On Saturday, two wealthy people I’ve never met get married. I hope they’re happy with one another and enjoy their Swan Cake. Hope a fight breaks out and Uncle Andrew doesn’t paw any vulnerable teenagers who’ve flown over on private jets.
It’s hard being a UK republican and fighting against feudalism when all it’s bling is blazing. We’re cast as th Ancient Mariner, cornering the wedding guests – And till my ghastly tale is told / this heart within me burns
However, the entire circus will be used to ram monarchy down our throats, cementing the idea that we all love the upper classes, that we are all in awe of gold tiaras, that we all adore gazing up at the gammon and tugging our forelock…
It’s blatantly political, and should be resisted.
So here’s some online ammo
HASHTAGS: I can’t figure out a catchy one yet – #meh, #feudalnotfairytale, #breadnotcircuses #notwatching and of course #Republicnow. Tweet me more suggestions. Using the nauseating #royalwedding hashtag is encouraged to get out of our bubbles.
Here’s a link to the £32m COST
( also worth pointing this out when the inevitable retort comes that these events pay from themselves that…they don’t )
The homeless moved of the streets. I can’t think of a more apt and embarassing metaphor. Get out of the way Real Poor. We’re going to shove you and your unsightly poverty out of the way and replace you with Useful Idiots who’ll cheer for the very system that oppresses. It’s like something from Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince.
BBC coverage – here’s some embarrassing BBC coverage from previous royal events where the presenter hoots with laughter at the queens racism. Imagine David Jason had told that story about a darts player or someone. There would have been stony silence.
The tourist nonsense – easily rebutted on the excellent Republic Win the Argument site.
The Yougov poll that found 66% of us were not interested in Royal Wedding
Please tweet and Facebook. The BBC and media are determined to only feature obsequeious. By ignoring a very valid political objection, they are insulting us. I’ll be off watching Celtic.
And every time they say ‘The Nation has royal fever’ or ‘everyone is excited’ etc – they count us ALL as dribbling monarchists. Be insulted. Be noisy. Be Funny. Be daft. Be smart