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Funny enough Brittish Intel (Mi5) named an MP in the house of parliment who they believe is a spy for the Chinese government. can't remember her name, but watch that space things are going to get a bit hairy

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So Andrew is no longer a prince. And he will certainly be hit with more dirt soon.

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Monarchy is dead. Mass media still sell fairy tales & castles in the air nonsense and the more gullible buy into it. Given the abhorrence of imperialism / 'the empire' - it is staggering the millions of tourists who get swept away by the deceit.  

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And the stuff sells.  And here in Canada we are still part of it, including the military, naturally.

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Strangeways_Rob said:Monarchy is dead. Mass media still sell fairy tales & castles in the air nonsense and the more gullible buy into it. Given the abhorrence of imperialism / 'the empire' - it is staggering the millions of tourists who get swept away by the deceit.  



there are tons of people in the UK who like being brittish subjects.  they'll line the streets with the union jack. so long as there are subjects there will be a Monarchy  


more than that there are at least two national flags with a union jack : New Zealand and Australia


the Monarchy is very much alive and kicking

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“The question is, what happens when we as human beings confront a world that is radically unhuman, impersonal, and even indifferent to the human? What happens to the concept of politics once one confronts the possibility that the world only reveals its hiddenness, in spite of the attempts to render it as a world-for-us, either via theology (sovereign God, sovereign king) or via science (the organismic analogy of the state)? In the face of politics, this unresponsiveness of the world is a condition for which, arguably, we do not yet have a language.”
― Eugene Thacker, In the Dust of This Planet: Horror of Philosophy vol. 1

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The monarchy are deep in Deep State -- that's why their institution survives. The depressing aspect is why so many people support it as a 'good thing'.

Meanwhile, David Korten's 1995 book (now updated 2015 I think) "When Corporations Rule the World" seems to be prophetically coming true.

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it's pretty common for europeans and brits and canadians and kiwis and aussies to give us in the usa guff about all the guns we own, and the miniscule number of gun-deaths that go along with it.
but, hey, at least we're not british subjects, you know?

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''The minuscule number of deaths''.   So the young mother buys herself a cute little gun for protection.  She is at the big surface store, young kid in the cart and the purse right there.  So while mommy is looking at something in the lower shelf, the kid looks in the purse, sees the ''toy'', plays with it and shoots  mother dead.  How nice.

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lenny_the_pookah said:it's pretty common for europeans and brits and canadians and kiwis and aussies to give us in the usa guff about all the guns we own, and the miniscule number of gun-deaths that go along with it.
but, hey, at least we're not british subjects, you know?


Minuscule compared to what exactly?

Did you know that in the twenty year span of the Afghanistan war less than 5,000 US citizens died? That figure includes all soldiers and civilians.

Gun related homicides in the US will exceed that total in only 3 months.

Even if you can somehow rationalise the death toll away, the cultural impact is enormous. When I went to the US I couldn’t believe my eyes, schools that looked like prisons. Anxious paranoid citizenry, and worse than that, anxious paranoid police. That kind of thing is unheard of in Australia, even the Jewish schools don’t look like prisons and they have good historical reason to be paranoid, plus I can joke and laugh with our local police.

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lenny_the_pookah said:it's pretty common for europeans and brits and canadians and kiwis and aussies to give us in the usa guff about all the guns we own, and the miniscule number of gun-deaths that go along with it.
but, hey, at least we're not british subjects, you know?


Wanker! We have free education and health care idiot...what do you have, just stupid fucking guns and a hell of a lot of gun violence and gangs. And if you had any kind of an education you'd know that we are actually sef-governing, the queen can't actually interfere in our politics. read a few books dumb-ass yank.

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Enjoy standing up when the band plays "God Save the Queen"!

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Wanker! We have free education and health care idiot...what do you have, just stupid fucking guns and a hell of a lot of gun violence and gangs. And if you had any kind of an education you'd know that we are actually sef-governing, the queen can't actually interfere in our politics. read a few books dumb-ass yank.

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There was a Japanese koi (named Hanako) who lived to the grand age of 226. Which is about the length of time the US constitution has been in place. Now, wouldn’t that make for a kinder world if all world citizens were afforded the right to only bear fish?


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All things have a cost, & all things have a value.
There's a difference between a *peaceful* society & a good, or just, or even *moral* society.

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