“Honor” & “Prestige” Are Subjective BS, Open To Interpretation — Part 2.1
Part 2 of this series is dedicated to the British Royal Family with 2.1 focused on its role in the oppression and deaths of many First Nations Canadians.
In the previous chapter, I used a few fictional examples of how “honor” and “prestige” are not concrete but open to interpretation.
“Honor” & “Prestige” Are Subjective BS, Open To Interpretation — Part 1
“Honor” and “Prestige” have clear definitions but how we interpret them is purely subjective.
I spent some time thinking about what I would like to begin and I decided to start with the British Monarchy mainly because of a piece I wrote in regard to my late step-grandfather (regarding the Netflix original series The Crown), who moved to the United States from England a few years after World War II, who still considered himself a loyal subject of the British Crown.
Suppose you have kept up with the media reports of the British Royal Family or religiously watched The Crown. In that case, you can see that it’s neither “honorable” nor “prestigious” as one would believe.
When I was a kid, I believed the British Royal Family was prestigious because my grandfather (my step-grandfather) was taught to “love King and Country” and instilled it in me as I lived with him for most of my childhood.
If My Grandpa Was Alive, We’d Have Interesting Chats On ‘The Crown’
My step-grandfather, who passed away in 1994, moved to the United States from England a few years after World War II…
I think he would have been heartbroken at the divorce between Prince Charles and Princess Diana while showing disgust at the Royal Family for its treatment of Diana. I believe he would have mourned the death of Princess Diana, too, while having an aneurysm at the news of Prince Charles marrying Camilla Parker Bowles.
On the same note, though, I believe my grandfather would have been sympathetic towards Charles and Camilla after learning the truth of the matter, where Camilla was…