by Shelt Garner
Most “normal” people are so busy raising their kids, paying their mortgage and ignoring the United States being a fascist state to notice some of the more interesting aspects of the world.
When I was living in South Korea, I became aware of the Maldives. A lot of Korean couples went there on their honeymoons. Though, apparently, there’s not a lot to do other than fuck once you get there.
Anyway, over the years, I’ve also noticed something else — there’s another, equally remote set of islands called the Seychelles. The thing about both island nations is they’re the playgrounds for the ultra-wealthy. If you are planning a sketchy meeting — looking at you Erik Prince — the perfect place for such an event is a place like the Seychelles. It’s about as far away as you can get from anywhere and has all the accoutrements that a wealthy person would need while they’re there.
Or, let me put it another way — you’re probably just as likely to run into a very famous, very powerful person if you went to Seychelles or Maldives on vacation as you were to go to LA or NYC. The evidence suggests that both island nations are, on any given day, crawling with the a sizable portion of the global power elite.
What does all of this mean, in real terms? Not much. But it is something to be aware of. It gives you some context for what’s going on on the ground of these island nations should they appear in the news for some reason.