Opening the borders

By Dr Selwyn R. Cudjoe
April 13, 2021

Dr. Selwyn R. CudjoeI left Trinidad and Tobago on March 16, 2020, a few days before the borders were closed to citizens and visitors alike. I was on the verge of departing for a ten-day visit to India, at the invitation of the Indian government as a part of its Academic Visitors Programme for distinguished scholars.

Three days before my planned departure, I cancelled my trip, with the blessings of the Indian High Commissioner of T&T, for fear that I might be trapped in India while the pandemic raged.

I have not returned to my homeland since because of the lockdown of the national borders. I have been told that I, a citizen of T&T, must apply for permission to enter my own country. I have been reluctant to do so since it strikes me as being antithetical to everything that inheres in my rights as a citizen. A citizen does not apply for permission to return to the land in which he or she was born.

I understand there is a pandemic and the national Government must do everything in its power to protect the lives of all its citizens, those at home and those abroad. However, I take strong objection to my having to secure permission from the Minister of National Security to return to my native ground. Since the Minister of National Security did not give me permission to be a citizen (that being part of an inalienable right as a citizen), he or his Government cannot give or take that right away from me. The more relevant question is under what circumstances am I allowed to enjoy my natural rights?

The Government could not anticipate the pandemic and had to act quickly to secure the safety of its citizens, but that was over a year ago. During that period, the Government had enough time to organise an orderly arrangement for citizens to enjoy their status as citizens, including their fundamental right to travel to and from their countries, albeit with restrictions.

This is why I was sympathetic with Dr Karen Sohan, former chief of staff at the Mt Hope Women’s Hospital, who claimed she was left stranded in the US for six months before she was allowed to return home. When she returned, she sued the Minister of Health for failing to respond to her request to obtain the statistics on “repatriated nationals who tested positive for Covid-19” (Express, April 3).

Sohan was interested in the statistic because of the “negative experience” she underwent in being repatriated and undergoing the “mandatory quarantine period”. The document noted the current limited border travel policy would only be sensible if the statistics she was seeking showed that returning nationals accounted for a large number of Covid-19-positive cases. Since Venezuelans who transgress our borders are likely to bring in the virus, one wonders if they, as refugees, have more legal rights than Sohan and me.

Many developed countries are toying with the idea of a “vaccine passport” or a “Covid-status passport” that would allow its citizens to travel internationally and, in some cases, nationally. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a traffic light system for foreign destinations, grading them on their record on vaccines, the prevalence of new variants and infection rates. He felt it was “right for the government to develop a usable system to enable foreign travel and access to UK venues”. (Financial Times, April 6)

The United States, one of the countries most devastated by the Covid-19 virus, is giving serious consideration to opening up its borders. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises: “Americans who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus can travel ‘at low risk to themselves’, both within the United States and internationally, but they must continue to take precautions like wearing masks in public to avoid possibly spreading the virus to others.” (The New York Times, April 3)

The notion that rules or laws made during a pandemic should remain indefinitely or the notion that the sovereign is above the law—“he creates law for others and so imposes legal duties or ‘limitations’ upon them whereas he is said himself to be legally unlimited and illimitable”—is unacceptable. HLA Hart reminds us, “The acceptance of a rule by society at one moment does not guarantee its continued existence. There may be a revolution: the society may cease to accept the rule.” (The Concept of Law)

Recently, the number of Covid-19 cases has soared. I wonder if returning nationals are to be blamed for this rise in cases. Two weeks ago, I received my second Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. I wonder if I present a greater danger to the public health than members of Parliament who have not been vaccinated. Why should I be prevented from returning to my country when those who make the laws are more likely to spread the disease than me? A recent CDC study suggested that it may be a rare event that vaccinated people “may transmit the virus to others”.

The Government should outline a policy to allow citizens to return to their country once it has defined an orderly schedule of what qualifies them to return and what must be done when they return.

Whatever it does, the Government should assert/re-emphasise the right of citizens to travel abroad and return home, even though there will be restrictions. Such freedom is integral to our fundamental rights as citizens. It cannot be left to the whims and fancies of Cabinet members or a minister of national security.

It may be selfish, but I wouldn’t like to die in a foreign land without ever seeing the majestic beauty of the Northern Range again.

47 thoughts on “Opening the borders”

  1. I have been told that I, a citizen of T&T, must apply for permission to enter my own country. I have been reluctant to do so since it strikes me as being antithetical to everything that inheres in my rights as a citizen. …
    The notion that rules or laws made during a pandemic should remain indefinitely or the notion that the sovereign is above the law—“he creates law for others and so imposes legal duties or ‘limitations’ upon them whereas he is said himself to be legally unlimited and illimitable”—is unacceptable.

    Steups!

    Prof. Cudjoe is flogging an intellectual dead horse of political philosophy … on the way to flogging a political dead horse.

    The Government of the day did what it had to do, or face the real likelihood that the health care system would have been overwhelmed. No sitting Government, — of whatever party or ideological persuasion — would have allowed that to happen.

    Cudjoe however is right that there is now a question of public policy: (1) whether to throw open the borders to those that have taken the vaccine; and (2) when to throw open the borders in any case, on the basis that when “herd immunity” is acquired, there need no longer be a concern that the health-care system might be overwhelmed.

    These are valid public-policy questions. He would have done better to address them as such, rather than to preface them with a return to the steups-inducing vomit of philosophical and political debate long ago laid to rest.

    Be that as it may, I continue to advocate to Believers that the vaccine of Faith (Psalms 91:7) is what is both necessary and sufficient to be saved out of this and every other plague/pestilence now being unleashed by the Most High.

    As to the “earthen vessels” (2 Esdras 8:2-3) the GMO jab will in any case prove to be unavailing, because what is now unleashed upon the world is at the hand of the Most High. It is both judgment of “that nation” (Genesis 15:13-14), and a Test of Faith for those being redeemed from affliction (Isaiah 51:21-23; Psalms 91:1-10).

    Shalom.

    James 1:22. “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”

    1. HaaaaaaahahahahahaaaaaaHAH!
      “I was on the verge of departing for a ten day visit to india…at the invitation of the indian government…i cancelled the trip, with the blessings of the indian high commissioner of T&T…”

      The narendra modi, hindutva government that specifically invites selwyn cudjoe in the interest of “acadamia”:

      Modi govt has mounted biggest attack yet on academic freedom with its diktat on international webinars | The Indian Express
      https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/narendra-modi-academic-freedom-universities-webinars-7184744/

      https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/furore-after-modi-critic-quits-top-indian-university

      India is now only ‘partly free’ under Modi, says report – BBC News
      https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-56249596
      If any of you wre confused as to WHAT selwyn cudjoe’s function is …Now you have clarification!

      1. But IT…. The PNM still has an open border policy with India… NO VISAs REQUIRED.. Pretty sure Rahul (name changed) ended up in TT..

        BBC: Covid accelerates India’s millionaire exodus
        By Nikhil Inamdar

        But he left it all behind and moved to Dubai in 2015, to look after the company’s overseas expansion. He also got a citizenship by investment in one of the Caribbean nations. Harassment by tax authorities in India’s Enforcement Directorate was a key reason, he says.

        https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56659615

        1. Ramk,
          Your excuse as to engaging racist mamoo, not to challenge his or tman’s racism and dishonesty on this blog, but as if he’s a legitimate commenter is a joke…As for the PNM and the PM, you want me to criticize them for instituting of MAINTAINING UNC policy?? You expected me to forget that it was kamla, the UNC, MSJ AND NJAC, that put the NO VISA requirement for india into effect? Eh? The PNM and the PM should be criticized for not revoking this harmful, racist anti-african UNC Hindutva policy! Just as kamla and the UNC never acknowledged the UN’s year of people of african descent, the PNM and the PM have not either! But why? PNM and african politicians in general, are unwilling to stand up for african centered issues at the risk of confrontation with racist indian politicians and racist INDIIA. Unfortunately, this is an african problem, that only gets WORSE outside of PNM…NAR, tobago parties, NJAC, UNC etc are merely manifestations of african people who gain power…they selfishly sellout with the ignorant hope of personal gratification from indians and other ethnic groups AT THE EXPENSE OF african progress! For example, Ramk never criticizes mamoo and tman’s racism, he tries to generalize and ambiguously apply his critiques of race issues on this blog…ignores yoruba and i but tries to gain attention from Mamoo, tariqandalus and Tman of all people in true “i’m a don’t see race trinidadian” sense!
          Eh Corey?

          🙂

          1. Very interesting that the racist accusations being made are coming from two fanatics who post hate messages on this Blog which are offensive and subject to litigation.
            One is a hypocritical religious fanatic whose lengthy religious ramblings continues to occupy useful space. Is it not ironic that someone who professes religiosity spews such hate and bile? The other is someone who is perversely psychologically obsessed with everything Indian. He is the Black version of a White supremacist well on his way to designing a Black hood to hide his burning of Indian effigies.
            A little learning is a dangerous thing!

          2. Who Corey?

            Bro… Do you get around much? Do you ever get to see the people of East Africa? I think you wrote of Stephen Kangal… These are the same people who come here and talk about, ‘Allyuh Black People’ … IT, they are blacker than you… It is a foolish game Mamoo and TMan are playing on you… You can waste your time indulging.

            Imagine Cortes decimated the Aztec Empire with a 300 man army and immunity to ‘his’ GERMs… And no one is asking about the African ‘possible immunity’ to Covid… Instead, they come here to tell us bout, wah Massa says.
            Massa scared to death that his time is up..

            Anyway, look at him..

            In historic move, House panel votes to advance slavery reparations bill

            https://www.cbsnews.com/news/slavery-reparations-bill-house-judiciary-committee-passes-first-time/

      2. If any of you wre confused as to WHAT selwyn cudjoe’s function is …Now you have clarification!

        On the evidence, I have to agree. The Modi gov’t is conducting what in another context I called “yardfowl” diplomacy. Throw de corn and let the yardfowl and dem come and get it.

        I regret to conclude, based on the entirety of the evidence, that Prof. Cudjoe has allowed himself to be turned into a yardfowl.

        Who de cap fit, let dem wear it… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ek9zsyejN0 at ca. 1:25m, also ca. 2:19.

        He seems to have forgotten who he is and whom he ought to serve.

        …at the invitation of the Indian government as a part of its Academic Visitors Programme for distinguished scholars.

        Satan often succeeds by preying on one’s vanity. I pray Cudjoe catch himself, and see the sucker-play he has allowed himself to become a victim of. He is better than that.

        Shalom.

        John 8:32. “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

        1. Yoruba,
          I’m pleased that siewdath (Tman), is finally unwinding..
          What is racism? What is hate speech? What is fanatacism?
          Is yoruba a religious fanatic because he defines reality through the lens of his faith, or because he articulates his views with in depth anaysis and literacy? If that is so, can illiterate and inarticulate persons be religious fanatics? Is yoruba a religious fanatic for rejecting vaccination because he belives it is against his faith? Are islam followers fanatics for rejecting pork and alcohol? Brahman-ists (“Hindus”) fanatics for rejecting beef?Or “Hindus” rejecting interacial dating with africans and dalits because or their sacred texts bhagavad gita and manusmirti? Also, yoruba has come to this blog periodically to share his views, and i myself am a recent contributor…But…Mamoo and Tman (siewdath), literally post support for and pro UNC, indian and “Hindu” talking points NON-STOP, religiously for YEARS! Is that hypocritical, religious, racial and political fanaticism or no? When have i ever posted or implied “black supremacy” ? I think siewdath (Tman), means “African supremacy”, because unmixed, indigenous indians have BLACK SKIN! When have i posted or implied “African supremacy”? ” black supremacist” is a term that not only refers to a fictional, non-existent phenomena, but it is used by white supremacists as a gaslighting tool, to silence criticism of white supremacy (actual phenomena), and white supremacists like tman, mamoo,tariqandalus, raymond etc. One doesn’t have to be european to be a white supremacist…

          1. I’m pleased that siewdath (Tman), is finally unwinding..
            What is racism? What is hate speech? What is fanatacism?

            ” black supremacist” is a term that not only refers to a fictional, non-existent phenomena, but it is used by white supremacists as a gaslighting tool, to silence criticism of white supremacy (actual phenomena), and white supremacists like tman,…

            Unwinding, or unraveling? The poor fellow has lost it.

            But even in losing it, he resorts, reflexively, to his racist’s playbook. Accuse the “other” of that of which they are themselves guilty.

            Thank you Inconvenient Truth, for bringing the matter into proper analytical context by referring to this behavior as “gaslighting”. I went to https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/gaslighting , and was properly edified.

            It is a term that explains a lot, for that is exactly what every formation of indo-Trinidad political/cultural aspiration, going back to the East Indian National Congress of F.E.M Hosein (1920s) and coming forward to the United National Congress of today, and to include the agitations of the SDMS under Sat Maharaj have had as a major tool in their racist war against the Negro: the deployment of gaslighting as tactic.

            I use the strong term, “racist war,” with deliberate precision of speech. It is not mere rhetoric. It is an objective statement of what they have been about. FEM Hosein stated it in 1925 — that the indo would control T&T “in the field, in the office, and in the shop”. And two weeks after the UNC lost the 2015 elections, there surfaced a document entitled “Indian Policy” that made the matter plain, “Make the niggas your slaves” was one of the articles of that document. The document was published in facsimile in the Sunshine newspaper. See https://www.trinidadandtobagonews.com/blog/?p=9156 where I wrote on Sep 25, 2015:

            “In the last issue (#123) of Sunshine (http://sunshinett.com), there is an article on p. 11, discussing a 15-point Indo plan, entitled “The Indian Policy”, apparently being anonymously circulated among them. It is a plan for racial domination in T&T. If there is an analogous plan for black domination, I have never seen one. Not even the most ardent Afrocentrist thinks like that.”

            I notice that that issue of Sunshine newspaper has been scrubbed from the internet. It is no longer to be found. The relevant page exists, but it is now empty. The incriminating document was also present on facebook. Those instances also have been scrubbed. This too is a form of gaslighting: erase the evidence, then question the memory of the victim of this peculiar form of psychological abuse.

            Nevertheless, “racist war”, objectively, is what it is. Tman, Tariqandalus, and etc., are prosecuting that racist war on this very blog. And part of their gaslighting tactic precisely is to accuse the intended victims of that racist war of that of which they are actually the ones guilty. The Negro victims of that aggression are blithely unaware, for the most part, that they are even in a war, and even less, that they are the victim of a psychological tactic of that war, which is that form of psychological abuse that is now known as “gaslighting”. How sad. But it was prophesied, for example:

            Isaiah 51:20-23. “Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of IYEHAWAH, the rebuke of thy Eloah.
            21 Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine:
            22 Thus saith thy Lord IYEHAWAH, and thy Eloah that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:
            23 But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over.

            Even our “distinguished scholar” brother, Prof. Selwyn Cudjoe, seems to have fallen victim to that tactic. They have to all appearances turned him into a yardfowl, a turncoat and traitor to his own.

            In this matter, I am undeterred and fearless. My Faith is my rock and salvation. That “faith” is not “religion” by other name. Much religion — indeed ALL religion — is based on LIES. My faith is based on EVIDENCE, the evidence of history and prophecy, and the unerring fulfillment of prophecy as actualized in history. That evidence of history and prophecy is found nowhere else but in the Holy Scripture of our forefathers, the Hebrew Israelite prophets. Thus, my fearlessness in this matter is based in part on the prophetic passages quoted above: our enemies have walked all over us as prophesied, but also as prophesied, that cup of affliction is now to be passed on to them. If it were blind faith, — or false religion, — one could believe it or not as one might choose. Actualized prophecy, of which we in our enslavement is Evidence Exhibit #1, is another matter. My “faith” is a faith grounded in the EVIDENCE of such actualized prophecy.

            Like us, Isaiah and the other prophets, including our Lord and Savior, Iyeshuah, were a NEGRO people. The term, NEGRO, has Hebrew origin. It is an endonym (a name we gave ourselves). It is a term that adverts to our connection to the ancient kings of Judah, — David and Solomon,– for “NEGRO” means “that root people from which comes the king”. One word for “king” in Hebrew is “NEGA” (from which “kebra negast” in the Ethiopic Hebrew, meaning “books of the kings”, and even from which the English word, “king” itself, and its German cousin, “koeNIG”, also meaning “king”). The word is there in the King James’, occurring as “NIGER,” (with Latin hard-“G” pronunciation) referencing one Simeon (Acts 13:1). It is there also in the reference to the “NAG Hammadi” scrolls, where “NAG” would have been written in Hebrew as “NG”, that is without vowels — in this context it appears evident that the reference should be NEGA, or king, HA-MADDI, which latter term itself means “the son of David” . I could go on, as I seem to remember having done on some earlier occasions on this blog. My point is that the NEGRO are the chosen people — the Hebrew Israelites of Scripture.

            It is upon us that the curses fell, and are now being lifted. It is also upon us that the Promise of Redemption will rest. That is why I am fearless in this matter, and as just attested to in the Scripture just quoted above.

            The enemies of the NEGRO are also the enemies of God. That is why they hate us. Those that hate God, hate also His Chosen. And those that hate His Chosen, hate also the NEGRO. That is why the starting LIE of white supremacy Christianity was to change the very IMAGE of Iyeshuah. See here his true-er depiction, a statue hidden in Rome: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/834573374681450993/ . Many white so-called Christians will simply NOT worship a NEGRO Jesus. They would rather go, literally, to hell.

            Btw, here in T&T there came a palpable shift in consciousness along with the so-called “Black Power” uprising. The death of Basil Davis, April 6, 1970, the Day of Passover on the Hebrew Calendar, marked that sea-change in consciousness. White-supremacy Christianity, along with its LIE of white Jesus, started its decline, and correspondingly, the NEGRO in this land started to free his mind: “And ye shall know the TRUTH, and the TRUTH shall make you free” (John 8:32). This is an example of Holy Scripture written by NEGRO Iyeshuah, for the NEGRO, although (temporarily) hijacked by white-supremacy Catholics and Christians.

            Islam, btw, which popularized the terms, “Afrikan” (an anagram of “kaffir”, an offensive term of derogation for our people), and “black” (as in the categorical nonsense, “Asiatic black man”) is another white-supremacy religion proceeding from a variety of LIES. (Another day perhaps I’ll get into those). It was also an Islamic psychological assault upon our people, putting division between “field Negro” and “house Negro”, and substituted the term, “black” — a term of sorcery whose literal meaning is indeed “of little or no value”, or a “bleached-out thing” literally, from which all value has been sucked out. When therefore we call ourselves “black”, we curse ourselves. That is the sorcery. The terms, Afrika (or Africa), and “kaffir” are also terms of sorcery, Arab/Islamic in origin, in any case exonyms — names put upon us by others.

            So Satan set it up that some of us jump from white-supremacy Christian LIES to white-supremacy Arab/Islamic LIES. The Arabs too, notwithstanding their claimed piety, are waging Satanic war against the NEGRO. White-supremacy varna/dharma/shrama brahminist religion are also waging war against the NEGRO. All of this was prophesied by our NEGRO forefathers the prophets; Psalms 83:1-6, elsewhere.

            Here in T&T the war takes on political aspect. But war it is, and gaslighting is its main psychological tactic.

            Thanks for bringing this term to the fore, as it helps us to understand better our situation. Perhaps Cudjoe will benefit from it. His evident and confessed confusion; see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzaVghxp69s at the very end.

            Shalom.

            Psalms 120:4-7. “Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper. 5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar! 6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace. 7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.”

  2. This policy made no sense from the very beginning. T&T remains the only country in the universe where citizens have been “permanently” locked out.
    Let us compare the Covid lock down to the rescue effort in St. Vincent. T&T is rushing to repatriate nationals of T&T who have been permanent residents in St.Vincent for prolonged periods because of the disaster. They live and work in St.Vincent.
    How does this crisis different from the plight of holidaying citizens stranded overseas in London, New York or Miami, broke, homeless and seeking charity from friends, family and social services? In many cases their homes in T&T are abandoned and subject to looting.
    How do these two situations compare? Is one more worthy than the other? Or, is the government primarily interested in the wonderful media attention as the “rescue” steams toward St.Vincent? Is Stuart Young the “GOD” of T&T or the Minister of National Insecurity?

  3. A government is defined not what it does for the rich but for the poor and vulnerable. Compassion is the ability to feel the pain of others. Along with compassion must come the ability to care for the well being of the citizenry.

    During a call in to a program, a lady ask the minister of national security why she was not given an exemption. He asked her where she lived in TnT, then he asked her to forward all her information to the PNM representative in the area and in turn it will be sent to him. This is not conducive to the oath of office taken to serve all nationals equally. More importantly it shows an inherent bias which is locked into the DNA of the PNM. Tribe first others form the line and wait.

    The current administration is running the nation like a “sweetie parlour”, they are borrowing and borrowing and doing everything to take the nation down the road of perdition. Simple things that require leadership turn into a befuddled mess. The vaccine fiasco, the ability to bring nationals home….added to it is a spirit of deception. Most Trinis believed that Rowley did not get Covid but rather it is an elaborate hoax not to take the vaccine. Can anyone blame them for thinking so…

    Social commentator Suzette Louwe had this to say about Keith Rowley “ I do not believe Keith Rowley has COVID. I believe he lied. Like he always does. Because he is a rancid, shameless, disgusting liar. He is also a coward and that’s why I believe he lied so he would not have to take the AstraZeneca vaccine.
    Now for the PNM dung beetles, there is a difference between wishing him ill and calling him a liar. You can ask the one person in your tribe who can still point at words and read, to explain that to you”

  4. I to live away ftom trinidad and would not want to die or be burried outside of trinidad so i agreewith you sir
    When it comes to our rights to be in our conutry of birth people i to feel as if my rights are being take away.
    io have looked into travel to costa rica ,Aruba and USVI and they allow visitors
    the goverment has no clue on how to run a contry this is a perfect example of it
    PEOPLE OF THIS TWIN ISLAND NEED TO WAKE UP

  5. “Since the Minister of National Security did not give me permission to be a citizen (that being part of an inalienable right as a citizen), he or his Government cannot give or take that right away from me. The more relevant question is under what circumstances am I allowed to enjoy my natural rights?”

    The Minister of National Security is a trained lawyer by profession. So to the AG who took a long time to complete his education and so far loss 30 cases. He likes to appeal even when he lose or make the statement that the case not over yet.

    So the expectations that they will respect the rights of the citizens is misguided. The nature of the PNM is to create a problem then come alongside and say hey we fixed it, unfortunately this time it has only gotten worst.

  6. Professor… with all those images of Black men and boys being killed by the police in TT… why would you? Tell dem forget George Floyde, Daunte, and the rest of the police killings in the US… TT is worst… and it is run by a ‘Black’ Government… well, so we are told..

    I think Stevie Wonder is worth a thought… BLExit TT, Professor? I think when Covid has done its job and Africa alone remains standing…

    CNN: Stevie Wonder is moving to Ghana
    The iconic, award-winning performer spoke to Oprah Winfrey in an interview explaining his decision, citing the political turmoil in the United States.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVvkjuEAwgU

  7. I read the headline this morning 2 die from Covid 85 new infections. This is the media exercising control over the nation through fear mongering. A father and son was brutally murdered yesterday but that does not generate an ounce of fear as this Covid.

    148 Covid deaths for just one year. Last year there was 396 murders despite a lockdown. The Prime Minister got Covid so what does it say for ordinary citizens.

    Covid recovery in Trinidad is over 7,000..but that don’t make the headlines. The border lockdown is ridiculous.

  8. Quoting TMAN:

    the racist accusations being made are coming from two fanatics who post hate messages on this Blog which are offensive and subject to litigation.

    I am disappointed that the Moderator let this pass. NOT on the basis of the claims made, but on the basis that there are no particulars quoted.

    When one makes this kind of accusation, one ought to quote the offending passage(s). The one accused cannot defend himself properly otherwise. And an interested third party also cannot consider the matter and make up their own mind.

    If you would bring litigation, — which it is your right to do, frivolous though it would be — the rules of fairness dictate that you would have to be specific. As we see in Parliament all the time, the one causing offense may even willingly withdraw the offensive remark. This he cannot do without specificity.

    That is why the one casting about charges of this sort is actually the one for certain guilty of an offense. The offense is that of making a scurrilous accusation, intended to defame, but impossible to defend against. It is the coward’s way.

    I call upon you either to withdraw the scurrilous charge quoted above, or to support it with specific quotes. If you cannot do so, then the matter would thereby have litigated itself, leaving you the one impeached.

    You sir, are a scurrilous coward. That is a serious accusation, but I have made out my case that you may attempt a defense.

    I withhold my peace from you, and others of your ilk, but to all others I say

    Shalom.

    Malachi 2:8-10. “But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith IYEHAWAH of hosts.
    9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.
    10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?”

    1. Matthew 7:15-20
      King James Version
      15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

      16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

      17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

      18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

      19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

      20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

      1. Tman quotes Holy Scripture, Matthew 7:15-20, wherein we find “… by their fruits ye shall know them…”, among other.

        What he draws from it, and how he applies it to the present situation he leaves however unstated. The reader is left therefore to infer that he means to say that he is a good tree yielding good fruit, while I am that evil tree — that Rawan, devil — yielding evil fruit.

        But I could with clearly greater validity apply the same Scripture, but in reverse, to him, and those of his ilk who are the framers of that iniquitous document, the “Indian Policy”. This was published ca. Sept. 2015 about two weeks after UNC lost the election. A core, motivating, item on that agenda was to “make the niggas your slaves”. Now let the reader judge: is that “good fruit” or is that “evil fruit”? The rest of that “Indian Policy” was equally odious — clause upon clause of racist, evil filth. The fingerprint of Sat Maharaj’s SDMS is upon it, because at one point in reference to an evidently long-standing practice of t’iefing on the SEA exam for indo pupils, there is mention made of “our SEA marking groups”. To whom else could this refer but to the markers drawn from the SDMS schools? Incidentally, someone has gone to some trouble to erase that seditious, insurrectionist document from the internet, betraying thereby a consciousness of guilt. Let the reader judge whether that fruit came from a good tree, or an evil tree.

        Tie that in with infamous statements, publicly made by one Leladharsingh about “gullible niggers”, by one Basdeo Panday about “do dem fuss”, and about “sleeping with the devil”, by one Kamla Persad about “blood will flow in the streets”, “making the country ungovernable”, et cetera, ad nauseam.

        The one through whom I serve the Eternal Father (and the author of the quote taken from Matthew 7:15-20), gave me a good example as to how to treat with LIARS and DECEIVERS. It is to rely always on TRUTH, and to do so with boldness, and without fear or favor. It is a way that often, indeed almost always, offends:

        John 8:39-44. “They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father [from this and elsewhere we may infer that these Pharisees were of the line of Abraham-Isaac-Esau; they were Edomites, –proto-Brahminists– not Israelites]. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
        40 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.
        41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
        42 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.
        43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
        44 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.”

        Yes, the truth offends, but it must be spoken nonetheless, because to do otherwise is to be counted among the LIARS and the DECEIVERS, who have a place prepared for them that I do not want to go. That is the place prepared among others for “all liars”:

        Revelation 21:8. “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all LIARS, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. ”

        This too was spoken by our NEGRO forefather Iyeshuah, the sort of image the brahminists would stone as depicting a “rawan”. Such scripture is now attributed to a white “Jesus”, the starting LIE of white-supremacy Christianity.

        That the TRUTH offends I certainly would grant. But that in itself is not evidence of evil fruit coming from an evil tree. Rather, it is often evidence of the opposite: the righteous word of good fruit coming from a good tree.

        It is part of the LIE of white-supremacy religion to eschew righteousness and sometimes bitter truth, for religiosity and sweet LIES. I reject that.

        I come, not in the name of LYING religion, but in the name of bitter TRUTH — the TRUTH of my NEGRO forebears that under the guidance of the HOLY SPIRIT, wrote the Holy Scriptures — (I do not say “Bible” which has been twisted at the least by clever omission) — on which I rely for guidance in these prophesied end-times.

        From Tman and his ilk, I continue to withhold my peace, but to others I say

        Shalom.

        Psalms 120:7. “I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.”

          1. Interesting discussion, but ultimately confusing, therefore to little avail. Religion — philosophy and vain deceit (Colossian 2:8)– is another one of Satan’s deceptions by obfuscation.

            In my accompanying contribution, I said that the matter is really about two nations, warring from the womb. It is about seedline. Jacob/Israel vs Esau/Edom.

            Jacob is the righteous one, though not without sin. Esau is the evil one, nursing hatred/envy at being passed over, willing to make his deal with the devil to exercise dominion, and to exact revenge. His hatred is a “perpetual” hatred:

            Ezekiel 35:5. “Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end:”

            It is as simple, and as elemental as that. Satan has helped Esau to use Religion to obfuscate and to confuse matters. They have succeeded, as NEGRO Jacob has fallen prey to that deception, and finds himself cursed — as was prophesied — by being prey to every religious deception.

            Deuteronomy 28:64. “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.”

            This was a curse upon Jacob. And indeed we have fallen for the deception of Religion, being the most fervent “True Believers” of every religious persuasion. We have indeed been gullible to a fault.

            The Most High did not give us Religion. He gave us a Law and a Covenant, with rewards for compliance and punishments for non-compliance. Ultimately the Law is about Righteousness. If we follow the Law, the end result is to attain unto reflexive Righteousness. This is the requirement of attaining unto Life Eternal in companionship wite Father. In that sense, Earth is a school-house for gods in training, as it were. Some aspects of the Law will be jettisoned once they have served this purpose.

            The Law may certainly be twisted to unrighteous ends, as we see with white-Jesus white-supremacy Christianity. They use the book of the Law, to advance an Edomite Gentile LIE, intended to enslave Jacob. For to worship a false white Jesus, along with abominable feast days such as Christmas and Easter, is to keep one afoul of the Law, –1st and 2nd commandments at minimum, — and in bondage to Satan. They even have us thinking that the “Bible” is per se “Christian”. It is not; it merely contains (some) Holy Scripture, with inconvenient books purposely left out, the better to advance the greater LIE of white supremacist/Edomite subjugation of NEGRO Jacob.

            ALL Gentile religion is likewise guilty, and is part of the point of that which is prophesied at Psalms 83:2-6 quoted in my earlier post: “they are confederate against thee,” trying to keep NEGRO Jacob from remembering that we are the Chosen of the Most High, in an earthly school-house for gods in training. That includes this abomination of varna/dharma/shrama brahminist Hinduism with its vain philosophy and deceit.

            Far more so than white-supremacy Christianity, it is an example of “gaslighting” — a psychological assault upon the mind of the “rawan”, using Religion to commit the psychological abuse.

            Jeremiah 16:19-20. “O LORD, 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. 20 Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?”

            Color is not the issue, even though it is a part of it. Likewise, Religion also is not the issue, even though it is a part of it. These are merely incidentals, that happen to correlate with the Fundamental. Yes, we must be mindful of such correlates, but we must never make the mistake of thinking that that which is mere correlate, is Fundamental. The Fundamental is seedline: two twins warring from the womb.

            The immediate corollary is that our first task is to reclaim our true identity. “African” is not it. Neither is it “black”. NEGRO is closest. The bedrock is that we are of the line of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. We who came over as victims of the trans-Atlantic slave trade are moreover of the tribes of the southern kingdom of JUDAH, and we the NEGRO are even more specifically of the House of David, the people of the king. The “Rasta Consciousness”, — arisen in earnest since April 6, 1970 — reflects that yearning for the raising up of the “Lion of Judah”. (No, it was not Ras Tafari, late last Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia, but he looked to be a viable candidate at one point. That’s another discussion.)

            Shalom.

    1. If you remember, an Indian film-maker — forget her name — explored some of these issues in “Mississippi Masala”. Quite an insightful film actually. It looked unflinchingly at indo attitudes to the Negro, and as well at Negro cluelessness as to such attitudes.

      As a people, we have indeed been “gullible” in the extreme. It is what comes from looking at the world through the lens of ideology: we see the world not as it is, but as what our ideology makes us think it is. Thus the Negro in the American South — as explored in the movie — merely assumes that because the indo-Americans that they encounter are as dark-skinned as they are, more or less, that they would line up with them in the black-white divide. It comes as a shock — to some of the Negro characters in the movie — to find out it doesn’t work like that.

      The Sparkle Rai murder is a real-life reminder of some of the themes addressed in the movie.

      When you know Scripture, the matter falls more neatly into place. The issue is not skin color. It is about “two manner of people, warring from the womb”.

      Genesis 25:23. “And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger. ”

      It is the struggle between two twins, Jacob and Esau. Jacob is the younger. Esau was passed over for the birthright and blessing, but nevertheless would enjoy the dominion for a time, effectively the last 2,600 years, now coming to an end. Esau and his allies are “confederate” against Jacob:

      Psalms 83:2-6. “For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
      3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
      4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel (Jacob) may be no more in remembrance.
      5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
      6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;…”

      In Nigeria, we see this struggle in black vs black. The Islamicized Hamitic black Fulani people are trying to enslave the Yoruba and Igbo Negro people of the South. The latter have finally arisen and said, Enough is enough!, and are breaking away to form separate republics, the Yoruba Oduduwa nation, and the mostly-Igbo Biafra republic.

      The issue is not skin color. The issue is seedline as defined in Holy Scripture. That is where our mis-definition of ourselves as “black”, or “african”, or even as “afro-centrists”, or as “Egyptian”, etc., leaves us unable to see clearly what really is going on.

      But all is becoming clear, and will become clear before this unfolding drama is all over.

      Shalom.

      1. Yoruba,
        Her name is Mira Nair, and she acted as one of the indian duo of women who said “You can be fair with no money, or dark with money…but you cannot be dark with no money! ”

        Remember how confident the indian guy was when relating how gullible black people are to fake comradery? “black brother” he approached denzel’s character to scheme him out of his legal right to sue them. The only thing i didn’t like was the narrative mira nair WAS FED by ugandan indians about WHY they were expelled, and the role they played there. To her credit she put her knowledge of indian racism and dishonesty with african americans, but the portayal of ugandan indians as benovelent wealthy businessmen and their docile, happy indigenous servants was based on what she was FED.Her husband is indian ugandan and married not too long before that film.

        1. Very good point about the narrative fed to her by the Ugandan Indians… I wasn’t aware of that connection you mention. I agree she did a good job of providing balance. After all, even the biggest villain might see himself as an angel. The lawyer character was allowed to cast HIMSELF in noble light. The daughter was allowed to love across the race barrier. That for sure happens in real life, the heart being what it is. Anyway as art and as drama the whole thing seemed to work. No easy feat. So I give Ms. Nair very high marks. Great cast too. The villains were proper villains, the heroes proper heroes, the fools proper fools, the lessons proper lessons, and the laughs proper laughs…

          Shalom.

          1. Interesting you fellas should suddenly discover Mira Nair and idolize her views. East Indians are now officially recognized as the 44th Tribe of Kenya.
            My experience is that real Africans whether they be Ethiopians, Nigerians, South Africans or East Africans generally have a high regard and get along well with Indians. Even in the West Indies in Jamaica, St Lucia, Martinique, and Grenada this is also the case. Only in Trinidad & Tobago the fake “Moko Jumbie” Afros seem to harbour a deep seated hatred for India and people of Indian descent while they feast on rice, mangoes, bananas, chickpeas, eggplant, okra, etc, all products domesticated in the Indian Sub-continent. Even the decimal system and the numbers they use to count the freebies from their Govt was also developed in India. At least show some appreciation and acknowledgement.

  9. Quoting TariqAndalus:

    Interesting you fellas should suddenly discover Mira Nair and idolize her views.

    My experience is that real Africans whether they be Ethiopians, Nigerians, South Africans or East Africans generally have a high regard and get along well with Indians. Even in the West Indies in Jamaica, St Lucia, Martinique, and Grenada this is also the case. Only in Trinidad & Tobago the fake “Moko Jumbie” Afros seem to harbour a deep seated hatred for India and people of Indian descent

    At least show some appreciation and acknowledgement.

    One. Nobody is “idolizing” Mira Nair, or her views. She is an artist. She produced a praise-worthy piece of work. That is all.

    Two. I take offense at being described as a “fake ‘Moko Jumbie’ Afro”. I don’t see how name-calling your opponent helps your case any. It detracts.

    Three. I do not “harbour a deep seated hatred for India and people of Indian descent”. I object to an objectionable behavior.

    The same objectionable behavior is objected to also by “people of Indian descent”. I cite Arundhati Roy for one. There are also hundreds of millions of so-called “Dalits” who have the same objection to the system of caste oppression to which I object.

    In T&T, the matter is very much alive and became public when the Sunshine Newspaper (Issue #123, ca. Sep 2015) published a facsimile copy of a document entitled “Indian Policy”, that was being anonymously circulated within the indo-Trinidad community. One item of that document was to “make the niggas your slaves”. Another one was to “make the country ungovernable”. Another one spoke of victimizing the Negro in the market place with false balances, and with filth-contaminated roti and doubles. Yet another one adverted to cheating in the SEA examinations using “our SEA marking groups to do so”. Etc. If none of this was corroborated by actual events played out in the media, that would be one thing. But evidence of such a seditious, insurrectionist conspiracy is abundant. Do you expect the Negro host in this country, that built port and plantation in this land, with as yet unremunerated labor, before the advent of the indo aggressor, to sit back and do and say nothing?

    To object to such a seditious and insurrectionist scheme is no evidence of “hatred of India and Indians”. The Negro/Bantu peoples do not “hate”, as a rule. That has sometimes been to our dis-benefit. The cases you cite of “real Africans” in fact is supporting evidence of that. When the indo misbehaves, as they’re doing here in T&T, they elicit the kind of reaction that we saw with Idi Amin’s Uganda, with George Speight’s Fiji, and no doubt elsewhere.

    It is not an either-or proposition. In logic that is called a false dichotomy. Mira Nair the artist has the sensitivity to explore the shades of grey that are present. Such a sensitive soul as Arundhati Roy has the spiritual eye to see it, and to speak out about it. She is not a “self-hating Indian”. But she hates the kind of behavior now entrenched in the society that is a continuing literal and metaphorical rape of a certain segment of the society. I will not let that happen to my too-complaisant people here in T&T without protest. I would damn myself before my Creator were I to keep silent.

    Therefore, I rage. And moreover, I am quite sure to be vindicated in the end. That is a promise of the Most High. It will be fulfilled.

    The Negro/Bantu does not easily hate anyone. And when we are driven to hate, it is of a behavior, albeit easily mistaken as race hatred. That is why Idi Amin expelled the Ugandan Indians, and why (Negro but not Afro) George Speight attempted his coup in Fiji. The indo, on the other hand, evinces a visceral hatred for the Negro — the Rawan — that remains a perplexing mystery until one comes to know Scripture.

    Ezekiel 35:5. “Because thou (Esau-Edom) hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel (Negro Jacob) by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end:”

    Psalms 83:2-4. “For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
    3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
    4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel (Negro Jacob) may be no more in remembrance.”

    Evidence of that hatred are also apparent in brahmanist literature and caste consciousness. You do not even bother to deny it.

    Four. In the very post to which you have responded there is “appreciation and acknowledgement” of Ms. Nair. Yet you lament that these “Moko Jumbi Afros” show no appreciation or acknowledgement of things Indian.

    I remember and echo what Selwyn Cudjoe once said, “what do dese people want?” He of course has since changed.

    I withhold my peace from you and your ilk, but to others I say

    Shalom.

    Psalms 89:23. “And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him. “

    1. The Sunshine newspaper is not a reputable source and quoting this source should be an embarrassment to the writer. It is well known as T&T’s “rag”.
      This Indian Policy document is frequently quoted by Black activists and their cohorts to discredit Indians.
      Does anyone really know its origins?
      It has been repeatedly rejected, disowned and condemned by every organization of Indian origin in T&T and elsewhere.

      1. “Sunshine is not a reputable newspaper…” -Tman (siewdath)

        “…Because i’m indian & I SAY SO…THINK AS I COMMAND!”

          1. You are an educated man. Read Cudjoe’s explanation and definition of “gaslighting” before using it in this context.

        1. No sir, because of the rag’s interminable stream of false sensational, sales motivated stories for which the owner, Jack Warner had to answer to in numerous law suits and pay damages to offended parties.

      2. Does anyone really know its origins?
        It has been repeatedly rejected, disowned and condemned by every organization of Indian origin in T&T and elsewhere.

        The question is is it true? regrettably the policy in question aligns well with known expressed racist indo attitudes in T&T associated with UNC voices at the highest level — e.g. make the country ungovernable — and even more so sdms voices.

        The denials are hollow — mere gaslighting. The document existed, it was being circulated, it leaked. Sunshine did not fabricate it. The jssue is who, accepting the patent truth of the document, has condemned it.

        I withhold my peace from you and your ilk, but to others I say

        Shalom.

        Psalms 89:23. “And I will beat down his foes before his face, and b>plague them that hate him. “

        The plagues have begun.

        1. Quoting tman again:

          This Indian Policy document is frequently quoted by Black activists and their cohorts to discredit Indians.

          Just so it is clear… I am not a “Black activist”, and I view the use of this term as subtle put-down. I resent it and reject it. Still less am I any kind of “cohort” of “Black activists”.

          If you choose to engage me, please engage me on the matters at hand. Obviously, anyone addressing the issue will quote the document, whatever their demographic. That demographic, as such, is not relevant to the truth of the document, as such. Therefore, that you introduce it is to seek, as tactic, to diminish your opponent. I resent and reject that. I also despise it as yet another kind of scurrilous cowardly attack, lacking in merit and integrity.

          for the benefit of my co-ethnics, let me repeat what I have preached before. The term “black” as a term of racial/ethnic identity is a sorcerer’s term of art. We curse ourselves when we use it, for its literal, and vibrational, meaning is “a useless, worthless thing of no value.” The term, “African” is also a racial/ethnic misnomer. We are defined by the seedline of our forefathers, not by any landmass of sojourn. We are more properly called Negro, or Negro/Bantu, despite whatever slur others have sought to attach to these terms… and their variants of greater or lesser dignity. The term Negro is of ancient Hebrew origin, and means “the people from whom come the NEGA (itself a Hebrew term meaning king)” alluding to the line of king David. We the Negro are Hebrew Israelite, more specifically of the southern kingdom of JUDAH, and more specifically still of the noble, royal House of DAVID. We are woolly of hair, and bronze of skin color, same as our Savior, Iyeshuah.

          I say all that to say to my co-ethnics. Wake up from your slumber! roll away the reproach of slavery and ignorance, and reclaim the indeed noble heritage that is ours.

          I am no “Black activist”. I am a preacher, –called, chosen and faithful,– a proud Negro of the noble, royal House of David. I withhold my peace from tman and others of his ilk. But to others, I say

          Shalom.

          Jeremiah 30:8-10. “For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:
          9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.
          10 Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.”

  10. 🙂
    “interesting you fellas should suddenly discover mira nair and idolize her views…” Tariqandalus

    Yoruba,
    Did you or myself state ‘when’ we rist ‘discovered’ mira nair? How does a blue fly know when we first seen her work? Also, did you say anything in the way of idolatry on mira nair’s views? I didn’t…why the does a blue fly buzz so loud?
    It”s almost embarrassing having to rubbish these weak ill researched talking points about kenya and indians in africa. Indians bribed their way into “44th tribe” status in kenta, for the same reason they recently started politically identifying as “black” in south africa… to exploit the government economic set asides for native kenyans and south africans in the form of GOVERNMENT CONTRACT ALLOCATIONS AND L-A-N-D purchases. As is all over the continent and planet, idians have a reputation for obnoxious racism and exploitation of Africans
    Let’s hear from africa;

    https://www.kahawatungu.com/kenyan-indian-landlords-decline-rent-homes-different-ethnicities/

    https://www.theelephant.info/features/2018/03/05/the-44th-tribe-the-asian-question-and-the-politics-of-exclusion/

    Gandhi is a Racist! – Dr. Obádélé Kambon (GMG+)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM3X5-1fwXM

  11. “India’s Death Spiral, Indian Hospitals Plead For Oxygen, Country Sets Virus Record.
    India’s underfunded health system is tattering as the world’s worst coronavirus surge wears out the nation. Neha Mehrotra and Asok Sharma, AP”
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/indian-hospitals-plead-for-oxygen-country-sets-virus-record_n_6082b1dfe4b01e14f0713fe9

    So while Selwyn Cudjoe is busy attacking T&T’s covid 19 response and boasting about being invited by one of the world’s foremost autocrat, PM Modi of India, the world is observing the abject failure of Modi’s response to the virus. Earlier India was heralded as one of the “quad” countries (India, Japan, Australia and the US) that was drafted in to prevent the Chinese and Russian response, i.e. their vaccines, from being used in the developing world. The West gave India plenty basket, as they say in Trinidad, and India took basket like crazy, they still taking basket. The Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine was to be manufactured in India and millions of doses sent to the developing world. It never happened, now India realizes that they don’t even have enough vaccine to inoculate its own people. The West is giving India basket still, pushing them on the front lines to take on China when its population is one of the poorest in the world. But then again the 800 million people, 60% of its population, who live below the poverty line in India, don’t really matter, they never did.

      1. I am sensing a troublesome aura of gloating at the calamity being faced by India. I hope I am misguided.
        Our sincere sympathy goes out for anyone or any country seriously affected by this giant killer called Covid 19. It seems that a cycle of destruction is making its way around the world, sparing no one.
        To derive satisfaction from the suffering of others is simply perverse.

        1. ” …to derive satisfaction from the suffering of others is simply perverse” -Tman

          Agreed! Well said!

          Side note :
          https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-others/tp-blink/The-colour-of-my-skin/article20720274.ece?maneref

          “It is this craziness for white skin…I feel this thing runs really deep here…Once when had an accident on my two wheeler, instead of helping me, the onlookers helped the driver of the car that banged into my vehicle get away. When i asked if this how they treated guests in their country, they said, ‘yes because you are a dog’. ” -Quincy Kendall, an african trinidadian interviewed while living in new delhi, india.

  12. Quoting TMAN

    April 23, 2021 at 10:34 am
    You are an educated man. Read Cudjoe’s explanation and definition of “gaslighting” before using it in this context.

    and

    April 23, 2021 at 10:32 am
    No sir, because of the rag’s interminable stream of false sensational, sales motivated stories for which the owner, Jack Warner had to answer to in numerous law suits and pay damages to offended parties.

    Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse in which the abuser seeks to delude the victim into doubting even simple facts they may have themself witnessed.

    Here your clumsy attempt at gaslighting is to make it out that the Sunshine newspaper is an unreliable “rag”, therefore the Indian Policy document which it brought to the attention of the nation did not / does not exist. Even a 10-year old can see the idiocy in such reasoning.

    In any case, I do not rely on whatever OPINION the Sunshine may have offered, I rely on the FACT of the document itself, which they wisely reproduced in photo facsimile. The same document was also reproduced on at least one Facebook page. So the document existed.

    The only question was whether it was what it purported to be or whether it was a fabrication of some sort. I am satisfied that it was no fabrication. The “policy” put forth is a common-place hindutva view embraced by the SDMS and the UNC. Some items were word-for-word echoes — e.g. “make the country ungovernable” — of statements variously made by Kamla, Sat and Basdeo.

    What was new and revealing was Item #3 — “make the niggas your slaves” — and Item #6 and others which as good as admitted t’iefing in SEA and Common Entrance, using “our SEA marking groups” to do so, and in UWI admissions, and in UWI medical and other certifications. One of the items required indos to act as spies in the ministries and public enterprises. We have seen ample evidence that this policy is well in effect, with confidential documents leaked to the press on occasion when relevant statute made it illegal to do so.

    It was sick, seditious, and insurrectionist. And all too believable. NO indo voice spoke out in condemnation. NONE.

    There was however DENIAL. As you again attempt here. Nowadays we may also use the trendy term, GASLIGHTING.

    Whether I’m “educated” or not is not the point. What I am not is simple. Neither am I a fool. There are regrettably many “educated” fools among our people. Some can be saved out of their folly. Others brazenly “eat ah food”, or like yard-fowl satisfy themselves with mere corn. Still others allow themselves to be blinded by ideology — holding on to slogans like “Africans and Indians Unite” not smelling the stench of “Indian Policy” that renders such unity an impossibility. How could one unite with people that want to make you their slave?

    I serve the Creator, as He requires, in “spirit and truth”. Don’t piss on my head, and from a height, and tell me it’s raining.

    My forefather, Pvt. David Thomas, was not “educated”, but he was no fool. He chose to fight rather than remain enslaved. Another forefather, John Jacob Thomas, was one of the first post-slavery “educated” Negroes in this land. That education was used in service to his people; he did not “eat ah food”; he was no yard-fowl. He recognized GASLIGHTING then, albeit by another name:

    “No, sir, in the name of the Being regarding whose
    existence you and your alleged ‘popular thought’ are so painfully in doubt, we protest against your right, or that of any other created worm, to formulate for the special behoof of Negroes any sort of artificial creed unbelieved in by yourself…” — J. J. Thomas (1889). Froudacity

    You know very well the Indian Policy is exactly what it purports to be, emanating from high-up within the UNC and/or the SDMS. Yes they must deny it, which is why the document was circulated anonymously. But you cannot deny the FACT of its existence, whatever might be the shortcomings of the Sunshine newspaper in your mind or that of alleged popular belief.

    I withhold my peace from you and others of your ilk. To others I say

    Shalom.

    Acts 20:33-36. “I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel.
    34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
    35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Iyeshuah, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
    36 And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all.”

  13. Yoruba,
    One thing..while the sdms is, well…the sdms…do not think for a second that the other brahman-ist groups are fundamentally different regarding relevant issues eh…in fact, the UNC’s new aryan PRO is from the arya samaj sect. Their claim to fame is that they are self-described “reformists” of the varna (“caste”) system. However, as per usual, our boy Dr. Ambedkar saw them coming a mile away, and had this to say about them.

    https://velivada.com/2017/04/07/dr-ambedkars-attack-on-the-arya-samajists/

    Oh, and btw the PRO for the UNC has a “podcast” where he interviews who he values as important…like… Ann Coulter!

    1. Inconvenient:

      I am glad you take the time to track the doings of these miscreants. I certainly have neither the patience nor the time.

      But it is a job that needs to be done as a service to our people. I appreciate the effort you put in so we can have these things at our fingertips for use as and when required.

      Nowadays, ignorance is a choice, and a costly one.

      Shalom.

  14. Quoting Inconvenient:

    April 25, 2021 at 3:31 am

    ” …to derive satisfaction from the suffering of others is simply perverse” -Tman

    Agreed! Well said!

    What you say is true and I do not disagree.

    However, I cannot help but note that the doctrine of karma is ironically in play. The brahminists have certainly mis-applied that doctrine incidental to establishing and maintaining their system of caste oppression.

    Galatians 6:7. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”

    As a preacher of the word, it falls upon me sometimes to warn. Such warnings apply to friend and foe alike. Sometimes the warning will bring to mind one’s own sins of which one is also in need of forgiveness. Therefore, it does not do to turn warning to gloating. Nevertheless, those famous four words — “I told you so” — will come to mind, however useless and unwelcome when they do. God is surely not mocked.

    The Most High judged His chosen people, the children of Jacob/Israel, for disobedience. The judgement was indeed harsh. We Negro Jacob have indeed felt the lash of a cruel chastisement:

    Jeremiah 30:12-15. “For thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise is incurable, and thy wound is grievous.
    13 There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines.
    14 All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquity; because thy sins were increased.
    15 Why criest thou for thine affliction? thy sorrow is incurable for the multitude of thine iniquity: because thy sins were increased, I have done these things unto thee.”

    Now comes the question… what shall be the chastisement of those used to so ill treat us?

    Jeremiah 30:12-16-17. “Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey.
    17 For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.”

    Those that would have made of us a spoil, that still today seek to enslave us, would well have been warned.

    They of course have not listened, and will not.

    Revelations 6:15-17. “And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
    16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
    17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”

    As always the exceptions exist, and will have their reward. As for the rest, those who will not hear must feel. What good for the goose…

    Do not take this to be gloating. This is by way of warning, for those for whom it is not too late.

    In any case, be of no doubt that the promised day of judgement is now upon “that nation” — Esau/Edom and his allies — that the Most High used to bring judgment upon His Chosen.

    Shalom.

    Genesis 15:13-14 . “And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
    14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.”

  15. While the ordinary man and woman in India is suffering from the worst outbreak of Covid 19, stuck with hospitals that have neither enough beds, nor enough oxygen nor enough doctors and nurses, the Indian super rich are leaving on private jets to UAE and London if they could have made it before the ban on flights from India. The situation in India is dire and many are comparing Modi’s response to the virus to Trump’s.
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/indias-richest-people-fleeing-private-100525360.html?.tsrc=fp_deeplink

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/fire-rips-icu-india-suffers-113653505.html?.tsrc=fp_deeplink

    And while all of this is going on, and the ordinary man and woman is suffering, Modi is trying to silence criticism of his government response to the virus.
    “India is once again trying to silence online criticism of its government. Medianama and TechCrunch report that the Indian government has ordered Twitter to pull more than 50 tweets criticizing the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Twitter has since blocked residents’ access to the posts, which included critiques from a Member of Parliament, a minister and prominent members of the film industry.” https://finance.yahoo.com/news/india-orders-twitter-to-remove-covid-19-tweets-164716146.html?.tsrc=fp_deeplink

  16. Quoting Birdie:

    …the Indian super rich are leaving on private jets to UAE and London if they could have made it before the ban on flights from India.

    They can run but they cannot hide.

    This is a biblical plague. The hand of the Most High is present. He is visiting the earth with the long-awaited judgment.

    Joel 2:25-27. “And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
    26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.
    27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.”

    In this visitation, the Most High is putting separation between His people, –notably Negro Jacob, — and those that He sent among us to oppress, to enslave and afflict. He is now judging “that nation” — Esau/Edom and his allies, notably including the indo-Aryan brahminists of India — that He sent to afflict us.

    They still seek to do so. That we see in the “Indian Policy” document here in T&T which in its Item #3 states, “make the niggas our slaves”.

    We see it also more generally with Modi’s hindutva policy at home in India, and indeed around the world. In the latter regard, he has tried to cultivate and project “soft power” using GOPIO and local indo communities as here in T&T to do so. Most recently and ironically, he has used “vaccine diplomacy” in support of hindutva, and in an objectionable way that I labeled here on this blog as “yard-fowl” diplomacy.

    How hath the oppressor ceased! Who doh hear must feel! It is as simple and as elemental as that.

    Solutions sought in the naturalistic sphere will simply not work. What we have in Covid is a biblical plague, the hand of God, raised in judgment. One sign of that in the Indian context is that it was a religious festival — Kumbh Mela — that evidently became a super-spreader for this huge spike in cases. Mother Ganges was/is powerless to save. Ironically again, the Kumbh Mela would have been limited to caste Hindus, implying that caste Hindus would be disproportionately affected — the very ones most favored under hindutva policy and to the detriment of all other castes and religions. The most High has now put a hand.

    2 Esdras 16:1-5. “Woe be unto thee, Babylon, and Asia! woe be unto thee, Egypt and Syria!
    2 Gird up yourselves with cloths of sack and hair, bewail your children, and be sorry; for your destruction is at hand.
    3 A sword is sent upon you, and who may turn it back?
    4 A fire is sent among you, and who may quench it?
    5 Plagues are sent unto you, and what is he that may drive them away?”

    The plagues are sent upon “Babylon, Asia, Egypt, Syria” — in other words all the enemies of Jacob/Israel .

    Jeremiah 16:17-19. “For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes.
    18 And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin DOUBLE
    19 O LORD, 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.”

    With every religion and ideology, they have fooled themselves, and have sought to fool us as well, to keep us from remembrance of who we, Negro Jacob, are as the Chosen of the Most High, and the promise that He would not cast us off forever:

    Psalms 83:2-6. “For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
    3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
    4 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.
    5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:
    6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;…”

    Understand clearly that the Most High made it so that in these latter days there could be no doubt as to the true identity of the Negro, notwithstanding the confederate efforts of our enemies to keep it hidden:

    Genesis 15:13-14. “And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
    14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.”

    At this vantage point in history we know that the so-called “Jews” have not been afflicted for four hundred years. The “Holocaust” does not do it. They are not a fit to this prophecy. Only the Negro/Bantu are a fit. Therefore, as the Most High now brings judgment on “that nation”, it is Negro Jacob that will be spared…

    Not entirely, because many of us will remain caught up in the Gentile LIES of religion/ideology in one form or another, blind to the warning:

    Revelation 18:4. “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.
    5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.”

    The plagues are now loosed, the Most High is keeping His promise.

    Let this therefore be warning to Negro/Jacob to come out of her. Put no trust in the god of Science. Like Mother Ganga, he can provide no protection against a plague sent by the Most High.

    Let this also be admonition also to those — “that nation” — against whom the plague is sent. You cannot run from it, you cannot hide from it. Delhi, Dubai, or London, the Most High’s hand is not too short to reach. But the Most High, in His mercy, allows for repentance. The only catch — if you continue to hate the Negro, you hate Him, and remain His enemy still.

    Shalom.

    Genesis 12:3. “And I will bless them that bless thee (Negro/Jacob), and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”

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