Our regular readers know that to a person, the BFP team stands directly opposed to “doctor” Ikael Tafari’s philosophy, world view and agenda. We believe that his stance on the legalisation of marijuana and so many other issues makes him an inappropriate person to hold a government position as a representative of Barbados.
That said, there is a certain humour to be found in studying how Tafari thinks. His worldview is so warped that it is actually entertaining to try and decipher how he connects the dots.
With his single minded agenda and a consciousness that is raised above that of mere mortals through the inhaling of burning THC, Ikael Tafari’s analytical skills can best be described by the phrase “1+1 = green lawn chair with talking mongoose”
Why Did The Windies Fall?
According to Tafari, it was those damn “neo-colonial” forces, of course! (That’s code for “whitey” conspiring to keep us poor black folk down)
Why did the West Indies once dominate international cricket?
According to Tafari, when the West Indies dominated cricket, it was BECAUSE of Black Power and radical socialism! When we fell, it was because England couldn’t stand to see a bunch of blacks winning!
That’s it, folks. For poor pot-smoking Tafari, we po’ black folk be always held down because of them damned whiteys.
No matter how Tafari carefully crafts his words, he is still a racist at heart whose philosophies continue to impose a mental ball and chain upon each new generation he encounters.
If a student lacks a slave’s attitude, Professor Tafari will do his best to personally install those mental chains of racism. It is self-defeating madness to allow him access to our youth. It is self-defeating madness to continue to publicly fund his racist rantings and to give him the credibility of a position with the Government of Barbados.
This is our government representative to the world – the Director of the Commission for Pan African Affairs…
from The Nation News…
Then, in the most assertive period of our history in modern times, the 1970s and 1980s – fuelled by the Black Power movement and radical socialism – gave birth to the Lloyd and Richards teams that propelled us unquestionably to the top.
However, with the defeat of the radical movements of that period and the resulting counterforce of the resurgent neo-colonial powers in the 1990s, we began a long political descent as the gains of earlier eras were one by one reversed. Insularity in the regional team again raised its ugly head. And England and Australia – alarmed at the dominance of a cerebral game like cricket by an invincible black team – feverishly pumped superior material resources into the game, building cricket academies and borrowing our own master-strategies of the 1980s.
… Ikael Tafari in The Nation News African Crossroads: A Warrior’s Last Dance