Royalty is an Anachronism. Or Why Should I give a Shit About Some Wedding of Overly Privileged Rich

Denis Diderot was right.  Mankind will only be free when the last royal is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.  The French revolutionaries were right with their guillotine.  The Russian Revolutionaries were right when they executed the Tsar and family.

The American Revolution was right when it kicked the King out and became an independent nation rather than part of the Commonwealth.

The proper place for any Royal head is on the end of a pike.

I didn’t give a shit about the wedding of Charles and Diana and I don’t give a shit about the wedding of the royal spawn and who ever.

I have an alternative to Great Britain’s current austerity plan for the poor and working people. Get rid of the royals and confiscate all their wealth and property.  There isn’t any “Divine Right of Kings”.

Royalty is an anachronism that has no place in an egalitarian world.  It needs to be given its proper place on the dung heap of history.

I care more about the half million people who marched over the weekend than I care about the spectacle of the overly privileged and under deserving royals.

Of course Huffington Post, which is rapidly losing its edge under the ownership of AOL, is in a tizzy about anarchists possibly disrupting the royal wedding.  Wonder when they will actually start paying their contributors?

From The Huffington Post:

U.K. Royal Wedding Threatened By Anarchists (Go Anarchists)


LONDON — Scotland Yard is bracing to fend off possible security threats to the royal wedding from groups that range from terrorists to anti-monarchists.

The announcement Monday came only days after a peaceful demonstration Saturday against government spending cuts was disrupted by violence. Police made more than 200 arrests as the march drew 500,000 people to London, the largest protest in Britain since the Iraq war.

A small group separated from the main protest, hurling ammonia-filled light bulbs, paint and wooden planks at officers and smashing windows near London’s Trafalgar Square.

Police commander Bob Broadhurst said the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton carries even more of a security threat than the anti-austerity protests, and that means police officers will be able to tap into special stop-and-search powers that fall under Britain’s counterterrorism laws.

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Class war.  Not just for the rich anymore…

6 Responses to “Royalty is an Anachronism. Or Why Should I give a Shit About Some Wedding of Overly Privileged Rich”

  1. quenyar Says:

    The last Royal I gave a damn about was dear old Mountbatten, but he was by my time a sweet old man who read poetry and gave large sums of money to environmental/naturalist organizations. He’s the person who got Philip interested in the environment, which led to his championing many good causes including WWF.

    I suppose his most important claim on history will be presiding over the end of British Imperial control over India. One may have a worse epitaph. He and his 7 year old grandson didn’t deserve to be killed while peacefully fishing despite the valid complaints of the Irish.

    • Suzan Says:

      Perhaps it was being born in a town that was important during the American Revolution to parents who were left and pro labor but I never aspired to be a “princess”, indeed thought they were really sappy. I more aspired to be a farm girl, which I sort of got to do, driving a tractor and milking cows.

      Later on I always thought the revolutionaries in France were cooler than the King. I didn’t see any problem with the revolutionaries pulling the lever on them or the trigger on the Tsar and his family.

      The whole princess thing is vastly over rated.

  2. quenyar Says:

    No argument, being a price or princess is an awful thing I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. A truly draconian way of growing up – under constant supervision in a cloister with a truly limited selection of options.

    • Suzan Says:

      Oh the pain of privilege.

      Look there is a reason why I think General Sherman’s March to the Sea was a good thing.

      I hate the rich and privileged. I find the very concept of royalty to be an abomination.

  3. quenyar Says:

    No argument, again, except the one Tolstoi used about patronizing arts, sciences and so forth, but that’s why we had the enlightenment, so we could dispense with a landed aristocracy in exchange for representative government. Not that this experiment has been an entirely successful experiment, especially when religious lunatics and tin plated would-be aristocrats are the only people who can get elected to high office. Lenin, of course said that the only thing in favor of autocracy was that having one meant that you could shoot fewer people to change the government.

    • Suzan Says:

      That’s why I think it should be mandatory for the rich to always drive very expensive automobiles wear very expensive clothes and jewelry, and they should also be forbidden to have body guards or concealed carry permits.

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