Britain’s Royal Wedding: A Big Day For The Global Oligarchy by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
April 28, 2011

Union Jack flags flying all over Regent Street...

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The British royal wedding can be seen as a modern-day repeat of the “bread and circuses” policy of ancient Rome. In the waning days of that empire, the rulers sought to distract the masses from their grinding misery and the unwieldy wealth and corruption of the elite by sporadically throwing scraps of bread to the hungry public while saturating them with spectacles of gore and bloodlust at the Colosseum.

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The Guest List: Who’s In, Who’s Out by Felicity Arbuthnot

by Felicity Arbuthnot
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
photos at Global Research
28 April, 2011

Royal wedding mugs

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“Out beyond ideas of right thinking and wrong thinking, there is a field, I’ll meet you there.” — Rumi (1207-1273)

The Surviveable, the Bad and the Over the Top

The wedding of the heir to the British throne, Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales, to his lady friend of eight years Catherine Elizabeth Middleton (“Kate”) promises to be a modest affair, in these austere times, with nineteen hundred guests, a near unprecedented police presence, possibly a thousand members of the armed forces lining the route the couple will take to the ceremony, in the nine hundred years old, Westminster Abbey, on 29th April.

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