Throughout African history, whenever the rapist, Euro-Colonist showed up, in order to ravage a country like the Dutch in South Africa, or Belgium in the Congo and Rwanda, or England / USA / Canada inside Jamaica, a part of the process they find those within the culture (that they are preying upon) to be willing to help the European to rob their own people for personal gain. For instance Africans captured other Africans for profit in order to get 'cargo' for the slavers during the slave trade.
Portia Simpson-Miller seems to be taking on that role! She's the 'colony' representative. The role that Edward Seaga and the JLP will always be famous for. "The Most Honorable" is her big title assuring her allegiance.
The PNP, "the People's National Party" sold the people out! Will she be remembered in history as the Jamaican PM who tried to crush Rastafari? The PM to have sold Pinnacle? She's definitely going for the title.
Politics! What do I know? I know that the 'colony' has things set up so that nations like Jamaica or Haiti are kept under thumb and will be that way for eternity! I'm pretty sure that Ms. Simpson-Miller's hands are tied by the many constraints that the 'colony' puts on third world nations. Any complaints by said leaders causes embargos against your country, so a leader's hands are fairly tied I'm sure so we must cut Ms. Simpson-Miller a little slack (maybe a lot of slack) yet outside of wearing the national colors in her dress suits, I'd like to see a cultivation of Jamaican values and pride in our culture. Rastafari is a source of pride by the African as well as Europeans and Asians worldwide! Rastafari was founded in Jamaica! Why isn't the leader of the country of my birth protecting that?
Do you think that if developers wanted to plow up the Vatican in Rome or Westminster Abbey in England that would even be possibility? Are their Gods bigger or better then Haile Selassie 1st?
There is only one true God yet I do not feel the need to alienate, convince, convert, murder anyone into any set of beliefs! I leave the murdering to the other religious sects who have had centuries of practice.
The rest of the world is quite aware of how outstanding an honor it is to wear locks on their heads, wear the flag colors as well as red, gold and green of Rastafari, a doctrine developed by a proud Jamaican, Leonard Howell, elevating true royalty of the House of David (same David who slew Goliath in the Christian Bible, who wrote the Psalms), direct descendant of King Solomon (who wrote the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes), Germawi Qedmawi -Haile Selassie 1st of Ethiopia is their direct descendant! He is their grandson! 225 generations of their lineage! There is no disputing that truth!
No one in Rome or England is a relative of Solomon! None of them is 'royalty'!
Yet 'we' blindly worship their Gods? This isn't an 'argument' of royalty or theology yet those truths need to be said. My respect and reverence to the Lord tells me that I must respect all of his people whether I agree with the way that they worship Him or not.
The individual in buckingham is no 'royalty'. Pirate, rapist, murderer, thief comes to mind. Ask the Irish, Welsh or the Scots and they happen to be her British 'subjects'. Ms. Simpson-Miller represents buckingham or a representative of!
Nothing wrong with knowing ones place yet the degradation that is centuries old, starts to rub a few folks the wrong way. For the most part, the black race has remained ignorant and compliant to the 'slavish mentality' as we still work for 'white world' yet the need to tear down Pinnacle is much deeper than just real estate development, it is an attack by 'colonial' white Jesus to eradicate this 'Rasta God'...
Removing Pinnacle will not end Rastafari!
What is truly pathetic about this situation is the leader of Jamaica having no reverence for God. The arrogance instilled by the 'colony' that white Jesus is the 'only' one, plus the massive cash kick back that must have been paid for this development must afford the PM the confidence to do her job? It is evident that Simpson-Miller may not possess a spiritual bone in her body, for if she did, this conversation would not be happening in my opinion.
As Rastafari hold no political office, we must then pray to the Almighty to guide Simpson-Miller in her thoughts and to choose God over money. It is worth far more than gold!
Organize and Centralize is the mantra of Rastafari.
Joshua, Michael Manley, our greatest Prime Minister to date in my opinion - would have never allowed this to occur!
With the murder rate, crime, abject poverty of the citizens of Jamaica and many other "third world nations" it is also evident that 'the colony' does not care about Jamaicans except for the profits that can be raped from the island. At some point we need to get up, stand up and show some self respect. We need to rally around our "Jamaican-ness" by educating our people on our histories as well as contributions to the planet. We need strong leadership for decades / centuries in order to tap into the VAST potential that Jamaicans possess. Even degraded and vilified, we produce some outstanding human beings!
We need to eradicate the "garrison mentality" that has permeated from the streets now to the government. We need to stop Jamaicans killing Jamaicans. We must break this chain of Willie Lynch ideology and remove those who continue to sell guns to our people. Words words words I know yet they need to be said. I'm tired of the back-of-the-bus expectation that we have been eating for centuries and expect my leaders to show some backbone.
Many say that Michael Manley is responsible for where Jamaica is today trying to institute socialism or communism to Jamaica based on a friendship with Fidel Castro and it did work on the gullible when the Americans shut down the Jamaican economy and scared it's people! Over thirty years later, the country still hasn't recovered! Why is that? Mr. Manley died long ago? Why are we still suffering? I'll tell you really quickly, Michael was never the problem! "They" were going to rape Jamaica anyway! The Jamaican 1% that the government represents must be called upon to bear the responsibility for their bourgeois, colonial, elitist attitudes and be a part of the solution!
Manley was no communist! Yet the propaganda brought by western influences has destroyed Jamaica's economy deliberately and sold guns to garrisons! Desperate, hungry and poor we are kept this way by our white masters with the aid of their corrupt double agent / slaves in our governments.
This isn't a new story! We are all aware of this information! What we seek constantly are the people in the authoritative positions to pretty much do their jobs and stand up for Jamaican pride! We are not brittle people! We as a nation have changed this planet. We have accomplished many great feats in many things year after year, decade after decade so it is incumbent on our leaders to harness this great talent and guide it to positive changes! Positive results!
India kicked the British completely out of their country and now Indian and Pakistan millionaires own soccer teams in the English Premiership! China kicked them out long time and now own the world! That is what happens when folks are allowed to reach their full potential. They tend to flourish!
I am not expecting a utopian existence as I am not that naive, yet better can be done! "Betta mus' come!"
I am never seeking a "leader" in the way of Marcus Garvey or Malcolm X or Dr. King to 'lead' us anywhere, I am speaking to the Prime Minister's office to recognize the wealth of talent that Jamaican people are and to elevate it. To not accidentally squash it or continued aid in the deliberate destruction of this talent as a tool for buckingham.
Rastafari is a gift to the world by Jamaicans!
Where is the leader who steps up for Jamaican pride?