Anyway, I think this wedding gives everyone a chance to reflect on weddings, marriage and social status. And unfortunately for the House of Windsor this reflection isn't very positive. Here is what I would care about:
- Diana married Charles when he was 32 and she was only 20 high school dropout. And people celebrated this? Really? 20 is too young to be married, especially when it is to a 32 year old. Is it that much of surprise both people had affairs and the marriage ended in a divorce. This should obviously not be an example for the public.
- Divorce is a constant theme among the Royal Family. Besides the above I will let Time magazine take it away "William's uncle the Duke of York is divorced. His aunt the Princess Royal is divorced and remarried. The Queen's sister Margaret was also divorced."
- Excessive, unearned titles also seem to be a theme among the Royal Family. This is not longer the 15th century, and I think the titles are nothing more than conceited ways of satisfying rich people's egos.
- Income and social mobility is poor in England (and the USA), which means it is harder for kids from poor families to become rich compared to other countries. Part of this has to be attributed to the caste system in England that is epitomized by the Royal Family sitting at the top.
- Doing nothing is one of the most fun things I can think of, but that doesn't make you someone other people should admire. The Royal Family is symbolic and only is around for ceremonial causes, which means they don't actually do anything. One of my favorite quotes is from football coach Barry Switzer, who said "Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple." Does that not accurately sum up the Royal Family? It is one thing for them to think so highly of themselves, but why should anybody else care about them?
I think that we should celebrate hardworking people, who make smart choices and help better the world. There is nothing in the past 50 years of the house of Windsor that suggests they should be a positive example or a group of people that should get any attention. The only reason I care about them is because I care about highlighting their faults, and why we should use them as example of what can be wrong with the world.