To the best of my recollection, our gracious Queen, God save her, has done nothing wrong during her sixty-years reign, and she is unlikely to do anything silly now. Well, with a bit of bad luck she may endure another Falklands war waged in her name, which Argentina would certainly lose, but Great Britain would not necessarily win.[Falklands blocade]
The news of her father’s death and thus her ascension to the throne came to her on her belayed (two children, Charles and Anne, later) honeymoon in Kenya, the future birthplace of the future US President. [Investigation: Obama a Kenyan] Princess Elizabeth stayed in the deservedly famous Treetops lodge, where she watched African fauna, but regrettably she did not shoot anything. She corrected the oversight later in India. If the witnesses are to be believed, on that day in Africa, 6th February 1952, before the dawn she was up on the observation platform with her husband’s secretary Michael (her thirty years old husband Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, was aristocratically asleep) in order to watch the salt-lick when the fateful telegram was delivered to her. She was just twenty-five years old. Formalities were concluded later in London. More importantly, Kenyans were either so overjoyed with her father’s death or her coronation that they celebrated the occasion with an internal combustion motor vehicle road race through the Kenyan, Tanganyikan and Ugandan bush. The race, known as the “East Africa Coronation Safari”, became a regular annual event despite the Communist inspired Mau Mau disturbances in 1953-1960. A point scored for aristocracy, ‘the white man’s burden’, stiff upper lip spirit and all that. The last available results are from 2009, when two South African drivers with Scandinavian names won in an American made Ford Mustang.
As far as one can ascertain the Queen is a capable wing shooter, an accomplished fly angler, exhibits little empathy for fools and has great affinity to dogs and horses, though lesser affinity to daughters-in-law. On occasions she drives her own Landrover. In my respectful opinion, she should more often, if her taxpayers funded training as a mechanic and a driver in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during World War II is to be put to some use.
She can not be held responsible for what her children are doing, especially now when the commissars of political correctness all but banned corporal punishment. If one ever needed an illustration of the proverb “he who spares the rod, spoils the child” , he can have a look on Charles, Prince of Wales and his enviro-fantasies. I will not mention her hats, for only elderly scatterbrained feminist academics, such as Germaine Greer, can talk about the other woman’s clothes with impunity.
All in all, there is nothing wrong with her. The Queen, not with Greer. We, the subjects, can not blame her too much for the fact that Great Britain is going downhill, thought on occasions, reading about disastrous brainwaves of some Labour Prime Ministers (Harold Wilson springs to mind) I wish she had said to a trustworthy journalist, “Off with his head!”; a media hatchet man being closest to a “headsman” of less politically correct centuries. Had she done so, Great Britain perhaps would not slide behind Brazil on GNP scorecard and in military power behind India, just ahead of Turkey. [Global Firepower 2012] For the local masochists – Australia is 24th, behind Philippines, but thankfully ahead of Canada.
Whatever one may think about aristocracy, and I admit that being a low-class born I am not overly in favour of it, the constitutional monarchies seems to be doing better vis a vis human beings than most democracies, especially peoples’ democracies. Would you prefer the “democratically” elected, semi-educated, overtly racist, latent socialist sissy such as Hussein Obama as the head of the state?
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