Seven to save the world
We have been looking for 6 visionaries who can make the world - or part of it - more just and more peaceful.
And their "mission statement" is by Margaret Mead who was a dupe and a fraud, but still sways the impressionable!
And what are our heroes going to do? - Receive £37,500 each a year for five years for a start, and there now seems to be seven..
"The brief was to suggest radical solutions to problems, addressing the underlying causes rather than ameliorating them, said trust secretary Stephen Pittam."
And the Number One world problem that needs solving is - cue drum role - Shutting Guantanamo Bay - "a lawless enclave and a model for human rights abuse around the world". Starring human rights lawyer Clive Stafford-Smith.
A fierce critic of the US government's justice process regarding terror suspects, Mr Stafford-Smith said: "Closing Guantanamo Bay could easily happen in five years - I'll bet money on it.
"The question will be: will the US take their nefarious operations elsewhere?"
He said influential voices were also trying to close the camp, referring to US Senator Ted Kennedy and former president Jimmy Carter.
For fucks sake - millions of people starving, dying of preventable disease, tribal wars breaking out all over and he thinks it is the most important problem in the world - as far as I know not one prisoner has died at Gitmo - which considering the law of averages of deaths in a population is remarkable.
Still with any luck he will be kept busy for the next five years and not bothering us with anything else.