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Sunday, May 1, 2011

An aside: LET'S DISCUSS "ROYALTY"
copyright(c)Susan Elizabeth Dykhuis
AKA (C)Sasha Canadian (c) Sasha Gold
1st day of May 2011

This blog is the opinion of Susan Elizabeth Dykhuis -- proudly Canadian.
A slightly different version was published today in "Pet Talk" at www.catoftheday.com


The media fuss over the marriage of HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton (now Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge) seemed a tad overboard for many Canadians. Perhaps because of the "celebrity culture craze" where we -- mere mortals -- are inundated with the Paris Hiltons, Kardashians and others of that ilk portrayed as V.I.P. celebrities, constantly in our faces -- we are experiencing burn-out.


--For non-Canadian readers, a Canadian History Lesson:

British Queens and Kings, before 1867 were the rulers of Canada. In 1867 The Dominion of Canada was formed -- a democratic country using Parliamentary System of Government. Like England, Canada elects a Prime Minister to office. The U.S.A. has a different system: it is a democratic Republic, headed by an elected President.

When Canada became a democratic country in her own right in 1867, The British Monarchy was the titular head of Canada. Gracious queens and kings have been titular heads of Canada. Titular Royals number six, from Queen Victoria up to and including Queen Elizabeth II. The prince HRH William is the grandson of our titular Queen, Elizabeth II thus his marriage to Catherine Middleton received much attention in Canada. It is an important event in the context of British, World and to some extent, Canadian history so the attention is deserved.

All of that is fine BUT

Felines of every feline species know that the only true Royalty on the Planet Earth is FELINE ROYALTY so making a fuss about us should be happening everyday everywhere around the world, don't you readers all think??? Purr, purr, I, Norman the King, know that every pussycat thinks that should be the case. We felines have not forgotten that ancient Egyptians-- including their Royalty -- worshiped the Cat Goddess Bastet.

BTW, to those who think this is a jaded view-- not being agog over British Royalty -- well, for the record, Canadians in general are happy for the Royal Couple and wish them well.

Many Canadians have a cultural link to England which is lovely. I call the Euro-founders of Canada "Second Nations Peoples". CANADA the Country of today was created by First Nations Peoples and immigrants from France, England, Scotland and Ireland ("Second Nations Peoples") The Sun in that era "never set on the British Empire" as I was taught in school. Canada was a part of the British Empire, ruled by England.

Today's opinion in Canada among many, many Canadians is that Canada, a vast multi-cultural nation, needs to cut the apron strings from British Royalty to allow Canada to realize her dream of a truly united multi-cultural country. The multi-cultural aspect of the dream broadens Canada and Canadians. Our Canadian Charter Rights are very special indeed because in Canada, the first protected right is Equality of the Sexes.

Canada is the home country where Canadians from all cultures do not want or need a titular Head of State from another nation because we are a Nation in our own right. Elizabeth II is a most gracious Queen. However, her heir presumptive should not become titular head of state representing Canada when he inherits the British Crown.

Tomorrow, Monday, May 2nd, Canadians 18 years of age and over go to the polls to elect a new Federal Government and Prime Minister of Canada. Watching "hot spots" in the World where people fight for the right to vote should be enough to encourage every Canadian to vote. We are so fortunate, the ones who are Canadian!







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An aside: LET'S DISCUSS "ROYALTY"
copyright(c)Susan Elizabeth Dykhuis
AKA (C)Sasha Canadian (c) Sasha Gold
1st day of May 2011

2 comments:

  1. http://www.thestar.com/news/world/royalfamily/royalwedding/article/983530--dimanno-the-monarchy-is-in-good-hands

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  2. So I read the link from Abelia_Oakville. Interesting. I still don't like the concept of inherited Privilege and Entitlement. Nice couple, nice wedding, may they have a happy and productive life together and may British royalty follow the lead of the their Dutch cousins: working Royalty not necessarily employed by "the Firm".

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