KwanSeum wrote:The monarchy seems to he the antithesis to all this (shamelessly rich, head of the army (instigating war after war), meat eaters, avid hunters (see picture below), etc, etc, etc).
The monarchy never instigated any wars - that's the job of the politicians - and many people are 'shamelessly rich' (all us who own computers, have access to a constant supply of electricity, and clean running water are rich compared with the 80% of the human population who live on less than 10 USD per day).
Also many people are also meat eaters (including some Buddhists), and I think hunting pheasant is preferable to factory farms where the animals are born and 'grown' in terrible conditions.
I'm vegetarian (mostly), I've served for many years in the army (not all soldiers eat baby's heads at NAAFI break; in fact I can recall many compassionate acts done by soldiers), and I'm no fan of the Royal Family.
But I think we need a bit of truth and balance here. I'm pretty sure the Royal Family have done some good too; I know the Queen takes her duties extremely seriously; she's not in control of her own life; she has a team of 'advisors' who fill her diary from morning to evening and I think you'll find - if you understood - that the majority of her life is a 'duty'; and not just drinking tea from posh china cups all day.