)…
If you’re not familiar with Charlie Veitch, here is the first video (watch in this order) he made prior to the royal wedding, which constitutes the evidence upon which the police based their charges of Charlie:
This is the police arresting him:
And to the right (top) is an interview with Charlie after he was released on bail.
Watching this last video brought to mind how vast a jump it actually is to go from unquestioningly upholding the royal status quo to having the courage to say no to it. It’s a huge leap that more and more are willing to take, though on a majority level, most continue as is, even though they may deep down feel the inequality that royalty innately brings.
However my feeling is that there is a difference now than before. This is a climate where surveys show people are more worried now than they were before, about their financial future. So whilst people may appear to be loyal to the royals, I sense a feeling of unsettlement growing, highlighted by the contrast between a bunch of elite people who get to walk on red carpets, enjoy oppulance, luxury, unnending free choices, priveleges galore, servants and much more besides, whilst most of those without whom they would be nothing (a king is not a king without any subjects), have none of these. I mean, I quite fancy simply deciding to be a search and rescue helicopter pilot, but without a tonne of money for training I can’t just go and do that, can I.
Here are some more ramblings about the royal family…
Parasites….The royal family takes money from we the people whilst their coffers grow and grow. We paid for the Will/Kate wedding (security costs which must have been huge) through taxes, but what happened to being invited to the wedding we’re paying for? Are they a charity? Don’t you normally get money from others when you just ain’t got enough of your own? But they live in opulence and wealth…They’re getting money from the outside when the inside is made of gold. They’re wealthy beyond belief. In fact, someone recently (I blogged about it too, but can’t remember right now who) said that Queen Elizabeth is one of the wealthiest handful of people on this planet. So why can’t she pay her own security costs?? Why say all those pretty Xmas speech things about helping people, when the royal family is quite happy to take money from its own people although it does not need to. The royal family is in a position to help so many people. And a fancy royal wave from the inside of a gilded carriage just doesn’t cut it anymore.
Many who uphold the royal status quo would say that the royal family brings revenue to the UK through tourism. I agree and it’s a good job too! But the royal family need more justification than tourism revenues.
It is also bizarre and obviously unfair that a bunch of people are treated as if they were Gods. They are not Gods (not in that sense anyway), they go to the toilet just like the rest of us (sorry but that had to be said!!) The priveleges they enjoy are not fair or democratic. They are elitist.
Nazi connection….The royal family has an undeclared Nazi connection. Their roots are German (name changed from Battenberg to Mountbatten to make it appear less German during WWII), Queen Victoria’s mother tongue was German. We’re not told the truth here, and we should be.
Prince Philip’s disparagement…Though perhaps a minor matter in the wider scheme of things this highlights the power of the royal family. Prince Philip has made many racist as well as other discriminatory comments. So what does that mean? If you’re royal you’re allowed to look down on the plebs and get away with it??
Here are some of his comments, none of which are ROYAL (isn’t true royalty meant to be about respect and dignity?), and which the website I got them off described as “embarrassing, though often funny.” I would bet that none of the recipients of Prince Philip’s sharp words were laughing at the time and that includes his own wife (aka The Queen). Nothing that belies a person’s hidden judgmental, racist and disparaging attitude could be passed as funny in my book. Here are some of his comments:
1. China State Visit, 1986: “If you stay here much longer, youâ€™ll all be slitty-eyed.”
2. To a blind women with a guide: â€œDo you know they have eating dogs for the anorexic now?â€
3. To an Aborigine in Australia: â€œDo you still throw spears at each other?â€
4. To his wife, the Queen, after her coronation: â€œWhere did you get the hat?â€
5. When asked if he would like to visit the Soviet Union: â€œThe bastards murdered half my familyâ€
6. To a Briton in Budapest: â€œYou canâ€™t have been here that long â€“ you havenâ€™t got a pot belly.â€
7. To a driving instructor in Scotland: â€œHow do you keep the natives off the booze long enough to get them through the test?â€
Please note that this isn’t personal (Prince Philip is on his own journey after all), it’s not about any specific member of the royal family. Rather it’s about them as representives of this priveleged, wealthy royal structure. It’s how they behave within this privelege that tells us what they’re truly about. And such comments of Prince Philip belie what he thinks of the Chinese, blind people, anorexic people, his own wife, Soviets, Hungarians and Scots and probably the whole human race except of course those ‘in their club’. If it was someone else they’d have been sacked. This is the point – the enormous priveleges and power the royal family wields for its own ends. And maybe even for getting away with murder…
On this note….
The only royal I genuinely took to and was interested in was Princess Diana. There was an authenticity to Diana. Perhaps it was that she had not had the perfect upper class upbringing that gave her her humanity. Was she murdered? My gut tells me of course she was. She was apparently talking about how she feared they would kill her in a car accident just a short while before. Then it happened. Coincidence? Unlikely.
Diana had a courageous heart. It all comes down to courage. Courage to speak up (as Charlie Veitch did), courage to stand aside from the crowd and speak what you truly feel. It’s always a risk. That’s why it’s hard. But is it better to have lived and died in your truth, or to have been a sheep saying yes, just because everyone else was also saying yes?
Just some royal musings for a sunny Sunday in the UK….Oh and couple others – the royal wedding date of 29th April was also Hitler’s wedding date (to Eva): 29/4/1945, and the hotel the Middleton’s stayed at was the Goring Hotel. May be just a coincidence but an uncanny one if so. Will we ever know for sure?
Comments, as always, welcome.
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