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Put your hat where you can reach it

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


“Son, don't put your hat where you can't reach it
It doesn't make no sense
Good things come for those who work hard for it
Adjust yourself to the life you can afford to live.”

- Junior Murvin

In dealing with the colonial powers in the United Kingdom (UK), those of us in the Overseas Territories (OTs) must understand a few fundamental things.

The UK does not care about our individual or collective; feelings, emotions, or whatever customs we may have in our individual countries. They care about their Global Britain agenda, plain and simple.

They will not ask permission for us to accept or adapt to their agenda.

The only hope of stopping, or delaying their agenda is via a united front from all OTs and the wider region.

Attempting to unite the remaining OTs, and or the region at large, will only work if, and when there is consensus on one or two issues. To think that other islands will take up the causes of minor internal issues is not even remotely realistic.

As a prime example, regional bodies will not take up the internal issues of; who qualifies as a belonger, or who can sit on government boards.

Be realistic

Over the coming weeks and months, there will be no shortage of voices chiming in on radio shows, online or at meetings. Without a doubt, there will be a myriad of opinions and views.

That is what is called “local democracy.”

Those practising “local democracy” need to understand that they need to have an actual cohesive plan and buy in from regional bodies.

The unfortunate reality is that no matter who is the next Prime Minister, “Global Britain” does not care about opinions on radio shows or online forums.

So, put your hat where you can reach it.

7 Responses to “Put your hat where you can reach it”

  • Windy (02/08/2022, 08:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Another good read
  • Rubber Duck (02/08/2022, 09:11) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    The bvi is ready for its independence
  • ITS AMAZING (02/08/2022, 11:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    HOW SOME JUST DISCOVERED ( RACISM ) AND WHITE COLONIALISM ???? ???? YET THEY HOLD ON TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE , / NAMES , EVERY DAY THEY SPEWING OUT HATRED ABAINST THE WHITES AND WHEN OUR OWN BLACKS DO THE SAME TO OUR
    BLACKS / THEY PLAY AND ACT LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED , ( ARE YOU FOR REAL ❓ ???? THOSE WHO SOLD OUR ANCESTORS TO THE WHITES , WHAT HAVE THEY DONE FOR US ❓ ???? PLEASE ENLIGHTEN US MR WANNABE FAMOUS ????
  • Thomas Famous (02/08/2022, 13:06) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    We don't know which Africans sold our Ancestors out. Those records were not kept.

    However we do know who enslaved us.

    The Dutch
    The Spanish
    The Danish
    The French
    The Americans
    The Portuguese

    And yes, the British.
  • @ THOMAS ???? (02/08/2022, 18:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    OK , YOU GOT MY BLESSINGS , MORE POWER TO YOU ????
  • E. Leonard (04/08/2022, 12:29) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    England/Britain/UK has had unilateral control and power over its West Indian colonies ( The Sugar Islands), including the VI and Bermuda, starting in the 15th Century and it still does over the remaining OTs. It is accountable only to itself. Through conquering and colonizing colonies, it built a vast British Empire that boosted its social, economic and political growth and development, providing it vast power, control , and influence across the globe. However, Britannia no longer rules the waves nor the sun never sets over the Empire; the Empire has faded into the annals of history, as is the fate (rise and fall) of all civilizations, empires, etc. Now, the UK desirous of regaining some of its past glory and prestige has launch Global Britain. The UK does not give a rat’s @ss about some little black dots in the Caribbean Sea, and is exploiting the disunity among the people(s) (as our forebears were exploited) to exert its unaccountable power and control. Collective, cooperative and collaborative among the people is the best mechanism in attaining any measure of fuller self-governing.
    • tag team (04/08/2022, 18:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      The Bermuda and US diaspora is keeping it real saying what their brethren at home are too timid to say or do in public. The BVI has had a history of speaking out but it seems to have gone soft and scared, concerned more about self-interest than the public interest. Patriots like Dolph Faulkner, Noel Lloyd, etc, demonstrated uncommon courage to speak up for justice, equality, and freedom.


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