"When two raging fires meet together, they do consume the thing that feeds their fury. Though little fire grows great with little wind, yet extreme gusts do blow out fire." - William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew

WHAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE - STEVE JOBS

“I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success. However, aside from work, I have little joy. Non-stop pursuing of wealth will only turn a person into a twisted being, just like me. God gave us the senses to let us feel the love in everyone’s heart, not the illusions brought about by wealth. Memories precipitated by love is the only true riches which will follow you, accompany you, giving you strength and light to go on. The most expensive bed in the world is the sick bed. You can employ someone to drive the car for you, make money for you but you cannot have someone to bear sickness for you. Material things lost can be found. But there is one thing that can never be found when it is lost – Life. Treasure Love for your family, love for your spouse, love for your friends. Treat yourself well. Cherish others.” - SJ

EVIL CANNOT BE TRULY DESTROYED.

"The threat of evil is ever present. We can contain it as long as we stay vigilant, but it can never truly be destroyed. - Lorraine Warren (Annabelle, the movie)


PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, BREAKING THE LAW.


Icheoku says regrettably his Vice President Osibanjo, a lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, is fidgeting around, while the president is wrecking havoc to Nigeria's hard fought democracy. Icheoku says by flagrantly disobeying court's orders, the president is doing grave damage to the very foundation on which every democracy is based. Osibanjo, Icheoku says defend your honor as a servant of the law and tell your boss that he has no choice in the matter of releasing detainees who have been granted bail.

NNAMDI KANU, A PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE !!!

Icheoku says the more they hold him, the bigger, the better and the larger he becomes; and more resolved on his quest for an independent homeland of Biafra. A thinking government of Nigeria would let him go and just monitor his activities if they have the time. Icheoku calls on President Muhammadu Buhari and his advisers to let Nnamdi Kanu go, moreso now that two courts of competent jurisdictions have granted him bail, one unconditionally.



ONLY THE POOR WISH THEY HAD STUFF?

“I’m not that interested in material things. As long as I find a good bed that I can sleep in, that’s enough.” - Nicolas Berggruem, the homeless billionaire.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

PRINCE HARRY DATING A BLACK GIRL, WHAT SAYS THE PALACE?

Icheoku says it is no longer a secret or something spoken in hush hush tone that the free-spirited Prince of Wales, Harry, is dating Meghan Markle, a black model from Hollywood California USA. So the question that now remains is how far does he intend their relationship to go? As a prince of Britain and assuming he wants to go all the way, would the ever judgmental British media as well as the stoic Queen Elizabeth who is steeped in tradition ever permit it. Would they permit their prince and a grandson crossing the color lines to marry a black girl who would become a princess and possibly give birth to colored prince or princess? 

That Prince Harry is more of his mother Princess Di in having a streak that is unconventional and outside the expected norms of a British Royalty is obvious; but is he taking it too far by reaching outside the racial divide and color barriers to fall in love. Icheoku and so many other realistic critical thinkers are not as delusional in thinking that it is now Uhuru with regards to race relations in the world. Racism is still active, alive and well and impacts everything in the society including who we date and eventually marry. Being a royalty, the expectation gets even higher; and stories abound that Princess Di was murdered for trying to marry outside the stork to an Egyptian Dodi Fayed and the palace would not have any of that, that the mother of the future King of England would be married to an Arab African and possibly bear colored step children to their future King. Although no conclusive evidence of this has been established but strong suspicion abound that it was the sole reason she had to go, eliminated in a staged accident in a Paris tunnel. 

It is a fact that in things of the heart that the brain and reasoning sometimes go into sleep mode and no longer functioning; and such might be probably the case with Prince Harry's latest adventure into a crossover relationship. But how far he can have his way in this his latest adventure remains to be seen. Yes, it is true that Prince Harry likes mixing things up and is always the one breaking every known royal norms, but an interracial marriage or the ever possibility of introducing a biracial prince or princess within the monarchy will simply not be tolerated nor allowed by the palace; and even if they try, the British people will not condone it. The British media will so pillory them that they would become  pigeonholed into a more confining space than his mother Princess Di found herself before she was eventually killed. It is a hate or love relationship and the Brits will never love a colored woman princess within their monarchy. Put in another more blunt way, Prince Harry will never be allowed to marry a black girl as the British monarchy would neither  accept nor welcome or embrace a black princess into their fold. 

Even commoner Kate Middleton was resisted for not being a true blood, but being white made it easier for her to be eventually accepted. then imagine the vehement resistance a black colored person will face trying to breach the gates of the British monarchy. In other words, a black or other colored person will not be tolerated in the palace, not by the palace and not by the British people and their media. Although as one commentator said, it is about time for the ancient royal establishment to dust itself off and keep in step with its modern public; but as a society, we are not there just yet. Racism is alive and well and such interracial marriage or breeding will not be allowed by or in the British monarchy. The British monarchy will not and is not ready nor prepared to welcome a woman of color in their midst nor would they agree to have a colored prince or princess. One writer captured the racial ambivalence thus, "Until now. Never before has a royal dated a Black person in the public eye. Though Suits actress Meghan Markle may look ethnically ambiguous, she is proudly biracial, the daughter of a Black mother and white father. In an essay for Elle U.K. last year, she wrote about struggling with her identity growing up in Los Angeles' mostly white San Fernando Valley and how it feels when she sees unknowing Suits fans tweet their disappointment when they discover that she's actually Black." Icheoku says if she thinks she had it rough in San Fernando, she should wait until the British press descends on her to chase her out of their British monarchy or its inkling. 

Another writer espoused the racial chasm which will be utterly difficult for Meghan Markle to bridge thus: "The queen, her family, and her circle are completely, 100% white. It's a fact that is as true and old as time. And while they've welcomed the Obamas and dignitaries of many backgrounds into their home, the family itself pulses with pure, lily white British blood. The unspoken truth for me has always been that while I can love the royals from afar, someone who looks like me cannot be one of them — or even get close to them." Icheoku says the truth about the Harry meet Meghan experiment could not have been spoken any better; yes they may be in love, but yes, their love can only take them so far; but definitely not to make her a princess or to have her bring forth colored princes or princesses in the British monarchy. 

Icheoku say it is simply too optimistic for one writer to say, "Yes, not only do I believe that it is conceivable that Harry will marry a black girl but I shall also extend it to every other ethnicity under the sun. This is the 21st century after all and we all need to get a grip on reality, of course the British monarchy would accept it. Naturally, Harry is a well-travelled, modern young man and when that special lady, or even man, catches his eye, it won’t matter what ethnicity they are, as it shouldn’t matter for anyone else." Icheoku says please give me a break that Princess Diana was not killed simply because she was straying into a forbidden territory from the permissible relationship a mother of the future king of England could involve herself in. Hopefully Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are just having youthful fun, aware of their permissible limitation. The world of British monarchy is not just there, not yet and until then, let their fun be just fun and remain fun.

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