Friday, April 29, 2011

William & Kate, Royal Wedding, Westminster Abbey & Buckingham Palace and all that

Do I envy William & Kate? Certainly not! I think they and what they represent are an aberration, a horror to everything & everyone great.

Fine, you may ask, if you haven’t thought it through, «it’s just a wedding», why not let it be with that, make a hopeless attempt at ignoring it and move on?

Because I don’t think it should be ignored. I believe firmly that it, like everything horribly wrong in the current society should be confronted at any turn, at any opportunity.

The «wedding» is a celebration of the hierarchy, of the vast injustice and inequality dominating our world today. It’s a confirmation of the church and religion’s dominance, of nationalism, of the shallow, superficial state of modern society. Criticizing the media circus is meaningless without going deeper into the underlying motives for all this.

Would you know more?

You should!


Louise Broadbent said...

I agree with you on the monarchy but the thing with the Royal Wedding that people seem to forget is Prince William isn't just a Prince and therefore a symbol of what is wrong with this country (or a symbol of our 'Britishness' as some people think), he's also a person with feelings. I don't think it should be made into a big deal and I don't agree with the media hype but if two people fall in love and want to get married, that's up to them.

Amos Keppler said...

A small, private wedding without the context would be quite okay. As stated this isn't. Not by a long shot.

And btw this is probably arranged, like most such marriages are.

Anonymous said...

It's just a dream, this wedding. Like living in denial about real life. Let them have their dream, I think. Elizabeth

Amos Keppler said...

But their dream is a nightmare for the rest of us.

"The Paradise of the Rich Is Made of the Hell of the Poor" Victor Hugo

And that's just for starters.