The George Brathwaite Column – Focus on Schools NOT Blocks

Submitted by Dr.George Brathwaite

“The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.” – David Hume.

Reverend Lucille Baird

Reverend Lucille Baird

The history of Christianity in Barbados is just as long as it is dotted with prejudices and injustices (even beyond unashamed support for slavery). It so happens that contemporary Barbados is being pressured and systematically assessed by groups of persons – self-referencing Christians – believing that they alone have a monopoly on ideas and that theirs is the right and only way the country ought to be governed. More directly, it is coming across in Barbados that these Christian religious actors (both from the traditional mainstream and the later evangelical conflations), more so than any other religious group or corresponding institution believe that their intimate association with the Holy Bible gives them a superior place in exercising moral authority.

It is not unusual to hear some religious zealots speak with pious authority regarding the choices being made by individuals in society. Many persons to this day are convinced that choice alongside love are the two greatest gifts given to humankind. It is precisely why once colonised people like us here in Barbados, relish our freedoms to choose. Barbadians are highly unlikely to submit to any level of control being promulgated by religious leaders and other elites which suggest that the state must implement arbitrary and robust practices in a quest to curb deviance and forms of dislocation between law and order.

It becomes very disturbing therefore, when Reverend Dr. Lucille Baird can take herself as being serious in relation to offering solutions on ways to mitigate the crime situation in Barbados. The Barbados Advocate reports that in a demonstration of vitriolic unease against the social reality of a ‘block culture’ in Barbados, Baird made a declaration that is fundamentally flawed even in the context of Christian thinking. Baird proclaims that: “We have to wash these blocks. We can’t be reactive; we have to [be] proactive. If two people are sitting together, break it up … if three people are together, break it up. Before it becomes a big colossal giant that we can’t kill. It becomes a place of growing crime and criminal behaviour.”  I wonder what ever happened to love thy neighbour as thyself, and teach a child the way it should go.

In just over a month, Barbados would be celebrating its 50th anniversary of attaining Independence from Britain. It is therefore reprehensible that at this time, we are being served up a holier than thou meal wanting Barbadians subscribe to a diet of authoritarianism and the severe denial of constitutional rights. The citizen cherishes his or her freedoms inclusive of those legal safeguards allowing for association and to live peacefully without harassment from the state.

Now this writer is acutely aware that the state is a social construction and is intended to legitimately ameliorate the affairs of human kind. Given our democratic practices in Barbados, and the potency of our Constitution and body of laws, legitimacy is arguably best perceived as being the authentic measure of government’s efficacy and life. This legitimacy must therefore rest on the consent of the governed. In the annals of political science, there is a view that the ‘State is not just a set of physical structures, institutions, laws, territory and the citizens who give their allegiance to it, but a mode of thought and being in which life and activity is controlled and channelled into centralised systems of authority’. If we can accept this claim, it reasons that no single group in contemporary Barbados ought to have monopoly claim to what happens in terms of governance.

We all abhor the prevalence of crime, and many right thinking Barbadians are extremely concerned about drugs and gun violence. Barbadians want to see the appropriate policies put in place, and generally, Barbadians have been calling for better economic circumstances to drive their individual and collective development both at the personal and national levels. We all want our children to grow into good people, but ideas of this ‘good’ vary considerably. For some Barbadians, good children are obedient, respectful and patriotic; and for others, good children are free-thinking, independent and egalitarian preferring to assemble and ‘lime’ on the blocks.

Nevertheless, the persons that are 18 years and older, and registered to vote in Barbados are not all Christians. The electorate is essentially comprised of persons fitting different characteristics which would of necessity place them in majority or minority groupings. Even with such a natural segmentation, it is imperative that all persons must be fairly and justly treated in the scheme of things. Perhaps unwittingly, Baird appealed for the encroachment upon people’s rights, and for the state to act ultra vires. One does not know for certain since opportunists and impressionists also have legitimate rights to share their opinions in public. However, they do not have the right to impose any measures or determine the values that members of the society must conform.

Maybe today’s Christian leaders have preference for preaching down from the pulpit rather than gathering at the street corners and the so-called blocks where sinners are said to be present. This observation was alluded to by Baird when she regretted that: “Some are watering down the gospel for membership … Promiscuity and immorality are rampant. As a church we must repent for not speaking up against the ills of society. We’re keeping quiet when we should be speaking. The Church must know its role. The Church must pray earnestly because prayer works. Preach earnestly that Jesus is still Lord and saviour of Barbados and preserve the Christian and traditional values of the nation.”

It is a reasonable assumption that instead of calling for the banning of blocks, Baird would better serve her country by joining other civic leaders calling for the addressing of serious issues which are springing up and abounding in our school system. The school is a major and early institution of socialisation and far precedes the block and its culture. In fact, schools are both controlled environments and moral institutions, designed to promote social norms. The principals/teachers in the nation’s schools are moral agents. In effect, principals and teachers on a daily basis must make decisions that favour one moral value over another. Moreover, schools in theory are dedicated to the well-being of children, and the result is that students become influenced by the teachers’ conduct.

Thus, it is to that environment that Baird ought to place her energies. Baird can avoid the stern judgement call that lacks moral fibre, for instance, when she suggested that: “We endorse the bashment and wukup spirit and open the door to the other spirits. We have to close the door on bashment and wukup and say not with our country, not with our youth, and take back our country, our streets and our communities.” Clearly, the religious figure fails to accept that the development of culture is dynamic and that norms change over time and under a host of conditions. In fact, it is argued that “norms matter in a constitutive, interest-shaping way” which are influenced by social, economic, and political realities confronting members of the given polity or society.

Indeed, it is acceptable that Rev. Baird recognises the interrelationships of economics and the sociology of social organisation and living, although she remains contradictorily dismissive: “We are importing most of our food and they [mostly young people] are on the blocks sitting down all day long? They can work! Plant potatoes, cassava, yam and eddoes. And not the other thing.” Agriculture ought not to be projected as a panacea for eliminating the social ills happening in Barbadian society. A pertinent question is how far will Rev Baird go in leading the way to plant crops and till the fields? The fact is, rather than bringing enmity or chaos to the block, Rev Baird may be better positioned and challenged to go into schools and plant her seeds of right and hope for a better world. The block ought not to attract the top-down and prejudicially laced insistence to ‘do as I say but not as I do’.

(Dr. George C. Brathwaite is a part-time lecturer in Political Science at the UWI-Cave Hill Campus, a researcher and political consultant, and up until recently, he was editor of Caribbean Times (Antigua). Email: )

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127 Comments on “The George Brathwaite Column – Focus on Schools NOT Blocks”

  1. ac October 11, 2016 at 9:06 PM #

    i am assessing a problem that needs pro active govt intervention where public safety is of importance with increasing crime that breeds within a block culture in some neighborhoods resulting in crime and violence ,
    As i have stated there was a time in barbados when police had authority to arrest people who use certain areas within neighborhoods for unseemly illegal behave which might include street light gambling like shooting dice or lewd and outrageous behavior


  2. Dompey. October 11, 2016 at 9:11 PM #


    Yes I do agree with some of you points, but you have failed in you analysis to point specifically to a world culture which contributes to this moral decadence and impertince with in made accessible through social media.

    And secondly and though you have indicated the the moral- desication of the home environment has contributed somewhat to the block mentality, you have failed yet again to place any real responsibility on the institutions of the home and church. Institutions as you well know that are/were responsibility for shaping the worldview as well as the moral-compass of the malleable minds of the young people.

    Thirdly, it is not fair and well founded to compare our upbringings with that of the young people of today because we were bring upon a philosophy of hypocrisy. A philosophy which taught us to do as we are told and not as I do, and be seen and not be heard. So in essence AC, previous generations had not real voice as the young people do today because our right to personal expression were curtailed by our parent because for a child to correct a parent or and elder in our day was viewed as disrespect.


  3. Dompey. October 11, 2016 at 9:17 PM #

    Sorry I meant the institutions of the School and Church rather than the Home which I’ve mistakenly indicated above.


  4. Dompey. October 11, 2016 at 9:30 PM #


    How there we blame the young people for acting the way their do when we have parents running down the hall with an ice-pick at home trying to kill one another , then on Sunday morning in Church behaving holier than thou, this kind of behavious confuses the child.


  5. Well Well & Consequences October 11, 2016 at 9:33 PM #

    Same thing with the damn ministers/politicians. …they do not lead by good example. .young people see right through the lies and hypocrisy. …of the leaders.


  6. Dompey. October 11, 2016 at 9:47 PM #

    Well Well

    The young people can see right through their parents as well and aren’t afraid to confront them and having been brought upon a philosohy hypocrisy,we have a tendency to interpret their right to speak they mind as a sign of disrespect.


  7. ac October 11, 2016 at 9:50 PM #

    Dompey what you say might be true however it does not take away the sole responsibility of parents to discipline and model and shape the child for better , Early child development starts within the home and if parents fail in their duties the block would become the role model from where the child development and learn antisocial behavior reinforced by other societal norms some of which you noted .As far as church involvement there are children who have been parented by atheist and are known to be well trained with outstanding backgrounds having no criminal records ,i strongly believe that most of anti social behavior is attributed to poor parenting in early child development and if not well harnessed gets out of control and unleashed upon society
    oh another point of your concern was strict parenting which you have attributed to kids not being able to “speak out” although there should be a real concern there are very few children who grew in restricted households who have suffered negatively socially when compared to many children today who are reared in a climate of total freedom and who lacked the discipline to make responsible choices hence falling into attitudes and behaviors that negatively impact their well being case and point drugs and early childhood pregnancies


  8. Dompey. October 11, 2016 at 10:02 PM #


    I agree with most of what you’re saying, however, as I have stated earlier as a parents of four experience has taught me that you can take a horse tah watta but yah can’t mek he drink. And though you may inculcate the correct morals in your child most often peer pressure forces a child to rebel against his parental values because he or she crave acceptance.


  9. Dompey. October 11, 2016 at 10:09 PM #


    The social scientists would argue that a lot of the psychopathic and sociopathic behaviour we are witnessing amongst our young people today, boils down to the struggle between nurture and nature.


  10. Dompey. October 11, 2016 at 10:22 PM #


    In 1979 quite a few students at St. Leonard’s Boys Secondary where I attended smoked marijuana practically everyday. At Roebuck Boys Primary in the early 70s, students used to steal from Cave Shepherd during their lunch break, so a lot of what is occurring with the young people today, did happened in my day as well.


  11. Dompey. October 11, 2016 at 10:26 PM #


    A lot of police I knew personally used to screw a lot of the under age school girls during the interschool sports at the national stadium. so let’s not play holier-than-thou in our generation!


  12. Dompey. October 11, 2016 at 10:36 PM #


    Let me end by saying this: I was born and bred by a major police in Barbados and God is my witness I won’t fool you, but tourists used to get raped left and right during the1970s in Barbados but it was hidden from the press fairing it would have ddamagd our tourist industry. So Barbados was corrupted long before the DLP…


  13. Dompey. October 11, 2016 at 10:47 PM #


    I could tell you somethings about Barbados that would blow your mind: a certain CID police would died by poison in the early 80s son used rob and rape tourist continually in Barbados and everytime the guys would arrested the son the deceased police wife would knew that inspector would make one call when he sat on the black box and he would be releases. And he would go and repeat the same and the same cycle would be repeated for years.


  14. Dompey. October 11, 2016 at 11:11 PM #


    Greenidge aka Track Suit Top fromer CID detective who I knew quite well as he did me and who I never really as a child as District A Police Station during late to 70s to early 80s because he was a horrible abusive Barbadian citizens.


  15. Dompey. October 11, 2016 at 11:18 PM #

    Track Suit Top is probably last of Whitaker Killers still living.


  16. chad99999 October 12, 2016 at 1:58 AM #

    George is a long-winded commentator who labours to say in five long paragraphs what can be said in five short sentences.

    He is peddling the same arid, unsatisfying secularism that has ruined the Western world — North America and Europe are now saturated with deviance, sexual promiscuity and sexually transmitted diseases.

    Like George, many of our elites no longer believe in Jesus Christ. They are pagans for whom the historical Jesus was an ambitious preacher executed for his personal beliefs and teachings. (Are you listening, Peter). For most of these people, God is a concept we created, and it is time to move on to a new organizing principle. So they keep reminding us that Christianity has no monopoly on the truth.

    Problem is, atheism leads to mindless cruelty, abuse and endless warfare. We are reduced to animals with short lives competing against each other for scarce resources. If there is no life after death, why should I try to be a good person.

    George is leading us away from the Good Life. God forbid we should ever elect his party to power.


  17. Well Well & Consequences October 12, 2016 at 4:44 AM #

    “Dompey. October 11, 2016 at 11:11 PM #

    Greenidge aka Track Suit Top fromer CID detective who I knew quite well as he did me and who I never really as a child as District A Police Station during late to 70s to early 80s because he was a horrible abusive Barbadian citizens.

    This explains quite a lot.

    Dompey…children have a right to speak their minds…if you do not listen when children speak you will never know what they are thinking.., that is never a good thing, once you know what they are thinking and how they think, they will always listen to your guidance.., take it from a pro at raising children.

    Dont expect them to follow guidance if you are unable to anticipate their thoughts because you dropped the ball and was not listening.

    Even when they reach adulthood, they expect you the parent to listen….it flows both ways…you listen to them from babbling 2 year olds going forward…they listen to you going forward. ..there will be missteps, but that’s expected. …no one learns without missteps. .

    Chad…you are such a useless hypocrite…a stagnating factor within the black race.


  18. Pachamama October 12, 2016 at 7:58 AM #

    On this 10th day of Muharrum – Ashura

    We recognize the selfless sacrifice of Imam Hosseine

    If the people of the West knew of him there would be no one more revered.


  19. Pachamama October 12, 2016 at 8:35 AM #

    It was on this day, nearly 1400 years ago, that Hosseine, accompanied by 72 companions and family members, confronted the tyrant of his time.

    Yazid had, what military historians say were between 13,000 and 100,000 soldiers, on his side.

    In an unequal fight for righteousness and against wickedness at Karbala there was an ‘expected’ result.

    1400 years later the battle continues but the result, even against a more deadly and more widely supported modernized Yazid, make very be victorious for the followers of Iman Hossiene.


  20. de pedantic Dribbler October 12, 2016 at 8:55 AM #

    @chad99999 at 1:58 AM # re ” Problem is, atheism leads to mindless cruelty, abuse and endless warfare. We are reduced to animals with short lives competing against each other for scarce resources. If there is no life after death, why should I try to be a good person.”

    My simple appreciation of Christianity which one of our bloggers distills so ‘eloquently’ to a wonderful ‘five sentence relevancy’ with his ‘BBE model’ tells me your remarks above are the epitome of hypocrisy.

    If you adopt verbal abuse and endless personality warfare on earth but seek your peaceful afterlife by evoking the name of your savior only as needed or on Sundays how does that make anyone a good person?

    In which era has the pursuit of a religious based Christian ethos not led to endless wars started by the religious zealots?

    Faith is an awesome personal thing but to proselytize as some do here and at the same time evoke and carry-on the most unchristian like actions is ‘eye for an eye’ amazing.

    That sir, is the same mindless cruelty abuse and endless warfare. Soldiers for Christ like yourself are the reason ‘the wars’ are endless!


  21. ac October 12, 2016 at 9:31 AM #

    In some international jurisdiction there are visible signs posted strategically against loitering with actions if deem necessary subjected to police enforcement
    Why cant barbados use a similar process where there are areas of habitual congregation well known to have evidence of illegal activity
    In some way it can help to decrease the block culture that leads to lawlessness and increase criminal activity.


  22. chad99999 October 12, 2016 at 10:05 AM #


    The world is a complicated place and human beings are complicated animals. An action usually has multiple causes.
    A war blamed on religion is usually a war cloaked in religious differences, not caused by them.
    I am a nice guy, etc. Distinguish an action from reaction.


  23. Vincent Haynes October 12, 2016 at 11:48 AM #

    A pox on all religions…..opiate of the masses……truer words never spake

    Mans quest to understand the un-understandable has created real misery on this planet…..many agnostics do exist.


  24. Dompey October 12, 2016 at 1:02 PM #

    Vincent Hayne

    One thing is clear and that is to everything existence there is obviously a beginning and whether it is God, the universe, the big bang, human and animal live, we have yet to prove it.


  25. Vincent Haynes October 12, 2016 at 1:16 PM #

    Dompey October 12, 2016 at 1:02 PM #

    Chuckle…..the view of a true agnostic……their is hope for you yet.


  26. Dompey October 12, 2016 at 1:46 PM #

    Vincent Haynes

    We may not able to ascertain when animal and plant live begun, however, through carbon dating we can determine the age of an animal or a plant, and this in turn can give us approximate age of the earth.


  27. Vincent Haynes October 12, 2016 at 1:51 PM #

    Dompey October 12, 2016 at 1:46 PM #

    Chuckle… lesson in poker……know when to fold.


  28. Dompey October 12, 2016 at 2:29 PM #

    Vincrnt Haynes

    Lol …Poker isn’t my thing brother,
    I prefer chess so I am castlong.


  29. Dompey October 12, 2016 at 2:31 PM #

    Castling… sorry for the misspelled


  30. ac October 13, 2016 at 5:27 AM #

    The block culture would continue to thrive unless harsh decisions are made to remove the habitual presence of those who choose to congregate and peddle and practiced illegalities in those areas from a breeding ground well known got criminal activity
    Again with great emphasis govt should take note at the way international countries have adopted a no tolerance approach to loitering without impeding or denying anyone civil rights.
    Govt cannot be bullied or coerced into not doing what is in the best interest for public safety in ways that call for actions that are pursuant to correct and contribute to the overall protection of a nation


  31. Pachamama October 13, 2016 at 6:08 AM #


    We doubt you were even aware of the events at Karbala

    Yet you presume the world is complicated.

    Well, if that is the case

    You should leave these matters to those with ‘big brains’


  32. Well Well & Consequences October 13, 2016 at 10:06 AM #

    ACs…the block culture will thrive less when politicians and ministers stop sending their yardfowls, pimps and lackeys in those depressed areas around election time to buy votes and bribe those men and women who are struggling to feed themselves and families, vulnerable people, who yall know are struggling daily for money.


  33. Hal Austin October 13, 2016 at 1:24 PM #

    As someone who grew up in the 1960s and played my part in the students’ movement, I appreciate Bob Dylan’s writing. But he is no Smokey Robinson.
    More seriously, the pound has depreciated by 20 per cent. Pensioner returnees are in trouble.


  34. Well Well & Consequences October 13, 2016 at 1:34 PM #

    In other words, everyone has to be careful the UK dont start pretending to be an Empire again, cause their asses are broke and getting broker by the minute. .

    …….Caribbean leaders cannot say they do not know and cannot see…particularly the slaves in Barbados’ parliament…that this represents a threat to vulnerable people in the Caribbean who still believe UK has something to give them.


  35. ac October 13, 2016 at 1:56 PM #

    @Well Well …your topsy must be brimming over wid nuff shit cause you sure know how to bring all that to BU


  36. ac October 13, 2016 at 2:07 PM #

    They are many reasons why mostly male would join the block culture. There are many factors a need to be recognize ..a separation of themselves from the norms and values of society.. and feeling a sense of superiorty abiding by their own rules and values


  37. Well Well & Consequences October 13, 2016 at 3:12 PM #

    I would expect that from ignoramuses like yourselves ACs…

    …..the only thing yall know to do is pimp…and parrot the slaves in parliament to your own eventual exposure and shame…lol

    Dont you get tired of looking stupid.

    Lack of steady employment and livable wages creates a block culture, lack of enough techical schools and other arenas of skill building, creates an environment for block building….none of the 2 governments in the last 50 years had the vision, foresight, skills or intelligence to see this and stop it before it began, …end of story.

    …….don’t quit ya day job of pimping to become an analysts…yall dont have the required skill set.


  38. ac October 13, 2016 at 5:31 PM #

    Well Welll lack of steady employment and livable wages creates a block culture, lack of enough technical schools and other arenas of skill building, creates an environment for block building….

    all of that is true but how do you explain that countries that have created an environment conducive to progress for the block culture in those countries the block culture still exist
    Also how do you explain that between the two genders the male have a higher preference of congregating on the block


  39. Well Well & Consequences October 13, 2016 at 6:36 PM #

    ACs…the countries you refer to have populations in the millions…the bigger the population the bigger the social problems. …I will let you work that out.

    Barbados has a population of a mere 275,000….way too small for the current level of block activity, as I said.., successive leaderships from the 60s…no vision, even less foresight.

    Dont know if you have boy children, but their energies have to be harnessed and channeled positively from they reach secondary schools and even before. ……

    …..I dont know about Barbados but NYState with it’s 20 miĺlion people provides after school programs…PAL..the Police Athletic Leagye provides many programs. ..large conglomerates like McGraw Hill, JPMorgan etc sponsors many programs to channel the energies of both boys and girls from grade school…….but as I said, there are many millions of small children to contend with to contend with…compared to Barbados.


  40. ac October 13, 2016 at 7:02 PM #

    i am not comparing Barbados to any international country u brought to table that Barbados govt s has failed in doing their just part in preventing the block culture
    i brought your attention to countries who have spent millions of dollars in preventive measures geared towards helping the block culture but with little success . my question to u is why


  41. Well Well & Consequences October 13, 2016 at 9:50 PM #

    “all of that is true but how do you explain that countries that have created an environment conducive to progress for the block culture in those countries the block culture still exist”

    That is your comparison ACs..not mine….and I told you, those countries with millions to spend also have millions of people in very wide open spaces with varying degrees of very serious social problems…..i

    …….n Barbados, the island is not only tiny, but the population is just couple hundred thousand making the social issues easier to reduce, manage and control if ya had leaders with vision and foresight..,,.

    ……..the size of the population is why the failure of the 2 governments to create what I described is inexcusable.


  42. ac October 14, 2016 at 4:58 AM #

    i ask a simple question and you give a long drawn out answer in regards to population size


  43. David October 14, 2016 at 5:49 AM #

    Here is what Horace Stoute has to say on the subject. This is a man who operates in the block. >


  44. Well Well & Consequences October 14, 2016 at 5:56 AM #

    ACs….I will tell what what I told 2 other limited intellects on here who like to ask questions but could never use their brains to understand and articulate the answers….

    … will give you all the information on why countries whose governments spend millions on orograms for the population that number in the millions, yet still have social problems, then you can compare it to yiur social issyes in Barbados…..googke always answers back and ya cant give it any shit comments cause it will ignore you…

    I had a little patience for you brand of backwardness yesterday… not push your luck today.

    Go to the Heather Cole blog and kearn something about ya history. might help unlock any valuable intelligence ya may have…, learn something useful.


  45. Well Well & Consequences October 14, 2016 at 6:00 AM #

    “A former national footballer is knocking down the call by one evangelical leader to dismantle every block in Barbados as a shallow and pedantic interpretation of the issues affecting today’s youths.

    Former Barbados goalkeeper Horace Stoute said blocks only filled the void left by the absence of sporting and social programmes”

    There it is in a nutshell…and I was not even speaking french or spanish or any other language when I said it………I said the same thing.


  46. Well Well & Consequences October 14, 2016 at 6:14 AM #

    You have stupid church leaders with the intelligence level of the ACs…making suggestions they themselves do not understand…it might help the population more and break the spell of idiocy….by closing all the churches…so that the reverend, priests, pastors can do real social jobs like being life coaches and counsellors….to the lost youth, instead of tithe collectors and parasites on the population, turn the churches into social centres with useful, positive social programs..


  47. ac October 14, 2016 at 6:28 AM #

    stop rambling and just say you do not know why block cultures exist even when govts spends millions of dollars in programs that can direct those who choose a life to enter the block culture towards progress


  48. Well Well & Consequences October 14, 2016 at 7:16 AM #

    How many millions in programs have the tiny Barbados governments spent on social programs for their youth…eg after school programs, youth centres, sports programs in the lsst 50 years on their tiny population ACs.

    I bet ya can tell me how much the US spent though.

    You really expect me to discourse on large cities social problems with you when you dont understand the tiny social problems in Barbados and will not understand a quarter of what I say anyway..

    I have better things to direct my energies on other than trying g to beat sense into your empty heads…I will leave that task to those you pimp for….and to those who will eventually enslave ya dumb asses again.


  49. Well Well & Consequences October 14, 2016 at 8:45 AM #

    ACs…after I heard about it I tried really hard to understand, I kept asking but they refused to tell me why the Bizzys and Cow the Maloneys and Bjerkhams. …etc tell any white or off white person who visits Barbados, to stay well away from yall black asses….but now I know, it took 3 years, but i have seen it first hand.

    Yall make it real easy….to keep you in poverty forever.


  50. Well Well & Consequences October 14, 2016 at 9:24 AM #

    Please, please close these uselessly backward churches, let their leaders, who are nothing more than collection junkies, get off their lazy asses and go and look for real jobs, to help build up the economy.

    They are just moochers and freeloaders, not paying taxes and living off the people.


  51. ac October 14, 2016 at 9:53 AM #

    Kunckled head dont get yuhself all tied up in knots. The answer lies with a present day block culture mentality with agendas and actions set out to defy social norms and a replacement apparatus to dictate what is of interest to their social and economical survival or what they perceived is for their betterment by dealing in drugs and criminal activity. we are not talking about a small group of individuals dedicated to uplifting society for the better for if that was the case most or all who lives within that culture would take advantage no matter how small of any social programs to give them an advancement in developing skills or academic achievement.
    This is not a group looking to be of influence in the deveopment of society but a hard core group how have exhibited and demonstrated lawlesness and should by all means necessary nip in the bus


  52. Well Well & Consequences October 14, 2016 at 10:19 AM #

    Ask older people ACs…the block culture did not turn into a menace until the 80s, google what happens when a menace is not nipped in the bud early. ..

    …..I will oit spoonfeed you, my chiddren are grown and would not need to be spoonfed.


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