We enjoy a global reputation for militancy, inspired largely by our popular culture, especially music. But when it comes right down to it, our politicians of both parties don’t have the courage to acknowledge the power of the culture created by the masses of the Jamaican people.
The most disturbing revelation in the interview was Harry’s fear that history could repeat itself. His wife seemed to be destined for the same fate as his mother: alienated from the royal family and hounded to death by the relentless media.
Peter Ferguson artfully made a political statement about the black female body. He restored the beauty and power that a racist society had stolen from so many of us.
The Jamaican elite could not tolerate a powerful leader with the huge following that Bedward attracted. His religious movement could easily have been transformed into a political force. He had to be stopped. So he was declared a lunatic.
In supposedly independent Jamaica, politicians are selling off the birthright of the people to our new colonisers. If we're not careful, they will soon own the best of this country.
Despite the flawless French of the Kouachi brothers, they were unquestionably alienated from mainstream French culture. Though born in France, they had a fatal flaw. Their home culture was not French. Their religion was not Catholicism; it was Islam. And they were radical Islamists at that.