Musings —07.01.2011 08:19 AM—
Look, I’m Irish and I’m a republican, and I have been since I read Yeats at the age of 13. But, honestly: why do some people get their kilts in such a knot about the Windsors coming to visit?
I mean, it’s not like they’re calling for the mass-murder of gays – like the “religious leaders” the Harper government permitted into Canada this very week. It’s not like they’re neo-Nazis – like haters the Harper government permitted into Canada a few weeks ago.
As guests go, and in comparative terms, they’re quite inoffensive. Sure, they cost taxpayers a lot, and they’re an anachronistic anti-democratic institution. But so’s the Senate – to which Harper appointed some of his defeated cronies just a few weeks ago.
See a trend, here? I say we should keep the Queen as our leader, and ship the Harper cabal over to Britain, to take up residence in the Tower of London.
Who’s with me?