Alexander Scott

  • The people must be given a seat at the table of power

    The great CLR James wrote a book Any Cook Can Govern which posited that the activities taken up by the judiciary, executive and legislative branches of government could be carried out by the layman. It is a concept which was not novel to him as the ancient Athenians, USSR,...
  • Don’t be fooled, pacifist movements are useless

    Pacifism, is a word and action which for some is the pinnacle of humanity. The action of non-violence in the face of oppression, it is said, is something for which all persons in movements should strive. Violent revolutions never work out well, and it is only through the peaceful...
  • Show me your revolution

    A revolution is not a dinner party. Words to that effect were spoken by one of the 20th century’s greatest revolutionaries, Mao, and they are as relevant today as they were when they were uttered. A revolution is bloody, ruthless, pits one class against another and as such necessitates...
  • Leaders are not above us

    By Alex Scott There are many tales, myths even, which we tell ourselves as individuals and as groups of people. Many of these things are as a result of an ‘education’ system which drills into us from an early age the habit of not asking questions, playing devil’s advocate...
  • A Clear Statement On Our Foreign Policy Is Needed

    The foreign policy of any nation is critical to its growth. For small states, it is even more important because it carries heavy and tangible risks in terms of security and trade. Foreign policy is the difference between us having Cuban doctors and nurses to fill the vacuum left...
  • People Power Has Real Effect

    Once when I was small, my father and I were driving on Hope Road. On the left stood the small, austere-looking Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica building, and on the right the large, opulent looking Office of the Prime Minister. We slowed down and he asked me “Who runs...
  • Welcome Back, Greg Christie

    Congratulations to Greg Christie, who has been appointed chairman of the Integrity Commission. This move by a Government which has been plagued by allegations of corruption must be put down to people power as he is a person who the public have long been clamouring for. He brings not...
  • Rise Up And Demand A New World

    The year 2020 got off to a bang on the international scene as the US and Iran came to the brink of open war. But after the murder of a top general and the bombing of a few bases we have gone back to a state of covert war....
  • This Is A Decade For Serious Choices

    Jamaica has long faced three major problems — crime (gun crime), financial security/national fiscal independence, and food security/land security. Though our governments, past and present, have tried (some more than others) to tackle these problems, they persist and have become more acute. Despite measures intended to secure physical security,...