Monday, July 22, 2013


There have been various royal happenings this week, in Belgium and here.  These have been accompanied by the usual smattering of republican nay-sayers.  I saw a banner being waved by a Belgian fellow proclaiming that kings and princes belonged in fairy-tales.

And that is the point.  The protestor presumably thought he was expressing a republican sentiment, but I would say to him:

I don't want to live in your flat world, where 'everyone is special' (which means nobody is) and everything should be rational and sensible.  I don't want a political system that requires no imagination and leaves no mystery.  I don't want your revolution.

Some of the best and truest stories I know are fairy-tales.

God save the Queen.

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