A Flag From the Hand of the King
On this great occasion the school's festival committee has applied for, and been granted, the honour of receiving a flag from the hand of His Majesty the King during the celebrations of the National Day at Skansen [a museum park displaying early rural architecture]. Our two pupil's council chairpeople N.N. and N.N., together with second-year teacher N.N., will represent Igelboda school at the ceremony on 6 June. We all look forward to this with great joy and pride.The honour of receiving a flag from the king!? Great joy and pride? I hardly know where to start. As Kevin Barnes put it,
On our trip to England I noticed something obsceneSweden hasn't really had a national day before now, and somebody's trying really hard to drum up popular enthusiasm for it. I wish my kid went to a school that taught him that kings and nations are undemocratic holdovers from an evil past. It's a disgrace that Sweden is still nominally a monarchy. Republic now!
People still actually give a shit about the Queen
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