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On August 31st, 2010, Trinidad and Tobago celebrate its 48th Independence, and what a monumental Independence this will be for this lovely country.  In addition to celebrating the struggles, as well as the strength and growth of a nation; they are celebration a fantastic and historic time of progress due to the nomination of their first woman Prime Minister – Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

As I look at the struggles throughout history of my country of birth [Trinidad], and reflect on how we as a people broke the chains of bondage [first from slavery and later from the British rule] in order to gain an identity and fundamentally gain independence; INDEED I AM PROUD ~~~ so very proud of our progress; economic reforms; as well as growth in politics; growth in education; growth in exciting and innovating technology; growth and progress of the infrastructure improvements/re-developments; and even the booming development projects currently underway.

Hum…however; during this monumental time I would be remiss if I do not mention how disturbed I am regarding the country not being able to govern and manage their own police force; and most importantly dealing with their own crime and social problems.  You see, approximately 400 years ago Trinidad like most of the Caribbean islands, as well as America were slave-holding colonies.  Slaves were brought to these shores in bondage, chained to bottom of ships to work the land for the profits and privileges of the slave holders; and they were ruled and overseen without rights for many ~~~ many years.  After hundreds of years of struggles these slaves and indentured servants gained independence and self-governance, and essentially gained a country to finally call their own and to be proud of.

Recently though, Trinidad’s new Prime Minister Mrs. Persad-Bissessar must have felt overwhelmed and unable to find a solution to dealing with the crime that seems to be rampant in her country, and she appointed a new Commissioner of Police "CoP", and Deputy Commissioner of Police both from Canada: Mr. Dwayne Gibbs, “CoP” and Mr. Jack Ewartski Deputy "CoP", [Plus 2 other gentlemen were appointed Deputy CoPs as well]

The huge problem I clearly see here is the "CoP" and the Deputy "CoP" salaries are far ~~~ far higher than other members of the force; they are being paid 3 times the amount of the wages the local holders of these same positions are/were being paid.  Most disturbingly, these two gentleman are not of color and don’t look anything like the population of Trinidad and Tobago [Which is made up of largely Indians and blacks; and the percentage of whites is probably less than 1%.]  Therefore, this could be a huge problem; in fact they [most likely] are not familiar, and do not understand the customs and culture of this island [which of course is far different from Canada and even the U.S.]  Unquestionably, part of being a good Police Officer is understanding the needs and problems of the community.

Personally, I see this as a step backward in self-governance.  And pardon me when I say: it seems as though the "overseers" are back.  Sure, I absolutely agree crime is bad in this little country, but when compared to most urban cities in the US [of its same size] the crime rate is comparable.  And I strongly feel the answer IS NOT TO BRING someone from the outside who clearly doesn’t look like the people, and who possibly does not understand the culture to police the country.  I feel perhaps if the current police officials/officers [who are already in the job] are properly trained and moderately compensated; this will positively weed out the corrupt, and create a motivated and effective team of officers who will work to their fullest regarding successfully and effectively PROTECT and SERVE the citizens of this country, which WILL without a doubt reduce crime drastically.  Surely, this doesn’t require someone from the outside.

I somehow feel this may be the inauguration of oppression all over again.  Today it’s the Commissioner of Police and the Deputy Commissioner of Police, and tomorrow I question who it may be.   Perhaps, this is just part of the plan, right?  Hum, actually maybe it is the beginning of the new world order in the Caribbean...LOL!!!

In actuality, the sad thing to me is that most people we (Todd and I) have spoken to - feel it may be for the best.  Therefore, who am I to complain?  ~~~ Maybe it is for the best! ~~~ Maybe these are the nicest or most competent gentlemen in the world, [since I truly don’t know them or anything much about them].  But just from looking at these gentlemen in their eyes [to be exact,] I don’t have a good feeling about the entire situation.  It just doesn’t feel right; REALLY and TRULY it feels like a step backward (as I stated above.)   And for me this celebration of INDEPENDENCE ~~~ this 48th year ~~~ actually, the rhetoric of freedom and librations of independence this year - 2010 ~~~ UNFORTUNATELY DOESN'T RING TRUE TO ME!!!!!

I really would like to hear your opinions on this issue, because it is very disturbing.  Kindly e-mail me at ariousentetrtainment@earthlink.net  or/and susan@ariousentertainment.us.

I close my thoughts on the above topic by saying: 

HAPPY 48th INDEPENDENCE TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, 

LET EVERY CREED AND RACE FIND AN EQUAL PLACE AND MAY GOD BLESS OUR NATION!  

I also leave with you the following quote by Daniel Webster:

May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely than this our own country.”  

Yes, my own country – Trinidad and Tobago!!!!  

Additionally, I must thank my husband Todd Mangatal for his input regarding the many discussions, some research, and his assistance in the conveying of this important issue.

 



 

This Saturday, August 28th, 2010, is the 47th Anniversary of the March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have A Dream" speech; and I hope you have on your ReclaimTheDream2010.jpg (87986 bytes)Calendars the mass rally and march that is scheduled to take place on this special day (Saturday,  August  28th) in Washington DC.  Tens of Thousands WILL BE  "Reclaiming the Dream" and will be celebrating and reflecting on this important day in history.  This rally and march is led by the Rev. Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network; along with Benjamin Todd Jealous, NAACP President; Martin Luther King, III,  President of The Center for Nonviolent Social Change; TV and Radio Host Joe Madison; Radio Host Tom Joiner; Radio Host Warren Valentine among a host of others.  So let's get together on this special day to "Reclaim the Dream" and keep the special memory of Dr. King and his dreams alive.  The rally and march will begin at Dunbar High School, 1301 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001. and will end at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Memorial (which is currently under constructions on the National Mall.)

For understanding, unity, tribute and networking, join us and the thousands who will be a part of this exciting rally and march.  Once again I have included the official Press Release on this rally and march below!

SEE YOU THERE!

Rev. Al Sharpton & National Action Network (NAN), along with civil rights leaders, clergy and progressive activist are to hold the "Reclaim the Dream Rally" and March on August 28, 2010 Martin Luther King, III, Ed Schultz, Marc Morial (NUL), Ben Jealous

Saturday, August 28, 2010 |  11:00 a.m. | Dunbar High School | 1301 New Jersey Avenue NW | Washington, DC | Rally and March to the King Memorial 

Forty-seven years after the historic March on Washington, Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network and leaders from his over 47 National Action Network chapters across the country, along with heads of progressive organizations, unions and clergy, will lead a mass rally and march in Washington, DC on Saturday, August 28, 2010 to RECLAIM THE DREAM.  

The rally will start at 11:00 a.m. at Dunbar High School, followed by a march to the King Memorial. Joining NAN will be a cross-section of organizations and principals including, but not limited to: National Action Network (NAN); United States Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, Martin Luther King, III,  President, Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc.; Ed Schultz, Television and radio show host; Tom Joyner, The Tom Joyner Morning Show & Reach Media; Marc Morial, President of the National Urban League; Benjamin Todd Jealous, President of NAACP;  Melanie L. Campbell, President of National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and Convener of the Black Women's Roundtable; representatives from Media Matters, and many other religious groups, labor unions, and organizations. While across town at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial the conservative tea party members and TV host Glenn Beck will attempt to hijack the dream, at the same time civil rights activists will convene at Dunbar High School to shed light upon key issues that have diminished the dream. 

As we prepare to mark the 47th anniversary of his "I Have a Dream" speech on this date, Glenn Beck and others are expected to push for the expansion of states' rights - the exact antithesis of the civil rights movement and Dr. King's legacy.

According to Rev. Al Sharpton and NAN, when we study the intense struggle for civil rights in this nation, we quickly - and rightfully - find ourselves analyzing the life and legacy of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  We learn of his tireless efforts to achieve equality and justice for all of humanity, as we pass on legends of sit-ins, marches and boycotts to our children. But what we as a collective sometimes forget to impress upon the next generation is the depth to which Dr. King was an advocate the position that the federal government as he knew it was the only effective tool to ensure a unified system of equality in every state.  

Today, the Tea Party and allied conservatives are trying to break that national stance on justice and, in turn, break the crux of what the civil rights movement symbolized and what Dr. King fought and literally died for. No one day was more important than that day forty-seven years ago when we stood still and heard the dream eloquently spoken by Dr. King. Event participants will Reclaim the Dream on Saturday, August 28th 2010

 



 

Now it's time for "FLASHPOINT" presented by Mr. Hollis “Flash” Lashley.  Read Mr. Lashley's inspiring and motivating "Flashpoint".  To purchase a copy of Mr. Hollis Lashley motivating book of poetry entitled "Gifts From The Heart" log on to: http://www.xlibris.com or http://www.holislashley.com.    

Be inspired and Motivated to increase your Spiritual Energy.  

Hello Arious Family, and here's to wishing you all the best that you are capable of having. Today I share with you a lesson from one of my mentors, Dr. Robert Anthony. Read, Understand and Do.

Most of us have been taught to follow the crowd.  We subscribe to
"tribal" thinking, which is the thinking of the masses.  It is not
easy to break from this type of thinking, or non-thinking.  A lot
of people find this a huge stumbling block because they believe
what social, political, religious and other authority figures have
told them is "true". 

There is a lot of fear tied up in leaving the tribe. However, you
will never experience true freedom or riches unless you learn to
think for yourself.  But to do this, you must be capable of
critical thought - which is something the members of the tribe
cannot do.

Put another way - most people don't know how to think.  They have
been told WHAT to think for so long, they no longer know HOW to
think.  What's the lesson for you?

I'm convinced that true freedom and riches requires you to think
contrary to what the tribe is thinking.  And it ALWAYS requires you
to question the beliefs you hold.  On everything.  This is not easy
because we are addicted to certainty.

We would rather be certain about our beliefs than face the fact
that what we believe may not be "true".  But the more you question
what the tribe believes the more you will realize that they are
hypnotized. You don't have to wait for them to wake up from the
trance.  You can do it right now!

Today will bring you a new awareness, a lesson or a manifestation
that you are making progress - IF YOU LOOK FOR IT!  No matter how
large or small, please record it in your Evidence Journal. It will
only take a few moments and will AUTOMATICALLY put you in the Flow.

Truly Caring for Your Success!

Dr. Robert Anthony (c).

 



 

This weekend we at Arious will celebrate the birth date of our friend DJ Mo.  We will be celebrating Big Mo's birthday in Glenn Dale Maryland at 10020  Dolby Avenue, Glenn Dale, Maryland.  Come out for food, fun, drinks and lots of laughs.  CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS!

 

 

I must share with you the details of an important upcoming event.  Actually, we at Arious cordially invite you to: "Andy's Sunday Lime".  This exciting event will take place on September 12, 2010, at The Crossroads Outdoor Patio, as they continue presenting their "Cool out Sundays" Summer Series.  This event will take place from 4:00-10:00pm, and will feature exciting performances by the popular "Oasis Band;" and most importantly it is Free ~~~ Free ~~~ Free!  Please note there will be 2 for 1 drink specials until 8:00 pm.  Andy is looking forward to seeing all of you in the place, and so are we.  Therefore, clear your calendar and plan on attending this fantastic event.

Kindly check out the events we have spotlighted below under our "Featured Events" section .  Actually, check out all the events including all the upcoming events by logging on to our "Events" Page HERE!  

Have an enjoyable and fantastic weekend, and we will certainly vibe some more with you next week.

We welcome your input, so if you have any comment or feedback on the commentary or events - please feel free to send an e-mail to me Susan Mangatal at my e-mail address: susan@ariousentertainment.us or you can also reach me at ariousentertainment@earthlink.net.

 

 



 

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