Coronation in London: A Show of Force or a Show of Farce?

Finally, the spectacle of King Charles III being officially crowned has come and gone. The golden coach, the royal scepter with the world’s largest clear-cut diamond, the pompous ceremony in Westminster cathedral, the fairy tale non-stop reporting in the media – all at the cost of an estimated 100 million pounds, for which British taxpayers will have to pay a good share.

This has not gone over well among a population that is struggling to make ends meet. While Queen Elizabeth may have been admired, or at least tolerated, by her subjects, that sentiment does not apply to the 74 year old Charles (to whom his mother never dared entrust affairs despite her age). According to the most recent poll, carried out by NatCen, public support for the monarchy is at an all time low. In fact, 45% of respondents believe it should be abolished, is not very important, or not at all important. The percentage that considers the monarchy to be “very important” has fallen to 29% overall, but among young people (18-to-34 year olds), it’s down to an abysmal 12%.

Things are not looking any better in the Commonwealth. A new poll of 14 overseas countries, done by Michael Ashcroft, found that six countries prefer to dump the monarchy and to form republics, while six are mildly in favor of staying as they are now, and only two (the Pacific island of Tuvalu and St. Vincent and the Grenadines) are enthusiastically in favor of staying with King Charles. The six that favor a republic are Canada, Australia, the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Solomon Islands, and Antigua and Barbuda. Further, the polling in Canada, along with three other countries, supported the view that the monarchy is a “racist and colonialist institution and we should have nothing to do with it.”

Once King Charles begins to apply his worldview seriously, the opposition is likely to grow quickly. It’s not just that he is known as “nutty” for talking to plants, he is also a rabid promoter of an “anti-people” policy involving drastic population reduction. This goes back at least as far as his key role in organizing, together with his father Prince Philip and the World Wildlife Fund, the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, followed by the implementation of the various Green New Deals, and, more recently, of the Great Reset scheme pushed by the billionaires of Davos. We will undoubtedly have the occasion to cover this in detail in the near future.

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