Jones shreds adults in defence of children’s behaviour

Minister of Education Ronald Jones today unleashed a stinging and unrelenting attack on adults in society who view young people as “ill disciplined”, “no good” and “selfish and all of that”.

In an invective laded feature address to students of Graydon Sealy Secondary School, Jones said there were too many “hypocrites” who engaged in “displeasurable behaviour”, yet sought to condemn the youth in the most brutal manner for getting into trouble.

He urged the critics to “dig deep into your souls” and unearth their own bad behaviour before pointing fingers at the young people.

“There is a view, unfortunately so, that our young people are ill disciplined, they are no good, they are selfish and all of that. Let me at the outset say that I do not agree with any of those descriptions of our young people,” Jones said, giving no clues as to the brutish tirade that was to follow.

Here, Minister of Education Ronald Jones (third from left) carrying out a cadet inspection with Sergeant Nathan Burrowes (left).

“I have seen the brutality of words and how it affects our children. I have seen the exposés in our papers on our children. Yes, we do not want our children to portray brutality on our streets, we do not want our children to portray brutality in our schools. Tell me ye hypocrites of the world, when have we as human beings not shown some displeasurable behaviour?

“Seek and dig deep into our own souls, into our own consciousness. Remember our villages, our shops, where [we were] in discourse and there were some fights and magistrates courts were called into operation.”

He mentioned the Government Industrial School, which he said was established before any of today’s children were born, to curb the “head ears” of that generation.

And the very grown-ups who criticize, he said, were the ones engaging in all sorts of unwholesome noises, such as women fighting over “no-good” men.

These were the ones setting poor examples for their children to follow, the minister charged.

“So, ye hypocrites, not in here,” he stressed.

“The noise of adults quarrelling in society is noise that we can do without. The noise of some of our adults fighting with dogs is noise that we can do without. This brutality we can do without. The noise of two women or two men, the noise of two women cursing each other in the vilest way because of a no-good man is noise we can do without. The noise of two women fighting over the no-good man is noise we can do without. Noise of mothers telling their boy children they are just like their fathers is noise that we can do without. The noise of a mother telling her daughter you little ‘wuffless’ thing is noise we can do without. The noise we want is noise that liberates,” the minister continued.

Jones said every generation was different and came with its own challenges, adding that it was therefore unfair to expect today’s children “to remember things that they were never told, to remember things that they were never taught, to remember things they were never exposed to”.

He said it was reasonable to expect anyone born at the turn of the millennial to be upset for being asked to act in ways they were never exposed to.   

This demand on the youth, he said, made it difficult for them to reconcile this “burden” of past realities and their own expectations for the future.

“It is grossly unfair, extremely unfair, to place on our children burdens that they are not to carry. They are not to carry the burdens of the past, they are to carry the hope of the future and not the burdens of the past. And for those who attach the burdens of the past to our young people, they are operating in their minds a serious dichotomy, a severe difficulty that they cannot understand because they are still in the process of learning who they are,” he told the audience.

17 Responses to Hypocrites!

  1. Michelle Griffith
    Michelle Griffith December 8, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    He is the true hypocrite here, because he got a short memory.

    • Ricardo Worrell
      Ricardo Worrell December 8, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      ALL of sudden you’ve become very critical of your party ,lol

  2. Sandra Morrison
    Sandra Morrison December 8, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    This brings to mind the song “if you live in a glass house don’t throw stones ……..

  3. Mhizz Kelly P Forde
    Mhizz Kelly P Forde December 8, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    But he aint call the pwople children demons the other day….. murdaaaa the people got convenient Alzheimer’s

  4. Roger Fitzgerald
    Roger Fitzgerald December 8, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I so sick of these ppl vote dem out Barbados

  5. E Jerome Davis
    E Jerome Davis December 8, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    He is all over the place. One day the children are demons , next they are innocent.

  6. Elvis Howard
    Elvis Howard December 8, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Correction: It is Sargeant, Nathan Burrowes who is doing the inspection with Mr Jones and not Blenman. Burrowes is also the Headboy.

  7. MARIA Holder December 8, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    He really feels that these are the correct forums for his hand swinging and ranting?

  8. harry turnover December 9, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Jones and wuk up,just now people in gine be hearing none a wunna,so enjoy wunna last days at the Office.
    Jones a while back you called the children DEMONS
    and what is YOUR definition of a DEMON may I ask ?
    Jones ,from merrium-websters’ dictionary a demon is a person considered extremely wicked, evil, or cruel.
    Some adults are saying that some children are “ill disciplined”, “no good” and “selfish and all of that”….and YOU LEGGO A BROAD SIDE AT THOSE ADULTS.
    Jones and wuk up ..YOU NEED TO GO AND WASH YA FACE and when ya done ,you need to go to the TAILOR,that jacket too tight for ya belly.

  9. Whitehill December 9, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Does it matter what he said before “Demons”, now he’s speaking the bloody truth. Maybe if we old ass parents would stop and take a hard look at what we are doing wrong, maybe we will gain some control of these demon spawns we have been producing since the 80s. How is it that parents used to immigrate in the 50s and 60s leaving children with old grandmothers, grandparents with none or limited education, yet these grandparents produced decent men and women. Since the 80s, you so called educated gym working out parents are producing a bunch of RH demon spawns unlike
    Those arthritic old people.
    BTW Mr. Jones, leave that no good man crap for the women.
    We are getting our butts handed to us from every woman in society, we don’t need it from you too.

  10. Jennifer December 9, 2017 at 8:03 am

    “The noise we want is noise that liberates,” the minister continued.

    Now what noise can this be, where will it come from????????????

    • Jennifer December 9, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Three of the biggest coronal issues facing this people are >>>>>> displacement equaling deviation, disengagement and regression >>>>>>>>> in that order . It just takes a little critical/analytical thinking to see all of it. Sadly there is very little “progression” if any at all.
      @Whitehill – well said. And all of what you have sweetly said comes under the trichotomy I mentioned above – including that “no good” man syndrome.

      • Jennifer December 9, 2017 at 8:57 am

        This minister like all of our leaders are like dogs chasing their tails and having no real answers. They have only been given the questions.

  11. milli watt December 9, 2017 at 10:14 am

    de children are demons………parents hypocrites. I wonder what you is oh yes nuttin but a

  12. Randolph December 9, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Is this the same man who said that the young people are demon-possessed?

  13. Whitehill December 9, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    @ Jennifer, very good! I always look forward to reading your responses. The others, with a few exceptions seem to have lost their minds. Their brains seem to be clogged from too much macaroni pie and an assortment of fried meats.
    Whatever, Jones said in the past we as parents are to blame for our children being what they are.
    I got out the black power business because I’d
    Grown tired of blacks as a people blaming everyone else
    For our predicament. There are those who will never in a million years embrace us, RH, they didn’t embraced the Jews. Look who owns the USA.

  14. Lynn December 13, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    The man may be a lunatic, and he talking all over the place like a certified madman, but i must admit that he has a valid point, to some extent. Some of us adults have let the children get away with too much, and always think our children are right, and so fail to discipline them accordingly. Time to haul up the rod and don’t be afraid to use it, but first, let us look at what we are doing, saying and acting and see if we are setting positive examples for our future generation


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