Unspeakable Treachery -- Black Americans, Jamericans and Obama
A recent article in the Sunday Gleaner on February 24th, by Dawn Rich, was a shocker.
While her articles seem to be missing from the online version of the Gleaner, this one probably saved some bits from flying across the internet when it wasn't carried so that overseas Jamaicans could read it.
"Jamericans are up in arms. They're sending a firestorm of emails to the Editor, because I pointed out that Barack Obama was an imposter, and Hillary Clinton a victim.
Are these incensed letter-writers born and bred black Americans, or even brown ones? They are most likely the ones... who fled the island because of Michael Manley in the early 1970's. They are Jamericans, the ones we all can't stand even when they're relatives.... They try to rule us with money, either the actual thing or talk of it. Yet when they die, they all want to be buried here.
I don't care much for black Americans either. They are the most ungrateful people on the face of the Earth. Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, set them free. They repaid his party by becoming life-long Democrats. This is an unspeakable treachery. So you can keep them, for all I care."
I felt that one all the way in Brooklyn, Broward, Brampton and Brixton.
"I underrated Barack Obama in only one respect last week, when I compared him to Bruce Golding. He is much worse than that...... Obama can talk and do so like Martin Luther King. But the latter was responsible only for a civil rights movement, not a country.
This is what makes Obama so potentially dangerous."
I used to enjoy reading Dawn Ritch's writing, but something corrosive seems to have seeped into her columns. I remember reading her article on "Bombastic Trinidadians" and the factual errors alone were stunning (ti's covered in my business blog -- http://fwconsulting.blogspot.com.)
Nowadays, it's the odd column here and there that I can complete without shaking my head, and this particular one left me without words.