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(ABC)   It's stories like these that make you realize that the British Monarchy is really just a Cosplay LARP that people have taken way too seriously for way too long   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 17
    More: Silly, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke of Edinburgh, Duchess of York, Prince Edward  
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2012-06-26 12:38:55 PM
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My thoughts on royalty can be summed up by:
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2012-06-26 12:29:10 PM
2 votes:
Listen. Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.
2012-06-26 12:13:54 PM
2 votes:
White people's problems.
2012-06-26 01:27:07 PM
1 votes:
It occurs to me that some people here might think that curtseying is something she has to do in private rather than just ceremonially...
2012-06-26 01:22:22 PM
1 votes:
Cosplay LARP
www.rcdai.org.uk

Meets lemon party.
2012-06-26 01:14:02 PM
1 votes:
That's just ridiculous. Like somehow their birth makes them a superior person. They are lucky the British people still allow them to maintain the facade of importance.
2012-06-26 01:12:59 PM
1 votes:

Loadmaster: FarkinHostile: Just the concept of royalty should be insulting to anyone who has any amount of critical thinking and self esteem.

Inquisitive Inquisitor: The monarchy has no true power or authority. I have no qualms with a society who maintains these traditions as a link to their history. The American fascination with the Royal family is no different than our penchant for celebrity gossip.

Do you have any qualms about the royals politicians who once held office owning huge tracts of tax-free land and possessions? Or how about that the UK US people pay to keep these folks in high style, with round-the-clock protection, without receiving any tangible benefit from them in return?

The royals politicians (benign or not, powerless or not) represent the opposite of everything I believe in as a free man.


FTFY
We do the same thing here (lifetime pay and benefits for former senators, presidents...lifetime secret service protection for former presidents and their families)...yet you aren't complaining about that.
2012-06-26 12:55:38 PM
1 votes:
Cythraul: The usual response to your argument from most in support of the royals that I hear is something along the lines of:

a) They provide a reason for tourists to visit, and while they're here, they spend money.
b) They bring awareness to good causes.


You missed one, the most important one to my mind.

c) They keep us away from a presidency. If abolished there would, of course, be a constitutional need to have someone in the same position, i.e. a president.
The last thing the UK needs is another damned ex lawyer turned ex politico looking to justify their position and carve out a niche in history as a "statesman" and impose yet more ill thought out legislation on a country that's already drowning in it. In my opinion.

The great thing about the monarchy is they DON'T do anything. Never has the monarchy imposed crap laws on me inspired by the latest tabloid scare story, they are powerless a result of a hard won process going back many centuries. I like it that way.

It might have been a crappy constitutional machine to start with but so many parts have been replaced with better components over the years that it's now a custom built ride that works well even if it does still have that same old radiator grill. Why replace it with some untested POS?

Germany and the USA are fine countries but I'd rather be like Norway, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands thanks.
2012-06-26 12:49:24 PM
1 votes:

Cythraul: groppet: Id be more intrested by it all if it was more like games of thornes with head choppings and such

You sound like you'd prefer to live during Henry VIII's reign.


Groppet seems more like a Willie or son of Sam.
2012-06-26 12:26:27 PM
1 votes:
The continued existence of royalty is an affront to human dignity, and the ridiculous excuses addlebrained Brits come up with to justify the maintenance of an absurd medieval office are, uh, ridiculous. First of all, no one goes to Britain to see the royal family, okay; some may attempt to see them while they're there, but catching a glimpse of the queen is not the actual reason tourists come to Britain, even the stupid ones who actually regard royalty as somehow better or more interesting than Shaniqua the welfare queen with 12 kids down the street. To be fair, at least when Brits defend their stupid antiquated traditions they're defending their traditions; when an American does it I just want to slap them.
2012-06-26 12:24:48 PM
1 votes:
FarkinHostile: Just the concept of royalty should be insulting to anyone who has any amount of critical thinking and self esteem.

Inquisitive Inquisitor: The monarchy has no true power or authority. I have no qualms with a society who maintains these traditions as a link to their history. The American fascination with the Royal family is no different than our penchant for celebrity gossip.


Do you have any qualms about the royals owning huge tracts of tax-free land and possessions? Or how about that the UK people pay to keep these folks in high style, with round-the-clock protection, without receiving any tangible benefit from them in return?

I'm with FarkinHostile on this one. The royals (benign or not, powerless or not) represent the opposite of everything I believe in as a free man.
2012-06-26 12:22:58 PM
1 votes:
Well I didn't vote for them.
2012-06-26 12:07:48 PM
1 votes:
"Royalty" is absolutely ridiculous and should be abolished in an enlightened time. What amazes me is that we here in the USA are just as big on Royalty Worship as they are in England, and we are supposed to be a nation of people who believe that all are equal.

Just the concept of royalty should be insulting to anyone who has any amount of critical thinking and self esteem.
2012-06-26 12:03:09 PM
1 votes:

xanadian: Weaver95: The Queen recently circulated around the royal household an updated copy of the Order of Precedence, which is an official paper listing, in descending order, the rankings of the different members in the Royal family.

we should have our own 'Order of Precedence' for various farkers.

Well, I am the "queen"...


Does that make Fb- the "father"?
2012-06-26 12:01:09 PM
1 votes:
Ranking in the Fark royal hierarchy will be determined by a naked gin drinking contest...as is tradition.
Biv
2012-06-26 11:53:16 AM
1 votes:
The PPA approves.

/obscure?
2012-06-26 09:46:48 AM
1 votes:
The Queen recently circulated around the royal household an updated copy of the Order of Precedence, which is an official paper listing, in descending order, the rankings of the different members in the Royal family.

we should have our own 'Order of Precedence' for various farkers.
 
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