InQueli
 member, 46 posts
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 20:48
Queen Elizabeth Has Died
Nah. Ask any African person. Piece of shit colonialist billionaire, lionised by lifetime of propaganda.
Wynternight
 member, 158 posts
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 20:52
Queen Elizabeth Has Died
Keep the ugly politics out, please.
tmagann
 member, 805 posts
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 20:55
Queen Elizabeth Has Died
I'm of Irish descent and an American that knows some history. There is a lot I'd say about the British at various points in history, including my own lifetime, but fascism isn't on the list. Certainly not regarding Elizabeth.

Perhaps you're confused about what the word means.

Regardless, this is inappropriate on a thread meant to mourn her death. If you want to celebrate the death of another human being, perhaps make your own thread to do so in and leave the mourners to their mourning, like any decent human being would?
aguy777
 member, 371 posts
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Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 20:55
Queen Elizabeth Has Died
Yes, please. The death of a person isn't exactly the thing that should be celebrated, regardless of your views of them.
InQueli
 member, 47 posts
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 20:56
Queen Elizabeth Has Died
I ask the same of you. Quit celebrating a colonialist, it's incredibly disrespectful to the millions of victims of the British Empire.
Wynternight
 member, 159 posts
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 20:59
Re: Queen Elizabeth Has Died
InQueli:
I ask the same of you. Quit celebrating a colonialist, it's incredibly disrespectful to the millions of victims of the British Empire.


I’ll just report your ugly, inappropriate comments if you can’t be polite. Cheers.
aguy777
 member, 372 posts
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Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 21:04
Queen Elizabeth Has Died
I'm Scottish-Canadian. I don't have a picture of the Royal Family on my wall. Even so, I wouldn't jump into a thread full of people mourning the Queen's passing just to intentionally start things. Have some couth.
tmagann
 member, 806 posts
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 21:08
Re: Queen Elizabeth Has Died
InQueli:
I ask the same of you. Quit celebrating a colonialist, it's incredibly disrespectful to the millions of victims of the British Empire.


You noted where I said I'm American? Even our "natives" are descended from colonists. And we are all victims of the British empire, one way or another That's why we are independent now. Hell, that's why the second batch of us came here.

Dude, learn some history. Go away until then.
Shannara
 moderator, 3889 posts
 When in doubt,
 frolic!
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 21:13
Re: Queen Elizabeth Has Died
I am sad to hear the news.  And yes, let's keep the politics out of the public boards.
InQueli
 member, 48 posts
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 21:16
Re: Queen Elizabeth Has Died
I live in the UK, so I'm not overly impressed by people trying to lecture me from the other side of an ocean. I am merely stating a historical fact: the British Empire is a genocidal entity, and therefore neither itself nor its leaders, dead or alive, should be celebrated. If that offends you, ask yourself why.

Moderator: could I respectfully ask you to delete this thread celebrating a colonialist?

EDIT: I accept that is had been my mistake to engage in discussion here instead of requesting this in the first place. My bad, I apologise for that.

This message was last edited by the user at 21:17, Thu 08 Sept 2022.

Wynternight
 member, 160 posts
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 21:17
Re: Queen Elizabeth Has Died
Scotland born and bred. Regardless of your feelings she’s a significant figure so keep it respectful and save your politics for your FB or Twitter and not here. Thank you.
Shannara
 moderator, 3890 posts
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Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 21:25
Re: Queen Elizabeth Has Died
No, we will not delete this thread any more than we have closed any other thread to acknowledge the passing of a public figure, whether or not we agreed with their political (or other) stance.

Please either ignore the thread or respect other people's sorrow in the passing of another human being.
tmagann
 member, 807 posts
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 21:34
Re: Queen Elizabeth Has Died
InQueli:
I live in the UK, so I'm not overly impressed by people trying to lecture me from the other side of an ocean.


And that says it all. They very thing you're complaining about in your country (the fact that it knows better than everyone else and is willing to impose that belief) is the very thing you seem so proud of in yourself.

And that's another lesson that went over your head, I'll bet. Yeesh. Go away.

This message was last edited by the user at 21:34, Thu 08 Sept 2022.

InQueli
 member, 49 posts
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 21:44
Re: Queen Elizabeth Has Died
In reply to Shannara (msg # 23):

That's disappointing.

I'll abide by this, but I respectfully suggest you and your fellow moderators might want to give some thought to some sort of policy regulating this sort of post. To just say "no polítics please" when a post is virtually an endorsement of a political figure, and one totally complicit in colonialism, seems disingenuous, since the OP is political in the first place. It's like writing Putin's eulogy in rosy terms here and then chiding commenters for mentioning his crimes. Thank you.
Shannara
 moderator, 3891 posts
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 frolic!
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 21:44
Re: Queen Elizabeth Has Died
Stop.  Now.  Please.

Politics, and the bashing of other individuals, is not permitted on the public boards here.  I've asked nicely -- please be respectful of RPoL's public forums rules.
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 458 posts
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 22:10
Queen Elizabeth Has Died
I'm deeply saddened by this news.

Strangely, Philip's death hit me much harder, but I guess that's because I've been expecting Elizabeth to join him for a while now? Maybe. Either way, it's a terrible loss for the world, to lose such a shiningly devoted, classy lady. To say she was the last of her kind, would not be an untruth, I don't think.
1492
 member, 53 posts
 I like monkeys
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 22:26
Queen Elizabeth Has Died
An extraordinary figure and an incredible life.
Korentin_Black
 member, 577 posts
 I remember when all
 this was just fields...
Thu 8 Sep 2022
at 23:15
Queen Elizabeth Has Died

 I personally feel that no-one's born better than anyone else, but that the Monarchy serves a vital function by providing a figure with which to embody our national pride while freeing us to accept the universal truth that our politicians are a bunch of inbred criminal incompetents who shouldn't be trusted to handle the lunch money, let alone the national budget. Having someone to whom the chief executive has to go, cap-in-hand and report to on a weekly basis doesn't hurt either.

 Elizabeth served in that role for literal generations, pampered yes but also keenly aware of her duty (bear in mind that this woman learned to drive behind the wheel of an ambulance while London was being bombed) and despite the many things which can be said about British Hegemony, she exemplified most of our best qualities and we shall not see her like again.

 RIP.
Greymist
 member, 26 posts
Fri 9 Sep 2022
at 00:06
Queen Elizabeth Has Died
A Canadian here. She has been the only Queen I have known; and I have been proud to have her as my Queen.

Many of the tributes that have been made speak of her being a constant in a world of change...that is how I feel today...a constant has disappeared.

And I will freely admit to having shed some tears while watching the news.

May she rest in peace after a life of service.
bigbadron
 moderator, 16126 posts
 He's big, he's bad,
 but mostly he's Ron.
Fri 9 Sep 2022
at 03:32
Queen Elizabeth Has Died
I was deeply saddened to hear this news.

RIP Your Majesty.
Silverlock
 member, 146 posts
Fri 9 Sep 2022
at 23:21
Queen Elizabeth Has Died
In reply to bigbadron (msg # 31):

Saddened to hear of this loss.  A remarkable woman.  Even though I no longer tread the shores of my homeland, she was the Queen.
facemaker329
 member, 7414 posts
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Sat 10 Sep 2022
at 06:15
Queen Elizabeth Has Died
It is kind of a shock.  I'm not and never have been British...but Queen Elizabeth seemed like one of the constants of the universe.  I, and many older than I, have never known a world where Elizabeth was not the Monarch of England and Queen of the British Empire (with all the good and bad that entails).

It is a bit paradoxical that it is both a surprise and completely not a surprise.  Much fuss has been made over the past few years about how old she was, how long she had reigned, what events she had led through, etc etc...so it was almost impossible to not know of her extremely advanced years, and I've had enough loved ones die that I'm all too aware of what follows extreme age.  But her image has also been carefully maintained through the half-century and change that I've been alive...even though we saw she was getting older, we never saw any sign that age was taking its toll on her...she always appeared capable, in full possession of her faculties, and ready to handle whatever crisis the world threw her way.  The thought that she would someday pass on and be replaced was almost always followed by the thought, "Yeah, maybe...but not anytime soon, that's for sure..."
Brianna
 member, 2260 posts
Tue 13 Sep 2022
at 11:51
Queen Elizabeth Has Died
In reply to facemaker329 (msg # 33):

Once Philip died, I expected her to go too.  He was a part of her life from the time she became a teenager, and I'm sure he was a great support for her, even after he retired.  She did carry on though, she accepted Boris Johnson's retirement and did other official duties, though she did slow down and have other members of the RF take over some.  But on the whole she did what she swore to do, reigned until she died.
1492
 member, 55 posts
 I like monkeys
Mon 19 Sep 2022
at 10:12
Queen Elizabeth Has Died
Watching the funeral from across the pond. Restores my faith in humanity. A bit.

Peace and love to all of you out there, wherever you call home.
pdboddy
 supporter, 768 posts
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Wed 7 Dec 2022
at 19:37
Queen Elizabeth Has Died
My dad sat on a corner in the rain to wait for her to go by for her coronation, ages back.

RIP