“a damned thick book”… “The call to revolution turns out, disappointingly, to be a demand for greater sustainability.” “So 21st Century of him isn’t it.” Well for me, it appears as sheer PR, even though intellectually I know it is not. The Prince of Wales has always been the way he is portrayed here. Imagine if you or I were born into his position. What more could you do?
Now starting the book with the sentence “This is a call for revolution” is arresting. But revolution? Hell, I’d be ahead of you in the hills fighting for the revolution if I thought I could get away with it. But in these days of human sensing satellites and cataloged communications there are no true guerilla forces encamped in the mountains, unless one of the powers that be has a purpose in it. It just might be safer to fight this darn thing right here in the open.
And yet it is with such sentiments that the murdered Reverend Martin Luther King’s quote of the words of the murdered President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, come back to haunt us: “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”