I’m wondering if a modern British monarchy is possible without having fools as a royal family? From the moment they can breath they are pampered... and watched and photographed and recorded through every window, open, shuttered or not, microphone and camera constantly shoved in their face and asked all manner of stupid question, suggestion and favor for an expected “royal” response.
Could anyone live that life and remain sane? Sure the pay is good but forced to party every day all day with camera and microphone in your face can get crazy? Can anyone stay normal? Charles didn’t. Diana didn’t. Harry, William, Megan? No.
The role of a Royal someone apparently makes you megalomaniacal. The constant exposure to media, ridicule, praise adulation and hate, living in a fish bowl, has got to do un-natural things to your brain.
What I’m getting at is it is not the royals’ fault. In this modern image furnace no person could stay normal.
This is fault of the media, and the society that projects it. Regardless of state of mind the royals will be portrayed in both the best and worst of ways. Constantly, globally. Anyone would look stupid especially when the paparazzi are looking for stupid.
Britain can’t just pitch it all and walk away. This royal family tourism and merchandising thing is big business. £ billions++ every year. Right now, today, Chinese factories are turning out millions of Queen Liz busts, crowns, broaches, pens, plates, party hats and streamers, all in black to celebrate her death. Multiply this a million times all over the world.
The UK is already financially shaky. I don’t know about ditching another major sector of the economy.
The UK spends about £ 100 million a year for the royals. They generate £ billions++ a year. With a coronation coming up that will be, what, £ 100 billion++? Can you give it up knowing how many millions will lose their livelihood?
The document speaks for itself. Basically, it charges that the RAND Corporation is actively trying to destabilize Europe by provoking Russia.
quote:Germany's economy continues to collapse due to its NATO conflict with Russia. Was this the plan all along? Newly leaked documents seem to suggest that the West wanted to drag Germany into an economic and military conflict with Russia all along in order to weaken the rest of Europe. This from leaked Rand documents produced for the White House, the CIA, the NSA, and the Democratic National Party. Um...WHAT!? You can read the full report thanks to journalist John Mark Dugan.
Is this a hoax? I suppose any journalist can claim that a document exists and simply make it up, but im gonna ask Snopes.
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