So because they did not live upto the ideals of their grandfathers they should be isolated or ridiculed ?
Where was their power for 1984? Who helped those people? Their power should have used to unite all the Sikhs world wide regardless of their cast and clan etc.as Maharaja Ranjit Singh ji did!
They could have used the power in a most political sophisticated and positive way to form a forward thinking (but true to their Sikhi values)society. Where we should had our own identity with being living at the mercy of other governments!
But that's only possible being non-"selfish" and being a DAS for your PARJA.........as our Maharaj Ranjit Singh did!!!
You seem to have missed the point that i made that these Kingships are now decorative titles.
You say they should have used their power? What would you have wanted them to do?