Saturday 6 May 2023

Happy National Sycophant's Day

 #know your place





Anonymous said...

You're not a big fan of the monarchy then, Simon?

As a citizen of a republic, I have to say the thing that makes me laugh the most is all the stuff you read and hear in Britain about how any alternative to a hereditary head of state just couldn't possibly work... even though there are plenty of countries where it obviously does!


Simon B ( formerly cerebus660 ) said...

What gave you that impression Sean? ;-)

I usually like to keep things positive around this ol' blog but the whole coronation frenzy and unthinking flag-waving prompted me to have a bit of a whinge. I honestly think the UK will never drag itself out of this regressive, cap-doffing mode of thinking without first divesting ourselves of the monarchy. This whole top-down, "know your place" society - in which blue bloods and old Etonians can seemingly get away with anything - needs an overhaul or we'll carry on being led by absolute chancers and parasites. I doubt if it will happen in my lifetime, as anti-monarchist voices are constantly side-lined and ridiculed, but my kids may see a change. Fingers crossed.

And, you're right, the argument you've mentioned doesn't hold much water, does it? A bloke I know always uses the "Would you want President Blair?" as his argument for a hereditary monarchy. Maybe I wouldn't... but at least I could try to vote him out. I didn't vote for Charles...

Er, rant over :-)

McSCOTTY said...

Love that Private Eye cover. I just don't get folks fascination with the British Royal family, very strange though not as strange as the fact that the Peoples Friend is still being published

Simon B ( formerly cerebus660 ) said...

Guess which one of those two publications I bought? ;-)

At least the fact The People's Friend is still being published shows there's still a *tiny* market for magazine fiction left in the UK.

Anonymous said...

No worries, Simon - hey, if you can't rant on your own blog where can you do it?
And anyway, it seemed quite reasonable to me.



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