I think it is fair to say I am not the greatest supporter of the British monarchy, or indeed any monarchy for that matter. The very idea of handing over millions of pounds to a group of people based solely on their bloodline is in many ways the most ugly manifestation of the human condition Ihqve ever zitnessed. We should celebrate talent and achievement and protect our societies most vulnerable not commend its most henious decadencies.
However, I realise that many people in Britain are in support of the monarchic institution and therefore as it is their taxes that fund it they should be entitled to join in the festivities. It is the media coverage that really irks me, particularly that in the Irish media.
Ireland is a small nation with close ties to our British neighbours but also a chequered history. All major British networks are available in most Irish homes and British shops fill up the majority of the Irish high streets. However, there remains to some extent tensions between the two nations over the disputed North of Ireland and memories of our colonistaion which only fully ended in the early 1920s.
|Did anyone hear Diana died?|
I don't mean to put a dampener on a day which has such significance for so many people but I for one will not be brewing the twinnings and buttering up the crumpets tomorrow. To me the perfect fairytale wedding should remain just that, a fairytale.