Several interpretations have been applied Bob Marley’s Man to Man song.

Man to man is so unjust, children:
Ya dont know who to trust.
Your worst enemy could be your best friend,
And your best friend your worse enemy.
Some will eat and drink with you,
Then behind them su-su pon you.
Only your friend know your secrets,
So only he could reveal it.
And who the cap fit, let them wear it!

This blogmaster continues to marvel at how humankind despite self labelling as being the most advance of the animal specie behave as primitive in interactions as a wild animal.

As traditional values like honesty, respect, integrity, credibility to list a few give way to a people happy to be anchored in nothingness – so too the way of the world we live. A walk through many school yards bar a few tells a tale of what the morrow portends.

Barbadians have joined others where the ability to reason and apply logical thought is being trumped by political and irrelevant considerations. Even if it means national proprieties must be ignored. The inability to reason is not deliberate, it is derivative of educated ignorance.

Our inability to demonstrate love, forgiveness are character traits in the modern era is a waning behaviour.

The reaction to the ‘HUG’ given to Amber Guyger by the brother of murder victim Botham Jean makes for an interesting case study. The Black judge that approved the action also hugged Guyger as has attracted the ire of an ism crazy public. A simple act of love and forgiveness has been interpreted in so many ways it was not meant to be.

Several times the blogmaster has issued the refrain that all the world needs is more love. It seems the ability to demonstrate love and forgiveness has gotten lost in the translation of surviving in today’s rate race. Could it be the ‘HUG’ becomes a seminal moment in time?


333 thoughts on “The HUG

  1. “Most of us became familiar with the ethnonym African American in the 1980s, when Jesse Jackson began popularizing it as an alternative to black.”

    Are all blk Americans of African origin?

  2. I have a thought about Googling information and treating it as the truth. According to Wikipedia, Rihanna is Afro-Barbadian, Afro-Guyanese, Afro-Irish and, we may now say, Afro-American and maybe in future, Afro-American-Arab. Stop the nonsense.

  3. @ Charles Skeete at 10 :33 AM

    Words are supposed to convey ideas. We the readers buy into the ideas when we accept them. Caucasia is not a geographical location. It was a classification of a scientist dabbling in Eugenics. Politicians and other thought leaders bought into his classification system. It fitted their politicalnarratives.
    There is only one human race. There is nothing objectively wrong about “black” or ”negro” to describe those of us with African ancestors; nor “white” for those of European ancestry.

  4. John October 8, 2019 12:00 PM

    Hate, despise whatever.

    Not good feelings to keep inside you, they will eat you out!!

    Trump is here for a time.

    He too will pass as we all will!!!

    Relax and enjoy the greatest show on earth while it lasts!!


    John October 8, 2019 9:07 PM

    October 8, 2019 1:09 PM


    One man’s show is another man’s terrible existence or gruesome death. This show has real consequences.
    PS. I have nothing and no-one else to bother about and so I can spare some concern for others. The revulsion I feel for Trump is on their behalf. It does not eat me up.


    Name me ten people who have met a gruesome death as a result of the show and who fuel your revulsion.


    Donna October 13, 2019 6:34 PM

    I don’t have their names but…….

    John October 14, 2019 6:46 AM

    I always thought it was Obama, Biden and Hilary who took America into Syria.

    I always thought it was the three of them that created ISIS!!

    Seem to remember the issue of the refugees being a pretty big issue … wasn’t that before Trump!!


    Johnnie Ma Boy,

    So predictable! Just throw in the names of the usual suspects and I’ll come running to their defence,


    As far as I know there were two separate “wars” going on in Syria and we must not conflate the two. The situation is way more complex than that. However in the “Russian backed Assad civil war’ did not Trump lambaste Obama for drawing a red line and being too weak of a leader to follow through? Justified criticism. Parenting 101.


    I am not going to get into the details of who did what. Or rather, let me concede AGAIN that Obama’s premature withdrawal from the Iraq war which George Bush deceitfully started, helped to create the conditions under which ISIS was formed. Trump rightly criticized him for it. Now he is doing precisely what he lambasted Obama for doing. That particular area had stabilized. Now it is complete chaos. It is a mad scramble. The allies who helped America are sandwiched between the devil and the deep blue sea and what they died for is being undone.

    And to what end????

    As for relaxing and enjoying the show – I did not bring out the popcorn when Obama made his mistakes and I shall not bring out the popcorn for this DELIBERATE creation of chaos.

    And as for the factions realizing that peace is better than war, that is as realistic as Jared Kushner’s laughable peace plan. You know that.

    One can only seek to minimize the casualties OR ONE CAN SEEK TO MAXIMIZE THEM AS YOUR AGENT ORANGE IS DOING.

    PS. I noticed you ignored the list of the dead children at the border.


    Just saw your comment of October 8th.

    The nuances of the synonyms are indeed different. One connotes the rejection of the actions of the person and the other a purely emotional, toxic and often irrational response to the person regardless of his actions..

    But John knows this. He does not care for the truth. He prefers to sip and spit out orange Kool Aid. And I cannot figure out why. I know Mary Mary Quite Contrary’s brain is a casualty of the so-called white evangelical movement. He has bought the whole orange hog and one can only pity the fool. But John seems to be playing mind games.

  5. Trump has always been on record that he opposed the Iraq intervention.

    Now what year was that?

    Trump is quite willing to assist Saudi Arabia … but they have to pay!!

  6. OK so things have settled in re the death of Atatiana Jefferson shot in her home by an incompetent PO… he has resigned (was to be fired) and has been charged with murder… that’s the easy and easily predictable part…now comes the hard slog!

    Likely he will slide on a manslaughter or some lesser charge down from murder… I anticipate he WILL be convicted of something however because he simply did NOT follow basic process (an average juror would expect) nor I suspect did he follow his dept protocols.

    Just the other day the other Texan featured in this blog tried to use the local version of ‘stand your ground’ or ‘I can protect my castle and defend myself against a perceived threat’… which was a novel way out of her predicament.

    However, Ms. Jefferson was validly protecting herself in HER castle with her licenced weapon… so it will be interesting to see how this PO’s lawyer validates his mere seconds shoot to kill into this lady’s castle when he NEVER said “police” to remove her belief that she was in possible danger!

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