Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Addition to the Post Below
I feel I must add something to the post below I had intended to say when I decided to write it but which slipped my mind when I actually got to it. Keeping in mind what I said below I must also point out that I am adamantly opposed to the principle of putting the monarchy up for a vote in a referendum. I object to it (though were it done I certainly would have participated to help effect the end I desired) on principle because I believe in the concept of legitimate authority. To be specific I believe that the Crown is the legitimate authority of Australia and no vote, in which the public can be or can be attempted to be manipulated by a biased media with an agenda and dishonest politicians can legitimately say that H.M. Elizabeth II is not the Queen of Australia. I think that even holding the referendum itself (keeping in mind what I said about it being a credit to the Australian constitution that the government could not decide this on its' own -I'm saying the decision should be beyond all) is a product of the degenerated "fast food" culture of the modern first world. The referendum and the thinking behind it, to a very large extent at least, I think is a symptom of this culture in which everything is viewed in terms of immediate gratification and everything is seen as disposable. So, even something as ancient as the monarchy, can have its existence in Australia subject to the whim of a majority which can decide to retain or discard the Crown if at any moment it fails to please them. To many people today do not appreciate the ancient, mystical nature of the monarchy and view like anything else in their lives, which they can accept or dispose of at will. This very attitude robs monarchy of one of its greatest assets which is the ability to set itself apart and view things dispassionately because it keeps the monarchy in a constant state of crisis-mode for fear that any little thing could be blown out of proportion to cause the public to vote to discard the monarchy as they would any other passing trend which held them fascinated for a time but which they quickly tired of to move on to the next 'latest' thing. The world today is suffering from severe A.D.D. and it pains me that any monarchy should be subject to such whims and fancies. Am I clear?