So the Netherlands are still a monarchy, and our queen just resigned.
She’ll be passing the ropes onto her son, that Willem-Alexander dude. And if you ask me, well, I ain’t too pleased with it. It’ll be no secret that I detest the royal house regardless of who’s in charge over there. It gives the country a “face”, but it costs tons of money, and isn’t good for much other than the media attention which is a sickening phenomenon in and of itself. And now we have this douchebag in charge.
Impressions of the man? He’s a giant wuss. I don’t know, he just doesn’t seem all that fit for the job. Never heard much about him, didn’t read much into him, so I’m probably not one to judge, but ugh. Our queen was doing fine and she was actually a somewhat admirable person. Her son, however, could use some work.
Worst part is, the media’s all up in this whole shtick. I just want my regular good ol’ news (which is always the same stuff repeated over and over and usually pretty damn boring, but that’s an entirely different topic), not some whole parade about how “surprising” it is the queen’s handing over the reels “so suddenly”. Like we didn’t see it coming from miles away?
And then they interview these people are apparently a lot of people genuinely have strong opinions about this stuff. About this supposed face of the country. About a family that goes skiing using our money, gets their pictures taking by the paparazzi, and then sold to the highest bidder just because they want that picture of the adorable little princess in their magazine or whatever.
Fuck I need to stop doing these things.