Queen Elizabeth II died just days ago and I’m still flooding with tears. Like MILLIONS of people, I am wondering where all this emotion comes from? It was like collective neurology, as if we all shared the same nerves and reflexes. Can one single person do that to so many?
An estimated 4.1 billion people looked on or watched her funeral. That’s more than half the world’s population! I didn’t even know there were that many TVs, never mind fans of Queenie!
But of course the nation that was swept into grief and engulfed by it was the UK (full name: The United Kingdom Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, so just Great Britain is not really correct). It was always going to be an emotional time. She’s been there, on the throne, for 70 years. Most Brits today have never known a time when she was NOT the Monarch (myself, I overlap with her father by 6 years or so).
In the end, the outpouring of grief was just INCREDIBLE. Most of the stars and celebrities interviewed over the last week were simply unable to choke back their emotions. Many reported bursting into tears, uncontrollably, just like the rest of us…
We’ve all heard enough of the “longest reigning monarch” and “a life of duty and service” speeches and stuff. I won’t go there, except to say it’s incontestable. But what is it that made us all feel so intensely bereft when she went?
The end of an era? Unquestionably. A loss of stability? Yes. Fear of the future? Well, it didn’t take the loss of “The Queen of The World” to bring that on (the title of a new book by renowned royal biographer, Robert Hardman). The forces of evil are unquestionably on the march: rich beyond measure, powerful, so Fabian (secretive political group) that nobody knows for sure who they are, and evidently with very evil designs that do not stop short of mass slaughter.
In a sense, Queen Elizabeth was the last brick holding up the wall, which could now so easily come tumbling down. I don’t think the new king, Charles III will command as much respect. I like him—he talks to plants and is very eco-aware—but the scumbag media have spent over 50 years bashing him and deriding him, for all his good works.
Of course the smarmy newspaper editors and creepy, hack journalists, working for Maxwell and Murdoch, are long gone into oblivion. But the damage they did lives on, mostly as persistent lies. I wish the new King all the luck in the world.
The Queen’s coffin through London. Nobody does color and pageant like the Brits
Comparisons With The First Queen Elizabeth
I’m not the only writer to draw comparisons between the two Queen Elizabeths. The Tudor Queen (1533 – 1603) was a formidable monarch and also reigned long, overseeing an unprecedented period of prosperity and expansion for the English (The Scots were not on board yet). It’s when the world was changed BIG TIME by sailors like Sir Francis Drake and merchantmen who loved their Queen and wanted to do everything FOR HER. The colonies were founded, including Virginia, which celebrates the fact Elizabeth was known as the Virgin Queen. India and the Far East were opened up. Music, poetry and literature flourished in London (think Shakespeare, Thomas Tallis and Francis Bacon).
But Queen Elizabeth I, much as she too was loved, was known to have observed: “To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it.”
For both queens, they had to assert themselves in a largely patriarchal society. They both did it brilliantly is all I can say. Consider these words, also by Elizabeth I:
“I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.”
Both Elizabeths had a wicked sense of humor, which of course was somewhat restrained, due to their pre-eminent position on the world.
For example Elizabeth I once joked: “There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue”!
“Though you may have had and may have many mightier and wiser Princes sitting in this Seat, yet you never had nor shall have any that will love you better (the so-called Golden Speech, 30 Nov 1601).”
I wonder, in the light of Elizabeth II’s reign, whether that be still true?
Our own Dear Elizabeth, of course, will go down in history for the James Bond skit in which, at the age of 86, she was escorted from the Palace by Daniel Craig (James Bond), jumped out of a helicopter and parachuted into the 2012 London Olympic Games (of course she didn’t really jump, silly!
One of the greatest royal comedy stunts of all time!
And, as for the platinum jubilee Paddington Bear sketch, what can I say? When Queenie produced a marmalade sandwich from her handbag, I think the whole nation erupted in mirth! She had quite a twinkle in her eye, as you will see if you watch this short YouTube video of the encounter.
Now The Nasties
It hardly needs saying that creepy-crawlies came out of the woodwork, to mock and to be abusive.
Those idiots who think the British royal family are all alien reptiles had a bad few days, I think! (I hope)
But the benchmark for lowest of the low is surely Dr. Ujua Anya, a professor of linguistics at Carnegie Mellon University, who wished the Queen “excruciating pain” in death. Her excuse is… yes, obviously… that she is from a downtrodden ethnic minority (yawn). But what this stupid, vicious, academic ninny doesn’t seem to understand is that Queen Elizabeth II never killed or hurt anybody, neither white nor persons of color. It is not sufficient to say the Queen “represents” imperial oppression. THAT MAKES PROFESSOR ANYA A GHASTLY HYPOCRITE because she allows herself to be employed in the nation that did more to hurt Black Africans and oppress them than any other nation in history! (USA)
In England, we never had segregation… EVER. In the USA it was kept in place until as recently as 1964 and it is quite clear de-segregation is, even now, not yet complete. So you better resign professor. You’re just poison.
[Interestingly, Twitter has not taken down this manifest hatred speech, which excuse they have been using recently to take down anyone with traditional values, while leaving the raving lefties to spew and rant].
Meanwhile, just to remind all readers: the Queen was the head of The Commonwealth (former British Commonwealth) and was passionate about fostering love and trust between peoples of all races, faiths and nationalities. She did so much more for ethnic minorities than vomit-mouthed professors ever could.
No way this lady is a racist!
Let me finish with a quote, beloved of Queen Elizabeth and often attributed to her, but actually an Aboriginal proverb:
We are in this time and place for a short time, to learn, to observe, to love… And then we go home.
The Queen has gone home. God save the King!
Prof. begging for your indulgence.
Prof. Keith Scott-Mumby
The Official Alternative Doctor