| bowsprit wrote:
The British are very good at this, meticulous planning goes into it. The last massive send-off was for Sir Winston Churchill. What sort of love and affection and adulation makes someone stand 16 ho...
Honestly , I just do Not get it at all !! Why the adulation for Any people in that type of sphere ?? I think people feel more powerful as they get just a little closer to people who actually Have Power (...and of course lots of money ) . Touching a hand , a Ring ....the Hem of the Gown of Power is like Rubbing the Relic for the superstitious or religious person . If I touch it I might acquire just a tiny bit of Your Power , Fame , wealth ...etc etc . I think many people who get sucked into this Royalist Bullshit come to think of the Royal Family as their Own Family ...sort of like Upstairs Downstairs ( Not the idyllic scene portrayed in the TV series !!!) . I saw this same attitude towards the Clergy in Ireland . As kids we had to kneel down and kiss the Bishops Ring if he happened to be in town and in our vicinity ....the Pesants always must show deference !! Little did we know about their after hours activities or coverups .
Absolute Powers corrupts absolutely !!! Every existing Monarchy has become just a very expensive Carnival Sideshow for an overly nostalgic populace and are just giant , bloated Leeches sucking on the public Tax Faucet every day of their lives . There is a Tourism benefit of course ...so there's That !!!
I'm Irish but these days I have no beef with English people , just their silly Monarchy . ☘ Magoo ☘