If like me, you are someone who respects The Queen for her years of unwavering selfless service, devotion and public duty to Britain and the Commonwealth and who sees the endless moaning and personal accounts of victimisation and perceived cultural offence, proclaimed by very small but vocal numbers of self-aggrandising individuals and elites, as an attack on British values and culture then you are not alone. Welcome to the silent majority.
The Queen has always put her country before herself and public duty before personal feelings or desires, always acting for the good of Britain and the Commonwealth. A lifetime devoted to selflessly serving her country makes the Queen a unique public figure in our modern age.
One could argue that today modern society is broadly speaking more self-focused, self-obsessed, the most important narrative being that of the individual, where one's perceived reality or emotional feelings and ‘offence’ often seem to outweigh all other factors of rational debate. Facts, history, traditions, religion are irrelevant to the perceived emotional reality of the present. Gone now is the basic understanding of the importance of service to others through our shared cultural history and religious worldviews that put the emphasis on serving others, karma, fairness & “doing unto others what you would have them do unto you”.
Even post-modernism, pluralism and amoralism have been replaced within society and modern debate by the toxic emotional reality and moral truth generated by someone’s perceived, easily taken personal offence or victimisation in the moment. Immediate condemnation of the offending people or institutions must then follow, anything short of which is another victimisation to that person because we are daring to question their reality or "personal truth".
Those who serve the public in any capacity should be judged, valued or respected by their actions and not by reference to some perceived cultural offence: “deeds not words”. It is humbling to have a head of state who has never wavered in her public service and duty for nearly 70 years. The Queen’s record speaks for itself. She is an embodiment of public service - sacrificing all else to put the country and public first. It is time for the silent majority to speak out to recognise how much we owe the Queen. And high time to end this infuriating woke culture of perpetual ‘offence’ and outrage, which is an attack on British culture and values.