This is what I call “ Treasures of Rubies” by Van Cleef & Arpels as it was presented in Bangkok two days ago. And this is only a part of the new collection. I had the time of my life discovering these jewels. #bangkok#vancleefarpels#rubies#jewelry
Let this picture be my declaration of war against political corruption in Mozambique with regards to the Ruby mines and it’s blood fields. In the next few weeks lots will be exposed. Not as an act of aggression but an act of defense. This is my Pearl Harbor. My nature is never confrontational unless it’s defending the poor which always includes children. And for children who suffer we should all not be intimidated by hyenas that pray on the weak. We should all not be afraid to be the lions we are. Because only the lionhearted can create change! Especially against the corrupt politicians of Africa and the corrupt colonial corporations who have joined with them to plunder their natural resources. In this case rubies.
If you all know me well, whenever I post something beautiful there is bound to be a serious message connected to it. My life is not just about pretty pictures. And I’m not a poor African who will be convinced out of court to accept a settlement for murder and crimes against humanity. I waited since early this year for the leaders of our community and our organizations to take the lead. Yet nobody is willing to stand out and speak against clear injustice. I’m getting older. Let the youth study my strategy so that they one day can take over. My dream has always been to design and live an easier life than my past. But before I do I want to make one final stand in expressing what I feel is right thing to say. Because Gemstones and our jewelry industry can feed millions vs just a handful of corrupt politicians. Please support Artisinal Ruby Miners vs big corporations in bed with politicians and generals! .
“We are a democracy, and there is only one way to get a democracy on its feet in the matter of its individual, its social, its municipal, its State, its National conduct, and that is by keeping the public informed about what is going on.There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice which does not live by secrecy. Get these things out in the open, describe them, attack them, ridicule them in the press, and sooner or later public opinion will sweep them away.