Change Title - Dear Little Man
BREAKING NEWS...Jamaica reports 100 murders marking the start of 2018. This news rocks me to the core. A little country with such talent is writing its name in history books as a bloody jungle. Filled with animals who live by the motto 'Kill or be killed.' I'm tapping the squares of my keyboard, typing, deleting and then retyping again in a conscious effort to remain 'politically correct' in my approach.
What about the Little Man, with no voice? The little one in his khaki school uniform whose father or older brother was gunned down in the street and died. What about the Little Man who will grow up to be like the savages who roams the street with blood in their eyes and hatred in their hearts? This Little Man will not swallow his speech when he directs his hatred to the politicians as he cries out for a better Jamaica. There will be no one to silence the Little Man when he spits fire on the Law which declares justice and equality for all, yet in his eyes there is no equality under the Law. For to him the Law seeks to oppress the poor while it elevates the rich.
To you Little Man who feel as though justice will come through your hands, then you stand guilty of corruption. You stand guilty and a hypocrite of the worst kind. As in your quest to rid Jamaica of evil you have become the evil you hate. For how can darkness chase itself? Impossible. It is light you need, it is light that you most shine in order to do away with the darkness.
Little Man, you are more than a statistic. Live above the hatred, live beyond your limit. You have the power to change you and your best self can influence an entire generation to follow a new rhythm. We all want someone to blame when it all starts falling apart. However, let us remember that it is by our combined efforts that we will not only stand, but rise again.
Jamaica, I pray that your people's eyes will be opened to the divine vision of God les they perish. May they stand together, out of many one. One in vision, mission and spirit. One in unity. One in love.
-February 5, 2018