when If a person is committed to a particular pattern of behavior and has become rigid in exhibiting that behavior over time, it is very difficult for such individuals to maintain hope of making meaningful changes in that pattern. That person will make an outrageous statement. It will offend the sensibilities of those who dare not say such a thing, but nevertheless expect it to be taken for granted and shrug their shoulders, teeth, or temporary anger at the criminal. explosion.
Former US President Donald Trump and Everard Warmington, member of Congress for St. Catherine Southwestern since 2002. It might be even more surprising if their remarks wore more politeness than the rudeness we are accustomed to. We might be tempted to just dismiss them as who they are — men whose statements shouldn’t be taken seriously.
I wish it were that simple. If the gentlemen in question didn’t wield enormous power and influence, this would be acceptable.Trump is more expansive than Warmington, but still influential.against the lives of fawn voters.Trump ‘s nefarious behavior is well documented, so there’s little point in rehashing it here.
But Warmington’s statement at a recent Jamaica Labor Party (JLP) event, as a white man, that opposition leader Mark Golding will never become Prime Minister of Jamaica puts racism behind him. should be condemned by all thoughtful Jamaicans who want to It has held us back as people.
Indeed, years of slavery and colonialism have poisoned the minds of too many Jamaicans, making it difficult to have the sense of brotherhood and unity needed for civilized life. The politicians on both sides of the political fence were this venomous snake oil salesman. I don’t know if it’s been used. A shadow of racism lurked behind every criticism of Seaga. If he presided over the legislation, it would be difficult for the opposition to see even the slightest hint of racism or hatred of blacks behind it.
The People’s National Party (PNP) propaganda must have convinced many that as a white man he would not enter the sacred walls of Jamaica House, but surprisingly he did. “My Leader Was Born” was more than a nuanced portrayal of Michael Manley’s indigenous entitlement to Seaga by the Manley administration. Basically, it was a song meant to denigrate Seaga and portray Jamaicans with dominant black ancestry that he was unqualified to lead them.
But Seaga gave back some of what he got by describing PJ Patterson as a black scandal bag for ridiculing him with political stumps. The latest iteration of discriminatory slurs isn’t new, but it’s part of a vile trajectory of racism, demonic enough to hasten the exorcism from our public life.
I doubt Whammy loves Jamaica more than Golding. I believe the Jamaican people are politically smart and can see through the semblance of trying to win power by making racist remarks. they are not fooled.
Meanwhile, statements like Warmington’s made his prime minister, Andrew Holness, a bit embarrassed. His hands are full of state affairs, and now he must contend with another ruthless outburst from the hot-tempered Wormy. He’s doing a disservice not only to his Prime Minister, whom he hates to respect, but also to his voters who probably agree with him (if Wormy says so, it should be true). , should we spend our country’s precious time addressing this issue? This is probably why, as far as I know, he never said a word on the matter. Public commentators seem seized by this fact. Now that he has announced his retirement from representative politics, it may be better to let him resign in peace. Amen.
I’m glad the government didn’t bow to public passenger vehicle (PPV) operators. They thought they could be forced to grant them a pardon for the unpaid tickets they rightfully borne. To do this was to yield to lawlessness. Their own reckless behavior on the road, resulting in multiple crashes and loss of life, resulted in these tickets. increase.
Hats off to those who didn’t participate in this farce. The leadership of these operators leaves much to be desired by fostering and fostering this lawlessness. There is no way any self-respecting government can tolerate such bad behavior.
Raulston Nembhard, Ph.D., priest and social commentator, author of Finding Peace in the Storms of Life, A Self-Esteem Guide to a Better Life, and Beyond Petulence: Republican Politics and America’s Future He is also the author of the book. Please send comments to the Jamaica Observer or firstname.lastname@example.org.