My Informed Faith essay and Barbados’ “academic politics”

The 2021 version of the “Foreword” below differs from a version that I published on the Academia.edu platform in October 2020 in significant ways.

One highly significant difference is the inclusion here of references to prominent Barbadian Roman Catholic priest Monsignor Vincent (Harcourt) Blackett.

Like the historian Trevor Marshall, Monsignor Blackett had also been invited to attended my book launch and participate as a panelist. Unlike Marshall though, “Farther Harry” as Barbadians tend to call the outspoken, effeminate energy channeling cleric, never appeared at the event.

Combined with Blackett’s links to Sir Hilary Beckles and the UK-based “academic theologian” and Garveyite racial separatist Robert Beckford, this detail invites careful scrutiny of the historical-cultural “circle of care” that links Barbados’ and Britain’s academic politics and human ecologies.

The British economic historian and former Labour politician Tristram Hunt has documented features of that bidirectional, Barbados-British care cycle through his inclusion of Barbados’ capitol city Bridgetown in his book Ten Cities that built an Empire (2014).

Barbados prime minister Mia Mottley has attested to these isles’ arguably improbable, gay-marriage-mimicking interdependence more recently as she delivered the 16th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Raúl Prebisch Lecture on 10 September 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Intriguingly, if not unsurprisingly, both Mottley and Hunt highlight issues around the kind of “late show” and “no show” that Marshall and Blackett demonstrated as they explore themes of the hidden, invisible and unseen in their spoken and written studies of Barbados’ geopolitical and socio-economic realities.

Mottley does so as she claims that Brexit has impacted Bridgetown more profoundly than Bradford (49:50) and Hunt, as he recounts the relocation of the slave-holding “Cage”, a symbol of the trans-Atlantic trade’s bestial mind-bending re-education technologies, from a prominent Bridgetown location to another considered more civilized: more discreet (pages 64, 65).

The story of my Informed Faith essay told here, before or subsequently, provides insights into the interplay of the covert and overt in Barbados’ academic politics: an interplay of the seen and unseen that I believe offers particularly poignant insights in the era of COVID-19.

Foreword

Codrington College and Barbados Community College conundrums

On November 18th 2012 I published my essay “Informed Faith” (IF) on the Intelek International website, www.intelek.net.

By 2014, as I was preparing to publish a hardcopy of IF it had disappeared from the site’s inspirational offerings in mysterious and questionable circumstances that shared points of connection with the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 on March 8 that year.

Written in 1989 or thereabout, that essay which makes a case for the compatibility of faith with reason and “common sense” remains one of the writing achievements of which I am proudest.

It demonstrates as fine a balancing of cognitive and affective intelligence as I have seen anywhere – if I may say so myself.

And sadly, today, May 3, 2021, I do feel obliged to say so myself, as it seems that none of the theologians, historians or other academics who have read IF and could (perhaps should) attest to its healthy curiosity generating genius and wider democracy nurturing social utility have done so yet.

Indeed, judging by the ambivalence and reluctance demonstrated by historian Trevor Marshall during the Barbados launch of my book “The Bible: Beauty and Terror Reconciled” (TBBTR) in 2018, it would appear that even some of those who have applauded what he has called my “pursuit of the quintessence of spirituality” in the past, have since questioned the validity of viewing my analysis of religious and related matters in that way.

During that deeply puzzling incident Marshall, one of two TBBRT foreword writers initially failed to join me at the head table of the launch, as a panelist although he had been present at the Bridgetown venue of Barbados’ National Library Service headquarters for some time.

Moreover, when Marshall did join me, belatedly, toward the end of the launch, he inaccurately suggested that TBBTR had failed to address Barbados’ deep-seated race relations challenges.

I immediately refuted this surprisingly uninformed opinion by pointing to references I have made in TBBTR to the Egyptian Ma’at and other Afro-Asiatic wisdom traditions.

This and other incidents and issues – including the failure of prominent Barbadian Roman Catholic cleric Monsignor Vincent Harcourt Blackett to even attend the TBBTR launch – have convinced me that my homeland’s “academic politics”, as Marshall’s Barbados Community College colleague and former prime minister Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford has called it, is the most salient of a variety of factors that prevented me from publishing IF until 1995 or so, when I released it as a booklet, in limited quantities.

Naturally, I kept one of those copies for myself.

However, in 2004 or so, I delivered that copy of the booklet to professor Canon Noel Titus, the then outgoing Principal of Codrington College – one of the most distinguished Anglican (Episcopalian) seminaries in the Americas.

My memory is shadowy, but I think I had asked Canon Titus to consider writing a foreword to the text, as I was preparing to publish a second edition of it.

Alternately, I may have merely asked him to write a review.

What I am absolutely clear about in my mind though, is that while standing at the door to Canon Titus’ residence at Codrington College and placing my booklet in his hand, I optimistically urged him to ensure that nothing amiss happened to it, as it was my last copy.

That optimistic appeal was fleeting, as I recall.

I did not belabour the point.

And that was probably because internally I questioned whether even making the point was necessary.

After all, I trusted Canon Titus.

I had known and been friends with his son Neil for a number of years. Neil and I were members of the prominent Pentecostal church Peoples Cathedral, founded by the now deceased pastor Holmes Williams.

At Neil’s request, presumably, Canon Titus had opened his home and Codrington College’s spacious, vegetation rich, meticulously manicured gardens and grounds to my brother Wayne and I, our friends and several other members of pastor Williams’ church on numerous occasions.

I had every reason, therefore, to be confident in Canon Titus’ stewardship of the last copy of my book – both in scholarly and in paternal-friendly terms.

Imagine my bewilderment and dismay therefore, when some time after that fateful visit to Canon Titus’ home, he told me that he had in fact lost that last copy of the IF booklet, as he prepared to vacate the Codrington College Principal’s residence for his successor, Reverend Dr. Ian Rock.

I recount this unfortunate turn of events here for a number of reasons, not least the time honoured teaching that we human beings will fail each other, in one way or another, despite our best intentions.

This Codrington College conundrum also reminds me of an appeal made by Reverend Dr. Marcus Lashley at a Men’s Educational Support Association (MESA) seminar held at the Caribbee Hotel in Barbados – possibly within a year or so (possibly just months before or after) I gave that ill-fated booklet to Canon Titus.

Dr. Lashley a Codrington College trained priest subsequently became a psychologist and is a well-known provider of related human resource development services to Barbados’ government and private sectors.

At the MESA seminar, Lashley appealed to fellow clerics and others in attendance to return books that he had lent them. His frustration, even desperation was clearly evident.

Lashley’s public appeal about an issue one imagines he would have preferred to deal with privately demonstrates, I think, the profound individual and social conflicts that can arise at the intersections of faith, knowledge and power: the intersection of what Sir Lloyd has called the most viscious kind of politics anywhere: “academic politics”.

And today, as I re-publish and thereby resurrect the little known IF essay that is not only an academic document but also, and at least as crucially, a deeply personal landmark on my spiritual and sociopolitical journey, I reflect upon the emphasis put on the deceased former Barbadian prime minister Owen Arthur’s academic achievements during his state funeral, as that consumate political animal’s entitlement to the label “professor” was stressed.

I reflect on what I was told about Arthur’s own “academic politics” battles by his University of the West Indies (UWI) colleague, political scientist Dr George Belle, and what I observed about those and related battles myself, as I served as a consultant to the Barbados Government Commission for Pan African Affairs (BGCPA) that Arthur established.

I also reflect on the academic political manouverings of University of UWI Vice Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles, who has been implicated by legal principles similar to that of “joint enterprise” in his son Rodney’s killing of Khalil Campbell in January 2007, folowing a row over Campbell’s marijuana smoking competence.

According to the New Covenant-based, spiritual and psychosocial phenomena measuring principles that I have been advocating in my IF essay and elsewhere since at least the 1980s, Sir Hilary also bears COVID-19 “super-spreader” approximating culpability for the misinformation and toxic thinking propaganda excesses of Barbados’ reparations for trans-Atlantic slavery campaigning.

As previously indicated elsewhere, I believe that Beckles’, former BGCPA Director David Comissiong’s and other supposedly progressive Black leaders’ human rights advocacy shares not only primitive, but fatal informational flaws with the errant, materialism motivated sense of grievance and entitlement that apparently infested the mind of Jamaican gangster Christopher “Dudus” Coke and infects the thinking of many other Afrocentric youths and adults who rationalize knife and gun crime in London, Chicago, Toronto and elsewhere today.

Reverse racist delusions and excesses that persons alligning themselves with the Black Lives Matter movement and similar political entities risk also come to mind here.

Delusions of grandeur – A COVID-19 Caution for Barbados PM Mia Mottley

Long before the explosion of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, I focused on the highly combustible, delusion inducing germ of pride that makes knowledge “puff” us up, and related elements of these ideological inflammation inducing informational flaws in IF.

Still using the transliteration “Jesus”, instead of the English translation “Joshua” in those days, I wrote in Section 1 of that booklet,

Jesus was evidently an informed believer. It was probably his humility that distinguished him from other intellectuals of his day (and ours).

Apparently, his primary concern was not to show off his knowledge but to share it. He evidently was not aloof (Mark 2:15), but rather, manifested a quality of knowledge that God and human beings could have in common.

A quality of knowledge that is truly high, but not high-minded; a spirituality that is down to earth, or as Caribbean people would say, “rootsy”.

It is therefore an ironic tragedy that so many of Jesus’ followers throughout the centuries have scorned knowledge: we tend to confuse his lowliness with intellectual indifference or indigence.

The admonition of 1 Corinthians 8:1 (attributed to the scholarly apostle Paul) that “knowledge puffeth up” is similarly misunderstood when it is viewed as an indiscriminate denunciation of all knowledge.

Actually the only knowledge that is being denounced here is that which issues in vanity and pride. That is, that knowledge which makes one “puffed-up” (proud).

What is rejected here, it seems, is the “wisdom” (a counterfeit) that “descendeth not from above” (James 3:13-17).

The “academic greed”, as the political scientist Belle once called it, that led some of Lashley’s clerical Anglican colleagues to steal, surreptitiously “adopt” or “indefinitely borrow” some of his books is a symptom of the insatiable appetite for attention and excessive pride that powers delusion inducing, destructive academic politics.

And those familiar with the recent double-murder at the derelict former official residence of the Anglican Bishop of Barbados by a young man who is alleged to be a known, deluded, long-time mental health sufferer might see in that incident, as I do, a peculiar oracular provenance and providence: a warning, essentially, for Barbados Anglican, Roman Catholic, Rastafarian and other “officious” officials.

Notwithstanding this “double-vision” denoting oracle, in which a young photo journalist and a poisonous, cancer causing asbestos removal expert died, Lashley’s dilemma affords me comfort of a sort, as it reminds me that I am not alone in navigating the minefield of mixed-motives, culpability, innocence, best and worst intentions and the simply inexplicable of human behaviour that come into play as academics interact.

More than this though, I am reminded (and would remind my friend Lashley, Monsignor Blackett, Marshall, Canon Titus, Dr. Reverend Luther Johnson, Dr. Richard Crookendale, my brother Wayne and others in Barbados’ Christian community) that “all things work together for good” (Romans 8:28), as the Bible we all love instructs us.

And I would also note that the more informed our faith, the better we can see the good that all things, including COVID-19, are working toward in our individual and collective lives.

I would therefore urge all who read this foreword to my IF essay now, to take comfort from the fact that out of the misfortune of Canon Titus misplacing the last copy of that booklet (and subsequent, similar misfortunes and mishaps that have prevented me re-publishing and resurrecting IF until now) this on-line, freely available version of it has come about, making it more accessible to a wider readership.

Consequently, many more people, including Judeo-Christian businessman Graham Dacre in England, the evangelist Franklyn Graham in the US and other little or well known decision makers all around the world now have access to these thoughts I shared so long, long ago and which, I believe, continue to inform and inspire myself and others to be the best that we can be.

I certainly believe some of the ideas I treat in IF can benefit discussions like those that fomented around the apparent fundamentalist Christian, US Republican Party supporting hysteria that followed the 2012 re-election of president Obama.

Christians and other persons discussing same sex marriage, the appropriate response to the challenges of radical Islam and other thorny issues might similarly find common sense, COVID-19 compliant “social distancing” guidance in my IF essay, despite it being written in the late 1980’s.

The matter of militant Islamist terror and reactionary Judeo-Christian ‘consolidation’, ‘compression’ or strangulation of free thinking is particularly pertinent in this regard.

It is linked to the first ever march by the English Defense League (EDL) in Dacre’s and my home county Norfolk, in 2012, around the time that an updated, online version of IF similar to this one was published.

There, certainly, is an issue that could benefit from some informed Christian, consensus-building input.

And as I indicate in my author’s foreword to TBBTR, dated July 2010, the most pressing need for an informed faith among Christians does in fact stem from the dangers we expose ourselves to internally and therefore points to the value and viability of an informed faith as a kind of internal medicine.

And today, as in my alternative COVID-19 causation narrative (Campbell 2020), I assert without fear of contradiction, that COVID-19 has a radically psychological or spiritual dimension.

Accordingly, I can also assert that my, the historian Marshall’s, Monsignor Blackett’s, Anglican Bishop Michael Maxwell’s, Reverend Dr Sonia Hinds and other Barbadian Christians’ most pressing pandemic navigating needs stem from the perils presented by our inability or refusal to be informed and reason or be mathematical about our own faith, not Muslim’s or anyone else’s.

I thereby invoke the reconciliation of passion and reason that IF is all about.

It is about the radical rooting in reality that comes naturally when we move beyond literalistic dependence on the written New Testament and take ownership of Joshua’s yoke: the discipline of the unwritten New Covenant.

In Section 2 of IF I stressed the “mathematical” nature of this task, as I wrote:

Faith and knowledge, as I see them (or our capacity for them), are both gifts from God, intended to co-operate in the revelation of his truth.

I therefore do not view Jesus’ call to faith in him as an invitation to abandon reason and intelligence.

I see it as an appeal to truly find them in him.

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

These words found in Matthew 11:28-30 are not an invitation to intellectual idleness.

On the contrary, the yoke (Greek zygos) was a common metaphor for discipline among the Jews.

“Learn” translates the Greek manthano from which mathetes, meaning disciple is derived.

Now while the word disciple traditionally evokes images of religious devoutness, with its associations of mysticism and spirituality, mathetes actually denotes a pupil who submits to processes of learning under a teacher.

It is in fact a more academic term than most people realize.

“Mathetes”, I point out, “has entered the English language in the term “mathematics”, which literally means “disposed to learn” (see the article Disciple, in the Wycliffe Bible Encyclopaedia, Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, 1975).

And I continue,

The use of such terms suggests that Jesus’ call to rest is not a means whereby we can escape labour.

Rather it appears to be a call to a more rewarding labour – that which yields rest.

This rest must be earned: it must be learned.

The life of a mathetes of Jesus Christ is not one of perpetual ease.

At the very least, it will take some thought.

I believe there is a particularly pertinent and urgent message here for the economic historian professor Beckles, who former Financial Times editor Hal Austin once characterized as a “wild horse” exploiting Barbadians traditional love of education, as I note in a petition I published in 2018.

Intriguingly, given the subsequent occurrence of COVID-19 pandemic, I had used epidemiological language in that petition to explore Beckles and others apparent race related psychoses forensically.

I wrote,

Beckles’ reparations foreign policy is more like the bigly bile spouting of United States president Donald Trump.

It is reminiscent of the deeply divisive, religious written language manipulated and manipulating Guyanese dictator Forbes Burnham’s moral-mental infirmity.

In fact, the economic historian Sir Hilary’s in some ways brilliant mind seems infected by an excessively backward-looking, superficially black people favoring, but actually blacks stereotyping or “super-scripting” and bullying neuro-bacterial disease.

And I would caution the probable fundamentalist Barbados prime minister Mia Mottley similarly, as she and her Barbadian, British, Canadian and other male and female fundamentalist feminist allies are recklessly tinkering with obscure and volatile, biological fundamentals of “family discipline”, consciously or unconsciously.

Ms Mottley’s recently declared intention of her government to “recognise a form of civil unions for couples of the same gender”, coupled with plans to make Barbados a republic concerns me deeply, as it suggests a determination by her and other “socialist” satellites of a global gay media-based mafia to make Barbados a colony under Sandi Toxfig, Sir Elton John, Don Lemon and other gay lifestyle proselytizing “queens” and “kings”.

Precisely how Mottley, her education minister Santia Bradshaw and other members of her Cabinet propose to reconcile the “new math” of same gender unions with the needs of population growth that she identified in the same “Throne Speech” is just one of a number of concerns that intrigue me deeply – as my first written response to Mottley’s announcement, published before I had read a copy of that speech predicts prophetically.

In an April 9, 2020 article about James K Galbraith’s book The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth Austin notes the now patent fallibilities and fantasies of economic theory.

He writes “Despite this changing reality, the economic discipline continues on its own merry way.

In the meantime, it is turning the discipline into a complex algebraic warren, the final victory of mathematics over common sense.”

“Meanwhile,” Austin continues “economic policy was left to jobbing politicians and lunching journalists. It took 16-year-old school girl Greta Thunberg to tell us we have lost our way.”

“Mr Galbraith’s read is brilliant. It demystifies the discipline, and in particular the dominant consensus that infects the popular discourse, like an out-of-control virus,” concludes Austin.

My concern is that Mottley, Sir Elton and others who would propagate a “new normal” by claiming explicitly or implicitly that there is no difference between the biological principle of heterosexual procreation and legal artifice enabled “same gender” child bearing and population building arrangements risk doing violence to fundamentals of human diversity dependent interdependence that they and other gay, straight and bisexual persons cannot even begin to conceive.

As far as I am aware, despite the current reckless global rate of abortion, estimated at 40-50 million every year, according to the World Health Organization (corresponding to approximately 125,000 abortions per day, or 1.45 abortions per second), the most informed scientists, following the best science still treat every human life and sentience as a profoundly complex, sacred psychosomatic mystery.

PM Mottley, professor Beckles and other supposed “human rights” champions, seem intent on sitting with other “electronically enthroned” world leaders, like Anderson Cooper, on seats of the scornful, in the “virtual countries” (Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon and others alluded to by Austin) that have been loudly and proudly perpetrating COVID-19 paralleling depopulating abominations like headless chickens.

PM Mottley’s failure so far to respond to efforts I have been making since at least 2018 to have a constructive dialogue with her and other Barbadians and Caribbean people about an ethical development of our island home’s and the region’s orange or creative economy does not inspire confidence in her understanding of the possible similarities between population growth through adoption arrangements that effectively disintegrate or disappear one of two biological parents and the extraordinarily cruel, commercial practices of the trans-Atlantic slave trade that reduced Black people to human chattel.

PM Mottley, her Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, John King and other high profile, strategically positioned politicians and bureaucrats need to engage with us meaningfully, if they want to convince myself and other Barbadians who have been victims of the child abduction recalling, piracy, plagiarism and related modern slavery proximal abuses and violations of our personal beliefs and “identity landmarks” that they understand and value who we are, not just what we have to offer them and their supposedly altruistic programs.

An informed faith is nothing if not a listening faith, especially when professed by persons whose public utterances tend to be populated with references to “God”.

If PM Mottley knows anything about an informed faith she should know that it is forged between an individual man and a woman, in the same mystery of Godliness that sites the DNA approximating unwritten New Covenant in the sperm of the male and nurtures it, ideally for nine months, in a woman’s womb.

She should know that while this very commonplace phenomenon and the complex battle of the sexes that it can generate are a “great mystery”, according to the apostle Paul (possibly because he was a homosexual, as suggested by, John Shelby Spong, in his 1991 book Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism: A Bishop Rethinks the Meaning of Scripture) it is far less mysterious, if no lesss mind racking, perhaps, to heterosexual men and women.

And so, as I share the following, unedited version of IF today, I would urge Barbadians at home and abroad to remember the mass suicide (and the murders) of Jonestown, Guyana, led by the power mad American evangelical Christian preacher Jim Jones.

I re-published IF on my website eight years ago precisely because that was the 34th anniversary of that extremely tragic Jonestown event which, with a death toll of 918 people, was “the most deadly single non-natural disaster in U.S. history until September 11, 2001,” which claimed 2977 lives, apart from those of the murder-suicide committing Islamic terrorists.

Apart from the seismic destruction wrought around the globe by COVID-19, has anything changed fundamentally since that New York population decimating day?

Have any lessons from either Jonestown or the 9/11 attacks truly been learned?

The extraordinary Talibank thinking and other politically and socially short-sighted, suicidal behaviour evident among key Christians like American mining magnate and president Trump backer Robert E Murray has not encouraged me to think so.

And contemplation of the lesbian and gay excesses of fundamentalist feminist matriarchy and patriarchy pushers, facilitated as much by Trump’s Christian conviction professing predecessor Obama, as by Trump’s, his friend Jeffrey Epstein’s and Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s heterosexual excesses have similarly discouraged optimism.

All the more need then, for an informed faith, rooted in a reconciliation of natural and spiritual knowing norms.

The “Circle of Care” project that I am developing in conjunction with various health and social care interests in Barbados, the UK, Africa, India and elsewhere is both rooted in and a fruit of these norms.

It gives expression or incarnation to the “cycle of life” science that builds bridges of deeply meaningful communication and understanding between successive generations.

Conforming to my forensic physics of forgiveness protocol, it offers an opportunity for reconciliation and collaborative resilience – much like that which this article offers to persons that the elders Marshall, Monsignor Blackett, Canon Titus and I model – to all.

Informed Faith

“Easy believism is dangerous. My experience and observations have convinced me that ‘easy believism’ has caused people to commit some of the most cruel and atrocious acts against themselves and others – in ‘God’s name’.

“Quick-fix” faith and un-analytical assurance tends to be deceptive. Certainty without critical thought tends to be brutish and illusory.”

Section 1

Jesus’ example

This work is dedicated to the promotion of sound education among all people, but is particularly applicable to persons professing to know and believe in Jesus Christ.

I believe being a “fool for God” is not wise if it is just mental laziness in disguise.

The church has been accused, and justly in many instances, of encouraging intellectual suicide.

The tendency of many Christians to denounce education and underrate the value of the rational faculties has led to a virtual “institutionalization of ignorance” among them.

Ignorance breeds bigotry and prejudices which impact negatively on Christian communities and society at large.

While the espousal of, or pride in ignorance is so commonplace among Christians though, it is not characteristic of the assumed founder of Christianity, Jesus Christ.

It seems that with all else that Jesus did or claimed he displayed a highly cultivated intellect.

According to Luke 2:46,47, at the age of twelve his intelligence baffled the leading “doctors” of the law.

Also, John 7:15 records this bewildered response of the Jews as the adult Jesus taught in their temple:

“How is it that this man has learning – is so versed in the sacred scriptures and in theology – when he has never studied” (Amplified Bible)

Jesus was evidently an informed believer.

It was probably his humility that distinguished him from other intellectuals of his day (and ours).

Apparently, his primary concern was not to show off his knowledge but to share it.

He evidently was not aloof (Mark 2:15), but rather, manifested a quality of knowledge that God and human beings could have in common.

A quality of knowledge that is truly high, but not high-minded; a spirituality that is down to earth, or as Caribbean people would say, “rootsy”.

It is therefore an ironic tragedy that so many of Jesus’ followers throughout the centuries have scorned knowledge: we tend to confuse his lowliness with intellectual indifference or indigence.

The admonition of 1Corinthians 8:1 (attributed to the scholarly apostle Paul) that “knowledge puffeth up” is similarly misunderstood when it is viewed as an indiscriminate denunciation of all knowledge.

Actually the only knowledge that is being denounced here is that which issues in vanity and pride, that is, that knowledge which makes one “puffed-up” (proud).

What is rejected here, it seems, is the “wisdom” (a counterfeit) that descendeth not from above” (James 3:13-17).

There is that wisdom, that lowly, compassion tempered, communion-encouraging knowledge and wisdom “from above” that we may legitimately pursue and, indeed, are expected to (Proverbs 1:4, 8:10, 24:5 etc.).

The lack of this knowledge – which lack is most effectively concealed by the possession of a counterfeit – leads to bondage and destruction (John 8:32, Hosea 4:16).

It leads to individual arrogance and social anarchy.

Section 2

The root of the problem

Much of the problem stems from what I consider popular misconceptions about the relationship between faith and knowledge.

Some people seem to think that faith and knowledge are totally separate from and even antagonistic toward each other. They therefore equate faith with ignorance, more or less.

I do not.

The term “faith” does denote an element of ignorance, that is, trust in the unknown or unseen, but this does not mean that “faith” and “ignorance” are synonymous.

Faith is often represented in terms of absolute blindness but I think it is more accurately viewed as a species of diminished sight.

I believe that basic human intelligence (common-sense) is compatible with faith, not antagonistic toward it.

Faith and knowledge, as I see them (or our capacity for them), are both gifts from God, intended to co-operate in the revelation of his truth.

I therefore do not view Jesus’ call to faith in him as an invitation to abandon reason and intelligence.

I see it as an appeal to truly find them in him.

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

These words found in Matthew 11:28-30 are not an invitation to intellectual idleness.

On the contrary, the yoke (Greek zygos) was a common metaphor for discipline among the Jews.

“Learn” translates the Greek manthano from which mathetes, meaning disciple is derived.

Now while the word disciple traditionally evokes images of religious devoutness, with its associations of mysticism and spirituality, mathetes actually denotes a pupil who submits to processes of learning under a teacher.

It is in fact a more academic term than most people realize.

“Mathetes” has entered the English language in the term “mathematics”, which literally means “disposed to learn” (see the article Disciple, in the Wycliffe Bible Encyclopaedia, Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, 1975).

The use of such terms suggests that Jesus’ call to rest is not a means whereby we can escape labour.

Rather it appears to be a call to a more rewarding labour – that which yields rest.

This rest must be earned: it must be learned.

The life of a mathetes of Jesus Christ is not one of perpetual ease.

At the very least, it will take some thought.

Now I am not saying that Christ’s rest is accessible only to academics.

I believe common sense, the common man, can perceive Christ’s truth.

I believe Jesus taught the essentials of life that are applicable and accessible to all.

Furthermore, I am fully aware of the sterility that goes with a purely academic and aloof approach to things religious.

I am not advocating a cold religious intellectualism.

My point here is that faith does not preclude logic.

It is not necessarily inconsistent nor incompatible with organized, logical, systematic inquiry or research.

The Bible itself demonstrates this forcefully.

There is clear and conclusive evidence that much of the wisdom literature (Proverbs, Psalms and Ecclesiastes), Old Testament historical books (Genesis, Exodus, etc.) and all of the New Testament writings except the book of Revelation, while being inspired, are also the product of normal processes of thought, historical research, exegesis of canonical (and non-canonical texts, e.g. references to Apocryphal texts in 2Timothy 3:8, Jude 8) and logical and theological reasoning.

Theologian J.I. Packer refers to this “phenomenon” as God’s divine concursus – his operation in and with human beings in the exercise of their own natural powers (New Bible Commentary, Eerdman).

You see, all that is natural is not evil, in the same way that all that is spiritual is not good.

It is erroneous to view faith in God – that which is good – as a purely spiritual dynamic and hence foreign to the natural man.

The verse of scripture which says the “natural man receiveth not the things of the spirit of God” (1Corinthians 2:14) has to be put in its historical and cultural context and reconciled with that passage which speaks of men’s ability to “do by nature the things contained in the law” (Romans 2:14).

There is good, spiritual good (and evil) in the nature of man.

Man is naturally a spiritual being. The spiritual and the natural are not absolutely distinct elements.

A contrary view, the tripartite view, still popular among many Christians, insists on dividing the human personality into three distinct entities, body, soul and spirit.

This view is behind the common fundamentalist Christian claims that “the human being is a soul who lives in a body and has a spirit” and “the soul is the seat of the emotions, and the spirit is the seat of the intellect”.

This unwholesome analysis has encouraged an artificial, unrealistic distinction between faith and knowledge.

It is an ill-founded view based mainly on the support of only two biblical passages – 1Thessolonians 5:23 and Hebrews 4:12 – both in the New Testament.

The wholistic witness of the Bible (rooted in Afro-Asiatic, Old Testament cosmology) does not support such absolute distinctions.

It has been recognized that this trichotomous view of man stems primarily from the influence of Greek philosophical dualism on the biblical writers and the first Christian “thinkers” (theologians), e.g. Origen, about AD 185.

Contemporary progressive biblical scholarship, which is committed to a historically justifiable understanding of the Bible (and the church) therefore embraces a more wholistic, “Hebraic” (Afro-Asiatic), Old Testament based understanding of the human personality (see “Soul” and “Spirit” in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia; William B. Eerdman’s Publishing Co., 1979-1988, four volumes).

This mode of interpretation does not provide the systematic neatness of the tripartite view, but it is actually the most enlightened and integrity-guided (wholistic) viewpoint available to us.

The complexity of human nature – the essential unity of the various tangible elements which are part of the human make-up – does not allow for tidy, absolutist theological distinctions.

This basic fact is hinted at in the obscurity of the biblical testimony on human psychology – the varied usage, interchangeability and overlapping – of the relevant Greek and Hebrew words (ruah, nephesh, pneuma, soma).

Still, the tripartite view remains attractive to many Christians, especially those who follow the popular fundamentalist approach to interpreting the Bible.

The tripartite view blends well with the idyllic, seductively uncomplicated, shallow analysis of fundamentalist theology.

It reinforces fundamentalism’s simplistic, puristic division of humanity into “spiritual and natural” persons: “Christian and non-Christian”, “sinner and saint”, “good and evil”.

It provides easy answers to difficult questions.

It provides mental refuge and rest for insecure, fearful and/or lazy minds which have difficulty accepting the changeable, dynamic and/or fluid character of human nature; the variable character of life itself.

I ought to know. I was a fundamentalist Christian for approximately ten years.

Section 3

My experience of triumphant and true faith

I was once infatuated with the minimally historical Christ of Pentecostal Christianity.

I once espoused the terrific presumptions (e.g. the inerrancy and infallibility of the Bible) that appear to be the strength but are the weakness of that branch of Christendom.

Perhaps I was lazy; the unconscious victim of some mental inertia.

Maybe I was afraid.

At one time during an analytical study of the authority of scripture, I did become rather anxious at the thought of “knowing too much”.

I felt that my faith in the Bible was being eroded.

Back then, like most Christians, I did not properly distinguish between the Bible and the God, the Jesus, with whom I had associated the Bible all my life.

As far as I was concerned, faith in God and faith in the Bible were essentially one and the same thing.

I no longer think that way.

Persistence through a painful disillusionment, insistence on the truth and informing my faith has made me a more discriminating believer.

Having sought (diligently, Hebrews 11:6) for and, I believe, acquiring a more comprehensive knowledge of the scriptures – their origin and purpose – I am better able to “rightly divide” them (2Timothy 2:15).

My faith, (my zeal) has been checked by knowledge (Romans 10:2).

It has been refined.

I have come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the first commandment, which says,

“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy MIND.” (Mark 22:37 King James Version).

I am now fully convinced that God wants us to include our minds, our basic natural common sense and more refined rational faculties in our relationship with him.

I firmly believe that the Most High does not delight in shallow, thoughtless faith (Matthew 13:5, 6).

I am sure that God wants our faith in and knowledge of him to be the resolute, enduring product of careful thought and determination.

I have proven in my own experience that the dynamism of faith (indeed, one may say that is faith) does not detract from its consistency.

You see, true faith – time tested, enduring, sustainable, triumphant faith – is lively, not static; not literalistic.

It entails a time proven, progressive development of one’s understanding of the Most High and the Most High’s ways.

The progressive character of the biblical revelation – the development of the New Covenant out of the Old (which incidentally has been the object of a basic and tragic oversight from the dawn of Christianity – as we shall see) strongly attests to this fact.

This progressiveness is part of the essential “naturalness” of faith.

It is faith’s spirituality; its liveliness (consider John 3:8).

Thus persuaded, I encourage you, do not be afraid to question God, to know God as fully as your intellect allows.

The Most High does not expect us to have all the answers; God knows full well that only God is omniscient; that is, all-knowing.

God is not intimidated by our intelligence, by the queries of common sense. These are gifts to us reflecting God’s image in us.

Questioning and critical thinking is not only consistent with faith, it is basic to it.

It is uncertainty, not ignorance, that distinguishes faith from knowledge.

Uncertainty is a natural and legitimate response to that which is obscure or partly hidden, though evident.

God is not offended by questions.

Section 4

The “certainty” crisis

One very serious pitfall of fundamentalism is its propensity to insist on certainty where none is logically possible or required – other than by dogmatic preachers with a political, economic or other agenda.

Such insistence encourages the violation and abuse of one’s conscience: it issues in a variety of subtle and explicit antisocial and/or sociopathic forms of behaviour.

According to Genesis 18: 23 – 33, even Abraham, the esteemed “father of faith” had questions.

And what about the deep, probing reflections of the righteous Job?

Theological lecturer and editor John Rea cites Matthew 28:17, 14:31 and Acts 10: 12-21 as biblical evidence of a category of doubt, “provisional doubt” which is not sinful (see “Doubt” Wycliffe Bible Encyclopaedia).

Actually, I believe God delights in our questions, in as much as they reflect a sincere desire to know the truth: a desire to be honest with ourselves and with God; a desire to relate to the Most High in a faith that is truly one’s own.

And what, you may ask, about correct doctrine?

Well, after approximately two thousand years of scriptural revisions, recensions and recision and multiple doctrinal restatements throughout Christendom, we should know better than to become preoccupied with legalistic or literalistic doctrinal accuracy.

Indeed, there is something rather immodest in that persistence.

By now we should have recognized that while God may be fully acquainted with absolutes, human beings are not.

Humans are essentially subjective beings.

We cannot help that.

That is basically how we perceive reality – “As I see it”.

Practically all of our knowledge is influenced by an element of uncertainty – an element of faith and doubt.

The theist and the atheist are both believers.

One believes that God exists and the other believes that there is no God (or so it is claimed; the Greek philosopher Heraclitus was called an atheist but he believed in the Logos, that is, knowledge).

The human comprehension of truth will always be influenced by some degree of relativity, uncertainty and faith, for as Paul wrote,

“Now we see through a glass darkly: but then face to face; now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” (1Corinthians 13:12)

People will always have varying interpretations and understandings of the truth. The above quotation is an indication by scripture of this very thing (also see verses 8-11 and 1John 3:2).

Denominationalism (religious competitiveness and divisiveness based on simplistic “naming” and unwholesome literalistic practices) is a blatant scourge on Christendom.

This ancient, perennial scourge is not simply the result of external doctrinal or liturgical differences.

At its core it is the result of incorrect and improper motives among Christians; motives which, in my opinion are more nurtured by ignorance, than knowledge.

In the name of doctrinal accuracy we set aside and compromise the New Covenant commandment to love one another (John 13:34).

We confuse literalistic accuracy with integrity.

We assume that unity means uniformity.

It does not.

The Kingdom of God (not the church) which is the central theme of Jesus’ preaching as recorded in the four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), is made up of diverse personalities, cultures and outlooks.

According to Jesus’ remarks about “other sheep” (John 10:16) and “he that is not against us” (Matthew 9:40) and also the apostle Paul’s commendation of those who, led by conscience, are “a law unto themselves” (Romans 2:14) there is probably considerable ethical and doctrinal variation in God’s Kingdom.

I for one am convinced that the Kingdom of God includes persons from a wide cross-section of religious and philosophical outlooks not covered by the term “Christian” in its common, institutional usage.

Remember this: hypocrites are not persons who say they believe the “wrong” thing, but live right; they are people who say they believe the “right” thing, but live wrong.

Regardless of our views, God is sovereign.

The Most High governs the divine Kingdom as mysteriously as the movement of the wind.

“The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is everyone that is born of the spirit. (John 3:8)

The important thing is not that we agree in every detail, but rather that we “…be all taught of God” (John 6:44, 45).

None of us should presume to understand the fullness of who God is and how he deals with humanity.

This does not mean that we do not hold our own convictions and have our own moral guidelines.

It simply means that we allow others the benefit of the doubt; that is, that we be mindful of our own limited understanding.

This is where I am today; this is where my inquiry into the Christian faith has brought me.

There is a paradox here: the more I find out about Christ, the more I become aware of how little I know about him.

Whatever else it may be, an informed faith in Jesus Christ is in fact an ever enquiring faith.

This though, is as it should be, for with the questions come humility and in turn, compassion, which in my opinion is the supreme value of faith in Jesus Christ – or anyone else.

Certainty without integrity – is folly.

No two people – no two Anglicans, no two Pentecostals, no two Muslims, no two Jews, no two Rastafarians – are exactly alike and believe exactly the same thing.

Not even identical twins believe identical things. I should know. I have an identical twin brother whose religious views are in many ways very similar, and yet, very different to my own.

Each of us must decide what we believe for ourselves.

We will agree on some issues, and we will disagree on others.

In the final analysis, my faith in God is a matter between God and I. Yours is a matter between God and you.

This is what spirituality is about.

It is radically personal; it is fundamentally individualistic.

This is what the New Covenant principle is about.

This is what is referred to when the scriptures say “We cry Abba Father, the spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit”.

A lot of our religious leaders today are stressing the “communion” element of faith.

This is important, but so too is the individualism of faith.

To stress one at the expense of the other is misleading.

There must be balance.

It is misleading to say that the problems of modern society stem from individualism.

Issues like divorce, indiscipline and rebellion (among the youth and adults alike), drugs and crime should not be blamed solely on individualism.

The influence of group structures and institutional dynamics – the influence of governments, religious bodies, corporate entities, class dynamics etc – has to be factored into the equation.

In many cases, individualism is merely a reaction against the “soul suppressing” pressure of collective bodies.

Of course individualism can be taken too far, but that is another matter.

Again, balance is needed.

Over-generalizations and stereo-typing, which are characteristic of fundamentalist thinking will not help.

Informing ones faith may lead to and or expose differences of opinion with others. However, while differences of opinion are inevitable, attitudes of divisiveness, bigotry and unsympathetic dogmatism are not.

The emphasis must be on GRACE and TOLERANCE in religious matters (and I use “tolerance” in the positive sense, meaning “generosity of spirit”, not licentiousness).

When the individual appreciates the importance of exercising honesty with and extending compassion toward him or herself, he or she appreciates the necessity of exercising honesty with and extending grace towards others.

When we are mindful of the limits on our knowledge – the importance, that is, of conscientious, or conscience-oriented (self-seeing) faith – we are more inclined to be tolerant of the limits of others’ knowledge.

Therefore, the way to the most enduring peace of mind at the personal level and social cohesion or consensus at the societal level is through personalized faith.

Remember, while disagreements are inevitable, divisiveness is not.

Mature self-knowledge and self-understanding (self-seeing faith) minimizes conflict.

The most disruptive conflicts are internal.

External conflicts have as much (sometimes more), to do with the challenge of understanding ourselves, as they do with the challenge of understanding others.

GRACE and TOLERANCE toward ONESELF and OTHERS is essential in all matters.

It is especially important in this age of global communications and interaction.

Indeed, it is the imperative of this age.

References
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bible-Beauty-Terror-Reconciled/dp/0956463711
https://youtu.be/6QpEq4l4Xcs
https://www.ftadviser.com/adviser-library/2020/04/09/what-i-m-reading-hal-austin/
https://www.change.org/p/help-sir-hilary-beckles-build-a-better-more-authentically-democratic-reparations-case
https://www.thedailybeast.com/paul-the-apostle-was-a-possibly-gay-elite-radical-who-believed-in-equality-for-all
https://www.nationnews.com/2021/04/27/inniss-details-32-months-pain-humiliation/


Seeing hostile “Harry and Meghan” media coverage through my alternative COVID-19 causation narrative’s lens

https://youtu.be/wM7v6pDsL88

Below is the introduction of a research article that I have been working on for the past few weeks, until it became wedged in the canal of my anal retentive cogitations, like the container carrying Ever Given.

I am “unloading” some of it here, to ease my neurological Nile’s traffic in human excellence – and/or excrement.

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Abstract
Hostile BBC and wider media coverage of Harry and Meghan’s marriage intersects informatively with my alternative COVID-19 causation claim that “SARS-CoV-2’s virility and reproductive efficacy is interdependent with a radical (albeit gradual, possibly), change in human bio-psychology”.

Focusing mainly on reporting by royal correspondent Jonny Dymond and his BBC colleagues on February 19, 2021, this article asks to what extent such corrosive perversions of “public interest” broadcasting could or should be regarded as examples of “COVID-19’s well documented impact on the mind, inducing delirium, feelings of exhaustion and other psychosomatic manifestations, called ‘malaise’ by one British Medical Journal (BMJ) article.”

Also, what might Harry and Meghan’s mind-mangling mix of British Royal Family “fan fare” and Hollywood stardom conceived “royal celebrity” tell us about seemingly impregnable and untouchable humans’ vulnerability to SARs-CoV-2 virility?

Has Dymond’s caustic, cynicism seeding interpretation of Harry and Meghan’s “Service is universal” claim signaled and spawned a new, more virulent strain of BBC self serving celebrity coverage?

These and related questions are addressed.

Introduction

I am proposing that hostile, arguably delusion-driven coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan’s marriage by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the Daily Mail, the Sun and other metastatic media interests intersect fruitfully with my claim “that SARS-CoV-2’s virility and reproductive efficacy is interdependent with” compounded by, or entangled with “a radical (albeit gradual, possibly), change in human bio-psychology”.

That radically conversational or interactive, male-female interdependence mimicking, Couvade Syndrome simulated dimension of the Covid-19 pandemic, which accounts for the gendered, racial and related variability of its symptoms, I believe, is the foundational claim of the unwritten New Covenant (uNC) based, alternative-medicine-modeling Covid-19 causation narrative that I published in a December 2020 article, titled Re-thinking Covid-19’s causation narrative (Campbell 2020).

Building on and deepening analysis presented in that article, this one is focusing primarily on reporting by the BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond and some of his colleagues on February 19, 2021.

The main question I am asking is to what extent apparent perversions of “public interest” broadcasting catalyzed by Dymond, Edward Stourton, Carolyn Quinn and Anita Anand that day can, and perhaps should, be regarded as manifestations of “Covid-19’s well documented impact on the mind, inducing delirium, feelings of exhaustion and other psychosomatic manifestations, called ‘malaise’ by one British Medical Journal (BMJ) article,” (Campbell 2020).


This question draws attention to the pre-Covid-19 presence of toxic elements in the global knowledge economy.

At a micro, or as I like to say, a mustard seed science level (Matthew 17:20), it focuses attention on the polluting particulate matter of one-to-one communication, highlighting lies or fractions of truth that we tell ourselves and each other, consciously or unconsciously, to create or sustain a public shine or glory that can only ever be temporary (2 Corinthians 3).

At a macro level, it highlights the constriction and contamination of the “oxygen of publicity” by the consciously or unconsciously parasitic, pathogenic practice of some academics, journalists, politicians, religious leaders, pop musicians, actors and other conscious or unconscious “glory grabbers” (or gory ‘graphters’?) that my Help Google Be Good, Not Evil petition, my Air and On-Air Pollution initiative, Technologies of Trust project and others’ ethical knowledge economy pursuing projects (like the United Nations’ Global Forum For Media Development) are addressing.

And the words of Karl Jung about the “enormity” of things that happened in the first decade of the 20th century come to mind here poignantly.


In his landmark, water shed, beached whale simulating, post-mortem imperiled 1964 publication Man and His Symbols, Jung wrote,

“Things whose enormity nobody could have imagined in the idyllic harmlessness of the first decade of our century have happened and have turned our world upside down. Ever since, the world has remained in a state of schizophrenia. Not only has civilized Germany disgorged its terrible primitivity, but Russia is also ruled by it, and Africa has been set on fire. No wonder that the Western world feels uneasy.

Modern man does not understand how much his “rationalism” (which has destroyed his capacity to respond to numinous symbols and ideas) has put him at the mercy of the psychic “underworld.” He has freed himself from “superstition” (or so he believes), but in the process he has lost his spiritual values to a positively dangerous degree. His moral and spiritual tradition has disintegrated, and he is now paying the price for this break-up in world-wide disorientation and dissociation.” (page 84)

In the March 17, 2021 edition of BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze, Dymond’s BBC colleague, the stoicism preaching (in Bajan English “hard mout”) Harry and Meghan critic Melanie Phillips provided a glimpse of what theoretical physicist Tom McLeisch might call a contemporary instantiation (McLeisch used the term in private correspondence with me on ) or symbol of that “world-wide disorientation and dissociation”, when she chillingly, timidly mouthed the word “replicate” while clearly referring to the existential zenith of male-female complementarity and interdependence: human procreation.

Below I look particularly at how Harry and Meghan’s marriage and procreation progress intersect as a semantic subset with the male-female complementarity hinged commerce and trade in “carnal knowledge” that the conscious or unconscious court jester professor Tim Hunt bumbled into ungraciously in 2015.

I also interrogate the mental marriage of Jamaica-based University of the West Indies (UWI) Vice Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles and Dr Eudine Barriteau, the Barbados-based UWI Cave Hill principal.

Dr Barriteau, who succeeded Sir Hilary at Cave Hill when he moved to Jamaica is a key cog in what some alchemists might call Sir Hilary’s academic “concubinage”.

I use term concubinage in deference to Lady Beckles here.


Assessed by my Couvade syndrome centered procreation paradigm Lady Beckles is both UWI king pin sir Hilary’s action potential and patently consequential “seen queen”.

Like Harry and Meghan, Sir and Lady Beckles are Caribbean royalty: their sons, especially Rodney, apparently, carry a princely action potential in their bodies – like Princes Charles, Andrew and Edward, to varying degrees.

And re-imagining Jung, through my peculiar, proprietary uNC lens, I stress the importance of royally inherited (biogenetic) intellectual property rights in a person’s relation to the state and society.


Dymond’s February 19 editorial intervention is therefore treated as a kind of gene editing, at least (action) potentially.

Like Jung, I view the state as “a quasi-animate personality from whom everything is expected”.


I reiterate Jung’s prophet-Jeremiah-echoing, uNC-analysis-reinforcing view that the “state” persona is, very often “only camouflage for those individuals who know how to manipulate it” – “individuals” (I use the term advisedly) like Dymond, Beckles, Barriteau, Rupert Murdoch, Louis Farrakhan, Sheryl Sandberg, Barrack Obama, Reverend Al Sharpton, Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch, Arianna Huffington, Reverend Franklin Graham, Bill and Melinda Gates, Barclay’s Bank, Google, Amazon, Domino’s Pizza, Lidl Supermarket and similar “individual” and corporate, royal we-is-we bodies.


I note that Jung referred to the state as a form of slavery and believed that states tend to swallow up people’s religious forces and in so doing take the place of God surreptitiously.

And my Assessing Academia As Church project embodies a one-to-one, person-to-person witnessing or “marketing” research and activism analysis and process wherein I have been exploring the extent to which state and para-state organs like the BBC, UWI, the Church of England, the Vatican and other entities are comparable to a religion in which “state slavery is a form of worship”.


Unsurprisingly, then, Jung’s claim that “stage acts of [the] state” are comparable to religious displays resonates deeply with me.
Jung wrote:

“Brass bands, flags, banners, parades and monster demonstrations are no different in principle from ecclesiastical processions, cannonades and fire to scare off demons.”

Can the same not be said of what Duchess Meghan referred to in her landmark, controversial Oprah Winfrey interview as Royal Family “fan fare” to some degree?


Equally poignantly, at least, one may ask how does the Duchess reconcile her criticism of British Royal Family pomp and circumstance puffery (my word) with the amplification or inflation of image that underpins and permeates much of what she did for a living in the television and movie industry?


Royal razzle dazzle clearly has its potentially carcinogenic, metastatic mass communication contaminating correlates in Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood, European football, Caribbean carnival, the Indian Premier League and other tributaries of the global glory gauging film, music, sporting and other human excellence measuring machine.


Service, whether as paid or unpaid work, is universal.

It is the way we measure and value it that varies.

Screenshot of my December 2020 article page on the Cambridge University ‘open access’ platform

Degrees of dementia, dementia of the degreed

Persons familiar with my open letter to American theologian Ryan Bonfiglio (Campbell 2019) will appreciate my basic agreement with Jung’s belief that the replacement of God with the state (or state-proximate incarnations like the BBC, Google, UWI, Camila Batmanghelidjh’s Kids Company, Steve Chalke’s Oasis Charitable Trust and the Sex Education Forum) in a micro or macro, mass society context metastasizes into a deforming, degeneration and dislocation of elementary religious drive (instinct) and results in the same fanaticism of the church-states of the Dark Ages: situations where the more the state is ‘worshipped’, the more freedom and morality are suppressed.

What might Jung make then, of the controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, “a mammoth piece of legislation” that is before the UK Parliament at the time of this writing?

The picture that Jung paints of an over-arching “nanny state” situation is reminiscent of the Hindu nationalist degeneration of the Brahmin priesthood that I highlight in The Bible: Beauty and Terror Reconciled (TBBTR, 2010) – citing what the late Canadian theologian Robert Brow called priestcraft.

So the fact of the British Home Secretary Priti Patel’s enthusiasm for that Bill may be prophetically instructive, pointing to her reincarnation as an action potential incarnation of the Hindu, life and death deciding goddess Kali.

Below I show how Dymond’s “re-scripting” of an official statement released by the Sussexes’ in his February 19 World At One analysis might amount to Sussex brand plundering, public interest perverting presscraft, whether perpetrated consciously or unconsciously.

It can also be construed as an executive order abortion, the BBC exercising her pro-choice, cancel culture or termination option in its capacity as “Auntie”.

So the interdisciplinary biogenetics and media studies marrying critique of Dymond’s careless conversation press conduct pursued here deepens, dovetails with and builds on the pre-Covid-19 exploration of state and para-state obstruction and corruption of uNC facilitated communion that my open letter to Bonfiglio, published March 2, 2019, addresses.

Back then I thanked Bonfiglio for the historical information he provided about the sixteenth century, local-church-to-seminary, statist centralization of theological learning.

Bonfiglio’s analysis of that theological transition had appeared in a Christian Century article titled “It’s time to rethink our assumptions about where theological education happens.”

I affirmed Bonfiglio’s “very informative and insightful article” but also asserted my uNC-based belief that “the family, not the church nor the seminary”, is the locus of divine-human communion and revelation.

This thinking informs my fundamental belief in the primacy and practical, pedagogical priority of biological, heterosexual parenting and is the driving force behind my concern about the conscious or unconscious gay gospel preaching educator Andrew Moffatt and his Stonewall, Oasis Academy Trust and similar gay gospel propagating supporters’ state capture of UK education.


It clearly informs a petition I have created calling on the UK Parliament to review home education concepts and policies to seize Covid-19 reform opportunities that are redressing this state-trampling-parental-duties education crisis.


Rooting my hypothesis in both Jeremiah 31:31 and pre-biblical African cultural sources, I informed Bonfiglio,

“I believe that this deep seeding Judeo-Christian discipleship matrix, to which, incidentally, there are African precursors (for example, the “weighing of the heart” associated with the Egyptian Ma’at Kheru ritual and the ancient and extant Ghanaian Sunsum motion and motivation marrying, metaphysical paradigm) is the indispensable component of a sound, human ecology sustaining theological education.

And I am particularly interested in and emphasize the biological basis and ecological sustainability of this innate theological education because it is key to my understanding of the role of the family, not the church nor the seminary, as the locus of divine-human communion and revelation.

The seeding, which you rightly note is behind the notion of the seminary, is introduced here first and foremost as a heterosexual reproduction based, familial foundation simulating phenomenon.

Note that the importance of familial relations is established in verse 1, which reads: ‘At the same time, saith the LORD, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.'”

I am therefore in essential agreement with Jung that state or para-state disruption of what I call “intercourse with the nucleus of reality” in my 1982 poem “Communion”, ultimately leaves the individual psychically under-developed with extreme feelings of marginalization.


Note that these feelings of marginalization (which Dymond rashly imputed to the Sussexes) parallel the “sour grapes” sentiment in my alternative Covid-19 causation hypothesis.

“Nanny state” uNC dislocating presumption also proximates the ethical bankruptcy or, at least insolvency (some beached word whales, like the Ever Given, can be returned to the sea’s “currency” and be redeemed) that the “bankers bride” economist Ruth Lea caustically credited to Meghan’s account in October 2019 – a case of what former British prime minister Gordon Brown might call a “good will” degrading transaction in the “shadow banking system”, possibly.


I have been trying to persuade Barclays Bank executives to work with me to redress psychosomatic degradation and devaluation that they, I and others have been suffering at the hands of disgraced Barbadian-American politician Donville Inniss and others, like the late sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, who have been implicated with them in the global shadow banking trade in reputation (good will) inflation and shielding secrecy.

I first became aware of the convicted criminal Inniss’ surreptitious, shadow bank linking of my own business brand Intelek to the pornography industry in 2013.

I could not say conclusively, but I have reason to believe that Inniss, who was convicted of bribery and money laundering in the US, is a Florida-based satellite of Ghislane Maxwell and the late Epstein.


I name Inniss, Sir Hilary, Reverend Sonia Hinds, current Barbados ambassador to CARICOM David Comissiong and other conscious or unconscious violators of my and other Barbadians’ intellectual property and wider hereditary, biology-based human rights, in a petition I filed with the Inter American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) in 2020.

And more recently, I have also raised my concerns about Sir Hilary’s, Phillips’, Lea’s and other metastatic media morality muddled operators with a prominent legal firm specializing in historical child abuse cases and related forms of identity inflation and irradation aided human trafficking.

However, from my perspective, Dymond’s and other BBC journalists’ most egregious excesses, like Sir Hilary’s, Pope Francis’, Rupert Murdoch’s, Arianna Huffington’s, Oprah Winfrey’s and other mass messaging kings and queens, are those that implicate them in the core commercial slaughter of unborn babies – thrown overboard, metaphorically, in the treacherous mental Middle Passage that is the more than 1800 year-old legacy of the uNC’s conflation and confusion with written New Testament (wNT).


This catastrophic, carcinogenic confusion has metastasized into abortion, same sex union and other forms of Lingam (Hindu phallus symbol) legalism that collectively constitute a Covid-19 delusions and malaise mimicking, brain death proximal equivalent of the Mediterranean’s Dead Sea.

The covid quandry that PMs Johnson, Mottley, president Trump and other world leaders found themselves in, represented as a choice between “saving lives or saving the economy” is, from my perspective, a symptom of the extent to which the global “death cult” deluge of abortion (now at a rate of 70 million a year, according to the Guttmacher Institute) and related child abuse excesses have seeped into society, becoming a sea of global acceptance to the detriment of all human rights and responsibility.

Accordingly, a key section of my IACHR petition that addresses difficulties I have experienced getting state and para-state entities in Barbados and their international allies to respect my human rights reads:

Consciously or unconsciously fundamentalist feminist and perverse patriarchal power brokers dominate Barbados’ interlocking political and religious culture and the island’s state institutions. Unprincipled, gender, race and religious racketeering Barbadian academics, journalists, politicians, religious clerics and business people use unwritten codes to “enslave” Barbadians psychosocially.


Domestic laws do not ensure due process for the protection of the rights allegedly violated because civil and criminal court procedures and outcomes in Barbados are influenced by shadowy regional and international interests – typified by the disgraced Barbadian MP Donville Inniss’ pornography peddling Canadian and other international connections.

Current Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s recently announced move to make Barbados a republic will not likely change this fundamentally.

It will likely simply put Barbados more firmly and patently under the influence of some of those shadowy influences, including extremist gender, race and religion racketeering elements of the Black Lives Matter movement and the global “gay lobby” denounced by Pope Francis I.

And I believe that prime minister Mottley’s stated population puffing ambitions, coupled with her move to legalize gay unions attests to the deep, Covid-19 delusions simulating fog of her male-female interdependence ignoring fantasies – as a statement I published in response to PM Mottley’s February 2020 announcement of her government’s intention to legalize “same sex unions” suggests.

And before going further I feel obliged to declare a further personal interest – or “observer bias” that links me to Harry and Meghan directly.

Letter from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

My correspondence with the Sussexes

In November 2019 I initiated a correspondence with the Sussexes, inviting them to collaborate with me to rehabilitate global media policies and practices, in line with my decades old, ethical knowledge economy based efforts.

That invitation was diplomatically declined.

However, shortly thereafter the Sussexes announced that they would be stepping back from official duties and embarked on a media rehabilitating project of their own.

Guided by an abundance of caution, as former United States president Barack Obama might say, I have chosen not to read too much into that coincidence.

An advocate of care-filled, careful conversation – as my private and published (Campbell 2018) interactions with Marxist feminist Selma James, former Barbados prime ministers Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford, Owen Arthur and Freundel Stuart, current PM Mottley and others attest – I certainly would not want to imitate Dymond’s studied, carelessness and presumptuousness.


I remain guided by the uNC based, balance of the sexes based, Couvade Syndrome centered and wider “circle of care” principles of communication and conflict management that my alternative Covid-19 causation narrative posit as pillars of sound psycho-somatic health.

I remain committed to the careful navigation of human interconnection, interdependence and entanglement that Vizier Ptahhotep, Empress Hatshepsut, Emperor Haile Selassie, Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Ghandi, Dame Nita Barrow, Rev Andrew Hatch, Rev Holmes Williams, Archbishop Granville Williams, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and others have modeled – with varying degrees of success, notably.

With Louisa May Alcott I persevere in transcendental truth communicating or, as Harry and Meghan might say, “universal service” rendering technologies.


I commend the following words of wisdom from Alcott’s novel An Old-Fashioned Girl to the Sussexes, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and all other members of the Royal Family.

In the spirit of Rastafarian reasoning that underpins the royal “I and I” of this indigenous, creole Caribbean religious formation’s theological reflection and linguistic practice, I recommend Alcott’s words to all people everywhere.

It is about universalist respect.


Or as my Rastafarian idren (bretheren) in Bardown (Barbados) might say “Raspect in every aspect!”

Fanny exerted herself, and won the prize, for Polly helped Maud, and neglected her own work; but she didn’t care much, for Mr. Shaw said, looking at the three bright faces at the tea-table, “I guess Polly has been making sunshine for you to-day.” “No, indeed, sir, I haven’t done anything, only dress Maud’s doll.”


And Polly didn’t think she had done much; but it was one of the little things which are always waiting to be done in this world of ours, where rainy days come so often, where spirits get out of tune, and duty won’t go hand in hand with pleasure.

Little things of this sort are especially good work for little people; a kind little thought, an unselfish little act, a cheery little word, are so sweet and comfortable, that no one can fail to feel their beauty and love the giver, no matter how small they are.

Mothers do a deal of this sort of thing, unseen, unthanked, but felt and remembered long afterward, and never lost, for this is the simple magic that binds hearts together, and keeps home happy. Polly had learned this secret.

She loved to do the “little things” that others did not see, or were too busy to stop for; and while doing them, without a thought of thanks, she made sunshine for herself as well as others.

There was so much love in her own home, that she quickly felt the want of it in Fanny’s, and puzzled herself to find out why these people were not kind and patient to one another.

She did not try to settle the question, but did her best to love and serve and bear with each, and the good will, the gentle heart, the helpful ways and simple manners of our Polly made her dear to every one, for these virtues, even in a little child, are lovely and attractive.

Notes

1. In Bajan English the phrase we-is we is typically used between two participants in a group conversation to signal understanding and agreement that transcends explicit speech. It is roughly equivalent to “we know what we mean, even if others in the group don’t”.

2. Text of my Parental Priority petition:


Review home education concepts and policies to seize COVID-19 reform opportunity

The COVID-19 pandemic is a chance to redress conceptual and structural weaknesses in the UK’s education provision that have been imperiling children’s/young adults’ health and well being for decades. The prior role of homes in socialization (not schools) needs to be asserted unequivocally.

This is an opportunity to progress reforms that the late Dame Nita Barrow, Sir Ken Robinson and other Commonwealth thinkers have discussed for half a century. We can redress eroding mental health, child sexual abuse and related outrages of basic decency stemming from parents ceding their duty of care to religious and secular institutional entities. Home education is degenerating while parents pursue personal liberty fantasies. COVID-19 has exposed the need to redress this dangerous tendency.

To be continued….

Is the BBC catalyzing and “cashing in” on Harry and Meghan controversy consciously?

Below is a copy of a comment that I submitted to the British Broadcasting Corporation’s website earlier today.

My comment denounces conscious or unconscious bias and brutality in royal correspondent Jonny Dymond’s interpretation of the statement Harry and Meghan released yesterday about the “unofficial service” they will be rendering the Royal Family.

Dymond offered his patently prejudicial, psychologically cynical and unquestionably unprofessional interpretation of the royal couple’s statement during yesterday’s edition of BBC’s “World At One” broadcast.

Disregarding or being oblivious to the plain optimism and open mindedness informed meaning of the couple’s stated desire to serve the Royal Family and related military and other bodies in the context of “universal” service, Dymond rashly engages in amateur psychological analysis and morally muddled mind reading, declaring that Harry and Meghan’s statement was motivated by bitterness.

Characterizing the couple’s words as a rebuke to Bucking Palace, Dymond said “…the text actually of Harry and Meghan’s statement in response to Buckingham Palace indicates that there’s a great deal of bitterness still”.

And he reinforces this bias by harshly distorting the actual text of Harry and Meghan’s statement – which simply and accurately says “Service is universal. All can serve,” by adding an imaginary, ill-tempered “not just the Royals” to it (25:53 to 26:22).

As the comment that I have submitted to the BBC makes clear, I believe that this kind of thinly veiled character assassination “represents the worst kind of journalism that could lay claim to the label ‘public service’!”

I write “Mr Dymond’s (sic) insinuation thick, psycho-socially toxic interpretation imputes a pettiness and appetite for rancor to the young couple that can only be justified by turning the open-minded, optimistic understanding of service as a universal phenomenon that they express on its head – no, by decapitating it!”

This seems a brazen effort by Dymond, and others at the BBC to “cash in” on a controversy of their own making.

Here is the full text of my comment:

Is the BBC royal correspondent Jonny Dymond a mind reader?

On what empirical, objective basis has he concluded that “there is a great deal of bitterness” behind Harry and Megan’s response to Buckingham Palaces statement on their discontinuation of “official” service as members of the Royal Family?

Is that shockingly negative interpretation of Duchess Meghan’s and Prince Harry’s statement justified by the text of their letter?

Doesn’t a more open minded, optimistic interpretation of their aspirations for their future relationship with the Royal Family flow from their words more naturally and spontaneously?

Mr Dymond’s insinuation thick, psycho-socially toxic interpretation imputes a pettiness and appetite for rancor to the young couple that can only be justified by turning the open-minded, optimistic understanding of service as a universal phenomenon that they express on its head – no, by decapitating it!

It represents the worst kind of journalism that could lay claim to the label “public service”!

This is a hatchet job, whether or not Mr Dymond is aware of it.

And if he and others at the BBC are not aware of the violence his interpretation perpetrates against Harry, Meghan, their young son Archie and their unborn offspring, that unawareness is indicative of a shocking degeneration in their personal and professional capacities.

It suggests that an alarming degree of heart hardening and brain death has AGAIN become entrenched at the BBC.

It suggests that a Jimmy Savile recalling, vampirish blood-sucking of the blood of trusting, innocent victims has re-established itself at the BBC, to its employee’s and the license fee paying public’s detriment.

I feel certain that Mr Dymond cannot read (sic) Harry and Meghan’s minds.

His perverse public, cruel interpretation of Harry and Meghan’s letter questions whether or not he can read his own.

Please Rev Al Sharpton, don’t soil MLK’s non-violent legacy with Sir Hilary Beckles’ bloodstained hands

Below is a grammatically edited and expanded version of an email I sent to National Action Network leader Reverend Al Sharpton on Friday, 15 January 2021 urging him not to bloody peaceful, non-violent struggle icon Martin Luther King Jr’s name by using it to honor University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles recklessly.


Dear Sir,

I was given your contact details by your colleague Culver (a receptionist?). I spoke to him on 212-690-3070.

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

Between 2001 and 2002, I was a consultant to the Barbados Government Commission for Pan African Affairs (BGCPAA) established by then Prime Minister Owen Arthur, now deceased.

I had also been a student at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus since 1995.

However, my association with Sir Hilary Beckles, upon whom you  are intending to bestow an honor in the name of the iconic non-violent resistance practicing, peace-maker Reverend Martin Luther King Jr (MLK) goes back at least to the late 1980s or early 1990s, when I shared a copy of the manuscript to my then unpublished book, The Bible: Beauty And Terror Reconciled with him and asked him to write a foreword to it.

Based on my many years of direct interaction with Sir Hilary and direct and indirect engagement with others allied with him in Barbados, Jamaica, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, China, India, Israel, Iran, Scotland and beyond, I have come to believe that Sir Hilary has blood on his hands – at  least metaphorically and that he is deeply deficient in the praxis of peaceful, non-violent resistance that MLK exemplified.

What Sir Hilary excels at, it seems to me, is the demagoguery of Marcus Garvey and Donald Trump on one hand and the silent assassin tactics of some Garveyites, like bi-polar Barbadian academic Dr Margaret Gill and British “academic theologian” Dr Robert Beckford.

It seems to me that Sir Hilary has more in common with the disgraced Miami-based Barbadian-American Donville Inniss, a moral bankrupt, and Inniss’ extortion and blackmail practicing fellow silent killer, character-assassination specializing “neighbors” Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislane Maxwell.

My Korebelief.com blog and other published articles (including Allvoices.com and Wikinut.com articles that have disappeared in mysterious circumstances) abound with stories of Mr Beckles’, Inniss’, British Labour Party MP Clive Lewis’ and others’ subtle, Jimmy Saville paralleling pedagogical pedophilia.

If you bestow a MLK honor on Sir Hilary you risk destroying your own legacy and reputation among future generations as a co-conspiring silent assassin with Sir Hilary, David Comissiong, Reverend Aaron “Buddy” Larrier and others who have the blood of 9/11 victims on their hands, however conscious or unconscious, intentional or unintentional their co-action and “collaboration” with Osama Bin Ladin.

Consider the effect that Sir Hilary’s interpretation of what happened at the 2001 UN Conference that preceded and possibly precipitated 9/11 had on Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, in this video (beginning at 07:55) from a 2014 reparations Conference in Illinois.

Were you present when Mr Farrakhan sought to incite violent revolution “inspired” (more like inflamed) by Sir Hilary’s incendiary, self-serving account of what happened at that conference?

Please also consider the possible impact of Sir Hilary’s mind poisoning pedagogy on his son Rodney, who killed his unarmed friend Khalil Campbell in January 2007 – and please note the similarity of that date to the day of infamy that the fiery rhetoric of president Trump “inspired”. . 

I recently read your 2007 interview with Wikipedia editor David Shankbone in which you asserted your independence of thought and sense of personal mission.

Conscious or unconscious endorsement of Sir Hilary’s, Comissiong’s, Larrier’s and, possibly, current “gay gospel” preaching Barbados prime minister Mia Mottley’s deeply deceiving and COVID-19-like, information inflammation employing, delusional behavior will put you, Culver and your other National Action Network colleagues at risk of being labeled “brain dead”, UNWRITTEN New Covenant ignoring, WRITTEN New Testament misreading spiritual novices and/or Neanderthals.

Sir Hilary, Mr Comissiong Mr Larrier and others may be worthy of many honors.

An MLK non-violence preaching and practicing peace-marker branded honor is not one of them!

Whatever MLK’s private faults or failings, his legacy should not be besmirched and bloodied like that. 

They and other “bookish theorics” (Shakespeare’s Othello) have more in common with the High Priest Caiphus and other scribes who opposed, persecuted and murdered Joshua (Jesus) of Nazareth than they do with MLK, whose blood was shed to ratify the conscience-focused, UNWRITTEN New Covenant.

Indeed, it would not be entirely metaphorical, using a quantum physics informed concept of time to say that Mr Beckles has both Joshua’s and his follower MLK’s and other martyrs’ blood on his hands.

He and others who undermined and hijacked the proceedings of Barbados’ delegation to the 2001 United Nations World Conference Against Racism (including by “silencing” me because I insisted that we discuss the role of some Africans in the trans-Atlantic slave trade as traders before travelling to Durban) have the blood of many American and other people across Africa and around the world on their hands.

They may be worthy of a “King Herod Heroism” or “Pontius Pilate Professorial” award for propagating a “critical race theory” that seems devoid of any serious, humility anchored, hubris rejecting concern with the conscientious self-criticism that my former Pan African Movement Of Barbados (PAMOB) colleague Ricky “Bubba” Parris advised during heated deliberations on the UN conference.

At the time the pragmatic freedom fighting Parris – who I am informed fought with Cubans and other forces on African soil – was defending me against charges of treachery by Mr Larrier because of my insistence that African complicity in the slave trade be discussed ahead of the Durban Conference..

As you know Rev Sharpton, none of us is perfect, but all of us are accountable, in this life and the next to the True, Ever-Living God.

Culver told me that that he watched the Twin Towers crumble from a rooftop in New York.

I heard the passion in his voice, even now, almost 20 years after that event.

I did not think it inappropriate to offer him my condolences, even now – as I did with former US ambassador Andrew Young when he delivered a lecture at UWI Cave Hill not long after 9/11..

I also told Culver, that you may or may not remember me from a brief, public, cordial exchange that you and I had at the Frank Collymore Hall in Barbados, where you delivered a lecture.

My memory is imprecise, but I believe that I asked you about your view of the Bible relative to the doctrine of inerrancy and infallibility and its use in African and Africa-diasporic liberation struggles.

I don’t remember your answer but it is not important now.

Like you, I am an independent thinker. I am not bound to the letter of the WRITTEN Old and New Testaments: the letter that kills as silently and surely as the silent assassin COVID-19 does (2 Corinthians 3:6).

I and others are looking to you as you looked to your adopted father James Brown and elder Reverend Jesse Jackson for a credible example of Joshua’s “subtle as a serpent, harmless as a dove” wisdom.

Please, if you can avoid it, don’t send us morally muddled Marxist “end justifies the means” messages.

Leave that to Sir Elton John, Stephen Fry, Ellen Degeneres, the England-based Nigerian actor Bisi Alimi and other “gay gospel” and masked “Jihadi Jane” celebrity homosexuals and heterosexuals who, like the 9/11 Al-Qeda pilots have been hijacking the global gay rights agenda.

Please ensure that your and other National Action Network decision makers’ thoughts and actions are Christologically consistent.

At least postpone Sir Hilary’s MLK Day honor to next year, when you have had adequate time to study the body of evidence and arguments that I and others, including former Barbados PM Freundel Stuart and journalist Hal Austin can present against his name being linked to an icon of self-sacrificing, peaceful, non-violent resistance.

Put the Barabas-like, consciously or unconsciously Brer-Anansi (mythological African spider trickster) channeling Beckles’ honor on hold.

Instead, on Monday honor the Black policeman Eugene Goodman who stood alone in the face of an armed White supremacist mob as they stormed your nation’s capital.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistic from UWI Cave Hill.

My thesis is on glossolalia, better known as “speaking in tongues”.

My references to COVID-19’s information inflammation induced delusions is not accidental – anymore than the “coincidence” of the dates of the actor Mr Alimi’s birthday (January 17, tomorrow) and the killing “officially” in self-defense of Mr Campbell in Jamaica.

I believe Sir Hilary is a conscious or unconscious super spreader of COVID-19 proximal, “abomination of depopulation” ideological infection.

Please do not pollute and make toxic the oxygen of militant humility that is MLK’s legacy by mixing it with that deeply psychologically damaged, excessive oxygen of publicity focused, history hijacking and misdirecting economic historian’s selectively scientific brand.

I can see the logic of honoring the immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci as a means of encouraging African-Americans to overcome their reservations about taking whatever vaccines have approved to fight the COVID-19 contagion.

But until you establish what might be lurking behind the innocuous mask of the silent assassin, cynical mask of Sir Hilary’s immunity from rigorous academic scrutiny and impunity from justice, you may be unleashing an intensification of COVID-19 proximal, delusion and destruction on already disproportionately dying non-White Americans – including some of my much loved relatives and friends.

Last year I filed a second human rights petition with the Organization of American States’ Inter American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) against successive Barbadian BLP and DLP governments. .

I believe I named Sir Hilary, and possibly his UWI collegue Dr Alvin Thompson in my first IACHR petition, filed in 2012.

That first petition was “derailed” and “disappeared” in suspicious circumstances like my Wikinut and Allvoices accounts.

Rev Sharpton, please at least  wait until the IACHR has properly investigated my allegations before you honor Sir Hilary with an MLK award on January 18.

I pray that you will not be harried nor hurried but take the time and do all due diligence to ensure that you do not mix MLK’s dream with Sir Hilary’s consciously or unconsciously self-deceiving grand delusion.

References

http://chng.it/4Kqb522qqX
https://www.change.org/p/pope-francis-i-please-help-prevent-bible-based-brain-death-pope-francis
https://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Al_Sharpton_speaks_out_on_race,_rights_and_what_bothers_him_about_his_critics
https://www.cambridge.org/engage/coe/article-details/5fc99806bc95fd00186f9203

Barbados on brink of COVID-19 catastrophe

Barbados Attorney General Dale Marshall addresses today’s press conference

Reports out of Barbados are indicating that the island is on the brink of a COVID-19 catastrophe.

A well-placed source speaking on condition of anonymity, informed this writer that a “super spreader” event has been triggered by a quarantine breaching compact between a British tourist and a Barbadian prison officer who was supposed to be guarding him.

My source, who works in Barbados’ tourism industry claims that the wily and willful tourist bamboozled the prison officer, convincing him to take him on the Barbadian version of a “pub crawl”, visiting rum shops and other similar establishments across the island.

Further details are sketchy, in what seems to be a fast moving situation.

And it appears that local news sources are conflating this catastrophic, criminal COVID-19 quarantine breach stories with reports of a “bus crawl” by three prison officers, who would have presumably been acting innocently – if no less reprehensibly.

Those officers are reported to be seeking legal redress for defamation by journalists, and a number of police and other public servants, including the island’s “Public Servant In Chief”, prime minister Mia Mottley.

The situation is particularly worrying, given Barbados’ small size, 166 square miles, and comparatively large population, estimated at 286, 641 by the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social AffairsPopulation Dynamics 2019 revision of the World Population Prospects.

Mottley – who this writer has criticized previously for what might best be described as a selective, psychological and socio-political sycophancy that has put Barbadians at the mercy of a powerful, global “gay gospel” preaching elite – will need to muster all the courage and charisma at her disposal to pull the island back from this COVID-19 precipice.

A press conference updating Barbadians on the current COVID-19 situation is ongoing at the time of writing this.

More to follow

References

https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/01/02/defamation-case-being-considered-on-behalf-of-prison-officers-franklyn/

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/covid-19-sars-cov-2-information-about-the-new-virus-variant

“A kiss is still a kiss”: Re-thinking COVID-19’s causation narrative – part 1

https://youtu.be/VYVvXOmWwHw
I was spoilt for choice but chose Shirley Bassey’s version of this song in recognition of women’s rights – and wrongs. Ladies first.

(First published on Academia.edu)

Abstract: The COVID-19 narrative has been the story of a pathogen, probably created in a Chinese wet market, somehow jumping from the animal kingdom into the human population and basically destroying our bodies from within by virtue of its reproductive rapacity or viral “virility”.


Efforts have therefore tended to focus on understanding the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, to find an effective cure for this disease.


However, given COVID-19’s well documented impact on the mind, inducing delirium, feelings of exhaustion and other psychosomatic manifestations, called “malaise” by a British Medical Journal (BMJ) article cited here extensively, might it be worth considering the possibility that SARS-CoV-2’s virility and reproductive efficacy is interdependent with a radical (albeit gradual, possibly), change in human bio-psychology?


In other words, might some seismic alteration in human bio-psychology and psychosocial relations have occurred that predisposes human beings to infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, of which the delusions and other neurological or bio-psychological disease insults are “atypical” symptoms?

Might the much noted penetrative, or binding power of the protein spikes on the envelope which surrounds the virus’ core genetic material be a consequence of or a complement to a catastrophic, or at least perilous bio-psychological permeability that has opened up in the individual consciences and/or collective unconscious of human beings, much like the hole in the earth’s ozone layer?

Might the much noted higher covid-19 death rates among males point to or reflect a distinct, possibly “new” phase in humanity’s perennial, existential battle of the sexes: a phase predicted approximately 3000 years ago by Jeremiah, a Jewish prophet?

“How long will you wander, O faithless daughter? For the LORD has created a new thing in the land— a woman will surround a man,” reads Jeremiah 31:22.

These words may be viewed as a kind of “abstract” and preamble to the more elaborate description and explanation of that “new thing”, the unwritten New Covenant (NC), in verses 31 to 34:

Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt— a covenant they broke, though I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD.
“But this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD. I will put My law in their minds and inscribe it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they will be My people.
No longer will each man teach his neighbor [or] his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity and will remember their sins no more.”

Consistent with the distinction I make between that unwritten, conscience (heart and mind) oriented New Covenant (NC) dynamic prophesied by Jeremiah in that same chapter (verses 31 to 34) and the written New Testament (NT) that has surreptitiously displaced it, I am not proposing a one-to-one mapping of biblical (or biographical) and biological referents and meaning: I am merely pointing to, or in epidemiological terms, “tracking and tracing”, the outline of a truth, or better, an incarnation or “body of truth” that mirrors male-female procreational interdepence.
As I argue in a related Publishizer project, COVID-19 can very usefully be construed as a Couvade, phantom pregnancy mirroring procreational dynamic.


And I am proposing that this male-female interdependence mirroring, covid-19 causation narrative – this possible explanation of that contagion’s origin and/or mode of operation – is worth considering on the basis of known bio-psychological precedents.


And chief among these precedents, from my perspective, is the viral spread of the legalistic, written-NT-foregrounding, unwritten, conscience (heart and mind) oriented NC suppressing version of Christendom in the first to fourth century Roman empire.


I am proposing that like the spread of Nazism in the 1930s, its contemporary, resuscitated forms of Afrocentric and Eurocentric nationalism (the former cloaked in the academic garb of Sir Hilary Beckles’, Dr Margaret Gill’s and others’ “critical race theory”, the latter associated with United States president Donald Trump’s racial reactionary presidency), fundamentalist feminist phenomena, violent strains of Jihadi Islam, a subtle, Jihadi mirroring, fascist “gay gospel” presumption and militancy and other divisive, social cohesion eroding strains of toxic thinking and testaments are implicated in a psycho-social contagion that has made humanity so “batty” that we are more susceptible than we might otherwise be to a virus that may have originated in the bodies of bats.

And I note the similarity of the Roman emperor Constantine’s autocratic regime to that of the Chinese and Saudi Arabian “principalities” in temporal-spatial circumstances or environments that spawned the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) in China in 2002-2003, and the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) that was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012.

And might the spawning of the H1N1 influenza in Mexico in 2009 point to a preference of these “crown” (corona) viral biological phenomena for psycho-social climates or conditions that result from the embedding or entrenchment of moral corruption and crime in official state organs?

Note that to the extent that the influenza-influencer interactive model of disease phenomenon that I am proposing here is a valid explanation of the H1N1’s appearance in Roman Catholicism saturated Mexico, the confusion of the unwritten New Covenant with the written New Testament in the first and second century AD and its nationalist-imperial consolidation under Constantine can also be construed as an epoch jumping and/or intergenerational ethical disease.

And I note that Jeremiah’s announcement of the NC phenomenon is immediately preceded by a reference to what appears to have been a well known ethical maxim that explained illness or other ill-fortune as a consequence of heredity:


“In those days, it will no longer be said: ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and this has set the children’s teeth on edge. Instead, each will die for his own iniquity. If anyone eats the sour grapes, his own teeth will be set on edge.”

The spiritual NC phenomenon, which transcends written material and related legalism, is therefore introduced as a kind of hereditary “circuit breaker”, stemming the spread of all destructive human contagion – at least from the time of Jeremiah, through to the emergence of COVID-19.


Equating the NC with conscience, as I do most explicitly in The Bible: Beauty and Terror Reconciled (2010), I have traced its existence, in one form, ideation/incarnation or iteration or another, to humanity’s emergence on the African continent.


And I underscore this point as much out of a duty of care for myself, a melanin rich, phenotypically Black Barbadian, as out of my care for other Barbadians, like historian Trevor Marshall, who apparently struggle to appreciate the intricacies of my Pan Humanist brand of Pan Africanism.

Seasoned in Barbados’ 98% literacy aided and abetted gender, racial and religious politics of information inflammation, I empathize with Marshall’s and others’ capacity for Black Nazi, Feminazi and similar grand designs and delusions.


I consider myself a fellow traveler and struggler with the late Nation newspaper publisher emeritus Harold Hoyte, journalists Al Gilkes, Anthony Blackman, Kaymar Jordan, Carol Martindale, Roxanne Gibbs and other scribes who have survived Hoyte.


I too struggle to manage my cognitive cholesterol: I struggle with literacy aided and abetted information addiction, related memory afflictions and ungrounded ambition induced strangleholds.

Certainly, having been an evangelical fundamentalist Pentecostal Christian, I have deep personal knowledge of the historical hallucination inducing capacity of the written NT.

And I have spent much of the last ten years, at least, trying to explain to colleagues and comrades in Britain’s National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and similar atheistic or secular writer enclaves, how literacy can lead to information inflammation irrespective of its ideological canon or carcass.

By my analysis, the historical hallucination inducing capacity of the written NT canon (the last 27 books of the Bible, from Matthew to Revelation) is comparable with the “penetrative, or binding power” of the COVID-19 protein spikes mentioned above.

“The fundamental things apply, as time goes by”

So actually, I am not proposing a COVID-19 causation narrative that differs fundamentally from that embraced by the global scientific community.

Rather, I am urging consideration of the possibility that incidence of the disease be viewed as a kind of book-bound-and-binding act of believing in which the genetic or hereditary DNA material of one’s sense of identity and world view, the foundational function of conscience, feature’s prominently.

My proposition presupposes an isomer approximating or isometric relationship between breathing and believing.

And, of course, one’s sexuality and procreative origin and potential – one’s gender identity, roughly – features prominently in one’s sense of identity.

The bio-psychological scripting or sense of who one is and what one is scripted or bound to be and do constitutes a sort of categorical imperative (Kant), arguably.

It binds or locates one’s temporal-spatial ground of being (Tillich) in the cosmological battle of the sexes.

Accordingly, the apostle Paul, the Church Father Tertullian and other early Christian writers of note might be construed as super spreaders, who consciously or unconsciously inscribed their ancestral addresses (genetic markers or spiritual signatures) “on the envelope” which surrounds SARS-CoV-2’s ancient, core graphic-genetic material.


President Trump, who I have previously likened to the beast of the biblical book of Revelation, his presidential rival Joe Biden, Pope Francis, the Queen of England, Barbados prime minister Mia Mottley, New Zealand’s Jacinda Adern and all other world leaders and influencers, of ancient pedigree or novel “publication” (or publicanism?), could therefore also be assessed in terms of how they deliver the “letter” that kills (2 Corinthians 3:6) – or in line with the procreative binding or undermining “battle of the sexes” framework, how they deliver the scriptural kiss of death.


And I am more indebted to the little known American song writer Herman Hepfeld than I am to the biblical traitor Judas for the “kiss” metaphor that I am using to explain this marital-procreative epidemiological construct.

On November 3, 2020, as I was preparing this article, I heard the words “The fundamental things apply” from Hepfeld’s classic song “As time goes by”, immortalized in the film Casablanca.

An excerpt of the song that contains those words is featured in the second episode of The Sanest Guy in the Room, the award winning lyricist Don Black’s “warm and wonderfully moving memoir”, read by Black on BBC Radio Four’s Book of the Week.

I immediately made the link between those words and the perennial, beauty and terror of the battle of the sexes, and of humanity with COVID-19 that I am treating here.


And thus induced to listen to other episodes of the “causation narrative” that the legendary songwriter and creative force Black shares about his own and his late wife Shirley’s (indirect) contribution to some of the twentieth century’s biggest hits, I was reacquainted with his classic Born Free, a personal favorite.


And then I was almost immediately struck by the potentially truth twisting, “terror” of that song’s lyrics: a tribute to freedom that takes the mind captive, potentially.


It occurred to me that Born Free can be as much a war song, as a song of peace.

It occurred to me that this 1966 Black classic can as surely be a “battle cry” as the would be peace-maker Bob Marley’s song “War” can.

And it is arguably as simplistic as the Jamaican Reggae music icon Marley’s rape-like reduction of the Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie’s speech: a kind of piracy or plagiarism.

I discuss Marley’s conscious or unconscious mangling or mauling of the essential peace-making message that distinguished Selassie’s 1963 address to the United Nations elsewhere.


He and other charismatic songwriters, who straddle the realm of letter and spirit, as Black suggests, bear a peculiar social responsibility.

I note that Barbadian “Queen of Soca”, Allison Hinds’ assertion that she is not a role model was made many years ago – and, significantly, before she became a mother.

I also recall a comment by former National Cultural Foundation (NCF) literary arts officer Katie Gash, who empathized with fellow female writer Nailah Imojah’s (formerly Charmaine Gill) delusional claim to foundational work I had done among Barbados’ literary community in the 1980s and 1990s.

Gash suggested that Imojah had acted unethically, overstating her contribution to Barbados contemporary cultural renaissance and negating my contribution, effectively, because she was not a mother.


At the time Imojah was a primary school teacher but she had no children of her own.


The implication was that Imojah, whose delusional, consciously or unconsciously deceitful, glory grabbing behavior led to her employment as Literary Officer by Barbados’ National Cultural Foundation (NCF), somehow confused literary creativity with procreation: a case of NC-NT confusion by the NCF, essentially.

I am proposing that Nailah’s influence and that of other illusion or influenza super spreader approximating influencers could be assessed in terms of how much they consciously or unconsciously encourage the people they inspire, mentally “massage”, musically “message” (McLuhan) or otherwise infect, to develop that “catastrophic, or at least perilous bio-psychological permeability” that I am proposing is the bride (or bribe?) of COVID-19.


Note that it is Nailah who I call Lie-e-lah in my landmark 2005 article Fundamentalist Feminism.


Readers should also note that Barbados’ current PM Mottley was responsible for the NCF at the time that it adopted the maladapted, others’-credit-claiming, fruit-of-others’-wit-womb-labor misappropriating Imojah.


I am proposing that just as we are all susceptible, to varying degrees, to skin cancers and other disease insults that accompany increased entry of solar ultra violet rays into human’s habitable atmosphere, with the annual depletion of earth’s ozone envelope, we are clearly all also susceptible at an intergenerational or perennial level to what I have called “the cerebral fossilization or ‘brain death'” that has ensued from the Church Fathers’ confusion of the unwritten NC with the written NT, and similar malformations of conscience and intelligence (nous, gnosis) that predate that Judeo-Christian instance or iteration of bio-psychic carcinogenesis.


And the African Ubuntu concept, especially as articulated by Zimbabwean nationalist Stanlake Samkagne is a well-known indigenous construct of interdependent reality or relationship that predates Christianity, Marxism and other ideologies.

And noting the disproportionate COVID-19 death rate among Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in the UK and elsewhere, I am particularly concerned about instances of such carcinogenic confusion of biology and biography that can be traced to Africa, the perennial cradle and grave of civilization.

Might the kind of patriarchal misstep or grave mistake that Samkange suggests the Zulu king Lobengula made in his dealings with the British imperialist Cecil Rhodes be explained in terms of bio-psychological permeability?

I feel certain of this.

I also believe that the “unconventional” African animism derived cosmology that Cameroonian-American physician and pastor Dr Stella Immanuel has been super spreading is not entirely without medicinal merit as a COVID-19 battling strategy.


Sadly, a NC-NT mimicking marital mirage of the evangelical Christian Immanuel’s NT based literalism and the book bound bigotry of “scientific” secularism may be preventing her and persons critical of her, like CNN journalist Anderson Cooper, from appreciating the extent to which their self-understandings and world views are interdependent with the temporal-spatial environments that surround or encompass them – like the Elsa-esque lioness in Jeremiah’s NC causation, conscience formation narrative surrounds its quarry.

The one-hole warri (Oware) of the Caribbean, the two wickets of cricket and its Trinitarian stumps all attest, as does glossolalia, also known as “speaking in tongues”, to a simultaneously carnal and transcendental way of knowing (gnosis): a coronal carnal knowledge norm at the heart of human existence.


The recommendation of Tai Chi Chuan therapy by the British National Health Service (NHS) suggests an openness to alternative understandings of science that could mean the difference between life and death for some people in their COVID-19 battle.

Perhaps some research by British and American secular scientists into the clearly more privileged and respected Chinese art of Tai Chi Chuan – privileged and respected relative to the low regard, modeled by Cooper, that many British and American scientists have for African knowledge systems – might produce a useful evidentiary bridge from Immanuel’s “spirit spouse” diagnostic cosmology to the NC heiros gamos that Jeremiah predicted some time between 626 and 587 BC, approximately.

Background – gender discourse diglossia

In a petition to Pope Francis that I initiated in September 2019, I write:

There is compelling evidence that during the second century AD, Marcion, Origen, Tertullian and other “Church Fathers” confused the UNWRITTEN, spiritual principle called the New Covenant by the prophet Jeremiah in the Bible (Jeremiah 31:31-34) with the New Testament, a collection or “canon” of WRITTEN materials.
These Christians, their Jewish ancestors, Islamic successors and other bookish believers therefore bear significant, catalytic historical responsibility for the cerebral fossilization or “brain death” that has ensued from that Church Fathers’ error, whether committed consciously or unconsciously.

In that petition I also mention “the Yin that can compliment or contaminate the Yang of literacy.”

Might this be usefully construed as an isometric trait of literacy?

The petition also refutes the suggestions of News International’s Rupert Murdoch, the BBC’s Stuart Hall and other prominent traditional media representatives that Facebook, Twitter, Google and other internet based “social media” monopolies are to blame for the proliferation of “fake news” and all the other evils afflicting contemporary communication. I argue that these “new (generation) media” have only compounded underlying challenges.


“They have not created those challenges,” I insist.

I argue:

“Literacy itself is implicated in the academic anxiety, legalism, literalism and related psychosocial tensions and mental health crises in Barbados, Jamaica, India, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Germany, Italy and other places.”

And this opinion of literacy has been informed by the understanding of the interplay or complementarity of beauty and terror that I set out in my book The Bible: Beauty And Terror Reconciled (TBBTR).

And a similar rational, arguably Kantian, measurement or reconciliation of beauty and terror, faith and fear is at the heart of my booklet Woman-I-Zen, a “study of the feminine principle – or, of soft power” (Campbell, 2013).

But I have been keenly exploring the psychosocial impact or imprint of the batty “battle of the sexes” and related gender dynamics associated with the distribution of power on unwritten NC tensions or dis-ease of conscience for many years, as I recently indicated to the self-taught American academic Charles E Peck Jr.

That exploration, reflected in research I did for UNIFEM (UN Women’s predecessor) in the 1990s, was already considerably advanced and yielding evidence of what might best be described as gender racketeering induced diglossic fossilizations when I discovered the research done by Dr Lisa Littman into what she calls “a rapid onset of gender dysphoria”.


Littman’s study furnishes evidence of a “social contagion” that can be traced to the batty, bi-polar broadcasted thinking of contemporary mainstream and social media influencers like the transwoman Caitlyn Jenner, gay parenting pop music crusaders Sir Elton John and Madonna, the current Barbados Prime Minister Mottley and other champions of legalistic, written New Testament proximating “political homosexuality” around the world.

And I am careful to distinguish here between individual cases of homosexual ideation and its mass media propagated political variants.


I published my concerns about this advertising industry “aided and abetted”, celebrity super spreader sprayed pandemic-of-NC-NT-confusion-mirroring gender confused and clustering strain of homosexuality on September 22, 2020, in a statement responding to prime minister Mottley’s announcement of her plans to legalize same sex unions in our island home.


That statement asserts both my decades long support for the human rights of gay people and “my concern about the dangerous, intrusive ‘liberties’ being taken by some celebrity and other excessively influential homosexuals…”.

I wrote,

“Since 2012, at least, I have been publishing my concerns about the socioeconomic and sociopolitical ‘overbite’ or ‘overreach’ of these ‘gay gospel’ apostles and their heterosexual allies (people like David Cameron, Barack Obama and Madonna) who politically and commercially ‘commodify’ human sexuality and other core, critical features of human identity, consciously or unconsciously.”

Note the similarity between the effect of “classical conditioning” that I address in that statement and the influence of peer or social contagion and the influence of medical professionals and the media that Littman’s research documents and explores.

Under the heading “Covert classical conditioning by gay media interests”, I wrote:

Is there a substantial difference between the written New Testament aided and abetted Christian “gay conversion therapy” practices that many gay rights advocates denounce, and the simplistic legalistic, New Testament approximating [sic] “canonical” promotion of a homosexual orthodoxy from primary, through tertiary and other formal and informal educational settings (especially via the print and electronic media) and in other public fora, that those same advocates applaud?


From my perspective, they seem to be of the same controversial, potentially abusive, secretive social conditioning intent as the “Little Albert” experiment featured in the film above (I use a different film in this version of this paper. The “Little Albert film can be viewed here.).

The film referred to there is about behaviorist John B Watson’s controversial research that saw him subject an eleven month old infant named Albert to traumatic experiences in a replication of Ivan Pavlov’s work with dogs.

Painful to watch, some extracts of Watson’s fear conditioning experiment featured in the film are comparable, at an indirect or micro aggressive level, to the images of beheadings and other acts of brutality and inhumanity that Muslim extremists use in their psychological warfare advertising campaigns.


And the photo of a stream of immigrants supposedly threatening to overrun the UK that was deployed by the then Nigel Farage led UKIP in Britain’s 2016 referendum on EU membership also comes to mind here.

As does Sir Elton’s social media and mainstream media “aided and abetted” conspiratorial campaign against the designers Dolce and Gabana.


John, who shares two sons with his husband David Furnish, launched a “boycott Dolce and Gabana” campaign because those two gay men had the audacity to express a view that dissents from the narrative of gay parenting that he, Sandi Toxfig and others dominating homosexual rights advocacy are propagating and comfortable with.

When I mentioned “a subtle Jihadi mirroring, fascist ‘gay gospel’ militancy” in a preceding paragraph here, I had John’s and others’ freedom of speech and related human rights trampling behavior in mind.

Notably, Littman documents similar evidence of fascistic prejudice by members of transgender youth clusters (friendships, Facebook and other online groups, for example) against heterosexual people, who gay fascists label “cis privileged” and similar labels denoting evil intent or culpable ignorance.

And Littman clearly had hijackings of homosexuality and gender transitioning narratives by such influential clusters in mind when she wrote about “social contagion”.

And note how her account of the “scripted” or parroting behavior of the adolescent and young adults that she studied aligns with my likening of the binding power of the SARs-CoV-2 spikes to the bookish binding potency of the written New Testament.

My recent outreach to French president Emmanuel Macron, drawing his attention to the role of the written NT in facilitating Christendom’s shameful, tragic legacy of intolerance and violence attests not just to the relevance but the urgency of the difference between the unwritten NC and the written NT being taken to heart.

On October 26 I delivered that “open letter”, which essentially compares the mind binding or bending power of the written NT and the Koran, to president Macron in an 8-tweet Twitter thread.

In tweet number three of that thread I ask:

“Is Islam more in crisis than its “bookish theoric” (Shakespeare) siblings Christianity & Judaism? Indeed, the youngest of the three, Islam’s propensity for adolescent brashness and brutality can at least be understood. While sternly denounced, it can possibly be forgiven.”

Conclusion

“Since the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in December 2019, there has been an unparalleled global effort to characterize the virus and the clinical course of disease,” writes Muge Celik et al in a recent edition of the BMJ (BMJ 2020;371:m3862).


And they continue “Coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19), caused by SARS-CoV-2, follows a biphasic pattern of illness that likely results from the combination of an early viral response phase and an inflammatory second phase.”

Might there be some psychosomatic correspondence, if not a parallel, between that biphasic pattern of illness and the bipolar, gender, race and religious racketeering thinking and behavior that I explore in a September 2017 article titled Trump’s bipolar Bajan ‘head teachers’ (Heady black and white nationalist alliances – part 1)?


Celik and his co-authors note that most clinical presentations are mild, and that the typical pattern of covid-19 “more resembles an influenza-like illness—which includes fever, cough, malaise, myalgia, headache, and taste and smell disturbance—rather than severe pneumonia (although emerging evidence about long term consequences is yet to be understood in detail).”

Their review provides “a broad update on the emerging understanding of SARS-CoV-2 pathophysiology, including virology, transmission dynamics, and the immune response to the virus.”

Mindful of the evolving nature of the virus they concede that any of the mechanisms and assumptions discussed in the article and in their understanding of covid-19 may be revised as further evidence emerges.

I am hoping that the “metaphysical” medical perspective I am offering here will be received in that spirit of openness to evolving, empirical evidence.

I am hoping that this arguably “spikey” article will be received by the “ACE2 receptors” of the medical and wider scientific community in the spirit in which I wrote it: that is to say, I hope that they will align their critical thinking faculties with the good intentions – or as Christian apologist CS Lewis might say, the “good infection” – of my hypothesis.


Among other things, this should lead to an exploration of issues that epidemiologists studying SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 may not have considered relevant previously.


Issues to do with reading patterns and other literacy related information consumption by persons contracting or “covenanting” with COVID-19 is the most obvious of these issues.

The open ideological and interdisciplinary scope of my alternative COVID-19 causation narrative also invest in and invite inquiry from an array of disciplines, including history, geography, biology, physics, linguistics, neuroscience, psychology and theology.

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https://twitter.com/Poeticjazztice/status/1320675290683740162

Is Steve Chalke’s “educational imperialism” a greater threat to Britain’s youth than COVID-19?

Chris Edwards, Regional Director, for the Oasis Trust in the Midlands talks about the ongoing challenge of “honesty and integrity”.

I wonder if the suspected drug related deaths of four students in the North East of England on or around October 2 might be a wake-up call to Steve Chalke and other prominent British “knowledge traders” who argued for the re-opening of schools and universities in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?

Might those Newcastle University and Northumbria University student deaths cause the prominent religious cleric and Oasis Charitable Trust founder Chalke and other religious and secular pedagogues with whom he is allied in the United Kingdom, the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and other parts of the world to consider the possibility that their “educational empire” building may be a greater threat to the lives and wellbeing of children and young people than COVID-19?

Sadly, based on what I have heard and read about the human rights crusading cleric Chalke’s theological evolution and the arguments he has made for the opening of schools I do not get the impression that he has made that pedagogical, “circle of care” connection.

I do not get the impression that Chalke, whose Trust runs 53 schools in the UK, sees how his rhetoric rich “equality” focused pedagogical advocacy may be having unintended consequences – especially the perpetuation of the perilous pattern of psychoactive drug simulating, radical disconnection from reality that persistently plagues Christian thinking and similar “big picture” focused religious and secular ideologies.

Steve Chalke, courtesy Wikipedia

A theist, like Rev Chalke, I have been addressing this pedagogical peril in which faith becomes confused with escapist, Marxism mirroring, atheistic utopian fantasy since at least the 1980s.

Through my book The Bible: Beauty And Terror Reconciled, my Lewd Logic multi-media Caribbean “dirty dancing” analysis, my “The Word Becomes Flesh” booklet and a number of related initiatives, I have been alerting colleagues in the knowledge trading field and the general public to the intellectually intoxicating, COVID-19 delusions mimicking capacity of knowledge: the delusions of grandeur inducing capacity that religious and secular education, or if you will, miseducation, shares with mind altering substances like alcohol, marijuana, ketamine and MDMA, commonly called Ecstacy.

According to news reports, both ketamine and MDMA are implicated in the deaths of the four adolescents, whose lives, full of positive possibility, were cut short last weekend.

The tragically deceased, two males and two females, include 18 year-old Jeni Larmour who had been “a model pupil” and deputy head girl at the prestigious Royal School, Armagh – one of a number of free schools created by King James I of England and Ireland (James VI of Scotland) in 1608.

At 05:00 on October 9, I initiated a conversation with the community equality and inclusion advocate Chalke, through his Oasis’ National Press Officer Daniel Marsh, because I am very keen to know the former Baptist minister’s thoughts on this “knowledge economy” tragedy – and on the teenager Larmour’s death in particular.

Based on the stereotypical socialist rhetoric that Rev Chalke seems predisposed to, judging by his excessive, lopsided gender, race and religious rights advocacy, among other things, one gets the impression that he and other, social inclusion advocating educationalists might have difficulty understanding how such a seemingly privileged young woman like Larmour might be made to feel so disadvantaged, vulnerable and insecure that she might be persuaded to risk her future by experimenting with dubious or illegal mind altering substances.

Now, to be clear: I am not claiming that Ms Larmour suffered such insecurity or self-doubt.

Nor am I saying that she was experimenting with the drugs mentioned in reports of her death, or any other drugs.

I am simply saying that this kind of insecurity of seemingly privileged, white people is a possibility that the socialist pedagogy “super spreader” Chalke might not be disposed to considering, based on his seeming susceptibility to stereotypical assessment of the influence of “economic environment” and other social determinants of children’s life chances.

The tributes paid by the Royal School , Armargh to Larmour’s intelligence and other personality traits certainly paint a picture of a very confident young woman, secure in healthy, sense of humor enriched self-belief.

It reads, in part:

“She was a highly valued member of the Chamber Choir and was blessed with a beautiful singing voice.

“She combined that beautiful voice and a brilliant sense of comic timing when she masterfully played the role of Madame de la Grande Bouche in the school production of Walt Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”.

“In October 2019 Jeni was part of the school’s signature charity project, the ASHA team which spent ten days in the Trilok Puri slum in New Delhi.

“This trip required significant commitment and was the culmination of a year of fundraising activity by Jeni and the other team members.

“Jeni was a spirited and independently minded girl with clear views which she was happy to articulate in a respectful manner and she was possessed of a well-developed sense of justice.

“Through her work on the School Council, she was instrumental in promoting plans for the ‘greening’ of the school site through tree planting.

“We have no doubt, that given her academic ability and personality, Jeni had a bright future ahead of her and we are saddened that has been so suddenly cut short.”

Based on that description, I am more inclined to think of Larmour as a victim of a sexual predator, like the homosexual sociopath Reynhard Sinaga who reports say used date rape drugs (like ketamine) to render his male victims defenseless.

I think it unlikely that Larmour was habitually afflicted with the low mood and loss of purpose that BBC reporter Hayley Mortimer lamented feeling in an unrelated Twitter post that she pinned to her profile on October 7 (I use the word “unrelated” advisedly).

At the moment, based on the Royal School tribute, the reported police suspicion that ketamine and MDMA were factors in Larmour’s and the other adolescents’ deaths and other variables, I think it is best to limit speculation and withhold judgement until more evidence of the circumstances around these young people’s lives and deaths emerges.

And I am also reminded here of the mystery shrouded death of University of East Anglia student Jess Fairweather.

He hanged himself, according to assistant coroner for Norfolk Johanna Thompson on October 11, 2018, 21 days ahead of his 21st birthday, critically and cryptically.

And the fact that that happened two years ago today is not lost on me.

I mentioned the 20 year-old Fairweather’s death in this academic “circle of care” (or “circle of scare”?) exploring article that I published in December 2018.

In that article, as in my landmark Fundamentalist Feminism essay, first published in 2006, I address “…indirect aggression, a kind of violence that is characteristic of academic environments, especially where academia, with its written material based, legalistic and literalistic propensities, intersects with gender, race and religious racketeering politics.”

My firsthand experience and awareness of that dimension of the global knowledge economy is one of the reasons I challenged Chalke, journalist-educationalist Toby Young and others back in August.

I believe that Chalke and others at or associated with his Oasis Trust are consciously or unconsciously compounding the toxicity of “academic environments” that are the root and fruit of the knowledge economy.

I am concerned that like the “academic theologian” and Garveyite generalist politics propagating activist Robert Beckford and other gender, race and religion focused (and leveraging?) knowledge traders at or associated with Canterbury Christ Church University, the University of East Anglia, the University of the West Indies, the Queen’s Foundation
the global on-demand audio and podcasting distribution platform Audioboom, and other entities mentioned in that 2018 article, Chalke and his Oasis associates who were pushing for a re-opening of schools and universities might find themselves liable to a charge of criminal negligence.

I have found significant evidence of the Spurgeon College trained cleric’s and other Oasis personnel’s good intentions, in my ongoing study of their social activism.

I identify with and have a profound appreciation particularly for the awareness of the “ongoing” nature of the the struggle for honesty and integrity that Oasis’ regional academies director for the Midlands Chris Edwards talks about in the video linked at the top of this article particularly.

But in the absence of any evidence that Chalke is aware of how the confusion of the unwritten New Covenant with the written New Testament for almost 2000 years has been eroding the type of “good atmosphere” that he, Edwards, I and other knowledge traders are trying to build, I am obliged to question his competence.

And Chalke and his youthful National Press Officer Daniel Walsh’s failure, (so far) to respond to my recent request for information and a comment on the suspected Ketamine and MDMA student deaths is a particularly polluting, conversation cancelling “concoction”.

It makes me wonder if Chalke and others at or close to his Oasis Trust “empire” may be trying to shield themselves from legitimate scrutiny by generating a “Great Smog of London recalling smoke screen”.

Here, as in that 2018 article, “I am arguing for a more ‘spiritual’ academia and a new politics, based on the ancient principle of what I call ‘common sense’, the Logos, the New Covenant, freedom of conscience and ‘Lady Wisdom of Proverbs’, in line with its ancient manifestations.”

I want to help Chalke and other religious and secular academics and knowledge traders “test the spirits”, much like they test students.

As in my 2006 Fundamentalist Feminism article, and the statement I published in response to Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s “same gender unions” announcement more recently, I feel obliged to challenge Rev Chalke’s “community inclusion” agenda because I believe it attacks basic principles of “community inclusion”, ironically, by prioritizing the role of churches, schools and other socializing agencies over that of the embryonic basis of all social cohesion and inclusion: the heterosexual union generated family.

And this biological imperative is the focus of a petition to the British Parliament that I recently created with the help of my knowledge trading associate Gina Bullen.

I think it would be nearing suicidal to carry on as “normal” in a situation where Chalke, the Oasis Trust, or some shadowy group or individual that is adept at Great Smog of London recalling smoke screens, may be trying to silence my and others’ concerns about the motives that might be behind their push for children to return to classrooms, consciously or unconsciously.

And I note the “shadowy”, arguably simplistic, sleepwalking socialist nature of the “public service”, license fee funded BBC’s and other media outlets coverage of the Birmingham LGBT teaching row in this regard.

Is it just me, or does anyone else see parallels between the “Great British laws” around sexual reproduction and the Matrix Trilogy storyline: the technological fall of mankind, in which the creation of artificial intelligence gives way to a race of self-aware machines that imprison mankind in a Ketamine and ADMD delusions inducing system—the Matrix—to be farmed as a power source?

And it probably would not hurt the BBC’s credibility as a “public service broadcaster” if it explored possible links between Parkfield Community school, which was at the center of the LGBT teaching row and the Monaco-based, formerly(?) sex-addicted Tory Party donor Lord (Irvine) Laidlaw, through his charitable Excelsior Academy brand.

And I would urge readers to recall what I have noted in another recent article (paragraph 29) about the meaning behind the name George Floyd, “on whose body the hopes and fears of Black and White people are now converging: “farmer grey” – a kind of syncretistic, seeding symbolism.

I believe that if UK citizens and residents “carry on as normal” in this situation we and our children might soon suffer a fate comparable to that of the reported suicide death of the UEA student Fairweather in 2018 or the student drug deaths in the North East.

And I am hoping that the education empire building pedagogue Chalke will be in touch with me soon to explore how he and I can collaborate with each other, and other parents, to prevent such tragic, COVID-19 approximating, abomination of depopulation (desolation) outcomes.

Article Background

At 4:42 PM on August 26 this year, as debate was raging in England about whether schools and universities should be re-opened in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I published a four tweet Twitter thread challenging journalist Toby Young, religious cleric Steve Chalke and other prominent knowledge traders who have been claiming that a return to classrooms would be in children’s best interests.

The first tweet in my thread featured a Live Science video about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome” (MIS-C), a “serious complication associated with COVID-19”, according to the US based Centers For Disease Control and Prevention.

According to the video, 300 US children had developed MIS-C.


In the second tweet I asked Young and Chalke if they had considered the MIS-C in their assessment of the risks that they were urging parents and children to take.

I had been “tracking and tracing” their and other “knowledge traders” claims on this issue for some time and had challenged both men’s views in previous Twitter posts.





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Intelek International statement on Barbados PM plans to legalize “gay unions”.

I write to express my profound concern about Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s Throne Speech proposal to legalize homosexual unions in Barbados.

Both my support for the human rights of homosexuals and my concern about the dangerous, intrusive “liberties” being taken by some celebrity and other excessively influential homosexuals – like Sir Elton John, Ellen Degeneres, Sandi Toxvig, Graham Norton and other celebrity British and American “gay gospel” campaigners – should be well known.

Since 2012, at least, I have been publishing my concerns about the socioeconomic and sociopolitical “overbite” or “overreach” of these “gay gospel” apostles and their heterosexual allies (people like David Cameron, Barack Obama and Madonna) who politically and commercially “commodify” human sexuality and other core, critical features of human identity, consciously or unconsciously.

It was in 2012, while affiliated with the citizen journalism publisher Allvoices.com that I expressed deep reservations about then re-election hopeful US president Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage.

I followed that up with explanations of my reservations, which have to do with the potentially exploitative, oppressive, concept of marriage that has been consciously or unconsciously propagated by institutional, politicised Christianity since the confusion of the unwritten New Covenant with the written New Testament in the second century AD.

I will soon compile a list of articles in which I have been outlining my concerns over the past eight years and publish that list here, as a follow-up to this statement.

For now, I will only say that my core concern is that because we human beings struggle to understand the deep biological and psychosocial dynamics of heterosexuality, upon which the propagation of our species depends, rushed, reckless efforts to normatize homosexuality poses peculiar existential perils.

These are not just questions of “lifestyle choice”, as one gay rights mantra insists.

These are matters of life and death, as the phenomenon of marital murder and related violence makes clear.

Marital power struggles often end fatally or with life altering physical and psychological injuries to men and women, and to children, in many cases.

My concern is that influenced consciously or unconsciously by Christianity’s written New Testament aided and abetted legalistic overbite, and overreach into the domestic affairs of couples and parents, many people are turning to written, legally codified and commodified homosexual unions to redress the challenges of marital power struggles that have their root in those deep genetically and environmentally complex dynamics.

I believe that it is significant that the same written New Testament that likens heterosexual marriage to “the mystery of Godliness” (Ephesians 5:22 – 33) also warns us that literalism and legalism can have fatal consequences (2 Corinthians 3:6).

Even Charles Dickens speaks to the mindboggling, legal stipulations transcending complexity of heterosexual marital power distribution in his book Oliver Twist, from which we get the phrase “the law is an ass”.

Here is the relevant quotation, in which the character Mr Bumble seeks to lay all the blame for the abuse and victimization that he and Mrs Bumble had inflicted on Oliver on her:

“It was all Mrs. Bumble. She would do it,” urged Mr. Bumble; first looking round, to ascertain that his partner had left the room.

That is no excuse,” returned Mr. Brownlow. “You were present on the occasion of the destruction of these trinkets, and, indeed, are the more guilty of the two, in the eye of the law; for the law supposes that your wife acts under your direction.”

If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble, squeezing his hat emphatically in both hands, “the law is a ass — a idiot. If that’s the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is, that his eye may be opened by experience — by experience.”

The “gay mafia”

I have also published my concerns, like those of Pope Francis I and others, that secretive, “gay mafia” type entities have been using the legitimate grievances of homosexuals to advance questionable, potentially deeply harmful sociopolitical agendas.

And I have been expressing related concerns about the misandry overbite and overreach (excesses) of politically motivated fundamentalist feminist individuals and organizations for at least fifteen years.

My concerns about the intersection of fundamentalist feminist and “gay gospel” interests are particularly relevant to the timing of prime minister Mottley’s throne speech gay union legalizing announcement, coinciding as it does with her announcement of her intention to take Barbados out of its “colonial” relationship with the British monarchy, despite gaining independence in 1966.

I address this coincidence in a Facebook conversation I had with the mental health advocate Joe Bartholomew earlier today.

Bartholomew, whom I first met at the International Emerging Proud event hosted by Katie Mottram in London in May 2017, had posted a link about Mottley’s plan to end Barbados’ constitutional ties to the British monarchy in the Radical Culture Bristol group that he created on Facebook.

A brief extract from that conversation follows and a fuller extract is included at the end of this article/statement.

The larger conversation extract reveals my thinking about the perceptions of power and its distribution both within Barbados’ domestic politics and its foreign policy.

Intriguingly, links can be made from the conversation to the way concepts of power and disenfranchisement are also treated in Oliver Twist, where there is an arguably oracular link to the West Indies and Australia.

I close this article/statement and that extract with a link to a petition to the British Parliament that I created yesterday. The petition calls on Parliament to take advantage of the opportunity created by the COVID-19 pandemic to prioritize the role of parents, not schools, in the socialization of children.

Brief extract from my conversation with Joe Bartholomew

“The timing is interesting, given her (Mottley’s) statements about independence.
Some might say she and others in Barbados have an issue with heterosexual monarchies because of their preference for homosexual ‘kings’ and ‘queens’
Have you any concerns about Barbados and other developing countries becoming ‘colonialist’ clients of ‘queens’ like Sir Elton John and ‘kings’ like Sandi Toxvig?”

Covert classical conditioning by gay media interests

Is there a substantial difference between the written New Testament aided and abetted Christian “gay conversion therapy” practices that many gay rights advocates denounce, and the simplistic legalistic, New Testament proximating “canonical” promotion of a homosexual orthodoxy from primary, through tertiary and other formal and informal educational settings (especially via the print and electronic media) and in other public fora that those same advocates applaud?

From my perspective, they seem to be of the same controversial, potentially abusive, secretive social conditioning intent as the “Little Albert” experiment featured in the film above.

Lengthier extract of my conversation with Joe Bartholomew:

Joe: I just find it astonishing that the Monarchy of Britain was still seen as the head of state of Barbados up until 2020 in the 21st century. There are working people who are British Royalist supporters who see the Queen and the British Monarchy as harmless without realising they are a symbol of the British Empire. And their influence overseas still lingers on. More recently the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said our colonial past is nothing to be embarrassed about. To me, it seems imperative for slavery and colonialism to be taught at British schools so the British public are informed and have their awareness raised. To stir a social conscience from an early age and to understand the lack of reparations around the world. How the third world’s debts and underdevelopment are a result of slavery and colonialism due to Western Imperialist nations.

Me: Thanks for that fulsome response Joe.
If you could point me to the context in which Boris Johnson made that claim, I might respond to his views specifically.
In the meantime, I’ll just say that I trust the judgement of Barbados’ “Father of Independence” Errol Walton Barrow, who led the negotiation process with Britain over Barbados’ independence.
As far as I can tell Barrow was as proud and independent a thinker as any Barbadian of his time.
He was also an astute socialist theorist and was aware of Barbados’ geopolitical and socio-economic vulnerabilities.
I agree that “it’s imperative for slavery and colonialism to be taught at British schools so the British public are informed and have their awareness raised.”
I too believe in stirring “social conscience from an early age… to understand the lack of reparations around the world. How the third world’s debts and underdevelopment are a result of slavery and colonialism due to Western Imperialist nations.”
Where our views diverge is on your silence on the role of Africans themselves in the slave trade as traders.
Born and raised in Barbados and suffering egregious abuse and victimization at the hands of the island’s political Black directorate and their Asian, White, Middle-Eastern and other allies, I probably have a more nuanced, Barrowesque view of Barbadian identity and geopolitical realities than you do.
Have you seen news about Barbados PM Mia Mottley’s intention to legalize “gay unions”?
The timing is interesting, given her statements about independence.
Some might say she and others in Barbados have an issue with heterosexual monarchies because of their preference for “homosexual” kings and “queens”
Have you any concerns about Barbados and other developing countries becoming “colonialist” clients of “queens” like Sir Elton John and “kings” like Sandi Toxvig?
Do you understand how they, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hilary Clinton, Kelly-Anne Conway, Pope Francis, Bernie Sanders and other darlings of Western media can validly be viewed as Western royalty, irrespective of the ideology they espouse publicly?

Joe: I just find it shameful of Britain how things like Brexit are voted for and there are campaigns like black lives matter, yet there is no attention drawn to how Britain are acting in unethical and inhumane ways overseas. I see professional footballers before kick-off in football standing on one knee to symbolically support the black lives matter campaign, but what direct action is being implimented politically and socially to change and reform things for the better?

Me: I think any real or perceived failings by Britain overseas are rooted in its domestic relations dynamics. As the saying goes, “charity begins at home”.
Britain has been my home for the past 14 years. Thanks to Barrow, Britain, and especially the BBC (“auntie”) have been influencing my, Barbadian PM Mottley’s, reparations crusader Sir Hilary Beckles and other Barbadians’ thinking from birth. Beckles’ reparations strategy certainly seems to owe more to Birmingham and the “Garveyites” he met there than it does to Barrow.
Anyway, does a petition count as direct action with you? Providentially, I created one today appealing to parliament to redress the imperialist, colonialist influence of schools/universities by prioritizing the home as the dominant socializing agency.
My petition cites the work of Barbadian education Dame Nita Barrow, educator alongside that of England’s Sir Ken Robinson. Dame Nita was Errol Barrow’s sister.
Will you sign it?
It reads:
Review home education concepts and policies to seize COVID-19 reform opportunity
The COVID-19 pandemic is a chance to redress conceptual and structural weaknesses in the UK’s education provision that have been imperiling children’s/young adults’ health and well being for decades. The prior role of homes in socialization (not schools) needs to be asserted unequivocally.
This is an opportunity to progress reforms that the late Dame Nita Barrow, Sir Ken Robinson and other Commonwealth thinkers have discussed for half a century. We can redress eroding mental health, child sexual abuse and related outrages of basic decency stemming from parents ceding their duty of care to religious and secular institutional entities. Home education is degenerating while parents pursue personal liberty fantasies. COVID-19 has exposed the need to redress this dangerous tendency.


Click this link to sign the petition: R

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/551935/sponsors/new?token=cyY3MfslzddF5DLwQf1BR

Junior (Jay) Campbell

Founder-Principal

Intelek International

22/02/2020

(Updated 27/09/2020)

Original

I write to express my profound concern about Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s Throne Speech proposal to legalize homosexual unions in Barbados.

Both my support for the human rights of homosexuals and my concern about the dangerous, intrusive “liberties” being taken by some celebrity and other excessively influential homosexuals – like Sir Elton John, Ellen Degeneres, Sandi Toxvig, Graham Norton and other celebrity British and American “gay gospel” campaigners – should be well known.

Since 2012, at least, I have been publishing my concerns about the socioeconomic and sociopolitical “overbite” or “overreach” of these “gay gospel” apostles and their heterosexual allies (people like David Cameron, Barack Obama and Madonna) who politically and commercially “commodify” human sexuality and other core, critical features of human identity, consciously or unconsciously.

It was in 2012, while affiliated with the citizen journalism publisher Allvoices.com that I expressed deep reservations about then re-election hopeful US president Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage.

I followed that up with explanations of my reservations, which have to do with the potentially exploitative, oppressive, concept of marriage that has been consciously or unconsciously propagated by institutional, politicised Christianity since the confusion of the unwritten New Covenant with the written New Testament in the second century AD.

I will soon compile a list of articles in which I have been outlining my concerns over the past eight years and publish that list here, as a follow-up to this statement.

For now, I will only say that my core concern is that because we human beings struggle to understand the deep biological and psychosocial dynamics of heterosexuality, upon which the propagation of our species depends, rushed, reckless efforts to normatize homosexuality poses peculiar existential perils.

These are not just questions of “lifestyle choice”, as one gay rights mantra insists.

These are matters of life and death, as the phenomenon of marital murder and related violence makes clear.

Marital power struggles often end fatally or with life altering physical and psychological injuries to men and women, and to children, in many cases.

My concern is that influenced consciously or unconsciously by Christianity’s written New Testament aided and abetted legalistic overbite, and overreach into the domestic affairs of couples and parents many people are turning to written, legally codified and commodified homosexual unions to redress the challenges of marital power struggles that have their root in those deep genetically and environmentally complex dynamics.

I believe that it is significant that the same written New Testament that likens heterosexual marriage to “the mystery of Godliness” (Ephesians 5:22 – 33) also warns us that literalism and legalism can have fatal consequences (2 Corinthians 3:6).

Even Charles Dickens speaks to the mindboggling, legal stipulations transcending complexity of heterosexual marital power distribution in his book Oliver Twist, from which we get the phrase “the law is an ass”.

Here is the relevant quotation, in which the character Mr Bumble seeks to lay all the blame for the :

“It was all Mrs. Bumble. She would do it,” urged Mr. Bumble; first looking round, to ascertain that his partner had left the room.

That is no excuse,” returned Mr. Brownlow. “You were present on the occasion of the destruction of these trinkets, and, indeed, are the more guilty of the two, in the eye of the law; for the law supposes that your wife acts under your direction.”

If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble, squeezing his hat emphatically in both hands, “the law is a ass — a idiot. If that’s the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is, that his eye may be opened by experience — by experience.”

The “gay mafia”

I have also published my concerns, like those of Pope Francis I and others, that secretive, “gay mafia” type entities have been using the legitimate grievances of homosexuals to advance questionable, potentially deeply harmful sociopolitical agendas.

And I have been expressing related concerns about the misandry overbite and overreach (excesses) of politically motivated fundamentalist feminist individuals and organizations for at least fifteen years.

My concerns about the intersection of fundamentalist feminist and “gay gospel” interests are particularly relevant to the timing of prime minister Mottley’s throne speech gay union legalizing announcement, coinciding as it does with her announcement of her intention to take Barbados out of its “colonial” relationship with the British monarchy, despite gaining independence in 1966.

I address this coincidence in a Facebook conversation I had with the mental health advocate Joe Bartholomew earlier today.

A brief extract from that conversation follows and a fuller extract is included at the end of this article.

The larger conversation extract reveals my thinking about the perceptions of power and its distribution both within Barbados’ domestic politics and its foreign policy.

Intriguingly, links can be made from the conversation to the way concepts of power and disenfranchisement are also treated in Oliver Twist, where there is an arguably oracular link to the West Indies and Australia.

I close this article/statement and that extract with a link to a petition to the British Parliament that I created yesterday. The petition calls on Parliament to take advantage of the opportunity created by the COVID-19 pandemic to prioritize the role of parents, not schools, in the socialization of children.

“The timing is interesting, given her statements about independence.
Some might say she and others in Barbados have an issue with heterosexual monarchies because of their preference for homosexual ‘kings’ and ‘queens’
Have you any concerns about Barbados and other developing countries becoming ‘colonialist’ clients of ‘queens’ like Sir Elton John and ‘kings’ like Sandi Toxvig?”

Covert classical conditioning by gay media interests

Is there a substantial difference between the written New Testament aided and abetted Christian “gay conversion therapy” practices that many gay rights advocates denounce and the simplistic legalistic, New Testament proximating “canonical” promotion of a homosexual orthodoxy from primary, through tertiary and other formal and informal educational settings (especially via the print and electronic media) and in other public fora that those same advocates applaud?

From my perspective, they seem to be of the same controversial, potentially abusive, secretive social conditioning intent as the experiment featured in the film above.

Extract of my conversation with Joe Bartholomew:

Joe: I just find it astonishing that the Monarchy of Britain was still seen as the head of state of Barbados up until 2020 in the 21st century. There are working people who are British Royalist supporters who see the Queen and the British Monarchy as harmless without realising they are a symbol of the British Empire. And their influence overseas still lingers on. More recently the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said our colonial past is nothing to be embarrassed about. To me, it seems imperative for slavery and colonialism to be taught at British schools so the British public are informed and have their awareness raised. To stir a social conscience from an early age and to understand the lack of reparations around the world. How the third world’s debts and underdevelopment are a result of slavery and colonialism due to Western Imperialist nations.

Me: Thanks for that fulsome response Joe.
If you could point me to the context in which Boris Johnson made that claim, I might respond to his views specifically.
In the meantime, I’ll just say that I trust the judgement of Barbados’ “Father of Independence” Errol Walton Barrow, who led the negotiation process with Britain over Barbados’ independence.
As far as I can tell Barrow was as proud and independent a thinker as any Barbadian of his time.
He was also an astute socialist theorist and was aware of Barbados’ geopolitical and socio-economic vulnerabilities.
I agree that “it’s imperative for slavery and colonialism to be taught at British schools so the British public are informed and have their awareness raised.”
I too believe in stirring “social conscience from an early age… to understand the lack of reparations around the world. How the third world’s debts and underdevelopment are a result of slavery and colonialism due to Western Imperialist nations.”
Where our views diverge is on your silence on the role of Africans themselves in the slave trade as traders.
Born and raised in Barbados and suffering egregious abuse and victimization at the hands of the island’s political Black directorate and their Asian, White, Middle-Eastern and other allies, I probably have a more nuanced, Barrowesque view of Barbadian identity and geopolitical realities than you do.
Have you seen news about Barbados PM Mia Mottley’s intention to legalize “gay unions”?
The timing is interesting, given her statements about independence.
Some might say she and others in Barbados have an issue with heterosexual monarchies because of their preference for “homosexual” kings and “queens”
Have you any concerns about Barbados and other developing countries becoming “colonialist” clients of “queens” like Sir Elton John and “kings” like Sandi Toxvig?
Do you understand how they, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hilary Clinton, Kelly-Anne Conway, Pope Francis, Bernie Sanders and other darlings of Western media can validly be viewed as Western royalty, irrespective of the ideology they espouse publicly?

Joe: I just find it shameful of Britain how things like Brexit are voted for and there are campaigns like black lives matter, yet there is no attention drawn to how Britain are acting in unethical and inhumane ways overseas. I see professional footballers before kick-off in football standing on one knee to symbolically support the black lives matter campaign, but what direct action is being implimented politically and socially to change and reform things for the better?

Me: I think any real or perceived failings by Britain overseas are rooted in its domestic relations dynamics. As the saying goes, “charity begins at home”.
Britain has been my home for the past 14 years. Thanks to Barrow, Britain, and especially the BBC (“auntie”) have been influencing my, Barbadian PM Mottley’s, reparations crusader Sir Hilary Beckles and other Barbadians’ thinking from birth. Beckles’ reparations strategy certainly seems to owe more to Birmingham and the “Garveyites” he met there than it does to Barrow.
Anyway, does a petition count as direct action with you? Providentially, I created one today appealing to parliament to redress the imperialist, colonialist influence of schools/universities by prioritizing the home as the dominant socializing agency.
My petition cites the work of Barbadian education Dame Nita Barrow, educator alongside that of England’s Sir Ken Robinson. Dame Nita was Errol Barrow’s sister.
Will you sign it?
It reads:
Review home education concepts and policies to seize COVID-19 reform opportunity
The COVID-19 pandemic is a chance to redress conceptual and structural weaknesses in the UK’s education provision that have been imperiling children’s/young adults’ health and well being for decades. The prior role of homes in socialization (not schools) needs to be asserted unequivocally.
This is an opportunity to progress reforms that the late Dame Nita Barrow, Sir Ken Robinson and other Commonwealth thinkers have discussed for half a century. We can redress eroding mental health, child sexual abuse and related outrages of basic decency stemming from parents ceding their duty of care to religious and secular institutional entities. Home education is degenerating while parents pursue personal liberty fantasies. COVID-19 has exposed the need to redress this dangerous tendency.


Click this link to sign the petition: R

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/551935/sponsors/new?token=cyY3MfslzddF5DLwQf1BR

Junior (Jay) Campbell

Founder-Principal

Intelek International

22/02/2020

Playing Through The Line (PTTL) – a cerebral cricket project



Background (Genesis: The ‘Playing Field’)

I am pleased to announce the impending launch of Intelek International’s Playing Through The Line (PTTL) international online cricket tournament.


This cerebral, COVID-19 compliant cricket project has been in development since at least March 2020, when I initiated discussion of the project with cricket lovers in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Kenya, India and the Caribbean.


But PTTL has much deeper roots. It has a much lengthier back story.

Indeed, holistic “tracking and tracing” may one day uncover and document deposits into this project’s sublime cerebral, biblically proportioned bank account that date back to the Garden of Eden!

Dalkeith Road and Rendevous Gardens

Less speculatively, PTTL can be traced to at least one community-based cricket match that I organized in the 1990s.


That match, for which I may have been the only financial backer, was between a group of youngsters living in Dalkeith Village, St Michael, Barbados, and staff at the nearby National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) headquarters, which provided the playing field.


And “in those days”, as the late Methodist minister reverend Vivian Comissiong was fond of saying, there were meetings and conversations with graphic artist Stephen Massiah, Swiss-Barbadian business woman Denise Harding and other residents of Rendevous Gardens and its environs that prefaced PTTL subliminally.


Today PTTL can be thought of as a project exploring and documenting games played at the “ground of being” (Tillich, 1957) perennially.


Staying with a more superficial, albeit metaphorical mode of diagnostic testing though, PTTL can also be seen to have benefited from direct and indirect inputs from an array of linguists, historians and other career academics affiliated with Carrington Primary School, the Barbados Community College, Norfolk, England based City College Norwich, the University of the West Indies (UWI), the University of East Anglia, the University of Illinois, York University (Toronto) and similar secular science espousing entities.


And in this regard the contributions by Korah Belgrave, Martha Isaacs, Trevor Marshall, Hilary Beckles, Isaac Goodine, Viola Davis, Ikael Tafari, Ethan McCardle and others are noteworthy here.

And on the more overtly religious side of things, PTTL’s evolving incarnation has benefited from conversations and dialogues I have been pursuing with leaders and members of the Cathedral Church of St John the Baptist (Norwich), The Ihsan Mosque and Islamic Centre (Norwich), the Cathedral Church of Saint Michael and All Angels (Barbados) and various other social cohesion focused interactions I have been pursuing with Spiritual Baptists, Buddhists, Jews, Greek Orthodox Christians and other groups and individuals who share my interest in cricket-like balance or fairness and related expressions of spirituality.

And PTTL has also benefited from my pursuit of this social cohesion seeking ethic in my interactions with the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Cable News Network, the Caribbean Media Corporation, Cricket Australia and a wide range of similar, formal and informal, religious and secular knowledge trading entities.

And in the interest of balance, as I have noted the helpfulness of some media houses in bringing this project to its current state of development, it would also be helpful to mention my indebtedness to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and other members of the Royal Family – not least, the head of the Church of England, Her Majesty the Queen – who can attest to the unhelpful, intrusive influence of the media as well as anybody.

Mercy, mercy me!
And some familiar with my own checkered media career may know only too well that I am a beneficiary of Her Majesty’s fairness and forbearance in spheres where cricket extends, as the cricketing mystic CLR James might say, “beyond a boundary”.


On “fields of play” where others perceive limited time and space, the Royal Family’s role both within and beyond the Commonwealth, gives unique, British expression to the mystery of Godliness that the name of fabled cricketer WG Grace attests to sublimely – notwithstanding the disgrace that taints the Goliath-scoring batsman Grace’s reputation because of his notorious, Anansi-esque gamesmanship and moneymaking intrigues.


And no insult is intended to Grace or anyone else here.


My main focus is a forensic tracking and tracing of the forgiveness that I experience for my own temporal and spatial transgressions repeatedly.


First and foremost, PTTL is about mapping and measuring cricket as a human interdependence and marital complementarity mirroring mystical expression of mercy.


Rather than the boxer-like, possibly self-righteous and excessively aggressive, individualistic point scoring of boundary hitting (or a bad marriage?), PTTL is more about the co-dependent, two-batsmen-based score building that demonstrates the mustard seed science I celebrate in my song “Small Beginnings”.


It is about the “Spirit of Cricket” based sense of fair play and duty of care that I extol in my careful conversations with the Marxist-Feminist Selma James (2017, 2018).


I have come to appreciate that sense of fairness and social responsibility at a deeper level still, since assuming the role of safeguarding officer with St Andrew’s Cricket Club in Norwich last year.


With support from the English Cricket Board’s Safeguarding Team, I have a deeper revelation of how the “circle of care” extends to all spheres of life: how it is concurrent with all human fallibility and vulnerabilities.


I now have a deeper insight into how all participants in the game of life are at risk of direct or indirect aggression, exploitation and bullying, irrespective of age, gender, race, religion, class or creed.

Calypso Cricket

The princely scoring West Indian batsman Brian Lara might recall one physical transgression I committed against him in the 1990s.

It happened when, as a freelance journalist with the now defunct Caribbean News Agency (CANA), I placed my recording device too close to his lips, prompting him to flash me a stare of irritation and incredulity.


“Do you mind?!” those ever sharp eyes shouted.

Fortunately I had sufficient presence of mind to reposition my device hastily.

My own sharp mind now sees that defensive action as a kind of journalistic “social distancing” retreat.

And mercifully, that brief interview proceeded without further incident or need for an apology.

The quick-minded, potentially hard-hitting, heavenly hand-eye coordinated batting marvel Lara has been known for his volatility.

I will always be grateful to him, as I am to others (including members of the Royal Family) who have not held such conscious or unconscious Rasputinian spatial transgressions against me.

And this reference to the controversial Russian Christian mystic Rasputin, a symbol of physical and spiritual resilience, brings me to one of the most exciting tributaries that extends from the banks of this PTTL cerebral cricket mainstream: the contribution it has been making over several years to neuroscience and related disciplines.


One of the reasons I am launching Intelek’s PTTL cerebral cricket project here, and in other academic spaces, is because of how it intersects with the study of consciousness and communication that I have been engaged in since at least 1982 when my own consciousness underwent something like a COVID-19 imposed quantum (leap) review and repositioning.


My poem “Communion”, written in November that year, describes how I was hit for six, in cricketing speak, as I began experiencing
“communion/ with the truth that/ embraces all truth: / intercourse,/ with the nucleus of/ reality.”

I consolidated this science and religion reconciling, truth seeking process in 2005 with my Linguistics bachelor of arts thesis.

Titled “A Voice From Heaven: Could The Study Of Glossolalia Benefit Linguistic Theory”, this study of “speaking in tongues”, as glossolalia is informally known, influences my current efforts to respond to the “communicable disease” challenges posed by COVID-19 strategically.


Indeed, I cannot help but wonder, if my call in that thesis for research into the intersection of animal and human language, based on evidence of animal and human communication “cross contamination” in the Toronto Blessing phenomenon of the 1990s was heeded, might we have avoided the trespass by human beings into animal spaces that many believe is the origin of COVID-19?

And who would have imagined that humanity, having birthed a deadly global pandemic by our intrusion into the animal kingdom, might best battle the COVID-19 animal spirits by recourse to a song birthed in a metaphorical marriage of that most civilized game cricket with the untamed elements of the Caribbean’s natural environment?


That song, entitled “Cricket In the Jungle”, was released by Guyanese musical all-rounder Dave Martins and the Tradewinds in 1981.

As Imhotep at the bat

And, as would be expected, there have been a number of very meaningful and memorable contributions by Barbadian and other West Indies cricketers – including that team’s current batting coach Floyd Reifer.

I had the distinct pleasure of bowling the all-rounder Reifer during a Sunday beach cricket session that I, Barbadian political economist Don Marshall and other Barbadians of various ideological orientations regularly frequented in the 1990s.


I am also obliged to mention former West Indies team manager Ricky Skerritt who facilitated an opportunity for me to promote my “Batsman Psalm”, when I presented a copy of it to West Indies players in 2000.


Skerritt would have facilitated a similar presentation of my “Bowlers’ Psalm” to the players some time later but unfortunately less favorable circumstances intervened.


But as methodically as my mathematical mentor Peter Farnum, I continue to build an innings like the iconic Egyptian Imhotep, an architect and social engineer of the highest degree, it is believed.


Like the Italian renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci, a successor to Imhotep, at least cognitively, I continue to create and innovate for the benefit of myself and others, turning over the strike strategically.


PTTL is the latest manifestation of that commitment and determination.

Birthed in the crucible of the COVID-19 pandemic, Intelek International’s PTTL international online cricket tournament offers an array of actionable, practical responses to the devastation that this pandemic has wrought in our lives individually and collectively.


Modelled on the mental toughness and stick-to-it-iveness behind my meticulous unraveling of the approximately 1900 year-long confusion of the unwritten New Covenant with the written New Testament, I am convinced that PTTL has the capacity to reform and regenerate the deeply disrupted and traumatized world economy.


I am convinced that this cerebral, mainly cyber-space based version of the archetypal “gentleman’s game” cricket has the capacity to tame the rampant, raging COVID-19.

It has the capacity to generate the healthy, sporting good humor and composure that inspired my Cricket Psalms some twenty or so years ago.


A uniquely Caribbean creolizing of the heavenly and earthy, those Psalms remain a source of inspiration and insight to all who read them with an open mind and non-judgmental curiosity.

I close this introduction to the playful PTTL project with the first two of these psalms.


The King James Version of Psalm 23 and Psalm 1, on which these two psalms are based is also included to assist those who are not familiar with the Bible to appreciate my cricketing version’s artistry.

The Batsman’s Psalm

The Lord is my umpire,
for impartial judgement and fairness
I shall not want.
He maketh me to bat confidently on any pitch;
he leadeth me to detect elusive slow-pitched deliveries
from early.
He restoreth my run rate: he leadeth me in the path of
an excellent batting average for his name sake.

Yea, though I walk out to the crease to face the most
savage short-pitched deliveries, I shall fear no evil:
for thou art with me:
thy helmet, thigh pad and “you-know-what-box”,
they comfort me.
Thou preparest a triple-century for me in the presence
of my enemies;
thou annointest my bat with strokes;
the score board ticketh over.
Surely the most glorious straight-drives,
cover-drives, on-drives
square-cuts, backward sweeps, pulls, and hooks
shall follow me all the innings of my career
and my name shall be a memorial at Kensington Oval, forever.

The Bowler’s Psalm

  1. Blessed is the bowler that doth not over-step the crease continually,
    nor standeth in the way of the crossing batsmen,
    nor sitteth as the twelfth man in the pavilion.
  2. But his delight is to bewilder batsmen with the most testing deliveries,
    and on the penetration of their defenses
    and their early dismissal doth he meditate day and night.
  3. And he shall be the pick of his team’s bowling armory
    that breaketh up the most promising partnerships of rival teams,
    his attacking line and length also shall not waver,
    and all the traps he sets close-in or deep in the outfield shall prosper.
  4. The unthinking bowler is not so,
    but is like the loose delivery which batsmen driveth away to the boundary.
  5. Therefore will the reckless bowler not sustain a healthy bowling average,
    nor the indifferent bowler maintain a respectable position in the international bowling ratings.
  6. For the law of averages favors the way of the thinking and insightful bowler,
    but the way of the unreflecting pacer or spinner is really rather silly.

Psalm 23

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

References
https://www.academia.edu/32345256/A_Voice_From_Heaven_Could_The_Study_Of_Glossolalia_Benefit_Linguistic_Theory

On covert influencers and COVID-19 influenza – Deconstructing “dickhead” (Part 3)

In this third installment of my “Deconstructing ‘dickhead'” discourse I am reconnecting with an article that documents a conversation I had with the radical, London-based Marxist feminist Selma James in 2018.


I believe that James has been influencing the politics of current Barbados prime minister Mia Mottley and her UK and United States, Canadian, West African and other allies for decades – dating back at least to Mottley’s sojourn in London, when she attended the London School of Economics (LSE).

That article was published on May 6th 2018 under the title “‘Careful conversations with Selma James ( Cosmic Cricket- part 1)“.

But read against the backdrop of the SARS-CoV-2 silent killer corona virus that causes COVID-19, I am struck by how prophetic that article could be, focusing as it does on the deadly visitation of the “Beast from the East” in the UK that February.


The article begins with a two-minute video that I recorded while walking near my Norfolk-based home, in the pre-dawn, twilight hours.

Shivering as I plod through heavily-set snow, I draw viewers attention to the “silent assassin” dimension of Hartmut, as the Germans called that “unprecedented” weather phenomenon.


The audiovisual parallels with the “invisible enemy” that is the SARS-CoV-2 virus are intriguing.

Note too that “chillblains”, usually associated with frostbite has been identified as a symptom of COVID-19.


Then there is the weather system paralleling “battle of the sexes” or “gender war” that the article documenting my “delicate” conversation with the radical Marxist feminist James addresses.

And I make that more-than-metaphorical connection between what happened as I conversed with James and what happens when hot and cool elements meet in the atmosphere explicit at various points in the article.

Take these two paragraphs, for example:


“Certainly, considering the differences in our genders, ages, races and ideological orientations, some clashing of opinions between James and I once we had actually met seemed inevitable.

Despite the mutual interests and acquaintances in Barbados and other Caribbean countries that we discussed during our second telephone conversation, she and I seemed destined to collide, like the arctic anticyclone Hartmut (as the Beast from the East has been dubbed in Germany) and the cyclone Emma that collided with it on and around February 24.”


And also note the attention that I give to the matter of vision, brought to the fore in the ongoing Dominic Cummings “comings and goings” media storm in England.

Intriguingly, the Cummings affair has coincided with a similar COVID-19 lockdown and social isolation breach by Barbadian politician Liz Thompson, a key ally and influencer of the feminist Barbadian prime minister Mottley.

Which brings me to the first title I considered for this third installment of this “Deconstructing Dickhead” series of articles: Boris Johnson’s and Mia Mottley’s political pandemics and ‘pandagenics’.


The initial inspiration or, if you will, vaporous inflowence of the ideas that this title inscribes (more so than incarnates) took place in the predawn hours of May 29, just before ‏‎06:42:10.


According to my records, that is the exact time at which I electronically secured the original giant panda images, on which I have superimposed photos of Mottley and Johnson – the “head dicks” of Barbados and the United Kingdom.


With the passing of about four days since then, and, in that space of time, the now routine assault of various kinds of information (including at least one rather disconcerting, veiled visual-verbal “insult” by a Norfolk woman driver) on my sentience, it is rather difficult to deconstruct or disentangle my thoughts at that moment of inspiration.


My recollection is also clouded by the lack of sleep that induces something like the delirium listed as a COVID-19 symptom.

I just know that I wanted to foreground the principle of human interconnection and interdependence.


But I am not sure if the characteristic mixing of black and white colouring of the giant pandas in the photo was integral to my selection of that Mottley-Johnson “marrying”, Mottson image initially.


As I disclose in a tweet to the Oregon-based George Fox University at approximately 5:32 pm (UK time) on Sunday, May 31, the panda reference was initially mainly inspired by the phonetic similarity of the words’ “panda” and “pandemic”.


Noting the use of a bear as that university’s Mascot, I wrote:

“This is an extraordinary coincidence, as I have spent much of the last several hours studying giant pandas, prompted by nothing more, initially, than these big “bear cats'” links to China and the similarity of their name to the word ‘pandemic’.”

I was also keen to link the thoughts I share here to Mottley’s recent, repeated and for me, uniquely personal, comments about women leaders’ capacity to care.

Mottley’s words are uniquely personal and possibly insulting to me for a number of reasons.

Firstly, because I, a man, and as a man, I have been doing both voluntary and paid “care work” for nearly 40 years!

And I note that the Black American George Floyd who was murdered by the White policeman Derek Chauvin last week also did a lot of voluntary work among churches, coincidentally.

And I have much more to say about Mr Floyd’s murder.

But for now I will only ask readers to note that the name of this man on whose body the hopes and fears of Black and White people are now converging can be interpreted as “farmer grey” – a kind of syncretistic, seeding symbolism.

Mottley first made her comments about women’s capacity to care in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on April 29, a month before I even contemplated “cross-pollinating” ideas about her and Johnson’s leadersip – far less making any links between them and pandas, or any other “animal spirits”.


But it was Mottley’s re-iteration of the care theme in an interview with the BBC’s Matthew Amroliwala on May 26, that triggered a sense that I needed to engage with her now, about her care for and leadership of Barbadians at home and abroad, during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Indeed, I have deferred the originally planned follow-up of my interaction with Chris Salewicz about Bob Marley’s possibly fatally guilty conscience to pursue the core care issue in this article.


That is the whole point of reproducing and highlighting extracts from my “careful” conversation with James.

In that article I refer particularly to the paid, personal care work that I have been doing in England since 2013.


You see, readers, the core care issue is not only integral to the question of the judgement that the Mottley ally Thompson or Boris Johnson’s mate Cummings demonstrated, or failed to demonstrate.

It is at the crux of how Mottley came to be prime minister of Barbados in the first place.

It is clear to me, that like the miscreant politician and convicted criminal Donville Inniss (who led a criminal conspiracy against me for several years), Mottley had significant external aid.

Moreover, based on my personal, unique experience, as an independent thinking, political partisanship eschewing, heterosexual, male Barbadian who now lives in relative exile in England, I have cause to be concerned not only about Mottley’s domestic political agenda, but also about her and her international allies’ “gender equality” ambitions.

Like the arguably well-meaning Sir Hillary Beckles and political-activist turned diplomat David Comisssiong, Mottley and her allies seem to have very elementary, short-sighted, simplistic ideas about “equality”.

Sadly, as human rights activists they seem rather incompetent – rather like the rioters and looters supposedly “commemorating” the evidently Christian-minded, forgiveness preaching Mr Floyd.


Fundamentally, I am concerned that Mottley may be a conscious or unconscious “super spreader” of a deeply destructive, fascist fundamentalist feminist agenda.


I expressed a similar concern for the iconic lesbian journalist Rachel Maddow last year, in an article about the virus-like, pathogenic mixed microbial messages her “wonky” journalism may be propagating.


Among other things, I am concerned that Mottley’s capacity to care for me and other heterosexual Black males may be being constricted by various influencers and interests – especially those domidicks who dominate media-political pulpits.

I am particularly concerned at the prospect that Johnson and Mottley may be consciously or unconsciously complicit in the short-sighted political plots and planning of persons who are not just content to horde the “oxygen of publicity” but now feel they must put their knees on my and other citizen journalists’ necks until we no longer breathe.


In this respect, I again draw readers attention to the silent assassin treatment that I (and possibly others) have been subjected to by the now defunct, Ilkley, West Yorkshire based website Wikinut.com.

I also recall a death threat I received in 2002 because of my involvement in the landmark United Nations World Conference Against Racism, held the previous year in Durban South Africa.

To be continued…