Joan Williams

  • Character Matters

    I don’t know who coined the phrase ‘character matters,’ but apparently, while conventional people may think it should, clearly to a very large percentage of American voters, it doesn’t. I was really appalled in 2016, when over sixty-two million persons in the USA, including most white evangelical christians, voted for Donald Trump to become...
  • The Task Ahead

      For those who think things are bad now in Jamaica now, in my book, the real tragedy lies ahead when the lack of foreign exchange earnings start to be felt. Naturally, without foreign exchange, imports on which we depend so much, are going to get super-expensive.   So far,...
  • Close Down Again? Definitely Not!

    In light of the sudden and rapid spiral in coronavirus cases recently in Jamaica, some people have been quick to try and make it into a political issue, claiming the Government had opened its borders too quickly. They should, therefore, be thinking of closing down again, they say. When...
  • Who’s third world now?

    There was a time, not too long ago, when those with the ‘Yankee dollar’ were not only welcomed throughout the world but also vigorously courted.  Not anymore, thanks to President Trump and his band of arrogant incompetents, whose denial of the COVID-19 virus has caused it to spread like...
  • Will they succeed this time? Yes, if they vote!

    I have always heard that America was a dangerous place for non-whites, but thought that with the election of Barack Obama the country was on its way to redemption. Then along came Donald J Trump.  When he said “Make America Great Again”, Trump knew full well that it had never...
  • Will Their True Worth Be Valued? Nah!

    I am bemused, as no doubt are the scientists who were taken by surprise by the coronavirus. For it seems clear now that they overreacted. Don’t get me wrong, I am happy they did, for had they not done so, the death rate would have exceeded the 390,000 it...
  • The poor will be the real victims

    By Joan Williams As one watches the developments, discussions, and  debates taking place since the scourge of the novel coronavirus attacked the world, it is not difficult to remember the words of Walter Bagehot, the late British journalist, that “Poverty is  such an anomaly to rich people, that it...
  • Blacks as lab rats? No way

    Millions of white people have throughout history, maintained that they are the ‘chosen ones,’ and that blacks are not fully human.  Not only have they promoted this by any means possible over the centuries, but even more disgracefully, they have even successfully co-opted religion to promote this evil doctrine. For, from...
  • Despite the misery, coronavirus is doing mankind a great good

    Out of evil comes good. Being a positive person, I always like to take the position that all things happen for the greater good. Corona caused me to miss, probably a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Kenya in April 2020 and an upcoming trip to St. Augustine, Florida in May 2020...