Montague’s ‘chosen by God’ claim laughable
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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) email@example.com