(Original post by somethingbeautiful)
I don't particularly care how much we pay to keep them there, I don't care how much money they generate - so using that as an argument to convince me will not work. My main gripes with the Monarchy are:
A) They don't work for what they've got (I'll explain below).
B) The monarchy is fundamentally sexist.
C) The religious aspect.
A)They don't work for what they've got. They're born into it. And to the people who will no doubt quote me to say ''oh actually Prince Banana/Princess Spongecake did X amount of 'duties' this year'' - really? Are you really going to give me that BS? That's work
is it? Showing up to the opening of crisp packets, pulling a string to open a curtain revealing a shiny plaque, then getting in to the Rolls and going home to their tea and scones is work
. **** off. Get a proper job.
Prince Harry/William could be in the Army/RAF without being Royal and they would earn the normal wage - what exactly are they doing in the Army/RAF which earns them the right to have the things that normal servicemen/women don't have? Nothing. So they only have all of their luxuries (payed by the tax payer) because they are Royal - they haven't worked for it. In fact Harry wouldn't have even got into Sandringham if it wasn't for the fact the he is Royal - his A-levels were rubbish and he has no degree.
To be clear: I don't care if you're born into a middle class family and ergo get to go to a better school than me/have a bigger house than me - you parents obviously worked hard for that. But the royals have a better life than us because we pay for it - they don't have to life a finger. That's wrong.
B) The Monarchy is fundamentally sexist:
Succession to the throne depends on gender (male preference), people wonder why women are still treated as 2nd class citizens. It's ingrained into our society because of our outdated monarchy - wake up.
C) The Religious Aspect:
The monarchy is built upon the idea that God has given the King/Queen the job of ruling over us and having us as their subjects. What a load of tripe. We have to bow down at their feet because they think they have responsibilities bestowed upon them by God? They're just human like us - they're not any better than us. They are flesh and blood like us, they are not above us. It's completely outdated. The national anthem, 'God save the Queen' - why? Why not any of us? What's so special about her? We're mostly a secularized society anyway. Most people who sing the National Anthem probably do not even go to church or even practice the Christian faith. At the State opening of Parliament the other day the priests (I think they were priests) had their usual spiel - why must we accept that as a representation of the UK? Is it just a case of: 'it you're born here, then you have to put up with Christianity being shoved in you face whenever The Queen/Royals are involved, and if you don't like it move elsewhere'? Why?
I would rather lose a load of tourist revenue and become a secularized, non-sexist society that shows people that hard work
will reward you than have a monarchy that puts on a nice performance whenever there is a wedding/funeral/state opening etc.
Just my opinion.