Saturday, 19 April 2014

Enough With the Royal Obsession!

Whenever I turn on the TV or listen to the radio all I hear is: the Royal baby, William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge even on SBS and the ABC. I am sick to fucking death of it! I really do think this obsession is bordering on a psychiatric diagnosis. It’s not healthy to worship somebody like this - for the worshipper or the worshipped.

This family has not actually done anything to deserve such adulation. They just happened to be part of a family that 1000 years ago managed to become the rulers of England. Over the years there was so much blood spilt in competition for this throne. Through luck, raging ambition and murderous brutality this family finally made it to the top and stayed there. Yet we celebrate the fact that these people are related to butchers.

I’m not saying they should be strung up for the crimes of their predecessors. This family does play a role as the head of state of Britain, Australia and other countries. The Queen is a figurehead with no real power and I think it would be a bit pointless to replace the Royal family with a democratically elected president. Somebody has to be head of state why not the head of the Royal family?

The Royal family is simply part of the mechanism that runs the state. They do not deserve our praise and adulation simply our respect as human beings. I’m sure it is quite irritating for this family to be under the media spotlight in the way they are.

Other European royal families are far more down to earth. Filling their constitutional roles, but not having the heavy burden of public expectations.

So, royally obsessed people please remember William, Kate and George are just human beings. Calm down and take a Valium. Ponder this song by a royally obsessed teenager from New Zealand:

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