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Boris is gone, colonialism lives on

Thomas C. Famous. Photo: Provided
Thomas C. Famous

On Thursday, July 7, 2022, the latest disgraced British Prime Minister, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson finally resigned.

So, what does this mean for the United Kingdom Overseas Territories of Anguilla, Bermuda Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands and [British] Virgin Islands?

In reality, it means very little as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) mandate does not change.

No matter which party is in power, who is the Prime Minister or whomever the Minister for Overseas Territories may be, UK Colonialism still lives on.

Forced agendas

On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, UK Lord Michael M. Cashman laid a private members bill in the House of Lords that would, if passed in both houses, force the OTs to accept SSM.

"The explanatory notes state that the “Bill empowers the Governor of each Territory to make changes to the law in the Territory to recognize the lawfulness of same-sex marriage.”

Let me repeat, if passed, this bill would force the OTs to accept UK morals that do not line up with the will of the Caribbean people.

Some may recall that this was part of the agenda of the Foreign Affairs Committee "Global Britain" report of 2019.

Yes, the very same report that recommended UK nationals should get the right to vote in elections in the OTs.

For the moment let's not get caught in the side debate.

The key issue is that one person, or a small group of Europeans in London, have the ability to attempt to dictate to 200,000 persons in the Mid-Atlantic and Caribbean.

I don't recall those persons attempting to even have a conversation with the elected leaders of the OTs.

Do you?

Do we need a better example of racism and colonialism?

Don't bow down

So, what does this mean for the OTs?

Option A: We lay down and allow a few Europeans to dictate their version of morality to us.

Option B: We stand united and do not allow them to force their ways on us.

If we bow down to this, it will only be a matter of time before they force us to accept UK nationals voting in our elections.

Boris is gone. But make no mistake, UK Colonialism lives on.

14 Responses to “Boris is gone, colonialism lives on”

  • E. Leonard (11/07/2022, 13:17) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    As the saying goes, one monkey does not stop the show, the plan, the action, the programme, etc. Indeed, PM Boris Johnson resigning and exiting the scene stage left will not stop Global Britain. The British Empire has vanished into the annals of history, for Britannia no longer rules the waves and the sun sets over the Commonwealth. Global Britain is a plan, a programme, for the UK to get back some of its lost unearned prestige and global influence. But colonialism, an oppressive, exploitive, violent, parasitic, controlling, and extractive institution is not decease. It is a like a pathogen that still thrives , especially in the OTs.

    Moreover, the Brits are experienced diplomats and skillful tacticians, setting traps and playing the long game. Be aware of these series of Ds: Deflect, Delay, Denial, Discount, Deceive, Divide, Discredit, Destroy, Deal, and Dulcify (appease). Be vigilant!!!
  • ... (11/07/2022, 13:23) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    You are so right
  • smh (11/07/2022, 14:40) Like (5) Dislike (4) Reply
    Dear Famo and Len,

    You two should stop being victims. Everything is not all black and white. Get a life.

    • E.Leonard (11/07/2022, 20:05) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      @smh, usually, I, for the most part, let arrows sling at me by other bloggers who may lack the courage to use their name just fly. In this instance, I decided not to be “Swift Boated.” Nonetheless, in my view, facts are facts and surely they are not playing victimhood. However, my ancestors that endured the ravages of slavery, slave trade, and colonialism/imperialism, as well as the current descendants who are currently living the legacies of slavery, slave trade, and colonialism, were/are victims. True, everything is not black and white but much is black and white, though many want to pretend that little is about black and white. Purveyors and associates of slavery, slave trade and colonialism want to free themselves of remembering the ravages of these sordid institution but those that endured the vicious treatment and living the legacies are bound by it and cannot forget it. I’m ready to debate at any time with facts.
      • Common Sense (13/07/2022, 09:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        It’s very simple really, the US, France and Holland don’t waste their time and efforts with this sort Colonialism discussion, their Caribbean islands are part of their respective countries. The UK either needs to totally scrap “self determination”, or, cut the OT’s loose. You can’t be half pregnant, which one do you want.
  • History (11/07/2022, 15:18) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Some 25 years ago or so, the UK govt. forced to BVI govt to allow people with dreadlocks into the Territory. Previous practice was to turn them back. BVIs does not have to accept UK mandates, so long as it’s also OK with ending its present arrangement with the UK.
  • pat (11/07/2022, 16:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need our independence bottom line
  • @ SMH (11/07/2022, 18:37) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
  • Hang on. (11/07/2022, 22:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I don’t see where the racism comes in? I understand the sentiment of laws being changed by outsiders, but see no example of racism and feel like this word just gets thrown around everywhere to help push the independence agenda. “Morals that don’t line up with Caribbean people” I don’t think that’s entirely accurate, try telling that to the 5% of people born gay (over 2 million Caribbean people).
    • @Hang On (12/07/2022, 07:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are probably from the privileged, feel entitled, and too blind to see the realities. Or you are a wannabe that tries so hard to be excepted.
      • @@Hang On (12/07/2022, 11:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Please explain to me where the racism exists in this scenario, please?!! Or just continue to make blind accusations
  • Q&K (12/07/2022, 14:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    And when the Queen is gone, the King will rule, what then.?
  • Thomas Famous (12/07/2022, 19:39) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Can Blacks in the Caribbean dictate laws to Europeans?

    Colonialism premise is based on Europeans controlling the narrative over persons of colour.

    That is racism.
  • thank you (17/07/2022, 00:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need more virgin islanders like you to rise at such a timw like this !

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