Started by RealAmerican1776, May 06, 2023, 02:45:39 PM
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Quote from: Ronin1996 on May 06, 2023, 02:45:39 PMAs a New England Yankee, I'm actually fascinated by British history and culture, so watching the Coronation of King Charles III, it was really neat to see and I would like your comments and opinions on the coronation.
QuoteFor me, I understand that the monarchy isn't doing well, the British people see the monarchy as... out dated and out of touch with modern society. The other day I was watching CBS and they were talking about commonwealth countries like Australia and New Zealand becoming Republics. In my opinion, we might very well see a British Republic in my lifetime. Thoughts? Comments?
Quote from: Matthew on May 06, 2023, 08:33:47 PMIn the UK, if you mention "republicans" to people, even people who are interested in politics, you will usually be understood as talking about supporters of a republic of Ireland, not abolishing the British monarchy.
Quote from: Matthew on May 06, 2023, 08:33:47 PMI am not a huge fan of King Charles personally
Quote from: Matthew on May 06, 2023, 08:33:47 PMI disagreed with or disliked many details in today's service, mainly where things were changed this time in ways that I think contradicted these messages. For example, the King removed most of the traditional ceremony where people kneel down to him in homage; I would have preferred to keep it in and make more of the politicians kneel to keep them humble.
Quote from: Ronin1996 on May 06, 2023, 08:45:04 PMInteresting. I always thought that being a Republican in Britain DID mean abolishing the monarchy. But watching, I did see where our Presidential inaugurations came from, I saw similarities like the prayer (in Presidential inaugurations, the president-elect gets a pastor or priest from his or her church), the oath, the parade, it really was like watching an inauguration... just more pomp and pageantry and it was VERY British.
Quote from: isidoro on May 06, 2023, 11:13:12 PMThe bad thing about monarchy is that it's irrational. You can't trust the genes to choose the right person to do the work a king (whatever that work is) must do nowadays.