JO - Not true, David Paulin
Not true, David Paulin
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Although there were not really any surprises in the blogger's article linking Jamaica and the Observer to terrorism, published on the Internet by one David Paulin on June 28, the article, serves to open the eyes of Jamaicans to the kind of propaganda that white, racist Americans spread against anyone who dares to speak the truth.
Readers are invited to scroll down the writer's address and note where the good reverend hangs his hat nowadays; not, as you might surmise, in tropical "Out of Many, One People" Jamaica but rather in "white, racist American" Florida.
The URL http://bigcarnival.blogspot.com/ will lead readers to Paulin's poorly written and very mischievous blog. In addition, the article gives links to the 2005 USA report on terrorism in which the Bush II policy of "whoever is not with America is against America" is clearly laid out, especially in the treatment given to Venezuela and Cuba, traditional friends of Jamaica.
Finally, Jamaicans must continue to be wary of Americans who come to the country as missionaries, diplomats or journalists, since, as we learned in the 1970s and 1980s, they could be spies in disguise. Paulin on another website includes in his curriculum vitae stints as a journalist with CNN.com and other USA companies, and speaks of his visits to the Caribbean. The fallacies in his blogging should be obvious even to Jamaican kindergarteners and so deserve no further analysis.
At the risk, nay certainty, of being accused of disingenuousness, let me pose the question: Does the writer intend equating employment as a journalist for CNN.com as being not only a journalist but a missionary, diplomat and/or spy?
Rev Mervin Stoddart
P O Box 150953
Altamonte Springs, FL 32715
One of the things I always find fascinating is the phenomenon of people who leave the Third World to live in the United States but can't quite resist the temptation to badmouth us "white, racist Americans."
Disclaimer: To my knowledge, I have not yet visited the web log mentioned but will be remedying that lack after I post this article.