The Queen’s Jubilee has highlighted the true nature of herd mentality and effectively shows just how dangerous it can be under other more sinister circumstances. I try to avoid referring to humanity as willingly herded flocks of sheep, but when people blindly follow without questioning then it sadly shows just how far we still have to go in encouraging people to wake up.
You will find all kinds of speculation, accusations and political/social activism in relation to the British Royal establishment. There are those who reject the monarchy simply as a means to encourage the demand for an alternative structure to preside over our nation. Not to let the Royal family off the hook, but it must be remembered that ALL forms of hierarchical control are fundamentally flawed from the moment of inception.
Others will suggest much more disturbing reasons why we should play closer attention. There are many that allege all kinds of things from the involvement in the death of Diana to their extra-terrestrial genealogy. There are stories about children disappearing from orphanages, to their role as controllers of illegal international drug trafficking. Some even claim (through stories relating to the Coronation Stone) that Lizzie shouldn’t technically even be considered to be ‘Queen’. While some of these claims need to be viewed with a degree of open minded caution, there are still many things about our “beloved” queen (and her royal cohorts) that remain unreported and unlearned in the public consciousness. My fellow blogger Ben from HPANWO has written an excellent overview of several aspect that perhaps should be considered: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/diamond-jubilee.html
The most worrying aspect is the way in which so many people swear an unwavering loyalty to the concept of the British Monarchy. We are currently being bombarded with all the buzzwords and phrases: “national pride”, “patriotism”, etc. Whenever these token words of perceptual manipulation are banded about, it’s not hard to hear the sheep-like bleating as it approaches over the horizon.
My neighbourhood is awash with union flag bunting, novelty car extremities, and the like. I must admit I was amused by a chap who lives nearby – fiercely anti-royalist – who festooned his front window with jubilee regalia. I asked him about it this morning and he reasoned that to not join in would make him look like a killjoy… and that his house would look like the odd one out. I said to him, “If they all jumped off a cliff, would you do the same?!”
Heaven forbid that any of us should stand out from the crowd! Not joining the mass chant should always be for the right reasons of course. You can be accused of being an anarchist, a misery, a social misfit, somebody that just wants to be different for the sake of it, but if you stand apart from the herd mentality because you know better… well, I believe that to be much more noble and enlightened.
The old standard by The Sex Pistols is equally and ceremonially trotted out on these occasions, almost as if to serve as a sanctioned counterpoint. I would suggest that something like “Sheep” by Pink Floyd is a more appropriate observation if ever one was needed: http://youtu.be/tcRYdVlGXNQ
We’re already dragged about enough as it, without willingly allowing it. It shouldn’t be considered a social crime to switch on the old grey matter every now and again, and conclude: “You know what, you have your little excuse for a ‘knees up’ (not that people ever need one) and I’ll go and find something more constructive to do instead.”
Don’t believe the hype!
Until Next Time.
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