Barbadians within the last twenty-four hours have learnt that in just over three weeks they will be asked to vote for the government they see fitting to represent and lead them forward.
I was getting ready to go and play dominoes on the block last night when my daughter who is twenty years of age shouted out, “ SHE CAN’T DO THAT” . She then said to me, “daddy, are you listening to Mia”, I said no and she went on to tell me that elections were being called for the nineteenth of January. She is disgusted at what seems to her to be an unjust action, stating the other candidates should be given more time to prepare. I went to play dominoes and the people there were all saying the same thing, how could she do that. One brother asked if any of the other political parties even had a flyer out. Lol . Solutions Barbados has placed a notice on social media asking for candidates. I expect no other political party is ready, not even the Democratic Labour Party that seems to be busy with internal leadership issues. Barbados wakes up this the twenty eighth day of December in the political hospital after a political blitz attack from the government. When studying behaviour, it has been established that cowards and people that lack confidence resort to blitz attacks to overcome those they wish to subdue.
As a voice that speaks on behalf of many Rastafari, it must be stated clearly to the government that all Rastafari cannot be bought for the price of a job or token positions in their establishments.
Rastafai holding true to the Black African Liberation opinions and philosophies of our forerunners like Marcus Garvey and Leonard Howell, cannot in good conscience support a government who;
- has shown it gross disrespect, and who maintains the Rastafari’s position as criminals in the society based on unjust cannabis laws,
- promised a referendum on the use of recreational cannabis, that never came, and now we are here at elections again,
- does not recognize their homes as places they worship.
- in a sly and deceitful manner condones mandatory vaccinations, while saying they themselves will not be imposing it.
- makes provisions for the well to do businesses in the society during situations like the lock downs, while the poorer class found themselves in court, in jail and in the cemetery for making a few sales from their shop window for the sake of their survival.
- fails to encourage the use of natural remedies for healing while trying to capitalize on the business of pharmaceutics during a situation such as COVID-19. One would think that the very least the government would have done would be to roll out a national education program on the herbal teas and diets that should be used and undertaken to help combat the disease.
- for the sake of the homosexual community would remove GOD from its highest law, yet deliver a Christmas message. Without GOD in the context given, there is not JESUS and no CHRISTMAS.
Barbadians should never reinstate a government who has failed to bring integrity legislation, but could remove Nelson, make Barbados a Republic, commence a whole medicinal cannabis industry, etc, and be caught in questionable economic activity without consequence. Let us not forget the manner in which the Prime Minister addresses big men and women in Barbados once they question her dictate. Barbadians under this administration are not encouraged to think for themselves. Let us not forget that for the most part the government thinks the masses are stupid. In their eyes the masses are either compliant stupid or non-compliant stupid.
Barbadians now vote for tyranny and unethical advancements designed to benefit the few in any meaningful way, or for justice, morality and equality for all. If you are voting for the latter, then it is clear that the Barbados (Slave) Labour Party cannot be your choice.
Mia Mottley and “her” Barbados Labour Party should be made examples of. A clear message must be sent to them and their yard fowls ( blind followers of the party/yes people) that our liberty, freedom, human rights etc. are not just words spoken or written, but are the very essence of what makes us human and alive. We fought against the slavery of the White Man and we will fight against the neo colonial slave attitudes of our new would-be Massas with black faces.
I suggest that independent people who wish better for their communities rise up and be counted in this election. Likewise, Barbadians must support their independent candidates and vote for them when the time comes. If we don’t want a violent revolution down the road, we need to vote out tyranny today. Barbadians must also let the world know about the real Mia Mottely and her crew by writing articles, and doing videos speaking on how they feel about Barbados and its present leadership. The Prime Minister is a glory hound. Look at how she dealt with the Nelson affair. After advocates worked for years for his removal, when the deed was done, she took centre stage without much regard for the real champions of day.
An egotistical Prime Minister is no good for the development of a nation. Marcus Garvey said, any leadership that teaches you to depend on another, is a leadership that will enslave you. Has Barbados made any move to any national industries that would help with some of its self-sustainability? The medical cannabis industry that could support all, is designed to help a few. Tourism is glorified slavery and beneficial in any real developmental manner to a few. It is the biggest employer of exploited labour, and guess who has the biggest stake in it. This is the industry this government like the others has chosen to give the biggest support. Is there no other national industry that could be developed to give Barbados a boost? I am thinking a good government would have already developed a number of small industries and located suitable markets.
Rastafari recall the words of Bob Marley, “never let a politician grant you a favour, they will always want to control you forever”.
I leave with these words from Haile Selassie 1st on leadership. After reading these words, ask yourself if the BLP are really leaders, and deserve your vote.
“Leadership does not mean domination. The world is always well supplied with people who wish to rule and dominate others.
The true leader is a different sort; he seeks effective activity which has a truly beneficient purpose. He inspires others to follow in his wake, and holding aloft the torch of wisdom, leads the way for society to realize its genuinely great aspirations.
The art of leadership is in the ability to make people want to work for you, while they are really under no obligation to do so. Leaders are people, who raise the standards by which they judge themselves and by which they are willing to be judged. The goal chosen, the objective selected, the requirements imposed, are not mainly for their followers alone.
They develop with consumate energy and devotion, their own skill and knowledge in order to reach the standard they themselves have set.
This whole-hearted acceptance of the demands imposed by even higher standards is the basis of all human progress. A love of higher quality, we must remember, is essential in a leader.
The true leader is one who realizes by faith that he is an instrument in the hands of God, and dedicates himself to be a guide and inspirer of the nobler sentiments and aspirations of the people.
He who would be a leader must pay the price in self-discipline and moral restraints. This details the correction and improvement of his personal character, the checking of passions and desires and an exemplary control of one’s bodily needs and desires.
To be first in place, one must be first in merit as well.
He who has not learned to render prompt and willing service to others will find it difficult to win and keep the goodwill and cooperation of his subordinates.
A leader will kindle interest, teach, aid, correct and inspire. Those whom he leads will cooperate with him in maintaining discipline for the good of the group. He will instruct his followers in the goals towards which to strive, and create in them a sense of mutual effort for attaining the goal.”
Ras Simba Akoma