THE EDITOR, Sir:
A new year will again face us with the monster of crime among us. However, the typical violent crimes like murder and assault and robbery might be merely part of a wider plan by the enemy to distract us from three greater and more deep-rooted abominations in the Jamaican society. As a victim of armed robbery twice in my life, I say this without prejudice.
The first of these abominations, is incest. This was what Queen Ifrica, one of the Creator's messengers, sang about in her track, Daddy. Yet the problem still hovers beneath the radar and ire of our people, much to the detriment of our moral and socio-psychological fabric.
The other is skin bleaching. This might sound clichéd, but that is just part of the plan of the enemy. I recall that a born-again Caucasian couple flew all the way from Europe to warn us about a vision that came to them about the demonic connections with skin bleaching, on Religious Hardtalk about a year or two ago. The unrighteous have counted on their 'fairness' to help deliver them since Old Testament days.
The last of the three, is lotto scamming. We still make a mockery of the Honourable Peter Bunting about the need for 'divine intervention', but I suspect the passion and intensity of lottery scammers might have forced him to make such a remark. Those who are well-thinking and have heard these scammers in action, can identify with the chills which our minister of national security has probably felt; and he probably has seen what the rest of us have not, which is the full extent of what the lottery scam has been doing to our society.
Andre O. Sheppy