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Thread #167159   Message #4028375
Posted By: Steve Shaw
14-Jan-20 - 08:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: Harry and Meghan
Subject: RE: BS: Harry and Meghan
Well I'm amazed to say that I actually agree with this sentiment from WAV:

"Monarchism also tends to make people accept the revolting inequality that capitalism produces."

On the other hand, I've heard a lot in the last few days about how unfair it is that Harry can use the royal name to promote himself, that he doesn't exactly have to finance himself from scratch, etc...
I'm a socialist, but I'm a socialist who has had to accept that I have to breathe the polluted air of capitalism. I even benefit from it (please don't ask: that's already an admission enough). As such, I know that thousands of young people get a leg up from wealthy parents. Bejaysus, Cameron and Johnson had clans rich enough to buy them ultra-privileged places at a "top" public school with automatic progression to Bullingdon-Oxford (I won't say "an education" because, by their actions, they've both proven themselves to be thoroughly uneducated). So I don't see the royals as any different, and if I wanted to single them out above all others for exploiting privilege I'd be well out of order. I absolutely get what this couple are saying. They want to escape the grip of a terrible family, and there's no need for us to expect them to give up all their wealth in return. We don't do it for the thousands of others, after all. It's capitalism, just like my favourite team, Liverpool FC (the greatest team in the history of football, as I've no need to tell any of you) is thoroughly grounded in capitalism. So I'd better shut up about those bloody useless royals, hadn't I...