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We must educate Ja on governance

Published:Tuesday | December 4, 2012

THE EDITOR, Sir:

I really enjoyed Gordon Robinson's column 'State-sponsored rape' on Sunday, December 2, 2012. I love the writer's style.

I constantly ask, what of the people who will not read articles and misunderstand critical issues deconstructed and discussed? How do we get the pawns and voters to truly see and break down how the macroissues affect their microsituations, and then how the microsituations influence the macrooutcomes.

It's important that we start facilitating dialogue using alternative and relative expression forms. The infrastructure is there; it just needs attention, allies and strategies. Community youth clubs, non-governmental organisations, corporate Jamaica, old-time 'good-hearted' people who just want to genuinely do good - they still exist.

The Church, which has taken refuge within its walls, preaching behind the safety of pulpits and the security of pews, should instead be in the streets like the Christ they claim to worship, whose disciples then were the bad men of today. Yet members of the Church would not be caught dead hanging out among them like Christ did.

We need to facilitate the dialogue. Our people are not stupid. They are just marginalised and controlled by the wealthy few and politicians who starve us through scarce opportunities and benefits while they live it up in multimillion-dollar SUVs.

I would love to discuss ideas on how to drill this information, and subsequently, POWER down to the people.

STACY ANN JARRETT

stacyannjarrett@gmail.com