Where are the
names of people with original ideas? There were several well-known probing
intellectuals, who seemed to be absorbing more education than they were
given, who had ideas and knew what it was to be properly education.
Where is no
rhetoric? Citizens have not been taught to be skeptical - if Sparrow
says so it is so - the white man say it so, so it is so.
were considered with a lot of great hope like Peter Simmons. He
has turned out shallow because it suited him better to join the establishment.
He became a high commission and has a column just because he is BLP.
fellows went up to London their idea was to pass and come back home
and “we going show Grantley what we think!”
there was so much hope for a lot more from him. He was bright
and in London talked real progressive things and ideas, passed his exams
LLB and LLM, and the idea was not to go back home to fuss with a degree
or a profession but sadly he come back and he went after the glory.
He inherited Tom’s seat in St. Thomas.
There was no
politics in his syllabus. Barrow went to the right place and found
the right people at the London School of Economics probably young Manley
got a lot of things rubbed off at a time when there had progressives,
who would buck the system, who said when things were wrong.
John Connell went and came back and his black power was too rough and
To read Al
Gilkes’ columns in the Advocate during 1962, when the High Altitude
Research Project came makes one wonder if he just took what HAPR personnel
wrote and put his name on it. To have known what he wrote about
at that time would have meant that he would have been able to follow
the course of history as it unfolded in Europe, Africa and Asia Minor.