September 12, 2022
After the death of the sainted Queen Elizabeth II, a few subjects of the King began grumbling about the monarchy, because for many years there has been a noticeable group who would prefer that the British monarchy go away. In its place they would like to see a brand new Republic, the first one in England since 1658 when Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector, fell ill and England’s first Republic, led by the British Republicans, dissolved to make way for the Glorious Restoration under Charles II. And now we have Charles III as we wait eagerly to find out if he can keep the monarchy in anything like its present form.
None of this was unexpected to associate solitary reporter Denise Packwood, who covers most things British for us.
Immediately, Packwood was contacted by Donald Trump’s egregiously outrageous lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.
“Denise,” he yelled, “just think of all the wonderful work that my client did to take over the Republican Party here in the yew-United States. Lots of people are very upset that under my hero, Donald Trump, the name of our Republican Party will be challenged.”
Promptly leaping to his feet was Senator Bernie Sanders, who gleefully refers to himself as a Democratic Socialist in the model of Eugene Debs (1844-1926), one of the principal leaders of the Socialist Party in the US.
“It’s fine with me if Mitch McConnell calls himself a Republican Socialist,” Sanders offered, "but don’t hold your breath."
Packwood was equally happy to point out the in the former British colony of Niue, a small island nation in the South Pacific that isn’t really close to anything, with 1,937 residents, there are no political parties.