Thursday, June 7, 2018

Trinidad Reneged, Venezuela Save, Jamaica Stab Venezuela

Even before the 2008 recession Jamaica struggled to finance it oil imports bill. During 2008 recession oil prices peaked at US$147 per barrel and if it was not for the PetroCaribe Agreement Jamaica would have suffered more than we did. The PetroCaribe agreement allows Jamaica to buy crude oil from Venezuela by paying only a part of the cost upfront.

The PetroCaribe agreement allowed Jamaica to pay 50% down payment for oil shipments and the other 50% paid back over 25 years at 1% interest rate. This deferred 50% was invested directly into the PetroCaribe Development Fund thus converting sovereign debt into a receivable asset used for Infrastructure development. The fund is the largest domestic investor in renewable energy and independently financed a 45-megawatt wind energy project in south-central Jamaica. Written into the PetroCaribe agreement is an objective that member states should gradually reduce their dependence on fossil fuels.

Since 2005, the amount of Venezuelan oil that has flowed to Caribbean states under Petro Caribe has fluctuated between roughly 86,000 and 121,000 barrels of oil per day and Jamaica accounted for 22,000 barrels per day.

Jamaica accumulated $3 billion of Petrocaribe debt at 1% interest rate payable over 25 years. In July 2015 cash-strapped Venezuela agreed to cancel Jamaica’s $3 billion of Petrocaribe debt in exchange for a lump sum payment of $1.5 billion. The 50 percent haircut wiped Jamaica’s debt slate clean and reduced our debt to GDP. The country now owes less than $100 million to Venezuela for oil shipments received since the refinancing. Jamaica's quota of 23,000 barrels per day under the PetroCaribe agreement has significantly declined to about 1,300 barrels.

To my shock and horror, Jamaica supports suspending Venezuela from OAS. According to Tuesday's voting at the Organisation of American States (OAS) to suspend Venezuela from the 34-member group, Jamaica was among 19 countries to support the resolution.

Jamaica no longer make any real decisions or have any Objective opinions. US foreign Policy is Jamaica's foreign policy, yes sir may I have another foreign policy. We do as we are told because this Government is totally void of any backbone. The USA told PM Holness how to vote and like a good little minion Waste man he does what he is told.

Might as well the US Ambassador becomes our Foreign Minister 

Oil prices surged to around US$80 a barrel last month from under US$30 a barrel in early 2016. I do not see the USA helping us to only pay 50% and owe the rest at 1% using it to create a fund for infrastructure development. Anything the US gives with one hand they take back 10 times as much with the other hand and they will only talk about what they gave to their people never what they took back thus giving the impression if being benevolent.

Trinidad Reneged on Jamaica and PetroCaribe Saved us  

On November 09th 2004, The Caribbean Single Market and Economy moved a step closer on Tuesday with the signing of a Heads of Agreement for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) between Prime Minister P.J. Patterson and Prime Minister Patrick Manning of Trinidad and Tobago. The Memorandum of Understanding provides for the supply of approximately 1.1 million tonnes of LNG per annum by Trinidad to Jamaica at agreed prices for twenty years.

The MOU also involves trade in the bauxite and aluminium sector and should fulfil Trinidad’s longstanding desire to participate in the industry. This intention was recently enhanced with the announcement by ALCOA of its decision to invest US$1 Billion in the construction of a smelting plant in Trinidad. Central to this investment is the combining of some of JAMALCO’s alumina production with Trinidad’s abundant energy resources.

The Prime Minister observed that the MOU was a win-win situation for CARICOM as the investment in Trinidad by ALCOA and the US$800 Million expansion of the JAMALCO refinery represent a US$2 Billion injection in both countries that would undoubtedly impact the CSME in a profound way. Prime Minister Patterson said the importation of LNG would assist in meeting Jamaica’s energy policy objectives of diversifying its energy supply mix from a virtual dependence on petroleum.

I do not know about you but at the time I was as happy as a pig in slop because this was a major milestone progressive regional movement. This represented regional maturity, we were going to work together finally for mutual development. We would not have to export our raw material to developed first world countries but to another Caribbean/CARICOM country and develop the final product of a major resource locally. Trinidad and Tobago would supply us with gas at a special price and we could reduce our production cost from 46 cents per kilowatt to about 25 cents per kilowatt.

It will also provide economic strength to Jamaica the third largest market within the Caribbean Community for goods manufactured in Trinidad and Tobago. Around that time Jamaica Imported US$1.4 Billion worth of goods from Trinidad and Tobago and exported only US$19 million to Trinidad and Tobago.

This was seen as a threat by the Trinidad and Tobago’s Manufactures association and their private sector. They enjoyed a commanding Trade surplus with Jamaica and did not see any reason why the Trinidadian Government should provide Jamaica with oil and gas at a special rate below market rate so that Jamaica’s manufacturing sector would be able to compete with Trinidad and erode their market share. Trinidad and Tobago’s Manufactures association and private sector as well as members of their political class lobbied their Government forcing them to renege on the Memorandum of Understanding signed by both the Governments of Trinidad and Jamaica. As a result the Bauxite expansion projects for Trinidad and Jamaica was also cancelled.

The amazing thing is, this was not the first or the last time the Government of Trinidad and Tobago reneged on signed agreements. One would thing that Jamaica would have learnt from our experiences dealing with T&T but Jamaica keep going back like a battered wife, in the name of brotherly, regional Caribbean family love and Trinidad keeps reneging and for many years we continue to import US$1.4 Billion worth of Trinidad crap and they keep putting up barriers to our export. At one time Trinidad stopped a shipment of Jamaica beef patties claiming they cannot source the beef and it may have come from countries with mad cow disease and for health reasons and will not allow it into their sand bank. On many occasions Trinidad would export products to Jamaica, labelled made in Trinidad in order to enjoy special CARICOM rates but later we found out that Trinidad imported the goods from some country, slap a made in Trinidad label on it and export it to Jamaica.

The war of words between Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago over the twin-island republic's decision not to comply with a 2004 agreement to supply Jamaica with 1.1 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has provided the first real test of just how strong is the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Trinidad's decision not to go through with the agreement has incurred the wrath of a number of private sector bodies, most notably the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) and the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ). The association reiterates that this whole sordid affair has left a bad taste in our mouths and we are very wary of future negotiations and trade relations with the twin- island republic of Trinidad.

In 2005 Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez came to our rescue, Petro Caribe was agreed upon and signed and the rest is history.

Friday, June 1, 2018

The Demonisation of Raheem Sterling

The demonisation of Raheem Sterling is being televised. He might be playing for England but the English media have gone out of their way time and time again to highlight the fact that he is not one of them. British racist have a saying they love to spout every chance they get: "If a dog born in a stable, it doesn't make it a horse" if they will not accept British born minorities as one of their own then what chance will the Jamaican born Raheem Sterling have and yes they are that stupid going around talking crap about dog and horse.

Poster Child for Everything Bad?

Whenever the British media have something negative to highlight about the English FA or the English World cup squad they use Raheem Sterling’s picture as a poster child of everything that is wrong with English football and I am sure when that squad fails it will be Raheem Sterling fault. When Raheem Sterling was leaving Liverpool for Manchester City the Daily Mail UK wrote an article cursing out Raheem Sterling then calling him the “Jamaican Winger” not the English Winger.

My suggestion Sterling would be to quit England National Team because I believe they are setting him to be the fall-guy. They have already set the stage and if the England campaign goes wrong they will try to turn a nation against him. Quit England and concentrate on club football because the English can be a very ungrateful backstabbing bunch. Another Jamaican born player, playing for England John Barnes endured racism throughout his career especially at the hand of the National Front. Sometimes it is best to leave ignorant people alone instead of fighting to being them glory, they will never appreciate it.

The side of Raheem Sterling the English media never tells you about:
- His father was shot dead when he was 2 years old
- Had to fight poverty before becoming a pro footballer
- Donates £1m to the Greenfell Tower victims 🇬🇧
- Paid funds to build many schools and playgrounds for poor inner city in Jamaica 🇯🇲

"He had British soil under his feet and Jamaican blood running through his heart”

The Shoe bomber Richard Reid was partly of Jamaican decent, born and bred in the UK, never been to Jamaica, spent all his life in the UK but that fool became Jamaican once he tried to blow up a plane. Take Germaine Lindsay for example the British-Bomber of “Jamaicans descent” was described as Jamaican. The man was born in Jamaica, yes, but was NOT bred in Jamaica. He left Jamaica at age 5 and spent his entire life in England. Got all his education and all his socialization from the United Kingdom of Great Britain. He was a failure of the British Society but that did not stop one British reporter from saying "He had British soil under his feet and Jamaican blood running through his heart” that speaks volume to me and I will never forget hearing it. I remember Ben Johnson was Canadian when he was winning races and breaking records but as soon as he failed that drug test Ben Johnson became a dirty no good Jamaican. We found out almost immediately that he had Jamaican blood running through his heart.

Illegal Tattoo, such evil

But what have Raheem Sterling done to deserve this attack? Well he got a tattoo of a gun on his right leg and that is enough for the racist British media to go on the attack. Raheem Sterling is Black and Jamaican born compared to Joey Barton a white English born Anglo Saxon and he will never be given the benefit of the doubt and the chances white English born Anglo Saxon Joey Barton got.

Joey Barton is the brother of the murderer Michael Barton who was sentenced to life imprisonment (with a tariff of 17 years) for his involvement in the racially motivated murder of 17 year old Anthony Walker in 2005. Anthony Walker was found with an ice axe in his head after being ambushed by Michael Barton. But the crimes of the Brother does not belong to the young lad Joey Barton that would be unfair because Joey Barton is more than capable of wrapping up his own criminal record.

No matter what Joey Barton does, no matter how disgusting an act, the British will go out of their way to find an excuse for it. Over the years I watched Pundits after pundits go out of their way to defend Barton and his crazy ways. Whenever the English want to make light of something nasty they prefix it with the words "The Lad" or "The Poor Lad", “the young lad”. Make no Mistake Joey Barton is an English creation as they bend over more times than I can count to accommodate him and his criminal ways.

The life and crimes of Joey Barton are too numerous to list so here is a small sample:

In July 2004 Joey Barton started a mass brawl in a pre-season "friendly" against Doncaster.

In May 2005 he broke a 35-year-old pedestrian's leg while driving his car through Liverpool city centre at 2 am.

Then he was arrested on suspicion of assault and criminal damage after an alleged argument with a taxi driver in Liverpool while going to his hotel after a match.

In 2008 Joey Barton was sentenced to six months' imprisonment for common assault and affray he was released early then in that same year Joey Barton was given 4 months suspended sentence after admitting assault occasioning actual bodily harm on former teammate Ousmane Dabo during a training ground dispute.

He was charged twice by the FA, first for the Dabo incident and the second for punching over the Morten Gamst Pedersen in the stomach.

He was twice fined by former club Manchester City for stubbing a lit cigar in the eye of young team-mate Jamie Tandy at a Christmas party and for beating up a 15-year-old Everton fan at City's team hotel in Bangkok during a pre-season tour.

**Just to name a few!

While out on an 18 month ban for football betting he was given the job as Manager of Fleetwood Town and TV Pundit. Raheem Sterling can only wish he had Joey Barton’s luck and colour because this is white British Privilege.

April 2004 – Storms out of Eastlands before kick-off after being axed from the Manchester City side to face Southampton.

July 2004 – Sparks a mass brawl in a pre-season "friendly" against Doncaster.

December 2004 – A Christmas bash for Manchester City players sees him stub a lit cigar into the eye of young team-mate Jamie Tandy. He is fined six weeks' wages by City.

May 2005 – Breaks the leg of a 35-year-old pedestrian while driving his car at 2am in Liverpool city centre.

June 2005 – Involved in a spat with a 15-year-old Everton fan at City's team hotel in Bangkok. Again he is fined by City.

October 2006 – The bad blood with Everton fans continues in 2006 when he drops his shorts in the direction of home fans at Goodison Park. He is fined and warned by the FA for his conduct.

December 2006 – Blasts England players releasing autobiographies after an unsuccessful World Cup campaign. "England did nothing in the World Cup, so why are they bringing books out? 'We got beat in the quarter-finals, I played like s***, here's my book'. Who wants to read that? I don't," he says.

February 2007 - Makes his England debut against Spain, replacing Frank Lampard, one of the players he was thought to have aimed his earlier criticism at.

March 2007 – Arrested on suspicion of assault and criminal damage in an incident involving a taxi driver. He is alleged to have ripped out the cabbie's radio because he would not wait at a McDonald's drive-through while Barton got food. He is later found not guilty of vandalising the taxi. His cousin, Joshua Wilson, 19, admitted doing the damage.

May 2007 – Involved in a training ground incident with Manchester City team-mate Ousmane Dabo, who presses charges. Barton admits assault and in July 2008 is given a four-month suspended jail sentence. In November 2008 he is also given a six-match ban, with a further six suspended, after admitting an FA violent conduct charge relating to the incident.

June 2007 – Sold by City to Newcastle Utd for £5.8 million. Aims parting shot at City boss Stuart Pearce, blaming his departure on a "relationship breakdown" between the pair.

November 2007 – The press reacts furiously to a studs-up challenge on Sunderland's Dickson Etuhu during the Tyne-Wear derby. "Ban him" screams the News of the World headline. He escapes FA sanction.

December 2007 – Sits out Newcastle's Boxing Day game through injury, but goes drinking in Liverpool city centre afterwards. In the early hours of December 27 he gets into a row in a McDonald's and violence again breaks out. Drunk, Barton straddles his victim, punching him repeatedly in the face. He is refused bail and is forced to spend the New Year behind bars.

May 2008 - Admits assault and affray and is jailed for six months, of which he serves 74 days at Strangeways prison in Manchester,

November 2008 – Escapes FA action after an on-pitch incident involving Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor. Media reports claim Barton made a racial slur but Agbonlahor decides not to pursue disciplinary action.

May 2009 – Sent off on first game back from a long-term injury against Liverpool for a wild tackle on Xabi Alonso. Suspended by club following claims of a dressing-room row with manager Alan Shearer.

Violent conduct
November 2010 – Charged with violent conduct by the FA after allegedly punching Blackburn's Morten Gamst Pedersen during their Premier League match.

August 2011 – Admits "exaggerating" the contact made on him by Arsenal player Gervinho who was sent-off for hitting Barton.

August 2011 – Newcastle transfer-list Barton, making him available on a free transfer. Signed by QPR on a four-year deal.

August 2011 – Goes on Twitter and television to criticise Wolves midfielder Karl (or Kelvin, as he called him) Henry's aggressive style of play. "No-one knew Kelvin Henry before he started kicking lumps out of me," said Barton.

October 2011 – Claims the FA tried to get him to moderate his language on social networking website Twitter before insisting he had no intention of doing so.

December 2011 – Dismisses comments made by Newcastle managing director Derek Llambias, who he calls owner Mike Ashley's "fat mate", and asks Llambias to take a lie detector test over the midfielder's exit from the club.

January 2012 – Is sent-off against Norwich City for headbutting Norwich's Bradley Johnson. The decision is vigorously contested by Barton but he loses his appeal.

January 2012 – Launches an amazing attack on recently sacked QPR manager Neil Warnock, telling him to "shut it" and comparing him to hapless film character Mike Bassett.

January 2012 – Unleashes an online tirade against the FA, labelling them an "Orwellian organisation" in need of a "drastic shake-up".

February 2012 – Makes a series of online comments about John Terry ahead of his trial for an alleged racist remark but escapes prosecution from the Attorney General.

March 2012 – Hits out at QPR fans who booed him during a poor performance against Liverpool.

May 2012 – Banned for 12 matches by the FA for his red card at Manchester City and subsequent behaviour. Barton was sent-off for elbowing Manchester City's Carlos Tevez and was later found guilty of kneeing Sergio Aguero from behind then headbutting Vincent Kompany.

June 2012 – Is punched in the face after getting embroiled in an altercation with two men in Liverpool city centre.

June 2012 – Is fined six weeks wages and stripped of the club captaincy by QPR after being sent off for elbowing Carlos Tevez in the final match of the season against Manchester City.

January 2013 – Involved in Twitter row with former Germany midfielder Dietmar Hamann - calling him a "maggot" and a "dog" after Loic Remy decided to move to QPR and not Newcastle.

'Rodgers having a mid-life crisis'
April 2013 – His loan club Marseille are forced to apologise to PSG after Barton gets involved in a Twitter row with Thiago Silva, calling him an "overweight ladyboy".

August 2016 – Says that newly appointed Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers of having a "mid-life crisis" in a radio interview.

September 2016 – Barton is sent away from the Rangers training ground after an alleged altercation with Any Halliday, a team-mate, following a 5-1 defeat by Old Firm rivals Celtic. Later apologises "unreservedly" on Twitter.

September 2016 – Is suspended by Rangers for three weeks after having a meeting with manager Mark Warburton. When asked if he is still a Rangers player by a reporter, he responds: "I think so."

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Dehumanisation and Demonisation of Black People

  • White woman called the cops on a black real estate investor checking out a house.
  • White woman called police on black man moving into his apartment.
  • White Woman called police on Black student at Yale fell asleep in dorm lounge while doing her paper.
  • Nordstrom Rack employees called police on three teenagers shopping for prom cloths.
  • White woman Called Police on Black guest checking out of their rented Airbnb.
  • White woman called Police on two Native America brothers during a Colorado State University tour. White owner of a Golf club called police on a group black women who they said were playing too slowly.
  • White Women called police on Two Black man sitting in Starbucks.
  • White Woman called police on Black folks having a barbeque in the park.
  • White people called police on Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr for being in his own house.

The list goes on and on, considering American police favorite pastime is to shoot unarmed black men and then go on paid vacation.

I was told by an English person online that Enoch Powell was a prophet who predicted that people of different races could not live together. I do not agree with that assessment. Enoch Powell was not predicting anything, he was expressing is hate and declaring his wish. He was instructing people not to accept racial unity, he was sowing the seeds of hate and once the idea was out there the rest was easy. Enoch Powell did not want a Multicultural, Multiracial Britain and so he instructed people to resist it out of fear and hate, setting the stage racial division.

It was an excuse to socially engineer racial division. There are those people in and out of power who believed what Enoch Powell said and lived their entire lives trying to socially engineer that end and when they were finished they stepped back and looked on their work pleased it the outcome. Employing constant rejection and exclusion to create dysfunctionality from a semi-literate subsection of society too stupid to realise just how self destructive you have become. You reap what you sow!

The More Black people shout "Black Lives Matter" is the more racist White people go out of their way to prove that Black Lives DO NOT Matter!

Kingston Dub Club - Out of Many - One People!

Growing up in Jamaica was an experience I will never forget, never regret and I would never trade for anything. I cannot think of anywhere else in the world I would rather have been born. Life is about being happy, content and enjoying each experience as it comes and growing up in Jamaica for the most part was a wonderful experience. Looking back I now on my life, I realize that the good times were so very good and the bad times … well they were not that bad.

I am not saying we do not have our share of problems in Jamaica, because we do but I would rather deal with the daily Jamaican Almshouse than the Almshouse overseas. For one in Jamaica I am not a minority, it is not about my skin colour and as such I do not have a Minority Mentality created by racist white people design to contain me, to suppress me and make me think less of myself. I believe growing up in Jamaica allows me to experience my full potentials, to be who and what I want to be.

Growing up in Jamaica prepares migrating Jamaicans to better deal with deal with this type of First world bigotry because we were not indoctrinated with a minority mentality from birth. Yes some may develop that minority mentality over time but I believe most are just too damn Jamaican to suffer that faith.

I am so happy to be born and bred in a country where I can get up every day and feel like a normal human being, being black is not what comes to my mind and adds no pressures to my daily life, we are just yardman and yardwoman confident in my own skin. We feel like we belong to a society even though some of us can cuss Jamaica so. I cannot imagine to be born in a society that tries to tell me from birth that I am nothing or less than nothing. A society that tries to dehumanize me on a daily basis, where constantly I am just looked down on as dirt, treated like scum of society and a criminal simply because of my skin colour.

My Government Cabinet

In those societies from the day they are born they are nothing but black, forced to live black and when I say that, I mean their societies definition of what it is to be black. That nasty disgusting negative association that they constantly try to put on people of colour. Life is so short and a constant struggle even without having race as an issue. It is hard just to me a man, women, father and mother in this world then throw on this racist concept of being black and it is like you are carrying the weight of the world. Especially in the US, UK and EU with the rise of Racist Far-Right movements and in the UK where they are targeting legal black people for illegal deportation.

My Opposition Shadow Cabinet

I am happy that for the most part this is not my reality. I was able to grow up free from this racist yoke and allowed to develop free of people trying to dehumanize me, demonized me because of my blackness. We have other problems on my island but that is not one of them, beaten constantly beaten over the head with my blackness. But I do feel it for my brothers and sisters who are in this situation.

Imagine being born and bred in a society, grow up in a country and not knowing any other and the people of that country constantly telling you that you do not belong. Being followed in stores, handbags clutched when they see you, they cross the streets because of your blackness. Being stopped and treated like criminals when you are trying to go about your business. Every action design to dehumanize and demonize you and make you feel less than a person but they must NOT win, stand tall and stand proud

No one will call the police on you because you are black
I watched a news report that said more and more Black American and Black British are going on Black retreats in Black countries where they can at least feel normal for a month out of the year. Free from having their blackness used against them, the stress of being black in a white world as they take a break from racist white people, if only for a short while. "Many of them are turning those frustrations into acts of self-preservation, and are spending significant money to get outside of the country and away from the people who make them feel that way".

I am happy that this is my reality!

What is happening now is a renewed attempt to dehumanize and demonize black people. It does not matter how educated you are. It does not matter how professional you are, what University you attended, how how salary you get. It does not matter how law abiding you are.  It does not matter how well dressed and well-mannered and respectful you are. It does not matter how much you carry yourself with style, class and grace. None of that matters because these type of racist people see black skin colour and for them that is enough.

I am happy that this is NOT my reality!

WHAT is important is that Black People continue to be educated, continue to be professional, continue to be law abiding, continue to be well-mannered and respectful. Continue to carry yourself with style and grace because if you do not then they win. 

Be the best and the brightest 

In order to compete with their white counterparts a black person must put in 200% while their white counterpart can only put in 70% and still get the promotion and salary increase. Black people are the last to be hired and the first to be fired. Good hard working black people try to raise their families to be good upstanding human beings and they get no respect from the society they are trying to build because when some racist white people see Black people, they see criminals, they try to make us out to be criminals and that is because their hearts are full of pure hate.

Without the Pressure of Race!
There was a time when I thought things was getting better, when I thought we were making progress. For example in the USA, it seems to me that having a black President created a kind of white racist backlash where every racist was now free to crawl out from under their ignorant rock and express their hate, put it on display for the world to see. Having a Black President seems to make it possible for a racist white President to come to power riding the waves of that racist backlash and throwing more fuel on the racist fire of hate.

When I look at where I'm coming from
I know I'm blessed, and I close my eyes and smile
Sometimes I feel like
The richest man in Babylon
And I've done my best
So everything's alright inside

Oh every morning, Oh every morning
I rise, I stare at the sun
I know it is a blessing
So when the evening comes I
Lift up my eyes to the hills I'm blessed, oh man
With my two hands in the air as far as I can
As far as I can
I can, yeah
My two hands in the air as far as I can

The More Black people shout Black Lives Matter is the more racist White people go out of their way to prove that Black Lives does not Matter!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

The Commonwealth of Nations - Jamaica's Future?

The 53 member state of the Commonwealth of Nations was founded on December 11, 1931, back then it was called the British Commonwealth. The Commonwealth of Nations is one of the most useless and worthless organization and I challenge anyone to show how being a member of this dog and pony show contributes to our lives or our development, it adds nothing to our daily existence. The Commonwealth of Nations represents one of Great Britain’s biggest failure since losing its empire but that is by design. It represents the failure to evolve from Slavery, Colonialism, from Commonwealth into something more meaningful and beneficial for all.

The Commonwealth exists with no sense of direction, no sense of purpose and exist in limbo. The British have never defined their relationship with the Commonwealth Realms or Nations as a “Special Relationship”, that title is reserved for the United States of America. Up until now we have been nothing but a bad reminder of their enslavement of us and their rule over us.

The 53 member states of the Commonwealth of Nations have no real relationship outside of the normal country to country relationship. There is nothing special about us and being a member of this club does not come with any privileges. Now and then we might hear that the Commonwealth dig a well in some village or provide a scholarship but that is as far as it goes. There is no social and economic benefits being a member of this Commonwealth and it does not even offer protection from attacks, just ask Grenada. To say it is useless and worthless is an understatement, it only exist to make members of the British Royal family and delusional British people feel good and nostalgic about days of old. I am a Republican but I respect the Queen, this grand old lady have been with us for about 90 years and we are use to having her and there is love for her BUT do we really want an English King when the Queen goes? Really!

Once every couple years we get together for rubbish game no one cares about and that dog and pony show called the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting where heads of Governments take pictures with the Royal Family to show their importance by association. The British Government will then attempt to lecture us about something they consider us backwards on and that is it. NOTHING comes from the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, no grand declaration and no economic and social benefits. The only reason why the Commonwealth of Nations might have some importance this year over all other years is because the British went and voted Brexit, to leave the European Union and they are trying to hedge their bets, saying rubbish like at least they still have the Commonwealth to trade with and Empire 2.0. I find this new attention and importance from the British insulting because we only have value when they the British want something, we exist for their benefit only.

Then there is CANZUK which is a union within a union based on race, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, the inner white circle who always have each other’s back and will turn on the other non-white countries at the drop of a hat, NOT to be trusted because a country like Australia have been trying to exterminate their indigenous people for decades and everyone looks the other way.

Why we are still a member of this club, I do not know. Why we are still a Constitutional Monarchy with the English Queen as Head of State is still a mystery to me. We get nothing from the United Kingdom who have been trying to pretend we do not exist fearing we might cost them for a change and busy trying to deport our people from their shores but like beaten dogs we continue to hang around the back door hoping for scraps. What little scraps the British might throw our way is NOT a gift or aid, it is not possible for the British to give former slave colonies aid. That is like mugging a man at gunpoint, pistol whipping him and robbing him of every red cent and penny only to turn around years later and give to him the wealth you stole, one penny/cent at a time and expect a big thank you. You cannot give me back what is rightfully mine and expect me to thank you. It is not aid but a small down payment on reparation or as I like to call it Wealth Redistribution.

The Commonwealth of Nation makes me feel used and cheap because the British knows how to get around us. They have been using tried and true colonial methods for centuries and we are so stupid we continue to fall for it. Isolate the chief, leader sing him praises make him feel privilege for the attention and then bribe him with gift and before you know the British will annex your entire country with your leaders help. I am not against moving forward but it will never be on British terms at our expense.