Saturday, December 8, 2012

"Their Royal Highnesses"?

"Their Royal Highnesses were looked after so wonderfully well at all times by everybody at King Edward VII Hospital, and their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha's family, friends and colleagues at this very sad time."
Ugh. I find that language disgusting. "Their Royal Highnesses", indeed. Isn't it marvelous that Royal Beings could look down upon mere mortals for a moment, and send a message on down to the masses?

That poor woman died because she believed in the existence of Royal Beings, mythological creatures who, by birth, are set far above mere mortals. There are no Royal people anywhere on Earth. There are no kings, queens, princes or princesses. There is PR; there are celebrities. But "Royals" don't exist. Like gods, they are a man-made fantasy. It's sad that this woman died because she was unfamiliar with this truth.