1. RULED AND LED. Whereas the British are a people (if that's the right word) ruled by the Devil, the Irish are a people led by God. Thus whereas the British are subjects of a monarch, the personification on Earth of the Father (though, in the case of a female monarch, 'the Mother' would probably be the more relevant theological parallel), the Irish are loyal to a pope, the personification on Earth of the Holy Spirit. Hence whereas the British are rooted, through the monarchy, in strength, the Irish are centred, through the papacy, in truth. Unfortunately strength and truth are as incommensurable as Hell and Heaven or, which amounts to the same thing, the Devil and God.
2. LEVEL PLAYING FIELD. The Irish cannot trust the British and have
no reason to be enamoured of them. Only
when the British have done away with themselves through devolution ... will it
be possible for the Irish to treat the Scots, Welsh, and even English as
friends rather than potential if not actual enemies. Then there will be a 'level playing field',
so to speak, between the former countries which constitute what is loosely
3. GENDER IMPLICATIONS OF MONARCHY. A female monarch, like Queen Elizabeth II, is arguably less the personification of the Father than of the Mother, and therefore closer, in a sense, to beauty than to strength. Especially must this be so when, like the Queen, the monarch is figurehead of the Anglican Church, which is closer, relevant to Christianity, to beauty than to strength, goodness, or truth. Hence the Queen is less a Devil than a woman, and therefore eligible for salvation to the 'New Earth' of the triadic Beyond, in which beauty will achieve unprecedented peaks of refinement. Such an eligibility, however, would not apply to a male monarch in the event of succession, since a king would be the personification on Earth of the Father, and hence of strength.