Race Issue: Barbados and Everywhere Else

During the sitting of the Senate of 25 March 2021, Senator Rev. Dr. John A. Rogers delivered an interesting presentation. He referred to the heinous event history recorded as the Atlantic Slave Trade and its relevance to Barbados formulating fit for purpose policy to protect our future well-being in a volatile global space. The blogmaster recommends those interested in pursuing serious discussion to take the time to listen to Roger’s presentation from around 30 minutes of the video.

…it revealed that the top one percent of households globally own 43 percent of all personal wealth, while the bottom 50 percent own only one percent. That top-tier one percent amounts to 52 million people who are all millionaires in net wealth (after debt).

Top 1 percent of households own 43 percent of global wealth

In a related event this week President Joe Biden had reason to say in response to Georgia’s new suppression law that it is antithetical to who Americans aspire to be. The issue of race is not a Barbados condition, it is a human condition, a condition that has created an US versus THEM condition. It is also a zero sum condition that benefits the capitalists. When we we learn.

The Senate – Thursday 25 March 2021

The blogmaster has been around the block long enough to know the divide and conquer mentality of imperfect humans based on gender, class AND race will be with us until the end of time. However, as a people we will be forced to co-opt creative approaches to mask and contain the prejudice, bigotry and yes- racism of many who will walk beside us because the establishment is vested in the system.

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  • “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

    This thread points out above the line the link between race division and wealth inequality from capitalism.
    This concept was apparent to me from visiting third world countries and put out into internet long before economists picked it up and ran with it in their works.

    The wealthy have untold opportunity to pursue business and careers away from shackles of mind numbing work as working class. In all business places white people assume they have the privilege to be bosses over non-whites whatever class their parents background and living standards were. Some are there to do the work while others are there for the promotions getting credit for other people’s work.

    People’s thoughts are filtered through the filing mechanism of their brains which has thousands of signals per second and they will classify things from their preconceived mindsets such as who is saying something and not what they are saying.

    Ideas are only accepted when one of their own say something, so whites need whites to explain racism and don’t listen to blacks.
    Blacks only listen to blacks and only credit other blacks for thoughts they have adopted from other sources. This is well apparent on BU by Bajans who want Bajan wisdom and ignore Non-Bajans and Non-Whites except to argue with petty points of rebuttals.

    I pointed out a basic fundamental Buddhist thought that suffering is a process in life that builds up good karma that is rewarded, which was misinterpreted as saying blacks should accept their hardship. A simple example of the concept that I was attempting to convey was who do you think deserve to rewarded the most when their souls pass to heaven, slaves or their slave masters.

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  • This is well apparent on BU by Bajans who want Bajan wisdom and ignore Non-Bajans and Non-Blacks except to argue with petty points of rebuttals

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  • Once again, the race issue is being raised to distract from our government’s great success in fighting the pandemic.

    I know dozens of black millionaires in Barbados, all very successful and trustworthy businessmen and bussineswomen.So what is the problem?

    Apparently, two islands exist called Barbados: an unreal dystopian island in the delusions of the opposition where poverty, chaos and racial hatred reign and a real heavenly island in our world where our Supreme Leader Mia Mottley guarantees prosperity, security, stability, harmony and order to all inhabitants.

    An island where the many black local millionaires reside in their mansions and villas at the Sandy Lane area and elsewhere at distinguished places. Unfortunately, many opposition members claim exactly the opposite with impunity. Time for our government to protect the true freedom of expression, because freedom of expression does not include the right to lie!

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  • William Skinner

    @ David
    “However, as a people we will be forced to co-opt creative approaches to mask and contain the prejudice, bigotry and yes- racism of many who will walk beside us because the establishment is vested in the system.”
    May I politely ask in what context is “mask” being used here ?
    Kindly explain an example of a “ creative” approach we can use to “mask” the maladies of which you have written.
    Thanks.

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  • Satya: A Practice of Truthfulness

    Satya (truthfulness), the second of the five yamas (restraints) described in the Yoga Sutra, guides us to think, speak, and act with integrity. The word sat means “that which exists, that which is.” Satya, therefore, is seeing and communicating things as they actually are, not as we wish them to be. This can be quite challenging since we all perceive life through a conditioned mind-set: our thoughts, beliefs, and past experiences shape and colour whatever we see, and, as such, none of us experience an event in the same way. Also, what we experience as truth one day may not be the same truth we live the next. Practicing satya requires staying open to truth in the present moment, as it reveals itself. Not always an easy task.

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  • No masking of racism in Barbados David. It should be exposed.

    Equiable distribution of wealth and financial empowerment of black Barbadians is critical.

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  • William is it not obvious?

    Racism is deeply rooted to power structures in the establishment. The fact 1% of the world controls over 40% of the wealth is no different to what obtains in Barbados. Those who control the wealth will mask behaviours that feed racism and prejudices to maintain the power structure they enjoy. It will not change as long as there is greed – one of the deadly sins afflicting mankind.

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  • “RBG Communiversity Professor John Henrik Clarke Quotes” for Download
    1. “RBG Communiversity Professor John Henrik Clarke Quotes” Powerful people cannot afford to educate the people that they oppress, because once you are truly educated, you will not ask for power. You will take it. Professor John Henrik Clarke Religion is the organization of spirituality into something that became the hand maiden of conquerors. Nearly all religions were brought to people and imposed on people by conquerors, and used as the framework to control their minds. Professor John Henrik Clarke My main point here is that if you are the child of God and God is a part of you, the in your imagination God suppose to look like you. And when you accept a picture of the deity assigned to you by another people, you become the spiritual prisoners of that other people. “RBG Communiversity Professor John Henrik Clarke Quotes” From: RBG DR. JOHN HENRIK CLARKE STUDIES COLLECTION

    “RBG Communiversity Professor John Henrik Clarke Quotes” A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson. Professor John Henrik Clarke If I lead the field in any way, it is in the area of curricula development, study guides and other teaching materials. Professor John Henrik Clarke Nothing the European mind ever devised was meant to do anything but to facilitate the European’s control over the world. Professor John Henrik Clarke The first light of human consciousness and the world’s first civilizations were in Africa. Professor John Henrik Clarke The role of religions in the domination and destruction of African civilizations was ruthless… Islam was as guilty as all the rest. Professor John Henrik Clarke There was a time when all dark-skinned people were called Ethiopians, for the Greeks referred to Africa as, ‘The Land of The Burnt-Face People.’ Professor John Henrik Clarke To hold a people in oppression you have to convince them first that they are supposed to be oppressed. Professor John Henrik Clarke What I have learned is that a whole lot of people with degrees don’t know a damn thing, and a lot of people with no degrees are brilliant. Professor John Henrik Clarke
    “RBG Communiversity Professor John Henrik Clarke Quotes” Africa and its people are the most written about and the least understood of all of the world’s people. This condition started in the 15th and the 16th centuries with the beginning of the slave trade system. The Europeans not only colonialized most of the world, they began to colonialize information about the world and its people. Professor John Henrik Clarke Africans in the United States must remember that the slave ships brought no West Indians, no Caribbeans, no Jamaicans or Trinidadians or Barbadians to this hemisphere. The slave ships brought only African people and most of us took the semblance of nationality from the places where slave ships dropped us off. Professor John Henrik Clarke After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, the United States would enter, in a formal way, what had been up to that date strictly a European conflict. Marcus Garvey’s prophecy about the European scramble to maintain dominance over the whole world was now a reality. Professor John Henrik Clarke All the working-class people could feel a Malcolm X. They could hear Malcolm X, and two weeks later they could whisper back what he said. Verbatim. They could remember the way he put it, and he put it so well. Professor John Henrik Clarke Anytime someone says your God is ugly and you release your God and join their God, there is no hope for your freedom until you once more believe in your own concept of the ‘deity.’ Anytime you turn on your own concept of God, you are no longer a free man. No one needs to put chains on your body, because the chains are on your mind. Professor John Henrik Clarke.
    “RBG Communiversity Professor John Henrik Clarke Quotes” As the eldest son of an Alabama sharecropper family, I was constantly troubled by a collage of North American southern behaviors and notions in reference to the inhumanity of people. There were questions that I did not know how to ask but could, in my young, unsophisticated way, articulate a series of answers. Professor John Henrik Clarke History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are but, more importantly, what they must be. Professor John Henrik Clarke I saw no African people in the printed and illustrated Sunday school lessons. I began to suspect at this early age that someone had distorted the image of my people. My long search for the true history of African people the world over began. I understood that my family was rich in love but would probably never own the land my father, John, dreamed of owning. My mother, Willie Ella Mays Clarke, was a washerwoman for poor white folks in the area of Columbus, Georgia where the writer Carson McCullers once lived. Professor John Henrik Clarke In order to have a charismatic leader, you have to have a charismatic program. Because if you have a charismatic program, then if you can read you can lead. When the leader gets killed while you’re reading from page 13 of your charismatic program, you can bury the man with honors, then continue the plan by reading from page 14. Let’s keep on. Professor John Henrik Clarke
    “RBG Communiversity Professor John Henrik Clarke Quotes” In the United States, the Supreme Court’s decision of 1954, outlawing segregation in school systems, was greeted with mixed feelings of hope and skepticism by African-Americans. Professor John Henrik Clarke Malcolm X found the language that communicated across the board, from college professor to floor sweeper, all at the same time, without demeaning the intellect of either. Professor John Henrik Clarke My daddy wanted me to be a farmer; feel the smoothness of Alabama clay and become one of the first blacks in my town to own land. But, I was worried about my history being caked with that southern clay, and I subscribed to a different kind of teaching and learning in my bones and in my spirit. Professor John Henrik Clarke.”

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    “Professor John Henrik Clarke Africans in the United States must remember that the slave ships brought no West Indians, no Caribbeans, no Jamaicans or Trinidadians or Barbadians to this hemisphere. The slave ships brought only African people and most of us took the semblance of nationality from the places where slave ships dropped us off. “

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  • “Indian racism towards Black people is almost worse than white peoples’ racism” An Interview with Arundhati Roy | MR Online
    https://mronline.org/2020/06/13/indian-racism-towards-black-people-is-almost-worse-than-white-peoples-racism-an-interview-with-arundhati-roy/

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  • South Asian anti-black racism: ‘We don’t marry black people’ – BBC News
    https://www.bbc.com/news/av/newsbeat-53395935

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  • That would have been exclusive of the Malian and other African bloodlines that were already in the Americas/Caribbean region from thousands to hundreds of years before, also exclusive of those who were deported from Europe/UK and Spain after the Moors lost control…..those bloodlines survived.

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  • Try ignoring the racist scum hating on the Asians to enlighten your minds

    Best New Afro House is an audio-visual masked adventure through the past, present and future of Black Culture.

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  • William Skinner

    @ WURA
    A good question to ask is how many of our children with : island scholarships , exhibitions and 10/ 11 CXC “ sirtificates” have ever hear or read anything by John Henrik Clarke.
    But, when the show is over……..

    @ David
    Thanks for your response. However you need to read what you wrote again. No worries.

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  • William…remember there are STILL LAWS on the STATUTE BOOKS that PREVENTS such literature from being disseminated in the schools and the society at large….so they would not have had access anyway unless they did became students in other countries…..many, yourself included can remember how it play out for those seeing black consciousness infromation….the likes of Bobby Clarke etc can tell us what was done to them under colonial governments trying to educate the masses about things African…

    .it’s Mia’s RESPONSIBILITY to REMOVE THEM and do right by this and future generations by making sure this information is available at all times……to all AFRICAN DESCENDANTS…

    as i said, she will get all the help she needs, just START THE PROCESS…by removing the archiac anti-black laws and the Public Order Act….Africans are entitled to assembly to advertise their Africaness.

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  • so they would not have had access anyway unless they BECAME students in other countries…..many, yourself included can remember how it played out for those SEEKING black consciousness information…

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  • The Truth About Racism In Trinidad | Racism struggles | Trinidad & Tobago

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  • Racism & hatred of Blacks in Guyana will doom the nation’s economic plans Guyana Politics 2020
    https://guyanapolitics2020.com/index.php/2020/11/22/racism-hatred-of-blacks-in-guyana-will-doom-guyanas-economic-plans/

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  • Voice of the Diaspora Dr. Kean Gibson Interview

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  • @William

    You are free to disagree. You live in a country that is deeply seated in racism yet it is considered developed. We some on the blog who bombard us with messages to suggest Barbados is alone in a struggle of race that will be with us until. It is about winning positions based on a pragmatic approach, we will never experience utopia on earth given the fallibility of mankind.

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  • WURA-War-on-UApril 8, 2021 9:45 AM Read again: “Professor John Henrik Clarke Africans in the United States must remember that the slave ships brought no West Indians, no Caribbeans, no Jamaicans or Trinidadians or Barbadians to this hemisphere. The slave ships brought only African people and most of us took the semblance of nationality from the places where slave ships dropped us off. “

    Waru, The first part is not correct. Remember that the Carolina plantations were seeded from Barbados at least, maybe Jamaica, sugar cane and the colonial culture brought from the islands to the Carolinas.

    The sugar ‘industry’ was brought from Brazil, to Barbados and thence to the Carolinas, when some planters saw that as the future and left Barbados.

    Including George Washington, who also had enslaved people working for him.

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  • The article is timely, as it coincides with the socioeconomic impacts of the pandemic and the resolution subsequent.

    No doubt that racism is a construct to enforce social status and working status. It goes hand in hand with classism and both educational conditioning and false educational barriers to entry into prime positions.

    The percentages quoted, along with the pandemic, merely point to a change coming. That was probably the whole point of the Trump era, that a zealot was able to take advantage of general mistrust of the system. That mistrust runs deep and ultimately is rooted in the
    inequitable distribution of resources.

    Aside from being good policy, maybe the Democrats realise that change will come, either peacefully or otherwise, so better peacefully, hence the new focus on raising taxes and spending on the infrastructure and real job creation, not just hamburger flipping and standing in Walmart.

    The big chain store era was severely damaging to the USA. Destruction of jobs, of small business and communities. The same applies to Barbados.

    The world needs to get back to community based life and while global interaction is necessary, being slaves to large corporates is not a life.

    At the crux of it, housing is too scarce and expensive. Spending a life paying a mortgage, to retire for a few short years? Is that life?

    A serious look at land use policy is needed, to begin with. And stop with this building large monstrosities to live in, owing the banks.

    Small and strong should be the mantra. Leave more land to plant garden foods and fruit trees, as in the old days.

    The VERY FIRST step in addressing inequity is a fair land use policy, that all can afford. You wanted honest? That is it. Like um or lump um.

    Next, look at the miseducation system. Stop with this pushing people through schools with no certificates to show for it. Ensure that ALL can access higher education of some manner or means. Whether it be skills training or philosophical learning. There should be no price on learning.

    Get that Western brainwashed nonsense out of your head. The more all of us learn, the more our society progresses. Embrace the arts as well as the science.

    Don’t try to mould yourself on that picture in the magazine, learn to love the man / woman in the mirror and all that entails.

    This is how inequity is addressed. Not by making sure every man can get a loan at the bank. Throw out that model. It ain’t working.

    That is conditioning. Break out of the mental box into a new world.

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  • Crusoe,

    My thoughts exactly!

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  • David et al,

    The government Treasury i.e. the citizens of Barbados (for those who disagree with what I am about to say, you do realise that is what the government Treasury is right?), owns enough arid land, not even agriculture land, to ensure that every citizen of Barbados can be allotted a 3,000 or 4,000 sq foot property without loan nor lien.

    Those who have without lien, they have already. Those who do not, or have with a loan, should be allotted. Get the town planning and architects to work on it. Sensibly lay out land plots and new developments to ensure.

    10 lots of roughly 4,300 sq foot in an acre. 640 acres per sq mile. Take away 30|% for utilities and roads, that leaves roughly 440 acres per sq mile. 4,400 lots per sq mile. 20 square miles will be 88,000 lots.

    The population of Barbados is 288,000 people, most being families and many with their own, paid for homes.

    After the above, tell me that it cannot be done.

    And not a concrete jungle either. Do not permit any building greater than a footprint of 1,300 sq foot on any lot. Still leaves room for food and trees. Or double the lot sizes and halve the amount. 44,000 lots is many.

    You want real change? And it is not giving the land away. Who do you think actually owns it. See what I started with.

    This way, no bank loans and people get a start in life and the country can progress. They might get a bank loan for the building, or save for it. But a huge leg up and on.

    Or if you want to keep it orderly and have a clean start, start it with those turning 18 and under 25 and any turning 18 from now. Give them all lots. With the caveat that the lots cannot be sold to a third party and can only be leased for food production, but kept in accordance with specific town planning guidelines.

    That would be a start.

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  • DonnaApril 8, 2021 12:17 PM Crusoe, My thoughts exactly!

    Thanks, The older I get the more I realise that conditioning plays a huge part in life. Unfortunately, we have to accept parameters to ‘get ahead’, but as a people, this applies globally, need to reject the old paradigm and recognise the psychoeconomic abuse that occurs.

    Wages have not kept up with inflation for years. Life is for living, not for serving corporate interests. Corporates should be a function of the society, to serve life and the community. But the beast has outgrown the cage.

    We really need to understand this. This applies globally.

    In addition, for too long we have allowed those who are trying to preserve the status quo, to condition our hatreds and mistrust of each other and to create racial divides.

    The old divide and rule, is the means that they keep running back too, no matter how disguised.

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  • Crusoe…you miss the point…this is fact John Hendrik Clarke is correct…..

    . there was an earlier ship that took slaves to Hispaniola first, you can confirm it with History.com…..Barbados was the clearing house for the Americas, but Portugal and Spain were 100 years ahead taking theirs to Brazil etc, they were in Africa from the late 12-13th centuries and beyond, the Portugese are still in some African countries…. …..whoever wandered into the Caribbean found Africans already in the Americas and definitely on the islands. whether they came voluntarily or were kidnapped and captured they came AS AFRICANS………context.

    “Professor John Henrik Clarke Africans in the United States must remember that the slave ships brought no West Indians, no Caribbeans, no Jamaicans or Trinidadians or Barbadians to this hemisphere. The slave ships brought only African people and most of us took the semblance of nationality from the places where slave ships dropped us off. “

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  • And just to compound the fact that as long as you still carry a spiritual connection, indestructible to our Motherland, we still HEAR the sounds of Africa in our heads…that is the power of bloodlines.

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  • It is quite possible that I may be repeating a point that was already made.

    Unlike England, the USA and host of other countries, Barbados is a majority black nation with a history of more than 50 years of black political power. To me, it is understandable why the changes are slow to come about or be reversed in these foreign lands, but what I cannot understand is how we in Barbados seem unable to make necessary changes (radical or small).

    Would our circumstances be any worse if we had 50 years of white political domination? Some will argue that is what we have/had.

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  • Barbados is a black majority country with the fundamentals of the economy heavily influenced from external sources i.e. tourism, international business and FDI. Clearly any government will tread carefully about implementing radical polices at the risk of destabilizing the established way of doing things. Mash up is easy, building back requires adequate resources and leadership.

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  • @Crusoe

    Your suggestion is a radical one and would offend the establishment of which the political class is an entrenched member.

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  • We set a low bar for ourselves if we expect our progress top parallel that of countries such as the USA or England.

    Empowering blacks is one area where Barbados can become an example to other countries by (1) removing the barriers that seem to retard progress of the black majority and (2) just as importantly, by protecting the lawful rights of the minority.

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  • “Clearly any government will tread carefully about implementing radical polices at the risk of destabilizing the established way of doing things. Mash up is easy, building back requires adequate resources and leadership.”

    This reminds me of a phrase I saw here recently ” Doing the right thing at the wrong time is wrong”. The time is right and has been right for quite some time. Give the “wrong thing” a try.

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  • Talk is cheap.

    Barbados is a heavily dependent country on the outside world, almost 100% dependent on external channels to feed our people AND heavily indebted. Yes we must be creative how we do things to improve self reliance but it is not a situation that can be achieved at the drop of a hat.

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  • ” but what I cannot understand is how we in Barbados seem unable to make necessary changes (radical or small).

    Would our circumstances be any worse if we had 50 years of white political domination? Some will argue that is what we have/had.”

    they were unable to make the necessary changes because they allow a bunch of greedy, selfish HATE FILLED minorities to make DECISIONS IN AND FOR BLACK LIVES…that they have NO RIGHT MAKING…and Mia has NO EXCUSE not change/END this clear discriminatory practice….ignornant Barrow and gaggle of house negros in the parliament allowed this to continue for 54 LONG YEARS…….NO ONE PROTECTED THE Black majority or their rights everyone would just roll into the island or the trash who live on the island did as they liked, Black people are definitely NOT PROTECTED BY THE LAW from this clear violation of human rights….and it has to end right away..

    So Theo…when you are talk about protecting rights, it’s BLACK RIGHTS NEED PROTECTING….it has NEVER happened..

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  • I am ignorant of the situation in Barbados such as levels of poverty for the poor and the politics which seem more about partisan bickering like football fans supporting teams, but maybe an outsider can add value without knowing the full details.

    Waru seems to think politicians are glorified gangsters, which I do not pick up on with Mia, although politics is a self serving hustle for your own wealth. 54 years independence is just a blink of the eye and it seems Barbados has picked up a massive mortgage debt during this time. I think politicians failed in their promises and plans which came up short and have sold people short.

    Tourism is not an income stream that yields enough wealth for the nation and capitalism of trade only puts wealth into minority of business owners, financial services are more about custody of other peoples monies, and the trickle down theory of wealth reaching poorest is a myth put out by bad Governments supporting businesses and ignoring the poor. People seem to leave the island and migrate for better opportunities elsewhere.

    The blame game against politicians, businesses and minority races is also a waste of time. Freeing blacks from slavery did not free them from poverty and gaining independence in 1966 did not provide full prosperity to everybody in the nation. In all poor countries the wealth gap is much greater with very rich and very poor.

    On the plus side the health issues in Barbados can be achieved by improvements in diet and exercise regimes which does not require money. Maybe the solution Barbados needs to look at is how can you live a good life without lots of money.

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  • @Kiki

    Good points.

    The blogmaster wonders how many who have commented listened to Senator Rogers.

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  • Sometimes 555 amazes me.
    Moments of brilliance like my friend HA.

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  • That wasn’t me that was God speaking. I am just a vessel channelling his/her spirit to shine out his/her power and glory and loving kindness.
    selah

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  • @ David April 8, 2021 1:49 PM
    (Quote):
    Talk is cheap.
    Barbados is a heavily dependent country on the outside world, almost 100% dependent on external channels to feed our people AND heavily indebted. Yes we must be creative how we do things to improve self reliance but it is not a situation that can be achieved at the drop of a hat. (Unquote).
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    And ‘Action’ is indeed expensive! That’s why the promises of politicians must be always swallowed with an overdose of salt.

    That principle of “festina lente” can be a good guide to go by especially in times of major uncertainty like what prevails today with major economic uncertainty due to the current pandemic which has crippled the major engine of the Bajan economy.

    However, on the other hand, a time like this can offer the ‘best fitting’ opportunity for major political and social change.

    As the saying goes: ‘Never let a (good) crisis go to waste’.

    So should Barbados postpone the plan to go republic until the pandemic fizzles out?

    Or should the plan ‘Republic by November’ be ‘rushed’ through to meet the October deadline without major public discussions about the following issues which lie at the heart of the ‘Republic’ agenda?

    Who or what would be responsible for the ‘selection’ of the Head of State i.e. ‘El Presidente’?

    Would it be the ‘dictatorial Primus inter Pares’ PM acting on the advice of the Judiciary in consultation with the Leader of the ‘President’s Loyal’ Opposition?

    Would there be a need for another superfluous body of law-makers in the form of an unelected anachronistic Senate which would comprise mainly of selected officials by the ruling political administration which would also be selecting the ceremonial rubber-stamping President?

    Why go into a new age of governance with the same colonial institutional trappings where the “Crown” in the form of a ‘dummy queen’ of a GG is simply swapped for a figurehead of a pawn for a President?

    How about using this ‘once-in-a-colonial-lifetime’ golden opportunity to remove those backward and draconian laws like the Public Order Act which hangs like a massively outdated millstone around the necks of people (like William Skinner) who, in true republican style, have been crying out for real democracy and fair play for over for almost 5 decades of ‘titular’ Independence?

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  • “Freeing blacks from slavery did not free them from poverty and gaining independence in 1966 did not provide full prosperity to everybody in the nation.”

    it only happened because minorities were given the right by stupid negros to VIOLATE BLACK RIGHTS and TIEF THEIR MONEY……had they been put in their place from 1966 ….to 2021…there could never be any financial or social disparities…with the majority stuck in poverty…….that is what needs fixing….when they start JAILING THEM for violating Black rights and for THEFTS/EMBEZZLEMENT of taxpayers and pensioners money…there will be a big difference.

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  • “That principle of “festina lente” can be a good guide to go by especially in times of major uncertainty like what prevails today with major economic uncertainty due to the current pandemic which has crippled the major engine of the Bajan economy.”

    every day it seems more and more that Covid is the blessing needed to expose the crimes committed on the island against Black humanity…..something had to give…let’s see if Mia allows these criminals to interfere in Black progress going forward….now that everyone is watching..

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  • “it only happened because minorities were given the right by stupid negros to VIOLATE BLACK RIGHTS and TIEF THEIR MONEY……had they been put in their place from 1966 ….to 2021…there could never be any financial or social disparities…with the majority stuck in poverty…….that is what needs fixing….when they start JAILING THEM for violating Black rights and for THEFTS/EMBEZZLEMENT of taxpayers and pensioners money…there will be a big difference.”

    sounds like the old legacy system of ruling class was kept it place under the new ownership

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  • William Skinner

    @ Miller, @ WURA
    Everything Mia Mottley does from now on will be merely cosmetic. She does not possess the mind of a progressive thinker-that’s what three years of almost absolute power have revealed. We had the same soup with all her predecessors; a few crumbs here and there but the status quo remains more in tact now than ever.
    There has been no boldness in this administration, it believes that constantly refreshing the masses’ minds about the miscreants Stuart and company is all they need to do. While COVID has given them some breathing space, the simple truth is that the super large cabinet was grossly underperforming before the pandemic struck.
    In my humble opinion, Mottley has already squandered the goodwill that she was given. Unfortunately, there is no one to challenge her and the DLP remains in the doldrums. Politics is the only game in town, there really is no policy.
    From where I sit, I think , there maybe at least another ten years of Mottley unless something dramatically goes wrong.
    To put it mildly, we need real change and it will not be found in George Street or Roebuck Street , in another hundred years, which is only twenty elections. The country deserves better.

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  • “Politics is the only game in town, there really is no policy.”

    I always knew this is what was going to take them all down, they didn’t create it and therefore don’t fully understand it, check the time period that they were given the colonial system to manage…..and it’s been downhill for the majority population from then, most of whom don’t realize that this is not how it’s supposed to be, it’s not normal.

    they can’t say that money was not around, there’s literally billions missing from the economy, they should be able to answer why the money is missing, a deficit if not replaced…that’s what it all boils down to…who benefitted from money that was supposed to go to the people…Covid exposed that one, can’t glide along without answering the question, they are the managers.

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  • Mottley’s crew is that Skinner Guy with his racist faces or that War in U beach

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  • Can we try to discuss the issue at hand and stop the constant harping, bickering and cussing at mainly anonymous commenters? It is tiring to have to plough through these comments daily. Jesus!

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  • Nuances of Hatrridge

    How many backward Barbajan can there be in Barbados and UK

    Skinner War on U Hal are 3 renown Indian Haters

    and seem to be operating in same time zone GMT

    are they all one and the same with multiple monikers

    no one digs Hal except Hal

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  • Racists are evil and he should’ve gotten his own bullet(s) in his body….stop playing games with stinking racists, they should all be taken out completely from our earth..

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  • The warped twisted minds of racists which we have come to learn is not grounded in reality…again…fear of “white annihilation” is baseless, there will always be European bloodlines, there will always be the Black/African woman with mutating genes…that is capable of producing varying bloodlines of ALL THE EARTH’S GROUPS during one century or the other…….that is who we are…

    Dr. Frances Welsing continued…..

    II.

    “The brilliance of Dr. Welsing’s leadership and vision in the development of intellectual weaponry was enhanced by her ability to move beyond the self-serving restrictions of the academy. She, like Nana Clarke, Nana Marcus Garvey, and Bro. Malcolm Omowale X, is not handicapped by the affliction of academeitis. She did not try to impress the white world or confused Afrikans with a feigned “objectivity.” She had no need to camouflage or compromise her race-first ideology. Her systematic analysis is born out her heart-mind (Ib). That is what gave her the courage to confront an entire system of institutions constructed as a defense mechanism by the white collective psyche. Everything she did was toward the end of training us for successful combat. Her teaching, lecturing, writing and actions all took place in the combat zone. She ran interference. She was on the front lines.

    In this continual process of confrontation with the enemy, she put forth tenets and configured weapons which we can use to attack what had been perceived as the impenetrable fortress of racism/white supremacy.
    She begins by identifying the pathology: “racism/white supremacy.” She took control of the battlefield. She gave us “spectacles” and a microscope with which to examine the pathogen that she identified. She laid bare the nature of the illness, its etiology (cause) and its various manifestations.

    Dr. Welsing proceeded to take the definition of racism out of the hands of the “racist.” She tells us that racism is inextricable from power. In this case, power is conferred by a system which gives power to white over Black, white over non-white. So only those in power can be “racist.” There is only one racism, and that is the system of white supremacy.

    She defied the academy, knowing it as a product of the European world view, and the values and behaviors promulgated by white culture. The academy assumes the “rhetorical ethic” (see Yurugu, Ch. 6, pp. 311 – 336). “Never say what you are really thinking”… “Hypocrisy is the norm”… “Always hide your true agenda.” Dr. Welsing broke these “rules” of racism/white supremacy — psychopathology. She was always “in their face.”. Not the academic establishment, nor any other aspect of the white supremacist order, could intimidate her. They labeled her “essentialist.” But that is what she was and that is what we are. We are race-identified. She was clearly centered in her Blackness. Everything she said and did was for us and in the interest of her race. Her word was bond; what she told us to do, she did. She thereby alienated the liberals, leftists, academics and the other whites as well as all cowards, apologists, assimilationists and integrationists. We consider this a great Afrikan Sovereignist achievement!

    Knowing that the white supremacist academy prevents the level of authentic and effective confrontation in which our people need to be engaged, Dr. Welsing provided a space in which we could “think” with Afrikan minds, through her Cress-Welsing Institute. There she continued the tradition of the Communiversity, so prominent in Chicago under the leadership and inspiration of Bobby Wright. The Cress-Welsing Institute is a space in which Afrikan/Black people can “be real.” Dr. Welsing needed to take us beyond the rules of the academy which disallow the connection of heart and mind because she felt the urgency of reaching out to the Black community with her healing work.

    Her definition of “Black mental health” is “patterns of thought, logic, speech, action, and emotional response in all areas of people activity that simultaneously reflect self and group respect and respect for harmony in the universe.” (p.164) Since white supremacy does not allow for Black self-respect, within it, we, the Black collective, have “negative impact” on our environment. This renders us powerless. The white supremacy system shapes us, molds us into functional inferiors. This is the process of inferiorization. Clearly, there can be no Black mental health within the context of white supremacy. Thus, as long as we allow the system of white supremacy to stand, Black manhood must be understood to mean warrior/soldier. To be a Black man is to fight against the system of white supremacy “embracing everything that the words warrior or soldier imply.” (192)

    Dr. Welsing rejects the Marxist explanation of white racist behavior. Instead, she understands capitalism to be firmly embedded within the European, yurugu world view; the thought and behavior which issue from white fear and result in anti-life ways. While Marx offers a systematic analysis and critique of capitalism, he does not deal with either the European world view or racism/white supremacy. To do so would be especially difficult for Marx since he was himself, afflicted by that pathology.

    One of her most important achievements is to have established that “racism white supremacy” is a system. Once we understand that, then it becomes possible to approach racism/white supremacy with a “unified field theory,” a perspective which brings seemingly isolated patterns of behavior into an interconnected whole.

    She understood that the global system of white supremacy includes but is not coterminous with exploitative, predatory, monopolistic capitalism. Racist, white supremacist behavior is a compensatory response (or reaction formation) to an overwhelming minority status numerically when compared with all of the world’s people. (The white collective constitutes only 8 percent of the global population, and even that number is diminishing.) Capitalism, like individualism, intense competitiveness, aggression, greed, narcissism, alienation, and other aspects of sociopathy is symptomatic of white collective fear of genetic annihilation.”

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  • And that’s why we know the fraud of “reverse racism” is A BLATANT LIE…..that the weakest Black minds take pleasure in buying into and labeling each other as….the dummies…

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  • DavidApril 8, 2021 1:37 PM @Crusoe Your suggestion is a radical one and would offend the establishment of which the political class is an entrenched member.

    Offend the establishment? You are probably right. But why should it? It is progressive rather than revolutionary. Better studied progress than shambolic change.

    Who has the right to any such land, more than any other citizen? Not a man nor woman. I repeat, not a man nor woman.

    Surely the grandsons and daughters, great grandsons and daughters, of those enslaved who toiled in the hot sun, day after day, were subjected to the most horrendous cruelty, have a right to be suitably placed?

    Note that I did not reserve any spot for any one person nor race. I said, ALL youngsters, because we are all one (I am with the 555Dub on that).

    But the idea that a progressive government should not seek to progress the youth of today, is to me, repulsive.

    We want change, we want progress, then we need to be the change. Why NOT?!

    Who don’t like um, give me one reason why not. Upset the establishment? What exactly have the establishment done to further progress? Tell muh.

    I reject the notion that change cannot come thorough progressive policies and I insist that progressive policies are the way out of this socioeconomic trap.

    Open the mind, open the soul, onward and upward.

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  • Small business struggling in Barbados while the big business class mostly white get to feast off the treasury
    That is a glaring example of racism in Barbados
    300million just like that went to the Goliath upper business class
    Small business mostly black expected to pull themselves up by the boot straps with a five thousand dollar loan
    In the meanwhile Mia speaks of tourist return and the capital looks like damaged goods

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  • William Skinner

    @ Miller, @ WURA
    Front page of today’s Nation. A house was built by the government for a 97 year old woman. She has not inhabited the house because according to the government agency , she has not signed off on connecting the electricity.
    This senior citizen, 3 years from being 100 .was , according to the Nation, formerly living in filthy conditions.
    We can pay consultants anywhere from $8000 to 15/ 20 thousand per month but we would refuse to pay a 97 years old senior citizen’s electric bill.
    But, when the show is over……….

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  • As long as Mia remembers that UK says they are “NOT RACIST”….so the criminals in Barbados and other jurisdictions should now GO TO PRISON for their crimes against Black population(s), particularly in Barbados…since they are the ones perpetrating racism against Black people nonstop while STEALING TAXES and PENSION MONEY…….time to put an END TO THAT…since it’s come to light with the hidden discrimination laws, NOW REVEALED, that the constitution says IT IS A CRIME……but so far, only the police got that label as though they are the ones caused the discrimination in Barbados, Mia needs to fix this right away…

    how lawyers from both governments and the bar association ALL BLACK could see nothing wrong with allowing it to continue against the people for 54 YEARS post independence….is a serious indictment and not to be taken lightly….

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  • Deep Dive
    Racial profiling suggests that Blacks here have NOT read Welsing’s book that they promote, so here is a downloadable PDF Link for all y’all so we can discuss the contents from personal experience of reading and thinking using our minds instead of being talking parrots. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

    The Isis (Yssis) Papers

    As mentioned the Preface shows her to be a heavy hard hitter

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  • @Crusoe

    It will offend because politicians are guided by the power brokers who operate in the shadows. Surely you are aware?

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  • “But, when the show is over……….”

    bound to happen…nothing lasts forever, contrary to what they all believe…they learned NOTHING in 400 years…

    no homeless shelters, people dying on the streets….and a park being built for the homeless to sleep and to rough it as usual…

    only money laundering charities set up for handouts…

    no people empowerment…

    fraud is the name of the game…

    billions gone from the economy and the Black population cannot benefit..

    then some will come on here talking shite about “minority rights to be protected” when the minorities are THE CRIMINALS, the thieves, the racists, the drug trafficking, gunrunning savages who brought the islands to its KNEES….while Black rights have NEVER been protected on the island…we really gotta watch some and question their true motives…

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  • Breaking news:
    BUCKINGHAM PALACE HAVE JUST ANNOUNCED THAT THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH, PRINCE PHILLIP, HAS PASSED AWAY.

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  • The national anthem song is now being played on BBC Radio Five.

    He was a refugee from the beautiful Greek island called Crete.

    I am sure that Waru would like to offer her condolences.

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  • Since ya mention it….condolences..

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  • Looking at Timelines for context, back in 1966 Barbados’ self rule may have treated blacks more equally than UK USA and Rest of World did.

    Brixton riots: Has enough changed in 40 years?

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  • You cannot stereotype Drug Gangs, Gunrunners and Terrorists by their race colour or creed or extrapolate hate out to whole races colours or creeds.

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  • .. I forgot to say rapists

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  • With respect to all BU commentators. It should be now evident to all but the blind that blacks are generally unloved and despised throughout the world.

    It always surprises me how politically correct the vast majority of blacks are. As a collective group, blacks, are apolitical with their interaction towards other groups. For example they will date, worship, socialise, shop and do business with other races without any consciousness of racism.

    Language is important. You will struggle to count on more then one hand the number of derogatory descriptive words that blacks employ against other racial groups. Unlike other groups who have a dictionary of unpleasant words within their lexicon

    Nor will you find black groups denigrating other racial groups around the kitchen table or on the streets.

    Barbados has to recognise that it is a black majority country whose foundation was built on the back of black slaves.

    We need not be apologetic or unashamed to announce that Barbados has to reconfigure itself to represent the interests of its black majority population.

    Some may argue that I’m advocating some form of pogram against other races who may reside in Barbados. Nothing could be further from the truth. These groups, generally, have scant respect for the majority population; most are in a position to return to their ancestoral lands.

    So rather than us being politically correct (PC) and aligning ourselves to those hypocrites who created and are the gatekeepers to the so-called PC movement. Let’s think for ourselves and use our life experiences and our knowledge of our ancestors to mould a development template which promotes and prioritises the elevation of Barbados black majority population..

    There will be some who will denounce my words. I would ask you to bear in mind that these people are blind to reality and have no desire to bring change to Barbados black majority population.

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  • @ William Skinner April 9, 2021 6:40 AM

    I’m at a loss as to how you’ve interpreted the elderly lady not signing B’dos Light & Power Co. Ltd.’s documentation so as to enable the CONNECTION of her electricity service, which, by the way, is standard procedure…….. to mean “refusing to pay a 97 years old senior citizen’s electric bill.”

    Come on, “when the show is over,” it’s clear you are misrepresenting the facts. And, I’m sure she was provided with shelter until construction of the house was completed. If the lady is experiencing difficulties, she would receive assistance from the relevant government agencies, including NAB providing home help service and the Welfare Department paying her electricity bill or water bill.

    It’s something that usually occurs in situations such as hers.

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    @ Artax
    Kindly read the entire story and you would discover that the lady is still living in the dilapidated house, in other words, according to the story in the nation. Read further and you would discover that the agency said that she received a pension and that’s why they did not install the electricity. Read further and you would discover that the agency had now decided to pay the electricity.
    My position is simple: if the land was donated by a citizen and a government agency then gives a woman that age a house, why the damn fuss about whether she could pay an electricity bill. Jesus Christ even if she has a little pension, can we be do frigging heartless to not just install the electricity and let her live out her days in a little comfort.?

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  • “We need not be apologetic or unashamed to announce that Barbados has to reconfigure itself to represent the interests of its black majority population.”

    Internet is an anonymous forum where people vent racist populist views that they cannot and will not voice in public. Politicians use dog whistle racism to get votes riding on same bandwagon. Barbados is a small place that depends on other countries and cannot afford to be cut off from the rest of the world due to extremist policies. Multiculturalism is positive and people mix all the time without racist hate, when you get to know people you don’t even notice their colour, you just see them.

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  • @wura
    Here is the full quote.
    “Empowering blacks is one area where Barbados can become an example to other countries by (1) removing the barriers that seem to retard progress of the black majority and (2) just as importantly, by protecting the lawful rights of the minority.”

    I stand by my statement. Just referring to item 2 is misleading.

    We saw how hard it was to move the statue of Nelson. Do you think we will make any progress forward, if we start off on a path that is harmful to others?
    I am for progress and I am for changes, meaningful changes.

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  • RE: “With respect to all BU commentators. It should be now evident to all but the blind that blacks are generally unloved and despised throughout the world.”

    You’ve now come to that realisation?

    The dislike of the Black race has even taken root in the entertainment industry. Just look at how we are stereotyped in movies as loud talking, bungling idiots, with eyes staring wide, often playing menial roles.

    After the US civil war, for example, white performers, mainly Irish, used to paint their faces black and painted on enlarged lips to play characters that demeaned and dehumanized Black people.

    A New York born actor, Thomas Dartmouth Rice, reportedly travelled to the South to observe the slaves. Sometime during 1830, he developed a tattered clothed, idiotic dancing stage character, named ‘Jim Crow,’ and introduced the ‘blackface minstrel shows,’ in which the dance moves and speech were exaggerated by white ‘blackface’ actors to depict Afro-Americans as IDIOTS, lazy, IGNORANT, superstitious, hypersexual BUFFOONS, who were also either criminals or COWARDS.
    Other characters developed as a result, included ‘Mammy,’ a Black overweight and loud mother figure, and ‘Zip Coon,’ a flamboyant-dressed Black man who used ‘big words’ incorrectly.

    I remember those ‘Tarzan’ movies that epitomized the history of eurocentric racist demonisation of Africa. Tarzan, was left alone in the jungle and raised by apes. He subsequently grew up to become much more intelligent than the Black people living in the same jungle environment several years before him. What is disturbing is the fact that, to project his ‘white superiority,’ the script depicted Black people as being less intelligent than the animals from which Tarzan learnt and developed his skills. In those types of ‘JUNGLE movies,’ the white explorers also referred to Africans as SAVAGES.

    This is how we are stereotyped by white people. And, it’s among one of the many reason why I take OFFENCE, and even more so, when Black people on BU, refer to their Black brothers and sisters as cowards, idiots, buffoons, ‘predators, wild beast and savages that should be in the jungle,’ despite whatever differences they may encounter among each other.

    RE: “Barbados has to recognise that it is a black majority country whose foundation was built on the back of black slaves.”

    You should’ve ‘said,’ “whose foundation was built on the BLOOD, SWEAT and TEARS of Black slaves.” However, your point is taken.

    I know many of you are now on about this ‘back to Africa’ thing. But, although I am of African ancestry, the blood, sweat and tears of my immediate forefathers built Barbados. As such, I prefer to assist, according to TLSN, in reconfiguration of Barbados to “represent the interests of its Black majority population,” rather than venturing to Africa.

    Being conscious about our heritage and the development of our future generations, goes much deeper than copy and pasting information from particular websites and ‘talking’ about ‘African ancestors.’

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  • @ TLSN April 9, 2021 8:10 AM

    Obviously you don’t live in one of our distinguished gated communities next to our many black millionaires and businessmen, still believing in the horror stories of oppressed blacks in Barbados. There, only your bank account and your professional status count.

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  • This is the mindset that emigrates to barbados.

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  • Motley Crew Now, that’s the nigga I’d been seeing in my sleep

    He was going down, we figured
    But this was no ordinary nigga
    He stood about six or seven feet
    Now, that’s the nigga I’d been seeing in my sleep
    So we triple-teamed on him
    Dropping them motherfuckin b’s on him
    The more I swung the more blood flew
    Then he disappeared and my boys disappeared, too
    Then I felt just like a fiend
    It wasn’t even close to halloween
    It was dark as fuck on the streets
    My hands were all bloody from punching on the concrete
    God damn, homie
    My mind is playing tricks on me

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  • “You should’ve ‘said,’ “whose foundation was built on the BLOOD, SWEAT and TEARS of Black slaves.”

    They were strong, they were forced to row the slave ships from Africa to Barbados
    and made to dig up and remove all the rocks by hand to make the plantation lands

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  • Just heard DMX passed away..

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  • “Empowering blacks is one area where Barbados can become an example to other countries by (1) removing the barriers that seem to retard progress of the black majority and (2) just as importantly, by protecting the lawful rights of the minority.”

    Theo…the majority BLack/African population needs PROTECTION from:

    the indians who are inclined to be overly racist because they gotta show that they are MORE RACISTS THAN RACIST WHITES…and they are very DISRESPECTFUL OF THE BLACK MAJORITY in Barbados, and those Guyana, Trinidad etc..

    the syrians who are incliend to be overly racist because they gotta show that they are MORE RACIST THAN RACIST WHITES…and they are very DISRESPECTFUL OF THE BLACK MAJORITY in Barbados and those in Guyana, Trinidad etc…

    fhe local bajan whites an foreign whites WHO BELIEVE THEY ARE NOT ONLY ENTITLED TO BE RACIST TO THE BLACK MAJORITY but believe it’s their right to commit endless crimes AGAINST the Black majority…including stealing taxes and pension fund, land from the ELDERLY AND THEIR BENEFICIARIES…..and ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES that should go to every generation of Black born on the island…

    ….they don’t need protection they have been already ILLEGALLY PROTECTED BY CORRUPT POLITICIANS USING THE BARABDOS POLICE FORCE…what they need is to be IN PRISON….because if not stop they WILL CONTINUE TO PLOT AND PLAN TO SABOTAGE black progress…..these are some nasty minded bottomfeeder who DON’T WANT TO SEE THE BLACK M AJORITY EMPOWERED…

    Black people need protecting FROM ALL OF THEM…

    that is why i CANNOT in good conscience agree with you…not after all the social and economic damage they have done for 54 YEARS….and were they black people committing so many crimes against another group everyone will be calling for them to be prosecuted and all they have STOLEN CONFISCATED….

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  • Theo…maybe you have a solution to FIX THEM, the minorities, and their evil minds and ways…

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  • I was trying to avoid telling you all of that because i know you have been on here for a pretty long time and have read all the blogs about these minority savages who go down to the East Coast in groups and plot and plan for the Black majority although they have NO RIGHT..then carry their wicked plans to the SELLOUTS in the parliament for implementation and enforcement against the population…to ENRICH THEMSELVES….

    Black people cannot assemble like that to plot to SABOTAGE anyone because they are RESTRICTED and CONFINED under the Public Order Act DEVISED by the same enemies of Black people the minorities and given to the sellout Barrow to legislate and enforce so that the people remained stuck in a colonial slave society assimilation…..the African population cannot assemble to be Black nor African…unless the police turns up….but not one cop can go down East Coast road where these racists assemble to plot for and sabotage Black people…..

    so miss me with the “protect rights” bullshit.

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  • William…they let the homeless Black population DIE ON THE STREETS…not one of them have a conscience or a heart to build a homeless shelter for these people homeless due to circumstances, but billions of dollars are missing form the economy…

    you see how they leave the elderly to DIE IN THEIR FILTH..especially if they have plans to rob them and their beneficiaries…you are dealing with inhuman beasts, subhuman….who don’t care about the majority the way they should…maybe it has something to do with them developing pedigree soon after they beg the people for votes and become elected…

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  • 🙂
    the African population cannot assemble to be Black nor African…unless the police turns up….but not one cop can go down East Coast road where these racists assemble to plot for and sabotage Black people

    Let us assume this is true. Why is it so? Is it because the minority prime minister will call the minority attorney general and minority chief of police and inform them when the minority policeman must interfere or stay away? The power that the minorities have are ceded to them by the black majority. Don’t confuse cowardice, failed leadership, incompetence and impotence with racism.

    If I thought that I could get away with shit, I would be there tomorrow.
    .

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  • I remember sometime ago, we had a black man here crying for years about some water course.
    Just cry and cry and cry. Scared shitless to make a jail for his own rights..
    Sometimes, I wondered if he did not have a non-talkative fisherman friend.

    Then there was a time when some b white woman went missing for a few days.
    I sat here and read how people were being push around an threatened. All of those silly ass secret society and not one group with enough sense to protect the community.
    Don’t tell me about the powers of the minority. and of racism on the island. The majority need to look at itself and ask why?

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  • Blacks in barbados seem to be the softest negroes in the whole world as blacks anywhere else don’t take shit

    I expect it is because they have not been pushed hard enough to lose control and fight back

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    I remember that sometime ago we had a black man here crying for years about some water course.
    How would just cry and cry and cry. Scared shitless to make a jail or to fight for his own rights. Running from politician to politician like some fool on an errand, when all he needed was a fisherman friend who could keep a secret.

    Then there was a time when a white woman went missing for a few days. I sat here and read how people were being pushed around and threatened. All of those silly ass secret society and not one group with enough sense or courage to protect the community.

    Don’t tell me about the powers of the minority and of racism on the island. The majority need to look at itself and ask why? Many of the problems can be fixed with an ounce of courage.

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  • @ 555 dubstreetApril 9, 2021 2:57 PM
    “Blacks in barbados seem to be the softest negroes in the whole world as blacks anywhere else don’t take shit

    I expect it is because they have not been pushed hard enough to lose control and fight back..”
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Good observation that Bajan blacks are indeed the “softest negroes in the whole world” even though they make up a very
    large majority of the population.

    But your ‘expected’ reason is not because “they have not been pushed hard enough”.
    For they have been pushed very hard since their physical emancipation in 1837 to take control of their economic destiny but no avail.

    Even 1937 was meant to be a ‘watershed moment’ in their quest for social and economic enfranchisement.

    Until blacks in Barbados liberate themselves from their mental state of slavery they will never be the majority controllers of the country’s economic resources as is their moral right of inheritance.

    Blacks, in their current mentally comatose state, are not free to achieve Marcus Garvey’s dream of economic enfranchisement for the people of African descent.

    A dream which can only come ‘true’ if they stop being the economic hewers of wood and drawers of water to other ethnic groups.

    They must learn to reduce their materialistic consumption habits and dependence on other ethnic groups to supply their material wants.

    Suppliers and sellers who view blacks as mere consumers and do return in any way that level of support nor display even an iota of moral appreciation of the black contribution to their economic success except in sponsoring sports and entertainment to further expand their businesses.

    Blacks, especially the females, must start the deprogramming process by learning to perceive their Creator in their own image and likeness as, indeed, they have been created.

    Maybe some lessons from you in Buddhist mediation techniques can show them how to open their pineal gland in order to bring about their much needed ‘Awakening’ to return to their spiritual roots.

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  • @Artax, 555 Dub Street, TheoGazerts, H.A. and and WURA-War-on-U.

    The great disco/ dance drummer, Hamilton Bohannon, brought out a disco classic in the early eighties called ” The Message is in the music”

    The track below more or less sums up the subject of which we are discussing.

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  • “A dream which can only come ‘true’ if they stop being the economic hewers of wood and drawers of water to other ethnic groups.

    They must learn to reduce their materialistic consumption habits and dependence on other ethnic groups to supply their material wants.”

    they love to work for people who hate them….and their ignorant leaders condone and enable it because it serves their narrow, self-serving agendas…remember racist corbin and his outburst that still has not been addressed…the backward leaders are a huge part of the problem….with their “got hungry bellies to feed” mentality…as though they are speaking about slaves….instead of EMPOERING the people WITH THEIR OWN MONEY…they empower a gang of racists instead…

    .it’s a repulsive scenario on the island….am happy UK disowned racism…let’s see if Mia cobntinues to allow racist minorities to continue the racism and discrimination practice they enjoyed for 54 years..

    again…the majority need to lean closer to their ancestral land and DISAVOW everything colonial that will never empower or advance their progress….

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