Britain in the Bardo

UK Elite Creates a Cult to Keep Queen as their Screen

Homeless woman pleading for food money beneath a memorial to Elizabeth Windsor in Cardiff, Wales. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair.

The relentless display of public mourning we’re seeing during Britain’s week in the bardo is not merely a matter of “paying respects” to the departed queen. It goes far beyond that. It’s clear that the government, the “loyal opposition” and the media are together constructing a quasi-religious cult around Elizabeth Windsor to try to shore up a failed, corrupt, egregiously unjust power system that has lost all legitimacy.

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Chris Floyd is a columnist for CounterPunch Magazine. His blog, Empire Burlesque, can be found at His twitter feed is @empireburlesque. His Instagram is

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