Fare Thee Well
First of all, to the family and loyal subjects of the late Queen Elizabeth II, I offer my sincere condolences. She was a marvelous lady who took her duties seriously and I highly respected her for doing so. But in so doing, she’s the last of a reign.
I am not alone in suggesting that Canada ought to take the opportunity of the monarch’s demise to cut our times to this outdated model. I’m no fan of the antiquated royal family who have stayed too long at the fair. Their days have come and gone.
These people are victims of their own complacency; we have no need to respect them anymore. A few hundred years ago, amidst all their riches, they got tired of ruling (oh sob, sob) and outsourced their responsibility to what was then a first minister: a Prime Minister. Since then, they’ve simply devolved into a rubber stamp mechanism with no legitimate responsibility. Charles talks to plants and screws around on his wife. Andrew talks to kids and screws them. Enough said. Now that Queen Elizabeth has died, that’s it: shut it down. Time to bid adieu to this feeble travesty.
And they’ll all do just fine without us Canucks carrying on. I mean, as an example: poor old Prince Andy has had to pare down and live on the tax-free payment of $323,000 he gets each year from his late mom’s estate, plus the $26,000 he enjoys from his “service” in the Royal Navy. And he’ll have lots of time to enjoy that, having had all his royal duties expunged out from under him by his mom before she died. Apart from always being “cash poor”, the poor old sod now is reduced to having a measly net worth of only $45 million. How sad. I’m sure we all feel terribly sorry for him. Well… don’t we?
Afraid I have no devotion to the “royals” who have surely outlived their usefulness to everyone (except themselves). Farewell.
Also, check out this column from the Toronto Star:
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