One of the regular heavy boots moments in British civic life is when sane, smart people melt in the presence of royalty.
Whether it’s Wiggo kneeling down, or PJ Harvey scurrying off to Buckingham Palace to become A Member of the British Empire, a little part of me weeps every time someone (formerly) cool accepts a gong or tugs the forelock ( even if they claim it’s for their nan. )
It doesn’t matter what the excuse – when the call came they obediently fell to their knees for a Sir or to get letter after their name ( EPZ – Establishment Petting Zoo – in recognition that when asked to, they opted to place themselves above the people).
But the corrupt gong-a-dong world of honours is a post for a separate time.
What is it with normal folk becoming idiots in the presence of Windsors ?
Look at this video, of the Queen’s guard, presented to us so we can sneer….
The poor man was just distracted yet he’s shoved, shouted at and ridiculed. It’s horrible boorish behaviour by some tossers in red coats under the pretence of tradition. Yeah boys, you’re all fuckin’ heroes, why don’t you bayonet the poor old guy for Her Maj ?
But even more disturbing is this kind of behaviour. Again, here’s the clip….
The poor kid gets battered in the face by a soldier – AND NOBODY HELPS HER BECAUSE THE QUEEN IS MORE IMPORTANT.
Are they not human ?
It was like the time a pageboy collapsed during the Queens Speech and nobody reacted. In fact the royal press pack swooned at her callousness.
Of course these incidents are accidents and not directly due to the pathetic Feudal Freak Show, but nobody present reacts. What is WRONG with these people ? A kid is hurt, a wee boy faints, and their priority is to ensure that nothing disrupts their precious grovelling protocol ?
Here’s how to react on a royal visit
Please tweet or Facebook this. Everyday we’re foi-grassed royal pish. Fight back.