The Business Insider published an interesting report this week highlighting some of the strange powers that Queen Elizabeth II has, although the royal family is presented as a purely ceremonial elite with no actual political power.
Among many strange powers, the report revealed that the queen owns “all unmarked swans in open water” as well as all the sturgeons, whales, and dolphins. These ordinances bear a grim similarity to how the Sherif of Nottingham owned all of the deer in Nottingham Forrest in the ancient tale of Robin Hood.
According to an article in Time, although this statute dates back to 1324 it “is still valid today, and sturgeons, porpoises, whales, and dolphins are recognised as ‘fishes royal’: when they are captured within 3 miles (about 5 km) of UK shores or wash ashore, they may be claimed on behalf of the Crown. Generally, when brought into port, a sturgeon is sold in the usual way, and the purchaser, as a gesture of loyalty, requests the honour of its being accepted by Elizabeth.”
Hundreds of years ago, the royalty of Great Britain were hell bent on world domination, like many other European nations at the time. After centuries of violence and conquest the British royalty were able to dominate most of the world through political and military force. It was said that “the sun never set on the British Empire” because there were so many areas throughout the world which the British had colonized that it was always daytime somewhere in an occupied territory of Britain. Even today the Queen of England’s real estate takes up 1/6 of the earth’s surface! That’s one family owning more than a quarter of all the land in the world while 85% of the human race owns no land at all! This is not what humanity is about, something is horribly wrong with this situation. The royal family may have the lion’s share of land to their name, but other elite families also have a large wealth of stolen property as well, which they have acquired through generations of conquest and protected using their phony environmental organizations.
Land is not scarce, if it were to be divided up equally there would actually be 5.2 acres available to every man woman and child in the world, and that isn’t even including Antarctica. Now I’m not suggesting that we divide up the earth into 7 billion 5 acre sections, but these figures should help you better understand the gross disparity of land ownership that exists between the ruling class and the rest of us. Most average people don’t have the luxury of owning much of anything, instead they are piled into slums and ghettos where they have little privacy or personal property. For the rest of us the idea of owning an entire content is not within the realm of our understanding, we are too busy struggling to stay alive and feed our families.
John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.