BLP Government’s Use Of Racial Slurs As A Strategy
Let’s get one thing straight so that Mr. Brandford knows where we at Barbados Free Press stand: we are sensitive to comments about race because some of us and our children are of mixed race.
If Mr. Brandford were to use a racial comment against my son, I would immediately see to it that he apologised. And Brandford would apologise very quickly – I can assure him of that.
For too long we listened to the last government’s use of race and colour to divide our people. We saw how Owen Arthur, Liz Thompson and other members of that government did not hesitate to call out racial slurs against their opponents. If Thompson couldn’t argue on the facts, even on national television she dismissed her opponent as being “Caucasian“. Former Prime Minister Arthur called blacks who disagreed with him “negrocrats” and “oreos“.
It was, and remains, an evil practice – made more evil still when it was adopted as a BLP party strategy against then Leader of the Opposition, David Thompson. Mr. Thompson is of mixed black and white parentage, so he was called a “redman”, “white”, “englishman”, “great white hope” and even that favourite racial slur of Liz Thompson “Caucasian”. (BFP article here)
The BLP operatives who were hired to run the disgusting “Exposed” blog constantly use skin colour and race against non-blacks. Bajans of Indian heritage are called “curry boy” while persons of lighter skin colours are disparaged at every opportunity.
Taking a lesson from a racist whites-only political party in Switzerland, the “Exposed” blog featured an article about kicking non-blacks off the island and used a modified version of the Swiss nazi-like poster to illustrate it. They attacked blogger Ian Bourne for having lighter skin and threatened to murder Ian and his wife.
They also attacked citizen journalist Adrian Loveridge as being “white” and threatened to murder Adrian and his wife. They threatened to rape his wife and burn down their hotel – and bragged that nothing would be done about these threats they were making on the internet because, they said, they worked for Cable and Wireless and had the support of government.
BLP Blog Supports Threats Of Violence And The Use Of Racial Slurs
And knowing all the racial slurs and threats of violence by the “exposed” blog, the reaction of the BLP government was to link to the “exposed” blog from the official BLP blog and to feature their articles! And the BLP blog still remains linked to “exposed” even though the BLP government, the police and Cable and Wireless were formally notified of the murder threats over seven weeks ago.
The Barbados police, Cable & Wireless and the BLP government were all in a position to know the identity of the person(s) threatening murder, arson and rape within 5 minutes of looking at Cable and Wireless customer records – but they have done nothing just as “exposed” bragged.
Albert Brandford & Nation News Use Negative Imagery Of Our Prime Minister’s Parentage
It can be seen that for the past 14 years the BLP endorsed the use of racial slurs as a strategy to maintain power and attack opponents – so I guess it is natural that a BLP lapdog writer at the Nation News like Albert Brandford would continue to use race against our new Prime Minister…
“DAVID THOMPSON has finally achieved his life-long ambition: to be the Prime Minister of Barbados.
Newspaper photographs of his swearing-in ceremony last Wednesday portray a smugness that reflects his inbred sense of entitlement.”
… from Albert Brandford in the Nation News article “The Money Factor”
The Nation News & Albert Brandford Should Apologise To Prime Minister Thompson – And To The People Of Barbados
We have come to expect very little professionalism and quality from The Nation News. God knows that the paper and most of the staff left behind any sense of public duty years ago.
Brandford’s article is nothing more than a biased political hit-piece – and that’s ok. It is not like we haven’t seen one before at The Nation News. That’s life. That’s politics. At least you can clearly see where their bias is.
But this business of negative racial comments and racial slurs from the writers at The Nation News must stop.
Barbados deserves better than this evil and divisive practice by the largest printed daily.
As for all of us at Barbados Free Press – we’ll make do with the online edition of the Nation News until Brandford and the paper apologise to David Thompson. Not one more coin will go from our pockets for a paper edition of The Nation News.