Mon­tague’s ‘cho­sen by God’ claim laugh­able

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

THE EDITOR, Sir: AN AR­TI­CLE in the Sun­day Ob­server in which Bobby Mon­tague claimed that he was cho­sen by God to tackle crime would be laugh­able if it were not so se­ri­ous.

Mon­tague ut­tered such rub­bish after pro­claim­ing that he did not want the job in the first place.

I have to won­der, how­ever, if when he made men­tion of God he was re­fer­ring to An­drew Hol­ness, as many in the Ja­maica Labour Party seem to think that the in­stall­ment of Mr Hol­ness is akin to the next com­ing of Christ.

It is a shame that God choose him for the po­si­tion, but for­got to give him strong arms to tackle the job.

For Mon­tague to even sug­gest such rub­bish in the midst of the many lives that have been lost due to the up­surge of vi­o­lence in Ja­maica is truly heart­break­ing and shows, in my opin­ion, the lack of re­spect and em­pa­thy for those who lost their fam­i­lies to crime and are still in mourn­ing. MICHELLE BRAD­SHAW phillipsmichelle57@ya­hoo.com busi­ness own­ers, med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als, man­agers, jour­nal­ists, etc. A lot of men are not even qual­i­fied enough to work as gas sta­tion at­ten­dants and helpers in su­per­mar­kets.

Have you been notic­ing how the gas sta­tion work­ers are be­ing pop­u­lated with women? Prob­a­bly if you add a lit­tle class or colour to your ar­gu­ment you may pass the post, but first you will have to be­seech the priv­i­leged women to pull up the boot­straps of their few un­for­tu­nate sis­ters.

Mr Nel­son, you should think about getting a con­tract to write for one of the news­pa­pers in Nige­ria. Its pres­i­dent boasted in Ger­many re­cently that his wife be­longs in the kitchen, the liv­ing room and the other rooms. The women in Nige­ria need your help Mr Nel­son, not those in Ja­maica whose me­te­oric rise to fame and for­tune is the envy of the world. You should also re­mem­ber that Ja­maica does not have the Boko Harams or the Tal­iban.

Use your col­umn, Mr Nel­son, to ad­vance so­lu­tions to fraud, or­gan­ised crime, gun­run­nings, mur­ders and scam­ming, in which the men are pre­dom­i­nantly in­volved. Your ar­gu­ment is long dead and its fu­neral is long gone. If you con­tem­plate about writ­ing on th­ese is­sues in the fu­ture, please re­fer to ‘Men at Risk’ – Er­rol Miller, ‘Men on the Edge’ – The Gleaner, and ‘Where have all the men gone?’ – the late Carl Wint of The Gleaner. B. E. REYNOLDS (MR) bert­lanr@gmail.com

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