It ain't wuking!
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Romans 12:1
I believe one of the definitions of being mad, crazy, insane, which ever word you are more comfortable with, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
If you plant beans, it is highly unlikely that you will reap carrots unless you help yourself to your neighbour’s. If you put rice in a pot to cook at the end of the process you shouldn’t expect to find soup – unless you can’t cook rice.
So then, why on God’s earth are we expecting to find morally sound and responsible end results when we continue to plan immorality and irresponsibility? Go figure.
This wuking up thing still on my mind.
Actually, it concerns me that everything that involves a drum and moving of hips is called African and we feel compelled to hold it and talk about our forefathers.
I have been looking at dance for a little while and I have not found any recognised or named form where you hold another by their hips and gyrate on their backsides. This seems something peculiar to our region, or Barbados at least.
If that is so, then I guess that wuking up “is our culture”. That being the case, I would think the National Cultural Foundation would be holding classes to find or shape the best wuker uppers or wuk uppers.
Everybody was up in arms about the little boy doing he little thing behind the woman, but it left me wondering why position him behind the woman? Why not in front? There seem to be some love for behind.
When we really look at the movements of these persons, the one bent over seem to be being pleasured in some form and the one behind usually with contorted facial expressions appear to be releasing some sort of sexual frustration. But why behind, considering how homophobic Bajan men purport to be?
Ronnie Clarke might have been onto something bigger than he knows with Botsie Theology. We probably need Dr. Ermine Belle to get to the bottom of this.
Drinking on my mind too.
In the last few days an intoxicated minister of Government in Trinidad and a Roman Catholic Bishop-elect in San Francisco arrested for drunk driving.
And Victor Roach walking about Barbados talking all over his face with a book collecting signatures so the authorities can see that this is what Barbadians want or rather what is needed.
I am at a lost as to what is the hold up for legislation and the implementation of methods that can save lives.
But again drinking is part of our culture, after all, we own the rum that invented rum and we fall prey to a bunch of foolish slogans that are designed to sell a product but give false security – the man’s beer, it’s what your right hand is for, it’s the one to have when you’re having more than one and those are just a few.
But we want sponsorship at our events so we keeping quiet. If these companies were truly genuinely about people drinking responsibly instead of making a profit they would be supporting this move.
I can think of no one who makes a product who does not want it sold – it is about money. If yuh want to enjoy a “good” drink, do it at home because that designated driver talk is a joke. The manly thing is to show that you can hold your drinks – and from what I see women in on it too.
We will wait until six young ladies die when a drunk driver plough into a hair salon they are in, when six young men die because a drunk driver bowl them over like pins when they out cycling early a morning or when a drunk driver eliminate a school warden and all the children on the pedestrian crossing.
Then we going to have big funerals, spreads in the newspapers and minutes of silence and two weeks later we will get caught back up in our own affairs and leave traumatised and angry parents, husbands, wives, and children to mourn and then come back and hold commemorative services on the anniversary of events that could have been avoided.
I just really tired of all the foolish talk, especially when it comes as a result of something that could have been avoided. We don’t have terrorists in Barbados but when I leaving the island I have to take off my belt and shoes and get feel up and have my luggage searched. That is a prevention measure.
We have drunkards in Barbados and we are doing nothing about it. We have people encouraging lewd behaviour and we are doing nothing about it.
But then we speak with clarity about the decay of moral fabric. The fabric has to decay because when we see the little moths we don’t brush them off and what was little is now big with a big appetite.
Pretty soon there will be no moral fabric so then I guess there will be nothing to talk about.
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2