They have been since the ’60s, they just chose to be a Commonwealth member and keep the monarchy, whose sovereign conveniently lives in another country a long way away. This is political pandering to factions who’ve heavily bought into American Black Nationalist BS.Isnt this… dumb? What am I missing?Jamaica 60th Independence Proud To Be Jamaican T-Shirt Theyre a small island nation with great free trade relationships with a global network of large economies?The English have done some terrible things but for a small country being a commonwealth member seems like an absolute win. What are the downsides?
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A country can be in the Commonwealth without considering the British Queen as the monarch,Jamaica 60th Independence Proud To Be Jamaican T-Shirt which I believe is what they are trying to fix.So they are not losing any of the trade benefits. They just want to be considered as a sovereign nation which is not “Headed” (even if only ceremonially) by an entity thousands of kilometers away in another nation. Which is… Fine? Plenty of nations have removed the Queen as head of state, Barbados most recently. Yet some commenters act as if the monarchy is holding them hostage somehow!
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How is it dumb for a country to want to have a head of state who’s one of their own people, not some old white person a thousand miles away who’s your head of state because they told everyone they came out of some Jesus blessed vagina? Our democratically elected Prime Minister and was literally FIRED by the Queen. Being a member of the Commonwealth means you don’t run your own goddamn country,Jamaica 60th Independence Proud To Be Jamaican T-Shirt the British monarch is your head of state with the power to dissolve you Parliament. And in the case of Jamaica the “terrible things” are literal slavery. Like wtf even is this question?