Barbados Advocate Article Labelled Offensive

Submitted by P O’Connor to the Barbados Advocate, CCed BU
Anthony Bryan - Publisher Barbados Advocate

Anthony Bryan – Publisher Barbados Advocate

With reference to your article – Straight to the Point: Prime Minister David Cameron should apologise – by Mr. John Blackman in the advocate 30/12/12

I have just read this article whilst visiting the island as a tourist from the UK and I am stunned that a national newspaper from a modern progressive country such as Barbados would employ a journalist with such prejudicial and homophobic opinion never mind put in print the blatant manipulation of a very complex topic such as colonialism. I will explain further but your editorial staff should be ashamed to promote such borderline medieval opinion, Google results alone paint a poor picture of this gentleman’s past rhetoric and his veiled journalistic style.

Mr. Blackman does well to highlight the abhorrent nature of colonialism and the bullying practice, which the west continues to use against its former colonies as well as the Middle East. However he does not seem to recognise that it is as a result of this colonialism that such hatred and prejudices remain. This is certainly something that should not be held onto and celebrated but disregarded along with the emancipation of colonialism. As a developed country one would not and should not patronise you into assuming that you and your readers are not capable of accepting, supporting and understanding basic human rights.

Granted it is difficult to dissect the article it is written in a scholarly tone but that does not disguise the fact it is clearly constructed to direct your readers towards the writer’s homophobic stance. Absolutely no one can justify the criminalisation and persecution (to the extent of hard-labor and death penalties) of homosexuals in the Caribbean and some African countries. To be hetro or homo sexual is an orientation of which we are born life does not make us gay or straight, but an article like this promotes the idea that to be gay is to be somehow morally wrong. Would the advocate promote the prejudicial view that to be born with a disability is wrong? or to be born black is wrong? No you would not.

Cameron should not apologise for promoting basic human rights, or for suggesting that the continued physical and mental abuse of gay people who happen, purely by chance, to be born in the Caribbean or Africa should be abolished. Granted he should not resort to the tactics that are associated with a painful history, however Mr. Blackman and the Advocate should credit Barbadians with a little more intelligence, and moral understanding to recognise that they too would not condone such prejudices to their fellow man or woman.

It is the responsibility of journalists to not incite hatred and as such Mr. Blackman is abusing his position but more over the Advocate is promoting his view placing your publication stuck fast with opinions last seen in the mid 20th century, in the UK it would be acceptable to report such an article to the police on the grounds of inciting violence and your paper would receive a call from the police. Perhaps a homophobic view is in place top down at the Advocate’s offices? I challenge you to print this reply because as a straight married man on the island with my wife and daughter it goes to show you do not have to be gay to be offended by homophobia.

Pull your socks up Advocate and join in with the rest of us its 2013 not 1950.

178 thoughts on “Barbados Advocate Article Labelled Offensive


  1. Boy some men really know how to abuse woman the vitrol heaped upon Simon is the equivalant of being punched in the faceand for what. some people superiorty complex has no bounds.


  2. My fellow commenters on the website act like i should not take a break sometimes. My question now is why should we believe anything coming out of england??? particularly when it comes to behaviors, i will nit rehash yesterday, it’s gone and i see most of you did not closely read any of it because some were so emotional. However, can someone give me a good reason why we should listen to anything coming out of england and accept such as gospe???? Who so suddenly loves us and care so much about our welfare and those of our children and grandchildren, and why???


  3. Spelt agendas wrong, am sure it would be pointed out to me while missing the message. Racism will very shortly become redundant everywhere except, if we are not very careful, in the caribbean and particularly in Bim, it was after all the clearing house for slaves. Having said that, even the americans are getting tired of it since its now played out and no one is benefiting financially in a big way from it anymore, except maybe in some parts of Africa and some Arab states. In the western world the only people practicing racism are the DNA embedded haters with low self esteem and a deluded sense of superiority, and even then they will come to realize that no one is paying attention to them or taking them seriously, the world is now way too complex for that stupidity. Now if the majority in Bim and in the caribbean allow it to flourish again, it certainly will, in a very big way, your choice. Now you can jump on me!!!


  4. First, Barbados is not a modern progressive country, it’s a backwater of religious fanatics. Mr Blackman’s article is the norm. Journalists, politicians, business people, the population, they are all part of the same sect, and they take it seriously. Open any newspaper any day, and you will find some biblical quote – several times; word/advice for the day. There’s always a church service to celebrate or christen some event, in schools and at public events. There are people standing on your street corner having prayer meetings and testifying for hours on end, disturbing your peace and quiet, you listenig to them bawl for hours about how you’re going to burn, God hate gays, etc..that is the way of life. Barbados is ruled by God—the vengeful God of the old testament. I thinks that says it all.
    So even though I understand your reaction to that article, believe me, it’s a drop of water in a pool.
    Barbados is a nice country, with nice people(I’m from there), but it’s drowning in its conservatism stuck in the dark hole that is religion.


  5. I do agree, religion is one of the most negative plans ever visited on the world, total mind control; and we do know how our people are totally incapable of deactivating mind control.


  6. Simple Simon….LOLL yuh leggo some licks pon Brudda Bim nuh.His favorite quote is “You clearly aren’t some one who is knowledgeable about economics” I get dat from him last year he feel he is some BIG Macro economist bosey.

    Bruddah Bim Happy new year to you sour cherry. I thought you was done telling people how little dem know bout macro economics. Leff Simple Simon alone please …you gine get de wimmen pon dis blog reel vex wid yuh.


  7. Bruddah Bim comes acrosss as “a snobbish bore” wid some political axe to grind .it seems he gets a “quick fix sexually” in letting people know how intelligent or lack of in the area of social responsibilty and his neverending attacks on those who dare challenge his positions. i guess his mother taught him no Manners.


  8. @ AC

    I have been respectful throughout this comment section. I was not belligerent, and if you were reading my comments; you would see that I was responding to personal attacks. So me defending my own name is “snobbish” to you, whereas I see it as merely defending myself. I wasn’t the one who started calling people names. It was Simple Simon. You can see that for yourself.

    I don’t know how me providing evidence can come of as arrogance. Never did I boast of my credentials, and never have I looked down upon anyone here because they do not agree with me. BAFBFP and I agreed to disagree. I am more than capable of having a mature conversation. But when one attacks me PERSONALLY by calling me outside of my name; I was compelled to staunchly advocate for myself and my principles. Never was I insulting anyone’s intelligence. It was only simple simon who I have lashed out at (along with “Smooth Chocolate”).

    So do not fault me for being so committed to having discourse. I have never personally attacked you. So please do not go about spreading falsities about me.


  9. @ Well-Well

    “My fellow commenters on the website act like i should not take a break sometimes. My question now is why should we believe anything coming out of england??? particularly when it comes to behaviors, i will nit rehash yesterday, it’s gone and i see most of you did not closely read any of it because some were so emotional. However, can someone give me a good reason why we should listen to anything coming out of england and accept such as gospe???? Who so suddenly loves us and care so much about our welfare and those of our children and grandchildren, and why???”

    I love how you deflected the question BAFBFP and I posed to you. Never did I attack you. So my question to you still stands: Where does your logic stem from? You keep flip flopping and avoiding the question. I’m simply trying to understand where you are coming from…

    You compared homosexuality to bestiality, and are positing that they should gain no rights. Now you are saying that we shouldn’t give homosexuals rights because it is being imposed upon Bim as a British covert agenda. No one was “emotionally charged” as you so inappropriately put it.

    So I’m asking you again: How is it that you preach for solidarity yet still consider homosexuality an “illness” and worse off; compare it to bestiality?

    Bestiality encompasses sexual intercourse with different animal species. Whereas homosexuality incorporates sexual intercourse with members of the same sex and HUMAN SPECIES. Please DO explain your logic….


  10. @ islandgal246

    “Simple Simon….LOLL yuh leggo some licks pon Brudda Bim nuh.His favorite quote is “You clearly aren’t some one who is knowledgeable about economics” I get dat from him last year he feel he is some BIG Macro economist bosey. Bruddah Bim Happy new year to you sour cherry. I thought you was done telling people how little dem know bout macro economics. Leff Simple Simon alone please …you gine get de wimmen pon dis blog reel vex wid yuh.”

    @ Islandgal246

    first let me start off by reciprocating the gesture by wishing you a merry belated holiday and a happy new year.

    But Sugar-Foot gyul, You know the reason why I lent you hell was an effect of you 1) calling me out of my name; and 2) arguing with me about something you demonstrated as having no knowledge of. I too asked you to provide data to prove otherwise; but you continued to barrage me with insults as well. You were tag-teaming with the likes of smooth chocolate as well and OOB. Hence, I ended the convo by stating the you too should take up economics.

    Never once did I boast to you about my credentials, so I’m calling out that accusation as false. I like you as a person, I just simply do not agree with your principles as you do not agree with mine.


  11. Brudda Bim you do provide meaningful information and that i do understand and respectr.. However it causes me to wonder that with all the wealth of information given by you , if the information doesn’t gets tossed out and simply ignored by many because of the pompous, arrogant and bombastic attitude you display while attempting to ridicule those you might not be as knowelagable as you, by your way of correction.


  12. Brudah Bim – You really need to show me where I said homosexuals should gain no rights, when I said again and again, I have nothing against them and stand in solidarity, since some were raped as children, practice homosexuality as a result, and I don’t know how anyone can call that biological. Some have total psychological damage and are psychotic. Must I keep repeating that I have no problem with are people, some are how they are because of victimization. Please re-read what I wrote. Someone posted on one of these blogs today, the brutality, including homosexual rapes the Irish suffered at the hands of the British when they were enslaved and barbadosed, you need to read that to get some incite on why i said certain things, I had seen the article before, does not mean everyone has. I think it’s on the Adrian Loveridge side, or just search. It’s very educational.


  13. @ AC

    I give you that I was bombastic (a bit of a spaz). And I do apologize for that. However, it was not my intention to come off as arrogant or pompous. I am more than open to being challenged. Nor do I make it a habit to attack those who do not agree with me or are not informed on certain matters. I know that i don’t know “everything” there is to know about this world; but its another thing when some one calls you an “idiot” and says that “you do not know what you’re talking about” when you have in fact studied upon this for YEARS. As with any normal individual, it would come off as a personal attack because it is a direct insult to your intelligence.

    However, I do understand where you are coming from. And for that, I apologize deeply and sincerely for my tone. I reiterate that it was not my intention (nor is it within my nature) to come off as arrogant. I hope you can understand where I’m coming from…


  14. @ Well Well

    “You really need to show me where I said homosexuals should gain no rights, when I said again and again, I have nothing against them and stand in solidarity, since some were raped as children, practice homosexuality as a result, and I don’t know how anyone can call that biological.”

    There are countless studies that are in direct refutation of the theory of homosexuals being sexually abused. In fact, a vast majority of homosexuals have reported that they have NEVER been abused sexually and that they have always had such affinities since childhood. My Brother and Cousins were never sexually abused, and yet they are homosexual/Lesbian. Where you are coming from is a judgement based off of historical documentation which explains incidents of same-sex rape in Bim’s history (not homosexuality); though it bears little relevance as evidence is constantly proving that homosexuality is in fact a NATURAL phenomenon. If it were UNNATURAL, then animals of countless species wouldn’t partake in homosexual acts as it would go against their ‘instincts’.

    You cannot make overarching generalizations about a populace that you do not know of. No one’s situation is the same as the other, nor do you know the vast majority of homosexuals. Heck, your brother or sister could be a closeted homosexual and you wouldn’t even know it. So you see, homosexuality cannot be attributed as an illness.

    Interestingly enough, there are studies that demonstrate nuclear families that are large in numbers and have at least one homosexual. Say for instance that there’s a family consisting of 6 children; at least one child is susceptible to being a homosexual. This could be nature’s way of implementing population control. I can provide you with the studies if you’d like. National Geographic also did a study on this as well.


  15. @Drudda

    I have been wodering where u were, i really had missed ur contributions. Hope u continue to contribute to the blog more frequently, there are few her that write as clear as u have done over time.

    I personally wish u and ur family a healthy 2013.


  16. @ Well-Well and others interested

    Here’s the link to an article which delves into how this phenomenon actually works: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sex-murder-and-the-meaning-life/201006/homosexuality-queer-problem

    Here’s a Video link from National Geographic which further details just how homosexuality can come about: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sex-murder-and-the-meaning-life/201006/homosexuality-queer-problem


  17. @ To The Point

    A Blessed belated holiday and a Happy New Year to you too TTP! Its been a while! Thank you for your kind words, but you too have PLENTY to share. I don’t see you n hear as often. I miss your contributions. Although I know that you are a regular, it would be nice to hear you contribute more as well (though i know you must be busy with other priorities). Please continue to show face, as I know I will as well. Let’s pray that 2013 brings Bim good fortune. And I mean PRAY! Much Love & respect from the big NYC!


  18. brudda bim. yuh awright. no hard feelings, still going to continue reading yuh valuable contributions. in cyber world this is as close we get to understanding what makes the human mind think andbeing volatile at times cannot be avoided. now don;t get me wrong cause some people could get uh igrunt as sh,,te but go a little easy on the gals. after all it is still a man’s world and the gal sometimes have to fight fuh respect.


  19. @ Brudda Bim

    I don,t usually get into people,s quarrels, but this time you went over the top with your treatment of Simple Simon. You could have left it at the fact she may not have studied economics and.or politics. Not everyone has, and some that did don,t let on. It is possible that some would not agree with everything you said above, Especially the part about loans being aid. It all depends on the terms and conditions (write-offs, forgiveness, interest holidays, etc.) and how the contingent liability is set up by the lender.

    To assume that Simple Simon did not go to UNIVERSITY, top ones at that, is being condescending. We do not know anything about the bloggers on here except what they let slip from time to time. We are not here to blow our own trumpets you know.

    Anyway have a happy new year and try and control you temper. We all get mad on here from time to time. It helps not to take things personally.


  20. @ Pat

    1) I was not aware that Simple Simon was a woman. The name ‘Simon’ threw me off as I believed her to be a man. After it was made clear that she was a woman, then I backed off.

    2) Nowhere did I state or assume that Simple Simon didn’t go to University. You did.

    3) “To assume that Simple Simon did not go to UNIVERSITY, top ones at that, is being condescending”

    I am not an elitist. I am the first to criticize those who are elitist. All I stated was that I have studied upon this matter for years. Never did I boast of going to a “top” University, and I’m not going to start now. So please do not place words in my mouth if you aren’t even going to read my entire contributions.


  21. Brudda

    You must un’stan’ one thing ’bout this blog see. If yah touch one woman, ya touch all… hear! … Forewarned (a little late albeit). Yah see me, I’s like ta see dem cat fight … but don’ gi’ dem a reason to unite, or you gun mek it bad fah ever’body … HA HA HA HA … Uhum


  22. @Bro Bim

    You said she was arguing with you, “who went to college” and studied economics and poli sci. Some of us can do the basic analysis. You called her uneducated, etc., etc. Please. This is my last word.


  23. Unlike Brudah Bim, but just like most Bajans I had real work to do today and I did my real work for real income. No blogging, but now I have a minute to spare, before I start my second shift. I was not even aware that a quarrel was brewing on this blog today and that apparently Simple Simon was in the midst of it.

    Lord why have I spent my whole life teaching fools like Brudah Bim how to access and evaluate data/information. I should have left him and the others to dwell in darkness. Why did I show them how to fill out a university application form? Why did I bother to read and edit their essays? Why did I correct their spelling? Why did I advise them which exams to take and when and why? Was this all done to have them curse me in the nastiest way in my old age?

    Why Lord why?

    Now I understand why my sister the nurse has refused to nurse babies and children all during her career. She understood that people are ungrateful bastards, and those same children whose noses she aspirated so they would not die feel at liberty to curse an elderly woman when they met her on the street or on the blog, because after all she is only a useless old woman who did not study macro economics.

    Because so many believe that the work of all hard working, elderly, black women is nothing. We produce NOTHING according to Brudah Bim.

    What if producing healthy intelligent well educated people is the only thing we are good at?

    Tell me Brudah Bim do healthy intelligent well educated people have any role to play in your economic paradise?

    Or can you run your perfect economy without healthy intelligent well educated people?

    If my sister (another sister has safely delivered thousands of healthy babies, but according to Brudah Bim that is NOTHING) safely delivers Brudah Bim or wife of a healthy child is there any economic value to that?

    If I teach you or your children you is there any economic value to that?

    Just recently I read about a teacher who educated 3 people who went on to win Nobel prizes in medicine. Was that teacher useless, because he did not study macro-economics or because he did not win a Nobel prize himself?

    I expect that Brudah Bim were stale drunk yesterday. I expect that you are an ill disciplined person, a person who doesn’t even know when to say no to that drink which will tip you over the non-fiscal cliff.

    Thanks ac, thanks pat, thanks main man BAFBFP.


  24. 1. @Brudah Bim, January 1, at 6:4 pm. Our “economy is a joke as we produce NOTHING”

    This statement is a lie and an insult to all hard working Bajans, including me, so I pointed out to him the many goods and services produced by hard working Bajans and he get vex and curse me stink, stink, purely because I recognized his deceitful statement for exactly what it was.

    2. @Brudah Bim “Ianuary 1, 2013 at 6:44 am “@Brudah Bim “our political economy (aka Government) is funded PURELY by foreign aid”

    3. @Brudah Bim “Barbados received a total of $104 Million in grant funds from the E.U.”

    I asked Brudah Bim to produce the data which supports either of statement 2 or statement 3 as both cannot be true. and he spent all day cursing me even stinker. But up to now has FAILED to produce the data which supports either statement, and the cuss bird had the nerve to tell me that I have to learn to address people.

    Brudah Bim would want bloggers to believe that I trouble him first, but on January 1 at 6:44 pm he insulted me and all hard working Bajans here and abroad by saying that Bajans produce NOTHING.

    Brudah Bim must understand when he trouble any Bajan he trouble this Bajan.

    My old mother may she rest in peace always told me not to trouble anybody first, but if anybody trouble me don’t come crying home to her. My duty was to cut the ‘rass of the troubler, and send HIM home crying.

    Job done.

    Good night Brudah Bim.


  25. Is people just like Brudah Bim who frig up the economies of so many countries, because they fail to understand that economics is not about data.

    Economics is about people.


  26. @ “Sweet” Simple Simon

    Now you are attempting to discredit me. You truly are itching for a beating as you don’t know that you’ve already lost. Its okay sweet heart, you shouldn’t bother wasting your breath. You tried but ultimately FAILED to

    1) Look at the 3 links I have provided as proof to substantiate my claims. But you COMPLETELY missed those links and stupidly continued to pelt hot air.
    2) People on this site would disagree with your charge that I have no concern for the economic well being of the Bajan people. David of the B.U. household would be one witness as to me writing articles as to how the government should simulate the economy by strategically harnessing the nation’s human capital.

    But a novice such as yourself wouldn’t know that. So your charges again just come off as just PURE BULLSH!T. Hence, I have little tolerance for BULLSH!TTERS such as yourself because I have a severe allergy for it.

    A word of advice Know the person in their entirety before making an ASS of yourself by ASSuming you know everything about your opponent. And I stress, be prepared to bring empirical data to the table and research an issue in totality before entering any discourse whatsoever. Otherwise its just plain idiocy on your part to enter a conversation with absolutely NO KNOWLEDGE as to what is being said or to put on the table. If you cannot challenge the evidence on an intellectual level along with providing data and epidemiological evidence, then you are nothing more than a Chicken trying to play Fox games. And another thing. Be sure to ACTUALLY READ the evidence provided by your opposition. Scrutiny is key to defeating your opponents as you can use their own data against them.

    I would say that you have potential as a debater, but seeing as you you lag SEVERELY in even the basic skills of debating; I would be lying most indefinitely. I wish you Good look on gathering up what little shards of pride you’re trying to salvage for yourself little girl. I truly do pity your predicament…


  27. @Brudda and Simple Simon

    Enough said, may I make a sugestion, lets concentrate on the issue at hand and give the pros and cons on the issue for our readers sake. We all must defend ourselves if attcked, but prolonged bickering will detract from the issue at hand.


  28. I was long familiar with 2 of the documents posted. I’ve just reviewed the third one public debt as a percentage of gross domestic product.

    So Barbados’s public debt as a % of GDP is 99.5% and Liberia’s is 3.3% so what does that mean on the ground where real people live? Do you think that it means that Liberia is a much more desirable place to live and work that Barbados, than Canada, than the United States, that Italy, all of which have a heavier debt load?

    If that is the case can you explain why we don’t see people rushing to put their money into Liberia? How come we don’t see Bajans, Canadians, Americans, Italians rushing to migrate to that wonderful virtually debt paradise, since all of those countries have a heavier debt loads than Liberia

    And another thing.

    You betray your intellectual weakness by cursing and threatening violence when people disagree with you. That may work in your private life (such as it is) but it doesn’t work on blogs.

    Bye, bye Brudah Bim. I am an honest to goodness real, real Bajan and I have real, real productive WORK to do. Real, real, work from which I earn real real income.

    Ah gone.


  29. Simple simin you got “balls” girl after my own heart. yuh smoking now some good questions you asked Brudda bim. well Brudda Bim interesting questions the madam put forward don,t you think. no cussing please


  30. @Simple Simon | January 2, 2013 at 11:00 PM |
    “Economics is about people.”

    The mere fact that you can make such an assertion could only offer some iota of credence to Brudah-Bim’s view that Economics- macro or micro- is certainly not you forte.
    Please review that statement and come again. Maybe the passionately exuberant Brudah-Bim can enlighten you on what, theoretically, Economics is really about.

    BTW you criticism of Brudah-Bim not having his hear in the right place for Barbados is not entirely true. Brudah-Bim has always been in the vanguard in calling for change to the Bajan financial, industrial, commercial and agricultural landscape in order to meet the challenges of the new world economic order. Both he and Rosemary Parkinson have been two of the loudest voices on this blog pushing for food security and agricultural advancement.


  31. Economics is not about people !yuh dumbass ! tell that to the storeowner who have a shelf full of inventory and nobdy to buy the product. or even tell that to the farmers who this week was told nobody buying milk money is the blood line of an econmy and without purchasing power by the consumer the economy dries up no matter how much the country can produce goods and services .an economy needs both to thrive.


  32. @ My Dearest “Sweet” Simple Simon

    You were incorrect in assuming that Liberia’s national debt is 3%. Liberia’s national debt is approximately 22% of its current GDP according the the U.S.’ CIA World Fact Book. That being said, I URGENTLY suggest that you at least teach yourself the basics of economics. Liberia’s debt stems from receiving loans from Bretton Woods institutions such as the IMF, World Bank, World Trade Organization, USAID, and let us not forget the American Colonial tax that was slapped onto Liberia shortly after its independence. To be specific, the “financial Assistance” provided by the U.S. in the 1950’s which focused on ‘developing’ Liberia’s infrastructure, ie. Roads, railroads, ports, bridges, administrative centers, and etc.

    The reason why British, American, and Candaian citizens pour their money into is because of the massive concessions provided buy the government in order to “accommodate” foreign businesses through extension on Bim’s shores. In other words; the VAST MAJORITY of the financial institutions currently present in Bim are in fact subsidiaries of (meaning owned by) larger Anglo-Saxon financial firms that are operating on a multinational scale. The same can be said about Bim’s Telecommunications and tourism sectors. That being said, should their be a global fluctuation, the corporations can simply close up shop and leave Bim in a state of disarray as we lack any reputable and/or stable companies/corporations that are domestically owned.


  33. @Brudah Bim “That being said, should their be a global fluctuation”

    Cheeze on bread!!!

    I don’t believe that I still have to be correcting your grammar. In class 2 I taught you the difference between their and there. Boy you ain’t get it yet?

    In your sentence above you should have written there, NOT their.

    Oh boy!!! There is no hope for you. You were ever duncy.

    I URGENTLY suggest that you at least teach yourself the basics of English grammar.

    Oh boy, this is so much fun


  34. @miller etc. “Both he and Rosemary Parkinson have been two of the loudest voices on this blog pushing for food security”

    I don’t worry about food security either. Have been using Barbados’ sun, rain, soil and the labor of my own hands to feed myself all the days of my life.

    Neither macro economists, nor bloggers add one pound of yams to Barbados’ food security. There can be no food security unless we work the land and fish the sea. Talking ’bout food security and going to conferences to deliver papers ’bout it it don’t put food in de pot.

    I don’t mean you Rosemary. Rosemary is ok.


  35. De Bruddah “backed off” when he discovered Simon was a woman, after which he calls her “sweetheart”. Do I detect a patronising attitude here? Go get him SS!


  36. Bruddah Bim …Listen to teacher Simple Simon nuh? When you keep insulting people about their (possessive pronoun meaning ownership) education you have to set an example. There means a place and “their” means ownership.


  37. @BAFBFP

    What did I tell you. You of all the intelligentsia on this blog should have picked up J’s writing style and phraseoloy. I don’t know how some people read.

    Why don’t you go and help Simple Simon with her acre? She may give you a stick of cassava and some okras. I am coming down for 5 weeks, I won’t mind helping her farm. I love gardening. Now that I have my freedom 65 bus pass I does travel all bout the place at wunnah expense. ha, ha, ha. I could leave early in the morning and take a break when the sun get hot. Dr. Branker told me to keep outa de sun, that I in nuh Bajan nuh more, and cant take the rays down dere. He got me wearing a hat and sun shades in the sea. Me that used to run wild as a kid, climbing the sea rocks, etc., bare headed, bare footed and bare backed.


  38. @ ac | January 3, 2013 at 1:51 PM |

    So Economics is about people! Yuh bright ass brass bowl! Tell that to the slave traders and the plantation owners and commercial barons who exploited to the max the ancestors of people like you.

    Stupid ass, you still think Economics is about people? Yes, you are right but only as any resource to be exploited for profit and treated as consumers of goods and services to make money for capitalists.

    So let you ac and your band of simpletons prove otherwise in this grand game of supply and demand in the allocation of scare resources. If you had argued that Politics is about “people’ then you would have been standing on firmer intellectual ground. But poor you can only see politics in terms of OSA’s 14 year of exploitation and abuse of the Bajan people. Not so, ac?


  39. @ “Professor” Simple Simon

    “I don’t believe that I still have to be correcting your grammar. In class 2 I taught you the difference between their and there. Boy you ain’t get it yet?”

    You’re one to talk. That is called a typo as an effect of my fingers running faster than my brain. And a note of warning; since you’re so “sensitive” to grammar, even the dumbest of dunces would note that the term ‘ain’t’ is not correct Grammar nor is it correct English, as you were so ‘careful’ to mention. Learn to take your own advice before dishing it out to someone else. It makes you look like an even Bigger ass.

    And I couldn’t help but peep how you consistently continue to avoid the content at hand. You’re an impostor if you and islandgal246 even dared to argue that you were “thinkers” as you both continually trivialize everything you read. So what’s your take on it?

    Better yet. I shouldn’t ask such a question since you’re not even going to answer it. But for the sake of the topic am officially ENDING this run with you for it is clear that I am speaking to the Sphincter of a Horse’s end. And so, my dear good lady Simpleton, I bid thee adieu! Any further comments from you and your “supporters” would simply be no more significant than feces running of the walls of a bathroom in a sanitarium.

    My apologies to David (B.U.) for turning this productive comment section into a nonsensical bicker-fest. As you are aware, it is not in my typical character to engage in such a thing.


  40. @ Brother MillerTheAnunnaki

    “So let you ac and your band of simpletons prove otherwise in this grand game of supply and demand in the allocation of scare resources. If you had argued that Politics is about “people’ then you would have been standing on firmer intellectual ground. But poor you can only see politics in terms of OSA’s 14 year of exploitation and abuse of the Bajan people. Not so, ac?”

    I can feel the FIRE from here in Brooklyn!! I think its best that we leave these people to believe that “Economics” is so….Well, for lack of a better word; “Simple”. It is clear that engaging in any form of intellectual discourse (with a plethora of peer-reviewed evidence at that) would simply go over the small cherry seeds they consider to be a “head”. This is a situation of people developing a vendetta because they feel that their small prides have been hurt. So never mind them Brother Anunnaki. We must focus our energy on trying to help spread awareness to those who CAN be educated. Continuing to engage these saps would only lead to more bickering (A lost Cause), which would essentially get us nowhere and could potentially kill off the credibility and reputation of the Barbados Underground Portal.


  41. again miller my opening statement “economic is not about people ‘ was more a question directed to you !if you reread my comments it goes on to show that lifeblood of an econmy is dependant on its people and purchasing power. dumbass. as usual you like to put words in people mouth dumbass and brother Bim follows right behind you.


  42. @ AC

    Actually; Capitalism in a nutshell is about Supply and demand. Capitalism needs people aka Labour in order to help with the process of resource allocation in order for there to be optimum profit maximization. Capitalism does not measure a “human cost”, but rather the presence of bodies to comprise a labour/workforce. Essentially, people are regarded simply as machines that work towards giving profits to those at the top of the chain. There are many problems with Capitalism (particularly Anglo-Saxon Capitalism) as a model for it 1) Does not take into account that resources aren’t easily expendable. 2) Being that there is an overarching emphasis on “competition” instead of “mutual-ism”. Capitalism is inherently imperialistic due to the fact that its emphasis of ‘competition’ insinuates the dynamic of there having to always be a “winner” (ie. richer economies) versus that of the “loser” (ie. poorer economies). Such a dynamic leads to there being economic exploitation of poorer nations as their economies are reliant on the capital that is owned by foreign corporate entities that come from richer economies to “invest” in projects that more often than not leads to the extraction of key resources from poorer nations that benefit foreign businesses. There is MUCH MUCH more to economics than many people tend to think. I believe that it should be taught to our young students on a secondary-educational level for they would be able to better understand the massive system in place known as “Capitalism” and how it exists as an imperialist structure. Know this, Colonialism NEVER ENDED. It merely changed face. That goes especially for the Caribbean and Africa.


  43. brudda bim no agrument from me on captalism. just another legalise slavetrade.but be careful of miller . he like to put words in people mouths to win an argument or to pretend that people agree with him. he is the epitome of the “orginal snake oil salesman..


  44. @ ac | January 3, 2013 at 8:33 PM |

    Well it seems that not even you, “ac”, are immune from the miller’s oily venom.
    Look how he was able to indoctrinate you into becoming one of the biggest trumpeters of the need to clean up Bim especially its much heralded heritage capital B’town.
    And to think that the miller didn’t have to put his slimy foot in your dry mouth for you to cry out first with pain and now with pleasure of the joys of keeping Bim clean.
    Now that’s what you call an ac’s epiphany moment.


  45. miller get lost ! you silly nut. how you can give credit for any thing is beyond the rationale of the second coming of christ and his ressurection. must i remind you that i had already started a clean up program with a few of my freinds. the video was to highlight the lack of education among the public about the enviroment and the many different ways people use to abuse it .get serious and get off that pedestal you have perched your self on, before i kick yuh dumbass off it.


  46. @Brudah-Bim | January 1, 2013 at 2:01 PM |

    “And I find it ironic that someone with a name like “Smooth Chocolate” can say that homosexuality is perverse when it is accepted in our backwards society for a Bloody 40+ year old man to try and get into a 17 year old girl’s pants. What TYPE OF BULLSH!T IS THAT?! Put that in your pipe and smoke on it fudge boy. You can call me a buller too, but as the brother and cousin of Homosexuals..”

    ARE U ASS? HOMOSEXUALITY IS TOTALLY PERVERSE AND NASTY so too is PEDOPHILIA etc ANYTHING ALONG THOSE LINES

    you do not have to worry about what i call u or think of you ..i have NEVER been interested in bajan men, nothing personal really.


  47. @ Smooth Chocolate

    Hey fudge boy! Explain how exactly is homosexuality is similar to Pedophilia? How exactly can you call it perverse when even countless animal species engage in homosexuality in the wild? If it is perverse, you’d better bring forth empirical data to support such a notion. Otherwise, you’re just a senseless bigot….


    • I don’t go I the wild, so pardon my ignorance. I always thought that was propaganda that was used by the gay lobby to justify them playing up in faecal matter. How come I always seem to miss the episode on tv that shows gay animals in the wild. If I found two sheep bulling, I wouldn’t eat the meat.

      Sent from my iPad


  48. I know for a fact that the homosexuals I have interacted with are people just like us heterosexuals, with the same problems and same goals in life. To compare someone who is attracted to the same sex to someone who likes to screw little children is highly inaccurate (if not blatantly RETARDED). The two couldn’t be further from each other in terms of spectrum. And little did you know, the pedophiles who attack little boys are in fact “Heterosexuals”. You forget that Pedophilia is essentially rape. Rape is about asserting POWER and DOMINANCE through violation of one’s body. Just as how rapes in Prisons don’t equate to the attacked/attackers to being homosexual; it is merely a case of circumstantial homosexuality. You really need to take up some Bio-Psych courses in order to understand the dynamics. There are countless studies out there in direct refutation of your backwards theory.


    • Brudah-Bim

      There are countless studies out there that support whatever the people paying for the study wants. For example: there was a study that said that coconut oil was bad and people moved away from its use. Subsequently, we discovered that the study was commissioned by soya bean producers. We now know that coconut oil is a superior product to soya bean oil. So take the study about normal homosexuals with a pinch of salt. Normal and homosexual are a contradiction in terms.

      Sent from my iPad


  49. @ Brudah-Bim | January 4, 2013 at 1:04 PM |
    “Hey fudge boy! Explain how exactly is homosexuality is similar to Pedophilia?”

    Don’t expect Fudgy to respond in a rational way.
    Let him or her dare to quote the book of Leviticus or some other archaic authoritarian moral source and we will deal with him or her accordingly starting with his same Leviticus- chp. 15; vs: 19-29. If she is a menstruating she should be put in solitary confinement and we will need to avoid her like the plague for at least 8 days.


  50. @Smooth Chocolate

    i have NEVER been interested in bajan men, nothing personal really.

    Really? Your homophobic statements would suggest otherwise, or is it only non-Bajan men that you’re interested in? Time to come out, methinks.


  51. Caswell Franklyn | January 4, 2013 at 1:15 PM |
    “If I found two sheep bulling, I wouldn’t eat the meat.”

    That excludes pussycats of course, right Caswell? LOL!!!
    If you see two women wicking what would you say?

    It’s impossible for two rams to “bull” (no pun intended). Nature does not accommodate for such unless some human agent intervenes and applies some form of heavy duty lubricant as they are keen to do in their own ‘ramrodding’ escapades.


  52. @ Caswell Franklyn

    “There are countless studies out there that support whatever the people paying for the study wants.”

    I beg to differ. There is even a Wikipedia page upon the matter. It is a WELL DOCUMENTED phenomena substantiated by countless Scientific organizations.

    Here’s the link and you will see the plethora of gay animals: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_animals_displaying_homosexual_behavior#Mammals

    “If I found two sheep bulling, I wouldn’t eat the meat.”

    Let me guess, because you wish to avoid contracting potentially debilitating diseases such as “Sheep HIV”? Come now, it is likely that you have in fact eaten countless of animals that took part in gay sex. How would you know? Honestly, your quote sounds like it comes from a place of DEEP INSECURITIES!


  53. @ smooth chocolate

    “you do not have to worry about what i call u or think of you ..i have NEVER been interested in bajan men, nothing personal really.”

    Wow! If this isn’t an incriminating statement then I am the bastard father of Queen Elizabeth II. I think it is clear now where this ‘hatred’ stems from. I wish you the best of luck on sorting out whatever it is you need to work on in your head. Clearly, you come off as conflicted. And FYI, I’m a Yankee born TrinBajan, Though I identify more with my Bajan roots.


  54. There ARE countless studies out there paying for the DESIRED RESULTS, IT WILL NEVER STOP, IT’S CALLED THE VEHICLE TO FREE ENTERPRISE. CAPITALISM.


  55. @Brudah-Bim | January 4, 2013 at 1:13 PM |
    . You really need to take up some Bio-Psych courses in order to understand the dynamics. There are countless studies out there in direct refutation of your backwards theory.

    IT IS FILTHY, NASTY AND PERVERSE….don’t need any kind of education to change my mind….i have no problems with gays just their stinky sexual habits…

    “, I’m a Yankee born TrinBajan, Though I identify more with my Bajan roots”

    I DO NOT GIVE A RAT’S ASS WHAT U ARE…i said i was not interested in BAJAN MEN NOTHING PERSONAL…U FALL UNDER THAT UMBRELLA, ur statement says so..

    get some class please, i am entitle to be attracted to anyone from the opposite sex without u trying to justify why i would not want bajan breeding. but i will tell u this, i have lived all over, i love barbados, the only men i see anywhere that blatantly disrespect women are bajan men, i have many bajan friends but they will tell u, that I have NEVER had a romantic interest in any them…my husband is British, i am British and love it…call me all kinds of names, which is typical of u bajan men when ur scorned but i care not nor never will

    AS I MATURE I MIGHT SEE HOMOSEXUALITY FROM UR POINT OF VIEW BUT I DOUBT IT. BTW my favourite relative was gay, i loved him to the max, BUT he knew i thought of his sexual habits as nasty perverse and disgusting…i have the ability to separate the sin from the sinner, unlike u


  56. @Peltdownman | January 4, 2013 at 1:28 PM |
    “Your homophobic statements would suggest otherwise, or is it only non-Bajan men that you’re interested in? Time to come out, methinks”

    u people are really, really silly…can u not see and understand that i am female? OF COURSE I LOVE MEN NOT interested in Bajan men u clown.

    i am 100% mixed breed female and proud too of my breeding


  57. @ Well-Well
    “There ARE countless studies out there paying for the DESIRED RESULTS, IT WILL NEVER STOP, IT’S CALLED THE VEHICLE TO FREE ENTERPRISE. CAPITALISM.”

    Then please explain where those capitalist interests lie? Just how exactly does it manifests in our economy? What is their ultimate corporate Agenda in Bim?

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