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I Read therefore I crime!
It is so traceable, so many of our cultural attitudes and behaviour, nurtured and conditioned by hand me down colonial intelligence and practiced by the new massas.
We do not have far to go to see the roots of criminalising of intelligence, the quest for knowledge, and critical thinking, even by the institutions charged with protecting them,would rather expend their energies to seek to criminalise attempts like this to raise consciousness about the oversight and plagarise rather than do active research and work to get meaningful revisions. So one doesnt have to go far to understand that all talk about building a knowledge economy is all hot air! It feeds a national climate of insecurity that extends way beyond crimes of violence.
I have over time pointed to the self-negation and self-hatred internalised in attitudes to culture and heritage conservation, safeguarding and preservation that leave most of it crumbling to dust, much that should be off our law books and in these Demokrissy pages have lamented the intellectual Jamettry (see link) of the attitudes to reading and books and indeed censorship of my own writings to varying degrees of officialdom or just sheer ignorance or prejudice.
And heaven forbid we ask for less kicksing and some independent thinking from the Parliament to redress entrenched prejudices and get with a change agenda rather than the ongoing manipulation of a legislative agenda to reinforce streotyping and the hand-me-down status quo and promote divisiveness - whether by accident or by design (the seeming lack of awareness of how this is so makes it more pernicious!)
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Bulding Peace in the Time of Terror
The Sedition Law still on the law books of T&T includes among its schedule list of reading material deemed seditious materials, publications on peace, science, workers rights, women's rights and youth rights as: Scientific World, Peace and Science, The Democratic Journalist, Women and the Whole World and information bulletins on Food, Tobacco and Beverage Industries, Textiles, and on Building, Wood and Building Materials ! I could have a lot more to say on that from a national or international human rights perspective! Who would believe that the Sedition Law was