I played Portia at about fourteen years of age and a favourite Shakespeare verse
is from The Merchant of Venice.
PORTIA Then must the Jew be merciful.
SHYLOCK On what compulsion must I? Tell me that.
PORTIA The quality of mercy is not strained;
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath: it is twice blessed;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:
‘Tis mightiest in the mighties; it becomes
The throned monarch better than his crown;
His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty,
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this scepter’d sway, -
It is enthroned in the heart of kings,
It is an attribute to God himself;
And earthly power doth then show likest God’s
When mercy seasons justice. Therefore, Jew,
Though justice be thy plea consider this
That in the course of justice none of us
Should see salvation: we do pray for mercy;
And that same prayer doth teach us all to render
The deeds of mercy.
Semite (desert people) connections in the family came with Edwin.
Taylors were originally sephardic Jews and sephardic Jew is about
descendant of Abraham only. It is racism. The features are still there:
Edwin’s hooked nose, two of his brothers have long very hooked noses.
John looks more like the white side of the family but Jan inherited a small bump in her nose:
SHYLOCK: (soliloquy as he sees Anthony, in the distance)
How like a fawning publican he looks!
I hate him for he is a Christian;
But more for that, in low simplicity,
He lends out money gratis, and brings down
The rate of usance here with us in Venice.
If I can catch him once upon the hip,
I will feed fat the ancient grudge I bear him.
At school we had a few Eastern European Jews who had settled.
Instinct is like ducks take naturally to water, which they can do without
but find a pond and they know instinctively. A genetic memory, something in the genes,
like hysteretic, a Greek word, it is a tendency to revert to form which is inherent -
like the magnetic theory - iron has inherent magnetic properties.
Jewish history is one of indoctrination. In the beginning, Moses was at the head
of a group that decided to get out of Egypt and when he left them for a while
they went back to Isis, the bull headed Goddess of the Canaanites,
a matrilineal tribe went into the desert and a patrilineal came out.
Moses made a lot of noise, nobody argued with him and they were indoctrinated again.
There are two powerful factors in character:- one is genealogical/hereditary and the next,
Coming from a Carib perspective, which is mine, and a world of abundance,
no poverty, no starving people, no work, without gods, leaders and religions
– there are two forces good and evil; there is no need to worry about the good
because it will always be good and that it is evil about which there must be concern
- of freedom and independence where the earth was our mother and the sky is our father:
The theory of Zionism is about sanctions from an only God, a covenant with a
built in God-benefactor that is innate, cellular and in their DNA, which cannot be
changed and they shall continue to dominate. Whatever they do, unlike Christians,
who have to work at it, is right. They are absolved, not responsible, do not have to
believe in anything, and do not have to think.
They have cornered the religious market are going to heaven and
are above all international law. The real history of modern Palestine is
that the British had a real government machinery in Palestine; it was a colony,
for all intents and purposes and the British pulled out not because of any
generosity or any magnanimity but because they were forced out. They had to run
otherwise they would have been all killed off.
In the absence of the Jewish religion in the island, the switch to Plymouth Brethren,
clean and unclean, chosen and un-chosen, was inevitably.
Blood is sacrosanct to race, and doctrines of purity claim that “the purest blood
- O-negative” - is what Adam and Eve had. Eve corrupted their blood with an
outside child and in order to be purified again and to produce a pure-blooded
tribe God told to marry only O-negative women and kept them in the wilderness for forty years,
over a generation; and that is why only those born of two negative parents were allowed
to enter the promised land.
These things can be done because people are fooled by a book organized to confuse.
“People here do not understand the power and the influence of the Zionist
community or the Zionist controlled community. They run the whole dam thing nearly.
They are in control of the markets, where the money is you find the Zionist.
Another name for the Zionist is t…… sons of b…...” Rocky clarifies.
“I loved you Merle.” I said.
“And I say I love you. At your optimum best you are a world-renowned,
brilliant, unique a giant. There is no ceiling. The sky is the limit.
There is not a drop of whore in you. The problem is that you were so out of everyone’s orbit. I remember some photographs with you and Errol [Prime Minister Barrow] somewhere, people just do not have a clue about your life; it is too complex for them to understand.
“All I know is that when people ask about you I say she was the most brilliant,
most beautiful etc. and you are the first woman I met that made me laugh.
I will tell David that we are talking again.” Merle said.
The only sign of her religion was the absence of pork but they were
many around at the time, who did not eat pork and had more dietary
and cultural restrictions – Rastafari for example. There, in a corner,
was her Menorah – seven-pronged candle stick – M – representing
from and Or meaning light sat on a shelf. Those were the only visible
or oral expression of a religion. Never mentioned was the holiday of Purim
when Jews celebrate the deliverance of an ancient Persian Jewish community
and no talk about chosen people.
Merle, did not then and today does not know what distinguishes
Sephardic tribes from Ashkenazi ones. All she knows of her ancestry
is that her family were gypsies in Russia. Ashkenazi have nothing to
do with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Sarah or even Hagar. Merle is not of the
people of the Bible she is a later day convert. One of those people from where is Russia now.
Merle’s ancestors would have lived on the shores of the Caspian Sea
in the kingdom of the Khazars. At the beginning of battles between Christian
and Muslim, around 740 A.D. the king, converted himself and his country to
Judaism so that he would not have to fight in the Crusades.
Only some aspects of Jewish religious traditions were adopted and passed down
from generations and this makes, to such and extent, generalized behaviour.
Many of these new Jews linked up with the Jewish – Nidhe/diaspora – Zionists bankers
and Western capitalist and traded.
The Russian empire expanded to include the Khazars and many of these converts
were seen as exploitive, hard-hearted oppressors – parasites, petty traders,
speculators, and Bolshevik overlords and from the time of the Revolution
until mid-thirties a large number were in the top echelons of the party and the secret police.
“In all the world they are saying the Jews have taken power in Russia,” Litvinov remarked.
“… A campaign against economic crimes netted astonishing number of Jews,
whose names were prominently announced in the press. More than 500 trials
took place in the early 1960s for the crimes of embezzlement, speculation in
foreign currency, bribery, and connections to foreigners;
117 individuals of whom 91 were Jews, received the death penalty.
That so many Jews were among those arrested is no surprise,
as Jews were prominent in certain areas of the economy. ”
The Gates of November Chronicle of the Slepak Family by Chaim Potok
Stalin’s two five-year plans had brought a better life for some.
Religion played no part in the Soviet Union so Communist Jews
cruelly and remorselessly tried to incorporate their fellow men back into Russian culture.
“In only a few years the intermarriage rate of Jews in the heart of the Soviet Union reached 25 percent.”
“Nothing but blind loyalty. Voldodya had repeatedly felt his father’s brutal
singlemindeness of purpose … sudden rages and evasive answers in defence
of party policies … ‘Sometimes,’ his father replied, ‘a disease requires that healthy
tissue also be cut away. In order to be sure that all the enemies of the state were removed …
The class struggle is now in its fiercest and most dangerous stage.
Look at us, we are surrounded by capitalist enemies. Isn’t it better to arrest
and prosecute a hundred innocent people and catch among the one spy than to let
the spy go free…
Whenever you cut down trees, chips will fly in all directions. …
Stalin was certainly a great person. He did many positive things for our socialist state.
Yes, he made mistakes. The party will correct them. … You see why the party cleans its own ranks? Even the great Stalin cannot evade the watchful eyes of the party.”
… The Gates of November Chronicle of the Slepak Family by Chaim Potok
Between 1968 and 1986, 270,000 Soviet Jews - 12.5 percent of Soviet Jewry -
had emigrated. Ninety percent of the Jews in Palestine are this type.
Some went directly from the Soviet Union some via America and Europe.
These are the ones, who built and build on Palestinian land even as they
talked and talk with the United Nations to agree to let Palestinians have autonomy.
These are the ones who will never leave Palestine and then they quarrel when
Arabs resort to violence and when a Jew does it; it is not terrorism.
The history is like obeah: complicated to explain;
it confuses with the Bible and the many spin offs and different aspects
all linked up with history and vengeance is mine saith the lord and
pursues bitterness to the end of the world.
“They are using these things for their gain. They have been able to trick the world.
It is a very deceptive situation. People see these ‘persona’ and they say descent
of Abraham. They have everybody thinking the sons of Jacob are wreaking havoc
on the earth today.” Says African Hebrews on the island. “Let them teach everybody;
just do not tell people they are us. What we have is not a religion; it is a way of life.
“A real Hebrew, black like me, goes to the synagogue for evening service
and opens the Torah and begins to read Hebrew and these people,
who are converts to a religion and are not the ethnicity, look over the
shoulder with surprise. Hebrew is my language; I am supposed to know it;
they borrowed it. Their language spoken was Yiddish.
They could not even speak Hebrew; it is only now sixty years later that they learnt it.
What about those black Jews from Ethiopia, who emigrated and are treated separately
and badly and Israeli claim that they are not Hebrew and have stopped immigration
from Ethiopia. That is racism. Moses married a girl from Canaan she was a
African/black woman, a Canaanite. It is not now, this thing is a deep historical something.
“Abraham’s grandchildren were Esau, who was first born of a twin with Jacob.
Edemities is descendants of Esau. Esau came out red and hairy,
Jacob who would become Israel came out darker. King David subdued the whole of Israel
– sons of Esau lived south of Israel.
“Hear them with the “eye for an eye” vengeance – all that means is that
punishment should fit the crime. It does not mean to gore out eyes.
The shaven baldness in the middle of the head and the two side lock curls
is how they interpret the law in Number 19:27, where it says you shall not
round the corners of the hair nor mar the corners of they beard.
So they got the corner with the hair and the rest in bald.
All this means is when the hair is cut do not make demarcations keep the natural lines.
See them with fringes hanging out from under their clothes it comes from Numbers 15:37.
“The festivals: take for instance: this is how they are: today Thursday
the Jewish business closed their doors; they are celebrating Yom Kippur,
the Day of Atonement – the day to ask the creator forgiveness of last year’s sins.
Yom Kippur falls in the cycle of the Moon. The moon has three days of darkness
and Yom Kippur falls on the first day when the new moon can be seen with the
naked eye, that would be Friday, but the day is changed because the fast would
have ended on Shabbath and to cook is not allowed on Shabbath so they adjusted so they will have a lapse before the Shabbath.”
Spread the imagination across the landscape of the day and the age of the stories:
Jesus met a man with demons and they were sent into swine; so do not eat pork.
There is no reason not to eat pork now, except for dietary reasons. Pigs are
scavengers and during a time when five thousand men were killed and
another twenty thousand one time when the lord supposedly sent
and angel and did it. All these corpses and nobody buried them
and birds and beast eat them up and the land would be overrun by
animals feeding on dead people. With no water in the desert
certain dangerous funguses and certain mildew form on earthenware pot.
Make sure that excreta is done in a corner and not in the open.
The rules are in Leviticus – in Africa when a chicken is shaken,
they call it voodoo but a Jewish ceremony shakes about a chicken
and that is sacred tradition. These things have no theological sense -
like walking around Abraham’s tent and not eating anything with split hooves.
Many things in the Bible have explanations - scientific explanations
like how to get the desert to flourish: about 60 years ago during
excavation little pots were found in which were the remains of shrubs.
They could have been fruit bearing trees in the dessert, the explanation,
God made them flourish in the desert – was that the leaves of the trees
collected condensation on them.
Ezekiel describes wheels within wheels and an engine,
which can be copied and constructed, but the purpose of
which points to space. Like space travellers,
who appeared at Sodom and Gomorrah and told Lot not to look back.
A rocket was taking off and the reaction of exploding gases caused
devastation on people. There is science behind a lot of miracles.
Every thing can be explained even the big bang.
Leviticus’ codes or laws were about civic and hygienic
conditions of the body and spirit many of which are not necessary now.
Stuck in an orientation of it was “given” “it” has turned into God,
and God has to keep a specific people pure in order to bring
across his revelation and in order to control minds. Each culture has revelations;
everyone’s story has their own embellishment. The Chinese, one of the oldest, had a flood.
At home it is a walk to a new statue called Emancipation Statue every 01st November.
Start a new dance or anything it will catch on like wild fire – nonsense,
but people love getting involved with nonsense. Get some people and do
something that sounds good and soon it is all over the world and part of the 144,000.
“Merle,” I said, “let us use your talent for getting into the heads
of people and open a church and make lots of money.”
Merle had arrived to the island not too long before I met her.
The year was 1975 and in the background of our innocence was
Space Research Corporation of which my boy friend was General Manager.
The Israelis, the CIA, the United States National Security Council, company,
the government of Barbados, were involved up to their teeth in shipping,
through Israel, weapon technology and prototype shells to the apartheid
regime in South Africa. The amount of information presently available in
a large amount of books out on the subject proves the guilt.
Down the incline on the opposite side of the road on the beach,
a Jewish man that worked for Union Carbide that was our Prime Minister’s
contact and who had recently brought back a Jewish wife, Sarah, was not
yet deported by the incoming Labour government as a CIA spy.
I met Merle while I published and co-edited a magazine, HERS.
We lived half mile from each other on the West Coast, hung
out at Sandy Lane and became good friend. She had a few Hobies
and her, then in the early twenties, live-in lover ran them.
“Every time I have a new lover I have to send him a card -
‘Now you are twenty one today.” She laughed. Merle liked young men.
I was twenty-nine and she was forty-one.
She was the best psycho-therapist and she taught me techniques.
She worked at the psychiatric hospital, gave counselling,
wrote articles for my magazine and supplemented her bills at
Sandy Lane with letters of appraisal of the staff.
Her patients included, the wife of the leader of the Opposition,
my friend the live-in lover of Errol, the Prime Minister, fellow psychologists
and psychiatrists, lawyers and magistrates. First Merle looked after their mental health.
“You are my only friend, the rest of them think that they are my
friends but they are not, they are my patients, they cannot be a
patient and be my friend.” Merle said.
One patient is the now “Aegis” – who I had met sometime in the late 60s,
when she first arrived on the island - at the time she was the girl friend
of a soon to be famous black Barbadian author, Tom Clarke.
The name is used for Zionist activities - she protects, supports and sponsors
Zionism on the island. Somewhere around this time - in the mid-70s Aegis
went and did her part for Israel; she spent a year in the kibbutz.
She, a painter began to make pottery and I bought a great deal of her early work – none lasted.
There was a time of absence brought on by Merle’s request for me
not wear shorts around her present twenty-ish American youngster
because she could see how “he looked at me.” Aegis dated his young friend.
“I will be back when he is gone.” I said.
During the absence Merle hooked a young water sports man
whom she had pursued. He was involved in an accident in the
sea and this along with a conversion to Christianity was used.
To him: “God does not want you in water sports.”
To me: “I am a Christian and I cannot hang out with you any more.”
Unbeknownst to me financial hardship set in on her, circumstances happened,
conditions arose under which reactions automatically took place.
What happened was not so much a decision but a simple knee jerk reaction,
not an active mechanism but an accommodation from what had happened
previously in her life. There is no other possible explanation other than a
preconditioned reaction in the physical and social sense - self-preservation.
Preserving self goes no further than self.
Self-preservation is like a guard on a gun, which is only the seconds
before the trigger finger moves. It comes through genes and
residues of characteristics carried and can lay dormant but
can manifest itself if activated. It is not necessarily a conscious nature.
Self-preservation is the doorway for encroachment on spirit,
will and soul and once triggered and followed to its logical
conclusion is destruction like Samson bringing down the roof down on his head.
Merle married the water sports young man and became
a leading member of a new Zionist evangelical church,
she converted the weak and greedy: my paste-up good friend for a life time the artist, t
he child psychologist, nearly everyone that had worked around the magazine and t
ailored their religious needs.
Psychology and theology were the means used to gain an advantage: to wreck
and damage those with background and history, to hurt creative souls with
imaginative and thoughtfulness, those that cared, protected and sent lifelines,
those, who set aside viewpoint, stuff and support mechanisms and picked up
and communicated in a sense that came by a natural genuine care and interaction.
And at that time the society, on its way to self-destruction, did not care; they said to hell with them.
“I prefer you when you were a Jew.” I said.
Soon her young husband, who was a capable electrician was employed like most of
my former friends, among Zionist businessmen. All received lots of work or
jobs and good wages. The new husband worked hard and built a house with
all the comforts.
A natural proficiency saw the young husband and now co-partner in
Christian counselling surpass her narrow selfish vision and he became
a real and sound biblical scholar, which brought the relationship to its end.
They divorced, sold the house and divided the profit.
Merle is comfortable and having achieved in the way in which she did,
she dares not act differently and no God in which she has faith and
trust will demand from her a test to give up comfort for to acknowledge
the truth is to interface and face the same detrimental forces.
She cannot get out of this milieu, for when called upon, no matter
how infrequently, she has to perform for Israel and has to return to that
pool that does not care and will use to advantage. She can only utter words without meaning:
“The difference between you and me is very simple. I have chosen to
receive the connection offered me by the creator of the universe.
I do not need anything else. To have someone connected to me is very burdensome.
It is a lot off me. Here is the problem everything is perfectly true.
Job had everything and was always worrying that his children
would do something to displease God. In one day all his cattle
and children died because Satan said to God you think this Job
likes you a lot. And people said to Job: ‘Why don’t you just own up to how you sinned.’
And Job said: ‘I really did not do anything.’
He somehow survived in the end he got more money more house etc.
“People say you have the patience of Job but look
what Job had to go through in order to become patient.
Tribulations worketh patience. God is real and he knows
that you need patience and he is taking you through a lifetime of tribulation
so you will get the patience you need; so shut up and keep writing.”
What a spoilt policy of non-intervention and lazier faire.
Merle knows that they are a law unto themselves and the
island is so tempered that they can do the most blatant wrong
and nobody condemns: the newspapers no: columnist cannot
write anything unfavourable to Israel for they will not print it.
Business people are threatened with the removal of business
if they do not act as they want. Even websites run scared.
The United Nation anti-Defamation League pulled out of the
launching of its own United Nation Peace Envoy, AJA’s book
in which he called the Israeli wall apartheid. Aegis’s son Aegis’ son is David,
a raving right-wing Zionist, was please to announce at the Hall that he was
the one, who got the launching of the book pulled. Aja is close relative
to the then Labour deputy Prime Minister. The university is mostly destroyed.
The whole of the island knows but they paid lip service and nobody wants to touch them.
The lofty ideas, the impression of fair-mindedness, righteousness
and the Ten Commandments means nothing. The last commandant
thou shall not covet is translated as what is yours is mine.
How good, how lucky to move into the island pay down on a
house at the end of the road and in the end friends own the
whole of St. James. Follow that philosophy and get a castle in Tel Aviv.
Now she says of the Zionist: “When they come to talk to me
about you I say nothing. Like Jesus I do bother to answer.
‘Who are you?’ They asked him. ‘Who do they say I am?’
He said. He does not put himself on the chopping block.”
It is a power game and there will be much conflict with one
another as the Muslim are with each other.
A poltroon is a spiritless coward, who has lost the quintessence of life,
which is to do what is right and living true to self.
“The things I have done for greed.” She once told me
– that greediness made her betray her best friend, the
only friend she had, who she would let know her moments of anger.
“This is a friendship tester.” She turned up after a day and said.
The person, who when the supermarket were sending
the debt collector pulled out her cheque book and wrote
a cheque for six hundred dollars. That was 1976 and she has never thought
to return the favour. I was naïve and in a dangerous place for
I was surrounded with greedy, insincere Jews.
Zionism existed along ago but in the early 20th century
they had to crawled out from crevices. Merle and the
new Zionist/evangelicals took over just like the new Zionist/evangelists
leaders in the United States, like the Rev. Jerry Falwell.
These “mixed- marriage,” churchgoers, are organised into a
powerful political force both on the island and in the United States.
They helped return Bush to power.
Merle’s new husband’s sister married my childhood friend who
was the artist for my magazine. “I am not talking to you if you do not
believe in Israel.” He said and this became the cry for the now
thousands of Zionist on the island who do not know that they are Zionist.
They have been indoctrinated to believe that Jesus will not come
again unless a state of Israel is set up with these people.
“It is better that the Palestinian children are killed
because they will grow up to be terrorist.” One faithful indoctrinated
Christian/Zionist told a columnist.
Every time there is an attempt to show a black
Christ the island’s station is bombarded with threats.
Every writer who has written anything unfavourable about Israel
has been censored, Zionist on the island threaten boldly to remove their business.
In 2001, a few weeks after 9/11 in a rare meeting Merle announced to me,
what she taught in the privacy of her organizations
“The House of Naomi” and “The Living Room” and at the underground
synagogue and all the other offshoots now founded around the island:
that she was from the leading tribe of Judea and designated to rule.
Merle was there when they burnt out my house, stopped markets for my books,
did their best to denigrate me in the eyes of the community,
spitefully and viciously maligned and scandalized our name,
brutalized me and my son and have done every imaginable act to give
a negative cast, to pull down and to discredit our work. To say nothing,
represents security at any cost. It is nothing personal; me and my family are
just observers - an experience of sacrifice.
She is not the only one, that is just part of the course.
These people are seen in high places sitting at the top table.
They are moles, sleepers and have their own agenda and as long
as the people of this country allows them, they will always use
this island and its people. It happens all the time and although
better is known it is not possible to tell somebody to be careful for
they will say: “I do not believe.” It is a matter of money and power.
Nothing can be taken at face value. They say: “I am your friend,”
and we should you say: “O.K. prove it.” Even the bottom of the ladder,
allegiance is not owed to our country in which they live,
work and make their money and in some cases in which they are born;
it lies elsewhere. They belong to Jerusalem whatever colour they are;
it is where their loyalty lies.
I accept Merle for the best that she can be expected to be.
She will not be against or will not actively try to destroy my
country because this country does not matter to her it is only a vehicle.
Hamas won Palestinian elections in January 2006 and by 12th May
Aegis had set up a lecture entitled Israel in Perspective.
I knew that this was an opportunity to smear Hamas’ name as much as possible.
“When these Zionist use our great Halls to smear Palestinians,
you must allow the Palestinians time to defend themselves.”
I rang our main Hall to complain.
“I know you would know, come and listen and fill me in.”
Said the great grand daughter of a newspaperman and
great political activist of the 30s and 40s, who was murdered, Clennell Wickham.
I went along with my great anti-Zionist friend, who is the stepsister
of John Prescod, the deputy Prime Minister of England. Her mother
was married to his father. The great granddaughter left me tickets
and David was at the desk. I did not greet him. Merle arrived at the
Hall with Aegis on the arm and they sat up front in the highest place.
We sat in the back seats.
“Depends on what happens tonight. Are you a Zionist?”
I said to a man who had come up to me and asked if I would
return the next night because he was an archaeologist and he would be giving his lecture then.
“Labels! Labels!” He said.
“Then do you think that the state of Israel should exists.” I asked.
“Of course, archaeology etc. etc.” He rattled on.
“Why is it that only the Jews can take back? I want to take back America?
The fact that I cannot find the pieces of Mayan tablets that the Catholic Brotherhood
mashed up does not me that I cannot say I am going to take back the Americas.
And while you are at it you can give back Africa to the Africans.
In every tribe in the world they name themselves after their word for people.” I said.
“I never thought of it that way.” He said.
Listening on was the Zionist media watchdog, Karen Dear.
The owner of the public relations firm that worked for Aegis,
was a long time acquaintance and friend of the family and that night
he tried to put Dear to sit next to me. I shook my head no but he did not understand.
He tried again and as she approached I said finally a loud: “No.”
The night’s speaker began with compliments to the island in the most
disingenuous way and for anyone, who follows events in the Middle East
he was setting the stage for what Israel did to Hamas in the following months.
My friend walked out immediately. I went out side and called her back.
“I want to critique this for …… , hang on a little longer for me.”
He came to the biggest lie “Hamas and al Quedo are sister terrorist organization. They are terrorist.”
“i.e Sharon, Moshe Dayan, Meachin Begin and Golda Meier.” I said quietly.
“The answer lies in yet another Jewish contribution to the shape
of the modern world: the scientific use of terror to break the will of liberal rulers. …
It was to become a commonplace over the next forty years, but in 1945, it was new. …
“Its most accomplished practitioner was Menachem Begin, …
In December 1943 he took over control of the Revisionists military arm, the Irgun.
Two months later he declared war on the British administration. ... Bu his colleagues,
led by Yizhak Shamir and Nathan Yellin-Mor, carried on an unrestricted campaign
against Britain. …He blew up CID offices, the immigration building, income tax centres,
and similar targets. On 06th November 1944 the Stern gang murdered Lord Moyne,
the British Minister for Middle East Affairs. … Cold –blooded killing by the Sternists
of six British paratroopers in their beds on 26 April 1946. Begin …
got Haganah to agree to blow up the King David Hotel, where
part of the British administration was housed. …
At lunchtime on 22 July 1946, six minutes ahead of schedule abut 700lbs of high
explosive demolished one wing o the hotel, killing twenty-eight British, forty-one
Arabs and seventeen Jews, plus five other people. A sixteen year-old schoolgirl
gave a warning phone call as part of the plan. There is a conflict of evidence
over what happened next. Begin always insisted that adequate warning was
given and blamed the British authorities for the death. He mourned the Jewish
That did not necessarily mean a rapid British withdrawal, however.
So the terror campaign continued. … two British sergeants, Clifford Martin
and Mervyn Paice, who had been captured for this purpose, were hanged
on Begin’s instructions … He also mined their bodies.
This gruesome murder of Martin and Paice, who had committed no crime…. ..
It emerged later that Martin had a Jewish mother. … Now they [the British]
decided to get out as quickly as possible and leave Arabs and Jews to it.
Thus Begin’s policy succeeded.” …A History of the Jews by Paul Johnson
“Shut up I did not come to hear you.”
The woman next to Karen Dear said with the nastiest intonation.
I did something, which I did in the high court and got away with it.
My case had been brought against the Attorney General but it was over
the actions of court marshals so their fellow officers harassed me in subtle
ways ever time I went to court. One day I wanted to pass something to my
junior lawyer and I motioned to the clerk of the court, a female, my intention and she nodded OK.
Immediately I took my seat the court marshall was in my face.
“I am in charge of this court and anything you want to do in here you have to ask me.”
I looked around the court and the judge was looking away:
I mouthed the words right there in his face: “Fuck off.”
I said. He saw that I had outwitted him. This court marshall
had more decency than Karen Dear, the Nation news reporter.
I did the same to this Jewish woman. I mouthed the words “fuck off.”
Not one word was heard. Until this day John Prescod’s stepsister
swears that I said not a word for she was sitting next of me and did not hear.
The Jewish woman as she looked back was the only one who saw my mouth.
The next few days Karin Dear was allowed to use the Nation not only to
slander but to write what the lecture really was about to malign Hamas.
A lowly man of the court had more decency and sense of fair play than this
newly arrived to the island zionist.
“Racist slur mars lecture by Karin Dear
“Anti-Semitism reared its ugly head at Frank Collymore Hall last Wednesday night,
leaving several members of the audience visibly shocked. “#@ * & You Jew!”
spewed a Barbadian woman in the audience who had been chatting continuously
from the beginning of a lecture entitled Israel In Perspective and delivered by
political analyst, author and expert on the Middle East, David Dolan. The incident
occurred when another Barbadian woman seated in the row in front of her turned
to the woman and asked her to ‘please be quiet so I can hear the speaker.’
“Visibly shaken by the expletive verbal attack against her,
the young woman turned away in silence, rather than risk further confrontation.
The woman who had mouthed the verbal assault subsequently left the hall before
the lecture was finished. In a brief interview with the SUNDAY SUN at the end
of the evening the young woman said she was appalled by the words hurled at her
and said that she was not even of the Jewish faith.
“Hamas, which has declared Jihad against Israel as its central
tenet won the January, 2006 election, defeating the
Palestinian Liberation Organisation. I have to say this about Hamas,”
he told his audience. “It is in every way a twin sister organization to the
al Qaeda movement. It shares the same philosophy, the same ideology,
the same religious fervour and the same modus openrandi.”
It employs terror to spread its goals not only against Jews, by the way,
but against fellow Arabs sometimes, when it suites its purposes.”
While Merle is good looking and Dear is disproportionately ugly.
“I do not now how she got the Sandy Lane water sports.”
Said the former owner, the son of an English architect who built the island’s hospital,
and a friend, who had run the water sports until he assumed duties as Commander
of the newly formed Regional Security Service. “She is a very pushy female.”
He had offered the business to his former employee who declined.
Dear came to the island around 1982/1983 and ran the water sports at Sandy Lane,
which did not last as we the old timers removed ourselves from her behaviour and operation.
Next she hooked up with one of Merle’s ex-beach boyfriends. He was never on Sandy Lane
beach, his behaviour was bad mannered, unpleasant and atrocious.
Merle does not want to remember these times.
Next she was on television as representative of the water sports boys,
then she married the beach boy. How she got in the Nation is puzzling
for she has never written any serious comments.
“My wife writes Owen Arthur’s speeches.” The beach boy husband
said as he sat at the entrance of the careenage waiting for tourist to
book a boat to go cruising.
I am just polite for he is now around in civilized places
and makes sure that he greets everyone.
He has not changed his behaviour, under the bonavis vine
it is still there but he forces himself and it is not necessary to
inflict a scene on oneself. He informs that he was invited and attended
the opening of the new Sandy Lane. He said that when in Canada
they stay with the first and former head of the Central Bank and to be
sure one day I turned the corner and he was in conversation with him.
Our to-be very pleasant, I liked him, first Governor of the Central Bank,
which was established under Errol Barrow in the 70s, Barrow and I were
in a small club at either the Trinidad Hilton or the Holiday Inn at the same time.
I was on a routine visit to the Port of Spain office and Barrow to watch test cricket.
I would have stayed at the newly built Holiday Inn. Trinidad was a business
place and the Holiday Inn’s location was more practical. Barrow would have
stayed at the Hilton. When we were alone the not-yet but to-be governor
said that he wanted me to “put in a word for him with Errol.” I did not and
would not even, if I thought I could, compromise; I had valued him too
highly and seen through those disenchanted youthful eyes his career has been unimpressive.
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