Last Sunday night during prime time an interview by Oprah Winfrey with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attracted 17 million viewers in the USA. The blogmaster did not watch but read a few of the reviews summarized by traditional and not so traditional media.
Several allegations (revelations) were introduced in the interview, however, the one that resonated with the blogmaster is the allegation the Royal family expressed a concern about the degree of blackness of the unborn Archie.
Why does the blogmaster care about the comment?
It was not long ago the world reacted violently to the 8 minutes and 46 seconds heinous act which triggered the resurgence of the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the USA and beyond. As a Black man living in a majority Black country full in the knowledge of the slave trade and its vestige which continue to plague our way of life two hundred years later- it was a dark revelation this time shared by insiders.
Do we need to be reminded the Queen of England is the titular head of Barbados?
- The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – The New Republic
- What Oprah Understands—and the Royals Refuse to Learn—About 21st-Century Celebrity
There is no need to prolix on this matter. The decision by the government of Barbados to move to a Republic with haste should attract little or no opposition from Barbadians post the Oprah interview. The decision by a majority of CARICOM countries to loiter on the steps of the UK Privy Council – continuing to recognize it as final court of court is again exposed – should frame a renewed legitimate call from the citizenry to recognize the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
Since Barbados Underground came into assistance there has been voluminous writing about the pros and cons of Barbados shifting to a Republic. The blogmaster has been consistent in the view the growth of a majority Black sovereign nation must possess the cajones to recognize one of its own as head of state. After the horrific insight by Meghan AND Prince Harry on the weekend into the ethos which pervades Buckingham Palace and the royal family, all that is left to be said by ALL Bajans about if monarchy or republic is – WE REST.
Cuhdear BajanMarch 12, 2021 10:47 PM
@John March 12, 2021 2:02 AM “Charles can’t be the “Defender of the Faith and at the same time an adulterer!!”
Ya poppit! The Anglican faith was started by the 8 times married Henry 8th.
But he did not divorce his wives, so I suppose you think that he was a good defender of the faith, even though he was a serial killer.
Spare me any more of your nonsense do.
First of all, Henry VIII was not married 8 times, you are conflating, VIII or 8th with 8 times.
He was married 6 times.
Henry VIII was given the title of “Defender of the Faith by the Pope, BEFORE the Church of England broke with Rome.
The Anglican faith was not suddenly created, a NEW CHURCH was created.
It remained CHRISTIAN if only in name, just as the Roman Catholic Church was CHRISTIAN if only in name.
No new faith suddenly created.
You tell us you go to church on a Sunday, I presume Holy Innocents.
You do not even know your own Church’s history.
The whole reason for the NEW CHRCH was so that HENRY VIII could divorce his first wife, Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn.
The crap John Knox is happily embracing is why I know the Bible did not come down from heaven. Women were so demeaned and devalued that no self-respecting woman could stomach it in its “pure” form.
Men wrote that crap to suit their own agenda. And ALWAYS the agenda was to control women.
Good luck with that in 2021!
A real man does not need to control women. A woman will respond favourably to a real man.
Pity real men are in short supply and always have been.
I Think Prince Harry & Meghan Markle are Irrelevant
I Think Meghan Markle is not on the same level as Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama, Jill Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg,
I Think Meghan Markle is in same League as Amber Heard, Patrizia Reggiani, Melania Trump, Hilaria Baldwin, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Elaine Chao, Lara Trump, Bethenny Frankel, Heather Mills, Lauren Sánchez, Jameela Jamil,
I Think Prince Harry is in same League as Armie Hammer, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Jared Kushner, James Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, Jordan Belfort,