A Stunningly Bad Appointment

By Dr. Selwyn R. Cudjoe
July 17, 2015

Dr. Selwyn R. CudjoeOn July 16th the Express reported that Mr. Jwala Rambarran, governor of the Central Bank, appointed Dr. Sandra Sookram to be a deputy governor. It was a stunningly bad decision; a continuation of the demonstrated incompetence Mr. Rambarran has shown since he became the governor in 2012. Such an appointment represents Mr. Rambarran’s continuing practice of sidelining strong competent people and elevating weak and incompetent acquaintances from which he can expect no challenges.

When Mr. Rambarran was appointed governor, I noted that his lack of experience unsuited him for the job. In an article, “When Race Trumps Reason,” I reminded the public that “we are still to learn of any major contributions that Jawla has made to his field or what in his experience makes him a fit candidate for the governor of our central bank.” His decisions over the last three years have demonstrated that he is completely out of his depth, a position that Dr. Terence Farrell, a former deputy governor, has made time and time again.

Now Mr. Rambarran has outdone himself. He has appointed a deputy governor whose major qualification is her acting as an Academic coordinator at Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) and supervising students in the MSc and M.Phil./Ph.D programs. She has also worked on issues relating to the informal economy, small business, climate change and poverty. She has done nothing on monetary policy, the banking system and macroeconomic policy.

The “Governor’s Circular” of July 10 informed us that Dr. Sookran will be responsible for research; financial stability; statistics; finance and accounting; domestic market operations; banking operations; and the payment Systems, a heavy load for even the most competent economist. This raises the question: how can an economist with absolutely no background in monetary or macroeconomics manage the monetary and fiscal affairs of our country when she has absolutely no experience in these areas? It took Joan John, a former deputy governor, forty years to acquire her skills in banking operations.

In putting Dr. Sookram in charge of this massive portfolio, she subsumes the work of Dr. Alvin Hilaire, a more experienced and competent deputy who has served the bank with distinction. When Dr. Hiliare joined the bank in June 2009, he had worked for the IMF for several years. From 2006 to 2009 he was IMF’s representative in Guinea and Sierra Leone; from 1997 to 2005, he worked at the IMF headquarters in Washington D.C. in the Policy Development and Western Hemisphere Department that included countries such as Croatia, the Cameroons, Columbia, Nicaragua and Thailand. He is a seasoned economist.

In this new scheme, Dr. Sookram is elevated over Dr. Hailaire who has demonstrated his research and financial abilities at the international level; the former has demonstrated her academic abilities at SALISES in a limited way. In granting such a sweeping mandate to Dr. Sookram, is it that Dr. Hilaire will be put in charge of bank’s security? What an enormous humiliation?

Under these circumstances, how can we ask our professionals to act at their highest professional level and to serve our country conscientiously when, in one fell swoop, they can be relieved of all of their responsibilities and replaced by someone of who is inferior to them in skills, experience and education?

The Central Bank, once a well-respected and trusted institution renowned for its professionalism, was built under the sterling leadership of Victor Bruce, Eric Bobb, Ainsworth Harewood, Winston Dookeran and Ewart Williams. Once Rambarran entered those hallowed halls, he was determined to destroy everything his worthy predecessors had put in place and to implement an Anand/Lalla mandate that emphasizes race over competency. One gets the uneasy impression that Dr. Roger Hosein, a Cambridge University-trained economist, demitted his position as a Board member because of Mr. Rambaran’s incompetence.

Monetary policy, the main mandate of the bank, is now in shambles. Mr. Rambarran has made a total mess of the foreign exchange regime. The public still cannot get foreign exchange on a timely basis. Moreover, the absence of the bank’s policy framework led directly Moody’s downgrading of the country’s rating. Saddling a neophyte with such a large portfolio is not likely to solve the monetary of financial challenges that face our society.

Committing financial hari-kari with one of our most trusted institutions is not an option. Every serious person should rise up against this stunningly bad appointment.

Professor Cudjoe served as a director of the Central Bank for nine years.

45 Responses to “A Stunningly Bad Appointment”


  • Now Mr. Rambarran has outdone himself. He has appointed a deputy governor whose major qualification is her acting as an Academic coordinator at Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) and supervising students in the MSc and M.Phil./Ph.D programs. She has also worked on issues relating to the informal economy, small business, climate change and poverty. She has done nothing on monetary policy, the banking system and macroeconomic policy. THIS IS NOTHING BUT FALSE PAPERS AS WE GO TO SCHOOL, GRADUATE AT A HIGH LEVEL BUT THE IMPORTANT POINTS ARE WHAT DID WE ACHIEVE IN THE WORK PROCESSES WE WERE IN, NOT WHAT WE WORKED ON OR IN. WE CAN WORK ALL DAY ON SOMETHING IMPORTANT OR WITH IMPORTANT PEOPLE AND ACHIEVE NOTHING OF ANY WORTH.

  • Cudjoe I note you were on the Central Bank board and payroll. My understanding is you were not qualified but given the position by Manning because he felt you had a “level head” (most pnmites with level head get jobs). Also you were absent from most of the board meetings galavanting all over the world because of the perks of being a board member. I don’t know much about the appointments but someone had remark when you were there the Central Bank looked like the Bank of the Republic of Congo….. No wonder you blasted annoyed at these appointments….

  • Ewart Williams tenure as Central bank governor ushered in the collapse of Clico and the Hindu Credit Union. It was under his supervision that T&T faced the most serious financial crisis in its history.

    How could you , Selwyn, predict with any validity and reliability how the new Deputy will perform in the future?

    How is monetary policy in “shambles”? Foreign exchange problems and shortages have always plagued the country, with its voracious appetite for foreign goods. This is not a problem created by Rambarran.You have really not given any specific evidence to support your contention of incompetence pertaining to Rambarran or the new Deputy.

    Were you not a Board member of the Central bank?
    Were you qualified for that position? There is nothing in your resume that qualifies you as a financial novice or expert. As an expert in African Studies and Literature you are fully qualified to be a member of the PNM, but not a member of the Central Bank’s board.

    What is your true motive for this timely attack?

  • Selwyn, You are so right, That appointment is just another case of Blatant Racism by the UNC. Govt.

    • Was it racist when successive PNM governments dominated all appointments with Afro-Trinboganians at the expense of very qualified and available Indo-Trinboganians?

  • The problem with ignorance is it never knows its limits. For the past week I have been in Israel; next week I go to London then on to Rome for a week. I still gallivant the world and I am not on the Central Bank Board. I have been off the Board since 2012.. Maybe there are other qualities of mind and other financial resources that allow me to do these things.

    Now that your ignorance has failed to refute what I have argued I’d really appreciate your advancing a reason why a totally inadequate, inexperienced and untrained woman should be made the deputy of Trinidad’s central Bank. Prior to a Central Bank was concerned primarily with keeping down inflation and producing notes for a country. Today a central bank is concerned also with promoting growth and influencing employment. Can the negative respondents to my article demonstrate that Dr. Sookram is capable to doing or promoting any of these goals. Are they within her skill sets?

    This is neither an Indian, African or white issue. It is an issue that has to do with the economic stability of our country. Our central bank messes up and those with most to lose–the whites, the Indians and the blacks, in that order–are the ones who will suffer the most. This is not a question of whether previous governments promoted Africans at the expense of Indians–tell me who some of the unqualified governors or deputy governors who were selected by previous governments and the qualified Indians who were not–but how we advance our society by hiring and promoting those who are most qualified to carry out the job. I would really be grateful if my critics can advance a case for the suitability of Dr. Sookram for the post.

    I await a reasoned argument…not the silly blah blah about race and my unsuitability to have served in the capacity of a director of the Board. The Privy Council answered that question a decade ago.

    • Dear Dr. Cudjoe
      Just a short addendum to your insightful article on Dr. Sookram. Not only does Dr. Sookram lack the experience and expertise required for this extremely demanding portfolio, not only has she been chosen over several qualified economists in T&T (and by the way, one really does not a Ph.D for that, this in fact calls for an extremely high level of knowledge, understanding and expertise on the subject of monetary policy which this young lady lacks), but as an academic staff at SALISES, this doctor’s qualifications, and her supervisory role over M.Phil/Ph.Ds have been inflated to the MAXIMUM!! And this brings to mind about two years ago, having seen this young lady appearing in one of the daily newspapers, holding a rose, stretched out on a veranda, and indicating her intention/aspiration to become the first woman in T&T to receive a Nobel Prize! Now, don’t get me wrong, nothing is wrong with that aspiration, in fact it is a very noble one which will make T&T proud, OK, but we have to creep before we walk, and Dr. Sookram has a good way to go before she should be allowed to assume that important job at the Central Bank, yet alone a potential Nobel Prize winner

    • That…. “Dr. Sookram has a prolific academic background through scholarly work in journals and publications of chapters in various books”…One cannot just make blanket statements like that. How many ‘prolific’ and how many publications are we talking about here?? Staff here at SALISES must be in awe to learn of this large amount of publications being spoken about- unless of course they were hidden from other colleagues. Secondly….that Dr. Sookram supervises M.Phil/Ph.Ds, how many Ph.Ds are there doing economic-related Ph.Ds for Dr. Sookram to be ‘supervising’? This is insane!

      That….Dr. Sookram is an acclaimed multi-disciplinary economist with innovative, thought-provoking perspectives on economic development issues. Now, I do not have a problem with the last part of the sentence, but to say that she is an “acclaimed multi-disciplinary economist” has taken this perception overboard! Do you know what that last part of the sentence actually means.

      If this young lady does indeed have all of these credentials, how come she was not promoted to the level of Professor while at SALISES. My colleagues are mainly academic professors but to reach that level they had to gruelling compete for it with numerous publications in scholarly journals, books, etc, locally, regionally and internationally.

      ….That Dr. Sookram also distinguished herself on the UWI Campus for taking the time and making the effort to nurture young economists. This is impressive, but what does that have to do with such an important appointment as a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank?

      In short, Dr. Sookram earned a Ph.D in Economics, and on the basis of that one can refer to himself/herself as an economist, but she has not yet begun to develop the practical working experience of an economist of the level that the Central Bank requires. She is an economic researcher as it currently stands here at SALISES(who appears devoted and hard working) and a mentor, but those two criteria are insufficient to qualify her for that crucial responsibility of economic governance of the country in a deputy capacity. However, with practical experience at the basic levels and with time, she can surely work her way up, I know the individual.

  • Dr. Sandra Sookram has been appointed Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago for a five-year term.
    Prior to joining the Central Bank, Dr. Sookram held the respected position of Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), UWI, St. Augustine, where she served as its Academic Coordinator and frequently acted as the Institute’s Director.
    Dr. Sookram has a prolific academic background through scholarly work in journals and publications of chapters in various books.
    Governor Jwala Rambarran said, “Dr. Sookram is an acclaimed multi-disciplinary economist with innovative, thought-provoking perspectives on economic development issues. Dr. Sookram also distinguished herself on the UWI Campus for taking the time and making the effort to nurture young economists. Her career as an economist, researcher and mentor makes her particularly suited to join the Central Bank as Deputy Governor and to lead its Research, Statistics and Financial Stability functions”
    RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
    The Bank’s Research Department undertakes economic and policy research on a range of economic and financial matters with a view to providing advice to the management of the Central Bank and the Government.
    Economists in the Research Department produce research and policy papers on a range of issues relevant to economic and monetary policy and also contribute to many of the Department’s flagship publications which include the Annual Economic Survey, the Monetary Policy Report, the Economic Bulletin and the Statistical Digest.
    In addition to the published reports listed below, you can explore the wealth of historical monetary and financial data maintained by the Bank in the Economic Statistics section and the Data Centre.

  • The problem with arrogance and entitlement is that these characteristics are often crudely demonstrated, sometimes with petty boasts or with assumed superior airs.
    Dr. Sandra Sookram is no Reshmi. A political commentator or “journalist” should defend his thesis with supporting points, expanded upon with details and examples. If these simple rules are not adhered to, the article becomes “a stunningly bad article”.
    The writer asks,” Can the negative respondents to my article demonstrate that Dr. Sookram is capable to doing or promoting any of these goals”.
    This reader has found no information or evidence in the article, other than crystal ball speculation to prove that Dr. Sookram is NOT capable of “promoting any of these goals”.
    The onus is on the author to prove his point, not on the reader to defend his position.

    • Dear TMan
      you and mamoo make everything about race.
      The UNC have forgotten that they are running a country and not ”fixing up for dey own kine”

      The international community does not care about Indians and African in Little T&T. Believe it or not Europeans can’t see the difference among us. To them we are all dark skinned third world people
      They care about confidence in institutions.
      The UNC has done a great deal of harm to the country and to the Indian professional class here in Trinidad.
      Look at all of the mishaps in every section of the Infrastructure. This is due to hiring people that lack the experience to perform the Job.
      Passing an exam and gaining a qualification only represents 20 % of what it takes to be competent at your chosen profession.
      When it comes to the central bank of a Caribbean nation, International experience in monetary policy is an absolute must.

      Perhaps Moody is a racist PNM organisation.
      As a country we have been downgraded on every international rating.
      The fact of the matter is because of this approach by the UNC the Indian professionals with the relevant experience and especially those that have created an international reputation for themselves, will not want to serve under the PPP, because no self respecting professional wants a job because of race.
      So the experienced professional will have no interest in associating themselves with a political party hiring on the basis of race.Everyone I know wants to know what Winston Dookeran is doing among this group of people.
      In short, tenure at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute does not prepare one to be Deputy Governor of the central bank of an economy like Trinidad & Tobago.

      Let me leave you with an example of the kind of people that should be serving at our central bank.

      In Barbados where the Indian and African struggle for political power is not an issue, the normal party politics exists, and people are hired for the top jobs on that basis, as it is everywhere in the world.
      Many many years ago when the then opposition(BLP) won the election, they immediately fired the Governor of the central Bank, Dr. Courtney Blackman (Yes an African Technocrat). This man had a great deal of International experience in his profession.He was immediately replaced by, I think, Dr. Curley King (Yet another African Technocrat) with a huge amount of International experience
      There is a standing joke among the financiers of the time in Barbados, that Courtney Blackman was out of work for 3 hours.

      The Bank of America snapped him up within hours of his public humiliation.

      A Question for you TMAN

      Lets say Dr. Rowley did become the next Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago, and he decided that Dr. Sookram and Mr. Rambarran were both unsuitable as Governors of the Central bank.
      Do you think any international body would snapp them up within hours?
      Look at the track record of previous Governors of the central bank here in T&T , including Winston Dookeran who has a background at the OAS

      International experience and respectability is the only criteria for the Governor of a Caribbean central bank.
      The ratings from Institutions like Moody are the only measure of your suitability.

      So the Prime Minister can make as much fun about Moody as she wants. Given a second term she and the country will understand just how important Moody is to the economy of a small Caribbean nation.

      • Well said Sally. For many of those who criticize the PNM, race is the foremost and the ultimate motive. They fail to understand that a country runs best when it establishes and governs on best practices. Best practices have absolutely nothing to do with race. The best and most qualified people are employed for the jobs they seek.
        As you have stated, nothing runs according to policy in Trinidad since this government has been in power. The Civil Service is in need of reconstruction, the Police Service has gone through, the media is a questionable entity because one can read the reporters articles and see their political alignments. Some are even being bought.
        Local government ceases to function, the NGC ditto, Petrotrin ditto. For any organization to function properly it cannot run on the basis of race. Policy is the determinant factor by which ONLY the best should be put to lead. There needs to be a thorough re-education of our population on civility and understanding the roles of governance including municipalities and local government. Its no use trying to carry on an objective conversation with TMan or Mamoo. Ninety nine percent of their blogs concentrate heavily on race and associated social realities. They live in a bubble where their eyes only function when the word “Indian” appears or the lack of such mention. The UNC will never bring justice and peace to Trinidad and Tobago. I am not using these words callously. Facts are before our eyes. Those with eyes to see will see and those whose eyes are closed will feel. We need proper representation of our values and we need good people to guide us to a non-racial destination.

  • Appointments and promotions within an institution based on race and ‘contacts’ is a no-no. Be this medical, financial/banking, manufacturing industries, tele-communications etc. I have never known myself to encourage such but the key word here, is competency. To deliver with the quality, the expectations the job requires at that particular institution. I have known two competent and very experienced governors of the Central bank namely Euric Bobb and Winston Dookeran and I can speak positively of both of them. Unfortunately, I do not know the current governor nor the newly appointed deputy. At this moment for me to make judgment calls is not wise, granting we cannot wait for Rome to be destroyed before a change can be effected. I do know that people like Job, Gates started in garages and a small room before they became institutions to themselves. Everyone deserves a chance.

    I do agree with the above respondent that competency is a marriage of qualifications and experience. However, what I do know for certain is that the PNM government during their time of governance did commit to some of these practices in the past. Case in point to some of these questionable transactions, the giveaway of Shell, the BWIA booth at Heathrow, etc. The problem as I see it is a ‘tit for tat’ that is taking place in T&T with respect to colour of faces that is taking place with some top positions, which is brown replacing black, just like in former years of white being seemingly replaced in the 50s and 60s.

    We are a developing nation and as such we are not isolated from the international community but because of their experience being so entrenched in every facet of society, we certainly need them for guidelines but not as dictates for our own policy developments. To be downgraded by Moody is a warning for us to implement corrective actions restore us to our original ratings. After all it is these said guidelines investors use to bring investments to our nation.

    • Dear Loyal Trini

      Political parties all over the world will find jobs for a few of their friends. It is unavoidable. There are more structures in place in the first world to prevent it from becoming problematic. Here in the region politicians have a bit more freedom and they do use it.
      However I can’t think of any administration anywhere in the region that have put placing their friends and their own kind in jobs, above the stability of the nation.The PPP has made hiring on the basis of race a number one priority. The PNM may have appointed on the basis of party, but luckily when it came to jobs that were vital to the stability of the nation they recruited from a pool of highly qualified and experience professionals.

      Here in Trinidad and the rest of the region when it comes to monetary policy and economic systems we adopt the tried and proven policies of the first world. Our economies here in the region are directly linked to the economies of the international community. There is no room for our own initiative to be used in the financial sector. As such a Governor of a Central bank must have a proven track record in the international financial sector. We cannot afford for a Governor of the central bank to be learning on the job. They need to be able to”hit the ground running”.

      Barack Hosein Obama as the first African American President would be irresponsible to come to the decision ”its we time now” and fill all of the top roles with African Americans. The reality of the situation is that the Anglo Saxon American has controlled the Political and Economic institutions of the united states for 400 years. Therefore it is unlikely that there will be a large supply of African Americans with the necessary experience.
      America being the worlds only super power in this millennium cannot afford to have people in powerful positions learning on the job. It is dangerous for the country.
      It is still the President’s responsibility to appoint those with the most experience to the Job,regardless of race.

      The proof of the Governor and Deputy Governor’s lack of experience is in the rating provided by moody.
      With all due respect shell and the BWIA booth at Heathrow is just not in the same category as the appointment of a Governor of the central bank.

      There have been far too many attempts to level the playing field by saying that both the PPP and the PNM practice the same level of discrimination. This is a gross misconception.
      Yes the PNM did appoint more Africans to the civil service. However as I pointed out to TMAN in a previous email the cultural preference of the Indian community to work for themselves also played a role in this. Many Indian business flourished in the period 1962 to the present.
      As I pointed out to TMAN 95% of the Doctors in this country are Indian. Under the PNM The University of the West Indies provided free Tertiary level education to everyone. No one was barred on the basis of race and so there are many Indian professionals as a result of those policies.
      Another reason for the African gravitating to the civil service is that Africans faced discrimination and still do in the private sector. They were either not hired for the job or under paid because of their ethnicity.

      No other Administration in this country has promoted racial discrimination as a political policy more than the PPP. Under Pandays UNC many Indians were hired to the civil service because MR. Panday rightly felt they were under represented in the civil service.
      He never embarked on a policy of firing Africans and Hiring Indians or forcing the African out of the civil service.

      If the PPP is given a second term the international community will not sit back and wait to see how things work out. They will start to deal with us in the same manner they dealt with Guyana.

      • The T&T civil service is one of the slowest and most incompetent institutions in the country, hindering progress and efficiency at every turn. Those of us who run businesses are familiar with the requests for bribes to do their their jobs.
        Moody’s has down-rated the credit ratings of every oil producing jurisdiction in the world, including the Province of Alberta, Canada, an oil producing province.
        Where did get the information that Moody’s reacted to the incompetence of the governor of the Central bank? Provide it.
        Can you prove that the present governor is incompetent?
        Do you have statistical evidence that Indians are pushing out Africans? And you guys are accusing me of bringing up race?!
        There are numerous generalizations, biased opinions, questionable “facts” and political name-calling being floated around T&T since the PP came into power.
        When proof of these accusations are summoned, none can be given.Jack’s accusations are slowly being buried by the courts and it is getting very expensive for Jack as he works in tandem with his pal, Rowley.
        What is really irking the PNM and its supporters is that for the first time in the history of T&T, Indians are being hired to occupy positions which were traditionally held by Africans.
        The PNM “Take back our country” campaign is alive and well. Good luck with that.

        • Well TMAN

          As I have pointed out to Mamoo before, Caribbean Countries seem to shy away from collating sociological data , I think quite deliberately. SO that the questions you have asked in your blog cannot be answered with any certainty.

          However especially in the Caribbean people talk to each other , they talk about whats happening at work, they observe what is happening around them.

          Am I racist when I go to the Ministry of Legal affairs to file certain documents in early 2010,the folks behind the counter are easy and friendly with each other, perhaps not as official as elsewhere in the world but that is OK.I observe there is a mixture of everyone behind the counter and I think to myself……”only in Trinidad”
          This is especially obvious to me as it is the year I returned to Trinidad, and something like that stands out after you have lived elsewhere for so long.
          The following year I go to file the normal year end returns, I can only see one group of people behind the counter. I say to myself perhaps on this particular day it is a coincidence. However I return to the Ministry of Legal Affairs on other matters and I realize, it is no coincidence, there is now only one group of people working there.

          I have had friends at Inland Revenue who have talked about working under such unfair pressure that it was not worth it to remain.
          So perhaps these are all just perceptions on the part of the individual.
          However we were not racist when we voted for Kamla. When we believed that she would practice the politics of Inclusion long after the elections. Having made significant inroads into the African vote in 2010 she was in a better position to bring the racial voting to an end. Had she served all of the people all of the time, I believe she would have been looking at winning another majority. In 2o1o Kamla won 70 % of the vote, in an election year where the voter turn out was the highest it has ever been. She was given a mandate to rule by all of the people, and she should have served all of the people.

          The PNM has never been given that kind of a mandate. They have never made inroads into the Indian vote, yet they are responsible for the infrastructure that has served everyone.

          I don’t recall a campaign that talked about taking back the country from Panday. Even though I lived outside of Trinidad for many years I was home at least twice a year.

          No one is taking back the country from Indians, they are a part of the country, as is the African.
          We are hoping to reclaim the country from the group of thugs that have hijacked the UNC and Hijacked the government of Trinidad and Tobago

          • The PP won 59% of the vote in 2010.
            The voter turnout was 70%.
            The PNM received their usual share of the vote as they do in every election (275 to 295 thousand) win or lose.The PNM has won elections and lost elections with this approx. number of votes, their usual solid African response.

            Now you understand how we feel when we want government services.
            Is the shoe now on the other foot?
            Makes you uncomfortable in your own land?

      • The T&T economy is a diversified one and it can be seen that the service sector outweighs in terms of GDP the petroleum sector. This sector has been sustaining the economy very well despite the ailing international oil prices. http://news.co.tt/public_html/article.php?story=20150509124020104
        This is where the PP government has been caught between a rock and a hard place as the population can see the infrastructural development that is taking place in the length and breadth of the island to support the service sector. One cannot dispute such after all let’s give jack his jacket. The Minister of Finance was correct to dispute the Moody report http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,210543.html

        ‘It is still the President’s responsibility to appoint those with the most experience to the job, regardless of race’. It is the PM with her cabinet that nominates the individual to the position only for the president to assent and rubber stamp. Normal protocol, before this is accepted and passed in parliament.

  • The PP won 59% of the vote in 2010.
    The voter turnout was 70%.
    The PNM received their usual share of the vote as they do in every election (275 to 295 thousand) win or lose.The PNM has won elections and lost elections with this approx. number of votes, their usual solid African response.

    Now you understand how we feel we we want government services.
    Is the shoe now on the other foot?
    Makes you uncomfortable in your own land?

    • Dear TMAN
      If your figures are correct it still proves my point,that the PPP won a large majority in a high voter turn out. For that to have happened the PPP would have to have made significant inroads into the African vote. You are talking about the PNM getting their normal 275-295 thousand win or lose , but the voter turn out is normally no higher than 40 to 45 % in Trinidad

      The PNM like I have said have never made inroads into the Indian vote, but they created infrastructure that both the Indian and African have benefited from.
      So I repeat myself, Kamla got a mandate to rule from all of the population and she should have served all of the population.

      You remind me of the white south African in pre 1990 south Africa, trying to justify unjust conduct and behaviour, with some imaginary threat that they alone understood. Their attitude, like yours was that if they could not control everything and dominate everything, then they were being disadvantaged.

      I would like someone to spell out for me the deprivation the Indian population in Trinidad faced prior to 2010. All the races of colour faced discrimination under the colonialist. However I am of the impression that the African and Indian middle classes grew by leaps and bounds between 1962 and 2010.
      I keep hearing about the deprivation of the Indian under the PNM, but when I look around me I can’t see any evidence of it. So Perhaps like the white South African I too am blind to the misery of others around me.

      So TMAN this is not a sarcasm; educate me.

      • Since 1986 to 2010 voter turnout in all national elections has been between 65 to 70 %.
        Your 45% figure is incorrect,just like many of the other generalizations which you present as fact on this blog.

        • Dear TMAN
          I am not going to debate figures, because even though our figures may differ, your figures do not disprove the point I am making

          You are still running away from what the issue really is.
          The point still remains that Kamla got majority of the votes and only served one group of people.

          On this blog you have tried to justify that unjust conduct by talking about affirmative action for Indians in the face of Indians being deprived of opportunities under the PNM
          You rather nit pick about figures than address the substance of the issue.
          In my last response to your blog I have genuinely asked you to educate me about the Indian experience under the PNM.
          As I explained to you from what I can see, most of the doctors are Indian and there are many successful Indian businesses in T&T. There are also as many Indian UWI graduates as there has always been . The examples I have listed above, in the context of this society, I consider to be opportunities.

          If you are going to mention the lack of Infrastructure in certain areas (lights, water, telephone etc), I am afraid we all experienced that.
          One of the reasons I chose to live outside of Trinidad for so many years, was that I felt given the kind of money in Trinidad the infrastructure and the quality of life should be better. At the time it seemed to me that Port of Spain was this modern city, but once you passed the light house the rest of the country was in shambles

          For me a good quality of life has nothing to do with Patriotism and I will go wherever there is good infrastructure to live. However it is my opinion that the Infrastructure in Trinidad vastly improved after 2001.

          So I am still waiting, and I am still ignorant as to what constitutes the deprivation of opportunity specifically to the Indian Trinidadian.

          You have not addressed the perceptions I hold, or even explained why you think my perceptions about the success of the Indian community in Trinidad prior to 2010 are incorrect.
          You have talked about my incorrect figures, but you are unable to state that my perceptions about the success of the Indian community prior to 2010 are incorrect.

          If my perceptions about the success of the Indian community are not incorrect, then it has to be that the infrastructure that provided opportunity to all was there.

          In the absence of any attempt on your part to clearly identify this unfair treatment, that in your opinion justifies Affirmative action for the Indo Trinidadian, I can only surmise that you were told you were deprived and so you believe you were deprived.

          • The details of every election can easily be verified by researching Wikipedia where my figures can be verified. Take a look. You might find it interesting.
            The debate on discrimination against Indians in public service jobs in T&T is not new. The arguments for and against are tired and outdated.
            The fact is that the earliest Panday government ushered in many changes in the employment patterns at every level. This has continued under the PP.
            The cries of discrimination now against Africans is a direct reaction to these changes. There seems to be an unwillingness to accept Indians in positions of power, especially in positions which have traditionally been preserved for Africans by former governments.I also believe that the pool of qualified Africans is shrinking. There also seems to be a negative reaction to the Indian cultural brand as being representative of the country. The PP move towards the multicultural policy of T&T was to affirm the diversity of cultures in T&T. The PNM thankfully is also moving in that direction without affirming this policy on public platforms. They are realizing that they cannot deny over half the population. This is what makes Rowley not as scary as the PP makes him out to be.And as far as ethnic peace is concerned, Rowley will preserve that peace as former PNM prime ministers have done.
            The infrastructure development in the South is quite noticeable now, mainly because of the years of total neglect especially in areas which did not elect PNM representatives. The South is glowing under the PP, to the point where some of my POS friends are making trips to check it out and these are people who have NEVER been south of POS. Imagine that!

  • @Tman

    Assuming your data to be correct — and I do not doubt the main thrust in this instance — that the PNM polls a fairly stable absolute number of votes, varying in a narrow range, actually argues not for Afro tribalism, but for Indo tribalism.

    For the PP to have won 59% of the vote, they had to have had substantial Afro support.

    That means that on one side, the PNM cannot count on an Afro tribal base.

    And on the other side, it means that the UNC can count on the Indo tribal base, at least to a far greater degree than can the PNM count on an Afro tribal base. The PP was a custom-designed formation to give window dressing to the UNC, to make it appear to be what it is not, namely, non-tribal. So the PP captured the swing voters, a good share of Afro voters, and all of the UNC tribal vote.

    So that, by your own numbers, the PNM has been unable to ever gather much Indo support, just the swing voters from time to time, while Afro support, to a significant degree, can swing away from the PNM from time to time.

    One may proceed to ask why. As the Israelite of the Book, the Afro in these parts are a people largely without “guile”. As that UNC fellow at the Chaguaramas Development Authority would say, many of us are “gullibe niggers” (sic).

    Certainly, the objective data cannot show that the Afro has, under the PNM, oppressed the Indo. Quite the opposite, the Indo has prospered, and enjoyed educational and other opportunities made possible by PNM policies.

    On the other side, this UNC-led Government of the last five years has pursued a conscious policy to beggar thy neighbour. It is moreover consciously racist in intent and outcome, because the Indo have been brainwashed to see the Afro as both a political and racial enemy.

    That is an unfortunate fact. It takes some discernment to see it, because the window dressing and PR are carefully designed to hide the ugly truth. The Bim/Bam formulation that sees the Indo and Afro to be equally culpable in coming to the racial divide that besets the nation is simply not acute enough and cannot be supported by the facts. The Bam alone must take the blame formulation, is even less acute, and a blatant lie advanced by the true miscreant, Bim.

    There is historical proof for this, as we saw with the FEM Hosein remarks to the Lesislative Council 87 years ago, in which he admitted frankly to the “racial prejudices” of the Indian, and moreover boasted that the Indian would come to own Trinidad “in the field, the office and the shop”. Even then, Mauritius was hailed as the model proposed for Trinidad, with the African driven out or otherwise oppressed into insignificance in their own land. There is also ample evidence in the here-and-now of the evil racial agenda abroad in the land with the UNC the party carrying it forward on the political dimension.

    T&T needs to know and stand for Truth, no matter whose interest it may appear to threaten. The Afro will benefit, but so too will the Indo, if he is willing to look unflinchingly into the mirror. That is a matter, as for all of us, between him and God.

    What I can guarantee, because Yeshua said it, is that “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”.

    That applies as prophecy, among others to the “Negro” in this land; we are “Jews” in the true sense, as seedline sons of Jacob through Benjamin, of the southern kingdom of Judah. But it may apply as precept, to all who believe on Yeshua, and accept His sacrifice on behalf of all believers.

    May the Most High bring Peace and Comity to this land. May He continue to expose the wicked, and protect the innocent, in the matters now unfolding in this land.

    Shalom.

  • ”The fact is that the earliest Panday government ushered in many changes in the employment patterns at every level. This has continued under the PP.”

    Dear TMAN
    I have verified your figures on Wikipedia and they are correct. Although I have read prior documents some years old that talked about the voter turn out being generally low in T&T.

    Under Panday and Ramesh changes were made to the employment laws of T&T as well as the Equal Opportunities Act was introduced.

    There are two PNM administrations between Mr. Panday and Kamla. Both administrations were under Patrick Manning. The employment polices introduced by Panday and Ramesh were continued under The PNM, because they were sound policies. These are the contributions made by Mr. Panday and Ramesh.
    However the infrastructure that created a large African and Indian Middle class was created by the PNM. We are talking about professionals in the age group of 50’s to 60′ (Therefore educated and, gaining experience prior to November 1995) We have a large class of African and Indian professionals( I do not agree that the African Technocrats are reducing in numbers, it is only their visibility that is now skewed under the PPP)

    As for Multiculturalism, perhaps its just my opinion but Trinidad has always been multicultural. I remember the days of seeing Mastana Bahar on TTT on a Saturday evening. There were also many Indian movies, many of which I did look at because they were subtitled. There were also radio stations that carried Indian music, again some pieces I can still recognize from my childhood. So multiculturalism is not a PPP policy, it has been there all along. Perhaps the PNM did not specifically identify it as multiculturalism but it was definitely multiculturalism unfolding and evolving as the new independent state emerged.

    I don’t think there is an unwillingness to accept Indians in positions of power. I think the PPP have appointed those that will be faithful to them and do as they are told. However as I have said many times on this blog, the Indian professional with years of experience and a reputation to defend will not submit themselves to a job hiring on the basis of race or just as someone to watch the backs of those in power.
    That being the case the PPP have not been able to recruit the cream of the crop. I do believe the complaints are about the blunders that have taken place in almost every sector.

    I do think you are right that both parties will move towards more inclusive political policies. However I do think that Basdeo Panday was more inclined to practice the politics of inclusion than this current UNC group.

  • Sally:

    What Tman euphemistically calls affirmative action for the Indo, is nothing of the sort. Rather, it is blatant racism.

    I do not throw out the charge of “racism” lightly. That is a heavy charge, one of the worst offenses before God. Even the lightest reading of Scripture will leave one with the quite certain fact that He hates oppression. It may well be so, as we say in T&T, that “advantage never done”, but we should all know and understand that those who take advantage of the disadvantaged, will for sure get their comeuppance before God. That comeuppance will come collectively, as well as individually.

    “He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity” (Revelation 14:10). God’s way is perfectly just and equal.

    Therefore, I do not throw out the charge of racism lightly. What this term means in my understanding is the simple injustice in the sight of God of oppressing or disadvantaging another group on the basis of race. It is not mere prejudice, it is not mere bigotry, it is not not wanting your son or daughter to marry the other. Etc. It is coming into political office (power to them), and then systematically, not only hiring one’s own preferentially, but in addition carrying out a racial purge of the other. That is oppression. Based on race. It meets the definition of racism, whether before God or man.

    And if it is allowed under Equal Opportunity Law, for which you and Tman give the UNC credit, then something is very wrong with that picture.

    I appreciate and support the desire for peace and comity between the races. But, as always, there can be no real peace based on the cover-up of past crimes. They will simply fester until there is acknowledgement, and confession, and repentance. At the individual level, this begins with a repudiation of the behaviour committed on one’s ethnic behalf.

    As long as Tman is talking about Indo affirmative action, as though it is even remotely justified based on the objective facts, historical and present, clear to all in the society, then he can’t so easily be let off the hook. And nor can our Indo brethren as a collective.

    I heard Ramesh Maharaj on radio the other day quite categorically and comprehensively denouncing UNC corruption. I did not hear all his remarks, so I don’t know if he equally repudiated the Indo racism of which the UNC also is clearly guilty. I pray others will continue to come forward and make equally simple and direct statements disassociating themselves from the evil.

    But as to Tman and Mamoo, I’ve grown tired of their mealy-mouthed blah blah about Bim and Bam and tit for tat.

    May the Most High expose the Truth in these matters, and may we all submit humbly before Fact and Truth, and then do what He requires if Peace and Comity are to be restored to this land.

    For sure I think we would all rather have His mercy, than to have Satan continue to run riot as he has these last five years.

    Shalom.

  • TMAN:
    “The cries of discrimination now against Africans is a direct reaction to these changes. There seems to be an unwillingness to accept Indians in positions of power, especially in positions which have traditionally been preserved for Africans”…
    Rather than an objective observation, this statement is meant to be a clinical defense of plain old racism being carried out by this Kamla administration. For example: when Parliament is dismissed, the rule is that the present government become a caretaker government. But Kamla who has held office for 5 years and almost three months out of her five-year term is making appointments as though she has just taken over the reins of government. Clearly, she has abused the spirit of governance, if not the the rule. Her concerns at this time should be on getting re-elected but up till now she has not as yet named her full team to contest the next election. She is more concerned in appointing people to run the next government, than in contesting to see if the people approves of her for the next term. This is either arrogance, foolheartedness or just plain disrespect for the practice of what a caretaker should do. I do not expect a sanguine or genuine response from you, on the behavior of Kamla’s behavior as Prime Minister, because your job is to make or attempt to portray her in the best possible light, but I base my objectivity on the Westminster system of governance and not my fondness for party. No government can be successful when it bases all its policies on RACE. That should be co-incidental in terms of objectivity not at the forefront of its objectives as Kamla is doing right now. It can never work for the good of the country. With its current policy of racial replacement and appointments, governance will only suffocate development and try development. I have and continue to be recalcitrant in my conversations with those being paid to portray
    a desired result. Because such a conversation could never be productive nor objective, but I continue to hope this board will attract people whose ideas will help to develop this country to a better standard and not the tired old conversation of which race should rule. If the same situation occurred under a PNM government it is obvious that you would not be as tolerant or solicituous as you are now being in covering blatant racism by this Kamla Persad Bissessar regime.

  • 20 PLEDGES BY 2020

    THE ECONOMY AND JOBS

    1.We will double export of locally manufactured products by 2020.

    2.We will increase employment in manufacturing by 50% by 2020.

    3.We expect to see a doubling of exports in services by 2020 and a doubling of the number of jobs as well. We expect to see a dramatically higher contribution to GDP.

    4.Growth poles (economic centres) will be created in key areas to create jobs.

    5.The green economy in Trinidad and Tobago will be developed creating jobs, new businesses and economic growth. The blue economy will be developed helping the coastal communities of Trinidad and Tobago rely on their aquatic resources for their survival. We will develop the silver economy to benefit our older citizens and stimulate our economy as a whole.

    CRIME

    6.The People’s Partnership remains committed to ridding our country of the blight of crime and to preserving law and order. Crime and law and order remain the number one issue facing our country and this is our top priority for our second term in office. Take a zero tolerance approach to crime.

    7.In our next term in Office, we will continue the emphasis on more effective law enforcement, policing and border control.

    8.We will also strengthen surveillance and control of our territorial borders to stem the illegal entry of goods and people.

    HEALTHCARE

    9. We will provide improved free care at our 105 health centres across the country and at our hospitals for all pregnant mothers, babies and infants so that our children get the best possible start in life.

    EDUCATION

    10.We will provide a place for every child at early childhood level, at primary and at secondary school. We will improve the quality of education for all in our country, school by school.

    11.We will develop and roll out a Comprehensive School Curriculum from the pre-primary to secondary education level.

    HOMES

    12.We will help every family who need a home to find a way to do so, through jobs, through programmes such as squatter regularisation, land for the landless, low cost mortgages, and home acquisition supported by HDC.

    13.We are committed to economic justice through widespread land ownership, home ownership and share ownership.

    TRANSPORT

    14.We will link communities by building the Point Fortin Highway to San Fernando and Fyzabad, San Fernando to Mayaro Highway and the Port of Spain to Chaguaramas Highway/Causeway.

    15.We will alleviate traffic problems. Transit Hubs will be constructed in Chaguanas, Arima and St Augustine. Dedicated School Bus Transportation and dedicated Bus Services for Industrial Estate Workers will be developed. Two dedicated, predictable Bus Rapid Transit Systems from North to South and East to West will be introduced.

    BROADBAND

    16.We are committed to the continuing development of a comprehensive broadband network.

    GENDER EQUALITY

    17.We will address the issue of equal pay for equal work by men and women.

    WATER

    18.We will continue the development of water supplies with the construction of another 1000 kilometres of pipeline.

    SPORT

    19.We will transform the Tarouba facility into the Tarouba Sport Academy.

    GOOD GOVERNANCE

    20.We will ensure Good Governance through Procurement reform, an enlightened political party financing regime, free and fair elections and strong, independent institutions.

    Sign-up to stay updated on Kamla’s plan for a better Trinidad and Tobago.

  • The problem with wild accusations of racism in hiring practices by the PP is that these charges have to be supported with numerical evidence. Anecdotal evidence and platform rhetoric do not make this charge factual.If the PNM is going to make these general criticisms, they will have a difficult time convincing the voters that what they say is true.They need to hire a research team to provide the evidence.The people are mindful that for many years of PNM governments, partisan appointments were plentiful, in spite of numerous examples of incompetence.

    The problem with wild accusations of corruption is also quite similar. There is a difference between corruption in government and corruption perpetuated by public service individuals in government departments. Most of the blatant examples of corruption eg. Life Sport were engineered by public servants and in many cases, by public servants and contractors who opposed the PP. The government accepted the responsibility in many cases and hence, numerous firings. Again, platform raging about corruption will not fool anyone without specific evidence, especially when the architects of proven corruption controlled government for over 40 years….leaving a trail of PNMites who have fled the country.Corruption in T&T has become a cultural trait, admired by many. Unfortunate but true.

    • TMan, it appears that you too, may have taken recent courses in spin and misrepresentation of facts. Facts are all before our eyes, heard on various mediums whether oral, visual, written or otherwise. Facts are what we surmise by the acts of individuals and authorities that control our lives. The effects of facts are all around us. We live and experience the effects of lies presented to us as facts. We understand that there is only one authority for officially determining facts and that is by way of our judicial system, which you and I know can and is manipulated by those who have the means to do so. So, it remains that what the courts determine to be true may not be necessarily so and what it determines to be lies may not be so either. What we have is a convoluted systematic betrayal of honesty by the powers that be, which this present government has so effectively presented to us by way of the media. It is a known fact that they have used their resources to feed us with information that they deem necessary for their longevity. That is fact. So, why should we not deem the contents of their intended spillage ‘misinformation’? One of the realities of ‘official facts’ lies in its foundation of ‘who wrote it?’
      Let us take a look at your quote, ” Life Sport were engineered by public servants and in many cases, by public servants and contractors who opposed the PP. ” Yeah right!
      You know within your heart that it is patently a dishonest misrepresentation of truth. Please tell me dear Sir, what is the value in appointing a management board to run LifeSport, consisting of mainly of hindus to control the uplifting of young, wayward and misguided “little black boys” by this PP government? Even you would admit that there can be no honest outcome in making such an arrangement. It can’t and never can work! So, please save us the disguise by blaming media misunderstanding of the workings of the politics of RACE and ‘affirmative action’ as practiced by the PP as you might describe it. There is a saying, TMan, and it goes like this:”The truth is the truth even if no one believes it” and “A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it”. I would rather stick with truth because in this political climate we see good people turning their backs on what made them good and bad people becoming wealthy with materialism as their ‘truths’ are pushed down our throats for their salvation. It is your job to push those ‘truths’, as you see them down our throats but it would be foolish likewise for us to swallow them.

  • The race and identity question —
    The “Negro” and his enemies from a biblical perspective

    (Part 1)

    I submit that the real issue is the persistent racism that has dogged the “Negro”. No other people have been envied and hated so.

    The reason is Scriptural. We are fulfilling the Book. Certainly in the West under the trans-Atlantic slave trade, we have endured and suffered under a harsh “Euro”-racism, and more recently there has arisen an “Indo”-racism, not only here in T&T, but also affecting our Israelite brethren in far-flung lands, e.g. Fiji, Mauritius, T&T, and Guyana.

    What is going on? One can be sure that such a widespread global phenomenon has been foretold in Scripture. My intent therefore is to try to bring the phenomenon under the light of Scripture, that we may understand what is happening, and its ultimate end.

    The disquisition, brief though it is relative to the breadth of the subject matter, nevertheless will be long for blog posts such as this. Therefore, it will be posted in two or three parts, and I crave the indulgence of the Moderator as to length.

    Of course, “Indo” racism against the “Negro” is denied by those engaged in it, as Tman and Mamoo demonstrate over and over again. But facts are stubborn things, and truth persistent. I will motivate the claim of “Indo” racism only by citing again, the words of FEM Hosein, himself an East Indian, who admits the key fact:

    “The Indian was full of his racial prejudices. He had heard of the great races of the earth. But among the great sons of the earth, Africa was not mentioned … From him the son of India had nothing to learn, unless, perhaps something to ridicule.”

    So Hosein, the East Indian, admits plainly to an anti-“African” prejudice, but really he meant anti-“Negro”, the alleged “sons of Africa” here encountered in T&T. (I put “Euro”, “Indo”, and now, “Negro” and “African” all within quotes to signal that these descriptives actually hide more than they reveal when the true Biblical categories are brought into view. Bear with me.)

    And more than admitting to simple racial prejudice, however motivated, Hosein goes on to boast: “Trinidad would be maintained and owned by the Indian in the field, the office and the shop.” This is admitting to a desire for ethnic domination, the key essential ingredient of racist behaviour — the doctrine and practice of oppression against the other, based on race. The motivating animus, in the form of racial prejudice, also is admitted to.

    I cite also VS Naipaul: “The wish to be a writer didn’t go with a wish or a need actually to write. It went only with the idea I had been given of the writer, a fantasy of nobility. It was something that lay ahead and outside the life I knew-far from family and clan, colony, the Trinidad Guardian and negroes.” Unlike Tman and Mamoo, at least he owns up to his racial animus.

    So with that introduction, let me address the race and identity question, as it pertains to the “Negro”. Then I will return to this persistent “Negro”-phobia. The answers are to be found in Scripture. No amount of off-the-cuff theorizing will answer the riddle, I’m afraid. The short answer is that we the “Negro” are the true Israelites of Scripture, the people of the Book, the chosen of God. We are therefore envied, and hated. It is as simple as that.

    But fuller understanding requires the long story.

    Yeshua prophesied to the (true) Jew (sons of Jacob of the southern kingdom tribes of Judah and Benjamin and Levi) who believed on His salvific mission and continued in His word:

    “… ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free…” (John 8:32)

    Central to this prophecy, and therefore to its fulfilment, is the question of identity: who (today) is the true Jew?

    When I call myself “Yoruba Israelite”, I am drawing attention to the fact that the Yoruba people of what is today called “Africa”, are in large part Israelite of the seed, and more specifically among the true Jew. The same applies to all the other tribes in Africa that are part of the so-called Bantu expansion. There is now DNA evidence to some of these claims; see later.

    Note: not all Africans are Bantu, obviously. The Bantu are the people that were expelled from Israel when Roman armies under Titus sacked Jerusalem in 70 CE, fulfilling Yeshua’s prophecy as to Herod’s rebuilt Temple of Solomon that there would be no stone there left upon another (Matthew 24:2).

    There is a clue in the word Bantu itself, which literally means the “people of God”: Ba + ntu,

    where “ntu” = god/man (Cf. Egyptian “ntr” = god, from which comes the English word, “nature”), and

    where “Ba” = a prefix denoting a collective, as distinct from, say, “mu” = a prefix denoting an individual from the collective, hence muntu denotes one who is Bantu, while Bantu denotes the people collectively.

    So the term Bantu is an “African” expression for the children of God, or the Israelites. It was the name given to them when they came pouring into Africa after 70 CE. For the history of these matters, see Windsor, “From Babylon to Timbuktu”, and the original sources, principally, Flavius Josephus, “Antiquities”.

    The (true) Jews called themselves Yahudim, or Yahoodee, the name by which also they were called by their near-brethren, the Hebrew Ishmaelites (Arabs) who later came to occupy large parts of Africa, principally to the North, North-east, and East.

    The Ishmaelites (Arabs) too were originally a black-skinned, woolly-haired people, also called “Moors”, from which the place-names, Morocco, and Mauritania derive. The Moors would have included amongst their ranks some non-Ishmaelites, namely Hebrew Edomites and perhaps even some Hebrew Israelites also.

    Ishmael’s father was Abraham. Isaac, also the son of Abraham, was the father of Jacob (aka Israel). So a phenotypical resemblance between the Hebrew Israelite and the Hebrew Ishmaelite could be expected, as well as with the Hebrew Edomite. They were all black-skinned, woolly-haired people in the beginning. But the Arab (cf. Hebrew “ereb” which literally means mixed) early became a mixed-seed, so that the “Negroid” strain has become diluted, even more so after Mohammed and his teachings.

    The name, “Africa”, which came to signify the continent, comes from “Epher” (Genesis 10), a grand-son of Abraham, through Ishmael; see Josephus. The sons of Epher came to occupy part of North Africa, likely in the near-vicinity of what today is called Libya.

    (continued)

  • (Part 2)

    But the earliest inhabitants of Africa were the sons of Ham. This contradicts evolution theory, which (for the moment) posits that man “originated” (how exactly is never addressed) in Africa and spread elsewhere. The truth rather is what the Bible declares plainly and simply as fact, not theory: that every person on the planet on the earth today descends from one man, Noah, through three sons, Ham, Shem, and Japheth.

    They and their wives were the only ones to live through the Flood, and came out of the Ark somewhere around Mt. Ararat (Genesis 8:4).

    Ham’s sons were the early bearers of “high civilization”, and went south into Africa when the land was divided up. The sons of Ham were Kush (Ethiopia, also Babylon through Nimrod the mighty hunter), Mizraim (Egypt), Canaan (Palestine), and Phut (Somalia, possibly also Libya).

    It is to Ham therefore that properly belongs claim to the African continent. The Hamites called Africa by different names, e.g. Khamit (Egypt more narrowly but the continent by extension), Ta-Meri, Alkebulan, etc. See ben-Jochanan’s various writings.

    The Bible for its part gave the name, Pathros, to inner Africa (Isaiah 11:11, Jeremiah 44:1, elsewhere).

    Where am I going with this? The Israelites were a black-skinned, woolly-haired people, similar in appearance to the Hamitic people of Egypt.

    We know from the book of Exodus that Moses, whose father was Israelite, the great great grandson of Levi (Exodus 6:16-20), and whose mother also was Israelite (Exodus 2:1), was mistaken for an Egyptian by Pharaoh. For Moses was raised in Pharaoh’s household by Pharaoh’s own daughter (see Exodus 2), after Pharaoh had decreed that all male babies born to the Israelites were to be killed at birth. Moses was also mistaken for an Egyptian by the Midianite daughters of Reuel (Exodus 2:19).

    We also know that Paul, the Benjamite (Philippians 3:5) was mistaken for an Egyptian (Acts 21:38).

    Therefore, the Hebrew Israelites were what we would call today a black people, who morphed into the ascription, “Bantu”, when they were expelled from the Holy Land by the Romans. The Bantu, “children of God”, also were known as Yahoodee, especially by their near-kin, the Hebrew Ishmaelite and Hebrew Edomite, who also came into Africa, and there remained also a black-skinned, woolly-haired people.

    Those are the tribes that made up the mosaic of Africa.

    The black people of Africa are not amorphously the same. They never made common cause on the basis either of land-mass, or skin colour. Indeed, as prophesied in the Bible, the Hebrew Israelite, Bantu people, were selectively targeted for kidnapping and enslavement by their near-kin enemy (Psalm 83:4-8, Deuteronomy 28:68), the black Hebrew Edomites (e.g. Idoma, Ashanti), the black Hebrew Ishmaelites (Arabs), and sundry Hamitic tribes (e.g. the Wolof of Senegal who controlled the trade from the land-ward side at Goree island).

    Furthermore, some black-skinned woolly-haired “Negro” Israelite were scattered out of the Holy Land to the East and North and North-west, and never sojourned in Africa at all; see 2 Esdras 13. For example, the native Fijians and Hawaiians of the South Pacific are our Israelite brethren, but their forebears never set foot in Africa after the Exodus out of Egypt. Though the Fijians look very “African”, i.e. more specifically “Negro”, they are not “African”, in any useful sense, except to the false evolution theory that claims an African “origin” for mankind.

    There are also African-looking people in India who are not Israelite, but who are Kushite sons of Ham. Indeed, the founding people of India are Hamitic Kushites. The demi-gods Ram (Raamah) and Shiva (Sheba) go back to Ham (Genesis 10:7). The river Ganges, is named after a Kushite general. And the Rajputs, a “princely” tribe found in today Rajasthan, are betrayed by their name and locale as being closely related to Phut (Somalia), the last son of Ham.

    Like Africa, India became a land of diverse seedlines, with wave after wave of invaders coming in. Today, the caste system (Varna = colour) manifestly puts the original black-skinned Kushites at the bottom of the caste system, moreover on the basis essentially of skin colour. I am not saying this to bash the Indo, merely to point out that, as with Africa, the notion of tribe goes deeper than mere land-mass, and certainly deeper than skin colour. A land-mass cannot sire a son, and neither can a skin colour.

    This merits a digression. How did skin-colour variation come about? Scripture, unerringly as usual, gives the answer. Evolution theory, under the inspiration of Satan, hints at the idea that white skin is the result of an evolutionary progression upwards. It is nothing of the sort.

    Scripture lets us know that Noah, Enoch’s great great grandson via Methuselah and Lamech (Genesis 5), was albino; see the book of Enoch where Noah is described — he came out from the womb white, to the alarm of his parents. Therefore, the albinism gene was transmitted to his sons Ham, Shem, and Japheth, seeding mankind with the genetic possibility of depigmentation, leading to white skin.

    Therefore, as we see often today, black parents will produce albino (white) children. But we never see white (depigmented) parents producing black children. Therefore skin colour pigmentation is not gained from an original white, rather lost from an original black. (This implies by the way that Noah’s wife had to be black-skinned).

    Scripture calls the depigmented condition leprosy. Leprosy is deemed unclean under the word of God, but only while the condition is spreading; the Bible calls it “fretting leprosy”. When the leprosy has covered all the skin, the person so affected is considered clean (Leviticus 13:13). Therefore white skin per se is not unclean in the sight of God.

    In any case, Yeshua supped with Simon the leper (Matthew 26:6). Whether Simon was a clean or unclean leper the Scripture does not say. And Yeshua “cleansed” the lepers (Luke 7:22). (Those would presumably have been unclean lepers, with the leprosy still at its “fretting” stage, still spreading upon the skin.) Therefore, white skin per se does not put one beyond the pale, although fretting leprosy is considered unclean before God, as are various discharges of the body, including seminal discharges, and a woman’s monthlies. No big thing.

    Nevertheless, the association is there and unfortunate. Miriam was turned a leper “white as snow” (Numbers 12:10) because of her rebellion against Moses. And Gehazi was turned a leper “white as snow” (2 Kings 5:27) because he ran after Naaman for a gift that his master Elisha had earlier refused.

    In all cases in Scripture where leprosy is mentioned, nothing more, or less, than depigmentation of the skin is mentioned. Therefore, contrary to what the whites and gentiles would have us now believe, leprosy is not Hansen’s disease, which is associated with gross disfigurement as fingers and nose etc. gradually fall off, and a necrosis of the skin that is offensive to the smell. Scripture is careful to point out that Naaman was a “mighty man of valour” though a leper (2 Kings 5:1-2). Therefore, leprosy is not per se disabling, and there is nothing to stop depigmented people from being, like Naaman, mighty men of valour.

    In sum, all the races of man, in the true sense, fall into three divisions at the first level of the human family tree: Ham, Shem, and Japheth. It branches out from there. In all three cases, white skin may be present, as well as the black skin that at least two of Noah’s sons were known to have, namely Ham and Shem.

    White branches of the family tree would have developed in exactly the manner described for Miriam and Gehazi.

    This means that there would be Hebrew Israelites today, descendants of Gehazi at minimum, who would be what we would call “white” people. The same applies to Hebrew Edomites, and to Hebrew Ishmaelites.

    (continues)

  • Dear Yoruba

    As I did point out to TMAN in one of my blogs, there is no basis in my opinion for Affirmative Action for the Indo Trinidadian. There was a basis for Affirmative action for African Americans, because given their History there was really no other way to promote the growth and well being of an African middle class. Here in the Caribbean and particularly in Trinidad the PNM as the party that first lobbied for the Independence of our country, had the vision and the foresight to create an Infrastructure that grew both the Indian and African middle class. I keep repeating myself but I get a sense that we have taken the impact of UWI as an institution for granted. Free Tertiary education has ”single handedly” created an African and Indian middle class here in Trinidad.
    We were a new nation state, the opportunities were made available to everyone, it would not have been in the interest of the PNM at the time, to create systems to keep any group of people from participating in the opportunities offered by the new society.

    I agree the this current UNC has practiced overt racism.
    While I am hopeful that TMAN is right, and that both parties will move towards more inclusive political polices, I do not see that happening if the UNC does not clean house and replace this current group of people.
    As I have said on this blog, Basdeo Panday hired many Indians to the civil service in his time, because he rightly felt that Indians were under represented in the civil service. He never fired or forced Africans out, he simply expanded the service, as there were vacancies to be filed.
    I have quite a few Indian friends that were hired to the civil service when Panday was Prime Minister and are still there today. The PNM did not fire those that were hired by Panday.
    This current group of the UNC have fired or forced Africans out where ever they could. Of course there are no statistics to bear this point out. This kind of thing is evidenced by the day to day living of the population.
    I am sure you can think of at least one person you know that has been fired or pressured out of a civil service job. That is the litmus test. IF you know others that have friends that have had to leave the civil service, then it is a safe bet it is something wide spread.

    We could sit all day and debate whether our perceptions are real. However I think the Prime Minister’s attempt to adjust the constitution is proof enough that she wants to win elections by dis empowering the African voter. Therefore clearly she has no intention of serving the African voter. Kamla made inroads into the African vote. She did not need a runoff vote in 2010. The reason she needs it now,is because she did not serve the African voter in any way and as such it is highly unlikely that she will capture the same amount of African votes in 2015.

    They have tried to fool the population into believing that the constitutional amendments for the election process has something to do with proportional representation. However Winston Dookeran, who has always been a supporter of proportional representation, clearly pointed out that the proposed changes are a distortion of proportional representation. He gave an amazing speech in the Parliament when this was being debated, and of course he voted against it.

    I do hope that should the PNM return to power there will be no attempts at revenge for the discrimination practiced by the UNC.(perceived or real)
    The truth is ”an eye for an eye leaves the whole town blind”

    Where there is gross injustice in a society, those that enjoy the benefits of that society will not be able to live in peace and safety, because the muck and the scourge of injustice will come to your doorstep. It is unavoidable, you cannot totally isolate yourself from the misery of others.In our society the muck comes to our doorstep when we fall victims to crime. This is something that both the PNM and the PPP must keep in mind when planning their strategies for coping with crime. Spending 9 billion on SUVs ,Arms, helicopter etc for the police, will not bring down the crime rate.

    Long term strategies that target the most vulnerable of our society, and those who are most likely to be excluded from what our society has to offer, will cost the government much less, and be more effective.

    ”A free and Just society for All”

    • Dear Sally:

      Well said, and I mostly agree.

      I just don’t want to make it appear that in the face of not just racial, but positively racist, wrong-doing, that we simply lie supine and take it.

      For my part, when the time of reckoning comes, as it must, they cannot say they had not been warned.

      May the Most High continue to expose the wicked, and protect the innocent, in all the matters unfolding in this land.

      Shalom.

      “Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.” (Leviticus 19:17)

      And:

      “When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever…” (Psalm 92:7)

  • (Part 3)

    The science of DNA is revealing a lot in this regard. Exactly as Scripture asserts, seedline identity is passed from father to son, via the Y-DNA haplotype.

    One startling fact to emerge from such analysis is to find for example, that Thomas Jefferson, one of the early presidents of the U.S., and a “white” man, carries a Hamitic Y-DNA haplotype associated with the Phoenician people, a branch of Canaan, one of the sons of Ham, the prototypically “black” people.

    And DNA analysis reveals that the “Negro” is indeed distinguished from Ham, at the level of the Y-DNA haplogroup, even though they may share phenotypic traits of skin colour and hair texture. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAGfW0DtNZY.

    So… we *shall* know the truth, and the truth *shall* make us free.

    One aspect of that truth certainly is that skin colour does not matter in any essentialist spiritual sense. To make common cause merely on the basis of skin colour is one of Satan’s snares and delusions.

    But more fundamentally, the truth that we *shall* know is who the real children of God are. It is the Bantu, or the “Negro”, or the “Yahoodee”. The very meaning of the word, Bantu, declares that truth.

    And as it happens, we the “Negro” are indeed still a captive people. And we are captive and will remain captive, for as long as we embrace any of the idolatries — -isms and ideologies — so craftily spun by Satan, to keep us from the truth that *shall* make us free.

    One of those idolatries is gentile Christianity, for in precept and practice, Gentile Christianity goes against Scripture, in advancing the falsehood, against the proscription of the 2nd Commandment, that Yeshua was a healed leper with white skin and straight hair, when Scripture says clearly that he was dark of skin (the color of burnt nehushtan [bronze] mistranslated deliberately as burnt brass) and woolly of hair (Revelation 1:14-15, also Daniel 10:6 and 7:9).

    Also, in violation of Yeshua’s word and warning (Matthew 5:17-19), Gentile Chistianity advances a creed and man-made religion that eschews much of Holy Writ (e.g keeping the Sabbath and set feasts) in favour of barely disguised Egyptian, Babylonian, Greek, and Roman paganistic idolatry, in the form of “Christmas”, Easter, even Lent and carnival, among many other paganisms littering the “Church” calendar, which itself eschews the calendar given to us by Yahweh.

    But indeed, all -isms, ideologies and idolatries whatsoever, are man-made constructs, inspired by Satan, and calculated to keep us separated from the true word of God, as revealed through Moses, and as reaffirmed by Yeshua, and extended through His salvific sacrifice.

    It is by repudiating all such -isms and idolatries, and returning to the plain word of God, and doing and obeying it, that we *shall* be set free.

    In this context, the identity question is key. For as long as we think the “Negro” to be gentile at best, voodooistic pagan at worst, the Bible and biblical prophecy will make no sense whatsoever.

    Likewise, clarifying the identity question is key to decoding the following scripture:

    “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.” (Revelation 3:9)

    This makes sense when we understand the “Negro” to be the true Jew scattered out of Jerusalem in 70 CE, south and west into inner Africa. That makes the so-called Jew, who now occupy the Holy Land, to be the ones who “say they are Jews, and are *not*”. We understand better also, when we realize that the so-called Jews, not only are fake, but indeed are of the synagogue of Satan — Satan’s own chosen people.

    Thus, just as the Most High has His “chosen people”, so too does Satan have his “synagogue of Satan”, through whom Satan perpetrates most of the mischief on the planet.

    As for the chosen people of God — the Bantu, the “Negro”, etc. — God is very clear what He wants us to do:

    “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, *my* people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” (Revelation 18:4)

    We are to “come out of her”, that we receive not of the coming plagues. That means that we must repudiate every -ism and every idolatry. We must repudiate Gentile Christianity. We must repudiate Mohammedan Islam. We must repudiate every sort of voodoo religion, including the Orisha worship that the Yoruba people received from Ham (Egypt and Canaan principally, but also Kush), and including Hinduism (derived also from Kush), Buddhism, New Age nature-worship, and all the rest.

    That the Israelite would be worshipping other gods was prophesied by the way: “And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.” (Deuteronomy 28:64).

    So it would be a mistake to think that the Book cannot be ours, who have a Yoruba heritage of Orisha worship. Culture is like a garment that one may put on or take off, without in any way affecting the essential identity. It is another of Satan’s snares to put the dictates of “culture” as another -ism to keep us ensnared. Just because carnival is “we culture” doesn’t make it less unGodly — something we must cast off as we would an unclean garment.

    And by the way, emancipation and freedom are two quite different things:

    emancipation. n. freeing a minor child from the control of parents and allowing the minor to live on his/her own, or under the control of others. It usually applies to adolescents who leave the parents’ household by agreement or demand.

    When we were emancipated, we in law went from the guardianship of the slave master, to the guardianship of the Crown. We became wards of the Crown. We were not set free in the strict biblical sense. Perforce we remained captives.

    “Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things…” (Deuteronomy 28:48)

    We must sell our labour, our sweat, our talent, our creativity, in order to obtain all our wants. We have yet to find true agency as a sovereign people.

    That is Yahweh’s doing. He Himself promises to free us, but we must return unto Him with all our heart and with all our mind, and return and do those commandments that He handed down to our forefathers through Moses. The only difference now, in Yahweh’s great mercy, is that He has sent Yeshua to be our Saviour, in the absence of the Aaronic priesthood, to be the temple, the priest, and the lamb of sacrifice, the only means provided by which our manifold sins may now be washed away, substituting for the means provided under Levitical law (Leviticus 4, elsewhere).

    “And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither Yahweh thy God hath driven thee, And shalt return unto Yahweh thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; That then Yahweh thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither Yahweh thy God hath scattered thee.” (Deuteronomy 30:1-3)

    So Yahweh will free us Himself, but we must return unto Him with all our heart and soul. Talk of “African” emancipation is another snare of Satan, I’m afraid.

    We must understand clearly that we the “Negro” are indeed sons of Jacob, under a Covenant relationship with God. There simply is no other candidate that fulfills Deuteronomy 28:68 prophesying the trans-Atlantic slave trade in all its peculiarities. Therefore, whatever other people are also Israelites of the seed — e.g. native Fijians, some native Americans, some white-folk like the Scots-Irish hillbillies (yes!) amongst many others — none are as assuredly identified in Scripture as are we the “Negro” that made the trans-Atlantic passage.

    We may not opt out of the Covenant, which was sealed before Yahweh in blood (Deuteronomy 29) before we crossed the Jordan. We have had our noses rubbed in it for the last 2,500-odd years since we were first scattered into Babylon. Nevertheless He set a time limit on our suffering, and the time is now, when we “shall know the truth that shall make us free”.

    The other seedlines (I do not say “races”) may opt in, to this arrangement, becoming blessed thereby through us. But we may not opt out. The only profession of belief that will save us, collectively and individually, is a profession of belief in Yahweh and the law and covenant He handed down through Moses, and in the salvific Promise of our Saviour, Yeshua Ha Mashiach.

    That is my message in this Emancipation Season, to all my brethren of the seedline of Jacob, whether white, black or in-between, but especially to my brethren of the southern kingdom, we the “Negro”, the true Jew, scattered to the West, in unique fulfillment of Deuteronomy 28:68 prophesying the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Our time is at hand.

    “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins” (Revelation 18:4).

    “And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.” (Revelation 14:18)

    (continued)

  • (Part 4)

    Where does all this leave the “Indo”?

    The “Indo” too is defined by a land-mass — the Indian subcontinent — that today houses a large variety of different seedlines, from the original Ham (Indus-Kush) who is black but not “Negro”, to varieties of Shem, notably Elamites (Persians) and Aramaics (Genesis 10:22), but also all varieties of Hebrew — Israelites, Ishmaelites and Edomites– to varieties of Japheth, notably Greeks who came in with Alexander, and also those that came from Central Asia with the invading Moghuls and Khans. India is even more varied in biblical seedlines than is Africa.

    Just as ancient Israel was surrounded by enemies, some of which were close kin — Hebrew Edomites, and Hebrew Ishmaelites; see Psalms 83:4-8 — so too modern Israel, principally the “Negro” is again surrounded by those same enemies.

    The animus is there and present. And at some level, whether vented by educated men like FEM Hosein, or VS Naipaul, or by the ignorant and uneducated, that animus is not comprehended. FEM Hosein thought that the “African” had no history, and nothing to be admired, and at best could be a target for ridicule by the presumed superior Indo. Although Oxbridge educated, his knowledge of Africa, and its foundational role in world history, and indeed in the peopling of India itself, and in giving India the culture it still embraces today, through the manifold gods deriving from the original Ram and Shiva, was woefully lacking, both as to the people of “Africa”, and the people of India.

    VS Naipaul, also Oxbidge educated, was no better. His animus against the “Negro” was so thick, one could cut it with a knife. He did not, more likely could not, hide it.

    From where comes the animus? There is no -ism or ideology that would to my mind explain it. Only Holy Scripture lets us know how implacable is that hatred that Esau has for Israel. They were twin brothers — two manner of people, warring from the womb (Genesis 25:23). When Jacob (aka Israel) wronged Esau, his hatred became implacable.

    The book of Obadiah speaks to Esau and his implacable hatred, and for the end result. It seems to fit the “Indo” in his encounter with the “Negro” in the present world: in the West, in places like T&T, Guyana, Surinam, and even in the southern U.S., in the relation between the “Indo” there, and the “white” and “black” Israelites; and in the East, in Mauritius, in Fiji, and in other places. There is an implacability to the “Indo” animus against the Israelite of the seed that identifies him as Esau.

    But there are so many seedlines among the “Indo” that the matter is well hidden. Among the Indo are certainly those of the seed of Kush, and those of the seeds of Israel and Ishmael. So the matter comes well disguised. For at some level, the “Indo” and the “Afro” get along quite well, partying together well with a freeness that seems quite falsifying of the hypothesis of an implacable enmity. But then you have FEM Hosein, VS Naipaul, Sat Maharaj, and the excesses of UNC rule. So the vitiating factor of warmth and comity must be laid to the mixture of seedlines that is the “Indo”. Someone like Jit Samaroo (the steelband arranger) may be Israelite of the seed, with Samaroo a variant of Samuel, for example. Such as he get on famously with the “Negro”. And I personally know some Indos who can compose and sing calypso better than I. So no, they can’t be Esau. But the majority have to be, or at the very least, the elite ones, the Pundits, who dictate to the rest how they must think and act. I think here of Sat Maharaj.

    But be that as it may, it is noteworthy that Tman has chosen for himself a handle that is a name that stands for Esau in Scripture:

    “Shall I not in that day, saith Yahweh, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau? And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.” (Obadiah 8-9).

    Yeshua admonishes us to be not like the horse or mule without understanding (Psalm 32:8-9), lest he bring bit and bridle to our jaw. So Spirit sometimes gives us broad hints that would confound the unbeliever, but put much into place for those that seek understanding in a spirit of humility.

    In none of this do I invite anyone to hate. The Most High admonishes us very clearly: “Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he is thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou wast a stranger in his land.” (Deuteronomy 23:7)

    I put forward this biblical analysis to foster understanding of the truth that shall make us free.

    In sum: we the “Negro” are Israelites of the Book, more specifically the true-Jew of the southern kingdom. We are in a Covenant relationship with the Most High, from which we may not opt out. There are many enemies round about that hated the children of God in biblical days, most notably the near-kin Edomite, the near-kin Ishmaelite, and the Hamite amoing whom we have sojourned, first in Egypt before the Exodus, then later after we were scattered out of the Holy Land. Those enemies today have morphed into such as the “Indo”. In all such enemies, it is again Esau that is principally present, and Ishmael, and sundry “African” (i.e. Hamitic) tribes.

    The issue is not colour, it is not land-mass. It is seedline.
    “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”.

    May the Most High bless us accordingly, and also bring Peace and Comity between the two twins warring from the womb.

    Shalom.

  • The race and identity question —
    The “Negro” and his enemies from a biblical perspective

    (Part 5 — Two afterthoughts)

    One.

    Identifying the Indo with Esau (aka Edom). It bears remarking that the egregious idolatry of Brahminism, and the great evil it foisted upon the Indian subcontinent in the form of caste and colour (varna) based oppression, was done in the name of our Hebrew forefather, Abraham.

    He and his wife Sarah were deified, contrary to the 1st commandment, as Brahman and Saraswati. This would have been an early example of using the word of God to propagate false doctrines in pursuit of an unholy agenda of power and control.

    This has been Esau’s sad lot, and it was prophesied.

    “And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.” (Genesis 27:40)

    Esau has had the dominion ever since the true Jew (the “Negro”, Yahoodee and Bantu essentially) were scattered into Babylon roughly 2,500 years ago. By the time Yeshua made His first advent, Esau was in charge. The Herodian dynasty was Edomite, well ensconced within what would morph into the Judaism of the fake Jew. Yeshua had something to say about that:

    “I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

    Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

    Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” (John 8:38-44)

    I give a fairly lengthy quotation to make the nexus clear between certain sons of Abraham, who are indeed sons of the devil in spiritual terms. Anyone with any sort of spiritual discernment will see that Brahminism and its caste system are of the devil, however well wrapped up in religiosity and pseudo-spiritual rationalization. Yeshua told them that literally, they could not hear His word. Why? Because they are of their father the devil.

    I am not saying this to bash the “Indo”, understand clearly. This Scripture is a veiled reference to Esau, the twin brother of Israel, not to all the different seedlines that came to occupy the Indian sub-continent.

    In any case, Esau’s writ was global. Some black “African” tribes are of Esau, for example the Idoma of Nigeria. They were involved in the slave trade selling their Israelite brethren into slavery. The Ashanti have formally apologised for their role in the slave trade, and offered reparations in the form of land grant at Fihankra, Ghana.

    And the enemies of Israel in-land, the black Hebrew Edomites, the black Hebrew Ishmaelites (Mohammedan Islamic Arabs), as well as sundry Hamitic tribes, selectively kidnapped and sold into slavery the “Negro” (black Hebrew Israelites). We were sold to another branch of Edomites, the white Hebrew Edomites. One of the biggest and most notable of those was Aaron Lopez, an Edomite fake-Jew. By an irony of fate, it is a publication of the Nation of Islam, The Secret Relationship between Blacks and Jews, that exposed the overwhelming role of the white Edomite Jew in the slave trade. And truth be told, there is a strong Edomite element also among the so-called “white Anglo-Saxon Protestants” who became the Anglo-Saxon Establishment on both sides of the Atlantic. In the meantime, some of their Saxon (Isaac’s sons) brethren were Israelite of the seed, and became cannon-fodder troops for Pax Brittanica and Pax Americana.

    There is a long story here which I’ll restrain myself from telling. I’ll say only that it is a matter of seedline.

    Esau got the dominion, most certainly. But they will have their comeuppance.

    This is written throughout Scripture, and the quotation I’ve been giving from Psalms 92:7 merely alludes to it: “When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever”. To be destroyed “for ever” is a reference to the lake of fire, to which their father, the devil, already has been sentenced.

    “And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for Yahweh hath spoken it.” (Obadiah 18)

    It is a terrible prospect, but if Yahweh has spoken it, so shall it be. As Yeshua said, they literally “cannot hear” His word. So I don’t hold out much hope for their redemption. But that is a matter for the Most High to determine. He said He will “abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:7), but His mercy obviously has limits.

    In any case, we’ve got to fulfil the Book. I urge my Israelite brethren, whether white or black or brown, to come back to the Word, and get right with the Most High. The time is truly at hand, and the bell has already rung. “Come out of her my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins” (Revelation 18:4).

    Two.

    In that vein, we must be aware that idolatry takes an infinity of forms, for anything that is not of the Book, is perforce idolatry. Any man-made idea-ology is idolatry. I have already condemned gentile Christianity for that reason. People have simply made stuff up, passing it off as Holy Writ, when even a cursory reading of Scripture will show its falsity. Today, Sunday, for example is a Roman pagan sun’s day, given over to worship of the sun. Gentile Christianity threw out sabbath-day observance in favour of Sunday worship. Ask where is the Scriptural authority. There is none. Pope Gregory changed the calendar that the Most High gave His chosen people that they might observe the set feasts that He established for them. Where is the Scriptural authority? Again there is none. But we do find prophecy that puts us on notice: “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.” (Daniel 7:25). So we know when we see such apostasy, that it is not of God.

    I raise this to raise another point. God in His 1st and 2nd commandments admonished us against the worship of any other God but Yahweh Himself, the Most High. Yet here in T&T, we have those who are sworn to be defenders of the Faith, joining in association, under the so-called Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO), with those who manifestly worship other gods. Christian error is one thing, and ought to be condemned, as I seek to do here. But to join with those Edomite Indos, who carry on a monstrous evil in the name of religion, moreover in the name of Abraham, is something that Yeshua would condemn, just as surely as he condemned those “Jews” who “could not hear” His word.

    Come out of her my people.

    Let not any unGodly culture, whether of the Yoruba variety (Orisha worship), the Hindu variety (Brahministic caste oppression), the gentile Christian variety (Santa Claus = Satan’s claws), or of any secular variety (e.g. orgiastic carnival bacchanal) keep us away from God’s grace and abundant mercy.

    Having now alienated every group in T&T, I rest here for the moment.

    May the Most High expose the wicked in our midst, protect His children, and bring us ever more into His truth that shall make us free.

    Shalom.

    “But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.” (Daniel 7:18)

  • The race and identity question —
    The “Negro” and his enemies from a biblical perspective

    (Part 6 — Sundry more after-thoughts)

    The race and identity question of the “Negro” is a large subject that can be explored at great length, and ad nauseam for some. I want to add sundry more after-thoughts to the earlier discussion. I address myself to my brethren the “Negro”. Others are welcome to listen in, but be warned that those who are not of the seed might find that they literally “cannot hear” the word, for the same reason of which Yeshua spoke (John 8:43-44).

    We the “Negro” are the closest to the pure Israelite. This is because, although the Israelite seedline is passed from father to son, God in His word also establishes that the mixed Israelite (sired by an Israelite from a non-Israelite mother) is rejoined to the congregation of Israel only after some set number of generations, which varies depending upon the seedline to which the non-Israelite female belongs.

    For example, three generations are set for an Edomite or Egyptian (Deuteronomy 23:8), and 10 generations for a Moabite or Ammonite (Deuteronomy 23:3).

    Therefore, for the seed of the mixed Israelite to return to the congregation, there is a requirement that they marry back within the tribe.

    Where the 10 northern tribes were expelled from the land ca. 720 BCE, finding their way amongst others to the Americas, the South Pacific, North-West Europe, and Asia, the two southern tribes (plus the half-tribe of Levi) were expelled much more recently in 70 CE, and so would have had far less opportunity for out-mixing, and far greater opportunity for those of mixed seed to revert to the tribe. In Africa, there was and remains a general tribal cultural practice where the woman who marries outside the tribe, becomes linked to the tribe of the husband, rather than the man becoming linked to the tribe of the woman.

    Therefore, the “Negro” would have remained relatively more unmixed than the Israelites of the 10 northern tribes.

    This means that we the “Negro” are the nearest to pure Israelite, amongst all the Israelites scattered into all the kingdoms of the earth.

    I say this not to advance a new kind of “race talk”, but to advance the awakening that must go along with Yeshua’s prophecy: “ye shall know the truth…”. To come into that knowledge is to awaken.

    We must understand clearly, as we awaken, that we need take a back-seat to no other people. Quite the opposite, it is to us that is given the knowledge franchise:

    “He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. He hath not dealt so with any nation…” (Psalms 147:19-20).

    As we awaken to the truth, we must also awaken to the responsibility that goes with the knowledge franchise. It is our job to receive the Word, and to pass it on to the rest of the world. For us to follow the gentiles, of whatever stripe, is not only a mistake, but an affront to God’s Word:

    “O Yahweh, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?” (Jeremiah 16:19-20)

    Therefore, there is no man-made ideology or idolatry that we ought to give any credence to whatsoever. Rather, we must return unto Yahweh. It is in doing so, that we shall learn and do what we must for Him to “turn our captivity” (Deuteronomy 30:3), and thereby have set us free.

    Btw, note the distinction: the truth (knowledge) shall “make” us free. But it is God, that shall “set” us free (i.e. “turn our captivity”). Hence the scripture says, “… ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”. Knowledge in itself cannot “set” anyone free. That requires human or divine agency. (But “emancipation” did not set us free, note carefully; for as long as we must sell our sweat to “the other”, in one way or another, to acquire all out wants, we are still captive.)

    But God set the necessary pre-condition to being set free, and that is what requires knowledge of who we are, first. We are sons of Jacob by seedline. We are the “holy seed”. That truth has been well and truly hidden from us. Indeed the other nations conspired to take that knowledge away from us, and keep it hidden:

    “They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance… they are confederate against thee … the tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre…” (Psalm 83:3-7)

    Thus the identity question is crucial. We the “Negro” must shake off every byword by which we are known, and re-embrace our core identity as being seedline sons of Jacob. That means that it is really not useful to think of ourselves as being amorphously “African”, among whom are all of the other nations that have been “confederate against us”.

    The seedline and identity question is the truth that shall make us free. When then we return unto Yahweh with all our heart and all our soul, then Yahweh Himself will turn our captivity. In the meantime, Yeshua is the necessary propitiation for our sins, and in that sense our Saviour.

    Shalom.

  • Yeah Doc ,and as we like to say on the streets-water under de bridge.
    This the price we pay as a nation ,for the follies of de PNM Everready bunny , Patrick Manning,5 years ago.
    In his delusion ,he naively thought ,he was Papa deffy Eric Williams reincarnated,and so had a death wish—-ummmmmm,…wanted to die in office too.
    He had no intentions /made no provisions, to hand over power to Politically ambitious ,yet patient Dr Rowley,who had paid his dues ,and felt it was time to run the PNM /National ship of state.
    With the treats of phantom persecutions ,the self righteous comedian, was eventually duped into holding early elections,and de rest we can say is history.

    The first,and most important step, to ‘make wrongs right,’ re all the political idiocy of Kamla ,and her corrupt, PP goons ,is to vote them out ,come September.
    Those disgruntled Arimians ,and Sando blokes ,can do the typically stupid thing ,and not turn up, come elections day,thus ensuring a Kamla victory again.
    Woe betide T&T,if dis UNC dominant PP ,gets a second term in office.
    May good sense prevail.

  • The race and identity question —
    The “Negro” and his enemies from a biblical perspective

    (Part 7 — The “Aryans”)

    Let me address now the question, who are the “Aryans”.

    I am guided — let the reader hear or forebear — that the term “Aryan” literally means “mixed children of Yahweh”, from the Hebrew term “ereb” (mixed).

    But they are not of Israelite paternal seedline, rather of Edomite paternal seedline, mixed with Israelite women.

    This mixed group arose first under the Babylonian captivity, and by the time of the empire of the Medes and Persians, had acquired considerable prestige. Hence the association of the Aryans with Persia (Iran) and ancient Babylon (Iraq).

    The Aryans went into India as part of the Medo-Persian empire, and leveraged their prestige into the Brahmanistic caste system, of which they became the principal beneficiaries.

    The social dynamics at play have modern parallels. Haiti provides one example. There a mixed coloured elite developed, involving “white” European fathers and “black” Israelite enslaved women. The basis of their prestige was a combination of the wealth and favour of their rich plantocrat fathers, and the physical vigour and good looks of the mixed offspring.

    This combination also arose in New Orleans, where the term “creole” came to connote such mixed offspring. It arose also wherever there was “Negro” slavery in the West. Still today, a “high-colour” mixed elite enjoys social prestige based at the least on envied good looks, and inherited advantage over their pure-breed “black” brethren.

    In the case of Haiti, CLR James gave us in the “Black Jacobins” a critical analysis of the role played by this mixed elite at the time of the Revolution. Their mixed loyalties became evident, and they generally acted to secure and advance their own acquired class interest, rather than to act in solidarity with the negre jardin seeking to free themselves.

    In the case of the U.S. slave south, and especially in New Orleans, a kind of colourism arose, to go along with the mixed elite arising from miscegenation. The same arose in Trinidad, and Jamaica, as well as all over Latin America, where prestige came to be attached often more to the mixed elite, than to the European fathers and “Negro” mothers that gave rise to it. Truth be told, the same phenomenon arose in Europe also, with respect to the so-called “black nobility” and their “Negro” and Moorish forebears.

    I give these examples just to make the point as to how a mixed elite can arise, so as to illuminate the idea that the “Aryan” could have arisen in a similar fashion, starting with the expulsion of our Israelite forefathers from the Holy Land. The ancient Israelite prestige associated with David and Solomon and a line of later kings, ended with King Zedekiah. At the same time, the prestige of Esau (aka Edom) started its rise, as was prophesied:

    “… and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou (Esau) shalt break his (Jacob’s aka Israel’s) yoke from off thy neck” (Genesis 27:40).

    Scripture records that first moment when there was a sea-change in Israelite fortunes, and a corresponding rise in Esau’s:

    “In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers (Babylon) carried away captive his (Jacob’s) forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou (Esau aka Edom) wast as one of them” (Obadiah 11).

    Esau allied himself with Babylon (1st kingdom), later with Medo-Persia (2nd kingdom), with Greece (3rd kingdom), and later became the power behind every king that arose within the 4th (and last) kingdom of the gentiles. That 4th kingdom is now nearing its end, the bell having already been rung. Esau, in one way or another has enjoyed and exercised the power of prestige, and indeed dominion throughout the 4th kingdom. They are the one constant behind every empire that arose. That is a long story if properly told which I won’t go into here…

    My present point rather is to make the point that the Aryans are a branch of that Edomite seed. Though a mixed breed, mixed with captive Israelite women, they fulfill, prophetically, the destiny of the fathers, the paternal seedline.

    In the same way the Haitian mixed elite looked Israelite but acted Edomite (to where the Israelite “Negro” under-class of Haiti rose up under Duvalier to overthrow “mulatto” (but really Edomite) rule), the ancient Aryans would have looked Israelite at least in part, but would have been fulfilling prophecy pertaining to the Edomites. In the purest manifestation of Esau fulfilling the prophecy of dominion, the Aryan Edomites established and maintained the system of Brahminist caste oppression.

    The irony is that Hitler took this myth of the super-Aryan, and sought to apply it to the idea of some pure-breed Nordic ideal. The Aryans were not a pure breed, and certainly not Nordic. The Nordics, if anything, are mostly an Israelite seed, e.g. the Viking Danes and Swedes are of the Israelite tribe of Dan, and there is a strong Israelite dimension to the ethnic Germans, the white skin notwithstnding.

    Such depigmentation occurred as the biblical phenomenon of what it calls leprosy (Leviticus 13). See Leviticus 13:30 and its reference to “yellow, thin” hair. This gives an indication as to how blonde hair could have arisen, along with depigmented white skin, among an Israelite (and indeed any other) people.

    The key point, to conclude, is that the Aryans, though a mixed breed, and mixed specifically with Israelites(!), are a branch of the Edomite paternal seedline, which have had the dominion these last 2,500 years. That dominion is now coming to an end, after which Jacob shall again have the dominion.

    So it is written, so shall it be.

    Shalom.

    “But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever”. (Daniel 7:18)

  • The race and identity question —
    The “Negro” and his enemies from a biblical perspective

    (Part 8 — The enemy is us!)

    I cannot end this series on the enemies of the “Negro” without pointing out the scriptural truth that we are our own enemy also, and perhaps our worst.

    It wasn’t long after the Most High had heard our cries, and brought us up out of captivity in Egypt, that our forefathers had fabricated a golden calf, and proceeded to have themselves a little carnival. That golden calf represented the Egyptian goddess Hathor (or Het-Heru) and her male counterpart, Horus (or Heru). Every year at carnival, we do the same here in T&T, blissfully unaware that in the dance of sex hormones that dominates and defines the carnival, we make homage to Horus and Hathor, Shango and Oshun, and the various other equivalents of the various pagan traditions across the globe.

    Thus, in the name of Culture, we violate the Covenant we entered into with the Most High.

    When we ourselves violate God’s Law, we become our own worst enemy. For God has made plain that, as Calypsonian Lord Shorty put it, “who God bless, no man (can) curse”! This scriptural truth is declared in the story of Balaam, the seer who was sent by the Moabite king, Balak, to curse the Israelites who were passing through on the way to the promised land. The more Balaam sought to curse the Israelites, the more he succeeded only in blessing them; see Numbers, chaps. 22-25, where that story is told.

    But then Balaam hit on a devious plan. You guessed it: it was to induce the Israelites to curse themselves. We do so whenever we violate the Covenant God entered into with us, His Chosen. For the Covenant spells out the curses that would befall us for violating it.

    Balaam advised king Balak to let loose the harlots of Moab into the Israelite camp. What the Most High would not allow Balaam to do, we did to ourselves. In the words of the latter-day Israelite songstress, “we have a weakness for sweetness!”

    So as a people, we continue comprehensively to curse ourselves, and most especially with fornication in all its forms. We exalt rap and hip-hop as an expression of Culture. But we are unaware of the hand of the wicked one hidden behind the scenes, peddling this unGodly culture most especially to our youth, and to the world at large. It is again the Balaam strategy. The latest in T&T, if Abu Bakr is correct, is the “no-drawers” party. Satan is very clever in inducting every new Israelite generation into cursing itself. If anything, the proliferation of means available to him exceed by a high multiple the variety available to him.

    In this we must clearly understand that religion is one of those ways, not only secular culture. Sometimes the two are artfully entwined. This we see with Rasta culture. Rastacity is a drug gang, at war with a Muslim gang, according to Abu Bakr in today’s newspapers. In the secular aspect, both are merely criminal enterprises. In the religious aspect, both are forms of idolatry in violation of the Israelite Covenant with the Most High.

    Mohammedan Islam at best offers guidance to Ishmael, but not to Israel. Under the Israelite Covenant, there is no opt-out clause. Others may opt in. Mohammed could have nothing to say to Israel, because he was the seed of Ishmael. Under Covenant law, Israel’s prophets were all to come from the seed of Israel; Deuteronomy 18:15, Psalm 147:19-20.

    As to Rastafarianism, it is at best an idolatry akin to Brahmanism. Where the Brahminists deified Abraham (Brahman) and Sarah (Saraswati), thereby violating the 1st and 2nd commandments, the Rastas deify Haile Selassie, Ras Tafari, deceased former Emperor of Ethiopia, as the promised Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5). This is an error, regrettable even then, that could perhaps be understood when the Rastafarian movement first got traction in the early to mid 1900s when Haile Selassie was coronated, he cut a heroic figure standing up to Italian invasion, he claimed descent from Solomon, and assumed the “Conquering Lion” title. Today, the error can find no justification, for he was overthrown by his own people (Kushite not Israelite) and assassinated, the last of his line to sit on that throne. Moreover, he many times denied the deity claimed for him, and even averred that the “conquering lion” title was a mistake. The Rastafarian movement has produced good music, but no good Godly fruit. Now it is a cover for the promotion of ganja, a snare to our people. Nowhere in Scripture is it promised that in order to get near to God we must smoke ganja or any other herb. Quite the contrary, the Most High says very clearly: “And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I Yahweh will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.” (Numbers 12:6). There is no requirement to “get high”. That is a mistake peddled by Hindu pundits. There is simply no wisdom to be drawn from the chillum, and none to be inhaled from the spliff or chalice.

    God promises however to abundantly pardon, however foolish, like David, we have been. But He will continue to rub our noses in it, until we come to “know the truth that shall make us free”.

    The prescription is simplicity itself. Return and keep the Word of the Covenant, and Yahweh Himself will “turn our captivity” and thereby set us free. For that the first truth that we must know is that we are indeed Israelites of the seed, and that we are under the obligations and promises, blessings and curses, of the Covenant, like it or not.

    It bears remarking that in Yeshua’s conversation (John 8) with the proud children of Abraham that could not hear nor understand His word — because despite being the physical seed of Abraham, they were “of their father the devil” — their claim never to have been captives (John 8:33), nor to be children of fornication (8:41), was an allusion to their not being children of Israel. For the sons of Israel had been captive in Egypt. Moreover, the sons of of Israel brought up out of Egypt had been notoriously guilty of fornication. Judah, in particular, had sired sons by his daughter-in-law, Tamar (Genesis 38). Therefore, the true sons of Judah, from which line Yeshua also descended (Matthew 1:3), may be correctly described as being “children of fornication”.

    In his self-righteousness, Esau could boast by allusion, that, unlike Jacob, he had neither been enslaved, nor was his seedline contaminated due to fornication. This pattern continues today. Every gentile religion advances a claim adverting to the Covenant violations of true Israel, and putting its adherents forward as more worthy of the Most High’s favour. The Edomite Jews (by name only, for they were not seedline descendants of Judah, rather only converts to the faith, and residents of the land of Judah) were by implication advancing such a claim before Yeshua. Brahminists such as Sat Maharaj ceaselessly accuse us before man and God for our many failings. The Ishmaelites (Mohammedan Muslims) likewise. The whole Quran proceeds from a recitation of the failings of the sons of Israel; see Chap. 2, Al Baqarah (The Cow), which refers to the incident of the golden calf, and belabours Israel’s sins.

    But the sin of pride is at least as bad in the sight of God as the sin of fornication. He prefers His pentitents to come before Him admitting their sins rather than to come boasting of greater virtue than His chosen. For He considers our claimed righteousnesses like unto “filthy rags”; Isaiah 64:6. When we think we are most virtuous is when He is least impressed. He requires His chosen to come before Him not only admitting our own sins, but the sins also of our forefathers, before even we should think to beg any favour.

    The enemies of Israel that are “confederate against [us]” (Psalm 83) — Edom, Ishmael, Moab, Ammon, etc. — all profess a claim to greater virtue than the holy seed. But in such claim is the give-away to those who are of the spiritual seed of the devil. For it is Satan’s pride that led him into rebellion in the first place.

    We the true children of Israel, the chosen ones of God, are manifestly guilty of breaking our Covenant obligations before God. Scripture is replete with examples. David took one sight of Bathsheba and he had to have her. He then compounded the sin of adultery with murder,to get rid of her husband. But when he came to his senses, he abjectly and completely repented and confessed his sin before God (see Psalm 51) securing thereby continued favour, while having to endure the punishment that was also due and meted out to him. Even and especially God’s anointed must endure the wages of sin. (Aside: Keith Rowley, in re Anika Gumbs and the carnival wining incident, should take note; “we culture” is no excuse before God).

    Notwithstanding our failures in keeping the Covenant, and attracting to ourselves, like David, the punishment due, God promised that He would redeem us, and Yeshua prophesied that “ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make us free”. We are at that point now, as we come into the realization that we the “Negro” are true children of Jacob, therefore chosen of God, therefore in Covenant relationship with Him.

    As we come into that realization, we must come also into the realization that ultimately, none can curse us. But manifestly we may curse ourselves by violating our Covenant obligations before God — as the story of the calf demonstrates, as Balaam perceived when he was otherwise unable to curse us, and as the story of David’s adultery/murder demonstrates. In this way, we are our own worst enemy.

    What then must we do? Before pointing fingers anywhere else, look into the mirror and admit the sinner looking back. Then humble ourselves before God, seek His forgiveness, then return unto the law of the Covenant, keep and do it.

    Shalom.

    “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” (1 John 3:1-2)

    “Thus saith Yahweh of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.” (Zechariah 8:23)

    • http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,215988.html

      People can create our their successful destinies by taking positive and deliberate action to advance their causes and move forward in all areas, education being paramount.
      Religious teachings sometimes retard rather than advance causes.
      Just examine the number of injustices in the universe which were rationalized by “God’s will”

      • Just examine the number of injustices in the universe which were rationalized by “God’s will”

        I am glad you put “God’s will” in quotation marks.

        In His Covenant with the children of Israel, He states clearly that the Israelites are given an exclusive knowledge franchise:

        “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.” (Deuteronomy 18:18)

        “He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. He hath not dealt so with any nation…” (Psalm 147:19-20)

        “And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I Yahweh will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.” (Numbers 12:6)

        So the knowledge franchise is given unto the children of Jacob/Israel. Moreover, we know it is exclusive from:

        “O Yahweh, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?” (Jeremiah 16:19-20)

        Yahweh simply does not speak His Word through gentiles (i.e. non-Israelite). But gentiles are the main ones “making gods unto himself”, calling it religion, and holding out to the world that they have some knowledge about God’s will, when according to God’s word, it could not have been revealed to them.

        There may be a million false prophets. It would not prove that true ones do not exist. But it is true that it takes discernment to sort out which is which, and God lets us know how to distinguish between them:

        “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which Yahweh hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of Yahweh, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which Yahweh hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.” (Deuteronomy 18:18-22).

        But the ad hominem test is sufficient to weed out the vast majority of those peddling one or other false religion. If they are not Israelite, they simply do not have the Word.

        Shalom.

        “Thus saith Yahweh of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.” (Zechariah 8:23)

  • I do not think anyone on this forum can dispute your knowledge with respect to the substantiation of your submissions with biblical quotes.

    Basically, the failure in upholding the covenant is the failing of man in following Yahweh. The birth of Islam is from the seed of Abraham and Hagar and the birth of Judaism (including Messianic Jews)is from the seed of Abraham and Sarah. You identify clearly the failing of man by idolizing and worshipping himself, as a curse that has been bestowed upon him in replacing Yahweh. Keeping in mind that the Jews persecuted Christ and they have been scattered all over the earth and they are coming back to the land of Israel.

    Why is the ‘negro’ from Ethiopia, Somalia, Russia etc. being rejected by their own fellow Jews (light skinned) in finding suitable housing despite they having the ‘mezuzah’ identifying them at their respective homes in Israel? Why are they underrepresented in the Knesset?

    You have described the mixing of the blood line e.g., Moabites (Old Testament) as falling away from the grace of God but in the New Testament, Yahweh in his compassion for humankind and in addressing hope for the Gentiles welcome all of us in his fold that includes Brahmins, Mohammedans etc. who want to follow Him, clearly this is the Holy Spirit in sync with the human spirit. There is hope for all of us and not just the ‘negro’. Come carnival time I see all races ‘horsing’ around on the streets just as I see many trying to get away and enjoy nature at it’s best.

    I do encourage you to enlighten us with your research and keep up the quality submissions. The Truth shall set us free.

    • Why is the ‘negro’ from Ethiopia, Somalia, Russia etc. being rejected by their own fellow Jews (light skinned) in finding suitable housing despite they having the ‘mezuzah’ identifying them at their respective homes in Israel? Why are they underrepresented in the Knesset?

      Thank you, this is a good question, and I’m glad you asked it.

      In my brief discourse on the enemies of Israel, I tried to focus on those most relevant to us here in T&T. But in truth the biggest enemy of true Israel, from a global perspective, is Gog and Magog, the most important of whom are the Ashkenazi/Khazar Jews.

      The Ashkenazi/Khazar people today constitute 80-90% of so-called world Jewry. I say so-called, because the Khazars are not sons of Jacob, and indeed are not even sons of Shem — they are not even “Semitic”. The historical evidence for that is given by the Khazars themselves; see Arthur Koestler, “The 13th Tribe”, and Shlomo Sand, “The invention of the Jewish people”.

      The core truth of which we should be aware is written. The Khazars are sons of Japheth, the third son of Noah that came off the ark along with his brothers, Ham and Shem. When the earth was divided, the sons of Japheth went into the northern climes, and peopled Greece, Turkey, Russia, the Caucasus mountains, etc. It is from this line that “Gog and Magog” descend. They are the true “Caucasian” (for many “white” people are in fact not “Caucasian” at all).

      “The sons of Japheth; Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.” (Genesis 10:2-4)

      It was prophesied that Japheth would come to occupy the tents of Shem: “God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.” (Genesis 9:27)

      This prophecy speaks to the occupation of the Holy Land by the Khazar sons of Japheth. The reference to Canaan being his servant is an allusion precisely to the land of Palestine, which in biblical days was called Canaan, before becoming Israel. Moreover, it is an allusion precisely to the skin-colour discrimination that you talk about going on in Israel.

      Canaan, as one of the sons of Ham, was black of skin, like his brothers Kush (Ethiopia), Mizraim (Egypt), and Phut (Somalia).

      Under Khazar Israel, all the dark-skinned people are call “Kushis”, used in derogatory fashion with approximately the same connotation as “nigger”, i.e. conveying not only neutral denotation, but also the contempt sought to be conveyed by the speaker. Among the “Kushis” would be included a remnant of the original Canaanite that remains in the land, perforce today the servant of Japheth, discriminated against in his own land. All other dark-skinned people are lumped into the same category as the oppressed. Commonality of faith makes no difference. Certainly there is not a commonality of seedline.

      The sons of Ham should be carefully distinguished from the “Negro”. According to the Zondervan Bible Dictionary, Ham is described as: “The youngest son of Noah, born probably about 96 years before the Flood; and one of eight persons to live through the Flood. He became the progenitor of the dark races; not the Negroes, but the Egyptians, Ethiopians, Libyans and Canaanites.”

      At any rate, Genesis 9:27 foresaw the problem that you describe.

      As mentioned, the Khazar are in fact the Gog and Magog of Scripture:

      “And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog and all his multitude: and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.” (Ezekiel 39:11)

      This prophesies their ultimate end. They are the biggest enemy of all mankind, not just the “Negro”. They are the ones behind the New World Order, the Illuminati, the owners of the banks, etc. They already own almost all the wealth of the world, and seek under the NWO to enslave the rest of mankind. They will of course fail.

      How they came to usurp the dominion of Esau was also prophesied: “For the day of the Lord is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.” (Obadiah 15). This prophesies that as Esau did to his brother Jacob in the day of his calamity, would be done unto him in turn. As Esau walked in and took over the things of Judah, the Khazars have come to take over the things of Esau.

      There is hope for all of us and not just the ‘negro’.

      That is indeed true. All may opt in to the Covenant. But prophecy calls for something different at least insofar as Esau, and Gog and Magog are concerned. Nevertheless, no individual need suffer the fate of the collective, if he repudiates the collective of which otherwise he would be a part, and refuses to go along with its evil. The corresponding admonition likewise applies to sons of Jacob:

      “Come out of her my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and receive not of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4)

      Shalom.

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