Tuesday, August 9, 2011

While terror reigns in London...

The Royal family is trying to reign in their own way. And their doing a heck of a better job in my opinion than the poor excuses for politicians.

To explain myself, I will link to a story.

Harry is a true King. He may not rule a country. He may not be in direct line to the throne, but he is a noble man who wishes to lead his country with honor and defend his country with his life. William, so it seems, is also noble. They both have active jobs in protection of the British nation. They are in the public eye enough to make it be...you know...inspirational. And that is what a King should do. Inspire the people.

We need inspiration in our country. I wonder when it will come.

6 comments:

Julie Robison said...

This is a wonderful post! I am really looking forward to Harry, William and Kate stepping up (as they have been doing!) and really showing people how to be classy, Christian, respectful and decent human beings. I think people in our country have lost a sense of propriety that we so desperately need...

N.W. Thomas said...

I know it may be strange to admit as a guy, but I woke up in the early morning to watch the Royal Wedding. Of course, I did it on Principle. It really does inspire me to see the Royals participate in good wholesome Christian activity. Imagine if we had someone like that in the US.

Julie Robison said...

I don't think it's strange! I didn't, but we also don't have a working t.v. in our house and I am not a morning person. I did look it up later, and I loved listening to their vows. I completely agree with the Royal family participating in a Christian marriage and taking it so seriously!

I am not sure what that would look like in America... without getting a blast from the media, at least. I also think it is interesting to see how upset people get when celebrities go through unfortunate breakdowns in their marriages. I think people WANT marriage to mean something more, but they're not willing to abide by the tenants which make it so.

N.W. Thomas said...

And yet, the thing about the Royals is that they're more than celebrities. We in the US have had to replace royalty with a bastardized version...Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Kim Kardashian and wotshisface. Why do we admire them? Why do we want to be like them? And yet, they continue to do "charity" and get behind "movements" and things like that with their money, but there is no honor in what they do, no chivalry in the men, no graciousness in the women. I mean, Kate Middleton (excuse me, Duchess of Cambridge, how cool is that?) is one of the most gracious people I have ever seen in the news. Most of Hollywood is about looking good, but what about being good?

Julie Robison said...

Uh, so cool. :) Agreed.

Agreed. But isn't that the American mindset? By individualizing everything, people's goodness is externalized into the charities they support and good will missions. This is not to say that they do not really believe in them, but it is more to say that their "personal" decisions are just that: personal. Where is honor and goodness, indeed! Nothing substantial, nothing to stand on and for. It reminds me of a line Sallust said about Cato (the younger): he preferred to be good rather than seem so.

N.W. Thomas said...

This all reminds me of that image of the old medieval kings processing and throwing gold to the crowds because he was their master and they were his responsibility. Maybe it's just me, but it seems like we aren't invested in our culture and people enough for either celebrities or politicians to care. Politics is a career where you have to "get to the top" and ironically, when you get to the top, you have to practically trample people in an effort to stay there. Much less bloody but much more constant than disputes over the throne. It's exhausting. And Celebrities get as much coverage if not more from being a-moral leaders than from being moral ones. I wonder which one they care about more?