Three Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Praise The Royal Wedding
The royal wedding is just days away and everyone is going absolutely bananas over this thing. It's just another wedding in May and we really should stop praising this family.
Prince Harry and actress, Meghan Markle are set to be married on Saturday. In case you forgot, it's 2018. We've put a man on the moon, made insane medical breakthroughs and we can even Facetime with someone clear across the world. We have endless entertainment at our fingertips whether you're looking for books, movies or TV shows so, why the hell are we obsessing over a wedding? We should not celebrate a royal family for a few simple and obvious reasons. It's really an archaic tradition that should be retired.
There's been a lot of comparisons to England and The United States lately. Why do we put Britain in the special category like they've done no wrong throughout their violent history?
The royal family really needs to hang up the gloves and just be normal folk. Here are just a few reasons why we shouldn't watch the royal wedding.
1. A monarchy isn't inherently better than us all.
The United Kingdom is a constitutional Monarchy but it is still a monarchy. Why would we praise a family who's rise to power was solely based on believing that God made them better than everyone else? In today's society we seem to scold anyone who inherently thinks they are better than everyone else. As we should. So, why does the outdated British monarchy get a pass?
2. Let's not forget the British empire's history.
The English empire has committed many atrocities during their reign that we like to ignore. According to The Independent, by 1922, England governed almost 1/5 of the world population. The horrific treatment of Afrikaans, Kenyans and Indians are just a few instances all within the last 60 years or so. I know this doesn't directly link to the royal family but the family does represent the empire.
3. It'll make you hypocrite
The royal family takes hundreds of millions from the government and they even own almost 120,000 acres. The Queen is 92 years old and can still help influence and advice political members. If this were happening here in the U.S. there would be riots in the streets. The royal family is the epitame of the 1% but we seem to turn a blind eye.