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So Apparently I’m A Communist…

There are things I dislike about England as a country, one of those things is the Queen. When telling this to someone I know, they automatically labelled me a Communist, no questions asked. What annoyed me was how they didn’t even ask why I didn’t like her. They heard what I had to say, misunderstood it, then somewhat used

it against me. Why they called me a Communist I don’t know, but I think the term was miss-used. It makes just as much sense as calling every American person an Anarchist because they don’t like George Bush.

My dislike for the Queen is nothing personal, I don’t like any of today’s royal families full stop. In this day and age, I don’t think the need for any kind of royal family is necessary, especially when a Democratic approach is better off. Everyone knows that the Prime Minister has more power over the Queen…so why is she still around? Why does the UK even have a Queen these days?

Some may argue that she represents Great Britain, but the way I see it, all she does is live off other people’s taxes. To all British people out there: You see that pearl necklace she’s wearing? Some of your [or your parent’s] hard earned money probably went towards buying that.

Especially in this economic situation where money is going fast, it’s messed up that people are struggling to find jobs and earn [or keep] a sustainable salary while she sponges off that, living a life of luxury that she didn’t rightfully work for.

Earlier on in this post I said that I didn’t like the Queen or any other kind of royal family in the 21st century…I take that statement back. If anything I’m annoyed at them. I’m annoyed because some of them don’t seem to care about the well being of other people (I say some because I know some of them have done charity work etc…). If they did, they’d give up their extravagant lifestyles and put that money into somewhere where it’s needed instead of somewhere where it’s not. If you like the Queen that’s your choice, I have nothing against that, but as a British citizen, I shouldn’t feel that I have to like or support her just because she’s the Queen of England. Just like every American shouldn’t feel the need to like Obama just because he’s the President of the United States. I’m a human being living in a free country, so I have the right to like and support whoever I want. The Queen may be a representative of the British public to some, but she doesn’t represent me.

Remember, I do not hate the Queen. I just think it’s unfair that she [and the rest of the royal family] live a life of luxury they they don’t need or didn’t rightfully work for.


August 25, 2009 at 4:01 pm Leave a comment

Another British Invasion? I Hope So (originally written on 14th December 2008)

After Alexandra Burke (pictured above) won the X Factor last night :D, it made me realise the high rise of strong female singers out there. For instance, there’s:

Duffy Adele

Leona Lewis Corinne Bailey Rae

Estelle Kate Nash,0.jpg&& Lily Allen (If To Name A Few…)

and guess what…they’re all British!!
Not only this, but they’ve all been highly successful in America as well as the UK during their first year(s) of being in the music industry…some already being nominated for Grammys!
Brits are clearly very popular in the US…and not just with singers either :). Think of models too for instance; the UK gave the modelling industry Twiggy, Naomi Campbell & Kate Moss! Not bad for such a small region in comparison to the US…

Anyway… back to the singers; most of the artists listed above have already gained high popularity with their music on their debut album alone. If this is what things are like for them now, imagine what they’ll be like once their 2nd or 3rd album comes out. Hopefully, none of them will go down the same road as Amy Winehouse (I hope she gets herself together eventually) when it comes to their personal life =/ …but so far so good =).

It won’t be long before Alexandra joins this lists of singers either…especially after performing a duet with Beyonce on the final show. Hopefully, she’ll get signed by the right label and be just as good and successful as someone like Leona…either way I won’t hesitate to buy her album when it comes out…until then, I’ll just have to stick to the one single she’s got out now =(.
But anyway…congratulations to her!! She’s proof that you should always try again when it comes to following your dreams; three years ago when she tried for the X Factor Louis turned her down after a few rounds..but then she came back, was mentored under someone else and won!! Must suck to be Louis right now.

And I agree with Simon Cowell when he said she makes you proud to be British…because she really does :D. And about JLS being second…that really doesn’t bother me because I know they’ll go far anyway and eventually get signed. For anyone who missed it, here’s the performance of Alexandra performing “Listen” with Beyonce..enjoy =).

May 16, 2009 at 12:22 pm Leave a comment

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