When The Big Man Faces Consequences For His Crimes Average Joe Respect The Laws.…

In Literally every con­ver­sa­tions the burn­ing issue of crime is cen­ter stage, and cor­rect­ly so. I looked at the Gleaner’s web­site and there a head­line jumped out at me,  Zero mur­ders in St.James last week.
How freak­ing awe­some is that? Finally, a week in which Jamaicans in a tiny geog­ra­phy were not killing each oth­er (at least as far as we know).
But it is a good thing, a won­der­ful thing, how great it would be if we could build that out.
Imagine the pos­si­bil­i­ties if we were to have zero mur­ders across the board for a week, how about a month and dare we dream, how about a year?

Imagine the pos­si­bil­i­ties as peo­ple in the dias­po­ra begin to dream again, dream that final­ly, maybe, they will be able to return to the land they love?
The land in which the sun­shine burns their souls and they love it. The wind cools the fire in them and they crave it, the land where it used to be alright every day and night. Imagine a Jamaica where when we say no prob­lem mon it is not just a mean­ing­less hook?
Imagine the resources return­ing to the coun­try in the form of pen­sions, sav­ings, and invest­ments. Imagine jobs, jobs, and more jobs.
It’s okay to dream, and so if we look at St James we real­ize that it is mere­ly a micro­cosm of our coun­try. Whatever pre­ced­ed or aid­ed the lack of blood­shed last week must be rec­og­nized.

No one will rec­og­nize the heroes who placed their bod­ies between zeal­ous killers and ordi­nary peo­ple. So let me say thank you to the Police offi­cers and mem­bers of the mil­i­tary who are there doing the grunge work and receiv­ing none of the cred­it.
When the final chap­ter is writ­ten politi­cians will be praised. The mass of police and mil­i­tary bod­ies which kept the killers at bay will not be rec­og­nized, it will be argued it was their polit­i­cal strat­e­gy.

And so I take this oppor­tu­ni­ty to thank those men and women who are out there day and night risk­ing their lives so that arm­chair heroes can make judg­ment calls and grand­stand.
The liars who write edi­to­ri­als are uncon­scionable hea­thens. They have all of the answers to the prob­lems fac­ing the police depart­ment but they nev­er had the courage or the patri­o­tism to speak out against the bat­ter­ing and abuse the JCF took over the last (5) decades from cor­rupt, crim­i­nal politi­cians in both polit­i­cal par­ties.

Since 1962 the con­sis­tent and sys­tem­at­ic cor­rup­tion and abuse of the sys­tem by politi­cians in both polit­i­cal par­ties ren­der­ing each and every gov­ern­ment agency a cesspool of cor­rup­tion and inef­fi­cien­cy.
It is a bit rich that those who sit in judg­ment of the police have the gall to point fin­gers with­out the hon­esty and shame of their own hypocrisy.
No, you are not esteemed because you have a Ph.D. you are not an intel­lect when you dem­a­gogue, you are a cheap oppor­tunis­tic hack and no amount of let­ter behind your name changes that, in Jamaica maybe, but cer­tain­ly not among intel­li­gent peo­ple else­where.

At the same time, the gov­ern­ment and oppo­si­tion and the bunch of hea­thens in the civ­il soci­ety are com­fort­able with and duplic­i­tous­ly silent on the assault on the JCF by Anthony Harriot.
Andrew Holness is set to rein­stall him as part of the over­sight mech­a­nism even though he holds the men and women of the JCF in such low regard that he wants parts of the depart­ment sev­ered from it so that the remain­der may be set adrift.
Many find Harriot’s dis­re­spect tol­er­a­ble even refresh­ing, why? because he is a Ph.D. That mind­set epit­o­mizes why the big man cul­ture has per­se­vered in our coun­try allow­ing politi­cians and their cronies to bilk the coun­try and dis­re­spect ordi­nary peo­ple with­out con­se­quence.
If we ever want t0 to fix our coun­try we must start accept­ing that we need a coun­try of laws in which each man is just a man. When he steps out of line he must be treat­ed like every­one else.
Maybe, just maybe then we can begin to real­ly expect the aver­age joe on the streets to be more respect­ful of the nation’s laws.

One thought on “When The Big Man Faces Consequences For His Crimes Average Joe Respect The Laws.…

  1. Don’t expect that they are going to take your sug­ges­tions because they’re above every­one as their edu­ca­tion­al back­ground speaks vol­umes and how dare you chal­lenge the “edu­ca­tor!”

    The “Boasie Slaves” In Jamaica nev­er seems to amaze me! The hatred that these peo­ple have for the police force is one that’s not going to go away mag­i­cal­ly. It’s the dis­dain that they have har­bored among them­selves and how they are going to put these poor peo­ple’s chil­dren in their place. Then in the police force they’re these lack­eys and kiss ass fools who are will­ing to sell their souls for their val­i­da­tion and friend­ship.

    The Jamaican Constabulary Force and it’s mem­bers must real­ize by now that they don’t have friends in high places of the soci­ety.

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