The madness must stop

December 15, 2017
Guns seized by United States Customs and Border Protection agents which were destined for Montego Bay, Jamaica.

"What's the matter with the world, has the world gone mad? Nothing's wrong with the world, it's the people that's in it."

Those words were immortalized by the late Lou Rawls in the song that was released in 1979.

That was almost 40 years ago, but the words are ever so relevant today. Let's start with here at home.

What the hell is going on with us? When it's not people getting shot left, right, and centre, especially out in western Jamaica, it's females being sexually assaulted and murdered.

In the past week, there have been reports of an 83-year-old woman being raped and beaten to death, a 60-plus-year-old woman being raped and beaten, and a teenager murdered and believed to be sexually assaulted.

Is this how depraved we have become, where we live in a country where our women and children are fair game for what seemingly is a growing number of sexual predators walking among us?

It makes me sick to the stomach. Women and children used to be off-limits. What changed?

It is now clear that no one, whether it's women, girls, or babies, is safe from the monsters that have been unleashed among us.

What is clear is that Jamaica needs its own special victims unit, a force numbering hundreds to ferret out and eradicate the vermin. We cannot continue living like this. Jamaica has gone from being a beautiful country with beautiful people to one where the people are no longer beautiful.

The people have gone mad. The madness, however, is not unique to us.

On Wednesday, an accused pedophile almost got elected to the US Senate. It took a strong turnout of black voters to prevent him from joining an already diabolical set of politicians intent on raping the poor and middle class of that country.




But, like the millions of Africans on whose backs America was built, their descendants helped save it from those who would seek to plunder for the sake of their Christian god.

Isn't it now time that these descendants of the builders be afforded equal rights and justice?

It is madness that this systemic racism exists in the USA today, but it only continues to exist because the people who are oppressed are not united. The descendants of the slave masters are united in thought about suppressing the so-called minorities, but like the Alabama elections showed, great things can be achieved if the minorities step up to the plate.

Consider this, if these so-called minorities united, they would no longer be the minority. Then they could rightfully claim what is theirs. The madness has got to stop.

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