Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The party is over. Political parties, that is.
I'm not sure I have a party affiliation anymore. I don't identify with either party. I'm not sure any elected official represents me and suddenly, monarchy seems to make a lot more sense.
In a pure monarchy, if I understand it correctly, the King or Queen is in charge and represents the people of the country. Without apology, the regents do what they want, however self-serving it might be.
Of course, the Princes that are born of this union will have important positions, regardless of qualification.
The people of the land may seek assistance, but they know they get help only if it pleases the King. Though he represents them, he is above them. Unfortunately, the King may actually think the people below him are somehow less than him.
Occasionally, the King may not be honest with the people. You'll never hear the King explain himself; he doesn't have to. Don't expect it.
There are days when I think I would really dig that kind of clarity.