Why are Americans so fascinated with royalty

  1. RealityTalk profile image60
    RealityTalkposted 5 years ago

    Why are Americans so fascinated with royalty

    Whenever some rich princess, or queen or duke or duchess has sex, gets married or has a baby, Americans go nuts.  America has to know all about them.  How excited Americans become!  Why is that?  These are people that put their pants on one leg at a time like you and me.  The one difference between us and them.  They are rich and privileged and we are not.  I thought this was America where we believe in equality for all and we no longer believed someone born or married into privilege was better than everyone else.  Is that not true anymore?

  2. fpherj48 profile image77
    fpherj48posted 5 years ago

    R.T.....Personally, I think Americans are easily fascinated by anyone or anything, that is just that much different than the average American Joe.  I'll be the first to admit, without much regret, there's nothing terribly unique or exceptional about middle income, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, with 2 and half kids, a little Cape Cod home, 2 used cars and a dog named, "Buster." 
    If we must get our excitement elsewhere, peering into the lives of the rich & famous, mea culpa and so be it.  It's not as though we aren't introduced to "Royalty" by the age of 2, via Rapunzel and Cinderella.
    I'm not a supporter of Royalty madness.  I find it annoying and rather silly.  At the same time, I can't help but adore William and Harry.....and now, Kate and the "baby."
    Reading the news from England, watching the exquisite Royal weddings, hearing about the latest royal scandal.....it's nearly like Fairy Tales, come alive! 
    The inequities are real and have existed since the beginning of time.....and always will.  If our fascination were to cease, they will continue to be wealthy and privileged beyond all imagination, so we have absolutely no effect upon them, while they are the secret wishes of our dreams and fantasies.   When all is said and done, if a little bit of fascination with Life beyond our reach, enjoyed by the filthy rich, gives us some entertainment......it's no wonder we're the hugest consumers of anti-depressants, in the world!   (I refuse to curtsy!)  LOL

    1. RealityTalk profile image60
      RealityTalkposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      fherj48, thanks for your comment.  I have to disagree about our doing nothing about royalty.  I think one thing we can do is not treat them like royalty.  Through history when people stop oohing & ah hing at these people things do happen. Heads f


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