• 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...
  • 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...
  • Men, Sexual Violence, Societal breakdown

    Jamaica holds many records, a lot of them are enviable and some are avoided by other nations. Some of these negatives include corruption and our murder rate. But what rarely gets spoken about — that is until an incident takes place then it lasts for 9 days — is...
  • 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,...