Today being the 1st of October should have seen me posting about my new blog venture C.R.E.A.T.E, but social media has taken off in flight re the news that the U.K. plans to “help construct a prison in Jamaica.” Now, I try to not speak out on these issues, because frankly, I am but a lowly blogger in the eyes of a political frenzy.
Why a prison though U.K.? The question needs to be asked. But then, isn’t the answer very simple? There are hundreds of Jamaican criminals in U.K. prisons and the British Prime Minister figured it was high time he saved his tax payers dollars. I say kudos to that. Jamaica on the other hand loves milking its taxpayers for only God knows what and why. The Jamaican government has no integrity or focus, and the people are lacking on said grounds just the same. How are we to strive for greatness and achieve when those who are supposed to “lead” us don’t know “jack-didly-squat?” This seems like a quandary to me.
Jamaica wants reparations! Everyone is shouting, from the Jamaican Prime Minister straight down to the common folk who probably don’t even understand the meaning of the word. Now that is just facetious in my eyes. Sigh. Jamaica wants many things. As a nation we accept every investment and promise and gift from every avenue whether strings are attached or not, because laziness is the height of the day and we would rather to get a hand out than a hand up. That is the simple fact. You can always deny it, but truth and evidence will always remain. People would rather sit and beg on the roadside than to job hunt or better yet, create a job for themselves. Jamaicans are leeches!
The government of Jamaica sucks its people dry. Families do the same to each other, especially to relatives who are abroad. We culture our youth to grow up expecting something rather than preparing them with the tools to create something. It is heartbreaking, but sadly, true. Students go to school expecting teachers to give them all the knowledge in the world without them exerting a single sweat of effort. Adults work and work and work expecting the government to take care of them after years of service. These assumptions of entitlement strike hard and fast and hollow in the minds of many Jamaicans and they sit and scheme how to milk the system; con the little man and pull the wool over the eyes of those who would rather just live in peace.
Why a prison I ask the question again? Well, maybe because the U.K. realizes that a majority of Jamaicans can only be and do one thing. Maybe because this was a test and of course the U.K. knew Jamaica would wheedle talks of reparations into the sit down, and as such prove that the mentality of its people would never change.
No country owes Jamaica anything! It is as simple as that. Don’t forget about slavery, but stop using it as a crutch to scam other nations and even your own country men. We as a nation WERE slaves. Past tense. Stop trying to hang this tragedy over the heads of country officials who when you think about, had all right to enslave us, because we gave them each other when it was time to benefit our own hides.
Wake up Jamaica! Stop expecting hand outs! Stop proselytizing ideas of being the victim. You are the worst kind of manipulator – a bully who then turns around and plays the victim! It does not benefit a soul.
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