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A RASTA PLAY
(written and illustrated by Ras Jahaziel August 2010) www.rastafarivisions.com
AND THE MASSACRE IN
TIVOLI GARDENS JAMAICA
PRELUDE: WHAT THE NEWS MEDIA SAID:
"Seventy-three civilians and one soldier died in last week's push into Tivoli."
“Over 73 civilians Killed, 500 Jamaicans injured"
"Mounting casualties from the massive offensive by the security forces on Tivoli Gardens have put morgues on the brink of overflowing." The Gleaner
" The media reports are not telling the full story of what is actually taking place in Jamaica, they fail to address the governments involvement in the crisis and the underlining historical context”
BEHIND THE SCENES
The truth that the University is not saying, the Church is not saying, the official News is not saying, and the other second-hand Mouth-pieces are not saying:
An Inter-faith Dialogue between Snow-white The Money God and The Three Dragons
SNOW WHITE-The Money God: Gentlemen, welcome to this our fourth-hundred annual inter-faith dialogue where we exchange ideas for the better management of our slave-holdings in the modern colonies. Now please relax and take off your masks. Those do-gooder masks are only for the outside when we have to put on a public show. But here, if you want to say "Nigger" you can say "Nigger."
HA HA HA HA HA
CLAP, CLAP, CLAP, CLAP, CLAP.
This is the forum where we can be ourselves and speak our minds without worrying about political correctness. We do not have to go around corners and pretend that PROFIT is not the only thing that matters. Every-one in here knows that the advancement of our empire has often called for ruthless action against inferior peoples. Often times it has involved moving populations from areas that we desire. Sometimes the methods may be bloody and involve lost of life amongst the inferior peoples, but everyone of you know the ropes, so to speak. So please speak your mind without worry. The press is not here. This is the place where we can discuss the dirty details that would shock the larger public outside.
Now the first thing I would like to do is to express my concerns about the stability of our modern plantation system in the Caribbean and the volatility of our Negro labor force in light of recent events.
I am sure that we all agree the image of "Paradise" must be maintained at all costs. For close to four centuries we have reaped billions of dollars in profit from the sweat of Black labor in the hot climes of these islands, and what has made our businesses so profitable is that up to this day Black labor has been for the most part free or very cheap. But now our old sugar plantations that required us to maintain thousands of slaves have been phased out, and Tourism has now become our new sugar plantation. Not only do we need fewer Negroes, but unlike in the days of sugar cane it is important to project an idyllic paradise image despite the glaring wide-spread poverty of the locals.
(The nagging truth keeps asking:Why do some people have all the luxury and some people have all the tears? Paradise and Hell all in the same place? Who keeps this system running from generation to generation? The Army, The Police, The politicians, and The Church?)
But we have a problem looming on the horizon: As a result of our recent economic adjustments the weight on the poor has been increased significantly, to the extent that they are nearing breaking-point. If we do not act preemptively and take drastic measures they are likely to rebel and spoil our paradise image. We need to crush rebellion long before it happens.
FIRST DRAGON, The Minister of Legal Terrorism and Plantation Protection: Pardon me for saying so, but I think your fears may be a little bit exaggerated because as you know, we have always used our police and army as a barrier of terror to protect our slave-holding properties. They have been trained to be very brutal and ruthless, and as a result of their consistent terrorism most of the slave population fears them. I don’t think we have anything to worry about, but if it would make you feel better we can increase the terror.
SNOW WHITE-The Money God: Well make sure the media publishes a good excuse for doing so before giving the police the go-ahead. But no matter what it takes we must maintain the flow of profit from our human and material possessions on these islands. Even though these economic measures will affect the lives of the poor fairly harshly, such measures are necessary to maintain THE PROFIT FLOW.
But keeping the plantation from burning has always been a balancing act. On the one hand, too much hardship may cause spontaneous rebellion, and on the other hand the extra hardship that the Niggers feel also makes them desperate for money. In that state of mind it is easier to control and manipulate them, and it is never difficult to find spies and informers. Another very important advantage in keeping the Negroes in a desperate economic state was demonstrated just recently in Tivoli Gardens. If you did not understand the power of our economic grip on the Negroes you would have been surprised by the zeal that was exhibited by our police and soldiers as they went about maiming and killing other Niggers that look just like themselves.
With our power to decide who eats and who starves it was easy to enlist dozens of paid killers.
So despite all of the idealistic calls for equal rights and justice, we know from long experience that we have to keep the economic lid on the Negroes. It is a form of control that we have always used, and in any case it has never been wise to let the Nigger get too far. We just need to be prepared at all times for any eventuality.
FIRST DRAGON, The Minister of Legal Terrorism and Plantation Protection: Well, in light of your concern about the possibility of these economic measures causing dire social consequences, let me assure you that we have already equipped our FORCES with the appropriate training and practice in the event of an uprising.
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