Today is a landmark day in the history of modern mankind, and the significant of the winds of change are not lost on insurance blogger who grew up not contemplating that today was remotely possible in his lifetime.
The white dream died in Dallas and I watched the women cry. They cried again when the black dream died in Memphis in 1968 and we watched quietly as the fists were raised in defiance in Munich a few months later.
A few years later I was honoured to watch Kevin Keegan kick a ball into the back of a net at the same spot where the fists were raised, but my first thoughts were about Palestinians.
Years later I had the privilege of standing on the spot in Berlin forWorld Cup Football where Jesse Owens stuck two fingers up to Hitler, and funnily enough I’m still thinking about Palestinians.
But for all the power nobody contemplated today was possible
So whats this got to do with Insurance?
We’ll without boring old insurance we would not be welcoming Barack and Michelle to the White House.
why I hear you ask?
Well for one of its many sins Insurance is partly responsible for the Slave trade.
Shippers, Owners, Insurance brokers, Lloyds Names, Gamblers etc all funded slaving ships and many of todays Insurance Companies and Brokers made the foundations of their businesses through slavery and risk. Shipping, Slavery and Insurance were intimately bound together as a business practice.
So you could argue that those Insurance companies who we shall remain nameless have abetted the hastening of global multi-culturalism.
Good Luck Barack, you’ve already created a good zeitgeist. Until America deals with the toxic debt, despite the goons in Whitehall’s best efforts, we are a hundred percent reliant upon the origin of the problem containing the solution.