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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))12/31/2016 4:46:33 am PST

re: #117 wheat-dogg

I just finished episode 7 of The Crown. This one is among the best, because it highlighted the peculiar education of the Queen: long on constitutional matters and short on world politics, science, and important leaders like Ike. She sought to correct the shortcomings with a private tutor, while her constitutional expertise allowed her to give the PM (Churchill) and Lord Salisbury a very polite but firm dressing down for failing in their duties to Crown and country.

I like the aspects of the series that touch on British history of the period, but I refuse to have any sympathy for a family that has the hereditary right to the Crown but somehow chafes under the archaic rules of hereditary monarchy. If they don’t like it, they can quit and go find some honest employment.

If I were British, I would support the privatization of the monarchy: British Royal, plc. Let them make their money from paid public appearances, ribbon-cuttings and speeches. It would help keep them in line: if they misbehave or are arrogant, then nobody will want to hire them to open their new shopping mall.