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God will save the Queen, but who will save civilization?

Great Britain, a country the size of Alabama, ruled the world for decades. Queen Elizabeth II was a fantastic woman who leaves an admirable legacy.

The way our government is going, there are times I wish the British would forgive us and take us back, and these days most Americans would probably agree. Had they not insisted on fighting us in the woods in bright red coats, we might still be under British rule.

Now, finally, the 73-year-old King Charles gets his first job. Most people at that age are getting jobs at Home Depot. But Charles has been in waiting. And not to over-repeat the memes, but congrats to Lady Camilla! She should be an inspiration to side chicks everywhere — just believe.

Things are finally starting to come together for King Charles. But instead of playing “God Save the King” as he is anointed, I suggest the band play the theme song from The Jeffersons.

And if the coronation had a theme, I’d suggest Two Weddings and a Funeral. As you might imagine, it is for these — and many other — reasons, I would never be put charge of something like that.

Of course, vitriol has spewed from the left about the Queen and the British Empire. There is a false narrative that colonization was some sort of murderous campaign.

As we know now in America, according to the left the main terrorists are folks who voted for Trump. Not Al-Quaeda or murderous third world dictators, just all 75 million “MAGA Americans.”

When the British colonized a country, they did mostly good things. Unlike the way the USA left Afghanistan (in turmoil and abandoning our friends and equipment there), the British left hospitals, schools and a system of governing that had and would work. The UK gave the world a template for success in the Magna Carta, with great laws like habeas corpus. The narrative that colonialism is on its face evil and bad must be reexamined. Obama labored under that idea, and it fed his anger.

If you think African countries are better off under nefarious regimes like Mugabi’s in Zimbabwe and Idi Amin’s in Uganda, I would like to hear of one.

Sadly, when Britain left Africa, it foundered. Now China is stepping in, and that will not be good for anyone.

Biden was confused about the passing of the Queen. He wrote a nice note, saying Freddie Mercury was a champion of gay rights and that he loved “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Inventorying whom he could appoint to the position of Queen, Biden instinctively wanted a strong woman of color. Perhaps Queen Latifah?

Biden and Kamala Harris have been unusually nice about the Queen upon her death. She might be dead, but that does not mean she isn’t a reliable vote for the Democrats in the mid-term elections.

Nancy Pelosi and the Dems in the House might stir up the Deep State upon her death. They are working on a theory that Trump or DeSantis suffocated the Queen with a My Pillow.

After her death, the British guard did a 96-gun salute, while in solidarity for Mother England gangs in Atlanta and Memphis shot up motorists’ cars 96 times. It is nice to see America coming together on something.

Our sharp-as-a-tack president will attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral. When asked how he will remember the Queen, he will say, “Like I always do. My staff will pin her name to my coat jacket.”

In closing, you must admit the Queen was a boss. She was the longest serving monarch in UK history. She was born in a colonial world and died in a woke one.

She reigned over a bewildering amount of societal change. She remained a-political and had class. It is hard to maintain your dignity always having to live in the public eye. It would be hard for anyone to do that for one year, much less seventy.

A libertarian op-ed humorist and award-winning author, Ron is a frequent guest on CNN and Fox. He can be contacted at Ron@RonaldHart.com or @RonaldHart on Twitter.


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