Savage, you seem to have a deeply ingrained grudge against authority figures in general. Just because someone is in charge doesn't automatically make them a bad person who needs to have their life made hard.
Leaders are people like any other. They have their fears and insecurities, the beliefs they cannot be shifted from, their own set of fallacies and the same stubborn tendencies humans have demonstrated through the ages (of which these forums are practically a microcosm of at times.) Turning the world on its head isn't going to solve anything bar replacing one group of humans with another. This is why we have democracy; its not some ideal, perfect system where everyone lives in harmony. Its supposed
to be a failsafe to get rid of a leader who is doing an inadequate job. The problem is that governing a country is such a hard job (look at how leaders age!) that most governments are inadequate, and so it ends up with democracies just juggling people around, especially as most governments tend to be inflexible in their thinking processes and thus tend to continue good trends to the point where they go past the optimal point and start doing harm. Ideology is a blight on society.
Part of me hopes you end up in a position of authority one day. It might rebalance your views towards the unavoidable part of humanity you seem to hold in such disdain. They have a very hard job.
Maybe we don't need the queen. Sure, we could probably do without the royal family. But if that means introducing a constitution... look, I've seen how countries like America do business, and frankly, I'm not impressed. No offence to Americans. (Though Germany seems to do quite well...) The constitutional model seems to work better than that. On top of that, the royal family is our last line of defence, ironically, against a presidential
type of dictatorship. Its a place the army and citizenry can rally around until elections can be re-established. And I, personally, hold that to be an extremely positive thing
edited 23rd May '11 4:35:32 AM by GameChainsaw