It’s FRIDAY which means TV suggestions with my TV Watch series! This week: “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.”
And now on to Friday.
It’s sunny and mild, and it’s hard to believe it’s Friday again, though I feel like I say that a lot these days. And yet it is.
Queen Elizabeth died yesterday, at the age of 96, and it brought out a lot of things on the internet. The truth is the scars of colonialism remain open.
And there is probably no greater symbolic tribute to white supremacy than the continued existence of a monarchy in a country with an elected government. They serve two functions: reminders of the past and a draw to tourists.
You don’t even need the people for the tourism, the buildings and the jewelry and the furnishings will suffice. At Kensington Palace I couldn’t care less if William or Kate were there. I visited the royal yacht in Edinburgh and I had no hopes of seeing any actual family members. Not even the ghost of Princess Diana on her doomed honeymoon of her doomed marriage to a man who never gave up the mistress who is now the Queen Consort.
I think Meghan and Harry were a means for the monarchy to enter the 21st century with grace and morph into something useful, given they’re both actually committed to charitable works, but apparently the royal family wasn’t having it. Instead it kept Andrew.
So my opinion of the monarchy isn’t high. As an American perhaps it shouldn’t be anyway. And I am sorry for the loss of the person Elizabeth, who seemed to meet her beloved dogs on a literal rainbow bridge yesterday. But I have no good feelings for the institution of the Queen.
And with that, I wish you a happy Friday and a great weekend. Enjoy She-Hulk if you try it!