The Infamous Merging of Church & State Politics: The “Rwandan Genocide” – How Race Wars, Tribal Conflicts & Theory of Divide & Conquer Pose Ominous Harbingers for 2017 & Beyond

Submitted by Terence Blackett
rwanda‘The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.’ ~ Dante Alighieri

The Puritans who dragged themselves up on to the shores of what came to be called “THE NEW WORLD” – (an oxymoronic concept) given that European history of the time was entirely ethnically exclusive (embroiled in slave trading & human trafficking, religious darkness, foul superstition and bitter tribal infighting & baseless wars amongst the barbarian fragments of the old, pagan Roman Empire), would eventually bring this same divide & conquer mindset into a place that came to be known as “the glorious land”. A unique place inhabited by Native peoples, who for centuries ran trading links, culture and an advanced esoteric civilization as far as the Caribbean, Latin Central & all of South America.

In a historical piece by Americans United (For separation Of Church & State) records show how “Roger Williams, an iconic Puritan minister who was later briefly a Baptist and after that a free-spirited Christian outside denominational bounds, founded the colony in 1636. He was driven to do it by his devotion to absolute freedom of conscience. Williams never really fit in with the theocratic Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was always making trouble and frequently challenged the oppressive union of church and state there. When the colony’s General Court decided in 1635 that all men should swear an oath of allegiance ending with “So help me, God,” Williams objected. A magistrate out not to tender an oath to an unregenerate man,” he wrote, because that would compel the oath-taker ‘to take the name of God in vain’.”

Three hundred & eighty one years later, if Trump & Pence are to be believed, the Apostate, fallen Protestant Church in AmeriKKKa will be invested with the power her Jesuit, Catholic masters have long work for and adamantly believed she will need to bring about a world ecumenical movement under the authority of the Papacy – where the Pope of Rome will rule as the Vatican did during “THE DARK AGES”.

The First Amendment of the US Constitution purposefully designed within its walls a sacred proviso which says: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” Some today are arguing that Thomas Jefferson’s statement: “the Separation of Church & State” (though a counter-balance for unbridled religious power, transgresses the boundaries of its rightful authority) then decided that because Jefferson was in France at the time of the Constitution’s & Bill of Rights’ drafting and approval process, his opinion on the First Amendment’s intent was interpretatively irrelevant.

True separatists Protestant apologists would beg to differ strongly over that mundane argument based on the historical evolution of what took place during Middle Ages and the “BLOOD” that was shed by the Catholic Church by the use of state force – where the organs of state control used every device at its disposal to crush Catholic dissent over what it considered blatant heresy. It was for this reason that the Pilgrims fled Europe, because they wanted no king or Pope to rule over them, given the tyranny of church & state.

In John Daniel’s book “The Grand Design Exposed” on p. 27- 78 states: “Through relentless torture, starvation, genocide, massacres, burning at the stake, against every conceivable fury of [Papal] Rome, they [i.e., the ‘seeds of protest’] could not be extinguished. History estimates that over one hundred million people lost their lives during that time of [Papal] Roman tyranny. Is it any wonder that God graphically describes this onslaught of [Papal] Rome as her being ‘drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus’, and calls her the ‘Beast’?”

In our age of such moral declension and socio-cultural dystopia, have modern day citizens of the United States of amnesia & paranoia forgotten their history? Will this selective amnesia be an ominous harbinger in the very near future, seeing that the “Sword of Damocles” now hangs so precariously over the necks of a people who have been inebriated by subliminal programming, that it will take a holocaust of Rwandan proportions to awake them from their stupor?

Almost twenty three years after the Rwandan Genocide, the appalling nature of man’s inhumanity to man cannot be understated. In the book, “Death by Government”, by the late Professor R. J. Rummel, posits some hard truths on how democide remains a “Gordian knot” running through the 20th century. He states: “Power Kills; Absolute Power Kills Absolutely. This new ‘Power Principle’ is the message emerging from my previous work on the causes of war and from this book on genocide and government mass murder – what I call democide – in [the 20th] century. The more power a government has, the more it can act arbitrarily according to the whims and desires of the Elite, and the more it will make war on others and murder its foreign and domestic subjects. The more constrained the power of governments, the more power is diffused, checked and balanced, the less it will aggress on others and commit democide. At the extremes of Power, totalitarian communist governments slaughter their people by the tens of millions; in contrast, many democracies can barely bring themselves to execute even serial murderers.”

Governments for centuries have drawn on the phenomena we call “propaganda”, to elicit the synthesis it requires based on the Hegelian Dialectic. During The Great Depression, Edward Bernays in his 1928 book, “Propaganda”, wrote of secret, ubiquitous and persuasive powers at work in society. He said that ‘we are governed, our minds are moulded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of’. Bernays was speaking at the time based on his professional expertize as a career public advertising & marketing guru. Thus he knew the power of subliminal suggestion and how the manipulation of public opinion was key to getting the masses behind an idea or a movement.

In a similar book, “Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion” by Pratkanis & Aronson cite that “Americans create 57% of the world’s advertising while representing only 6% of its population; half of our waking hours are spent immersed in the Mass Media. Persuasion has always been integral to the democratic process, but increasingly, thoughtful discussion is being replaced with simplistic soundbites and manipulative messages.”

Pratkanis & Aronson further opined that “Drawing on the history of propaganda as well as on contemporary research in social psychology, ‘Age of Propaganda’ shows how the tactics used by political campaigners, sales agents, advertisers, televangelists, demagogues, and others often take advantage of our emotions by appealing to our deepest fears and most irrational hopes, creating a distorted vision of the world we live in.”

It is this subtle mass programming which according to Professor Vejas Liulevicius have led to all the major wars, tribal conflicts and the mass genocide witnessed in Rwanda in April 1994 – where for 100 days, the citizens of what was a devoutly Christian country, (scenic beauty & terrain to die for [no pun intended]), took up machetes, guns & other tools of warfare and murder and mayhem – killing, maiming and destroying brothers, sisters, neighbours and friends in a Satanically-induced frenzy. All of it orchestrated by re-LIE*-gious forces in cahoots with the state apparatus of political control and subjugation.

In a one hour twenty-four minute documentary on BBC in concert with National Geographic that some have argued is nothing more than holocaust & genocidal revisionism – given the “Denial-Phobia” still running rampant by Anglo-Saxons, who created the tyrannical evil in the first place. As revionists still try to muzzles the real truth notwithstanding the testimonies of Rwandan Tutsi survivors who paints an untold story of their harrowing experiences. Many commentators still continue to use the outdated figure of over 500,000 for the numbers killed in the genocide while statistical reports based on the graves and empirical census figures point to numbers more in the region of over a million to 1,037,000, although no one will ever know the final total.

In Jacques Ellul’s 1962 book, aptly titled “Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes” suggest that “Political propaganda aims to mobilize the masses to move an agenda forward. That’s most effectively done when the masses are unaware of the process. It’s what “community organizers” work towards, whether they know it or not. Once the masses are mobilized to push for a cause, the propagandists’ goals can be put into law.”

If Ellul is correct, then we can deduce (in a POST-OBAMA era) how a Black man of (mixed race) – a “Community Organizer” from Chicago was able to become President, for the select purpose of carrying out a proscribed neo-liberal agenda which would ultimately lead to what we are now seeing across the AmeriKKKan socio-political landscape. Clearly, it was all an orchestrated “SET-UP” by the Caucasian Elite!

No credible critic can deny the central plank which “reLIEgion” played in the Rwandan state Genocide. When the “LETHAL COCKTAIL” of church & state fuses, what emerges is often the Brotherhood of the Dragon. The above piece cites that “Christianity and the state of Rwanda are almost inseparable. Their history together started almost immediately Christianity began in the East African nation. The Belgian colonial masters started their colonisation through the church, and at a point, the church was at the centre of government. Whoever the church favoured was favoured, whoever they blessed was blessed, and whoever they cursed remained cursed. Such was the power and influence of the church in Rwanda. The relationship between the church and the Tutsi is explained in a documentary titled “IN THE NAME OF GOD

In Rwanda, 90% of the country’s citizens considered themselves Christian. The debacle surrounding the genocide was in many ways a punt from the play-book of Mediaeval Dark Ages Europe – where the Catholic Church was intent of making this picturesquely, beautiful African country the “Poster-child” for its nefarious shenanigans by taking a cross section of uneducated Black Africans and fomented a plan of divide and conquer by using the historical penchant of tribalism.

What is equally sickening was the fact that President Bill Clinton knew that this diabolical evil was going to unfold but he did nothing to stop the loss of some 300,000 lives, had he acted then, would have saved the lives of another 700,000+ innocent men, women & children. With mid-term elections going on and AmeriKKKa’s debilitated appetite for military intervention in a Black nation, which most saw as savages fighting amongst themselves, and given that there was no serious mineral wealth to protect – Caucasian foreigners were simply shuttled out before the CRAP hit the fan.

Anyone who can justify imperialist wars of aggression based on regime change, protection of oil, natural gas & mineral rights or the flagrant disregard of the tenets of democracy vouchsafed by government, by the people and for the people, can only be described as tyrannical.

This must be resisted by any means necessary!

Bill Clinton continued with his narrow platitudes, well after the demonic deeds were done, by insinuating in the Huffington Post that “#BlackLivesMatter in Africa, in one of his many responses to Black Lives Matter activists’ protest over his controversial crime and welfare bills, and comments by former First Lady Hillary Clinton. The words were in reference to a Tanzanian shopkeeper who named his shop after presidential candidate, and his wife, Hillary Clinton…”

However, Claude Gatebuke, who is a Rwandan war and genocide survivor remarks that: “On the day the Rwandan Genocide is generally commemorated, former President Clinton’s words rang hollow both in material and delivery. Instead, they conjured up images, of white foreigners being evacuated from Rwanda to safety at the outset of the genocide. The rest of us, the innocent civilians, were provided with neither the option of evacuation, nor the decency of protection, but were left, amidst a bloody war and genocide, come what may.”

This is the legacy of the EDOMITES* in the land!

Many so-called Christian reLIEgious groups were involved in this mass murder (from Pentecostals to Seventh day Adventists) – however, the Catholic instigators bear the brunt of the blood upon their hands, given that the Jesuits who were responsible for the educational institutions in Rwanda – sole intent was the extermination of the Protestants in the country by using other protestants and they knew that using the “RACIALIZATION” factor as a pretext for malicious propaganda would have violent repercussions.

The Seventh Day Adventist Church leadership in Rwanda was especially culpable, as pastors and others in leadership roles, took bribes and joined in the tyranny to destroy their own brothers and sisters in the faith, which has left a damnable stain upon the character of a church organization which purports to uphold such lofty standards and positions of doctrinal purity & righteousness. Adventist magazine, Spectrum, lays out a narrative which clearly shows that when you peel away all the layers of lacquered religiosity – all that’s left are “UN-CONSECRATED” human beings, who in times of perilous adversity, cannot and will not live and practice what they claim to believe. More so, when rank complicity is merged with the tyranny of those who have evil intentions towards others – simply shows that we are just as bad – if not worse than the Scribes & Pharisees of Jesus’ day.

May God help us to learn the lessons and to avoid these historical snares!

As President-SELECT* Donald Trump takes office on January 20th, 2017 – the world gulps and swallows with bated breath. No one quite knows what the first 100 days in office holds. Further on, speculation over the next 4 years remains shrouded in a form of manic anxiety, daunting mystery and ominous foreboding – where most expect bedlam and are preparing for the worst. Some folks are already packing up, selling up and moving up to Canada and other English-speaking countries.

The mass mind control programming that have been done on most human beings harps back to scholarship done by Dutch psychiatrist Joost A. M. Meerloo around 60 years ago, where he opines in his ground-breaking work entitled: “The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing” where he states that “his book attempts to depict the strange transformation of the free human mind into an automatically responding machine – a transformation which can be brought about by some of the cultural undercurrents in our present-day society, as well as by deliberate experiments in the service of a political ideology.” Is this the reason why we are witnessing in AmeriKKKan, British, European & politics across the globe, a socio-political meltdown, given that TRUTH has been the first commodity to disappear from the shelves of commonsense and common reason when tyranny takes hold?

So-called educated human beings seem to have lost all powers of reason and logic – allowing the mood music of propaganda to sway their intellectual decision-making processes. If we have learnt nothing from the subterfugal machinations of 2016 – doubtless there will be any transient awakening any time soon – barring a cataclysmic phenomenon occurring on our doorsteps, most will continue, merrily, merrily – life is but a dream! In a state of almost abject “denial”.

We are the resistance! We must push back against all forms of tyranny and evil in our world. That much said – the pen remains mightier than the sword! #Maranatha

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46 Comments on “The Infamous Merging of Church & State Politics: The “Rwandan Genocide” – How Race Wars, Tribal Conflicts & Theory of Divide & Conquer Pose Ominous Harbingers for 2017 & Beyond”

  1. chad99999 December 5, 2016 at 2:09 AM #

    Black people must be consistent. If we reject Western imperialism, we cannot also denounce the West for failing to intervene in our affairs during times of strife.

    The Rwandan genocide was an eruption of warfare between Hutus and Tutsis that was directly and indirectly the result of Tutsi aggressions. Bill Clinton allowed the genocide to run its course over three months because the American military and diplomatic communities were outraged by the recent killing of US soldiers in Somalia, were fed up with tribal conflicts in Africa, and were pre-op cupied by unfolding events in Bosnia and Haiti.

    Prominent blacks in the US National security team (e g Susan Rice) and UN peacekeeping high command (Kofi Annan) chose to be silent bystanders.

    Terence Blackest muddles these events. He comes across like a confused student who has read too many books ( without really having the time to understand them) and is high on cocaine.

    What is David doing to us?

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  2. Dompey December 5, 2016 at 5:59 AM #

    Terrence Blackett

    I just want to touch briefly on your point regarding Church and State as it relates to the United States of America. Now if you would have done a little more research, you would have discovered that 150 years prior to formulation of the United States of America, and the ratification of the US Constitution that if one lived within any of the colonies he or she had no other choice, but worship a colony designed religion, in other words: if one lived in the state of Connecticut for example he or she was Mormon and the prescribed religion of colony worshiped Catholicism he or she had to observed that religious belief which the colony designed or risk getting thrown out the colony for worshiping otherwise. So this is what motivated the Founding Father or the Framers of the American Constitution (and particularly Thomas Jefferson because he wrote many of the Individual Rights) to added the Free Exercise Clause: which states: “Congress Shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof!” Because the Founding Father did not wish to have a national religion which constrained the citizenry to worship in a particular fashion way, as was the case in the colonies.

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  3. Dompey December 5, 2016 at 6:30 AM #

    Chad9999

    The genocide in Rwanda had more to do with jealousy than aggression between Hutu and the Tulsi because there were historical implications to this genocide either than plain aggression. I read some years ago that the Belgians favoured the Tulsi minority over the Huhu majority because it was told that the Tulsi minority were a very beautiful people believed to have migrated from Ethiopia are Eritrea as far as my recollection goes, so this favourism by the Belgians spawn a historical jealousy between Hutu and Tulsi with spilled over into the genocide.

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  4. Dompey December 5, 2016 at 6:42 AM #

    Terrence Blackett

    All this crap about Church and State is nonsense because what really fueled the genocide in Rwanda was the favourism shown to the Tulsi minority by Belgians. So if the HuTu took it personal, oh well it is within our human nature to crave some kind of acceptance.

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  5. Kammie M Holder December 5, 2016 at 7:51 AM #

    Barbados connection to Gambia Abert Porte nephew

    http://www.liberianobserver.com/politics-opinion-letters-commentaries/message-gambian-people-kenneth-y-best-founder-and-former

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  6. Kammie M Holder December 5, 2016 at 7:54 AM #

    “Liberia

    ISBN 978997020900

    501 Pages

    By the time William V.S. Tubman became president of Liberia, the country had already abandoned any semblance of democracy and the people had lost the right to elect their leaders. This privilege was left to a party caucus, made of the President, the Speaker and a handful of people in the True Whig Party and government hierarchy. The system had been introduced by President King in 1925. Once the Caucus decided who would run for President and Vice-President, Liberians were left with no other choice. However, those who instituted this system considered it a democracy. So, how could people be living under a democratic system and at the same time not having any rights? Or, as the rebel before rebels put it, “Things cannot at the same be and not be.” (Page 179). Liberia was living a contradiction and Mr. Porte assigned himself the role of seeing through those historical inequities.

    This is one of many political existentialist questions that Mr. Albert Porte, the subject of a massively researched book by Kenneth Y. Best tried to find a solution to, throughout his life of advocacy, questioning and rebelling against the established order.

    In November 1967, Mr. Porte wrote a pamphlet titled “Thinking About Unthinkable Things In a Democracy,” wondering how Liberia, with its constitution, its adherence to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, could be a nation where “anyone could do any wrong, and once he had the President and his office behind him, he could go free and no one, not even the Chief Justice could do anything about it. That was very dangerous for any country,” (Page 184). Indeed lawlessness at the highest level of governance was dangerous and Liberia were to find it later, in a devastating way.

    Kenneth Y. Best book, Albert Porte, A Life Time Trying to Save Liberia, published in 2010 in Monrovia, put under the microscope the political contradictions that somehow led to the social explosion at the turn of the 20th century and that tore apart the republic.

    Mr. Albert Porte became a legend, while still walking the streets of Monrovia, with his document folder, where somewhere he kept a toothbrush because he never knew, if at the end of the day, he might be detained and thrown in a jail cell. He lived very simply and as we learn, with an income of not more than US140 until Head of State Samuel K. Doe appointed him as Advisor and he started making $600 a month.

    There are many myths about the man. Stories of his life in the streets, his constant confrontation with the powers of the day and his obsession with the laws of Liberia were of legendary sort. He foresaw the doom that Liberia was heading into, he saw that the nation was on a collision course with disaster and therefore, he spent a lifetime trying to make it change path. His was not a violent protest. He never threw a stone. He did not however keep quiet. He looked, listened and watched closely whatever was going on around him. He went to the law books, from the Constitution to every treaty Liberia had signed over the years, constantly stopping to ask: “If the law says this, why are we doing that?” For example, he was the only government worker who complained publicly about paying the “party tax,” the one-month salary that every government employee had to put in the coffers of the True Wig Party.

    He wrote pamphlets that he sold in the streets, in offices and wherever he could find people. The story goes that many government officials who did not want to be known to read his writings, would send an office staff to buy a copy and put it in a brown envelop that they discretely put in their bags for home reading. President Tubman described him as “a poor man who was nothing more than a troublemaker” and referred to his writing as “reckless and irresponsible pamphlets.” (Page 166). Even the way he peddled his pamphlets was another way for Mr. Porte to “educate Liberians and save Liberia.” Once, a police officer tried to stop him from selling his papers at a certain place. Rather than walk away or confront the policeman, Mr. Porte took him into a discussion about the laws and how there was nothing anywhere in the books that forbade him to sell where he was. He won the argument and was left alone.

    The title of the book is an indication of the type of fight Mr. Porte dedicated his life to: he was trying to save Liberia’s political system from self-destruction. Tried as he might have, he opened some eyes but the political leaders seem not to have taken him seriously, mostly considering him as a social oddity. He had all the right connections in a very close tightly-knit community. He could have become “rich and powerful” but rather, he dedicated his life to looking under the stones. He did so mainly and firstly through his Crozerville Observer, a pamphlet/newspaper that he and a few people put out to address national issues and constantly stayed as a thorn in the flesh of the “most powerful.”

    The book can be read at many levels. The writer uses a multi-layered narrative that allows the reader to see society and people from various angles, giving us an all-encompassing perspective. The journalistic style of writing combined with a lay-back story-telling approach gives the narrator the liberty to move from one perspective to another, making easy transition that oral tradition provides story tellers. Thus, we see events not only from the perspective of Mr. Albert Porte, but we also live them through the narrator who at times becomes part of the story. For example, the narrator is the first person in Liberia to receive a letter of resignation sent by Dr. Togbanah Tipoteh when he decided to leave the military government and into exile. The narrator was not only an “official journalist” at some point but also ran a newspaper that ran into trouble with the military regime of Samuel K. Doe. This intimate forays of the narrator adds to the richness of the story, giving the reader a plot much thicker than the sole perspective or life story Albert Porte, notwithstanding how loaded that may be, because the narrator was also a first row witness of the turmoil Liberia traversed in the past fifty years.

    This writing technique also brings in the history of Liberia as lived by the larger society. The great events that shaped 20th century Liberia, from the political to the economic and to the religious aspects are all told in detail. However these transformational events may seem to be remote from the story of Mr. Albert Porte, there is always in the end a connecting line: either Mr. Porte had foreseen the catastrophic consequences of the Fernando Po “slave trade” or had somehow predicted an explosion such as the Rice Riots. The reader witnesses Liberia’s transition from the early 20th century, the birth and strengthening of autocracy under Tubman, the slow and hesitant attempts to reforms under Tolbert, the self-destructive military rule under Samuel K. Doe.

    Finally, the narrator, as witness to the life of Mr. Albert Porte and the people who influenced the politics of Liberia in his time, presents every important character from a family and educational background. The reader has the rare insight into the personality of every politician of 20th century Liberia and even earlier. A great part of the book is dedicated to such personal description of people who would come to play a major role in the contemporary history of the country.

    The stories and biographies of actors of the Liberian politics gave an indication on how it would have been difficult to affect meaningful political changes in the nation, through “politics as usual.” The people who ran the economy, the politics and religious institutions all seemed to live in one big fishbowl. In this context, political decisions were made as in-family. That Mr. Porte was able to break away from such exclusivity is a credit to his sense of independence that allowed him to see and foresee things that his contemporaries were oblivious to.

    The more than 500-page chronicle is a page turner, filled with details and analysis of every aspect of the governance of Liberia through more than a century. There is no better way to close this brief review than quote a fe3w instances where Mr. Porte was right on the money and had he been listened to, he would have save Liberia some disastrous moments.

    In a letter that Mr. Porte sent to President Samuel K. Doe, we see how this humble but indomitable spirit always tried to save Liberia:

    “Unless you do not care and continue to follow the stubbornness, greed and indifference of the late Tolbert, you need to seriously contemplate on the consequences of your actions. It is my patriotic duty to warn you that this attitude could plunge us into unpredictable low depths… […] It will give me no satisfaction to tell you later, if I happen to be around, ‘I told you so.”’ (page 456)

    In April 1978, a year before the Rice Riots, Mr. Porte wrote: “Our present plight of democratic decline in this country and our fall into the arms of dictatorship has not been reached by one sudden downward leap, nor can it be attributed to any one individual or regime. We have all contributed to the imperceptibly erosive decline of normal democratic procedure here. And it does not remedy the situation to stand idle by blaming one another while the democratic ship of state catches fire.” (page 290).

    Under the Tolbert Administration, Mr. Porte wrote an incendiary pamphlet titled “Liberianization or Gobbling Business” where he objected the to the President appointing his brother as Minister of Finance and pointed out that since Mr. Steve Tolbert, the President’s brother was a successful businessman, he should remain in that sector because his “appointment would result in conflict of interest.” (Page 236).

    So is told the contemporary history of Liberia, through the eyes of a forefather of Liberia’s constitutional democracy and written by one of Liberia’s greatest journalists, his nephew. Yes, this book is a must read and has a place in every library in every school and for all those who want to understand Liberia, how it was created and how it turned out the way it is today.”

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  7. Kammie M Holder December 5, 2016 at 7:56 AM #

    Albert Porte (19 January 1906 – 1986) was an Americo-Liberian political journalist and dissident who was the editor of the Crozerville Observer.[1] In 1946, he became the first Liberian journalist to be imprisoned by President William Tubman.[2] The first major movement toward civil society in Liberia is traced back to Porte’s activities.[3]

    Background
    Descended from Barbadians who emigrated to Liberia in 1865, Porte was born on January 16, 1906 in Crozerville, Liberia.[1] The Porte family is from Barbados. He was educated at the Christ Church Parish Day School in Crozerville, the College of West Africa in Monrovia, and Cuttington University College.[1]

    Before his political journalism career, Porte was a public school teacher. He later served as executive secretary of the National Teachers Association, and edited the NTA Bulletin.[1]

    Porte’s political activist career began in the 1920s when he distributed pamphlets that took the True Whig Party single-party-state government to task for alleged unconstitutional use of presidential power.[3]

    He published articles in the Crozerville Observer, as well as other Liberian print media and foreign press. His most famous publications are the leaflets and pamphlets Thinking about Unthinkable Things—The Democratic Way (1967), Liberianization or Gobbling Business? (1975), Explaining Why (1976), Thoughts on Change (1977) and The Day Monrovia Stood Still (1979). Porte was imprisoned multiple times, and harassed and hounded by the government from the 1920s.[1]

    In the 1970s, Porte took aim at Finance Minister Stephen Allen Tolbert, the brother of President William Tolbert and co-founder of the first Liberian-owned multimillion-dollar conglomerate, the Mesurado Group of Companies. He accused the minister of using his public office stature to advance his business interests, penning a piece called “Liberianization of Gobbling Business?”[3] Minister Tolbert filed a libel lawsuit and won a US$250,000 judgment against Porte in a case presided over by Supreme Court Justice James A. A. Pierre, the father-in-law of Minister Tolbert.[3] The resulting public outrage led to the creation of what is considered Liberia’s first civil society organization, Citizens of Liberia in Defense of Albert Porte (COLIDAP).[3]

    Porte died in 1986.[1] On July 24, 2008, Porte posthumously received the Knight Great Band Humane Order of Africa Redemption award from the Liberian government for his contributions to Liberia. [4]

    He was the uncle of Kenneth Best, the founder of the Liberian Observer,[5] one of the oldest extant daily newspapers in Liberia.

    References
    Keith Neville Asumuyaya Best, “Albert Porte Of Crozierville”, Sea Breeze Journal of Contemporary Liberian Writings, Vol 5, Issue 1, May 2008.”

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  8. Kammie M Holder December 5, 2016 at 7:58 AM #

    “Crozerville[1] is a town in Montserrado County, Liberia, along the Saint Paul River. Crozerville is notable for being one of the few Americo-Liberian settlements founded by immigrants from the Caribbean, instead of the United States.

    The town is located 15 miles from Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia.

    History
    Crozerville was settled by immigrants from Barbados. The immigration was the result of a visit by a Liberian delegation to Barbados in the 1860s, where they invited Barbadians and others from the Caribbean to emigrate to Liberia.[2]

    In 1864, Joseph S. Attwell, who was born in Barbados, came to the United States to collect funds to assist his compatriots in emigrating to Liberia. He collected about US$20,000, and was instrumental in the founding of the settlement of Crozerville.[3]

    On April 6, 1865, the American Colonization Society chartered the ship “Cora”, with 346 Barbadian emigrants for Liberia, where they arrived in Monrovia on May 10, 1865.[4] Many of the emigrants came from the Parish of Christ Church in southern Barbados. Some of the Barbadians later moved from Monrovia to the neighboring country of Sierra Leone, while others founded the Crozerville settlement.

    The town was named after John P. Crozer and Samuel A. Crozer, brothers and American Colonization Society benefactors from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who were influential in organizing the Barbadian emigration project.[5] [6]

    Crozerville residents were known as skilled mechanics and farmers (especially in producing arrowroot and ginger),[7] and some residents and their descendants quickly became part of Liberia’s Americo-Liberian elite.

    The town was the birthplace of Albert Porte, political critic of Barbadian ancestry who was also the editor of the Crozerville Observer.[8] In 1946, Porte became the first Liberian journalist to be imprisoned by President William Tubman.[9]”

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  9. Dompey December 5, 2016 at 8:29 AM #

    Kammie Holder

    All this time I am here thinking that Liberia was founded by former American slavers, and here you come with your revised version of history, and informing the rest of us that our very Bajan brothers are responsible for the discovery of this once troubled African country. So how is it that Samuel Doe is purported to be the first native African president to ruled Liberia brother? All others before him are purported to be of African American descent, so where are our Bajan brothers contribution to this little African country Holder?

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  10. Bush Tea December 5, 2016 at 8:42 AM #

    LOL @ Chad99999
    Boss, stop reading Terence’s post with immediate effect…..
    Second form students can sometimes do themselves no favours – and possibly great harm – by trying to digest material from upper six classes.

    Terence’s posts are MUCH too spiritually academic and theoretical for a forum with people like Dompey and AC, and for years now, Bushie has been trying to get him to précis the topics as a start….
    Perhaps it is what Terence has been handed….
    But you dismiss his posits at your peril…..

    The Whacker, on the other hand, can deal with a wide range of shiite …from the high academics all the way down to the AC level of idiocy….with a small adjustment in the nylon size… 🙂

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  11. Dompey December 5, 2016 at 8:46 AM #

    Kammie Holder

    It would appear from this newly founded information that we are going to have to rewrite American history with respect to Liberia because no way is it taught that Barbadians made any contribution to the formation or either the development of liberia. Now I am not saying that your piece of newly founded information is authenic! What I am saying however, is that this piece of history has been taught in America schools with respect to Liberia. All that we have been taught or have been told is that ex-American slaves founded Liberia and name the capital Monrovia after President James Monroe.

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  12. Vincent Haynes December 5, 2016 at 10:27 AM #

    Holy Roman Empire lasted about a 1000 years, the Roman Empire as a Empire & a Republic together last about a 1000 years than the Eastern Roman Empire that is a true continuation of the Roman Empire lasted another 1000 years. So anything with the title Rome in it seems it’s going to be a long Empire.
    Which empire lasted the longest in the history? – Quora
    https://www.quora.com/Which-empire-lasted-the-longest-in-the-history

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  13. Vincent Haynes December 5, 2016 at 10:39 AM #

    “Separation of church and state” is a phrase used by Thomas Jefferson and others expressing an understanding of the intent and function of the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause of First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States which reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of …
    Separation of church and state in the United States – Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separation_of_church_and_state_in_the_United_States

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  14. Vincent Haynes December 5, 2016 at 10:40 AM #

    RWANDA, Africa – Below are 10 facts about the Rwandan Genocide:

    It took place between two ethnic groups populating Rwanda: the Hutus and the Tutsis. ...
    On April 6, 1994, a plane carrying President Habyarimana, a Hutu, was shot down. ...
    Between April and June 1994 (~100 days), an estimated 800,000 Rwandans were killed.
    

    More items…
    10 Facts About The Rwandan Genocide – BORGEN
    http://www.borgenmagazine.com/10-facts-rwandan-genocide/

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  15. Vincent Haynes December 5, 2016 at 10:43 AM #

    London Bourne – Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Bourne
    London Bourne (1793–1869) was a former Barbadian slave who became a wealthy merchant and abolitionist. Contents. [hide]. 1 Early life; 2 Business life …

    London Bourne of Barbados (1793–1869): Slavery & Abolition: Vol 28 …
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01440390701269756?scroll=top…true
    Jump to The Barbados–Liberian Connection – London Bourne had a personal involvement with Liberia. His daughter, Sarah Ann Bourne, married Anthony …

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  16. Dompey December 5, 2016 at 11:40 AM #

    But why was Thomas Jefferson so adamant about the high wall of separation between church and state? Where did this thinking arised regarding the intermingling of church and state? As I have stated above: each colony had its own state sponsored religion and those who lived in specific colony had to adhere to the national religion of the colony, and those who worshiped otherwise were thrown out of the colony.

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  17. John December 5, 2016 at 11:57 AM #

    The Thirty Years War, 1618-1648, in which 9 million died, begun as a religious war.

    Kind of like the Rawandan genocide but amplified by a factor of 10 to a 100.

    If the power of the weapons had been equal the Thirty Years War would have been perhaps a 1000 or more times bigger.

    It was essentially a European war.

    Progressed to rulers of states being able to choose the religions of their states according to their conscience.

    Led to a weakening of the Holy Roman Empire.

    Ended up with Europeans sick of religion and freedom of religion becoming the way of thinking and wars being affairs of states and being about the balance of power.

    In England …..

    The Puritans left England to escape religious persecution from the Church of England.

    They were non conformists.

    Charles 1 the king of England (1625-1649) married a Catholic and pushed England back to Roman Catholicism so the Puritans looked for a “New England” across the seas.

    But some Puritans were also intolerant and that’s why the first colonies varied from the intolerant to tolerant.

    Massachusetts, (1620) then New Hampshire (1622), then Rohde Island (1635) and then Connecticut (1635).

    I reckon Barbados (1626/7) was also in the beginning settled by Puritans as well looking for religious freedom.

    The Quakers came on the scene in England 1644-1648 and were persecuted now by the triumphant Puritans in England who “took over” the Church of England

    As in Old England they were persecuted in New England by Puritans in some colonies.

    http://www.hallvworthington.com/Persecutions/Part-1.html

    They started to appear in Barbados, earliest Quaker Will I found was 1649, but you also see them on Shelter Island near to New York, then New Amsterdam.

    The Dutch were religiously tolerant.

    New York begun as Dutch in 1609, product of religious persecution until the English took it in 1664.

    New Jersey and Delaware also became English as a result.

    Maryland (1632) started as Roman Catholic.

    The Carolinas followed in 1663, South Carolina being settled from Barbados.

    In 1681 the Quakers, William Penn were given Pennsylvania by the King of England

    Finally Georgia became a state in 1732.

    Out of this melting pot of religions the American Revolution achieved Independence in 40 to 50 years later with the separation of Church and State adopted through sheer bloody experience.

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  18. Vincent Haynes December 5, 2016 at 12:00 PM #

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  19. Dompey December 5, 2016 at 12:01 PM #

    The Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment of United States Constitution, doesn’t only entails one worships as he/she sees fit devoid of governmental intrusion, but it also entails freedom from religion. You’re free to be an atheist or a satanist, if you so desire, but so long as Congress retains the right to regulate the application of your religious belief of lack thereof. In other words: you’re free to practice your Satanic belief, but even though human and animal sacrific constitute a necessary part of your belief, Congress still retains the right to regulate those aspects of the belief which are deemed illegal. So here we have government making laws to regulate the applicability of one’s religious belief.

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  20. millertheanunnaki December 5, 2016 at 12:34 PM #

    @ Vincent Haynes December 5, 2016 at 12:00 PM

    Brilliant poster! A man after my own “religious” heart.

    You think that enlightening poster could act as a spotlight to bring Zoe out of his batty cave of religious darkness?

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  21. Dompey December 5, 2016 at 12:56 PM #

    Miller

    Oh hush! Anything regarding the gluteus maximus, you behave like a hyena aloose in a meat factory.

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  22. Joe "Bobby" Alleyne December 5, 2016 at 1:16 PM #

    Dynamite quotation from Shermer. Well worth posting. It made me … er … chuckle.

    I’d give it about 30 minutes before some cognitively challenged cultist weighs in to (i) paste a quite extraordinary volume of shite cut directly from some wingnut website, or (ii) tell you outright that the reason you’re not a member of his cult is because you’re a cretin.

    By the way, world still ending tomorrow, probably around 9:40 a.m., so make sure you’ve already given away all your earthly possessions to Pastor John and his good lady wife at the Church of the Blessed and Bewildered. It’s the only way to avoid eternal damnation.

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  23. millertheanunnaki December 5, 2016 at 1:31 PM #

    @ Dompey December 5, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    Domps dear, what’s wrong with you now? Are you in heat like a real jenny ass? The miller can’t handle you anymore. You are too ‘deep’ for me in just too many ways.

    Maybe when you grow a clit like a hyena the miller might just consider a game of cock-knocking with you.

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  24. Dompey December 5, 2016 at 3:32 PM #

    Miller

    An old bulla like won’t even recognize a clit if it was push onto your tongue.So stay away from soup without dumplings and keep nuff Vaseline handle.

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  25. Joe "Bobby" Alleyne December 5, 2016 at 3:36 PM #

    “Terence Blackest muddles these events. He comes across like a confused student who has read too many books”

    I have to ask you a second time, albeit in a different thread: are you serious?

    It is screechingly obvious (and desperately sad) that Blackett does not read ANY ACTUAL BOOKS beyond the level of “The Da Vinci Code”. What he reads, and what he endlessly cuts-and-pastes from, are the millions of fringe websites spawned in the post-truth, post-fact, post-emirical world. Those websites quote Herodotus and Plato, so he quotes them too. Of course he’s never read either.

    What he’s doing — and this is always fascinating to observe, from a professional standpoint — is bolt together random little bits of stolen, fantastically ill-judged and disparate prose, and then trying to shoehorn the resulting mess into something that seems to him to be more-or-less stable. It’s like watching a two year-old with a starter-box of lego, forcing unmatched chunks of plastic together and then declaring the final product to be “look, daddy, a car!”

    And then daddy takes a photo of this mess and puts it on Facebook. And then one of daddy’s friends posts in response, “oh, what a lovely car. Aren’t you a clever boy? If someone can’t see that’s supposed to be a car, then they’re a moron.”

    The whole eternal post-truth, post-grammar, post-intelligence process is, again from a professional standpoint, a wonder to behold.

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  26. Dompey December 5, 2016 at 3:48 PM #

    Joe Bobby AlleyneI
    Had there been an available spot on Saturday Night Live you have gotten it because the latter part of your statement is very funny. I hare laughing till mah belly bus!

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  27. Dompey December 5, 2016 at 3:54 PM #

    Yah we know Bush Tea is a moron; he saw this piece of writing as a stroke of Genius.

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  28. Vincent Haynes December 5, 2016 at 4:51 PM #

    Dompey December 5, 2016 at 3:54 PM #

    Now,Now,Now…Dumps…..I thought you had better broughtupsy……one should respect ones elders…..its ok for joe and me to describe Bushie……but yuh gotta give he nuff respect hear……..leh muh tell yah a secret,he does only cuss yuh becausen he is yuh granfadder.

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  29. Dompey December 5, 2016 at 5:01 PM #

    Vincent Haynes

    I totally agree with you but that is the problem we are having with the young people today, we demand that the young people respect their elders, but we have a difficult time respecting the young people.

    Vincent Haynes, respect is reciprocal relationship, you show me respect and I do likewise, and apparently Miller hasn’t learn this life principle as of yet.

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  30. Dompey December 5, 2016 at 5:08 PM #

    Vincent Haynes

    Respect is a thing which has to be earned by both man and child. As a child I was told to respect my elders and and the same elders that I was told to respect, were beating their wives and keep as much outside women as possible and my fadda being one of those men.

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  31. Dompey December 5, 2016 at 5:22 PM #

    Vincent Haynes

    Lastly, I grew upon around a lot of men and few women in the Royal Barbados Police Force as a child, and some of those men I do respect still today this day. But they’re those few like Track Suit Top a former CID detective, that I still haven’t any respect for because he was evil man back in the day who mistreated members of the Barbadian public.

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  32. Bush Tea December 5, 2016 at 9:51 PM #

    @ Vincent
    Why is Bushie not surprised that you and Dompey would tend to associate with a parro like Jackass Boremann? ..a pimp / troll whose contribution to society is to hang around what he considers to be a poor blog, reading contributions from anonymous persons who he thinks are doltish …and then trying to tag onto their contributions in an effort to seem relevant…..
    How pathetic…

    Shiite man…. how low can a troll go…..?
    Snakes look down on such trash…
    LOL
    ha ha ha

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  33. Kammie M Holder December 5, 2016 at 10:38 PM #

    @Dompey, Prof Richard Drayton, Dr Pedro Welch or Researcher Sandra Eady can tell you all about the Barbados influence in Africa. I have met grand children and great grand childern of Barbadian migrants to Liberia.

    “Mrs. Bertha E. Porte

    The Porte and Best families wish to announce the joyful home going of Mrs. Bertha E. Porte, widow of Albert Porte, the Liberian educator and pamphleteer who wrote on constitutional and human rights issues for over half a century.

    Mother, Gran, Aunt Bertha, Cousin Bertha died April 13 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Cenethe and Frederick Hunder in Paynesville, Monrovia, Liberia. She was in her 97th year.

    Mrs. Porte was born November 5, 1913 in Live Oak, Florida, to the union of William Heathe and Sarah Heathe. Mr. Heathe had worked with the Methodist Mission in White Plains, near Crozierville.

    Following the death of her parents, Bertha and her siblings, sisters Cora and Gilly, and brother Leroy, moved to Crozierville, where Albert Porte’s parents, the Rev. Conrad C. Porte, and his wife Fredrica cared for them. Mrs. Porte attended the former Julia C. Emery Hall, now known as Bromley Mission, an Episcopal school for girls in Clay Ashland.

    Albert and Bertha’s courtship began on Porte Hill in Crozierville. They were married May 14, 1933. Their 53-year union was blessed with 11 children. Mrs. Porte spent most of her life as a homemaker, raising their 11 children and many foster children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

    She was active in Christ Episcopal Church in Crozierville, serving as treasurer, financial secretary and Sunday School teacher. Mrs. Porte enjoyed quilting and gardening.

    Last year, Mrs. Porte received a posthumous distinction on behalf of her husband Albert Porte from Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Mr. Porte, who died March 23, 1986, was admitted into the Humane Order of African Redemption with a grade of Knight Great Band.

    Mrs. Porte was also predeceased by two sons, Melvin and Ferdinand.

    Mrs. Porte’s survivors include her children: Elfric Koi-Koi(Williette); Leroy (Evelyn); Leopold (Josephine); Coslet (Gladys); Cenethe Hunder(Frederick); Upton(Audrey);Famatta Porte; Fredrica Morris(Wesley); Imelda Summerville(Eddie); Koko Wallah; Moses Wallah; and George Davies(Anna).

    Mrs. Porte is also survived by more than 40 grandchildren and more than 53 great grand children. Other survivors include her daughter-in-law Kemah Porte (late Melvin Porte’s wife); Muriel Best, Kenneth Best and their siblings; Rose Marie McFarland and her siblings; Beatrice Braithwaite Harris; and a host of other relatives in Liberia, the United States and other parts of the world.

    Funeral Arrangements:

    Wake Keeping: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 30, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 15th Street, Monrovia. The body of Mrs. Porte will be removed from Samuel Stryker Funeral Home in Sinkor at 5 p.m.

    Funeral Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 1, at Christ Episcopal Church, Crozierville. Bishop Jonathan Hart will officiate.

    Celebration: The family invites everyone to a party on Porte Hill to celebrate Mrs. Porte’s life.

    Contacts:

    Elfric K. Porte (son): 011-231-658-2665
    Imelda Summerville (daughter): 401-861-1217
    Fredrica Morris (daughter): 301-841-7437
    Upton Porte (son): 770-914-6964
    Kenneth Y. Best (nephew):011-231-681-2888
    Cenethe Hunder (daughter: 011-231-651-3277
    Mina Scott (granddaughter): 770-979-7110
    Tous Porte Subah (granddaughter) 612-385-1712
    http://www.tlcafrica.com/death_porte_bertha.htm

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  34. Kammie M Holder December 5, 2016 at 10:43 PM #

    For those who are adamant they are not African and could care less what happens. As I said going to Ghana, Liberia or Sierra Leone exposes you to identical persons you see in Barbados. The resemblance is surreal and causes you to approach many persons in the streets.

    http://www.tlcafrica.com/death_10.htm

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  35. Kammie M Holder December 5, 2016 at 10:47 PM #

    “Crozerville[1] is a town in Montserrado County, Liberia, along the Saint Paul River. Crozerville is notable for being one of the few Americo-Liberian settlements founded by immigrants from the Caribbean, instead of the United States.

    The town is located 15 miles from Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia.

    History[edit]
    Crozerville was settled by immigrants from Barbados. The immigration was the result of a visit by a Liberian delegation to Barbados in the 1860s, where they invited Barbadians and others from the Caribbean to emigrate to Liberia.[2]

    In 1864, Joseph S. Attwell, who was born in Barbados, came to the United States to collect funds to assist his compatriots in emigrating to Liberia. He collected about US$20,000, and was instrumental in the founding of the settlement of Crozerville.[3]

    On April 6, 1865, the American Colonization Society chartered the ship “Cora”, with 346 Barbadian emigrants for Liberia, where they arrived in Monrovia on May 10, 1865.[4] Many of the emigrants came from the Parish of Christ Church in southern Barbados. Some of the Barbadians later moved from Monrovia to the neighboring country of Sierra Leone, while others founded the Crozerville settlement.

    The town was named after John P. Crozer and Samuel A. Crozer, brothers and American Colonization Society benefactors from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who were influential in organizing the Barbadian emigration project.[5][6]

    Crozerville residents were known as skilled mechanics and farmers (especially in producing arrowroot and ginger),[7] and some residents and their descendants quickly became part of Liberia’s Americo-Liberian elite.

    The town was the birthplace of Albert Porte, political critic of Barbadian ancestry who was also the editor of the Crozerville Observer.[8] In 1946, Porte became the first Liberian journalist to be imprisoned by President William Tubman.[9]”

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  36. Joe "Bobby" Alleyne December 6, 2016 at 6:40 PM #

    “Why is Bushie not surprised that you and Dompey would tend to associate with a parro … a pimp / troll … such trash …”


    Says the Man with the [10 point] Plan, an individual whose every single utterance on this one blog includes an insult to at least someone, and often to entire nations or ethnicities or professions or creeds. A person of such unrelenting and witless bile, and beset by so many bad ideas, that he constantly brings to mind Mencken’s dictum: “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.”

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  37. Well Well & Consequences December 6, 2016 at 8:13 PM #

    Too many bajans believe they fell out of the sky and do not know that some blacks did make it back to Africa during the time of slavery, they were never taught that in school..

    ….. neither were they taught that there were already blacks in the Caribbean, North America and throughout Europe, hell throughout the world, before anyone else.

    Dompey them got a lot of catching up to do..lol

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  38. charles skeete December 7, 2016 at 7:55 AM #

    “The Seventh Day Adventist Church leadership in Rwanda was especially culpable, as pastors and others in leadership roles, took bribes and joined in the tyranny to destroy their own brothers and sisters in the faith, which has left a damnable stain upon the character of a church organization which purports to uphold such lofty standards and positions of doctrinal purity & righteousness. ”

    Not a entirely fair analysis- the escalation 0of the conflict must be laid squarely on the hands of the fascist Madeleine Albright Secretary of State in the Clinton Administration who argued strenuously that neighboring African nations should not be allowed to intervene until the “civil war came to an end” In reality , there was no civil war since those enduring the slaughter had no weapons with which to defend themselves from mass murder. In addition; Secretary of State Albright also insisted that the word “genocide” must not be used, and that the United Nations forces stationed in Rwanda were not to be allowed to intervene.

    “However, Claude Gatebuke, who is a Rwandan war and genocide survivor remarks that: “On the day the Rwandan Genocide is generally commemorated, former President Clinton’s words rang hollow both in material and delivery. Instead, they conjured up images, of white foreigners being evacuated from Rwanda to safety at the outset of the genocide. The rest of us, the innocent civilians, were provided with neither the option of evacuation, nor the decency of protection, but were left, amidst a bloody war and genocide, come what may.”

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  39. Vincent Haynes December 7, 2016 at 11:01 AM #

    Kammie M Holder December 5, 2016 at 10:43 PM #

    One can identify with Africa,an area of it or even a tribe but one can never return as an African,because we lack the knowledge of ones tribe and its language&customs.

    The notion of being African carries a measure of nostalgia of what could have been…….but the facts are that we are the progeny of African&European tribes primarily and can never truly claim one or the other,hence our only choice is to make our home here and expend our energies on getting this home of ours functioning properly.

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  40. 555dubstreet December 7, 2016 at 1:08 PM #

    It’s a brand new day
    I see my light come shining
    From the west unto the east
    Any day now, any day now
    I shall be released

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  41. Dompey December 7, 2016 at 4:59 PM #

    Kammie Holder

    I know this might burst your bobble but a lot of African people regard West Indian people quite poorly. A lot of them see us as slave babies!

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  42. dreamstarworld December 11, 2016 at 2:38 PM #

    In the Homiletic Review for December 1887, Philip Schaff D.D., LL.D had an article on “THE CONNECTING LINKS BETWEEN CHURCH & STATE,” and says “that there are 3 links, namely, MARRIAGE, SUNDAY & THE PUBLIC SCHOOL. That is, there are 3 links which form the union of Church & State. From the adoption of The Constitution until today, it has ever been the just pride of this Nation, that in its form of Government, Church & State were wholly separate; and that with religion the State had nothing to do, but left that matter just where it rightly belongs, as solely pertaining to an individual’s personal relations between himself and God.” (April 1888 ATJ, AMS 27:1)

    However, we see at the end of 2016, the Billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos (family of AMWAY* fame) “whom Donald Trump has tapped to lead the Education Department once compared her work in education reform to a biblical battleground where she wants to “advance God’s Kingdom.”

    This clearly will breach the “WALL OF SEPARATION” made sacrosanct by the Constitution, as most will only be focused on some illusory “WALL” which is to be built along the southern flank of the (DIS) United States of #Amnesia & #Paranoia… A Jesuit ploy created as a distraction, as most already know that it is something that may never happen…

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/betsy-devos-education-trump-religion-232150

    The below cited letter by Thomas Jefferson should speak volumes at a time when the “TYRANNY” caused by the fusion of Church & State will have cataclysmic repurcussions:

    Gentlemen

    The affectionate sentiments of esteem and approbation which you are so good as to express towards me, on behalf of the Danbury Baptist association, give me the highest satisfaction. my duties dictate a faithful and zealous pursuit of the interests of my constituents, & in proportion as they are persuaded of my fidelity to those duties, the discharge of them becomes more and more pleasing.

    Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.

    I reciprocate your kind prayers for the protection & blessing of the common father and creator of man, and tender you for yourselves & your religious association, assurances of my high respect & esteem.

    Th Jefferson
    Jan. 1. 1802.
    https://www.loc.gov/loc/lcib/9806/danpre.html

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  43. dreamstarworld December 11, 2016 at 2:59 PM #

    The “SPEECH” that got JFK killed by a JESUIT ASSASSIN:

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  44. dreamstarworld December 11, 2016 at 3:02 PM #

    Rick Santorum: ‘I Almost Threw Up’ After Reading JFK Speech on Church, State…

    http://tinyurl.com/z6ujy6n

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  45. dreamstarworld December 11, 2016 at 3:27 PM #

    rump’s religious dealmaking pays dividends: The president-elect shrewdly courted evangelical leaders during his presidential run, and that transactional style appears likely to carry into the White House….

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/trump-religious-dealmaking-dividends-232277

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