Not a Brit so not my fight but I have to say
1. The Queen works a hell of a lot harder at her job than I do at mine, and
I dare say she's better at it. Where do people get this "doing very little"
2. If they weren't royals they'd still be incredibly rich. Most rich people
have careers and wealth that are guaranteed just by being who they are.
Haven't you noticed that yet? People just don't complain about it so much
with the non-royal sort.
3. The foundation of almost every nation in Europe is bloody conquest,
whether it has a monarchy or not. In most cases the absence of a monarch is
also due to bloody conquest. Should the Frenchies stop singing La
4. As a Yank (and an anglophile) I would pay good money to go see the
queen, whereas I can't even name the presidents of Italy or Ireland or
Germany, the kind of ceremonial figurehead they would replace her with. Why
would anyone prefer that?
5. A midfielder! Praise be! :-)
On Tuesday, June 5, 2012, Rahul Ganjoo wrote:
> I love that we are discussing this on a day we finally signed a midfielder!
> > **
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > > Cc:
> > > Sent: Tuesday, 5 June 2012, 22:40
> > > Subject: [Mufc] The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
> > >
> > >T hank you M'am for 60 glorious years as our Queen Elizabeth II.
> > Hmm. The monarchy are leeches as much as the Glazers - siphoning off
> > millions from doing very little. It is 2012 and we still prop up a family
> > who believe in having superior blood lines and who expect people to bow
> > down to them. How people can say it makes them "proud" to be British is
> > perverse. The foundation of the monarchy is bloody conquest; it's not
> > really something to be proud of. Their careers and wealth are guaranteed
> > just being who they are. If you're going to be vicariously "proud" of
> > something or someone, let it be the likes of Dickens, Bell, Shakespeare
> > Charles Darwin. People who've enriched society intellectually.
> > This day and age and we still have a royal family. The idea was
> > preposterous centuries ago, it is still preposterous now, something that
> > should have been confined to history to go beside stories about dungeons
> > and dragons.
> > Bernie
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