I, for one, will not be pledging allegiance to “the King”.

Royalty is essentially a criminal enterprise and always has been. The gangs of the past successfully killed, terrorised, pillaged and set up elaborate rent-seeking schemes to consolidate enough power that still permeates to this day.

This current incarnation got rich off the backs of enslaved people and has so far refused to acknowledge such and do something meaningful to apologise and repair.

The ceremony itself is a silly fantastical ritual of Disney proportions for a well-connected, dubiously super-rich man having a metal hat —decorated with stolen diamonds— placed on his head.

And we’re supposed to bow down to this?

I don’t believe one strand of human DNA is more important than another’s.

Take your coronation and shove it.

30 April 2023 — French West Indies