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Posted on Jul 24, 2013

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The Prince of Cambridge

Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge

Picture courtesy of Metro.co.uk


So we have a little baby Prince named George Alexander Louis, 3rd in line to the Throne of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Commonwealth.

He’s as cute as a button and like all babies born into this crazy world of ours, is an innocent to all that goes on around him with no understanding of the hate and indifference that is sporadically drifting his way already.
Many here in the UK are not that bothered either way, whilst a large number love all things Royal. Then there’s the other crowd, the Republicans, who in my mind do very little except moan about the Monarchy ‘taking’ all our money when in fact they bring quite a lot in as well as do more for politics than any government has before or since and that’s without actually being allowed to get involved in politics at all. Then there’s the huge amount they do for various charities that is pretty amazing. As for the Queen herself, you don’t see many people in their late 80s still working all hours and refusing to give up but then no-one dares argue with her otherwise.

Now without this turning into a history lesson, I’ll just tell you what I see and hear on the streets and give you my little humble opinion for what it’s worth.

Some of my circle say to me that I’m a Royalist and in being so a patriot. I’m neither and I’m certainly no republican who wants to turn this island of ours into some boring ‘Disneyland’ without an identity like many republics have. In certain things we need continuity and this country has many things that need to continue but change with the times too like the struggling NHS. I love Britain and am interested in its long and varied history and archaeology. Some of the country I wouldn’t step foot in unless I really had to but most countries are like this on our planet.

I don’t believe in patriotism for I believe it a very dangerous thing. There’s usually blood spilt in the name of so-called patriotism and it’s the sheep that these leaders send who suffer in blind faith, little realising that they’re pawns in another’s game.

As for the Royals; well I have nothing against them for they have done me no harm personally or physically, nor have they harmed my family or friends or anyone I know at all so I don’t understand the hate that they sometime have hurled at them. I would love to meet them and talk about many things. I’m interested in none of our political parties but would love to go for a drink or three with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
I follow no religion but I am spiritual and always question all things around me.
Some say that we didn’t vote in the Monarchy and that we’re paying for them but the same can be said for the UK government at the moment. None of us voted them in, yet still they have power, albeit shared, and we are constantly paying them out of our taxes wondering where on earth our money goes? So much for democracy. Communism in disguise but softer in tone.
The point being is that I am no sheep and have my own mind. I am free. To a point…
But I’m rambling again. I do that and confuse myself at times! This is about the baby, the future King, the huge media circus and the negative attitude towards a child only in the world for a day and I suppose I have answered my own question which was, why all the fuss?

An Irish friend of mine who had no love for the Royal Family but did love Diana, William and Harry would have loved this new child I think and would be disgusted by the nasty comments from the few out there. He could never understand the hate towards other humans or animals and had respect. I admired him greatly and wish he was still here with us. He was always disgusted by the way the media who would constantly chase the young Prince’s around and hound Diana, which they did to her grave sadly. I think he would shake his head at all of this and sigh at the wasteful emotion of hate from mostly ignorant people who don’t really look around them and at life in general.
We are all born innocent and taught everything else like hate.
There I go rambling again!

The new Prince will not affect us in any way. He won’t stop us from putting food on our tables, from making life-changing decisions or stop us breathing. He won’t tell us how to live our lives or demand our money, time, energy or love. He’ll just be as we are. He’ll go about his daily life without asking for anything back and I for one wish him and his family all the best.

Who are we to criticize or say otherwise?

For more on this go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23443504

EDL

EDL Protests

Picture courtesy of http://www.bbc.co.uk


Another story in the news of late has been the EDL which is the acronym for English Defence League, a so-called political party that basically is anti anything that isn’t white or heterosexual. They are a very dangerous and blinkered people who for the past couple of years have been growing in number but not so much as to be a threat or a worry. They’re like the IRA, UDA and other groups of that ilk but have no paramilitary aspirations and I hope to god they don’t either.

They have been causing a few problems here in the UK against the Muslim population in light of the killing of the off duty soldier and Drummer Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, in Woolwich on 22 May 2013 in a horrific attack by two English Muslim converts.

Since then there has been unease across the country and disgust from most of us who choose to live in peace and get on with our lives as best we can, but like in the previous article I wrote about the newborn Prince, there are those that want to rock the boat and cause trouble just for the sake of it. I find this very sad and pity those that are so blinded by ignorance, fear and a severe lack of education as well as an ounce of humanity.

It’s not the religion that is the problem but those that twist the words to their own selfish and greedy ends. This goes for any political group across the board. All you have to do is watch politicians arguing with each other and laughing to know that they don’t give a damn about the people or even the country. Hell, I sometimes think they don’t even care about the planet either; just the power that they accrue and the position it will put them in a place in history.

I just signed a petition today which I shall leave if you would like to sign it or even spread the word about the EDL and the fact that they should be registered as a terrorist organisation or hate group to watch for they have way too much freedom and do as they please pretty much.

I’m a firm believer in freedom of speech but there are those that do not deserve it. Where do you draw the line? Violence I think is a good start and personally I think they should be legally disbanded. Hell, don’t give them any coverage at all in the press or any form of media for that’s how anything like this grows and spreads like a viral disease which is ironic as I’ve just written this post but they disgust me enough to write about them. Also these cowards wear masks to cover their identities which isn’t very brave is it? Most groups like this do the same.

The petition is on the following link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/50678 and I hope that you will sign it and spread the word. WWII was fought against people like this and I hope that they don’t get a second chance. Ignorance, hate and fear are a driving force for these people and their groups. Only education can win this as it is doing in Northern Ireland although there are a few who still hate with a passion and will not lay the ghosts of the past to rest sadly. My Granddad who was Irish always said that there would never be peace there and in a way he is right although I think it will happen completely one day but that’s for another post.

All we can do is live and hope for a better world. Lennon had it right when he sang Imagine and the following lyrics ring true of this story:

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace

You, you may say
I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-23390232
For more on this go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Lee_Rigby

So that’s my grumble for today. I’ve another on the NHS and the job market as well which I’ll sleep on and have up for the weekend.

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