Submitted by Nathan Jolly Green, May 02, 2021
This morning I was sitting in the sunshine watching the crystal blue sea peacefully lapping the white sand under a clear blue sky. Several thousand miles from the tragic Soufrière eruption.
I was thinking about my dear Vincentian friends and how they are suffering. Not just suffering from the eruption, but what they have suffered for the last 21 years, 21 years of sheer political hell. I remembered something a very dear, now deceased friend said to me in 2008, “a man who was thought to be an adorable saviour has turned out to be a representative of Satan.”
My old friend had also asked me, “how much evil must SVG absorb before total annihilation?” This dear lady was a devout Christian and judged all aspects of life against her faith and the actions of others around her concerning right and wrong. She was worried about the wrath of God inflicting punishment on not just the evil politicians but on those who recognised the evil and supported it. Those that took bribes to elect and re-elect a representative of Satan.
The mind is an amazing thing, and mine this morning was doing overtime in calculating the past and matching it to this dear ladies’ beliefs.
So, has God opened the door to hell and allowed us to look into the fire raging in Satan’s home? Is that what the raging volcano is about? Are we experiencing God’s wrath?
Telling numerous lies, making false statements and bearing false witness, rape, sexual molestation, sexual harassment, dirty masturbatory phone calls, ruining people lives, wrecking the lives and employment of whole families, taking part in Marxist Communist revolutions, interfering in the politics of other countries, changing laws to make guilty persons innocent, conveyor of spite and hatred, people’s homes and business raided by political police, people called nasty names, people called names to damage their reputations, nasty dirty hand gestures, purposely wrecking the agricultural sector, ignoring the constitution, crimes against humanity, assassination, causing illegal search warrants to be issued, nepotism, destruction of peoples business’s for political reasons, frightening people into running from the island, bribery, controlling the judiciary , controlling the church leaders, fraud, vote-rigging, creating a political dynasty, declaring the self-worship of Obeah, by invoking Gods wrath bringing epidemics of febrile illness’s due to dengue, chikungunya, and Zika viruses. Bringing crop diseases Black Sigatoka, planting a plague of willful ignorance among the Vincentian people, hiding the extent of how poor and distressed the Vincentian people are, taking the Lord our Gods name in vain, causing God to bring his wrath on the people of Saint Vincent.
Things can get worse, perhaps more so for him than the people.
Good morning madam, but the dear old Christian lady that the question regarding Suffering ought to have known that Suffering is part and parcel of the Christian walk of Faith. Suffering is meant to strengthen our Faith in God, and to question it is to question God’s purpose in our lives because the Apostle Paul said that whatever suffering he endures in his walk of Faith, he counted it all joy or he has learnt how to be contented because it only served to strengthen his Faith in God.
What you have described above regarding the immorality and Sin of this world, is what the Holy Bible calls the Works of the Flesh, but when we turn to God, He rewards us with the Fruits of the Spirit which are Love, peace, self-control etc.
A nonsense post, not the Ralphie part but the God part.
I don’t know anything about Ralphie except that he did appear likeable in his UWI days in Barbados.
Vincentians are no worse than any other people. Calamity visits us all at some point.
The new mantra from the USA seems to be resonating worldwide,
“Build back better!”
Arise like a phoenix from the ashes!
The Lord God and Mother Nature have provided the building material.
What keep us going as a human species is Hope and Vision …. Without Hope and Vision our human existence would crumble, so in that respect, we have to Hope for the best, but expect the worse.
It seems as though the author is promoting or engaging in an agenda of Defeatism and Pessimism, but has fallen short or has not considered the resiliency of the Human Spirit.
Donna May 3, 2021 8:48 AM #: “A nonsense post, not the Ralphie part but the God part.”
Sure you don’t mean “another nonsense post?”
It seems as though Green would blame ‘Comrade Ralph’ for anything that can possibly go wrong’ in St. Vincent.
Perhaps he also wants to convince us Ralphie provoked God’s anger to the extent there isn’t anyone on the island that could intercede for Vincentians.
Lots of admiration for farmers. Hope for Soufriere to go back to sleep for another 40 years.
St. Vincent is a volcanic island meaning that is how the land mass was created. In the olden days people used to believe the God(s) were angry and used to sacrifice innocent souls like babies children and virgins to appease them in their holy rituals, but is not recommended when you consider the science of volcanoes
Volcano Hi-Power Sound System Live & Direct In Skateland Jamaica 1984 part 1
I cannot swear for Ralphie. Maybe he is horrible. I don’t know. Maybe he deserves fire and brimstone. I don’t know.
But I do know that the people of St. Vincent are not so evil that they should be singled out by God.
Mother Nature has a marvellous regenerative system and all we need to do is to figure out how to work with her rather than fight a losing battle.
Perhaps Ralphie was as nice as he seemed all those years ago but has been corrupted by power. There is a good reason for term limits. It is also quite believable that he is attempting to create a dynasty.
If Ralphie has gone bad then the writer of this piece needs to state facts rationally and keep away from crazy “rhetoric”. Most young people don”t believe in that concept of God anymore. And he will need the young people to remove Ralphie and thwart his dynasty ambitions.
But lookah how politicians fighting over little rocks in the middle uh de ocean!
Pathetic! They need to get a grip! If you are going on a power trip you need a much bigger power source. Little rocks don’t count on the world stage.
Don’t throw away your ash!!!
There is gold in it!
Every week the same anti-Gonsalves nonsense. Wheel and come with something more refreshing.
There is absolutely no reference to a person in what I wrote, how do you all come to conclusion to whom it refers?
What a long list more than a mile long attached to Gonvsalves name
Mind boggling and easy to convince
As to God’s earth
There was an example in the book of Exodus
Need I say more
With such a long list of damming allegations
Even the Devil would be mad
Mad in everyense of the word that describes evil
You really want to go there? Now you are damaging whatever credibility you had. A few supporters just disembarked your train.
You are not going to beat Ralphie with stupid games like that.
Yeap Ralphie credibility has been shot long time ago
It is only those who rather tailgate on Ralphie coat tails sees nothing wrong
The word of God is powerful
Warning all those who hates his people or does wrong to his people
Well….you’ve got ac, mariposa, angela cox!
Three in one and one in three!
Not the type I would want on my team though but may be a good fit for you.
You seem to believe people are fools.
My friend, there is a specific, personalized, consistency that is clearly recognizable in the method you use to express yourself in your articles.
I suggest you re-read:
December 30, 2020: “Sinful Leaders, Sinful Followers.”
January 4, 2021: “Saint Vincent Judas Style:”
January 12, 2021: “La Soufrière – It’s Karma Komrade.”
All the above articles contain the SAME RHETORIC as your May 3, 2021, but with specific references to Gonsalves.
It was not the best piece of footwork that I have seen on BU.
It was like ducking into an uppercut.
Better to own it than to attempt to distance from it.
Good morning Donna, I hope your day is filled with people like you … Blessed
Don’t be weary in well doing
The Bible declares
Those who have eyes to see will see
Many are blinded to truth
Truth unlike milk does not sour
Absolutely Power corrupts absolutely
Nothing surprises me about the long drawn out dictators who sees power in there eyes as doing good for the people
Meanwhile the people suffer in silence
Gonsalves is not a sweet bread
Not at all surprise if the handy work of God sent him a harsh message
Not many people like me around but if you can find one I’d be happy to meet her.
That would be great fun!
For your further education on the whole subject see this
I feel so sad and heart broken when I know the ULP is still running the country, while most of the country voted against them they have more seats than before. If you say anything you are anti GULP. Three quarters of the working population earns less than five hundred dollars a month, most of the population lives under the poverty line. People don’t even know that they speak Patois and not English. And then those who have half of an education don’t know what to say in defense of the suffering poor.