The absurdity, the irony, is sometimes too much for me to consider. We are an island and a people with a history firmly rooted in the inhumanity and horror of slavery – yet we ignore the world’s largest system of slave labour camps and get down on our hands and knees in gratitude when the Chinese Communists throw some inflatable boats at our Coast Guard.
Everywhere we walk on this small rock we see traces of our past. We see plantation houses and touch carved walls that were made by hands of slaves. We go to the Barbados Museum and look at the chains and branding irons and think of the horrors that happened right here where our children sleep.
We worship in the same churches as others who were born into slavery. We visit the harbour and think of the slave auctions and tour the Amistad and talk the talk about how it must have been…
But for filthy money we are willing to ignore the largest slave-labour organisation on the planet: the Laogai slave labour camps of Communist China.
Show Barbados Boycott The Olympic Opening Ceremony?
Meet Pastor Cai Zhuohua, who spent the last three years in a slave labour camp making official footballs for the 2008 Olympics. His crime? Unauthorized possession of bibles.
It is outrageous that of this country named Barbados continues to fawn over the Chinese Communists.
Summer Olympian: Official Olympic Soccer Ball “The Great Wall Star” Unveiled
Hey… Let’s all buy some of these Adidas Soccer Balls!