Watching the Obama's glide through the UK can be quite seductive: young gifted and black as the song said. As they strolled regally through Buckingham Palace with the Queen and her consort one can't help but reflect on the mind set which still sees black people as inferior: it would be easy to mistake Barack and Michelle as Royalty and Elizabeth and Philip as dutiful retainers, colour notwithstanding of course. Being able to eavesdrop on their conversation would no doubt highlight the gap in intelligence between them as well; you decide who wins that one.
I wonder though if Mr. And Mrs. Obama really know who they are dealing with, recent events should give them a clue. King Hamad al- Kahlifa of Bahrain is a tyrant and a despot who was invited to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, when he and they were rumbled he was quickly shown the door and of course no one asked why they had invited such an appalling character unfortunately for the 'Firm' he refuses to go away.
The Queens horse Carlton House is favourite to win the Derby. The first Royal owned winner for over a hundred years if it pulls it off, how proud she must be. The horse is a bit of a swindle in that it was not bred by the Royal stables but given to her majesty as a present by, wait for it, Sheikh Mohammed; ruler and defence minister of Dubai as well as being Vice President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Think now of Saudi Arabia where women are beheaded for adultery (men are OK) and thieves have hands and feet amputated. The UAE have sent troops and equipment to Saudi Arabia to protect the medieval Royal criminals who have polluted the place for too long against the people who are demanding justice and democracy.
Some people insist that the Royal Family should be looked up to, an example to us all if you will, will her majesty send the horse back considering that just about everyone is now frowning on the Arab dictators who send her presents like potential Derby winners, should we look up to them? Well? As Philip would no doubt say to her wonderfulness "OK old girl these Arabs are a rum lot but at least they are not Catholics, and there's no denying they are filthy rich and generous to a fault when it comes to dealing with their fellow Royals like us"