Too often we informed freedom lovers go after the politicians - the Bushes, the Blairs, the Obamas. And we often forget that these people are just frontmen. Mascots of a much deeper power structure of corporations, banks and royalty not officially accepted to exist. One family that's high up in this shadowy power structure is the British Royal family. Every year on Christmas Day, Queen Elizabeth Saxe-Coburg Gotha, reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis (I wish that was an exaggeration!), a woman who receives more undeserved love and worship than Michael Jackson, gives a pre-recorded "festive" speech to her subjects.
It wasn't exactly festive. Just 7 minutes of pro-war and pro-globalism propaganda. Although British soldiers take orders from the politicians, they all must swear allegiance to the Queen. So when they drop Depleted Uranium bombs on innocent Iraqi and Afghan civilians, they're doing it in her name! The fact that she obviously has no problem with that is itself evidence that the monarchy is just as ruthless as it was hundreds of years ago.
It's also sickeningly ironic that the video ends with some black people playing God Save The Queen. The Queen's husband / third cousin / second cousin once removed Prince Philip is of course virulently racist.
To fellow Brits reading this who think I'm being unpatriotic, here's a quote from Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols:
In 1969 John Lennon returned his MBE in protest of British support of the Vietnam War. Sadly there aren't more people like him nowadays.
Rant over. Happy End-Of-Winter-Solstice to all the Christians and Merry Christmas Richard Dawkins! Enjoy the rest of this corporate co-opted holiday.