What a depressing way to start an already rainy Sunday! Is there an opposite of the expression "we've come a long way"?? Well if there is, that is exactly what we should apply in this situation. Despite great progress, we really haven't come that far have we. Mega celebrations of hereditary wealth and power in the midst of a crumbling socio-economic system really is a sign that we are, in many ways, stuck in the past, unwilling to embrace a better future for our race.
My father, who was born and raised in England in a communist family, used to say "Give them uniforms and a marching band and the English will follow you anywhere." But he knew that such demonstrations were by no means confined to the people of Briton. People everywhere are simply loath to abandon hierarchy and authority. I don't know this phenomenon is a result of people's unwillingness to trust themselves or what, but it is depressingly pronounced everywhere you look.
Two Faces of London. . .