Our chance to forswear allegiance

April 2024 Forums General discussion Our chance to forswear allegiance

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  • #242947
    ALB
    Keymaster

    I see they are asking the whole population, not just the remnants of the aristocracy, to swear allegiance to the king on his coronation next Saturday.

    https://theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/apr/29/public-invited-to-swear-their-allegiance-as-king-is-crowned

    Since he is the head of the old feudal aristocracy let them swear that if they want, but anybody else who does so is just an airhead (like his first wife), confirming themself as a “subject of his Britannic Majesty” if I remember the wording in my British passport of yesteryear.

    I don’t know about anybody else (well I do, actually, as I cant imagine anybody here swearing allegiance to him, though I suppose Lizzie might think that Franz Josef is the only Emperor in town) but I’m not going to swear allegiance to any feudal relic or any figurehead of the UK (or of any other)capitalist state or in fact to anyone. I’m not calling anybody “majesty”.

    But if anyone here feels like acting like a feudal serf, go ahead, airhead.

    #242950
    Bijou Drains
    Participant

    I’ll be swearing that day, but not the way that Charlie would like us to.

    Don’t know what it’s like “dahn Sahf” but north of Hadrian’s Wall it’s very low key. Odd bit of bunting in the supermarkets and that’s your lot.

    #242952
    ALB
    Keymaster

    Same down here as “Oop north”. Anyway, not like it was in 1938 for the coronation of George the whatever when

    “two banners hung in the heart of a London slum. One read, “Down with Capitalism — God Save the King.” The other read, “Lousy but Loyal”.

    Can’t buy a coronation mug anywhere. Don’t know what it’s like in Chelmsford and other parts of Essex to where they moved out people from the pre-WW2 slums of East London.

    #242970
    Lizzie45
    Participant

    According to Frankie Boyle, the royals are a crime syndicate we should throw molotov cocktails at…

    “The time has come to say farewell to the monarchy. Let’s raise a bottle to them, filled with petrol and a burning rag.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/apr/30/frankie-boyles-farewell-to-the-monarchy-review-looks-like-hes-blown-his-chance-of-an-obe

    Why is this country having a coronation, anyway? No other European monarchy bothers. The last one in Spain was in 1555, and the Scandinavian monarchies in Denmark, Sweden and Norway had all deemed the archaic practice redundant by 1906.

    #242973
    Bijou Drains
    Participant

    I ask myself the same question, but you’re probably asking the wrong people on this forum.

    #242974
    ALB
    Keymaster

    Even the man himself is too embarrassed to be anointed in public, so we won’t get to see and laugh at that but of superstitious nonsense. Apparently, it’s the most “sacred” part of the whole show:

    https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/tradition/a43183193/king-charles-coronation-holy-anointing-oil/

    #242979
    Lizzie45
    Participant

    I ask myself the same question, but you’re probably asking the wrong people on this forum.

    I think the word in English is rhetorical; in this case a question which is not expected to elicit a response. 🙂

    #242982
    Bijou Drains
    Participant

    Do we have a copy of the article we published on the coronation of George V in 1910? I think it was called “The Coronation of King Capital”.

    #242983
    Lizzie45
    Participant

    Do we have a copy of the article we published on the coronation of George V in 1910? I think it was called “The Coronation of King Capital”.

    Is this the article?

    King Capital’s Coronation

    #242990
    Thomas_More
    Participant

    The fact that May Day has joined all the festival days, religious as well as labour, under the universal and bland capitalist term Bank Holiday, indicates what our masters today value.

    #242991
    Bijou Drains
    Participant

    That’s the one Lizzie, one of the best ever written in the standard, in my humble opinion

    #242995
    ALB
    Keymaster

    But it hasn’t, TS, it is only by coincidence that the “Early May Bank Holiday” (the official name of the first Monday in May bank holiday) coincides this year with 1 May. In other years they are different. Personally, as a socialist, I never worked on May Day.

    #242996

    Celtic fans singing their allegiance The party twitter account has been making hay all day…

    #243017
    chelmsford
    Participant

    Rod Hull dies in an unexplained accident breaking his crown after falling off a ladder while fiddling with his TV aerial. About the same time this ‘Camilla Parker-Bowles’ person mysteriously turns up. No one ever these two people in the same room at the same time.
    My old peepers will be glued to the telly this Saturday. I don’t want to miss seeing Emu wrestling with the monkey on the stick.

    #243021
    Thomas_More
    Participant

    And before May 1st belonged to the proletariat, it had also belonged to the serfs. It was Robin Hood Day, and marked, through centuries, the oppresseds’ hatred for their oppressors.

    Forestholidays.co.uk:

    ” Robin Hood and Merrie May Day
    Nottinghamshire has been described as the “May Day county” by local historian Frank Earp. May Day festivities have long been associated with Robin Hood folklore and the characters of Robin Hood and Maid Marion were crowned, in Tudor celebrations, as the May King and May Queen.”

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