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Old 07-01-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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From the UK Daily Mail:
We should have stayed with Britain: Shock poll reveals 60% of Jamaicans think they'd be better as a colony | Mail Online

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Old 07-02-2011, 11:35 PM
 
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Maybe that would help. I'm not very knowledgeable about the subject but maybe the fat cats in Britain can help out this country that lacks socioeconomic resources
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Old 07-03-2011, 02:22 AM
 
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You do understand that The Daily Mail is equal to the US National Enquirer and really shouldn't be used for real news.
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:33 AM
 
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You do understand that The Daily Mail is equal to the US National Enquirer and really shouldn't be used for real news.
Actually I didn't know that. However, the poll they cite comes from a Jamaican newspaper in Kingston.
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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Ditto most if not all of the former European colonies in Africa.
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:25 PM
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I don't like that kind of mentality. Even with the issues in Jamaica, this is how I see colonialism. Colonialism means unequal treatment. It means being treated as an inferior. It means feeling like you can't rule yourself. It means giving up. I say what issues are in Jamaica, they can accept help from other people, but as a nation, not as a colony of someone else's nation.
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:36 PM
 
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I don't like that kind of mentality. Even with the issues in Jamaica, this is how I see colonialism. Colonialism means unequal treatment. It means being treated as an inferior. It means feeling like you can't rule yourself. It means giving up. I say what issues are in Jamaica, they can accept help from other people, but as a nation, not as a colony of someone else's nation.
How is colonialism different than statehood?
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:39 PM
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How is colonialism different than statehood?
Being a state means having the privileges and rights of being part of that nation. Colonialism means being ruled by another nation, without really having the full benefits.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:50 AM
 
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Jamaica would still be an awful country even if it still was part of the UK. Statistically speaking Jamaicans are one of the most violent and corrupt people on the planet. Nothing will change that except themselves.
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:47 AM
 
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I don't like that kind of mentality. Even with the issues in Jamaica, this is how I see colonialism. Colonialism means unequal treatment. It means being treated as an inferior. It means feeling like you can't rule yourself. It means giving up. I say what issues are in Jamaica, they can accept help from other people, but as a nation, not as a colony of someone else's nation.
I wonder what being ruled by inept,corrupt leaders with little interest in the country or people they govern apart from what they can hide away in foreign bank accounts contributes towards the development of the nation,in any sense or form?
At least in the case of Jamaica it is demorcratic but the problems of law and order and poverty gets no better.
In that case it would perhaps be more a matter of why Britain would ever wish to regain Jamaica as a colony?
Very little in it for them as far as i can see.
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