Contemporary Barbados earthquakes and the 1916-17 Fátima prophecies (Open ‘love’ letters to Dr Mariana Horvat – part 1)

 

1917 newspaper report on Fátima phenomena
1917 Portuguese newspaper report on Fátima phenomena

 

On Mariology and Marry-ology

Dear Dr Horvat,

Please allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Junior Campbell and I am an England-based Barbadian holistic communications and education specialist, trading as Intelek International.

I came across your work on the Tradition.org website on Sunday, August 9th while researching the Our Lady of Fátima divine visitations and ‘apparitions’ that graced the lives and burdened the shoulders of three Portuguese children in 1916 and 1917.

By a process of divine providence, I have been prompted to ask you this question: if we operate on the assumption that “All truth is one” (even as “God is one”), as articulated by ancient Christian, Egyptian, Islamic, Jewish and other metaphysicians, may we reasonably expect to find some connection and possibly even a correlation between those visitations and apparitions that happened in Fátima, Portugal in 1916 and 1917, and the increased seismological activity around the Portuguese “passed-over” Caribbean island of Barbados?

I am convinced that we should do exactly that, and with some urgency.

I am convinced that by ‘mapping the coordinates’ of persons and events with marital, ancestral and other ties to both Barbados and Portugal, Christians and other “believer brides” around the world might discern what the Spirit of God is saying to us at this crucial, earth-core-uproar juncture in our history.

And that for Barbadians, who have recently been experiencing an alarming upsurge in earthquake activity, such discernment could be a matter of life and death.

One prominent individual with links to both Portugal and Barbados, whose coordinates I have been mapping is the British popular music and Christian symbol Sir Cliff Richard – who is also suspected of paedophilia, latterly.

I believe that Sir Cliff, who has been a British-Barbadian citizen officially for some time now, is a geopolitical and spiritual “bellwether” of sorts – or one might say bellewether, considering speculations around his sexual orientation.

Having an anchor in the Afro-Asiatic spiritual wellspring (he was born in India to British parents) as does rock band Queen front-man Freddie Mercury, another study in “Musical Mariology”, (that mercurial soul has ties to Tanzania and India), Sir Cliff’s intellectual property-pivoting toward the Americas’, and his links to United States evangelist Billy Graham particularly, locates him in a particularly precarious geopolitical zone – as do his links to former British PM Tony Blair and the Bush family.

My burden, as a Barbadian, is to relieve Barbados’ substratal tensions: to quieten the core discord and quarrels bequeathed us by our Amerindian, African, European and Asian (especially Indian, Chinese and Japanese) legacies.

As a Barbadian, I have a peculiar claim to the legacy of Errol Barrow, Barbados’ “Father of Independence” who preached a gospel of non-aligned movement: friend of all, satellite of none.

Where the Fátima apparitions centralized the Consecration of Russia to Mary’s Immaculate Heart therefore, my burden, received in a tantric state as a child, on my bed in St Hill’s Road, Barbados (during what secular physicians call an “epileptic fit”) is to call for the Consecration of all nations to the Immaculate Heart of Hearts in humanity, all around the world.

Bound to, and buoyed by this burden, I would reconcile Boudica to Ogotommeli: Odin to the Jinn; Jove to his vanishing twin Anansi

With metaphysician Celia Deane-Drummond perhaps, although the collaboration of Dr Peter Roberts, one of my Linguistics “father figures” may be presumed more likely, I would reconcile Yahweh to Allah and Brahman to Nyame.

I would work with you too, to relieve the tectonic pressures that push human ambition, like Mount Everest, to Nepalese futility.

But who can awaken a scribe like VS Naipaul from his fateful, fantasist sleep prematurely?

It appears that the ‘Metamorphosis of Narcissus’ must run its course: those Everest-like egos do their worst, until upon Tanzania’s Mount Meru, they are purged of petty epiphanies.

How shall we ascend the Hindu’s mythical Meru, if we treat that material mass of the African animists with antipathy?

“Love is an open circle” Khalil Gibran says. But some think commitment means others must be excluded.

I cannot make a Lucknow-like pact with you, at the expense of my commitment to William Minarik’s and other scientific seismological sensibilities.

Should I disregard or devalue a truth I see in Aboriginal totemic thought, the essential ore under their linguistic gloss, to give deference to your and other moderners’ Roman Catholic cosmology?

If I did that many of my Catholic neighbours in Norfolk would be ashamed of me.

I am grateful to you for a lot of the information you provide on the Tradition In Action website. And I share a number of your concerns about what modernist movements are costing Christianity.

However, I fear that contrary to your intention, you may be undermining Christ’s fundamental commandment that we should love one another – especially those of us who propose to teach.

In the epistle attributed to the biblical writer James we are warned, accordingly, “Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.” (James 3:1)

This is the burden – the tradition – of humility.

Dr Horvat, I am concerned that in your zeal to preserve what you believe to be the core principles of Roman Catholicism you are obscuring and undermining the very foot paths that Christ left us – as much when he walked on water as on Jerusalem’s dusty streets.

I believe that your attacks on Pope Francis and other “progressives”, as you call them, plays into the hands of those who would do the Holy Father and others who share his modernizing views harm to appease their own conceit.

I cannot imagine that you want to reinforce the violent and virulent anti-Christian opinions of the Islamic terrorist group ISIS.

I feel certain that you like I am appalled at the inhumane exploits of the Boko Haram, the Nigerian terrorists.

Yet I detect in your prioritizing of Roman Catholic “tradition”, as you seem to understand it, a severity bordering on those two groups’ brutally reductionist interpretations of Sharia law.

In your deference to Roman primacy, I detect a Dylann Roof-recalling, opportunistically (consciously or unconsciously) critical, socially poisonous, self-destructive flaw.

 

6.5 Barbados earthquake
6.5 Barbados earthquake of 18 February, 2014

In the gospel attributed to Jesus’ most kindred-spirited disciple, John we read, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” (John 13:34)

And again in the first epistle attributed to the beloved John, who lay his head on Jesus’ breast, we read, “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.” ( 1 John 4:7)

Based on your view that Protestants are not Christians, for example, and your rejection of the “generosity of spirit” behind the Vatican II ecumenical innovations, you seem to be making light of those “love centralizing”, foundational passages of scripture.

You seem prepared to shed the blood of Christ all over, to establish a more firm foundation than that established by Nazarene.

In your keenest to erect an earthquake proof ideological cathedral, you seem prepared to reject the living cornerstone of the gospels.

What is the source of your extreme anxiety about modifications to the Latin mass (“modifications” might not be the right word here)?

Is there anything more substantial than perhaps the puritanical parenting of an ill-at-ease married couple and a morally repressive, regimental childhood behind your apparent propensity toward Taliban-thinking-approximate Roman literalism?

These are the kinds of questions a number of your views have raised, though again, I do share some of your concern about abortion and other issues around family life and biology minimizing gender theories.

As [link=http://korebelief.com/rocking-san-andreas-and-britains-magma-carta-hyperbole-semantics-seismology-and-psyche-part-1/]my Korebelief.com project indicates [/link], I share with you a concern about how the seminal, seismic ore at the core of the earth is accessed and conceived.

I share with you and other Roman Catholics a focus on family as an arguably [i]a priori[/i] source of all human ecology: the key to the sustainable socialization of the sons and daughters of the earth.

 

 

Concerning inner and outer traditions and tremors

But I have not always been so catholic or universalist in my thinking.

I have not always enjoyed and endured the bitter-sweet-fellowship burden that I now share with Roman Catholic friends and associates in my native Barbados, in Norfolk, England where I currently live and elsewhere.

Some details about the Barbados-based “seminal” sources of my seismology and semantics fusing science will therefore be helpful here.

By describing the kind of tectonic shift that brought me to what we might call my ‘Lady of Fátima interface’ last year, I hope to enrich your understanding of the geo-psychic, spiritual dynamics that the Bible speaks of in John 3:8, where we read “The wind bloweth where it listeth and though we hear the sound thereof we know not whither it cometh or whither it goeth”.

Fundamentally, through this series of open letters, I hope to help you, other Roman Catholics and indeed people of all secular and religious faiths everywhere deepen your understanding of what it is to “live and move and have our being” in God (Acts 17:28).

But details of how I was (and am) born again – and again, and again, and again…will have to wait until my next “love” letter, dearest Dr Horvat, when I shall offer a fuller documentation of my earthly and heavenly parentage.

May the grace of God be with you until then.

 

[b]References

[/b]http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/8018513/Sir-Cliff-Richard-Why-Barbados-beats-Britain.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immaculate_Heart_of_Mary

http://www.traditioninaction.org/OLGS/A001olgs%20fat.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boudica

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogon_people

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinn

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celia_Deane-Drummond

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyame

http://www.aboriginalculture.com.au/religion.shtml

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/jon-krakauer-climbing-mt-everest-was-the-biggest-mistake-of-my-life_55ce124ce4b055a6dab0273c

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Meru_(Tanzania)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanishing_twin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Meru

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140812231153-12543975-kali-bank-thinking-our-lady-fatima-the-girl-god-part-3

https://str.llnl.gov/str/Minarik.html

Lloyds Bank: “deliberately fraudulent or simply full of failings”? (Lloyds Bank crisis and opportunity #2)

Screenshot of Action Fraud website, featuring an identity theft story.
Screenshot of Action Fraud website, featuring an identity theft story.

 

“Monday’s do or die court case – expected to last for up to six months – will centre on the issue of whether Lloyd’s was deliberately fraudulent or simply full of failings.”

So reads a February 26, 2000 Guardian article about a crucial stage in the then long-running asbestos claims saga that brought the historic Lloyds of London insurance market to its knees from the mid 1980s to the dawn of the new millennium.

I discovered this article on July 29, less than 24 hours after I reported Lloyds Bank’s suspected fraudulent closure of my [b]Intelek International[/b] business account to England’s [b]Action Fraud[/b] police unit.

I made that report with a heavy heart, after weighing evidence of what might be Lloyds’ accident-prone incompetence against evidence implicating it as a deliberately devious accomplice in the Barbados government’s criminal conspiracy against me.

From my first reading of the Guardian article, the similarity of Lloyd’s insurance’s past and Lloyds Bank’s present precarious positions, both detrimental to the [i]uberrima fides[/i] or utmost good faith business basis on which these kindred corporate giant’s trade, was immediately apparent to me.

In fact, unknowingly echoing the Guardian’s questioning, tentative tone in a July 20 email to Lloyds Bank CEO Antonio Osorio I had written, “Lloyds’ persistently callous, intermittently incompetent conduct obliges me to consider that your venerable 250 year old bank has either entered some kind of racketeering pact with my Barbadian and other aggressors or is (sic) united with them in purpose by some kind of superficially ‘coincidental’ cosmological conspiracy.”

I persisted “How else might we explain the fact that, in the exercise of its perfectly legal and legitimate commercial discretion, Lloyds’ discharge of its fiduciary obligations to me has been virtually identical with that of my Barbadian governmental and other adversaries’?”

I’ve published the full ethical-legal dilemma echoing email to Mr Osorio on this blog, in line with Korebelief.com’s focus on semantic and seismological “soundings”.

It makes clear my reluctance to think the worst of Lloyds, despite significant evidence suggesting that persons employed or associated with that bank have been treating Intelek with contempt since I first opened my business account with them on April 2, 2009.

And by the way, those familiar with my first “Malcolm In the Middle” article will appreciate how deeply April 2 resonates with me – and perhaps with matrix Dr Philomena Harris-Mohini, Barbados’ current ambassador to India and mother of prominent Barbadian insurance executive Peter Harris.

I have been engaging with Dr Harris-Mohini in a process of organic, prayerful, redemptive reflection and reconstruction, in which the “Malcolm In the Middle” article was the first Steppe.

My letter to Osorio also makes clear my desire to use the current impasse between Lloyds and Intelek as an opportunity for similar respectful engagement and mutual benefit.

Incidentally, I believe that kind of engagement depends significantly on the kind of forthright, honest and empathetic communication I expected but never received from my Lloyds business Relationship Manager, Daniel Brindley.

And I note that there was no transcript or other record of the one conversation I had with Mr Brindley during the three years that my Lloyds account existed, among the Data Access sourced information that Lloyds eventually surrendered to me, following an intervention by the Information Commissioner.

Against the backdrop of this and other betrayals by Lloyds of the fidentia it preaches but has so far failed to show Intelek, my letter invites Mr Osorio to collaborate with me on a “beauty from terror” rehabilitation or reconciliation of the Lloyds-Intelek relationship, essentially in line with the pattern of spiritual and material degeneration and renewal (believers’ “boom and bust”, basically) that my book The Bible: Beauty and Terror Reconciled (TBBTR) explores in an ecclesiastical and wider religious historical-political context.

Donville Inniss of the "BBC"
Donville Inniss of the “BBC” – Barbados Bottling Company Ltd

It is not only my articulation of this crisis-and-opportunity-managing principle in TBBTR that has excited the envy and ill-will of Barbadian, British, American, Canadian, Indian, African and other principle-plagiarizing business bullies, political opportunists, racial racketeers, religious rapists and theological thieves who oppose me.

It is also and more importantly my application of it in my dealings with Barbados-based religious power house Peoples Cathedral, the Surinder Kandola UK-based stake in American corporate Goliath Domino’s Pizza and other private and public sector individuals and bodies.

It is my bona fide banker-like faithfulness to, investment in and stewardship of this principle for which Barbados business minister Donville Inniss would take credit and usurp the good-will I am due by maliciously associating the Intelek brand with pornography.

And I note that Barbadian literary luminary Esther Philips (née Inniss), a former English teacher of mine, echoes Inniss, by apparently attempting to take credit for my literary-arts-boosting contribution to Barbados’ contemporary cultural renaissance, while debiting my account with “porn prince” MP Inniss-like obscenities.

I invite Mr Osorio to stand with me against theirs and others’ excesses.

Fundamentally, my letter to Mr Osorio demonstrates my keenness to find an essentially pro-creative, spiritual rather than judgemental, legalistic solution to my dispute with Lloyds, in line with the principle of respectful, open, honest engagement that Brindley, Inniss, Philips and others who are consciously or unconsciously conspiring with the Barbados government to deny me my human rights continue to deny me.

And I must note here my regret that assessment officer Juliana Huiza of the Financial Ombudsman’s Office does not so far seem to see the essential re-productive value in my pro-creative, holistic, business-relationship-roots affirming and mutual-benefit-route sustaining perspective.

Her assessment of my complaint currently consists of a rather literalistic, events-dissecting, gay-parenting-like separation of Lloyds legal obligations from any moral principle or social responsibility context.

I should also make it clear here, as I do in a recent article on the subject, that while I do not have an issue with gay people, gay marriage or gay parenting from an adult, informed choice perspective, I do believe that gay parenting presents unique challenges that “equal marriage” advocates seem recklessly keen to side-step.

Huiza’s assessment and pending decision not to uphold my complaint, as she has informed me via email, seems guided by a rather shallow, rash and rudely “romantic”, evangelical fundamentalism-approximating interpretation of Lloyd’s trust obligations to me and other clients.

It seems informed by the kind of critical thinking obstructing, easy believism that I deplore in my Informed Faith essay and commend Mr Osorio on his apparent keenness to avoid in my letter.

Before reading my letter to Mr Osorio though, some background into the Lloyd’s Insurance alleged fraud crisis that I’m comparing Lloyds Bank’s suspected defrauding of Intelek with will be helpful, if only to see what other legal, metaphorical and other analogies, echoes or parallels it might yield.

 

Lloyds Bank, the BBC seem united in a conscious or unconscious conspiracy.
Lloyds Bank and the BBC seem united in a conscious or unconscious conspiracy.

As Wikipedia records, in the late 1980s and early to mid 1990s, Lloyd’s insurance went through “perhaps the most traumatic period in its history” as unexpectedly large legal awards in US courts for punitive damages led to large claims by insured persons, with some claims dating as far back as the 1940s.

Wikipedia calls asbestosis/mesothelioma claims under employers’ liability or workers’ compensation insurances “the classic example of long-tail insurance risks”.

I see a sort of parallel with the “tall-tale”, truth twisting, arrogance-anchored risk being taken by the principle-prostituting and “plagiarizing” Inniss and his political, religious, media, business and other allies who are apparently banking on lies, racial and religious prejudices, among other things, in [link=page::12hxnscn]their long-running campaign to undermine my bona fide banker-like believability[/link].

But unlike the Lloyd’s insurance case, the risk-taking, entrepreneurial excesses of the subprime mortgage lending crisis, the more recent still Libor rate-rigging spectacle and other banking scandals, Lloyds Bank’s fraudulent abuse of my trust – its woeful failure to deliver on the [i]utmost good faith[/i] that it promises myself and others – is largely going unreported by mainstream news houses.

Apart from my lone voice, more or less crying in the wilderness, there is a deafening silence around my struggle for justice.

And this is despite several efforts, including a recent press release, a visit to Broadcasting House in London, and other measures, to have the BBC, the Associated Press and other mainstream news media report on the Lloyds-Intelek predicament or any other aspect of my intellectual property and wider human rights abuse struggle.

So in addition to Lloyds’ asbestos-air-polluting-like, bad-faith-borne blocking of the mutually respectful and beneficial banking relationship that could have nurtured my entrepreneurial self-belief and enhanced Lloyds’ claims of supporting my and other small businesses’ aspirations, I have also been forced to contend with British, Barbadian and other media houses’ apparent determination to deny me the “oxygen of publicity”.

I therefore felt fully justified when I started tweeting #ICantBreathe, #ICantBank, likening my dilemma to that of the fatal victim of apparent New York police racial prejudice Eric Garner.

I also draw this breathing-banking analogy to Mr Osorio’s attention.

 

 

Barbados High Commissioner Reverend Guy Hewitt (circled in red) playing dominoes
Barbados High Commissioner Reverend Guy Hewitt (circled in red) playing dominoes

 

And my subsequent discovery on July 24 and tweeting, of a WeSwap.com currency trading ad depicting a policeman in a banking role has not only reinforced my sense of justification but also strengthened my faith in the God-ordained (or good-ordained, take your pick) timeliness of my one-man campaign to help Lloyds radically reform its operations, on one hand and rehabilitate Intelek-Barbados government relations on the other.

But then the occurrence of a number of earthquakes and aftershocks in Barbados on July 15 to which my letter also draws Mr Osorio’s attention, had already left me in no doubt that the Lord of the Cosmos (or the Cosmos, take your pick) was conspiring with and not against me.

Indeed, my fundamental conviction that God’s will is more crucial to Intelek’s success than Lloyds’ or any other bank’s or being’s “good will” has not been arrived at frivolously.

Why just go to Lloyds Bank when I could also go to the cops?
Why just go to Lloyds Bank when I could also go to the cops, as advised by WeSwap.com?

My faith is fed by more than 33 years of similar more or less miraculous, superficially mundane and metaphorically spectacular interventions.

And around this time last year I was “visited” by Our Lady of Fatima – an exquisite encounter bridging Mr Osorio’s Portugal and the Norfolk coast.

Awake or asleep, I am perpetually feasting on a heavenly feed of inspiration, as I intimated to journalist-academic John Naughton just yesterday (August 5), asking if he and his Cambridge University conspiracy theory studying colleagues have considered how theories of the “collective unconscious” might be relevant to their work.

The fact that I saw the WeSwap.com banker-broadcaster-copper (BBC?) ad on the London underground, that bit closer to the earth’s core, metropolitan reality was therefore just gravy on the particular meal to which I am currently being treated.

Incidentally, the “BBC” logo pictured behind Inniss in the screenshot featured here is not related to the broadcaster that shares that acronym – at least not directly.

It’s the logo of the [i]Barbados Bottling Company[/i], a division of Banks Holdings Limited (BHL), the island’ largest beverage conglomerate and a “discrete” heir to Barbados’ rum and alcoholism legacy.

 

 

Guy Hewitt visiting the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
Guy Hewitt visiting the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

 

Like the broadcasting BBC, the Bajan bottling company operates in a position of privilege and dominance, by virtue of BHL’s extraordinary historic links to the Caribbean’s and especially Guyana’s alcoholic beverage house and banking industry.

And BHL’s flagship product [b][i]Banks Beer[/i][/b] (still my favourite lager) might be compared to the BBC’s Radio 4 by those who, like the mystic in me, are at risk of being intoxicated by and addicted to shadowy “knowledge currencies”.

BBC information hag Melvyn Bragg comes to mind immediately.

And here’s an item of knowledge that might catch Messer’s Bragg, Osorio, Inniss and other knowledge bankers fancy: through its historical links and current partnership with Guyanese firm Banks DIH Limited, BHL has a proprietary interest in both the UK and US financial industries.

But readers should not expect to hear anything about the history of that rum related “idea” from Mr Bragg or anyone else at the BBC any time soon, however telling BHL’s direct or indirect, conscious or unconscious proprietary interest, through the Royal Bank of Scotland-related Citizens Bank Guyana Inc may be.

It is as telling, I suspect, as Barbados High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Guy Hewitt’s links to the Church of England.

Or his, Inniss’, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, historian Hilary Beckles and other Democratic Labour Party and Barbados Labour Party politicians’ links to England’s Tory and Labour parties, the British Royal Family, the London-based Socialist International, the Commonwealth Secretariat and other UK institutions.

But assuming nothing, as I do, and being particularly careful not to be a bigotry banking teller of tall tales about anyone’s ethnic origins, sexual orientation or intellectual pedigree – my regard for the eighteenth century mystic and revolutionary Francisco de Miranda, if nothing else, would not let me – I bank first and foremost on God, the Governor General, next to whose mystic movements RBS’ first Governor, Lord Archibald Campbell ‘sand his more militarily distinguished brother Field Marshall John Campbell’s exploits figure minimally.

Having witnessed firsthand the fraught, procreation-sidelining, gay-parenting approximating, plagiaristic, trust depleting deposits and withdrawals of the arts administrator and educator Philips, Nailah “Lie-e-lah” Imojah, Margaret Gill, Elizabeth Best and other Barbadian literary artists (that is, their efforts to establish careers on the basis of tall tale claims about ideas they and their religious, political, commercial, media and other allies conceived) how could I indulge in such high sounding, low-minded belief?

I would not assume that Lloyds is guilty of defaming and defrauding me simply because of its direct or indirect, historical or present links to Barbados’ or any other Caribbean country’s banking, alcoholic beverage or insurance industries.

I would need more than Daniel Brindley’s possible links to Unite or any other British trade union before I initiate civil proceedings against Lloyds, as a litigant in person potentially.

The Intelek vision is not and never has been short-sighted or short term.

The message of TBBTR, an extract of which was published by the University of Illinois, in the Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions (2013) is fundamentally about openness to knowledge, not fear-based assumptions.

By God’s grace and inspiration, I continue to bank, breathe and earn.

I thank God for the love, good-will and trust of my “ex-wife” (separated) Sharon, our children Lily and Luca, my brother Wayne and other family members.

I thank God for the good-will, prayers and well-wishes of members of Elim Pentecostal Church in Norwich, retired Canadian diplomat Isaac Goodine, academic-artiste Alicia Saldenha and other business associates, friends and acquaintances around the world.

With or without Lloyds’, Barbados PM Stuart’s, conspiracy-theory tracking journalist John Naughton’s, ambassadors’ Hewitt and Harris-Mohini or any other limited, human assistance, I continue to learn.

 

 

 References

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24650841

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02y0dgw

http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2014/07/22/why-cant-we-solve-the-problem-of-short-termism/2/

http://writing.wikinut.com/Barbados-gay-rights-and-wrongs-Western-media-s-gay-marriage-miscarriage-part-1/1ayd1vhi/

http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/61158/barbados-republic-rwanda-sign-agreement

 

 

 

 

 

Letter to Lloyds CEO Antonio Osorio (Lloyds Bank crisis and opportunity #1)

 

Why just go to Lloyds Bank when I could also go to the cops?
Why only go to Lloyds Bank when I could also go to the cops?

 

Since sending Lloyds CEO Antonio Osorio the letter below, I have also raised my concerns with England’s Action Fraud police unit.

While reluctant to pursue this legal course, I felt obliged to do so as Timothy Trood of Lloyds Customer Service Department seems intent on trivializing my concerns.

I’m hoping that the publication of this letter and related efforts will persuade Mr Trood and Mr Osorio to re-think the course on which they’ve embarked.

 

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Dear Mr Osorio

I’m aware that you’re a busy man so I’ll be as brief as I can.

Some weeks ago I purchased an automotive side mirror from a Halfords outlet in Norwich, Norfolk, where I currently reside.

 

The young man who served me was so affable and keen to help that I didn’t mind too much when I subsequently discovered that he had got the product wrong, obliging me to return to the shop to replace it.

 

My graciousness or ‘generosity of spirit’ (as my Anglican friends might call it) probably also stemmed from the fact that I didn’t have to drive too far to get back to the store, when I discovered the error.

 

The main point I want to make though is that it does matter how you do things, especially if you don’t  achieve the desired outcome.

 

I thought of that young man today as I prepared to write you about the closure of my Intelek International business account by Lloyds in 2012.

 

I’m not questioning Lloyd’s exercise of its commercial discretion. I get that.

 

I’m questioning the way the account was closed and all the other “insults” before and after that. Consider the relative contempt shown me by your colleague and my “Relationship Manager”, Daniel Brindley (exercising his discretion?) before the account’s closure, and you will have an idea of the depth of my sense of grievance.

 

And this is apart from the question of Lloyds’ possible complicity in a campaign of character assassination and commercial sabotage that Barbados government officials, religious clerics, academics, entrepreneurs, trade unionists, journalists and others in Barbados, the Caribbean and wider afield have been waging against me directly (and indirectly, against my immediate and extended family, business associates and others in Barbados and the international community) for more than 25 years now.

 

As I said to your colleague Steven Mercy (or is it Murphy?) of Lloyds’ complaints department on Friday, July 17, I thought that Lloyds would be standing with me against those malicious, misguided opponents of my aspirations.

Instead, Lloyds’ persistently callous, intermittently incompetent conduct obliges me to consider that your venerable 250 year old bank has either entered some kind of racketeering pact with my Barbadian and other aggressors or is (sic) united with them in purpose by some kind of superficially “coincidental” cosmological conspiracy.

 

How  else might we explain the fact that, in the exercise of its perfectly legal and legitimate commercial discretion, Lloyds’ discharge of its fiduciary obligations to me has been virtually identical with that of my Barbadian governmental and other adversaries?

 

In an article titled Lloyds “bankrolling” Barbados-based criminal conspiracy? that I published on July 14, I detail your bank’s collective conscious and unconscious assaults on my Intelek branded identity.

 

And that was before I spoke to the intriguingly, and I believe providentially named, Mr Mercy.

 

That article therefore makes no reference to Lloyds’ deviation from what Mr Mercy said is its normal courtesy of consulting customers whose trust it has violated, about how it may make repair or remedy.

 

This deviation from Lloyds’ normal, established practice is just one reason why I believe I am justified in comparing the contempt for Intelek thus implied, to the contempt that successive Barbadian Prime Ministers (including Owen Arthur, David Thompson and the incumbent Freundel Stuart) and their British, American, Canadian, Jamaican, Indian and other political, religious, business and academic allies have shown and continue to show me.

 

Mr Osorio, I understand that you have some theological training. I shall assume that you undertook that training pursuant to an at least moderately aspirational piety.

 

In his foreword to my book, “The Bible: Beauty and Terror Reconciled”, prominent Barbadian historian Trevor Marshall characterizes that text as a pursuit of the “quintessence of spirituality”.

 

Based on the implied essential compatibility of our pursuits and aspirations, therefore, Mr Osorio, I am hoping that you will partner with me to demonstrate that though some people may be motivated by malice and envy (like Joseph’s short-sighted brothers, of biblical record), the Living God, in whom “we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28) can turn their division-breeding, intimidating, terrorizing (Talibank Thinking) behaviour into a conciliation catalysing thing of beauty.

 

As my July 14th article cited above makes clear, I believe this profoundly.

 

Time and again, in my own and others’ lives, I have seen God make miraculous advantage out of adversity.

So please urge your colleagues to desist from their opposition to my aspirations. Please urge them to release their oppressive choke-hold on what I and others who know me believe is my divinely ordained destiny.

 

Please collaborate with me to remove any cause for suspicion that the globally renowned Lloyds Bank brand is intentionally or unintentionally complicit in some Barbadian and other powerbrokers’ perverse policing and aggressive, unjust, Eric-Garner-approximate arresting of my Intelek aspirations and inspired advocacy.

 

Mr Osorio, I believe that God, in the exercise of the unique, divine discretion that we call grace, is presenting Lloyds and Intelek with a once in a millennium opportunity to demonstrate how mightily he can move to right the wrongs suffered by those who like I, in humble, childlike faith, are seeking his face daily.

 

As another of my articles, Five earthquakes rock Barbados – after my prophetic reminder of 2007 quake makes clear, I believe that God, in the exercise of divine discretion, will literally “move the earth to please” (or displease?) as he did through a series of earthquakes that rocked Barbados last week.

 

Please exercise your discretion for, not against me. 

Please side with me, and through me, with all the oppressed and marginalized who suffer similar abuse of their human rights and affronts to their unique, God breathed (inspired) intelligence and dignity.

 

Please help me break the racist New-York-police-recalling stranglehold that my Barbadian adversaries and their allies would have Lloyds tighten around my throat.

 

Please, let me breathe: let me dream as I am wont, in the full, discretionary exercise of the basic human rights I am guaranteed by the The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

 

 

If the earthquakes that shook Barbados days ago are a guide to go by, your affirmation of my Intelek’s worth will not benefit my intellectual property only. I note that earthquakes in Barbados tend to be twinned by similar shakings here in England, recently.

 

Thus rooted in my belief in the interdependence of the material and spiritual world, my work to encourage a fairer, more ethical exercise of Lloyds’ and other banks in the UK, US, Barbados, India and elsewhere will go on, irrespective of Lloyds’ support for my efforts or not.

But I would rather that Lloyds and Intelek could establish some kind of principle centred, mutually affirming and beneficial synergy.

Isn’t that the purpose of banks of old? Isn’t that compatible with the fidenia that Lloyds and other banks would forge?

 

I therefore look forward to hearing from you at your soonest opportunity.

 

Yours sincerely
Junior (Jay) Campbell
Principal-founder
Intelek International