The conventional wisdom which has characterized the worldview of Andrew Holness and the opinion shapers in Jamaica, that stridently and forcefully enforcing the nation’s laws, is tantamount to abuse of rights, is farcical, and not anchored in reality.
That presumption makes the ridiculous assumption that in order to have a country of laws, where citizens can live in safety is a binary choice between having security and losing all their rights, or having all their rights and having no security.
This is the farthest thing from the truth, as is evidenced from Africa to Asia, from Europe to the Americas.
It is true that at times individual rights and conveniences may be infringed in order for government agents to restore security and public order, but it is not the same as saying that police cannot do their jobs without abusing the rights of law-abiding citizens.
And so we must reconcile what is behind the intransigence and stubbornness on the part of authorities to move decisively against the murderers who are operating without regard for consequence.
It is easy to conclude that it is *politics*, hit publish and close my computer, but it is far more complex than that.
It wasn’t always so, there was a political party that believed in the rule of law for sure. Revisionist historians, particularly those in the *intellectual ghetto*, have not only convinced themselves that strong government action against terroristic insurgency is a bad thing, but they have also managed to convince their alums, Andrew Holness included.
That is the reason money and mea culpa was given to the Rastafarian community for Carol Gardens.
It is the reason money and mea culpa was given to the republic of Tivoli after it attacked the Jamaican state and murdered civilians and agents of the state.
Agents of the state in both cases who gave their lives for the reprobate nation received ridicule, chastisement, and had their reputations dragged through the mud by the Island’s criminals who double as political leaders.
Those who bother to pick up a history book will find evidence that neither Bustamante, nor Hugh Lawson Shearer believed in pussyfooting with criminals.
It was the PNP that decided to play political populism, by taking advantage of the sophistication of the semi and illiterate masses.
Cheap promises of manna from heaven and everything free including the freedom to do as they please became the political currency of the People’s National Party. Free house, free electricity, free water, free money for food and fun. What’s not to like?
How does an opposition party breakthrough that fantastic lie to teach the love of country, hard work, obedience to our laws as the better way toward a prosperous nation?
It could not and still cannot. In the 70s Manley’s manna from heaven and everything free, was diametrically opposed to his other teachings of self-sufficiency. But no one bothered to pay attention.
After all, why would anyone care when they were busy moving into the free houses people vacated having fled democratic socialism?
Why would they care about taking people’s property from them, they were told that the owners were bad capitalists?
Until of course the whole deck of cards came crashing down, as it most certainly had to.
Out of that period came the stabilizing period of the Seaga administration in 1980.
By 1988 Michael Manley was back, he said he was sorry, but a leopard never changes its spots. Of course, the gullible freeness indoctrinated Lumpenproletariat was again ready for another round of slopping at the public trough.
An unprecedented 18 1⁄2 unbroken years of anything goes regressive PNP Government was to follow. That period has shaped and honed the nation’s popular culture, including the, take what you want by whatever means necessary. Remember *any ting a any ting*!
It was a different country before 1972, Jamaica was the Caribbean then. People from other Islands told foreigners they were Jamaicans, unable to differentiate between the different accents, every Caribbean national became by default a Jamaican as far as foreigners were concerned.
Today despite some good indicators, Jamaica struggles to regain its former prestige and pride of place. Her citizens are viewed with suspicion and as pariahs, even within the CARICOM region.
Bustamante, Sangster, Shearer, and Seaga are all gone, today the leadership of both political parties all comes from the same leftist, rancid cesspool.
The PNP has always capitalized on the ignorance of the masses, that was a given. Adherence to the rule of law was never on their agenda. They painted the police as aggressors to be hated. They PNP proliferated zones of political exclusions which became veritable no go for law enforcement. The JLP did the same.
Neither political party saw anything wrong with the proliferation of focus groups operating as human rights organizations, including some from outside the country.
To the two political parties any group/s which would bring more pressure to law enforcement would free them up from been seen to be interfering, what’s not to like?
Today, no legislation to do with crime and violence can pass the legislature without it passes muster with foreign groups operating as human rights groups and their local affiliates.
No other nation allows this except Jamaica.
THIS OUGHT TO PUT IN CONTEXT EVERYTHING I’M WRITING TODAY
The *intellectual ghetto* and the misguided purveyors of filth and decadence declare [Jamaica has come a long way in human rights]
In one local publication one such purveyor, Glenroy Murray, Associate director, programs & advocacy Equality for All Foundation Jamaica Ltd, wrote;
“Jamaica is no stranger to human rights abuses. Within our distant past, there is the Coral Gardens massacre, and in more recent times we remember the security forces’ operation in Tivoli Gardens. Gender inequality and sexual violence continue to plague our women; homophobia and transphobia represent barriers to inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Jamaicans.”
(1)The state responded in Coral Gardens to criminals who burned a gas station.
(2) The state responded and annexed Tivoli Gardens after that republic treasonously attacked the Jamaican state.
I will not attempt to relitigate either event, the cause and consequences are matters of the historical record for posterity.
The campaign to bring Jamaica a country deemed extremely homophobic, into compliance with trending western standards has always been behind the flood of focus groups which set up shop in JAMAICA. It was never about the number of dead poor black Jamaicans.
The average Jamaican got duped but it has always been clear that whether it was the so-called human rights groups or INDECOM which Bruce Golding was forced to create, the focus was not about murdered Jamaicans.
Those who write about these human rights advances, including the one in the link above, have revealed themselves for the world to see, yet the entire Lumpenproletariat has missed it.
The greatest right a human being has is the right to life. Without life, nothing else matters. Dead people have no care.
Jamaica is on track to have another banner year in homicides, no one who talks about human rights ever bother to talk about the rights of the murdered innocents.
Their focus was never about stopping the murder of black Jamaicans. The focus was always about bringing Jamaica into conformity(regardless of the cost) with the Homosexual agenda.
Carolyn Gomes foray into the Island’s policing matters unraveled when the truth came out, no one took heed.
The Island’s leadership fell for it hook line and sinker, as they have on so many other issues.
In the meantime, the murders continue unchecked. The two political parties are still bound up by the power of the international human rights lobby, with no end in sight.
The question remains as I have asked repeatedly, ” what made you think that those who fund these groups cared about dead black Jamaicans”?
Have you heard a single so-called Human Rights Agency lament the carnage?
Mike Beckles is a former Jamaican police Detective corporal, a business owner, avid researcher, and blogger.
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