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“The white people in this country are more powerful than Castro is in Cuba. We have two laws in this country, the extreme one which serves the blacks and not so fortunate and the other customized “we would make up as we go along one” which serves the whites and people from higher echelons. Where are the Hamas and Hezbollah when you really need them?”
…from the Barbados Underground article One Law For The Medes And Another For The Persians; The Johan Bjerkhamn Affair
More racist calls for violence from the favourite blog of Hartley Henry – DLP strategist and confidante to Prime Minister Thompson
Sharing the concerns of some other Bajan blogs, BFP long ago dropped our sidebar link to Barbados Underground Blog – the de facto active blog of the governing Democratic Labour Party – for a number of reasons including BU’s willingness to publish articles and comments that communicate support for the most foul racist positions. Some recent immigration discussions at Barbados Underground target West Indians of Indian heritage, whites and asians as being “unacceptable” races for immigration to Barbados. The BU blog publications even go so far as complaining about the high fertility rates of Indians and calling murdered Canadian tourist Terry Schwarzfeld “white trash”.
The chief editor of Barbados Underground “David” has cautioned that black Barbadians should breed more as they are being left behind by Indians.
Barbados Underground published comments from readers calling for genocide. Consider these two gems…
“The elimination & extinction of sub-human, half make Europeans from this earth will undoubtedly bring about a more peaceful, stable & morally uplifting world.”
“I support the call by Sir Shridath Ramphal on ethnic cleansing. This country should control the build up of any particular ethnic group outside of the Black population of Barbados. Particular emphasis must be place on the Indo-Guyanese scums & the rat catcher/mango seller Indians & Pakistani.”
Barbados Underground Blog is the venue of choice for Hartley Henry, DLP party strategist and confidante to Prime Minister David Thompson.
Mr. Henry has used the BU blog to publish exclusive writings not published anywhere else and Barbados Underground frequently repeats Mr. Henry’s Barbados Advocate newspaper columns in full without copyright problems from that newspaper. Mr. Henry used Barbados Underground to publish an exclusive article alleging a lesbian affair between The Nation newspaper journalists and a political leader in Barbados.
Discussing the Johan Bjerkhamn shooting
When Barbados Free Press published our article Once again Barbados police use race and/or class-based decision making and allow an upper-class elite to escape justice, among the reasoned comments we had the usual crowd of racists spewing their vitriol – but we have standards here at BFP so we canned most of those comments and sent the authors packing.
We have limits here, but that is not the case at Barbados Underground where racism and calls for genocide are “free speech” … or perhaps merely the agenda.
Race is always just below the surface in Barbados.
That’s a reality on this rock stemming from way back when the white minority owned the black majority. It is also the truth that the descendants of the plantation families on this island own a disproportionate amount of land – or did. Things are changing but not as some folks thought they would – in part because it is also the truth that many of our so-called “black leaders” have sold off our publicly-owned lands and personally profited from their elected and appointed government positions. They elevated themselves and their families by stealing from the rest of us. (As an aside, have a look at the new Dodds prison. Does that look like three-quarters of a billion dollars to you? Me neither. So where did the money go?)
Even Environment Minister Elizabeth Thompson had no problem disenfranchising a Bajan citizen because he had a different skin colour than the Bajan majority. (Article & video here)
My woman and I have very different skin colours. Our children are different from both of us. My sister-in-law looks nothing like the rest of her family but that is common on this rock where the different races have been bedding each other for centuries whether they care to admit it or not.
I don’t know what the answers are for Barbados, but I suspect things will work themselves out in a few more generations with a little more cross-race bedding.
“It’s difficult to not like that white, chinese, indian or black neighbour if they married your cousin last week.”
Yup, more inter-racial love might be the answer…
…but fuh shur I know that Barbados Underground’s call for Hamas and Hezbollah to target the whites and indians is not the answer for Barbados.
Words matter. The people at Barbados Underground should be ashamed of themselves.