Daily Archives: 05/30/2021

OPINION: Pelting dogs and the mentally disturbed – By Francis Quamina Farrier

  — By Francis Quamina Farrier
The youngster was pelting a man of unsound mind who was walking relatively peacefully along a street in Georgetown. The man seemed no threat to anyone. However, being poorly dressed and with his funny actions as he walked along, shaking his limbs in an unnatural way, disclosed that he was most likely, someone of unsound mind. I asked the youngster why he was pelting the man. “Mista, he mad,” was the practical response, which was embellished with some boyish giggles.
I took the opportunity to give the youngster a very brief lecture about respect for others, no matter who. I considered that to be my responsibility as an elder. He seemed to accept that it is wrong to visit violence on someone because they are perceived to be mad. Even the mentally disturbed should be viewed as being human and as such must be shown respect and compassion.

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Canada mourns as remains of 215 children found at indigenous school – BBC News

A new classroom building at the Kamloops Indian Residential School is seen in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada circa 1950
The Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia once housed 500 children – Reuters

A mass grave containing the remains of 215 children has been found in Canada at a former residential school set up to assimilate indigenous people.

The children were students at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia that closed in 1978.

The discovery was announced on Thursday  May 27, by the chief of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it was a “painful reminder” of a “shameful chapter of our country’s history”.

USA: Can Democrats Beat The Odds In 2022? – Katrina vanden Heuvel | The Washington Post

 OPINION: By Katrina vanden Heuvel | The Washington Post

Would you put big money on Democrats winning big in 2022? Recently, a wealthy progressive donor stated on a Listserv for political junkies that he expected Democrats to sweep the House and Senate by large margins. Conventional wisdom, of course, holds that Democrats are likely to lose control of the House and quite possibly the Senate, putting an abrupt end to the progressive reforms that President Biden is advancing. Can Democrats beat the odds next year?       Continue reading

MUSIC VIDEO: Terry Nelson – Welcome Independence /Nations of Guyana

MUSIC VIDEO: Terry Nelson – Welcome Independence /Nations of Guyana

Two of Guyana’s Independence songs sang by UK/Guyanese artist Terry Nelson