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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Song: Mr. Integrity, A tribute to Arnhim Eustace of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Below is a song that I wrote to honor Arnhim Eustace a politician who resides and fight to change the way of life in of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. I hope you enjoy this song and the video I prepared to accompany the song.

Song Title:               Mr. Integrity
Written by:              Allan Palmer
Music Arrange by:  Godfrey "Cherry" Ince
Lead Vocals:           Allan Palmer
Back up Vocals:      Allan Palmer

        Below is extract of an article that was taken from the blog Vincy Kalaloo that was written by Amor Rodney.

Eustace the Black Aristocrat

Arnhim Eustace is simply a man of class. He has never written an autobiography so very little is known Arnhim Eustace

about his formative years. Arnhim grew up in Kingstown, Edinboro to be exact. His mother was a teacher and his father was a businessman. Like Gonsalves, Eustace had a good education, having been trained as an economist. He spent most of his working life at the Caribbean Development where he retired as the third highest ranking member of staff.

Eustace does have an aristocratic bearing and he may be described as a proud black man. For all of his adult life he has been associated with decency. Eustace is not known for tempestuous outbursts; he is not known for the use of profanity; neither has he been tarnished with misconduct towards the opposite sex. Indeed Mr Eustace has been invariably described as “straight as a pin”. And, he has aptly earned the sobriquet “Mr Clean”.

As a national figure, Eustace has the tendency to restrict his public statements to critiquing government policies and to advancing the proposals of his party. One cannot recall hearing him ranting and raving in personal attacks and insults to anyone. Eustace is the consummate professional and the epitome of civility in public affairs. So much so, his critics often describe him as “soft”. However, Eustace’s general approach is but a reflection of his aristocratic bearing. He is a man of superior manners, impeccable speech, and exemplary conduct. Mr Eustace his a man of class!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Staticical Review of This Blog and Some Victories

Author of this Blog: Crush

It is interesting that as of May,2010; BlogSpot the host of this blog and thousand of others, place an activity monitoring mechanism on its blogs. this give blog administrators the ability to monitor the external activities of the blog. I am shock at the amount of activities this blog had from the month of May to this current date (November 21, 2010). What is interesting about this is the titles that received the attention and the international location from which this blog was being viewed.

It is amazing that 52 percent of this blog’s readership is from the United States of America, 10.5 percent are from Russia while 10.4 percent of the readership is from the United Kingdom; Bermuda account for 6.9 percent of the readership.

It is fascinating how this blog have take on a geographic swing, over the pass year. It is not that Bermudian are not reading the blog; however, I have a suspicion that the swing of interest and the fact that Crushing fools is attracting an overwhelming U.S.A readership could be as a result of tourist researching Bermuda in order to make up their minds as to whether or not they should visit the island. I cannot account for the overwhelming Russian visits to this site which can also be as a result of potential tourist researching Bermuda.

My above conclusion came after I reviewed the statistics, as it relates to the articles that got the most overall views between the periods. Of the four most popular posting, the number one article that was read is: “My short presentation before the M.T.A board of directors of the State of NY” which saw 37.5% of those who visited the blog, it is very interesting to note that this article was written two months ago, yet it was the most read article; the second most read article was Ralph Gonsalves V/S Lady Justice this could be as a result of the heighten election activities that is going on in St. Vincent and the Grenadines at this point and time; and may be responsible for the 20.7 percent of the readers, who took interest to this article. The article “Barack Obama the Fulfillment of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream” was third place, the content and the caption of the posting will surely arrest the attention of my USA visitors to this blog. And then the article that will really capture the attention of tourist planning a trip to Bermuda was 4th place: “Bermuda the Wild Wild West.”

It is interesting to note that between 8:00 am on the 20th November 2010 and 8:00 am on the 21st November, 2010; 42 percent of the visitors read the article Ralph Gonsalves V/s Lady Justice, yet no one from St. Vincent and the Grenadines viewed this article yesterday.

The current activity on this blog is very surprising. What is even more surprising but understandable was the geographic turn this blog took. It is very comforting to know that this blog is still as popular today as it was when I wrote the first article calling for the people of Bermuda to take their country back from the criminal elements that was taking over their land. As a result of this blog I have suffered much hardship, which even saw me walking away from a profession I loved, enjoyed and was excellent at. I was followed day and night by the Bermudian authorities, my home was outfitted with listening devises, my cell and home phone was tapped, my mail were intercepted and scrutinized; my packages were intercepted and opened (passport was removed from a FedEx package by the Bermuda Police) I have had threats to my life and a Jamacian hit man, who resided in St. Lucia that goes by the name of Andrew Kirkpatrick Mitchell was sent to kill me like a common dog.

Although the Bermudian authorities made it look like my prosecution came as a result of my blog, it was really motivated by Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves who was accused of raping a female police officer and sexually assaulting a Vincentian/Canadian lawyer; as a result of my actions, of writing in the News paper of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and my many regular radio presentations on the Radio Station in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

I know this was the reason for my prosecution because I recorded the Bermuda Commissioner of Police issuing threats to me; telling me, if I do not desist from writing articles to the St. Vincent and the Grenadines News paper and making presentation of the radio station of the said country.

When I consider all things, I am happy that my writings, although they leave much to be desired is still interesting enough to have a following. To all who have been following this blog from its beginning, I say thank you. To all those who have by one way or the other brought to my attention events that I have wrote on thank you also. I must also thank those who took the timeout to post their comments; even those who post messages of hate, insults and degrading comments that was designed to hurt and offend me I also thank you for reading this blog and for taking the time for posting your comment, even though your comments were not published. It is one thing to disagree with my opinion; however, to be downright nasty is another thing. Thanks and I love you all.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Culture From Around the World Part 6: American (USA) Icons.

What is culture? Culture is the way of life of a people and it includes all of the habits, rituals, celebration, and rights. It also includes the food they eat, the clothes they wear, the method and means of preparing such and their reason for doing what they do; in other words culture include the entire way of life of the people. An understanding of ones culture and the culture of another aids to make us cultured, which is: it shapes our attitudes, behaviors and beliefs; it also affords us characteristic that positively aids and impacts our social and general conduct. So in my effort to contribute to and transform my friend in Bermuda into even more cultured citizens I will take the time to share with you exhibits as is displayed at the Brooklyn Museum. I hope you will share in my experience and quest to be even more cultured.

The War Council 1776. The people depicted in this sculpture are Abraham Lincoln Sitting, Com. of the Federal United Army Ulysses S. Grant (who later became president) and Sec. of War Edwin M. Stanton.

Pres. George Washington (later stage in life)

Young George Washington  

General John Blackburn

George Washington

Robert Fulton Born 1765 was a New Yorker who made his name as an engineer/inventor. He was accredited for inventing the first commercial steamboat. He was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to design the Nautilin: which is considered the first practical submarine in history.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

About Alex Scott, Ewart Browne, Dale Butler And Premier Paula Cox

                                                          Ex-Permier Dr. Ewart Browne JP, MP

Dr. Eward Browne’s action, of voluntarily stepping down as leader of the P.L.P, the political party he led for the pass four years and simultaneously from the office of the Premier of Bermuda; left him standing like a dignified giant. Dr. E Brown have proven that he is not like most small island politician, such as Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Hugo Chaves of Venezuela, Erick Geary of Grenada, Fidel Castro of Cuba etc. all of whom became too easily addicted to power, who are willing do or who would have done anything, to hold onto political leadership of their countries; even at the destruction of their party, the country and at great lost of life to their constituent.

Many people saw Dr. Browne’s bid, for the leadership of the Peoples Labor Party, as a hostile take over; a sign of his lack of loyalty, to the man whose leadership he was subjected to, while he was the Premier: Mr. Alex Scott JP. MP. However; Dr. Brown’s actions was just a demonstration of democracy in action. He exercised his constitution and organizational right to seek the position of leadership of his party which in turn elevated him to the chief political office of his country: the Premier of Bermuda.

I got to know the caring gentleman that is Premier Alex Scott and his wonderful wife from performing police security detail at the then Premier’s home. Premier Scot and Mrs. Scott, would leave the comfort of their house and venture outside to find out how I was doing and if there were anything they could do to relief  my minor discomfort.

                                              Ex-Premier and First Lady Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Scott

I must also confess I found Premier Scott's politics to be gentle, understanding and involved the races. On the other hand I saw Dr. Ewart Brown’s approach to management and leadership as confrontational and aggressive. I must in all honesty say; although Dr. Ewart Browne style was completely different from that of Mr. Scott’s and at times he made many people angry; he did not make any major breach that could have upsetting the volatile race problem that exists in Bermuda, although he came very close.

When Ewart Browne, for whatever reason; choose to relinquish the post of Premier at the appointed time, not choosing to hold on to political/parliamentary power at all cost, he earn my respect and I am sure the respect of the thousand of Bermudian who though he was power hungry and developed a dislike for him, after he (Dr. Brown) exercising his right to pursue the highest political officer in Bermuda, at the lawfully appointed time and via the delegates of the party he was affiliated to.
                                                                      Dale Butler JP, MP
Dale Butler: Mr. Dale Butler is a very honest and dignified man and it seems like Mr. Butler’s honesty was infused into the speech he presented to the delegates and it was his honesty that was responsible for ensuring his overwhelming defeat by the favorite Paula Cox. I have met and spoken to Mr. Butler on a few occasion; however, my understanding of Dale was developed through his honest, powerful and change inspiring writing. From his writing I can say that Mr. Butler has a genuine love and appreciation for his country and its people. Mr. Butler's action shows, his love goes beyond playing politics in order to ascend the high and coveted political office of Premier. I believe that Dale Butler will never violate his conscience and hamper his ability of affecting real and positive change in the lives the people he serves and the system that governs his country.

So when Mr. Butler make his presentation before the delegates, who held in their hands, the power to make or deny Dale the post of leader of the P.L.P and Primer of Bermuda; he refused to cater to the delegates prejudicial and stereotypical mentality; but rather, he choose to be true to his conscience in attempting to teach the old boys and girls new tricks by giving an all inclusive speech. In other words Dale Butler latterly ruined all chances of obtaining the leadership of the P.L.P and the Premiership of Bermuda. If my estimation of Mr. Butler is correct, as always, he was looking at the bigger picture; the picture as it can and should be: a colorless society where all Bermudian regardless of their political affiliation and the color of their skin are given the opportunity to work for the betterment of Bermuda.
                                                         Primer of Bermuda & Minister of Finance: Paula Cox JP. MP.
The New Premier of Bermuda: Madam Paula Cox, whom I refer to as the reluctant and loyal leader. I so refer to her for the simple reason: for many years key members of the P.L.P have thrown their support behind Paula Cox in a bit to make her leader of the P.L.P and in turn Primer; however, they were unable to convinced her to betray her leader even in time when he was very unpopular.

Paula Cox had been a very efficient minister of finance, a good constituency representative, a dignified parliamentarian, and a faithful follower. I have no doubt that she will be a very good Premier. My only hope is, the members of her party The P.L.P; those with and without portfolio will give to her the same level of support and loyalty she give to her former leader Dr. Ewart Brown.