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Thread: Are The Royal Family 'Underestimated'?????

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    Often depicted as clueless and disconnected from the real world that goes on around them or beyond their marble palace walls, it is said of The Royal family that they are merely ‘for show’ and have been since the end of Queen Victoria's reign.

    Colonisation was a means of expanding the British Empire throughout the world; one would consider that it was perhaps expected of these colonies to remain loyal. As this was not the case the colonies sought independence, thus the demise of the Empire and relevancy of the monarch.

    They may just be pretentious symbols of a history long gone but if one looks a little deeper, particularly into their ritual like advocacy of the military forces, ignorance is by no means a factor. You may add to this by considering the business dealings of the Royal family that we do know of or about, British Petroleum, Royal Mail, the castles and palaces and many other assets held up in trusts or unknown tax havens like jersey.

    Only last year were the National Audit Office first allowed access to the ‘Royal Household’. So regardless of their estimated wealth you can expect there to be little backlash with respect to their centuries of tax evasion. (because after all they were legally permitted to so).

    Forbes magazine estimated the Queen's net worth at around US$450 million in 2010,Official Buckingham Palace statements in 1993 called estimates of 100 million "grossly overstated", and Jock Colville, a former private secretary to the Queen (when she was Princess Elizabeth) and a director of her bank, Coutts, estimated her wealth at 2 million in 1971 (the equivalent of about 21 million today

    Finances of the British Royal Family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    But the real underestimation in my opinion has little to do with the chips that we are shown on the table. Oh no because everyone knows real power lies in knowledge.

    It’s worth considering that those ‘idiot princes’ come from a family bloodline that stretches back over 1000 years of imperial rulership and evolution. For which the brightest minds have come to work for or against. And whose near every moment, idea, decision, transaction, communication was recorded and documented.

    Only a fool would consider them to have learned nothing. If anyone was to understand the economy and the money and the laws and the politics and the strategy it would be the Royal Family. Instead they stay silent on most matters important to us commoners, parading around in army uniforms preserving its honourable fallacy.

    From the very beginning of every industrial or commodity bubble they’ve held a position to invest in, from
    1. Their financial capital/wealth reserves.
    2. Their intelligence reporting & networking.
    3. Discretion and unaccountability to public laws.
    4. Loyalty to family bloodline and self-preservation.


    What’s your thoughts?

    Please do not confine discusion to present day monarchy.
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    Head of State for over 2 billion people for more than 60 years.

    That is some achievement!

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    Frankly Scarlett I couldn't give a FxxK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IbrahaimMohamad View Post
    Head of State for over 2 billion people for more than 60 years.

    That is some achievement!
    Well in fairness there wasn't much of a selection process was there?

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    Charles has a big Mickey ... it has been reported... not an under achievement .. more under reported..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackers View Post
    Frankly Scarlett I couldn't give a FxxK.
    Well its worth considering if you want to know what way our world might be going. There are some very serious accusations been made about the Queen and Royal family.

    In my opinion they risk incrimination if ever they were to talk about financial systems that their ansestors pretty much established. They may go to great lenghts to cover this up.
    There is something pigheaded about Wexford this season, something pigheaded and perverse and oddly beautiful. In certain lights they are starting to look heroic.

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    What is monarchy? From whence does it derive its sanction? What has been its gift to humanity? Monarchy is a survival of the tyranny imposed by the hand of greed and treachery upon the human race in the darkest and most ignorant days of our history. It derives its only sanction from the sword of the marauder, and the helplessness of the producer, and its gifts to humanity are unknown, save as they can be measured in the pernicious examples of triumphant and shameless iniquities.
    James Connolly: Visit of King George V (1911)

    The following sums it all up:

    We will not blame him for the crimes of his ancestors if he relinquishes the royal rights of his ancestors; but as long as he claims their rights, by virtue of descent, then, by virtue of descent, he must shoulder the responsibility for their crimes.
    She, instead of he in this case. But she has no power, you just pay taxes towards her. That's not power, at all. No power, at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgellons View Post
    Well in fairness there wasn't much of a selection process was there?
    Not when there is no will amongst the people to change it anyway. It's called democracy.
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    Yep, I dunno how Barb lets Jim away with it.
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    Are they underestimated?
    No.
    After all, tomorrow is another day.

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