I will be brief; this is not complicated: the death of Queen Elizabeth II represents the end of an era, for she is figuratively and almost literally the last of the Greatest Generation and the epitome of grace, class, and devotion to duty, honor, and country. And all of it for seven decades in the relentless glare of the global media. There will not be another like her. The Queen is dead, long live the King, but she will not be just a tough act to follow, she will be an impossible act to follow. Good luck and God speed, Charles.
Sandy Kress says
I generally agree with you, Jim, about the virtues of Queen Elizabeth and how tough she will be to follow.
But we should remember that the era began to end long before her death and that nothing is impossible. I pray, with the good Lord’s help, we’ll see a day in the future when there are leaders who not only show grace, class, and duty, but also are more effective in restoring the culture that gave us so much and is now being so largely abandoned.
Not likely soon. But not impossible.
Greg Stachura says
Hope springs eternal from the human breast. As Queen Elizabeth was exceptional, so will be that person or persons who next stands on the world stage, preserving that which was preserved by her.
Jim Windham says
I hope and pray that both of you are right. I am usually very optimistic and maybe impossible was too strong; given the damage that has been done, highly improbable would be a better fit.
Dr. Tom says
I agree with Jim.
That the Queen was a remarkable, honorable, dignified and durable figure is undisputed.
However, see what has become of Great Britain in the last 70 years. Even successive generations of her own family have become unworthy.
And the English Channel is a bit wider than the Rio
The Commonwealth is a tattered remnant of its former self. See Australia: gun ownership by any Aussie is now illegal.
And GB has been flooded by Pakistanis, including the re-elected Leftist mayor of London, where violent crime is rising as in all US Democrat-run cities.
Danny Billingsley says
I agree Jim. Near impossible act to follow, given her ability to navigate through tumultuous change at home and aboard. God bless King Charles III and pray he can keep the British monarchy viable and relevant. 23 and me says I carry 60% German blood and 40% English/Irish. However, for some reason I feel closer to the Brits by a long shot.
Ann McCulloch says
Not long ago some noteworthy person pointed out the greatest generation was their parents who modeled for them Christian virtue in a tough world.