To celebrate this weekend’s mass delusion of congratulatory sentiment for a family of benefit scroungers whose decades of luxurious living is apparently an achievement, I’ve collected together the best videos I could find to mark the occasion. Firstly, here’s a beautiful way of asking the question whether we should become a republic.
Next up, When The Sheep Go Marching In.
I don’t agree with what this next fellow has to say and I suspect he’s got one or two details wrong. In fact he’s a bigot (particularly against the French). Although I’m a Green Party activist, I’m not a holder of any political office and consequently I’m allowed to retain a sense of humour. There is something about his manner which I found very amusing. So here’s 66Shelz’s tribute to the diamond jubilee. He’s a bit mixed up in his views, saying that he’s a republican but doesn’t want to get rid of the Queen. I can’t help thinking he’s being ironic, especially the bit at the end about taking back the American colonies.
Here’s a promo for a gig in Bournemouth, which definitely doesn’t look too reverential. The band is called “Shit”, which confirms my long held theory that there is a finite number of band names and we are close to running out of new ones.
Here’s a band called The Thlyds, with their special tribute for the jubilee, I Fucked The Queen.
This roundup wouldn’t be complete without a basic summary of the republican argument. Here’s a really rough summary, backed by the song which I’d like to see adopted as the English National Anthem. Sing along to the words!
Incidentally, the current national anthem is deeply offensive, containing lyrics which are profoundly bigoted against Cathlics, the French, the Scottish (!) and anyone who opposes the monarchy. Here’s a classic medley of various songs about, erm, the Queen.
Finally, here’s a startling revelation on the correct pronunciation of the Queen’s surname, Windsor.