I Love You Barbados

It is about two weeks since Barbadians were forced to take cover from the La Soufriere volcano ash fall located in St. Vincent. Many of us were not around to witness a similar event in 1902, however, many recall vividly or vaguely depending on ones age 1979. As the 2021 hurricane season approaches, Barbadians through the years have been spared serious fallout from ‘Acts of God’ and an understandable complacent attitude has taken root. The seriousness of the ongoing La Soufriere event may help to change the attitude.

This morning the blogmaster threw open a window and smiled at the sight of a less grey environs. In fact there was a gratifying sense that the effect of the ash fall had become less of an issue as Barbadians – despite the prevailing economic and COVID 19 related challenges – are getting on with the business of managing respective households the best way they know how.

This morning like many mornings gone the blogmaster scanned the international and regional newsfeeds and smiled a wry smile at the involuntary sigh of satisfaction – the blogmaster would not trade places with any other soul living elsewhere at this moment.

#beautifulbarbados

415 comments

  • “what ethnic was King David? Or in other words: was King David Ethiopian, Egyptian are Europeans Jew?”

    King David was an afroasiatic jew from the tribal family of Israel and Selassie was the root of David due to King Solomon and Queen of Sheba
    refer to I Kings 10:1-13 and in II Chronicles 9:1-12 and Kebra Negast

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  • @ Dompey May 2, 2021 2:16 PM
    There is this belief among members of the Rastafarian faith that Hailie Selassie traced his lineage back to King David, and if such is a case, it would turn the entire religion of Christianity on its head, because the Holy Bible teaches quite the opposite.
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    So too can King Agamemnon, Achilles, Apollo, Jesus and even you, if you were to use your “Bible” as the only source of the World’s history.

    Even Confucius or the Hindu Brahmins might be able trace their ancestry back to King David and even to the womanizing Abraham.

    Listen up Domps the Fenty boy, the Judeo-Christian ‘doctored’ book is nothing more than a collection of concocted myths and plagiarized legends ‘stolen’ from other cultures especially the Sumerian and Egyptian.

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  • 555dubstreet

    The common understanding of King David from the Christian worldview is that he was of European rather than Egyptian lineage, so that would in of itself excluded Selassie from being of David’s bloodline.

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  • Miller

    So what wrote this book of myths?
    Nevertheless, I don’t dispute your argument, because looking through the Secular Eye, I would also hold such a view as well because it is only through Spiritual eye that one it able to see the words of the Bible come alive.

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  • “The common understanding of King David from the Christian worldview is that he was of European rather than Egyptian lineage”

    King David was from the Tribe of Judah born in Bethlehem, Israel (1000+BC).

    White / European Jews are Ashkenazi Jews, also known as Ashkenazic Jews, Ashkenazim are a Jewish diaspora population who coalesced in the Holy Roman Empire around the end of the first millennium and were jewish males who went to Europe for work and intermarried with Europeans. Sephardi Jews, also known as Sephardic Jews, Sephardim, or Hispanic Jews by modern scholars, are a Jewish ethnic division originating from traditionally established communities in the Iberian Peninsula. The term “Sephardim” sometimes refers to Eastern Jewish communities of the Middle East and North Africa.

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  • @ 555dubstreetMay 2, 2021 4:10 PM
    “Jews, Sephardim, or Hispanic Jews by modern scholars, are a Jewish ethnic division originating from traditionally established communities in the Iberian Peninsula.”
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    And it was this ‘ group’ which was ‘religiously’ and pivotally involved in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade including the Barbadoes ‘arm’ of the business with the introduction of sugarcane from Brazil being the magnet.

    Many people of this same group converted to the expanding ‘Christianity’ in order to white-wash their sinful involvement in the very profitable trade which turned Western Europe into a paradise of profitable commerce and provided the springboard for modern capitalism.

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    Miller…well worth checking out.

    Racism: A Spiritual Perspective
    By Ancestral Voices
    A 42-minute video presentation that explores the spiritual impact of racism through the lens of what is now commonly referred to as the Seven Hermetic principles. It covers a range of areas including ideas and beliefs internalised from childhood that shape our perception of self, community and reality. It also assesses the role and use of educational and political institutions, the media and the socialisation process to further normalise such ideas and narratives.

    It evaluates the psychological impact of racism and how it can manifest in thought, emotions and actions. The video concludes with spiritual solutions that can be applied to assist with overcoming such negative projections to repair and heal from their damaging effects so as to empower one’s sense of self.

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    It has come to the notice of many, that the sellouts in the parliament in Barbados represent a clear and present danger to AFRICANS EVERYWHERE…and word has spread….

    William…the apologists can moan and groan, but that is the reality…people can see danger ahead and know who to avoid and isolate.

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  • For the corrupt fraudulent sellouts in the parliament who love to run scams against African descended people for self-enrichment, feeding thieving minorities while leaving the majority to suffer and think Africa or Ghana is their latest target, think again, ya will REGRET IT…..yall are greedy, self-absorbed, materialistic and now returning to ya African vomit.

    “He Built all for Africa but did not Build even a House for Himself

    Kwame Nkrumah ruled Ghana for 9 years: from 1957 to 1966, under this period he built at least an industry in every region of Ghana,

    He built several newly Industrial Cities across Ghana including the Famous Tema and Akosombo industrial cities. These industrial cities housed several industries and production centres which produced nearly all commodity needs of the economy while employing the citizens.

    He built roads which are still alive today after 60 years. In fact, Tema Motorway is still the best stretch of road in Ghana as we speak and it was built by Nkrumah.

    The Colonial administration that ruled and exploited Ghana intentionally deprived the people of Northern parts of Ghana an access to education or any kind of development in order to force the people living in this areas to move to the Middle and Southern belts of Ghana for free labour. This was a strategy to divide the country so to create enmity among the locals in order that they cannot see themselves as one people or people of equals in order not to unite to fight the colonial exploitation. Knowing this, Kwame Nkrumah open up free education to those of us in the Northern belt of Ghana who have suffered such a grave discrimination and exploitation to help us recover when he assumed office as a president.

    Again, Kwame Nkrumah built a gigantic African Line Hostel and dedicated this building to serve as a free housing for all African Freedom fighters who seek safety in Ghana. Today, this building has been converted and it is being used as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana.

    Kwame Nkrumah did all these and so many others for Ghana and Africa at large without building a single structure of house or home for himself. In fact, Kwame Nkrumah has no house built by himself either in Ghana or Abroad. His only house is the 6 feet land on which he was buried on and the monument which was built in his honor. Yet, he built so much for many generations which we are still enjoying.

    The Today’s politicians run the state and make losses, they leave huge debt for today and future generations while at the same time profitably running their private business and declaring gains for their families.

    Kwame Nkrumah is gone but his spirit and good intentions live on. Rest In Power, Nkrumah never dies.”

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  • ☎ Calling Miller
    beyond Identification mantra
    CHIDANANDA
    Mano buddhya hankara chita ni naham
    Nacha shotra jihve na cha ghrana netre
    Nacha vyoma bhoomir na tejo na vayu
    Chidananda rupah shivoham shivoham
    Na cha prana sangno na vai pancha vayu
    Na va sapta dhatur na va pancha koshah
    Na vak pani padam na chopastha payu
    Chidananda rupah shivoham shivoham
    Na me dvesha ragau na me lobha mohau
    Mado naiva me naiva matsarya bhavah
    Na dharmo na chartho na kamo na moksha
    Chidananda rupah shivoham shivoham
    Na punyam na papam na saukhyam na
    dukham
    Na mantro na tirtham na veda na yagnaha
    Aham bhojanam naiva bhojyam na bhokta
    Chidananda rupah shivoham shivoham
    Na me mrityu shanka na me jati bhedah
    Pita naiva me naiva mata na janma
    Na bandhur na mitram gururnaiva shishya
    Chidananda rupah shivoham shivoham
    Aham nirvikalpo nirakara rupo
    Vibhur vyapya sarvatra sarvendriyanam
    Sada me samatvam na muktir na bandhah
    Chidananda rupah shivoham shivoham

    I am not the mind, intellect, ego nor
    memory.
    I am not the ears, tongue, nose or eyes.
    I am not the five elements: space, earth,
    fire, wind or water.
    I am eternal bliss, I am Shiva,
    I am consciousness.
    I am not prana, nor the five vital airs, nor
    the seven materials, nor the five sheaths of
    the body.
    I am not the organ of speech, nor hand, nor
    leg nor the organs of procreation or
    elimination.
    I am eternal bliss, I am Shiva,
    I am consciousness.
    I have no envy, anger, nor craving nor
    attraction.
    I have no arrogance nor pride nor religion,
    nor lust nor desire for wealth or liberation.
    I am eternal bliss, I am Shiva,
    I am consciousness.
    I have neither virtue, nor vice, neither
    pleasure nor sorrow.
    I do not need mantra, nor pilgrimages,
    scriptures, rituals or sacrifices.
    I am neither food, nor the one who
    consumes, or what is consumed.
    I am eternal bliss, I am Shiva,
    I am consciousness.
    I have no fear of death, nor doubt, nor
    discrimination of cast.
    I have no father nor mother or birth
    because I was never born.
    I have no brother, nor friend, nor guru, nor
    am I an aspirant.
    I am eternal bliss, I am Shiva,
    I am consciousness.
    I am beyond form and beyond all dualities.
    I am all-pervading in all the senses.
    I see oneness in all things, I am neither
    liberated nor in bondage.
    I am eternal bliss, I am Shiva,
    I am consciousness.

    Deva Premal: Chidananda

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  • 555dubstreet

    Consciousness: we are one with the universe ….. the Higher Power gave to me a vision of the Heavens …. one early morning before work …. God took me from my car and into the Heavens …..and while I were in the Heavens ….
    .. He gave a view from the Heavens on the the Earth and it was unexplainable as well as incomprehensible to the common understanding ….. but more importantly ….while I were in the Heavens looking down upon Earth ……….. I was devoid of my sense of gravity …..and it was as though I was one with the universe …. but I still possessed my cognitive awareness though I was divest of my physical abilities ….. but the tranquility I felt was beyond the human explanatory threshold …. though it was deadly silent ….. it felt euphoric….

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    The evil racist, enslaving mind…Barbados got a lot of them still, enabled by wicked sellout leaders,,

    https://thegrio.com/2021/05/03/restaurant-manager-must-pay-enslaved-employee-500k/

    “A former South Carolina restaurant manager has been ordered to pay more than $546,000 in restitution to an employee with intellectual disabilities that he put to work for more than 100 hours a week with no pay.

    Bobby Paul Edwards, 56 is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for forced labor. He pled guilty in 2019 of enslaving John Christopher Smith, 43, from 2009 to 2014 at J & J Cafeteria in Conway, S.C.”

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  • Dompey
    That is one of the most coherent and lucid posts you have ever made here
    Hindus have 33,000,000 deities to represent different forms of the one universal spirit (or God)
    Just close your eyes and read the following..

    How do we express devotion
    what are we devoted to
    lets find…
    … what we are devoted to
    let’s see if we can focus on those words
    to be devoted to the great spirit
    something unexplainable
    but tangible
    incomprehensible
    but something we know is there
    can we give our lives to that essence
    to that quality
    can we enrich our lives by being devoted to that great spirit
    this is the challenge
    and this is the potential
    where devotion leads to eternity

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  • WURA-War-on-U

    Why is their ALWAYS a problem to pay the population but NEVER a problem to pick up the people’s taxes and pension by the tens of millions of dollars. and give it away to minority thieves in exchange for bribes.

    https://www.nationnews.com/2021/05/03/nab-workers-want-answers-late-salaries/

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