We were made slaves but don’t define yourselves by that inferior status!

 

By Stanley Collymore

 

I was born free and from birth fully endowed with the

Godly gift of liberty and the inalienable freedom to

become whatsoever it was that constructively I

wanted to be. Then quite loathsomely and

unexpectedly the Arab plunderer who

had previously commandeered part of our African

continent now at the combined and complicit

behest and imploration of the Jew and the

white Caucasian suddenly appeared in

my beloved country and thereupon

savagely proceeded to abruptly

take all those expectations

and earnest ambitions

which I had entirely

and permanently

away from me.

 

Forcibly and barbarically kidnapped I quickly

became one among millions of others who

over several centuries, and in the most

horrendous of conditions imaginable,

were heartlessly transhipped from

our respective lands in Mother

Africa which we would never see again,

across the Atlantic Ocean to work in

constant servitude on the islands

of the Caribbean and likewise

in the Americas for the Jew

and similarly exploitative

white, European men

and their evidently

gutless women.

 

The repressive loss of our human dignity combined

with our blood, sweat, tears, enduring labour and

even our deaths providing the huge financial

prosperity that they – our exploiters – and

even their indolent descendants in the

21st Century still richly savour. But

for all their corrupted privilege,

greed and arrogance God doesn’t sleep!

And as sure as my determined spirit

roves in you my dear descendants

I’m enormously confident that

however long it takes the day

of reckoning will ultimately

come for those that freely

wronged us – the Useful

Idiot Arab, avaricious

Jew and, of course,

the seasoned and

very abundantly

accomplished,

white and oh

so barbarian

Caucasian!

 

© Stanley V. Collymore

3 August 2016.

 

 

Author’s Comments:

In 1833 the British parliament debated a motion whether or not to abolish slavery in its colonies and most notably among them those in the West Indies. This was a decision embarked on, notwithstanding the opposition to the very nature of slavery itself by the likes of William Wilberforce and others, both Black and white, not as a result of any twinge of conscience by those including these same parliamentarians who had profited immensely from slavery and were still doing so at the time or any moralistic reasons but principally through financial considerations. In short, although still a hugely profitable enterprise for many of the white and privileged elites among Britain’s population, in reality slavery had become an economic millstone – and not dissimilar I assure you to what Trident will likewise in the not so distant future also become – around the neck of the British nation.

 

However, with slavery’s eventual abolition in the British Caribbean territories and the white slave owners paid disproportionately massive sums of money, in today’s (August 2015) terms amounting to billions of Pounds Sterling for the loss of their “property” or “chattel” – namely their slaves – while neither the slaves themselves nor their descendants were ever given a single penny collectively among them for what was iniquitously and systematically done to them, despite all that and even after the Emancipation Act was passed in the British House of Commons every slave: whether man, woman or child, still had to compulsorily work freely as though nothing had changed for the next FOUR consecutive years for their so-called slave owners before they could be “legally” be classified as no longer slaves.

 

All the Caribbean Islands and most particularly so my ancestral homeland of Barbados commemorates the emancipation of our people; and although this was no panacea for our people it was nevertheless the first step in a long road to where we are today. And as Barbados celebrates this momentous occasion in both psychological and physical terms for all our people, here on our beautiful island as well as in our extensive Diaspora worldwide, on behalf of my German Partner and me, both of whom are currently here in Barbados and will be participating in these celebrations, I’d like to wish every Bajan wherever you are on Planet Earth and our fellow West Indians all the very best for the future. HOUSE NIGGERS EXCEPTED!

 

And in closing I would like to pay tribute to our designated National Barbadian Heroes listed here: Bussa; Charles Duncan O’Neil; Clement Osbourne Payne; Errol Walton Barrow (Founder of independent Barbados and the Father of our Nation); Samuel Jackman Prescod; Sarah Ann Gill; Sir Frank Walcott: Sir Garfield St. Auburn Sobers – legendary cricketer and the only living Barbados Hero; Sir Grantley Adams, a former Premier of Barbados; and Sir Hugh Springer, former Governor General of Barbados; as well as all our ancestors who played their part in making us who we currently are.

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