Alexander Scott

  • Religion An Opiate We Must Use To Our Advantage

    Religion is the opiate of the masses. This misquoted phrase from Karl Marx continues to be a hindrance to members of the left who seek to usher in a new and just world. Through this incomplete and un-contextualised quote, marxists, communists, and socialists have seen it fit, along with...
  • How Will the Court Ruling Impact Future Crime Fighting?

    The recent ruling from the courts which stated that the State’s use of State of Emergency (SOE) powers, including indefinite detention, is illegal as it relates to crime-fighting is similar to that of a bomb going off. Just like that, the Government’s plan to use this power and infringe...
  • First World and Third World Nationalism

    Nationalism is a hell of a thing. It has led to wars, revolutions, and acts of insanity. Nationalism was the defining characteristic of the 19th century, and the early half of the 20th century showed us what nationalism, if left unchecked, could lead to. As a result, or rather...
  • To Shrug Off The Yoke Of Neo-Colonialism

    Jamaica this year is 58. The journey to this milestone was a hard one but, in the end, independence was achieved. On August 6, 1962, Jamaica waved goodbye to the centuries of formal bondage which entailed that this island in the Caribbean was a resource colony for an even...
  • A United Region Is our Only Hope

    CARICOM and a united Caribbean has always been viewed with scepticism. Seen by some as a mere talking shop and by others as a grand idea which history shows cannot be implemented, regional integration and its bodies have been hard to sell to the people of the region. It...
  • We won’t get rid of the issue of class until…

    What ‘ism’ rules our country, classism or racism? Which needs the most attention and what can be discarded as a relic of history? Should they be tackled separately, and can they? In a crass way the question is, does the white man still get privileges in Jamaica? Has it...
  • Abolish the police, yes, but deal with class and capitalism first

    Abolish and defund the police, a phrase which is older than the George Floyd murder, has gained much more airplay since his heinous killing. It is a phrase and movement which has, it seems, found roots in Jamaica especially since the slaying of Susan Bogle. These are powerful statements...
  • Is China Colonialist?

    China’s influence in the world has long sparked suspicion and envy.  This is to be expected as such a giant country going from zero to one hundred in what seems no time, naturally raises these things. Over the recent years, however, we have seen not just an increase in...
  • We live and are impacted by history

    Many people do not like history.. They find it boring, irrelevant, and therefore form negative opinions of it. Some are so anti-history that they refuse to even address the topic when it is staring them in the face. When faced with history they say it does not apply or...