Old Ezra Is Still Apoplectic Over BLP Slaughter
“Two disturbing features of the campaign require mention. Bank confidentiality may have been a casualty of the desire to get power, for manager’s cheques issued in the accustomed manner for campaign contributions were pulled, copied and bandied about in the Press and on campaign screens…
…The other matter is the anonymous peddling of smear and innuendo and sometimes downright lies aimed at politicians on the Internet blogs. Given the deep penetration of the Internet in this country, such blogs allow a politician’s character and good name to be assassinated in circumstances in which he or she has no recourse to the law courts.
That is a virulent threat to democracy and the DLP has been a major beneficiary of this misuse in the campaign and in the recent run-up there to.”
… Ezra Alleyne is beside himself in The Nation News (link here)
A BLP Elite Cries “It Wasn’t Fair That Voters Could Receive Uncensored Information That Wasn’t Favourable To The BLP”
Were I a DLP strategist, I would hope that the now-Opposition BLP would keep listening to Ezra Alleyne – because aside from the issues of Ezra’s hypocrisy and sense of royal privilege that we will address in this article – Ezra Alleyne Just Doesn’t Get It.
The world has changed.
The elites of media, government and business no longer have the ability to censor information from the public. No longer can they control the discussion by ignoring issues and preventing them from being discussed in a public forum. No longer can they make court cases and other news “disappear” from the public record when it suits their purpose.
Poor old Ezra is upset that he can no longer preach from the pulpit of the Nation News, safe and secure in the knowledge that the newspaper will severely limit the ability of ordinary citizens to communicate their ideas to the same readership.
Ezra Alleyne has confused the past ability of the elites to censor information from the public – with some sort of god-given right to do so.
The indignation and contempt for citizens’ free speech that oozes from Ezra in his current Nation News article is evidence of one of the prime reasons that the BLP fell from favour and lost the election.
The whole article reeks of the elitist attitudes and arguments that most citizens now regard with the same disdain that they exhibit upon finding a dog turd on the sidewalk.
Hypocrisy? Thuggery? Thy Name Is Ezra Alleyne and the BLP…
Old Ezra is concerned about “the anonymous peddling of smear and innuendo and sometimes downright lies aimed at politicians on the Internet blogs” and the fact that “bank confidentiality” was perhaps violated when “manager’s cheques issued in the accustomed manner for campaign contributions were (revealed)”
Click on the image to see a full size photo of Owen Arthur’s $75,000 PERSONAL cheque! Click here to read all about it at Barbados Underground.
Consider the actions and attitudes of the Barbados Labour Party, and of Mr. Alleyne himself. Mr. Alleyne is not at all concerned that huge campaign donations are given in secret – undermining citizens’ democracy. He is not at all concerned that his former Prime Minister Owen Arthur got caught red-handed depositing a so-called “campaign donation” to his personal bank account. Oh no… Ezra is concerned that the public found out about this piece of corruption.
We’ve got news for you, Mr. Alleyne – in every civilized democracy “campaign donations” go into “campaign bank accounts” and are accounted for. Cheques that go into the personal accounts of government officials and candidates are called “bribes” or “kickbacks” or “payoffs for favours, past and future”.
Cheques into that go into personal bank accounts of politicians are only called “campaign donations” by the corrupt.
Now let’s talk about “confidential information” being posted on those foul blogs – not just embarrassing cheques made out to Owen Arthur. Let’s start with Mr. Alleyne’s Barbados Labour Party blog and the tab at the top called “Damaging Documents” where the BLP posted confidential documents taken from government records when it suited their purpose.
Let’s talk about the confidential criminal intelligence reports of the Royal Barbados Police Force that the BLP sent to Barbados Underground and other blogs this past election because the reports mentioned the name of a DLP candidate.
Mr. Alleyne reserves his indignation only for the release of information that is unfavourable to the BLP.
Old Ezra, Mia Mottley & Fidel Castro say “Blogs are a virulent threat to democracy”
Like his fallen BLP government, Ezra Alleyne doesn’t know the first thing about transparency and democracy. Like Castro, the BLP and their leader Owen Arthur feared open debate – so they canceled the election debates in a show of raw control over the media and contempt for voters. Typical thug-like behaviour.
We are reminded of then Tourism Minister Noel Lynch refusing to be in the same radio studio as citizen-journalist Adrian Loveridge – after his government had Adrian fired from the Barbados Advocate under threat of removing government advertising from that newspaper. Thugs.
We are reminded of then Tourism Minister Noel Lynch running like a frightened cat from a simple question by radio host David Ellis – only to return to threaten and extort money because a journalist dared to ask a Pampered Prince of the Government how it is that he became a millionaire on a government salary! Thugs.
We are reminded of Mia Mottley declaring that blogs and talk-shows “marginalize Parliament” and that they need controlling by government. Thugs.
We are reminded of Ezra Alleyne using the government’s lapdog, the Nation News, to ridicule citizen journalist Adrian Loveridge for his very reasonable article on the blogs. Alleyne said regarding Loveridge…
“Now I do not, and so far as I am able, will I ever try, to breathe the same air as this minor innkeeper who dabbles sometimes in the difficult art of self-expression in writing…”
… when Alleyne and his thug friends made sure that Adrian Loveridge would never be able to respond on the same Nation News. Thugs
We are reminded that under the BLP government, the police and internet supplier Cable & Wireless refused to investigate the internet death threats against citizen journalists Adrian Loveridge and Ian Bourne and their families when any fool knows that they would have known who the criminals were within 5 minutes of examining Cable & Wireless customer records. But it suited the BLP government to have their critics living in fear. Thugs
We are reminded that under the BLP government, the police and internet supplier Cable & Wireless refused to investigate the internet death threats against Marjorie Knox – an old lady who is a witness in a fraud trial where Owen Arthur and Chief Justice David Simmons are defendants. Thugs.
Once again, the BLP government, the police and Cable & Wireless could have known who the criminals were within 5 minutes of examining Cable & Wireless customer records. But it suited the BLP government to have Mrs. Knox and her family living in fear. Thugs
Ezra and his friends at the Nation News and throughout the old Barbados news media don’t yet realize it, but on election day they were as big a bunch of losers as their masters in the BLP government.