(Daily Mail) What is Prince Harry doing?
I mean, what is Prince Harry ever doing, but really what was he doing this morning?
In a keynote address Monday before the United Nations General Assembly to mark the observance of ‘Nelson Mandela International Day’, Prince Harry chose to condemn the United States for ‘contributing to a global assault on democracy and freedom.’
t was a rambling, unfocused speech.
According to Prince Harry, counted among the worst catastrophes plaguing the world right now are the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, lies and disinformation, the war in Ukraine and… the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe versus Wade.
Or at least, that’s what his audience was left to believe.
‘From the horrific war in Ukraine to the rolling back of a constitutional right in the U.S., we are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom — the cause of Mandela’s life,’ he droned in his nearly 30-minute remarks.
Which one of these is not like the other?
COVID has killed more than 6.3 million people worldwide. The war in Ukraine has killed tens of thousands. And the Supreme Court handed down a decision consistent with a widespread interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.
Those are not in the same league.
The speech was confusing and wildly insulting to the undoubtably few Americans, who may have been watching.
It is hard for me to understand why anyone should care what the Duke of Sussex thinks – let alone what he thinks about America.
He has lived here all of 20 minutes, yet he has decided that makes him an expert.
Being a Duke (or a Duchess for that matter) means next to nothing in America. It confers nothing other than superficial celebrity clout and social media clicks.
Just because one may disagree with the outcome of a Supreme Court ruling, does not make it a threat to democracy.
If Harry ever voted in an U.S. election, maybe he would have known that. But of course, he hasn’t because he is not a citizen.
The Supreme Court decision overturning Roe and returning the power to determine abortion policy to the states is not a threat to democracy – that is democracy in action.
But this isn’t the first time that Harry has exhibited a complete misunderstanding of the civic life of the country in which he now lives.
‘I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers,’ he blathered on a podcast last year.
‘I don’t want to start going down the First Amendment route because that’s a huge subject and one which I don’t understand because I’ve only been here a short time, but you can find a loophole in anything.’
That’s right Harry. Maybe you shouldn’t be talking about the First Amendment or any amendment for that matter.
The exhausting thing about Harry is that it seems like all the Duke does in America is virtue-signal, lecture and deride the Constitution.
Harry and Meghan Markel chose to seek woke-asylum here in the United States because — as they infamously told the world — the Royal family was just too racist to endure.
So, they fled the horrors of pampered royal life to live a pampered celebrity life in a sprawling multimillion dollar mansion, surrounded by the wealthiest and woke-est our country has to offer.
Maybe he needs reminding that he is a guest here and not a guest who has been universally embraced by the American public.