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Magoo48

(4,698 posts)
Sun Sep 11, 2022, 09:14 AM Sep 2022

The Passing Of Old Women Who've Led Admirable Lives.

We live in a large retirement community here in Orange County California. Once strong, healthy, remarkable old women die in our village quite regularly, no fanfare, just attended to by such family and friends as the have left.

So, the “Queen’s” death? May she Rest In Peace. I offer up the same respect I do to the ending of my neighbors journey’s on destiny’s road. No more no less.

That said, the pomp, the wasteful opulence, the remaining silliness of monarchy and its ongoing schmooze with Oligarchs is at least an embarrassment. This ceremonial celebration of stacking one group of humans over, and obviously above, all others is the very root system of the hundreds of forms of racial, social, and caste structures flourishing today.

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SoFloDenny

(58 posts)
1. I can appreciate that Brits like their queen.
Sun Sep 11, 2022, 09:38 AM
Sep 2022

But, um, we're not Brits. I find this barrage of media offensive and annoying.

walkingman

(7,584 posts)
5. We all need our heroes - I prefer the queen to military or sports heroes. Heck, many
Sun Sep 11, 2022, 10:42 AM
Sep 2022

still love their Civil War heroes - good people on both sides.....😕

Happy Hoosier

(7,222 posts)
6. Sooo... don't watch it.
Sun Sep 11, 2022, 10:46 AM
Sep 2022

Many Americans, for whatever reason, feel some sense of cultural connection to the British monarchy. I’m not sure why that gets peoples’ knickers in a twist.

I mean I hate pro football. But I don’t get pissy about it being omnipresent this time of year.

HAB911

(8,868 posts)
2. I particularly enjoyed
Sun Sep 11, 2022, 09:43 AM
Sep 2022

the drone or helicopter following the caravan on and on and on, important stuff like that

arlyellowdog

(866 posts)
3. A parade is being led by a goat in Wales!
Sun Sep 11, 2022, 09:50 AM
Sep 2022

As her coffin processes down the highway. The goat was a lance corporal in the Welsh army for 10 years. Corporal Billy Windsor. It’s all camp.

Model35mech

(1,505 posts)
4. I heard it said that in life she was the UKs greatest tourism/viewing draw
Sun Sep 11, 2022, 10:01 AM
Sep 2022

I'm really not surprised the same will be true for her funeral.

scarletlib

(3,410 posts)
8. She was the Head of State for 70 years. Not just an ordinary old woman.
Sun Sep 11, 2022, 10:58 AM
Sep 2022

That said, if that’s how the Brits want to spend their money…
I am an American. For us to go gaga over the monarchy is really a betrayal of our principles.

Scrivener7

(50,928 posts)
10. I haven't watched it. Because, though I agree that the passing of a woman who has been
Sun Sep 11, 2022, 11:41 AM
Sep 2022

a figurehead of an influential nation for 70 years is momentous, and though I think she was a well-meaning person even though she lived her life entirely in a bubble of bigotry and entitlement, I don't really care about pomp surrounding her death. So I don't choose to consume it.

I haven't figured out how to avoid all the discussions on DU about how terrible it all is, though. I did trash keyword Queen, but still stuff gets through.

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