Evil spirits in Grand Kadooment, charges Jones

You are hypocrites!

That was just the beginning of Minister of Education Ronald Jones’ tirade today against adults, who he said liked to criticize the debauchery of young people, while they exhibit unsavoury and morally disreputable behaviour on the road during Grand Kadooment.

In a highly charged feature address at the graduation ceremony of St Ambrose Primary School, Jones returned to the subject he first raised at Youth Explosion’s annual church service at the St David’s Anglican Church in Christ Church on June 18, where he had stopped just short of calling for moral police to be employed to keep those who practise “naked exposure” off the road.

Back then the minister had said he was appalled at the level of nakedness during the Crop Over finale.   

He was even more critical today, suggesting that some revellers behaved as though they had been overtaken by evil spirits.

And while he did not make specific mention of a video circulating on social media showing a young boy on stage at a Crop Over fete gyrating on an adult female, the Minister of Education described the behaviour associated with the carnival as “too crass”.

“A licence to behave badly is not given on Kadooment Day. The licence is given to parade on Kadooment, but what do we get? We don’t get the parade, we get the bad behaviour and then people say to me they are having fun.

“It is too crass. It is as though there is a possession of evil in the midst of merriment,” he told parents gathered at the LV Harcourt Lewis Training Facility at the Barbados Public Workers Cooperative Credit Union.

He said adults were being hypocritical by dressing their best to go to church on Sunday and then acting “vile and vulgar” on the Kadooment Monday.

“And then in our hypocritical responses as adults in our society, when we see our little ones displaying similar behaviour then as the hypocrites we are, we condemn them,” he added.

Addressing the theme, I Am the Author of My Story, Jones argued that by setting poor examples parents were already plotting the paths or ‘stories’ of their children.

Yet, he said, those very parents were attempting to “save our own souls” by condemning their charges who mirror such behaviour.

“By example we have been charting
. . . . [our children’s] stories and then they mimic, then they display the behaviour that we as adults display and by strange notion we believe that when we condemn them we have saved our own souls.

“What you are saying, ‘twice, neither do I condemn thee, but behave yourselves,’” he added, while implying that the story of today’s society was a “fractured” and “damaged” tale.

Speaking specifically to the 19 graduates, he urged them not to allow all of life’s successes and failures to define them and their capabilities.

“It is not everything that is said to you, done to you that should become part of your story. You have to be able to sift through all that is around you in your community, in your family, in school, in church and in chapel,” he said.

katrinaking@barbadostoday.bb

7 Responses to Evil spirits in Grand Kadooment, charges Jones

  1. Cyrus Faulkner July 5, 2017 at 8:29 am

    I agree with Minister Jones. I can understand young people doing their thing but when those matured people who have reached the age of reasoning getting down and having dry sex on the road at crop over, carnival and other fete it is disgusting. I do not accept that in order to enjoy ones self they must do the doggy style dance especially on the road in full public view. Most of those moves are better left for the bedroom. Most of them complain to there husbands that they have rhumatisme or arthritis when they are requested to perform the same moves which they were doing on koodment day. It is appalling to see some of our most distinguished citizen loosing their metal at Grand koodment. Let us have fun and enjoy our self but do it for the glory of God and not the falling angles directed by Lucifer and his band of demons who is lurking to possess our souls.

    Reply
  2. Gearbox1964 July 5, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    This is one of the few topics I can agree with Ronald Jones on in principle…but he too like to use the term “evil spirits”. He just don’t know how to make a strong point without using language that disgust and offend people. What makes him think that he has such a luxury as a Gov’t minister??

    Reply
  3. Carlisle Norville July 5, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    is it not SAD to see that the hypocrite priest that we have here in barbados have NOTHING to say, but now that minister jones open his mouth & Speak the TRUTH, everybody jumping pun him.I am no fan of mr.Jones I STAND for the truth( drinking alcohol & jamming pun a bumper is not of GOD ALMIGHTY, we love sin & sexual perversions, so we will always cry down anybody that opposes what we love( keep it up BARBADOS) you will soon find out if GOD ALMIGHTY is a Bajan what you sow you SHALLL reap.

    Reply
  4. The Rock July 5, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Is Kadooment a Christian festival? What foolishness am I hearing. It is not Gospelfest. Stupse!! Everything for Jones is Demonic. The amount of taxes and irresponsible management of the economy cannot be of God. It has to be demonic as well. So the entire government ministers have demons. All of them.

    Reply
  5. Sylvie July 5, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    Jones needs to stop making such despicable remarks especially at events where young children are present

    Reply
  6. allison archer July 5, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    BT why can’t my comment be published?

    Reply
  7. Beets July 6, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Truth? He’s a hypocrite himself why he don’t lead by example and get more children? What relevance is his spiel to children’s graduation?

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *