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None can kill Marcus Garvey’s proud thoughts

Wednesday, July 18, 2012    

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Dear Editor,

Head of the Marcus Garvey People's National Party Miguel Lorne is right when he said that Jamaicans do not have much to celebrate after 50 years. He gave the reasons, but enemies of Marcus Garvey do not like criticisms when they are true. Political and economic corruption as well as religious corruption are social cancers to be eradicated if the majority of the suffering people in Jamaica are to be liberated from the oppression in the society.

If Garvey's teachings were implemented we would not have had 50 years of PNP and JLP neocolonialism where racism against Africans in Jamaica is so rife in the mentality of most people, including the victims, that skin bleaching and other methods to look European are so rampant. Garvey's ideology is always relevant for Africans in and outside of Jamaica because it gives the holistic solution of self-reliance in all spheres — political, economic, religious, spiritual, etc.

Self-reliance for our progress can only be achieved by organisational unity and this is what some fear the most. Thus their vain efforts to destroy Marcus Garvey's ideology, but they will never be able to kill the proud and self-liberating thoughts of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, the greatest Pan Africanist leader ever. As Garvey said, "Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery because none but ourselves can free our minds", and "Up you mighty race,you can accomplish what you will".

Martin Williams






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