Recently a channel to which I subscribe on Youtube, by an independent film-making company, posted a video about Jamaica’s police.
I’m ambivalent about the video. For example the narrator says that in the ’80s politicians greedy for votes gave out guns. No mention of the Cold War, Manley seeming to embrace Communism, and American foreign policy interests in the violence. Also, sadly, Mark Shields is there as an expert; can anyone tell me what Shileds has accomplished in Jamaica — seriously, is there one noteworthy achievement?
So it a full video from a channel that can be credited with providing me with an incredible education on a number of issues. Normally they post “sampler” videos like this one about Trench Town.
Let me know what you think.
Notable comment from Youtube.
“There needs to be job creation in Jamaica. The wealthy people need to share. Look at Haiti. Look at how the wealthy of Haiti oppressed the masses, now their wealth is worthless. Who wants to buy a mansion in Haiti. You can buy a palace in Haiti for 200K USD but no one wants it. The wealthy of Jamaica need to understand that they will lose their wealth if they hold on to it at the expense of the masses. Pay people livable wages”