These Military Style Attacks Are Precursors To The Real Event/​Ignore The Signs At Your Peril

I total­ly under­stand how the sheer num­ber of unsolved mur­ders and mil­i­taris­tic assaults occur­ring in the coun­try can cause apa­thy and a sense of numb­ness. After all what exact­ly can the aver­age law abid­ing cit­i­zen do if there is no mean­ing­ful attempt to end the reign of ter­ror which has engulfed the coun­try?

The sheer vol­ume of the killings has now become almost benign, peo­ple talk about sev­en killed in one assault as they would about a sin­gle case. Simply put there is a new nor­mal, a sense that the num­bers real­ly do not mat­ter, they have accept­ed that Jamaica is now at war with itself and there is noth­ing they can do about it.

Generally, the raw organ­ic sounds from the streets around these killings do not get seen or heard by the Government or oth­ers in the coun­try except for those who are lucky enough to sur­vive the mil­i­taris­tic assaults on their com­mu­ni­ties.
Furthermore, the macabre grue­some images from the scenes of those mas­sacres almost nev­er get seen by those out­side law enforce­ment cir­cles or those who man­age to film these scenes after the mas­sacres occur.

Ladies and gen­tle­men, we are at crit­i­cal mass, you may not know it but we have long passed the stage where it is just a high crime rate. It is not a high crime rate there have long been bands of 20 and 30 or more heav­i­ly armed men attack­ing whole com­mu­ni­ties and lay­ing siege to those com­mu­ni­ties, killing whom they wish.

These mil­i­taris­tic assaults from time to time pit them against the less­er armed police who do not have the resources to engage them at the appro­pri­ate lev­els.
As a con­se­quence, of the weapon­ry in the hands of the gangs, the end­less sup­ply of ammu­ni­tion they pos­sess and the unique­ness of the ter­rain, the out­matched, unsup­port­ed police are gen­er­al­ly at a dis­ad­van­tage result­ing in gun­bat­tles last­ing for hours.
Those shootouts tend to end at the dis­cre­tion of the gangs rather than any­thing the secu­ri­ty forces are able to counter with.

The coun­try is in cri­sis. It is so because for the past sev­er­al decades the empha­sis has been decid­ed­ly placed on the pro­tec­tion and preser­va­tion of the rights of crim­i­nals rather than an unvar­nished approach toward enforc­ing the laws.
That has been the strat­e­gy of both polit­i­cal par­ties to some extent as a result of the cul­ture they cre­at­ed in our coun­try from as far back as the 1960’s. As a means to attain­ing and hold­ing state pow­er, the gar­ri­son cul­ture was born, the deliv­ery of huge blocks of votes was more impor­tant than the over­all preser­va­tion of the coun­try. The chick­ens have sim­ply come home to roost.

It is absolute­ly stu­pid, yes stu­pid, to be wor­ry­ing about how law enforce­ment treats and respond to vio­lent mass mur­der­ers rather than ensur­ing that we give them the tools and sup­plies to uproot and eridi­cate them.
These killers have guns, many guns, they have mon­ey, lots of it, they can amass huge amounts of mer­ce­nar­ies to their caus­es at any giv­en time. In fact, word on the streets is that that very sce­nario is play­ing out in Westmoreland as we speak.
These Gangsters are able to amass the mus­cle they need to lock down entire com­mu­ni­ties and kill whomev­er they wish with­out any wor­ry or fear of the nation’s secu­ri­ty forces.

This is hap­pen­ing today as we speak, it hap­pened years ago with Zekes, it hap­pened with Christopher Dudus Coke and there have been no lessons learned from it.
We are los­ing Jamaica and no one is giv­ing a shit about this dan­ger­ous state of affairs. Are the peo­ple too dumb to real­ize that they are been and have been fed total baloney on crime?
Or are they more pre­oc­cu­pied with their fake uptown accents hid­ing behind the grill for­ti­fi­ca­tions and pre­tend­ing they are some­thing they are not?
What we damn sure aren’t is a devel­oped coun­try, so the shit for brains power­bro­kers who decide pub­lic pol­i­cy ought to under­stand that first world solu­tions are total­ly unwork­able for our raw, third world sit­u­a­tion. Yet they con­tin­ue with their pre­ten­tious atti­tudes and it’s only the lit­tle peo­ple who are dying.

The tragedy in all of this is that speak­ing out about it elic­its crick­ets from Jamaica house regard­less fo which of the two lame polit­i­cal gangs occu­pies it.
They don’t care, they have set a course which is per­se­cu­tion of the police, despite the 8 or so over­sight agen­cies which have police over­sight respon­si­bil­i­ty and the pletho­ra of self-serv­ing spe­cial inter­est lob­bies which mil­i­tate against the police depart­ment.

For years I have warned that this is not just crime as we once thought about it. It is a form of insur­gency which requires a strate­gic yet mil­i­taris­tic response which will send a clear mes­sage that the state will not tol­er­ate any such behav­ior.
States of emer­gen­cies and Zones of spe­cial oper­a­tions can­not and will not solve this, this is no game.
Instead of using the army to go after these mur­der­ous gangs the idi­ot­ic desk bangers in the stu­pid par­lia­ment sit and pon­tif­i­cate about who will oppose what emer­gency dec­la­ra­tion and who won’t.

While they are wor­ry­ing about the watch­men the bur­glars have tak­en over the build­ing. Sooner or lat­er all of this will come to a cat­a­stroph­ic end and out of it will emerge a new begin­ning.
Like a Phoenix ris­ing, life will emerge out of what­ev­er remains, like the green foliage which emerges from vol­canic ash hope­ful­ly, those who had the pow­er to effect change but have not will be con­sumed in the infer­no and the inno­cent will be spared the wrath so that life can con­tin­ue bet­ter and smarter.