Interesting to see how the “progressive” Guardian fawns so obsequiously over the Royal Family – and not just the Royal Family but also minor royals. This is piece oozing sycophancy about Harry and Megan, a Christmas card and an all too obvious list of charitable donations. They obviously haven’t read the New Testament story about giving in secret:
So when you give to the needy, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by menMatthew 6.3
Harry and Megan are a fantastically rich couple who trade off the privilege of being members of the British Royal Family.
That the Guardian fawns on them is a sure sign that “progressive politics” these days has no connection at all with any of the former concerns: ending exploitation and poverty – and achieving a fairer society. Presumably because this couple make the right noises about race, gender issues and “LGBT rights” they are acceptable (and not just acceptable but extolled) to the progressive “left”. Indeed they are probably being used to cement the social injustice and exploitation which still lies at the heart of modern industrial capitalist societies. If Harry and Meghan are “alright” and are held up as wonderful human beings that means that social privilege and injustice and massive wealth disparity are ok too. The fawning represents the epitome of the way that modern progressive politics has abandoned completely the economically disadvantaged in favour of “virtue-signalling” about various identity and victim eulogising political causes.