Found this article today and responded in kind. Have a read for yourself and I encourage your comments.
My Response: Shawn, you hit the nail on the head but sadly Jamaica is and will be a polarized nation with the ‘us’ and ‘them’. It is our DMZ line that stunts our growth. The political leaders are silent not because they want to but they cowardly have to. As for the church leaders they are the witches stirring the pot of hate so expect no leadership from them.The educated Jamaicans know better than to say anything at home as it may cause their possible death and/or dismay so they take to the skies and leave “them” behind to suffer because of their ignorance. So what’s left- the 60%. That 60% of the populace that clammers for anything and everything, the hustlers, the sellers, the ones that only know patios as their first language. That 60% is corrupted by the very leaders who say nothing and by the entertainers like Beenie man who changes his personal stance to save his own hide. So when will this all start to change – when the WORLD changes and begins to isolate Jamaica. A Jamaica triumphant in the sporting arena but weak in the social and human rights agenda is like a beautiful pitbull parading at a dog show but got wild and attacks the judges. You have to put it down. Weakness on both sides is as we know , the motto to all quarrels. The country is a very weak country- weak in leadership, vision, discipline and character. The actions now will affect other generations. It is them thankfully that will clean up the mess created by the present because by then the world would have passed Jamaica by and the only option Jamaica has is to change because they are no longer able to change the situation so they are challenged to change themselves.