For some of us, this is a slap in the face to democracy, even if what we have in the
is only a watered down version of bourgeoisie democracy. The Royal families of Briton and most of US Europe have committed countless crimes against humanity, including executions; often over trivial things, torture, the conquering of other people’s countries and the robbing of their dignity. Now we honour their decadence as if they really are appointed to their positions by God him/herself.
Our own founding fathers broke away from the British Crown, calling King George a “tyrant.” They established a republic (not unlike the ancient Greek oligarchies) without official tittles or an American aristocracy. So why do news anchors today act as if the Queen of England and her heirs are our own aristocrats? CBS has had plenty of examples of this.
The year of Black 47, in
, was the worst year of the Great Potato Famine, a period of mass starvation. Disease killed over one million people and another million were forced and emigration between 1845 and 1852. This tragedy was caused by laws that the English Royal family decreed that only potatoes would be left for the Irish to eat and all other crops went to Ireland . England
King Henry had some of his wives beheaded so that he would be free to marry again.
John Ball (c. 1338 – 15 July 1381) who had lead the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 was eventually tricked into capture and then he was hanged, drawn and quartered. What kind of death is that?
According to Wikipedia:
“It was, from 1351 a penalty in
for men convicted of high treason, although the ritual was first recorded during the reigns of King Henry III (1216–1272) and his successor, Edward I (1272–1307). Convicts were fastened to a hurdle, or wooden panel, and drawn by horse to the place of execution, where they were hanged (almost to the point of death), emasculated, disembowelled, beheaded and quartered (chopped into four pieces). Their remains were often displayed in prominent places across the country, such as London Bridge. For reasons of public decency, women convicted of high treason were instead burnt at the stake.” England
This is the kind of warm-hearted stock the English Royal family comes from.
Here are some more relevant quotes about kings:
“One of the strongest natural proofs of the folly of hereditary right in kings, is, that nature disapproves it, otherwise, she would not so frequently turn it into ridicule by giving mankind an ass for a lion.”
― Thomas Paine, Common Sense
― Thomas Paine, Common Sense
“A king is unnecessary, for his shit stinks the same as for his own people’s.” –Angkar Padévoat
“When Adam delved and Eve span, Who was then the gentleman? From the beginning all men by nature were created alike, and our bondage or servitude came in by the unjust oppression of naughty men. For if God would have had any bondmen from the beginning, he would have appointed who should be bond, and who free. And therefore I exhort you to consider that now the time is come, appointed to us by God, in which ye may (if ye will) cast off the yoke of bondage, and recover liberty.” -John Ball(mentioned above).
God save the queen
She ain't no human being
There is no future
's dreaming – Sex Pistols England
Elvis Costello - Any king's shilling