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The Tears of a Clown

I am sick to my back teeth of people asking – because I was born in the UK – what I think of “poor” Harry Wales (I refuse to use his royal title) and his wife, Meghan Markle.

Harry Wales has become a back-stabber; lord knows how his late mother would view his actions.

Sure it's not easy being number two, just ask good old Randy Andy. His Anne and Edward had a far easy time, they knew and accepted from the outset that they would never inherit the throne.

And Harry wants further proof of the curse of being number two, he has to look no further than his great aunt, Margert Rose, the Queen’s younger sister. She well and truly suffered in her role as number two.

Harry is of course on the one hand entitled to marry who the hell he likes, even a no talent, second-rate so-called actress like Meghan Markle.

He can of course claim that he is not the first royal to give up his royal duties for an American divorcée; his Grand Great Uncle, Edward VIII did just that in 1936.

The parallels between Harry and his great-granduncle go far beyond their wives. Fast-forward 84 years and a similar story is playing out in the British tabloids. Harry was allowed to marry the American divorcée he loved, and his initial decision to take a "step back" from the royal family will not change the succession to the throne.

As to the bullshit spouted by the likes of US BLM co-founder Opal Tometi, the UK’s Diane Abbott, and Alexandra Burke (and others including Pnina Tamano-Shata, Israel’s first Ethiopian-born member of Knesset) about the Royal Family, it just shows their small-minded littleness, and lack of understanding if they think that they (the Palace) had 'concerns' about 'how dark' Archie's skin would be before he was born.

The bottom line here is that someone is telling porkies, I’m inclined to believe that it’s Mr. & Mrs. Wales. She certainly comes across as a vindictive bitch, while Harry has shown himself to be a clown.

But hey, they’re OK living in the $14.5M homestead.

Spare the crocodile tears guys, you are laughing all the way to the bank. __________________________________________________________________________________

Taking of another clown but in a completely different context, the recent comments of Israel’s Sephardi Chief Rabbi, Yitzhak Yosef, on Reform and Conservative Jews, is not surprising. “Sephardi chief rabbi disparages Reform Jews: ‘They have nothing’”

(A question I ask now and again is why Israel needs two Chief Rabbis – one Sephardi, the other Ashkenazi. Sure, it creates jobs for the ‘boys’, - many if not the majority could not find worthwhile employment elsewhere – but this is 2021, surely all Jews are the same, why the heck spend (waste) money on double everything?)

My views on religion are well documented, there is no need to repeat my thoughts.

I understood that a Rabbi was a teacher, a leader, a pillar of light. If that is the case why push people away rather than trying to embrace them. OK, so Yitzhak Yosef is not going to compromise on his beliefs but there is understanding. What happened to the compassion that one Jew is meant to feel for another? Is that all just talk?

If you read the article, you will see that “Yosef has a history of making provocative comments, including against Reform Judaism, women, the High Court of Justice and Black people.”

In the context of the screaming about Reform Jews, I was pleasantly surprised to read Bezalel Smotrich’s comments about US Reform Jews. “Bezalel Smotrich calls Reform, Conservative Jews 'brothers'” “Religious Zionist Party leader praises Anglo immigrants to Israel for "knowing what it means to pay a price for their values"

This does not mean I have changed my mind regarding this man and all he stands for, who I find obnoxious, but, I will concede that at least, unlike Yosef, he does understand the issue. For that alone Smotrich scores a couple of brownie points.


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