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The hypocrisy of a Caribbean Marxist

Dear Editor,

On Saturday night at University of St. Martin, Comrade Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, was the keynote speaker on the topic of reparations at the Emancipation Day Lecture hosted by Independence for St. Martin Foundation.

During his speech, he said, Caribbean Countries should get reparations from former and in some cases, present colonial masters to repair the under-development they face today. However, Comrade Gonsalves forgot to mention the trillions of dollars successive socialist Caribbean governments have stolen from the Caribbean peoples since their independence from Haiti, to Venezuela and Guyana, and everyone in between.

Present and former Caribbean leaders and comrades are worth billions according to Forbs and Transparency International. These monies should be confiscated from their Swiss and other offshore bank accounts and repatriated back to the Caribbean people that it was stolen from to repair the under-development they face today.

Comrade Ralph Marxist ideology continues to encourage and promote a racist and victim mentality among the Caribbean peoples. John McWhorters' book Losing the Race will be helpful here. Victimology, says McWhorter, is the adoption of victimhood as the core of one's identity. It is a subconscious, culturally inherited affirmation that life for blacks in the Caribbean has been in the past and will be in the future a life of being victimized by the oppression of evil colonialism.

In today's terms, it is the conviction that, 50 years and more after Caribbean Independence, conditions for the Caribbean people have not substantially changed, but have only gotten worse. Not because of the short-sighted bad economic policies of successive Marxist Caribbean governments since independence, but because the evil colonialist still doing we.

Ex-slave Booker T. Washington warned us of these exploiters of the poor when he said this: “There is a class of coloured and white people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

The Portuguese were the first to engage in the New World Trans Atlantic slave trade in the 16th century, in the year 1526, and other countries soon followed. As a Portuguese descendent of the Caribbean’s first slave traders -- comrade Ralph Gonsalves should be the first to pay reparations.  

Again, trillions stolen from the Caribbean people by their leaders since independence and the only millionaires and billionaires the Caribbean has ever produced since their independence ---- from Cuba to Guyana and Venezuela have been the Marxist leaders and their comrade exploiters of the poor..... Don't stop the Voodoo -- it caresses and encourages victimhood.

 

Peter (Gunn) Gonsalves

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