Editorial

We prefer the Kansas City Royals

Friday, May 18, 2018

It's time the world wakes up, smells the coffee, and moves into the 21st century while running, not walking, away from class structures.

Hasn’t history and common sense taught us anything regarding the fact we are all born equal and brought into this world to hopefully mature, develop, and achieve to the best of our abilities?

The upcoming wedding in England - only one of probably thousands that weekend - makes much of the “commoner” marrying into a royal family. Well, whoop-de-do, hullabaloo, Tinkers-to-Evers-to-Chance and Tyler, too!

It's high time to regard all people as equal and praise them for what they do rather than who they were born to.

Although common really means normal, in this use it tends to mean lower and really there are many commoners who rise above this implied minimum.

Most novel prize winners, prime ministers, medical researchers, educators, law officers, emergency responders, doctors and nurses, or great scientists, only have titles that they earn after many laborious years, and yet they contribute so much more.

The TV talking heads every day trumpet the fact they will all be in the U.K. “honoring” the royal couple and the whole antiquated concept of “royalty.”

At one time royalty included leadership and sense of community for the whole. Today, it’s foo-foo and little more than a lame effort to entice the world into class distinction that we commoners should refuse to by into.

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle takes place Saturday at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England. The groom, Prince Harry, is a member of the British royal family; the bride, Meghan Markle, is an American actress.

Two bit-part players on a grand stage jumping through the hoops to entertain and impress while furthering a worn out tradition of futility.

God save the Queen.

(Paul Struck)