Well here we are again. Almost 30 years after the sickening sight of millions of people waving and cheering at the nuptials of an unqualified, spoilt man who was born not only with the silver spoon, but with an entire cutlery set to his name, we see it happen all over again.
35% of Britain will watch “Prince” William marry Kate Middleton in what many people dreamily describe as “a fairytale romance”. Beyond the kaleidescope of colour and fanfare, the hopeless romantics ignore the most pertinent issue. The question of why millions of people are celebrating the wedding of someone, who might have ended up as a dock worker were he not born in the royal family, does not seem to strike a chord with anyone.
Britain’s royal family are the nearest equivalents of vampires in modern society. These chosen few, who have achieved almost nothing on their own merit, survive and thrive because people cling on to romantic disney tales of kings and queens and princes. What the people do not realize is that these utterly shameless individuals are sucking dry the coffers of the government to which the bourgeoisie pay their hard earned tax money.
It is a time when the most severe austerity measures are being taken by the British government. One in every five public workers in Britain will lose his or her job. Pensions for the old, disabled and war veterans are being alarmingly slashed. At a time like this, the British government has the audacity to waste 30 million pounds on this sideshow which will portray the glory of the middle ages.
But it makes people feel good. It allows emotional girls cling on to the hope that one day, they too might be swept off their feet by a prince. It makes the ignorant happy that they have a role model to look up to, someone who cares for them, someone to protect them.
It makes the sensible despair.
Royal wedding? It is just about time the royal family stop pretending they are special. They have achieved next to nothing on their own merit. Let them do something noteworthy without using their names and then we will talk.
Till then, this wedding is just royal bullshit.