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How bizarre does this look now that you're awake?

I mean, come on, what gives these people the right to be worshiped? Whats with all the gold, crown, and medals? In the future people are going to look back on pictures like this and wonder what caused the rest of the population to fall for such a scam.

Seriously, I now look at this picture and think to myself...how can this be real...it's all so obviously fake?

These "elites" have really done a number on the masses. When we finally see the emperor has no clothes, it becomes really bizarre to watch as the old tired rituals are continually followed. I saw this and thought to myself...really? People still flock and gather around such nonsense?

Hopefully civilization is getting closer to the time where the majority see through this bullshit and realize we need no "rulers". I can't decided which is the greater scam, the perpetuation of the perception that a very small group of individuals are somehow "special" and deserve to be worshiped and showered with trinkets, or the scam of the central bankers and our fiat money system.

Weird, wild, stuff!

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Interesting

After one quick read through (because it's 2:00 a.m.) I'm not sure whether I've even taken in the entire argument or what I think of it. It did seem to hold together and make sense (but then it is 2;00 a.m.). I will definitely give this a closer look later... or possibly earlier. Anyway, thanks for posting this.

mgentles

Being royal

It's a tuff job being a royal spoiled brat in the UK soaking the subjects with crazy taxes so they can live the royal fantasy.NUTS!

As a man of primarily Irish dissident ancestry...

I have very little love for British monarchy. However, if I have to measure the ridiculous cult of personality that has surrounded certain American presidents against the admitted depravities of the British Crown since time in immemorial, I'd have to give the Britons a slight edge.

If we want to point fingers and say "look at these stupid people and their idiotic government", we should probably do so with something that is a bit more ridiculous than us, like the latter days of the Roman Empire.

“My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.” - G.K. Chesterton

A similar snapshot could have been possible each year for the

last 1000 or so. (if cameras had existed then)

The joke is on us.

This nonsense survives because some moron and his buddies vow to fight to the death to perpetuate it.

The day THEY say "no more" is the day this is but a comical footnote of history.

I Blame Disney

Not really. Some people are looking for someone to worship, and a tale meant to teach the lesson that royal blood is more important than royal clothing (Cinderella), is easily misinterpreted.

People believe in the magic wand.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

play-pretend royalty for a play-pretend country

(as all EU countries are)

Caption:

And the third little piggy said "Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin."

These People are just Distractions from the Real Power

Of course they have some power, but not the Real Power..

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"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

Royalty seems to have some benefits

The Royal Penis is clean from Dj Phonzo on Vimeo.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

Civilization

Pomp and circumstance has more of a place in the world than many realize. I'm convinced that the downward spiral of America into it's current degradation began with the loss of table manners. That's somewhat oversimplifying the situation, but think about it. The television took us out of the dining room, where we used to learn how to treat others with respect...as in 'don't chew with your mouth open' and 'say please when you ask your sister to pass the salt'. Since the sixties, by which time this 'stuff' had been rejected as empty form, this country has accelerated it's rush to ruin with every generation until now we're in absolute free fall.
We all know civilization is a veneer imprinted over a very long time on us who are essentially animals like any other. Strip enough veneer and you get the America we now see but don't recognize. The sickest, most bizarre and disgusting freaks are guaranteed media play. People hate and act on hate, killing and maiming and just hurting other people; and it seems this category of folks is getting younger every time a new incident is reported.
Hollywood, the royalty of the forties and fifties who kept bad behavior behind closed doors and showed up beautifully dressed and with perfect manners before the public, is now a cesspool.
And so it may be that the last of her line is on the throne of England...at least the last who lived up to the responsibility of her birth to embody the cultural and historic essence of her country, but I actually put some hope in her grandson.
My point: There has to be some sort of standard that shows. An icon that can be held up to children for lessons in civilized behavior; because when you lose the form, you lose the substance.

mgentles

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I agree, but the question is...

can we alter form in a new way, before the substance is lost?

Consider this perspective:

http://www.dailypaul.com/295579/it-s-the-boomers-satan-bush-...

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds. - Bob Marley

Interesting

After one quick read through (because it's 2:00 a.m.) I'm not sure whether I've even taken in the entire argument or what I think of it. It did seem to hold together and make sense (but then it is 2;00 a.m.). I will definitely give this a closer look later... or possibly earlier. Anyway, thanks for posting this.

mgentles

a bit of perspective

for whoever might find it useful.


http://youtu.be/QCkC-YDtaVk

Ecclesiastes 1:9 What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
https://www.youtube.com/user/dasruda

I like this picture

Those two look very sad and lonely, despite being showered in gold and jewels. Just a reminder that material and power won't make a human happy.

REMEMBER that is was the

REMEMBER that is was the first democracy in GREECE and it was Themistocles that SAVED THE WORLD (Europe) by convincing Athens to build ships capable of smaching the Persians if they dare invade. And he convinced them. And Athens won. Because when you fight for your FREEDOM you are INVINCIBLE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmoKhxPCevs

Love it but different take

I think the majority of human existence will be under monarchy or tribal/chief rule. I don't think it's strange and I think if you read history, it's no surprise. We think we are so advanced and progressive. There is nothing new under the sun.

Monarchy is certainly preferable to democracy and rule by an infinite bureaucracy--which is essentially what we have now.

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Aye

Liberty is the enemy of democracy, and historically has come to fruition under monarchs constrained by an independent and courageous middle/upper class jealous of its rights.

It seems like monarchy might

It seems like monarchy might be an awful lot cheaper.

Author of Shades of Thomas Paine, a common sense blog with a Libertarian slant.

http://shadesofthomaspaine.blogexec.com

Also author of Stick it to the Man!

http://www.amazon.com/Stick-Man-Richard-Moyer/dp/1484036417

Never surrender your power to

Never surrender your power to ANY higher authority. EVER!

There is no benevolent dictator and quit fantasizing about it! Believe in your OWN Power! Never give your power away to anyone. Even an idiot teacher, professor, anyone!

But dictators are the

But dictators are the bomb!

They have excellent fashion sense, lots of money, and, in some cases, sexy bodyguards.

Everyone should have a dictator.

Author of Shades of Thomas Paine, a common sense blog with a Libertarian slant.

http://shadesofthomaspaine.blogexec.com

Also author of Stick it to the Man!

http://www.amazon.com/Stick-Man-Richard-Moyer/dp/1484036417

I know! lol

Can you imagine what it will cost to provide security for George Bush II and his children along with Obama's family for the rest of their lives? Way more than some silly crown jewels.

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In some strange sense, I

In some strange sense, I would imagine that the monarchy brings in revenue as people flock from around the world to see the world's richest welfare recipients.

Author of Shades of Thomas Paine, a common sense blog with a Libertarian slant.

http://shadesofthomaspaine.blogexec.com

Also author of Stick it to the Man!

http://www.amazon.com/Stick-Man-Richard-Moyer/dp/1484036417

A few thoughts on monarchy and governance

The Right Honorable Charles Kennedy:
"I am a confirmed monarchist. But I am a Jacobite!"

And an interesting letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to his son, written in November of 1943:

My political opinions lean more and more to Anarchy (philosophically understood, meaning abolition of control not whiskered men with bombs) – or to ‘unconstitutional’ Monarchy. I would arrest anybody who uses the word State (in any sense other than the inanimate realm of England and its inhabitants, a thing that has neither power, rights nor mind); and after a chance of recantation, execute them if they remained obstinate! If we could get back to personal names, it would do a lot of good. Government is an abstract noun meaning the art and process of governing and it should be an offence to write it with a capital G or so as to refer to people. If people were in the habit of referring to ‘King George’s council, Winston and his gang’, it would go a long way to clearing thought, and reducing the frightful landslide into Theyocracy. Anyway the proper study of Man is anything but Man; and the most improper job of any man, even saints (who at any rate were at least unwilling to take it on), is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity. And at least it is done only to a small group of men who know who their master is. The mediævals were only too right in taking nolo episcopari as the best reason a man could give to others for making him a bishop. Give me a king whose chief interest in life is stamps, railways, or race-horses; and who has the power to sack his Vizier (or whatever you care to call him) if he does not like the cut of his trousers. And so on down the line. But, of course, the fatal weakness of all that – after all only the fatal weakness of all good natural things in a bad corrupt unnatural world – is that it works and has worked only when all the world is messing along in the same good old inefficient human way. The quarrelsome, conceited Greeks managed to pull it off against Xerxes; but the abominable chemists and engineers have put such a power into Xerxes’ hands, and all ant-communities, that decent folk don’t seem to have a chance. We are all trying to do the Alexander-touch – and, as history teaches, that orientalized Alexander and all his generals. The poor boob fancied (or liked people to fancy) he was the son of Dionysus, and died of drink. The Greece that was worth saving from Persia perished anyway; and became a kind of Vichy-Hellas, or Fighting-Hellas (which did not fight), talking about Hellenic honour and culture and thriving on the sale of the early equivalent of dirty postcards. But the special horror of the present world is that the whole damned thing is in one bag. There is nowhere to fly to. Even the unlucky little Samoyedes, I suspect, have tinned food and the village loudspeaker telling Stalin’s bed-time stories about Democracy and the wicked Fascists who eat babies and steal sledge-dogs. There is only one bright spot and that is the growing habit of disgruntled men of dynamiting factories and power-stations; I hope that, encouraged now as ‘patriotism’, may remain a habit! But it won’t do any good, if it is not universal.

Thanks for sharing that

Sir Sophron.

The British monarchy is

The British monarchy is symbolic of the history of the country. They have no power whatsoever. Indeed, Charles may well be passed over because he ventured to enter the political debate.

Oyez

Oh sure... kind of like that

Oh sure... kind of like that gold the Fed owns is symbolic too. Theft!

They have no power whatsoever Oyez?

Not sure how people with no power whatsoever can demand so much money and adoration. Wish I was that "powerless". lol

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TRUTH...

...is always stranger than fiction.

Truly bizarre indeed!

~Chris
Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

Those 2 have no real power.

The Brits don't worship their monarchs. They are aware their monarchs have no real power. The Brits are also aware they can vote them out of existence any time they want. The Brits keep them as a symbol of their nation. It might seem strange to some of us but its their choice not ours.

The Brits are the best in the world at pageantry.

I find it fun to watch, actually. As far as worship, though, the Brits don't worship the royals, they have turned to worshiping themselves, according to Theodore Dalrymple.

That photo is perfect for "caption this". I enjoy your all's humorous takes on it!