We’re relentlessly told that the Monarchy projects a good image of the UK on a world stage.
Er… posh, stale, bloodsport loving, thick, white, boorish, military cloned hereditary Windsor Yahs – is that what we want the world to think of first when they think of the UK in 2015?
I know the snootyness actually appeals to some ( “oh gee I love your Downtown Abby” ) but c’mon we don’t sentimentalise rickets, or workhouses, or other symptoms of class discrimination.
I’ve battered on about the arguments against royalty here, there and everywhere, and Republic do it better at their Winning the Argument section. But sometimes logic doesn’t make people change their minds.
What’s important, is to change perceptions, to point out that the Windsors are naff. Are ugly and uncool. Are as appealing as Nicholas Witchell’s lesbian crushing bumhole.
There will always be Peasant Crown Monkeys who gimp it up for the camera….
Ok, I’m a sarcastic snidey blogger and don’t want to be cruel to this man but clearly…he has a few issues. But again and again, the uk media and (embarrassingly) the international media love these ‘umble types, and play up the idea that they’re representative of attitudes towards the Windsors.
And who else do they count as a monarchists ?
You actually. The media default assumption is we all are. If Das Feudal Circus is in town and an office worker munching on tasty Greggs sausage roll dawdles over to the kerb for a gawp, they’re hailed by the press as a royal ‘well-wisher’, who ‘welcomed’ that vulgar big Bentley into town.
Anyone staring at the bizarre freakshow family is portrayed as in thrall to the monarchy.
And every criticism is shunned and buried, no-one draws attention to disinterest…
Consider the scandalous fact that Scotland’s newly opened hospital – built entirely with public money – was opened by the queen in front a few hundred folk, some of whom were keen to see the monarchy, some of whom were just hanging out.
For unfathomable reasons the hospital was named the Queen Elizabeth University hospital Glasgow ( despite the fact that the queen doesn’t use the nhs, hasn’t been to university, and purred with pleasure down the phone to David Cameron when Scotland shat it at the referendum. Glasgow voted yes ).
So far so tediously predictable…
But wait ! Forget the 500 souls in the rain…what’s this – a petition to oppose naming the hospital after the queen you say ? How many signatures does it have after a week or so ?
At the time of writing…over 11,411.
Apart from a few reports in Glasgow’s local paper this gesture of people power is of course ignored. Buried in the Glasgow and West section of BBC Website.
Sign the petition. Put this article on Facebook / Twitter.
Don’t let them count you as a Monarchist.