Friday, April 29, 2011

What is the big fuss over the Royal Wedding?

By China Watcher

Over the past few weeks, especially, former British colonies, like Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India where the people and its media are fascinated with the wedding of the second in line to the British Monarchy. These people and the media have nothing better to do than to highlight the wedding so prominently in its attempt to build up a “make-believe” fantasy which has been missing from their own lives. There will be a live telecast of the event like the World Cup! Sad, isn’t it. Some of my own family members were also looking forward to witness the wedding, which to me is just a normal matrimony between two loving individuals. The event of course will be lavishly and extravagantly celebrated by the British people.

The British people, who wanted something to cheer up their own miserable lives, with the "Wedding" is perfectly understandable which after all, the royal family is actually their own creation when they disbanded direct Royal rule for the Constitutional Monarchy political system years ago. But for other people who do not depend on these events concerning the Royal Family for their livelihood and the happenings in Britain, why do we actually pay so much attention to it?

If the British couple survives the marriage or wanted to kill each other, how does this concern us? If this is not worshipping another fellow human being, I really don’t know what to say. In this world, we are taught to only look up to intelligent beings and leaders who can share innovative and beneficial ideas which will bring about development to mankind. And the royal family is definitely not on my list.

In China, at least it is being depicted just as a marriage and also, in the US, there is no such fanfare over just a simple wedding. At least there is sanity in this part of the world.

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