Sycophantic invites only glorifying elitism
Published 11/04/2011 | 05:00
Regarding the recent visit of the Prince Albert II of Monaco and the upcoming visit of Queen Elizabeth II, I would like to express my bemusement.
While we are a democratic republic, we seem intent on glorifying the elitism and hierarchy of monarchy. The idea that they are any better than or deserve any more respect than anyone else is perverse.
Even while a large proportion of people in countries that retain their monarchies would like to see the back of them, citing reasons from economic to elitism, we spend millions ensuring their security merely to have the supposed honour of a visit from what should be seen as a common private citizen in any modern democracy.