By Bryan Jourdain
With all of the media coverage of the Royal Wedding last month, I felt compelled to turn off my television and avoid the news networks. I as a person, fail to see the fascination with this event, and apparently the citizens of England share my royal pains. In interviews, most of the citizens felt the wedding was more of an inconvenience, and were angry that they had to pay for a part of it. Granted, on paper the tax payers only had to cover the security for the wedding, but the people still felt like that was too much. Supporters for the wedding would argue that the revenue generated by the event was worth the tax payer’s nickel, but I argue back by saying that the majority of the people don’t own the hotels, restaurants, airlines, and shops that profited from said wedding. That is the equivalent of me giving you 100 dollars and your neighbor making 1000 dollars off of my money, and you expecting me to be happy with their success. That sounds like a raw deal to me, and remember that they shelled out the cash and couldn’t even go to the crappy event. They got to sit at home and watch people with fancy titles and drug and alcohol problems show off how important they are for absolutely nothing. I understand their aggravation, especially when you take into account the state of their economy. Maybe they should have cut back on things that are only symbolic in nature when the people are suffering. I would suggest that the people overthrow the “Queen” in an off with her head kind of fashion (joking), but for the life of me I can’t figure out what the “Queen” does. Seriously, does she sign bills or make decisions that are vital to the people? Do all of her family members with the fancy titles make decisions as well? If so then the people are in trouble! In truth, the “Queen” serves more as an ambassador for entertaining heads of state and powerful people, and she also does some charity work. Her siblings are only famous for being related to her (a next in line thing). These people do little to nothing and other people want to be them because of their so called “Royal Blood”. Well I ask you, what make ones blood royal? In the old days, your blood was royal if you were ruthless enough to kill anyone who called you blood normal. After that, your blood was considered royal if you were kin to a royal member of the family, but keep in mind that the royal families practiced inbreeding. Seriously, Google the Royal Family Tree and you will notice the more to go back, the more you see the same names and the lines cross. Who in their right mind would want to be “Royal”
So with all that said, if you expected me to watch an event of this caliber on TV or even care about it, you are crazy! These people are not even celebrities in my book! At least celebrities have to work. The Monarchy is a thing of the past, and I live in the NOW! If you have no real power or influence or even the ability to affect your people, then I refuse to acknowledge your title that was stolen for you by your ancestors. If I ever meet the “Queen”, I will call her by her first name! In fact, someone the the “Queen” to get a real job! Thank goodness that the death of Bin Laden stopped the circus of media coverage that was in progress. GO SEAL TEAM 6!
Sir. Bryan D. Jourdain
P.S. If you can have a fake and useless title, SO CAN I!
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