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King Charles III and the Inevitable Revival of Monarchy

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King Charles III and the Inevitable Revival of Monarchy

The Crown and Kingdom Shall Endure

The Diadem of Sovereignty of His Majesty King George IV, Photo Credit: Buckingham Palace.

Monarchy will see a revival upon the eventual coronation of Charles III, and subsequently, William VIII, and George VII. For the first time in two generations, a national leader shall be enthroned that isn’t a minister, president, or civil servant; not a barrister, nor a lawyer, nor someone who had to get down in the political mud in order to make change happen. This will be done in front of the YouTube generation, and will be replayed and rewatched countless times to come, more than any presidential inauguration, more than any debate or football game.

This is because the republic can’t compare, much to the chagrin to every libertarian and republican, to the Crown.

The libertarian dream looks, visibly, remarkably similar to the Royal Family, except, it differs in function and role. The difference between them is that the former offers that dream to more than just those who are in line to succeed the one before them, but everyone — albeit in an unfair and uneven playing field of chance and random happenstance.

The hallmark of the republican and libertarian dream is that it doesn’t see the attraction to Buckingham Palace and being King, when one could live like a king, in a larger house, in East Texas, with a pool and a barbeque, sixteen car garage with car elevator, and an American flag flapping in the breeze overhead. The reason is that Buckingham Palace is the home of a Royal Family with a very public duty to perform, and the libertarian dream is wholly private.

The libertarian doesn’t believe in the power of divine duty, but it does believe in the power of money. The wealth of a family is held sacrosanct in libertarian and republican circles, and that of the individual, the highest in its sacredity. But while Queen Elizabeth, and Kings Charles, William, and George will all have a vital function to perform in government, and a necessary one, the libertarian scoffs at this idea! They don’t believe that the rule of a Queen or a King should ever come before their own.

But the libertarian lies to himself: For although he would remove the Queen’s role and the King’s role of being the final say for the passage of laws, and therefore being the unassailable firewall between the people and elected tyranny and mistake (Trump) and shortsightedness — the result of a public prone to whims and the popularity contest held to determine the whim of the moment, that protects people from their own politicians and indeed from themselves — the libertarian would, on the other hand, simultaneously defend the financial influencing of the quite common body of quite common men in legislative and executive government through campaign contributions, which they believe should be limitless, and no “extra free speech” granted by the government to the poor to guarantee equal weight to their voices in the exercising of the ridiculous notion that money is somehow speech. It is not. It is influence.

The Crown cannot be bought and sold. Accountability to God doesn’t jive with the republican or libertarian agenda, especially since God is a God of the poor and the righteous. And being accountable only to God sparks little interest for the libertarian, for the libertarian would only agree to a Queen or King he could influence with his private money. And as the Crown is priceless, so is God, and therefore, as Christ threw the money changers out of the Temple, the Libertarian would just presume not to build the temple in the first place.

In the Republic as money is laughably thought of as speech and not influence, the libertarian likes this, yet the monarchist hates it. The monarchist strives for neither left nor right but to be above either of them, and therefore, as the monarchist knows the Monarch to be accountable to God, the monarchist knows the Crown is a sacred duty.

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Libertarians don’t believe in any duty but unto themselves; they believe in nothing more sacred than their almighty dollar bill; and as head of the Church of England and the Anglican Communion worldwide, the Monarch speaks, in a sense, for God, and represents him in her or his own way here on earth, this frightens and confuses the libertarian — since, for a campaign donation, in the republic, they can make policy without ever being elected, they cannot in the monarchy. They would love it if for the low price of a large cheque that their influence would carry to the monarchy, because then, God’s will would be, in word and effect, whatever they wanted it to be; but since that frightening, hellish notion is thankfully an impossibility, they simply attack the Crown.

The exclusivity of the Crown to the destiny of a few turns them off. They don’t bow to anyone but themselves, which is sad, when it is not the monarch people bow to, but the Crown, and therefore, the higher ideals and powers that it represents; not to the monarch her or himself do we bow, but to God. The libertarian is selfish and since he himself cannot have a special destiny, he believes no one should have one at all, and to that low end does he admonish and seek to dismantle the Crown.

This, the Second Elizabethan Era and the reign of Her Majesty the Queen is happy and glorious, and long, the longest of any ruler in history. For over half a century, in a world now dominated by republics at centre stage, there has been no other option or alternative in the eyes of young people to republicanism. Her Majesty’s long reign would prove to have been so long as to give people time to forget that there ARE better alternatives, older and more cherished ones, because they, in the instant-gratification-generation have never had a chance to truly, really, see it in action for themselves. Their minds have never been truly opened to a possibility that they never had a chance to see for themselves is a real possibility. But upon these next coronations, that changes forever.

For the first time in two generations, a coronation will be planned, and every minute of that planning followed, status updated, and ‘liked’ by the world. The naysayers and anarchical republicans will take a seat as the world sees, for the first time since the internet was incepted, an alternative to the Jeffersonian republic, and they will watch in real time how and more importantly why, it works as it does, and why the symbolism, the majesty, the pageantry, and the ceremony matter as much as the nuts and bolts of laws do.

Millions of kids will wonder what it would be like to sit in St Edwards’ chair in Westminster Abbey, and they will wonder what it must be like to be Charles, William, and George; the bullies, the selfish children, the ones who want a piece of it themselves, they will deem this system unfair because they won’t ever get to be king or queen themselves, and they’ll label it outdated and extravagant. But the majority, the ones that are unselfish, will see the extravagance and disagree, because they’ll *get* it.

Because for the first time in a world of smart phones and status updates, they will get to see real life magic happen before their eyes — and they will put down their gadgetry and see this for themselves for the first time — and then the great and high purpose, that sense of duty will set in for the best among them. And they will become the protectors and the preservationists of the Crown for generations to come.

It has been said of the republic that “it’s not indulgent or crazy, on the contrary, it’s perfectly sane, after all, who in their right mind wants transparent minimalism when you could have transcenent magic? Who wants disappointment when you can have destiny? Who wants austerity when you can have majesty? Who wants prose when you can have poetry?” For the first time in their lives, and quite unexpectedly so, an entire generation of young people will one day see magic in a world they don’t think it exists in.

They’ll see this magic, feel this magic, fall in love with this magic, and they’ll never want to go back to the way the world was today, when they perceived it from a screen in their hands, reading how presidents grab women by their, ahem, ladyparts and other presidents rig the others’ elections.

Long live the Queen, God Save Her Majesty, for Crown and Kingdom.

Casey Evans is a writer and researcher with Seattle Planet Magazine and with ExtraNewsfeed, based in Seattle, WA.

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