Trina Inquires 13/9/22

How big is the Queen of Great Britians death in your country?

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28 Responses to Trina Inquires 13/9/22

  1. Carol anne says:

    Its big news here in ireland! All the TV channels are covering it!

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  2. Sheree says:

    The French are fascinated by Royalty

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  3. Simon says:

    It’s really big here in the UK…

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  4. In the US it is a frequent topic of discussion. Lots of tributes on FB. We’ve watched a BBC retrospective on the life of the queen.

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  5. When I went downtown Savannah on Sunday I noticed many British flags out in tribute.

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  6. It’s given rise to all sorts of controversy here in the U.S. Many people admired and loved the queen, while some others despised her, and the arguments get a little heated. Personally, I’m fed up with folks who make no distinction between admiration for an individual and admiration for monarchy as a form of government. As a Yankee born and bred, I’m naturally partial to the representative republic, but that doesn’t mean I can’t admire the queen for what I perceive to be her virtues.

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    • Completely agree. Queen Elizabeth II didn’t invent slavery or colonialism. She did what she could, in her way, to make things better. Does any one of us do more than that? I also think it’s fine to discuss Empire, fine to criticize it, but it seems tasteless to launch such discussions during a dignified lady’s funeral.

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      • I think what some people are thinking, is now is the exact time to be having the conversation about getting rid of the royal family here in the UK, I am on the fence about if they are right

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      • Yes, it makes sense with the transfer of power, the passing away of the previous generation with all of its roots in the previous century. That is true.

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      • Its apparently going to be at least a year till we officially coronate the King, so it might be worth doing something, I think a lot of people assumed it would happen more or less straight away, which is why they wanted to get the conversation started

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      • As someone who lives under a regime with no moral compass, in which the media and corporations have managed to eviscerate the educational system and an economy that benefits everyone, I envy European countries civilised leaders, King Charles III included. You don’t want to become a headless capitalist economy…Everyone here is worse off except for the very very rich. The book, The Spirit Level investigates this. Much of the violence in the U.S. stems from our very unfair economic system. We cannot have dialogs about this, because we do not have continuity or culture. It might seem expensive to pay for housing for the monarchs, and it might make sense to put them on a budget, but I’d think twice before putting a secular authority ahead of a royal family that stands for unity and civilisation. Would be interested in hearing your point of view, however.

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      • The thing is our monarchy has no real power over anything, so we are very much in the same boat as you, we just have more pomp and ceremony that goes with ours.

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      • Perhaps. The economy is globalized, and that is a problem, and perhaps the economic and social underpinnings of Britain have no direct relation to the monarchy. I feel that perhaps having royalty might be protective against charlatans who would take over your country as Trump did ours, but I could be wrong. I do think that with health care and the British state-supported free press, Britain is insulated from some of the problems of blatant propaganda and shameless fear-and even hate-mongering on national news channels that we face here in the U.S.

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      • very possibly, but we still have very biased press, but they make it very obvious

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      • i hope that the BBC and the Guardian are covering real news better than Fox News and these websites that share their coverage to Facebook here. I’m not familiar with all of Britain, but at least my cousins from London received a much better education in regular schools for regular people than people in capital cities here sometimes do. That may play a role as well.

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      • I find the BBC very interesting, as its meant to be unbiased. But when you read things on the internet you have right winged people complaining about how left it is, and left winged people complaining about how right winged it is. So I think its doing a fairly decent job of being unbiased

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      • A says:

        If the BBC is still doing a good job of being unbiased, that’s very good to hear. It takes a good education to appreciate what legitimate journalists do. They are the craftiest of public servants, at their best, and I think of the BBC as being a shining example of the best journalism.

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      • sometimes, but sometimes they really screw up

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    • Weirdly its very similar to what is happening here in the UK, we have people berating others if they don’t think they are sad enough, similarly we have others who are being disrespectful on purpose.

      I would prefer to not be be “ruled over” but I get the sadness its a massive change for most of the country, we have only known her, so its going to beinteresting to see what happens now

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      • For many of us — even Yankees like me — regardless of our feelings about monarchy per se, it was comforting to have one thing that didn’t change. Queen Elizabeth represented stability and constancy. For most people alive today, she’d always been queen, and even though we knew it was irrational, many of us hoped she always would be. (I for one fully expected her to last at least as long her her mum.) Since 1952 we’ve been through a long succession of presidents and prime ministers and congresses and parliaments and whatnot, but one thing stayed the same, and many of us found that comforting. That might be why it hit me so hard when she died.

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      • Maybe, I think she was on something like her 17th Prime Minister, she was there for Winston Churchill and one of her last acts was to swear this latest one in

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  7. Don’t own a television. I teach, which helps me know what’s going on (and I buy the New York Times once a week if I can.) I live in the U.S. Two sixteen year old girl students came into French class saying, “We cannot have class, the Queen has died!” So we watched a little bit of the French news on France 24.

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