Here is NEWS that was mailed to my readers on April 25, 1999:-
April 25, 1999 Wonderful readers.... ONE LOVE to all ya all.... If this is the first UPDATE that you are receiving.... don't be shocked ! This week... I deal wid de RACISM head on.... BECAUSE it is a hot-issue right now... so if you feel uncomfortable.... just drop it in the trashcan on your desktop.... whatever issue I deal with I usually OFFEND somebody... dats de meaning of CONTROVERSIAL.. always some kind of violent reaction... when we speak plainly... and expose de issue at hand. It seems that the departure of LORD NELSON from TRAFALGAR SQUARE on yet another voyage.... has the white people in a stir and all upset ! I refrained from inserting MY VIEWS until de very end... so I simply extracted excerpts from the articles as they appeared in the daily NATION (the best newspaper on earth). CUT NELSON AND SPITE TOURISM ---------------------------- (Excerpts from article by Bizzy Williams) What are we focusing on - ridding Barbados of its British heritage ?.... ..to appease a few noisy white-hating do-nothingers... without British support we would be a very third class nation of have nots... ..The British keep coming because Barbados has something British about it that they can relate to and they feel good to be in Barbados... ..I would respectfully suggest that National Heroes Square should be in front of the Government Headquarters in Bay Street where the first heroes were celebrated... ..My family was brought to Barbados from Britain, Black Barbadians were brought here from Africa. Both groups suffered hardships and both have come a long way.... ..I know it is not easy for political leaders in Barbados to be seen to be heeding white Barbadians but I am absolutely certain that on this issue the majority of black Barbadians do not want their hard earned VAT dollars used to change our history and threaten our livelihood... WHY NOT GET RID OF THINGS BRITISH ?? ------------------------------------ (Excerpt from article by Deborah Marshall) The British settled Barbados, fact. We hear so much about the slave trade and the terrible atrocities effected by the white man on his black brother (and I agree they were terrible), but we never hear how the Africans hunted their own people brought them to the coastline and sold them to the slave traders; also fact. Yes, the British created the market, but the Africans provided each other as the merchandise; like it or not it is a fact. So to all those who want to promote "back to Africa", why don't you go ? Go, and see if anyone there will give you the time of day. Also, it would be interesting to find out how many of you, if any, have family ties in Africa -- family you can call up and visit !! To those in Government who are set on purging all things British from these shores, why not go the whole hog ? to do less would be hypocritical !!! you must not only remove Nelson....... you must: tear down..... all the other British-built buildings. rename roads all over the island. rename Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Queen's Park and Queen's College rename areas such as Hastings, Dover, Brighton and Chancery Lane stop drinking tea and playing Cricket then you can watch the Concorde's dissapear...... two of the three in Governments election ad's were marked "British Airways". watch the tourists disappear since most of them are British watch the white Bajans leave with all the "economic power" you attribute to them... then you can sit back and wonder how to get Africans from Africa to come to Barbados to boost your flagging tourism and bring back the departed offshore investment !! RENAME THE PARK --------------- (Sir John Stanley Goddard in the Senate) Government should leave Lord Nelson statue and Trafalgar Square alone and improve Queen's Park, and rename it National Heroes Park.... He also wants to know why the PAN AFRICAN COMMISSION is on the committee ??? and whether race is going to be allowed to dominate everything.... LICKS FOR THE CRITICS --------------------- (Prime Minister Owen Arthur in Parliament) The Prime Minister took a broadside at critics whom he said viewed politicians with contempt. He characterised them as people who would not contest elections for Parliament but behaved as though they could run the country. These same people, he said, felt that the country was democratic as long as their views were accepted and implemented. If these people had their way, the National Heroes would be relegated to a "carpark" on Bay Street or some obscure place. Arthur said cries for a white national hero was in fact "subtle racism" at play...... NELSON IN THE SQUARE TOO LONG ! ----------------------------- Nelson has "loitered" in Trafalgar Square for much too long..... so says PETER SIMMONS, Barbados High Commissioner to London. Simmons said he didn't think English visitors to Barbados were interested in Lord Nelson... "I think they would prefer to go and see Sir Garry Sobers, Errol Barrow and Sir Granley Adams rather than Nelson. I have never got the impression in four-and-a-half years that I've been High Commissioner that anybody in England is interested in Nelson." Simmons says that it is "really very silly" to suggest that Nelson's removal would have any effect on tourism !! AFRICA AHOY !!!!!! ------------------ At least 75 Barbadians can go on a tour of Ghana in JULY... the PAN AFRICAN COMMISSION has organised a tour with Reemac... call (246) 422-0546. According to Reynold McClean of Reemac, the Ghanaians are excited about meeting and playing host to Barbadians..... "in our contact with them, they are telling us WE ARE NOT TOURISTS. They speak of welcoming us HOME as people who have been away for a long time.", he said. the cost is about $5064 ... and the tour is 14 days. STEPHEN MENDES VIEWS -------------------- There is no doubt that most white Barbadians seem to be having a "problem" with the cultural agenda of our island Nation these days.... I have been hearing all sorts of derogatory comments since the days when Bussa statue was placed at the Haggatt Hall roundabout... the National Heroes, and now their futher promotion, in NATIONAL HEROES SQUARE.. has prompted these open expressions in the Press... people showing up their true colors... in public for all to see. On Mr. Bizzy Williams article: For your information, there is a great deal of difference in the manner in which your ancestors were "brought" from Britain... when compared to how Africans arrived in this land... there is also VERY LITTLE similarity between the "hardships" that your people endured when compared to the sufferings of the slaves... why are you trying to go down that road ?... it is insulting. I don't really think that you have a clue what black Barbadians want, from what they do not want. On Deborah Marshall article: You, like Mr. Williams, seem to feel the need to palliate your conscience.. in your case, by harping on the fact that Africans sold their own into slavery... as if this in some way justifies or excuses the Europeans rape of Africa. Your very next paragraph... shows the contempt and dislike you have for a people... who are merely trying to establish a link with their past.... a link which Europeans did their utmost to totally OBLITERATE ! Your last paragraph also reveals what sort of a person you are... yet you would NEVER admit to being a "racist"... Oh no, not you at all ! You might LEARN something about the race you utterly despise... if you call up Reemac... and GO on that tour of GHANA with some of your FELLOW BARBADIANS as the song says, "we're all in this thing together, can't we all just live as one ? "..... but you certainly can't handle that, can you ? The Prime Minister knows where it's at... and all ya all know where it is at, too.... finally after years of hiding, bad attitudes are coming out... out of the peope and into the PRESS.. So what ya goin do now ?? eh.. you have choices... 1. Overcome your attitudes and mingle with your fellow Barbadians 2. Bitch and moan about what the "black" people doing to Barbados... and how good it was in the old days, when they knew how to "respect" your whiteness. 3. Leave the country and try to find somewhere where you don't have to see a black person at all ... or only as a servant or maid. And all this talk about tourists not coming here because of not being "BRITISH"...... hogwash !... most white tourists are far less predjudiced than bad-minded Bajan whites.... ask the next beach "bum" you meet ! Most Bajans "coming" too early ------------------------------ Dr. Victor Forde, a well-respected psychologist, who sees a lot of people from all strata of Bajan society has revealed (in the weekend INVESTIGATOR, the second best newspaper on earth) that a SUBSTANTIAL number of Barbadian men are sexually dysfunctional... Forde, who has been practising for the past 36 years, says that 7 out of 10 men suffer from premature ejaculation and 6 out of 10 women dont have orgasm during intercourse... what a shocking statistic.. incredible... I find it hard to believe !!!... he also goes on to indicate that the men are not meeting the emotional needs of the women... but rather they are sharing the BLOWS.... he reveals that it is not just the poor and "underpriviliged".. that sharing and receiving licks.... but the UPPER classes as well. I aint going to say nuttin bout gay and lesbian activities.... except fa dis piece of gossip from Pudding an Souse... hundreds of flyers advertising a gay and lesbian show to be held in Barbados on May 1 were printed in New York... but inadvertantly the names of local contacts in Barbados were printed on the flyers.... the word is the whole set had to be destroyed.... someone in New York said that if those flyers had ever reached the streets of Barbados, several people would have held their heads in shame... and several more would be shocked to discover the real lives of some of their friends and colleagues who are closet activists !