People Who Claim to be Academics and Political Scientists

Dr.Mahabir

Submitted by Dr Kumar Mahabir

Dear Editor,

Last Friday (July 12), the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ordered President David Granger and his Cabinet in Guyana to resign immediately from Government and call elections within three (3) months.

This now seven-month elections’ delay has clearly brought out the political and ethnic biases of academics in Guyana such as Dr David Hinds who is also a member of the ruling coalition Government. It seems that the two Davids think alike in their insistence that the illegal government should remain in power.

At a history conference in Guyana two weeks ago which I attended, Hinds again showed his ethnic biases. He gave the feature address on the topic of Dr Walter Rodney, whom he described glowingly as a “black nationalist” and “a Pan Africanist.”

Hinds pointed out the marginalisation of certain groups such as Rastafarians in the Caribbean but did not utter a word about the alienation or tokenism of (East) Indians in regional institutions like the very CCJ, CARICOM, the Caribbean Reparations Commission, etc.

During the Questions and Answers (Q and A) session, I asked Hinds why he spoke about trade union leaders such as Tubal Uriah “Buzz” Butler and not mention even once the name of Bhadase Sagan Maraj, Adrian Kola Rienzi (Krishna Deonarine) or Basdeo Panday.

I also asked Hinds why he spoke about Guyanese and Trinidadian icons such as CLR James, Makandal Dagga, Eusi Kwayana and George Padmore and not even once mentioned the name of Cheddi Jagan or VS Naipaul, the only Nobel Prize laureate from Trinidad and Tobago.

I also asked Hinds why did he talk about cultural creations in the Caribbean such as calypso, steelpan and ska and made no reference to chutney music as well as “doubles” street food or the curried “sour” sauce and “puri” roti from Guyana.

Hinds replied about not having enough time to mention everybody [Indians particularly] in his hour-long address. Pity these people who claim to be objective academics and political scientists in the Caribbean.

 

Dr Kumar Mahabir

San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago

58 comments

  • The Indian nationalists in Guyana are at it again.

    The real problem, unlike what these rabid Hindu nationalists and others are saying, was and is the absence of a voters’ list as consistent with the Constitution. This level of inefficiency is not inconsistent with regional systems of governance.

    Mahabir has never mentioned the vicious nationalism of Indians, the racism of a dominant Indian religion, the per capita economic domination by Indians in nearly all Caribbean countries, how they use Black people to serve they their own ends, either

    Their misguided general assumption that there is some equalization between the price paid by African peoples and Indians. Africans were here in both epochs long before Indians.

    We were here over 100,000 years ago in the first epoch as can be evidenced in Brazil by the French anthropologist Pessis and elsewhere by other academicians not controlled by time and space as most are.

    And within the slavery and then the later indentership epochs we were here and paid a much higher price than Indians for these lands.

    There is therefore no equalization between these histories.

    Indians everywhere must come to know than the African is his mother lest they be brought to heel!

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  • @Pachamama

    Isn’t it intellectual dishonesty for Dr. Hinds to omit mention of Indian players in his speech?

    About the election how can the court in all practicality mandate elections to be held by a specific date if the apparatus to support free and fair elections has not been mobilized?

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  • David

    It always seem to fall be Black people to be inclusive. We have never detected that level of equalization being demanded from Indian nationalists.

    NO!

    The Indians live their lives, centrally, without reference to our sensibilities and therefore no such bar should be mandated for Hinds either. Hinds should speak how he see the world.

    Remember, Hinds himself was once a political lackey of the Indian nationalist prime minister Jagdeo. And for a man who was once marked as a successor to Burnham we see this article by this fecker Mahabir to serve similar aims.

    On your second question

    The answer is that courts do what courts do. And a government can only do what it can. Neither one has absolute authority over the other, in your terms.

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  • @Pacha

    On the service there is nothing wrong with your perspective BUT in a country torn by political and RACIAL conflict there must be leadership to move forward. Who will bell the cat if Guyana is to turn the corner to build a quality society?

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  • David

    We would like nothing more.

    The problem is that everywhere we’ve been it is only Black people who fecklessly believe in that mantra, while everybody else takes us for a ride, as though we’re ignorant.

    For example, we did not see any Africans in Indian with a development curve matching that of the Indians with suitcases, salesmen, who descended on Barbados when this writer was a boy.

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  • This vile man is at it again, and on a black-focused blog. His arguments are beneath contempt.

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  • David

    Sorry!

    Should have been Walter Rodney, from the WPA, to whom Hinds was seen as to be a successor to.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    This author would show less bias if he practices what he preaches. Hinds can only speak from his experiences with a measure of validity. He cannot pretend to know the other ethnic groups. They are not very open.

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  • What is positive is that a Chairman of GECOM was finally appointed.

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  • (Quote):
    Mahabir has never mentioned the vicious nationalism of Indians, the racism of a dominant Indian religion, the per capita economic domination by Indians in nearly all Caribbean countries, how they use Black people to serve they their own ends, either..(Unquote).
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    It serves black people right!

    It is the black people who have and are still turning Dalit East Indians into ‘buy-and-sell’ millionaires and the modern socio-political movers and shakers in the Caribbean.

    Can you imagine a modern-day situation where educated blacks are now the servants and house-cleaners of Dalits!

    The East Indians are just waiting, like economic coyotes, to snatch and salt away the monetary settlement of any reparations the Europeans might be thinking of paying to stupid blacks as a means of purging their moral conscience of their slave-owning past.

    At the rate Blacks are committing intra-racial genocide by killing off one another in gang warfare by the lethal means sold to them by the same East Indians and others of ME ancestry, they will soon be an insignificant minority in the Caribbean while digging themselves early graves by consuming the dangerous fast foods and hormone-laced chickens sold by the dispensing outlets of poison controlled by other races.

    Until the same blacks stop worshiping the idols of other peoples they will always be the hewers of the economic wood and drawers of socio-political waters for other races.

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  • The whole tone of the article and the related comments are an indication of the problems which would always exist between the different ethnicities despite our feeble attempts through law or platitudinous construct to attempt to bring the races together.
    Let us not continue to bury our heads in the sand.

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  • David you disappoint. Why can you not spot these games?

    Pacha is 100% correct. We ought to focus on ours without reference to others. Simple as.
    This submission is so ironic it is almost comical. The writer is clearly showing the same behaviors he accuses the others of.

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  • Your point is what again?

    The best way to enlighten is to attack the problem heading.

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  • @David

    Isn’t it intellectual dishonesty for Dr. Hinds to omit mention of Indian players in his speech?

    My point?

    Did you make the above statement?

    The statements reflects a lack of context and awareness of the past few centuries of our history. It reflects false equivalence. It reflects ultimately prejudice and disrespect for us.

    Why should Mr Hinds list Indian players?

    You see the point yet?

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  • It this about history or an academic painting a true picture of what is written on historys page. There is a reason why we educate ourselves. There is a reason why a person of high moral fiber honors the golden rule. Right and wrong and all that Jazz. Could careless what others have done and continue to do.

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  • It this about history or a academic painting a true picture of what is written on history’s page. There is a reason why we educate ourselves. There is a reason why a person of high moral fiber honors the golden rule. Right and wrong and all that Jazz. Could careless what others have done and continue to do.(Quote)

    What nonsense. We are all wrong, and David BU is right.

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  • this about history or a academic painting a true picture of what is written on history’s page

    Aha! As I said I think your are (intentionally?) missing some context?

    Is what is “written on history’s page” a correct representation of the facts ? Whose history are you talking about? Ours or theirs?

    What has the golden rule to do with the moot?

    The issue is simple, why do you think that Mr Hinds has to include Indians in this piece of work?

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  • The issue here is why Dr. Hinds omitted to role Indians played. The fact he said he did not have the time in a one hour speech is unacceptable. Was there another reason. Forget the emotional stuff.

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  • Let me borrow one of your favorites…

    “You may have the last word”

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  • @ Dullard

    When I am critical of David BU some people object. But he is amazing. I am beginning to question his Bajan roots. I have already worked out he has had some education in North America. But it fell short.

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  • The blogmaster anticipated the last comment would chase you away. An academic whether black or white has a responsibility to his vocation to do so with integrity. In fact a human being whether Black or White has the same duty.

    Now you may have the last word.

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  • Does this include the scientists behind the Tuskegee syphilis experiment? Or those who experimented on pregnant Louisianan women? What about eugenics? What about the works of BF Skinner? I can go on. The man knows nothing about academic ethics.

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  • https://www.pressreader.com/barbados/daily-nation-barbados/20190715/281560882370065

    Lucille Moe is fast becoming the minister of – resignations !

    In less than a year she has presided over the departure of – 6 CBC Board members.

    So much for Lucille Moe’s – self proclaim claim to be a dynamic commumicator !

    She and the PS Sandra Phillips running the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting ….in the ground !

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  • @ Fractured

    Why is this not news?

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  • William Skinner

    @ Pacha

    It is an established fact that the Black race is the only race that does not have any phobias toward other races.

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  • Sir William Skinner

    Yes and maybe no.

    Academicians have long argued that we are not a race.

    They contend that the original peoples of the earth, when no other people were here, and for millions of years, cannot be logically called a race.

    Not when all the other peoples came from our loins – they are the races not us!

    We have been arguing for a long time that Black people are incapable of being racist. That has been the basis of our downfall.

    When we first saw Black people with blond hair in Papau, New Guinea – that was it for us!

    There is no human feature, but that kind of hatred, that you can’t find in the original Afrikan woman.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    David, I suspect the rationale for the critique of ur position lies in the remark “…on a black-focused blog. “

    In short, the posters here boldly interpreted that “perspective” and “context” before the words “history conference”.

    Either that or they held to that now cliched interpretation of the wordhistory that Dr Hinds had all rights to present HIS-story as the featured speaker!

    Otherwise I am lost as to why it’s OK for we Afro folks to unnecessarily marginalize others as we highlight our achievements !

    Dr. Mahabir may be a flawed person himself (I have no idea) but not sure how that affects the valid point he made about Dr. Hinds’ presentation.

    Interesting and amusing exchange above.

    I gone.

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  • “His fellow West Indians began having difficulties with Naipaul early in his career. He was accused of writing “castrated satire”. A sentence in The Middle Passage that “history is built around achievement and creation; and nothing was ever created in the West Indies” has been held unforgivingly as proof that he was anti-West Indian. He has been accused of racial prejudice against people of African origin, for saying that Africa has no future, and for presenting women negatively.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/aug/12/vs-naipaul-obituary

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  • Hal

    A million dollar question you have posed !

    David BU ain’t providing much avenue for dissemination , either .

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  • Dr Kumar Mahabir presents a good case as to the futility of trying to corral East Indians and those of African descent into the same space. There is little point in trying to present a case that these two groups could ever become homogeneous.

    Guyana and Trinidad should look at dividing their countries in half. Thereby allowing the two separate races to live exclusively separately from each other.

    By the way, the popular and most recognisable culture of the West Indies has always been rooted in those who descended from the African diaspora. Whether it be music, cusine, dance, poetry, literature, et al. It does not mean that that the East Indian is look down on. Their culture generally is less popular and does not travel as well.

    Dr Kumar Mahabir is simply a petty and an insecure soul. However he is a brown canary whose voice should be taken seriously. Barbados watch out!

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  • William Skinner

    @ Pacha

    If the academicians are saying that all races come from our “ loins” it logically follows that we can’t have phobias about other races. I don’t subscribe to the view that black women with natural blonde hair undermines this fact. Quite frankly, I suggest it strengthens it because if every other race comes from our loins , we would scarcely develop phobias toward those whom we have brought here.
    You will note that during slavery with all the atrocities against us our women were still mothering the white babies even breast feeding them. Certainly that demonstrated a tremendous love for humanity and further cements the absence of phobias toward those who are still bent on showing their superiority over the Black race.
    If we fast forward to our own situation, there is a misguided view on BU that poor Black people are ignorant of what is going on around them and must be “educated”.
    Perhaps we need to recognize that our humanity and tolerance is engrained in us in a way that is not easily understood by others and even some of us.
    Something to seriously think
    about taking kindness for weakness .

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  • @William

    Ignorant does not translate to stupid. It is about being attuned to the extent they are educated to what are civic responsibilities.

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  • These people had blond hair long before there was anything called a white race.

    Our larger point was that all human traits, except one, evolved in afrikan population, dna, if uou will, millions of years ago

    We’ve also blue black people with green eyes

    Sir wiilliam Skinner

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  • William Skinner

    @ Pacha

    Point taken.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    The Africans who crossed the Atlantic 50,000 or more years ago, at the same time as African people dispersed to Asia, Australia and Europe settled here:
    https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/606

    of course humanity evolved in Africa. Africa is the only place that has supported human life from the beginning. Of course we do not hate other people. Those “other” people are the descendants of our fore-parents.

    The Chinese though are still looking for the beginning of humanity in a place other than Africa. They won’t find it because it does not exist.

    Black is the original skin colour. The perfect colour for human beings who lived near to the Equator for millions of years, until recently [recently being 50,000 years or so]. All other skin colours are adaptations to climate to permit survival, principally the lightening of the skin to permit Vitamin D from sunlight to enter the body. Human beings cannot survive without Vitamin D. Without Vitamin D human beings develop rickets, and human females with rickets will have narrowed hip bones which will make the safe delivery of children difficult or impossible. We get Vitamin D principally from fish liver or the sunshine. Not from Boots the chemist, and not from Shoppers Drug Mart, and not from Walgreens or CVS. Lolll!!!. 2 million years ago, and today sunshine is the most readily option for those people who live near to the Equator. So white or light skin is only an evolutionary mechanism to permit survival of those human beings who moved far away from the Equator.

    We note that the indigenous peoples of Australia who moved out of Africa at about the same time as those people who moved to Asians and European did not develop light or white skin, as there is plenty of sunshine in Australia.

    All racism is a human construct developed by people who have forgotten where they came from.

    And of course human life did NOT, I repeat NOT, first come to be in the Middle East, contrary to what Judiasm, Christianity and Islam teaches. That idea is a modern myth, created by people searching for their identity. Modern being anything that is less than 50,000 years ago. Of course the cradle of humanity does not rest in Asia either, and to search for it there is futile.

    So therefore the Middle East is NOT important. The Middle East is NOT the cradle of humanity.

    The cradle of humanity rests in Africa. We should all honour the motherland.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Human beings cannot survive without the sun, perhaps that is why as our friend Miller etc. is so fond of noting that most, perhaps all peoples have worshipped the sun at some period of their history.

    No sun.

    No life.

    We all know that this is true. True today. True millions of years ago.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    O ,Sir Simple Simon !

    Did these descendants of mother Africa leave of their free will,or were they pushed?

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  • I KNOW THAT I AM EXPECTED TO FOLLOW THE HERD AND NOT DEVIATE OR DISAGREE BUT
    I WOULD LOVE TO ASCERTAIN REASONABLE SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION INCLUDING PUNETT SQUARES TO THE RUBBISH POSTED BY SHE WHO KNOWS IT ALL AT July 15, 2019 9:32 PM

    RE Black is the original skin colour. PLEASE SUPPLY SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE FOR THIS

    RE All other skin colours are adaptations to climate to permit survival, principally the lightening of the skin to permit Vitamin D from sunlight to enter the body.

    HOW DOES A LIGHT SKIN PERMIT Vitamin D from sunlight to enter the body ? WHAT IS THE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY HERE? PLEASE SUPPLY SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE FOR THIS

    RE Human beings cannot survive without Vitamin D. Without Vitamin D human beings develop rickets, and human females with rickets will have narrowed hip bones which will make the safe delivery of children difficult or impossible.

    ARE YOU NOW AN EXPERT ON OBSTETRICS IN AREAS WHERE THEY ARE INDIGENOUS BLACK FOLK LIVING IN THE SKIN WHO HAVE Vitamin D DEFICIENCIES?

    PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW INDIGENOUS BLACK FOLK LIVING IN THE SKIN GET Vitamin D DEFICIENCIES?

    RE We get Vitamin D principally from fish liver or the sunshine. Not from Boots the chemist, and not from Shoppers Drug Mart, and not from Walgreens or CVS.

    ACTUALLY WE DO! AND WE CAN GET GOOD Vitamin D THEREBY TOO!
    YOU ARE EFFLUXING FROM YOUR SHELVES OF HOUSTON AGAIN (i.e you talking shite!)

    RE So white or light skin is only an evolutionary mechanism to permit survival of those human beings who moved far away from the Equator.
    CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE SCIENCE OF THIS STATEMENT?

    RE And of course human life did NOT, I repeat NOT, first come to be in the Middle East, contrary to what Judiasm, Christianity and Islam teaches. That idea is a modern myth, created by people searching for their identity. Modern being anything that is less than 50,000 years ago.
    FROM WHOM DID YOU GET THIS INFORMATION?

    RE So therefore the Middle East is NOT important. The Middle East is NOT the cradle of humanity.

    DOES THIS THEREFORE MAKE THE Middle East is NOT important?
    SURELY THIS IS A NON SEQUITUR, AND A MORONIC MOUTHING OF EPIC PROPORTIONS ONLY ACCEPTABLE IN THE BU RUMSHOP. WE WILL SOON SEE THAT the Middle East is VERY important

    RE The cradle of humanity rests in Africa. We should all honour the motherland.

    WHY SHOULD WE HONOUR IT FOR THE POVERTY THEREIN OR JUST FOR THE SKIN COLOUR OF ITS INHABITANTS
    JUST ASKING

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  • THE COLOURS OF THE SPECTRUM OF WHITE LIGHT ARE REMEMBERED BY SAYINGS SUCH AS
    RICHARD OF YORK GAINED BATTLES IN VAIN

    RED ORANGE YELLOW GREEN BLUE INDIGO VIOLET

    HOW IS IT TO GET COLOURS FROM BLACK?

    JUST ASKING

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Vincent Codrington July 16, 2019 9:59 AM “O ,Sir Simple Simon ! Did these descendants of mother Africa leave of their free will,or were they pushed?”

    Dear Sir Vincent: I don’t remember what I had for breakfast. Lolll!!!

    People move or are moved for all kinds of reasons, both serious and frivolous.

    What I have noticed though is that HUMAN BEINGS of all colours, genders, languages etc. are adventurous. Sometimes people are forced from home by war, by drought or other natural disaster. Sometimes people move because they are looking for opportunities, sometimes they leave because they are following a sweet man or woman, lol!

    I have a good friend whose family moved from St. Vincent to Barbados and when I asked why he said the 1902? eruption of Soufriere…so people move, or are moved for all kinds of reasons.

    I have two aunts who followed their sweet men to Trinidad, which is why I have so many Trini cousins. And the men had moved to Trinidad looking for work, and there was work in Trinidad because World War 2 was on and the Americans build a military installation there and needed workers.

    I met an old English woman in America who told me that as a very young woman she went to America for a holiday, she lost her passport, and by the time she got a new one a very sweet American fella had persuaded her to stay. Sixty years later she and her children and grandchildren was still in America.

    Donald Trump’s mummy moved to America because she was looking for domestic work, because apparently thee was not much domestic work or poor wages in Tong, Isle of Lewis Scotland.

    And so we have Donald Trump.

    You get me?

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  • WHAT DOES ALL THAT BULL SHIT HAVE TO DO WITH YOUR THESIS ON THE EVOLUTION OF SKIN COLOUR OR SOURCES OF VIT D OR HOW DOES A LIGHT SKIN PERMIT Vitamin D from sunlight to enter the body OR YOUR OBVIOUS IGNORANCE AND LACK OF EXPERTISE ON OBSTETRICS IN AREAS WHERE THEY ARE INDIGENOUS BLACK FOLK LIVING IN THE SKIN WHO HAVE Vitamin D DEFICIENCIES?

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @GP “ARE YOU NOW AN EXPERT ON OBSTETRICS IN AREAS WHERE THEY ARE INDIGENOUS BLACK FOLK LIVING IN THE SKIN WHO HAVE Vitamin D DEFICIENCIES?”

    Indigenous black folk living in the sun and who have vitamin D deficiencies have likely been persuaded by some MALE RELIGIOUS to cover their entire bodies from the neck to the wrist to the ankles in clothing, preferably black clothing, and they were/are foolish enough to take such bad advice; or they are poor great poppets who deliberately avoid the sun because they think that dark skin is bad and light skin is good. Apart from that vitamin D deficiencies in black people who live in sunny areas are pretty unusual

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  • re Indigenous black folk living in the sun and who have vitamin D deficiencies have likely been persuaded

    likely been persuaded? I see a lot of documentaries of HALF NAKED AND VERY SCANTLY CLAD black WOMEN………AM I BLIND?

    ARE BLACK WOMEN THERE AND ELSEWHERE WHO cover their entire bodies from the neck to the wrist to the ankles in clothing, SUCH AS IN DAYS OF SLAVERY VITAMIN DEFICIENT

    DO YOU REALLY THINK THAT THERE ARE A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF poor great poppets who deliberately avoid the sun because they think that dark skin is bad and light skin is good. OR ARE YOU JUST TALKING SHITE AS USUAL?

    YOU SAID THAT RE Human beings cannot survive without Vitamin D. Without Vitamin D human beings develop rickets, and human females with rickets will have narrowed hip bones which will make the safe delivery of children difficult or impossible.

    TELL US WHICH HIP BONES will make the safe delivery of children difficult or impossible.
    TELL US ALSO WHY ALL THESE VIT K DEFICIENT WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD PRODUCE CHILDREN

    TEACH ME HERE TEACH ME
    YOU ARE AN ANGLICAN SO NO DOUBT YOU HAVE HEARD THE ANTHEM THUS ENTITLED

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  • BREAKING NEWS

    BU DUMMY TEACHES THAT NARROWED HIP BONES will make the safe delivery of children difficult or impossible.

    THIS IS NEW TEACHING AND NOT AT ALL IN KEEPING WITH ACCEPTED OBSTETRICS AS SHOWN BELOW
    https://www.open.edu/openlearncreate/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=36&printable=1

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  • NOW SIMPLE SIMON DUMMY
    CAN YOU GIVE ME THE PUNNETT SQUARES AND DETAILS OF THE GENETICS AND THE CELL BIOLOGY THAT SUPPORT YOUR BOVINE EXCREMENT ABOUT HOW ALL FOLK WERE ORIGINALLY BLACK AND AS THEY WENT TO COLDER CLIMES THEY TOOK ON OTHER COLOURS

    I HAVE SET APART TODAY FOR READING BU BULL SHIT– I.E ROCKING AND JOKING LOL MURDER

    JUST IMAGINE WHAT I COULD HAVE ACHIEVED IF I WAS MORE THAN “A SECOND” AND ONLY A NOBODY

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Ok not the hip bones. The whatchamacallit down below bones.

    I am going to have to rename you the pedantic dribbler.

    Can’t worry with you now. Planted some okras on my birthday. Picked 25 pounds over the last couple of days.

    Going to cook me some niccceeee!!! mellow cou-cou now.

    See ya!

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    This ain’t medical class now. This is cooking class. medical class and those with medical problems, including psychiatric please to go down the hall.

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  • YES YOU SHOULD STICK TO WHAT YOU KNOW WELL AND WHAT YOU CAN DO WELL
    GO IN THE GROUND
    CAUSE YOU WONT WIN WITH THIS “ONLY A SECOND” SCHOLAR

    RENAMING ME the pedantic dribbler IS THE WORSE INSULT I HAVE EVER RECEIVED ON BU

    TO BE COMPARED TO THAT FOOL WHO SOUGHT TO CHALLENGE ME IN MY AREA OF EXPERTISE

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  • @ Georgie Porgie July 16, 2019 10:37 AM
    “RE Black is the original skin colour. PLEASE SUPPLY SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE FOR THIS…”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Ya want “SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE”, Dr. GP, well, here it is:

    Adam was ‘nakedly’ BLACK! The ‘dust’ in the Garden of Eden was black.

    Do you agree Dr. Wilt(ing)shire?

    But you believe so much in fairy tales you might just mistake poor Adam for a snowman living in a white house.

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  • RE Adam was ‘nakedly’ BLACK! The ‘dust’ in the Garden of Eden was black.

    MAYBE IT WAS RED OR ORANGE OR BLUE ……..ACCORDING TO THE COLOUR OF WHAT SALTS WERE PRESENT THEREIN AS WITNESSED IN SOILS (DUST) IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE WORLD

    YOU ARE VERY GOOD IN CONJURING UP FAIRYTALES ON “THE BU PROJECT ” ARENT YOU?

    BUT WHERE IS THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

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  • Paradoxical Iqbal

    What Makes One a Bajan?

    I was born and grew up in a working class neighbourhood in Bridgetown. I went to school with Bajans from all walks of life. I also interacted with Bajans in rural parts when I went out with my old man on his itinerant sales job (“coolie man” as Bajans of all ethnicities refer to it). I studied Barbadian and Caribbean History. I know more about Barbados, its history, culture, government, politics, economy, etc. than the average Bajan. However, to many Bajans, I am not a real Bajan because my ethnicity is Indian and added to that I am a Muslim.

    When I was younger, I would be bothered by the various comments questioning my Bajanness, expressing shock at my Bajanness or insisting absolutely that I am not a Bajan. I was a patriotic Bajan and who were these people to question my Bajanness? One of my favourite ways to react to the ignorance displayed in these comments was to not only speak the rawest Bajan possible in my retorts but also to spice them up with a gigantic dose of Bajan “cussing”. The shock on the faces of those who dared to question my Bajanness was always worth it. You see, growing up in the heart of Bridgetown meant that I was exposed not only to everyday Bajan cuture like food, norms and language but also cussing and by cussing I mean cussing of the worst kind. I was known for having a potty mouth from a young age and it has only been about two years since I severely restricted my use of colourful language, to the disbelief and relief of many.

    Over the past five years though, my patriotism has increasingly waned to the extent that I find myself detached from Barbados and I no longer care whether Bajans accept me as a fellow countryman. I have always had a global outlook but this was alongside a fierce Barbadian patriotism. Working for the government and my mostly negative experiences with this, growing older and seeing things differently have made me realise that in reality, I don’t fit in in Barbados. There is much to unpack in this disconnect I feel with the country of my birth so I won’t delve into it now and will leave it for a future blog. Needless to say, when Bajans question my Bajanness because of how I look, it does not trouble me anymore and if I do counter, it is just to bother them as opposed to responding because I am upset.

    This brings me to an incident that occurred this morning. I am attending a training course for public sector managers this week. Each day there are different sessions with different presenters. This morning we had a session on “Diversity in the Workplace”. The “instructor” in her introduction says she will be speaking in Bajan so that everyone can understand her. Then she proceeds to look at me and ask if I will be able to understand her. Needless to say, I blew my top and let her have it, albeit without the insertion of any cuss words! I did not lose it because she questioned my Bajanness. Nope. I lost it because it upset me that a retired senior civil servant was presenting on diversity in the workplace and had the bleeping audacity to question my Bajanness because I am not black! Then the idiot instead of recognising that what she did was wrong tried to make it seem as if I was the one who did not understand what was going on and again because I am an outsider to this group of Bajans. I therefore decided to have some fun and on a few occasions questioned what she was saying. I also made a point of expressing my absolute contempt for the silly personality exercises she wanted the class to partake in. I took great satisfaction in knowing that she did not at all enjoy my challenges to her supposed expertise on the subject of the session.

    I have always relished making life difficult for teachers, presenters, trainers, religious folk, bosses and persons in authority when they make ridiculous claims and are unable to defend them. Inevitably, they make fools of themselves because people who issue asinine pronouncements are generally the type that are incapable of offering solid arguments and hate being challenged. They will get riled up and dig an even bigger hole for themselves when you tear their weak cases apart. They expose themselves rather easily. I guess I am getting old because I don’t usually do this anymore. However, there are times like this when “hard ears” Mohammed does cahn help he self and he does gots to have some fun 😎

    People like this woman occupy large swathes of the civil service, many in senior positions. It is persons of this ilk that ensure my refusal to buy into this farce called public sector reform. Big loud stupz! But no Rs and other such vivid words : )(Quote)

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  • Georgie Porgie July 17, 2019 8:45 AM
    “YOU ARE VERY GOOD IN CONJURING UP FAIRYTALES ON “THE BU PROJECT ” ARENT YOU?
    BUT WHERE IS THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE..”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Doctor Dolittle, the Germinated Pea-brain, you can find it in the same hole of evolution you can find the scientific evidence that Yahweh created in 6 solar days the universe and every living thing including aliens like you in America.

    If the story of the flood as plagiarized in your book of myths is true then the scientific evidence would support the theory that Noah’s three sons had to be a white man, a Chinese and an Indian with the black man slaving away in the gallery of the Ark looking after the dumb animals including a charging rhino and a randy chimpanzee.

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  • MILLER

    THE LORD JESUS SPOKE OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND THE DEMONS WITHIN YOU WHEN IN MATHEW 17:21 HE SAID
    this kind goes not out but by prayer and fasting.

    OR IN MARK 9:29 This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.

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  • @ Georgie Porgie July 17, 2019 1:10 PM

    We can see how soft you can become when you are against the wall in your intellectually punch-drunk state of ‘stupidity’ of biblical proportion.

    Instead of attacking the miller with your ‘rot-in-hell’ condemnatory barbs why not ask yourself this most puzzling question:

    How come your all-loving-embracing-forgiving Jesus never saw it fit to select at least one woman to be among his 12 disciples?

    What kind of equal opportunity non-discriminating fisher of folks was he then, eh?

    Were women not as worthy or as good as men to be with him in the garden of Gethsemane during the dark blessed night?

    Your soul mate, the man-hating simple Simon self-appointed President for Life needs to take up her women rights’ cudgel on this.

    It’s rather strange that the Madam President(e) never attacked her sweet Jesus for this blatant act of sexism and male chauvinism even after saying three Hail Marys, mother of God.

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  • miller

    I will in my response refer you to Romand 11:33-34 on the Greatness of God

     O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!  For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?

    In verses 33 and 34 Paul borrows phrases from two different Old Testament passages as he asks two rhetorical questions. Paul’s first question/statement concerning the Lord has to do with God’s wisdom and omniscience in which he cites Isaiah 40:13 (Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counseller hath taught him?) is “Who knows the mind of God and who is the person that gives God advise?” The answer is no one!

    God’s mind can be pondered by men through the reading of the Scriptures, but no man can know the mind of God. His mind transcends our ability. He is God and we can never fully understand Him or His ways, Isa. 55:8-9.

    Job 39-40:1 teaches clearly that no man understands the depth of wisdom and knowledge possessed by God. We are not His counselor! He does as He pleases and we are left to praise Him for what He does!

    This is a good lesson for us all to learn as we go through life. We need to stop trying to figure out the why of everything and start simply learning to trust God by faith! He knows what He is doing, we do not! He sees the future and knows what is best for now and then, we do not! Therefore, let us bow before Him and His glory and exalt His worthy Name!

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Miller July 17, 2019 8:53 PM “Your soul mate, the man-hating simple Simon.”

    Simple Simon loves men.

    The more the merrier.

    Lolll!!!

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  • @ SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife July 17, 2019 10:40 PM
    “Simple Simon loves men.
    The more the merrier.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Tell that to doggie man “Whitehill”.

    But the miller promised to ease up on you since that supremely stellar contribution you made recently.

    As a seal of the entente cordiale and the ‘signed’ peace pact between the residents of Venus and those of Mars here is what the miller has written as a testimonial to the change in your anti-male character:

    @ SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife July 15, 2019 9:45 PM
    “Human beings cannot survive without the sun, perhaps that is why as our friend Miller etc. is so fond of noting that most, perhaps all peoples have worshipped the sun at some period of their history.
    No sun.
    No life.
    We all know that this is true. True today. True millions of years ago.”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Oh, from the mouth of a baby called Simple Simon the Truth has finally set you free!

    By looking up to the heavens the lamp of enlightenment has shone in your face, at last!

    As a consequence you are forgiven of all those ‘sinfully misandrous’ contributions you have been making over the years.

    “Whitehill” should now be proud of you and put you at the top of his Xmas list with a bulldog and dildo contending for the No.1 gift.

    So when are you going to stop listening to the fairy tales written by Jewish story-writers about Adam & Eve running around with wild abandon passion stark naked in a garden for a world ‘fully formed’ in just 5 Solar days?

    Now that you have seen the Light, why not become like Saul on the way to Damascus and turn into Paulette the Enlightened Simeon?

    The Salvation Army or the Red Crescent could do a lot of good deeds for the ‘broken’ men on skid row with that money you continue to give to the former-slave owning Anglican Church.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Thanks. Being forgiven feels nice. I already give to the Salvation Army, have been doing so for decades. I don’t believe that our friend whitehill needs any accoutrements

    Accoutrements=additional items of dress or equipment, or other items carried or worn by a person or used for a particular activity.

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