Prince Charles Recalls The Dangers Of WWII, Speaks About The Rise Of Populism
Prince Charles believes that people are forgetting the dangers of World War II, noting that we’re forgetting the lessons that were supposed to be carved deep in our soul.
Prince of Wales spoke at a fundraiser for World Jewish Relief, a humanitarian agency. He also spoke about the struggle that Ben Helfgott went through. Helfgott is a Holocaust survivor and former Olympic weightlifting champion.
“The work of World Jewish Relief enables us to rally together to do what we can to support people practically, emotionally and spiritually,” he noted.
“Particularly at a time when the horrific lessons of the last war seem to be in increasing danger of being forgotten”.
Some interpreted the Prince’s comment as disapproval of the immigration ban that caused so much chaos in our country.
President Trump barred citizens from seven countries. His executive order suspended the US refugee admissions system for three months. It also suspended the Syrian refugee program indefinitely.
The Prince warned that Helfgott’s struggle should help us remember history for good. “To meet Ben, and others who, like him, have endured indescribable persecution, is to be reminded of the danger of forgetting the lessons of the past.”
World Jewish Relief is set with the idea to help Jews in every part of the world. Prince Charles is its patron in 2015.
“It is about supporting local communities with what they feel they need and not about imposing solutions from outside.”
“World Jewish Relief shows us how vital it is to learn lessons from the horrors of the past,” the Prince said.
Prince Charles sent an important message for Christmas, and he used the occasion to warn of the “rise of populism” before Americans elected Donald Trump.
The Prince is concerned about the “deeply disturbing echoes of the dark days of the 1930s” and “evil” religious persecution that harasses the world, referring to the rise of the far-right in Europe.
The Prince spoke his mind after protesters in 10 Downing Street expressed their disapproval of the immigration ban.
Over 1.6 million people already signed the petition to for the President’s State visit to be shut down, explaining that it could “cause embarrassment to the Queen”.
Prime Minister Theresa May doesn’t agree with this, and announced that the visit will still happen.
In his interview for the Times, the former permanent secretary of the Foreign Office, Lord Peter Ricketts, says the state visit is putting the Queen in a “very difficult position.”
What do you think about these warnings? Is Prince Charles right?