I decided to change my name on my blog posts for some strange reason. Primarily because I promised those dearest to me that I would be more careful with the direction my advocacy takes lest I commit career and social suicide. The irony is that advocacy for the advancement of the rights of the vulnerable usually leaves the advocate more vulnerable and with less rights. And with that said, for the moment, I now assume the moniker “Incog Nito”… though it is only a thinly veiled disguise.
With that out of the way….
I attended a legal symposium put on by the Lawyer’s Christian Fellowship last weekend at the University of the West Indies and was left flabbergasted at the way hate speech can be so easily enveloped an re-packaged into proselytism. It is so effortless the way that pious separatism and xenophobia can come dancing off the tongue in a bacchannal akin to the ditty the pied piper played while leading the rats to their demise.
Such was the sinister nature of the LCF forum. It was a rhetorical lobotomy of biblical proportions.
Ordinarily I would be seething after hearing nonsense such as theirs but this time I’m confused, and empathetic toward their ignorance.
I am averse to circular arguments and so convincing them that their thought process is flawed and inherently prejudicial is an aimless activity but I really do feel sorry for their world view. They want to form a bloc of nations with similar values to challenge the US and UK and their perceived neo-imperialist agenda of cultural domination and hegemony. Essentially that means they would love to see Jamaica form a political alliance with the likes of Uganda, Nigeria, and Saudi Arabia. Remember these are Christians so they believe very firmly in the David and Goliath paradigm so they shall not be moved!
Poor things. I wish them well.