Restore our country to pre-1960s civility
Thank God for the positive record-breaking performance and recognition that Jamaica was blessed to have achieved this month in showcasing our athletic prowess on the Olympics, at a time when we were also celebrating our political landmark of 50 years of Independence.
Our world-class record-breaking athletic achievements are not a rookie phenomenon and are the envy of the whole world. Long ago we had Norman Manley at the age of 18 holding a world record for the 100-yard dash. Since then we have had numerous athletic greats whom I am afraid to name, lest I omit anyone. This 1-2-3 kick in the 200m is the type of monopoly that is familiar only to big business within a capitalist society and will leave our record achievement as a goal to pursue, but hard to attain.
It is pathetic that Carl Lewis, who once was thought of as a giant of a man in the sprint world, seems to possess a midget of a mind. When you point one finger, three are pointing back at you.
Columnist Michael Burke likened our twin festive celebration to the cordial and historic thanksgiving of Palm Sunday, while worrying about the crucifixion to come on Good Friday. On the other hand, Mark Wignall penned one of his best ever articles - the 2012 Olympics and the Carl Lewis drivel.
The murder of Attorney Clover Graham on August 18 by cutting her throat was a brutal attack. As the Pearl of the Caribbean which Jamaica once was, it behoves us to get together and stamp out this alien culture, this mafia-type operation, intimidating honest citizens through murder, robbery and rape, while stifling productivity and promoting a kind of entitled freeness mentality.
I wish that the decent citizens of our country could come together under the banner of civilisation and support the National Security Minister to clean out and lock up these wicked people and their so-called big friends, and restore the land of our birth to pre-1960s civility.
Our news media do not play an active role on solutions for our prevailing problems of murder, armed robbery and political destabilisation in Jamaica. Many are biased, selective and respectful of the wicked ones. So facts written about situations that are not flattering to the historical record of the untouchable will not be published. History will not be kind to them. We want back our country.