1. “Romney Is Vulnerable on Bain … But So Is Obama
“Employees of Bain Capital Donated More than Twice As Much to Obama As They Did to Romney, Who FOUNDED the Firm”
2. “First Madeleine Albright, now Prince Harry: The Strange World of Humanitarian Awards
Humanitarian Awards are surely taking on a whole new meaning. The end of April brought the obscenity of the announcement that Madeleine Albright, a woman prepared to sacrifice children by proxy(i) was to be awarded America’s highest honour, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, for her role as a long time champion of democracy and human rights all over the world.
In the same twenty four hours, an announcement was made that Britain’s Prince Harry is to receive a special award for his “humanitarian work.”
The ”Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership” award: “recognizes outstanding achievement” and is presented annually by the Atlantic Council. Prince Harry and his brother, Prince William, have been jointly nominated, with Prince Harry traveling to Washington to accept on behalf of both, on 7th May.
Madeleine Albright’s latest honour for her services to humanity, has been awarded to others who compete admirably with her dedication. They include such peerless war mongers as Henry Kissinger, Donald Rumsfeld, General Colin Powell, whose pack of lies to the United Nations (February 2003) initiated Iraq’s destruction – and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair whose offices and officers provided those lies.
That human dove of peace, Dick Cheney has been a recipient, as has his Israeli counterpart, Shimon Perez and General Norman “No one left to kill” Schartzkopf, to name a few.
Fellow recipient of the Award with Albright is Bob Dylan. Funny world..
Prince William and Harry are both in the armed forces (between social engagements.) In a career move that has been dubbed by many: “a cynical PR stunt”, William flies Naval Rescue helicopters. Seemingly it no longer looks good for a future king to kill people. Harry clearly faces no such trying constraints.
Deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in 2007, he reportedly lurked safely, deep in a bunker, out of harms way, surrounded by a phalanx of armed Royal Protection Officers (ii) whilst playing at being a Forward Air Controller, who remotely (in all senses of the word) guide in aircraft to attack the locals.
There is not alone an irony, but a terrible deviance, about a supremely privileged young man, whose entire upbringing has been in palaces, castles and most elite of schools, calling in aircraft to destroy peasant farmers, in remote, poverty stricken villages – along with their subsistence livilihood and simple adobe homes.
There is a further irony in that his “child within” knows loss. At thirteen he walked behind his mother, Princess Diana’s coffin, as it was transported for her funeral, after her death in Paris in an appalling car crash, with her Muslim lover – some say fiancée – Dodi al Fayad.
Freud might have had something to say of his display of Crusading contempt for the people of Afghanistan – 99% Muslim population – just before he was hurriedly whisked out of the country for his safety in January 2008, once the media had exposed that he was there. His attitude, “day job” and his fleeing, beneath contempt. If Albright sacrificed children by proxy, the Prince, arguably, killed them by proxy.
Back home he and his brother have their own households, with flunkies to provide, and an aristocratic titled adviser to oversee the all and their lives. ”
3. “A vital (and unlearned) lesson from Julius Caesar
When a band of Roman traitors was uncovered, he urged they not be killed due to the precedent it would set”