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Patterson's propaganda of black nationalism

Published:Wednesday | October 14, 2015 | 10:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Former Prime Minister P.J. Patterson's ambition to emerge as a true statesman after governing Jamaica for a decade and a half has drawn into question his intrusion into the reparation debate as a disguise for seeking to remove Jamaica from the Privy Council and replace it with the Caribbean Court of Justice as our final appellate court.

How can Mr Patterson claim to be the voice of black men and women when the PNP's basic dignity has been ignored and abused by his willingness to engage in a development model for the island that has grossly displaced and disrespected our workers, even today as we speak?

Political opportunism is not pan-Africanism. Exploitative socialism cannot be disguised in black nationalism. Shouldn't you be supporting diaspora voting rights pursuant to constitutional obligations instead of a Caribbean Court of Justice?

SILBERT BARRETT

net_sbarrett@hotmail.com