Sunday, July 03, 2016

Queenie

I am an Australian republican and see no reason why Australia should have any formal ruling ties to Britain and the Queen.

R said tonight, nothing on tv tonight, meaning there was not much of interest on our ABC. I reply, yes, there is The Queen at 90. It is not a case of  'know thy enemy'. I'll wait until she is dead before I become a formal republican activist and campaign to rid us of those foreign born to rule types. But by the way she is going, she might outlast me. Old queens have their place in our lives.


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  1. Old Queens? hehe

    Actually queens seem to live longer than kings. Have a look at British queens Elizabeth I, Victoria and Elizabeth II. And have a look at Catherine II of Russia. Even Queen Christina of Sweden could have reigned for decades, had she not legged it prematurely.

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    1. Not surprising Hels, given that generally all over the world women live longer than men. Women don't wear themselves out chasing sex nor ever contract man flu.

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  2. Yes.
    I will be happy when/if we become a republic, but am too lazy to agitate about it. I would prefer that we don't pledge our allegiance to the next generations though.

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    1. EC, I would rather apathy and a delay than make an incorrect choice by political battles. There really does need to be consensus.

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  3. Seems over due, way past the time.

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    1. Strayer, yes, you did it rather a long time ago.

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  4. Trouble is most of us were sent here in chains as rejected english convicts we own the so called mother country nothing but we are reluctant to let go of old and useless parents, why I do not know.
    Merle............

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    1. Merle, it is bit like family who you aren't fond of. If they were friends, you would ditch them, but what can you do about family.

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  5. It was a good programme and she sparkled when she met people, so genuine or the greatest actor of our times. Wasn't at all impressed with Chuckie. I still say she's come into her real true self since very selfish 'Mummy' died.

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    1. I think Queen Victoria's mother was selfish and controlling, but I don't think the Elizabeth the Queen Mother was.

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    2. Jah Teh, a bit of both I expect, genuine and acting. If you remember, she was quite nice to Idi Amin. Interesting comment about the Queen Mother. I think she changed after Diana's death and she realised she was not beyond criticism and as the internet exploded, she realised things had to change.

      Hels, I know your knowledge of European royals is excellent, but English royals? Ah, Queen Vik was German.

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  6. Anonymous12:23 pm

    In November, Netflix will screen The Crown, the first of a 60 part series (if it proves popular) examining the relationship between Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing St. Each season will cover one decade of the Queen's rule. The idea came from the West End play The Audience which starred Helen Mirren as the Queen. The young Elizabeth will be played by Claire Foy who was Anne Boleyn in Wolf Hall. John Lithgow is Churchill. - Ian

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    1. Ian, that sounds fascinating but I think one episode per decade would be adequate. 60 seems excessive.

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  7. If becoming a republic means following in America's footsteps then I don't want it, there's too much about that country that scares the hell out of me, but I don't see the necessity of having the Queen ruling over us either.

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    1. River, if you remember, Australians voted to reject becoming a republic, not because we did not want to be one, but because of the alternative offered to us. Once the right question is asked in a vote, we will, but it must be across parties.

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