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Monday, April 6, 2020

Queen Elizabeth speaks

https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/europe/100000007072121/queen-address.html

(You have to click the little "speaker" in the lower right corner to turn on the audio.)

That's one classy lady.

Thank you, your Majesty, for your words of encouragement.

[edit 25-Aug-2020] I just re-watched this. I don't imagine that the British, as a people, are somehow more decent than the US, and even the political leadership in the UK can be just as nasty. But dammit, why can't even one US leader be this inspiring?

And yes, I already know the answer. The Queen doesn't have to worry about being re-elected, and can therefore side-step the politics. Elected officials *always* have to include the political angle in everything they say, especially on subjects that, rightly or wrongly, have become politicized.

But just because I understand it doesn't mean I have to like it.

Once again, thank you.

Steve