It is trendy for the past several decades to attack the Island of Jamaica, just as much as it is trendy to view the Island nation as a place of laid back, easy going, smiling and musical people. Non-Jamaicans even recognize that Jamaicans engage in other things outside of Rasta, Reggae music, Ganja and nice beaches. These other endeavors includes a variety of sports and entertainment, the most widely known of course…track and filed.
Jamaica is also widely known as a place where violence and rebelliousness lies ingrained in the fabric of that nation. Or that is what those who care little about the Island will state. Yet in every propaganda, a kernel of truth must reside to make the propaganda seem believable.
After all, Jamaica was notorious as the place where rebellious prisoners of the colonial and imperial invasions of Afrika, are taken to be broken and made a capitulating slave, before shipping them to other parts of the known slaving worlds of the west. Those to difficult to break, remain on the island, out of site of most of the western world, were even more atrocities, perhaps not envisioned in amurdikkka, are heaped on the enslaved. Ourstory of Jamaica is ripe with rebelliousness from day one, up until present. From the Maroon rebellions, to the story of Nanny, Dutty Boukman, Paul Bogle, Sam Sharp, Marcus Garvey and a slew of asafos, constantly made the savages of Europe and elsewhere, question whether their lust for profits on the backs of Afrikan men and women, was worth the headache these rebellious people show.
Jamaica like many places, once beset by colonial savagery, such as the united snakes, Brazil, Afrika and many other islands in the Caribbean, had never had therapy to heal the people from the ravages of the Ma’afa of the Atlantic trade in black bodies. Being the first Island in the Caribbean to achieve independence…. on paper…Jamaica seemed to always be in the cross hairs of yurugu, more than any other Island. In particularly from the united snakes, when the amurdikkklan government decided to intervene in the election process against Michael Manley, by supplying the opposition with finances and arms. This created the unprecedented culture of the gun, drugs and huge gang existence, which both parties supported and fostered on the people.
Impoverishment and disenfranchisement created economic destruction and created the pursuit for alternative opportunities for survival. The aforementioned guns and drug culture are two very obvious ones. As well that need search for an alternative opportunity for survival, under the duress of poverty and disenfranchisement, was created on the backs of the legacy of slavery and the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), that European nations to this day refuse to believe or care that is happening in their former colonies. One of the effects of PTSD are the self destructive acts perpetuated on the population. This includes the most vulnerable sectors of the nation. Women and children.
Jamaica’s Silent Children
In Oct 2015, Al Jazera put up an article and a video on the internet detailing one of the results of this PTSD effects of high rate of child sex abuse in Jamaica and the government’s failure to protect its children. This is the dirty little secret that many from that Island nation has known from birth and many carry to their graves.
According to the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition, 40 percent of Jamaicans say that their first experience of sexual contact was forced and while still under the age of consent. More often than not, the perpetrator was someone close to home: a family member, teacher, community or religious leader.”
Human rights groups, as reported in the article, have claimed that taboos about reporting incest, rape and the abuse of power by older men are so entrenched that thousands of young Jamaican girls still continue to suffer in silence. And in a society where women are by and large still dependent on men for financial support, poverty and lack of employment opportunities are also driving sexual exploitation of teenage girls; sometimes their parents are even complicit, seeing sex as a legitimate way for a young girl to earn her keep.
Whether a Jamaican national wants to complain about this international highlights are not, the harsh truth is that, this Island which gave birth to so many international luminaries, also have gestated numerous devils and cannibals, who prey on the most vulnerable. Even bullying mothers to give up their daughters for staple food stuff.
This was not the first time Al Jazera did a story on Jamaica though. Under the title, Impunity cloaks abuse of girls in Jamaica, the organization, in 2011, wrote about the acquittal of a pastor accused of child sex crimes, which at the time was supposed to focus attention on the violent abuse of young girls.
According to official data, put out in 2004, teenage girls accounted for 70 per cent of reported sexual assaults. In 2006, 78 per cent of sexual assault/rape cases admitted to hospital were children and adolescents. Girls under the age of 16 accounted for 32 per cent of all sexual assaults.
Amnesty International in 2006 reported that “Sexual violence against women and girls in Jamaica: ‘Just a little sex'”, attributed the high rate of under-reporting to “entrenched discrimination” and the “trivialization” of sexual violence by family and acquaintances as “just a little sex”.
In fact, local police believe that carnal abuse – in which adults engage in sexual relationships with minors – is frequently covered up after monetary payments are made. And despite recent legislative reforms, officials say the problem is growing. Since the start of 2011, sexual attacks on 11- to 15-year-old had increased. There was also a spike in the number of attacks on very young boys, something many human rights organizations do not highlight as much as they should.
“Incest has become a worrying trend. Also, in the case of carnal abuse, teenage boys are now targeting children ten and younger,”
Several years ago, I wrote a piece blasting international promosexual organizations for focusing primerely on the small series of attacks on homosexual men, yet completely overlook the daily rapes, sexual abuses, forced incest and sex for pay placed on young women and children. The tourism industry is full of cave savage female and males going to Jamaica for sex. And while many of us either laugh or shake our heads at the Rent-a-Dread phenomena, many of us turn a blind eye to these tourists paying young girls and boys for sex. I am not sure which comes first, the sex tourism industry inspiring the local sex abuse, or the other way around. But what i do overstand is that Jamaica’s most vulnerable is being savaged from both sides and the future of the nation suffers big time from it.
Do you really think the nonsense currently going on in Dance Hall culture, with younger and younger females allowing themselves to be made props or toys in musical pornography and violence in the name of entertainment?
For boys in Jamaica, whether initially sexually turned out or not, they inevitable become part of the whole vile oppressive underground environment of sexual abuse
This video below, about the Gay prostitutes living on the Island, get sympathies from promosexual around the world and on the Island. But these people care not that many of these young boys were themselves products of child sexual abuse, as well as continual sexual abuse by men well placed in the upper echelon of society. This is not something that promosexuals and female rights organizations fail to or refuse to look at deeply. I am not pitting male sexual abuse victims against female sexual abuse victims. Nor I am overlooking the fact that many older females are willing to prostitute themselves to achieve social gains, in a highly competitive environment saturated with poverty and disenfranchisement.
I am saying though that child sex abuse, rapes, forced incest and other vile acts against women and children, including straight physical violence, are all a part of the over all break down of that society. A society that boast more churches per capita, than any other society on the planet.
If a nation can rise no higher than the moral position of its woman. If a nation can never prosper if it mistreats its women. How then does a nation look by how it treats its children and babies?