Thanks for that. Should be interesting. With climate change as with all things, if people don't want to listen, what more can you do? There's a major problem with generational amnesia and shortsightedness as well as the presumption of mortgaging the future that has got to stop.
To think, those in the 19th century like Picasso's grandfather who went to Cuba to end slavery, studied in Britain in the years Karl Marx was active in London. British ships at the time were trying to intercept slave ships delivering to Cuba.
After touring Cuba in a fabulous MG convertible, here is the lovely couple in the Cayman Islands (courtesy Noblesse et Royauté). Aaahhh Grand Cayman. If I weren't chased by Russians at the moment, I wouldn't hesitate to hug stingrays back. I actually liked the quiet side best, site of the shipwreck. Four Points? Let me check...
Ten Sail!! Big ninny that I am.
Heavenly silence. Photos will appear straight after a few refreshments.
Charles was too funny as Trump decided to interview each of the queen's guard. Took it in stride, went all lackadaisical 😃 This is also when you can appreciate Camilla's aplomb. Unfazed, but the body language was interesting. Maybe she was relieved Melania who graced the NY Post cover naked, decided to button up to the neck down to cuffs on her wrists. Prince Andrew must have reminisced about his forbidden Koo Stark affair for a minute. That hat reminded me of vaudeville a bit. Images of Gene Kelly too came to mind.
I'm glad Harry boycotted. How rude Trump was to call Meghan "nasty". She seems to have a problem with geriatric bloated white men with bad hair. Typical of Trump for who Megan represents his favourite target - women and black people (albeit mixed). Not just Muslim mayors. And why wait until Theresa May has one foot out the door to bring up a free trade deal when that might have made her job easier before?! If that's not interference, what is. And his guy Boris didn't come as beckoned. I wonder why. Anyhow. Bestie is a pro and nicely pre-empted the first Western despot with her charm offensive. She still has moves, this queen. 👌
I visited Dachau in my teens, and was horrified. Since however, I've undergone decades of abuse from Canadian jews. I've observed those who averted WW2 by arriving on the eve, in Canada. I have seen their larceny, some fueling construction in illegal settlements by defrauding honest unsuspecting people - the world over. Suffice it to say, my sympathy has tectonically shifted. When Israelis/Sionists learn to peacefully coexist, will be one fine day.
Personally, I would want to have an idea what's on the mind of the monarchy, not the opposite. One issue in the Middle East is that countries don't necessarily differentiate between the British government that remapped their world, and the Crown, so it's sensitive. They don't see that separation of powers, they see in whose name things were done. Much like today, a monarch didn't have much say. So rather than be critical of Charles' opinion, it might be worth a listen. Sure, no one wants to hear the words "more taxes" coming from a future king, but he is trying to reverse the rush to industrialization that Britain promoted, as someone who's had an epiphany several decades ago. And perhaps that same come-to-Jesus-ness about Palestinians is precisely what is needed to combat the darker forces that were unleashed against them after WW1-2. They didn't ask for this. Let's remember Palestine was not the seat of Ottoman power, nor was it a satellite of Germany. It was the holy land where Jews, Muslims and Christians lived under one nation. Now it's just a hotbed of constant injustice. Anyway, Charles is living his best years.
He's in Scotland, where on beaches the locals are sending city dwellers a Scottish welcome message. Mind you, some Londoners and Floridians are proving their few degrees of separation these days, ignoring common sense. Anyhow, Camilla is there with him though they're mutually isolating in separate quarters. There's always something to be said for the non-Ibuprofen benefits of the most disgusting cough syrup Buckley's which - when swiftly chased by orange juice - does alleviate the more flu-like symptoms. I have a love/hate relationship with the Cough, Mucus & Phlegm version. It makes me think of Mentholatum my parents used, but as if they made me swallow it. The trick is to send the spoon to the absolute back of the mouth to avoid contact with the tongue as much as possible and have that orange juice ready.
Charles at the WEF outlined a five-point plan. I think the pandemic showed us the weakness of our current system while highlighting universal truths. Since national economies are printing their own money therefore they're broken as it is, when we fix them, it'll be a great opportunity to introduce improvements. I think millenials would embrace the direction Charles is outlining.
The five points he outlined were:
- To capture the imagination and will of humanity – change will only happen if people really want it.
- The economic recovery must put the world on the path to sustainable employment, livelihoods and growth. Longstanding incentive structures that have had perverse effects on our planetary environment and nature herself must be reinvented
- Systems and pathways must be redesigned to advance net zero transitions globally. Carbon pricing can provide a critical pathway to a sustainable market.
- Science, technology and innovation need re-invigorating. Humanity is on the verge of catalytic breakthroughs that will alter our view of what it possible and profitable in the framework of a sustainable future.
- Investment must be rebalanced. Accelerating green investments can offer job opportunities in green energy, the circular and bio-economy, eco-tourism and green public infrastructure.