So the Queen of England Elizabeth II has been on the throne for 60 years, the UK and the world have gone crazy, almost more flags are out than during the FIFA World Cup! I for one am not overly bothered, and am wondering “what has she actually done for us?”
People of my grandparents generation are more patriotic than my own, I can remember when Princess Diana died and the whole day we had repeated news stories about the circumstances of the “final moments”, some of my friends were cheesed off as they were wanting to watch “Hong Kong Phooey” I was at my nans home and was totally bemused as I hardly knew who on earth Diana was! The media hounded her and they had to be warned off from following William so he could actually do his course at St. Andrews University in peace! I sometimes feel that the whole family is nothing much more than a glorified “Reality TV cast” and tourist attraction.
I wonder if it is possible that I could live in a more democratic country, yes the UK is one of the most democratic, and I do have a working knowledge of certain aspects of the election process, I am the third generation of men in my family who enjoy election day, my grampy was a PO (presiding officer, in charge the polling station), my dad is a veteran of at least 25 years of working on election day in the polling stations and the subsequent counting process. Not many people can say they suddenly get an adrenaline buzz at 6am after working through the night but we do!
My point being, who elected the queen? The MP who is elected by the majority (usually!) is the representative of the people of that area, yet the queen was born 80 odd years ago and apparently has the power to seize any land she wishes (although she has not chosen to invoke this).
Most of us law-abiding conscientious members of the general public allow governors/