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Shall we wait or revolt?

Published:Saturday | June 21, 2014 | 12:00 AM


In response to Keiran King's online column 'Depression tastes like Jamaica' (Gleaner, June 18, 2014), there are a few more micro issues at hand: education and fear.

We who are educated see the issues but are afraid to take them on. Why? Because not many of us are willing to go the long mile to recovery and balance.

How many of us who read this piece will go on to convince the uneducated to revolt because it's in their best interest? We are not defeated in the sense of apathy. We are a resilient people. Despite the issues Mr King laid out, we keep moving, living, loving, laughing. We greet tourists/foreigners with open arms.

Why do we wait? We wait for the revolt. The representation. Bogle, Nanny, Sam Sharpe, Marcus Garvey. The faith that things will get better. We are a Christian country, after all. Most of us can galvanise around the hurt, the oppression, the nonsensical actions from a Government that is riddled with greed and corruption that is too deep to get out.

We know what the issues are but are afraid of the backlash from a divided nation. The fix is not an overnight one, but will be long and bloody.