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Dear Editor: Baldeosingh says Rowley should be pleased to be called an Oreo…

“The first insult is quite ironic, since these same politicians always go cap in hand to the same 1 percent every election to beg for campaign contributions. The second insult is an insult only in America, where black ideologues (and white leftist types) consider European descent to be a mark of evil…”

In the following Letter to the Editor, author Kevin Baldeosingh of Freeport explains why he thinks Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley should be pleased have been called an Oreo:

Photo: Delicious Oreo cookies…

In the true tradition of mimic men, Trinidadian politicians have adopted the Americanisms of the “1 percent” and now the “Oreo cookie” to fling insults at one another.

The first insult is quite ironic, since these same politicians always go cap in hand to the same 1 percent every election to beg for campaign contributions. The second insult is an insult only in America, where black ideologues (and white leftist types) consider European descent to be a mark of evil.

However, given that white people gave the world democracy, were the first racial group in history to ban slavery, invented science and created the market institutions which have lifted most of the world’s population out of absolute poverty, I don’t see how being called “white on the inside” is anything but a compliment.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley (left) and his wife Sharon Rowley during 2015 Emancipation Day celebrations.

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6 comments

  1. Typical example of when I said the country needs thinkers and women of substance. Kevin, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, need I say more of the so call consider power movers and shakers of this island. “Lets’ hear it for the girls”

  2. Scotty Ranking

    By the same logic, during the sex-less scandal of a few years back, Ato Boldon should be similarly proud to be part of a TimTam?

  3. ” white people gave the world democracy, were the first racial group in history to ban slavery, invented science and created the market institutions which have lifted most of the world’s population out of absolute poverty”

    Really?

    Is Baldeosingh aware that life, including science, was way advanced in several ‘black’ societies (eg Mayans and Indian subcontinent) long before the white Europeans even began exploring out of their own clans?

    • Scotty Ranking

      Apparently satire is lost on you ….

      • Satire you say? The Greeks are credited with democracy and the age of science/enlightenment/reason began in Europe and spreading into North America after the renaissance straight into the 19th century.

        This is not to say that non-Europeans did not contribute to science at all.

        Capitalism is uniquely European, which is why they are so good at it. Prior to European capitalism entertainers did not live like kings. Now music and movie actors and producers are like royalty. Yogis in India lived meagre lifestyles, but the yoga industry in the West is multi-million dollar.

        Fascinating use of the word “satire”.

    • Precisely Jumbie…today we have the Mayans to thank for…um?…um? Ok help me out here. What are we thankful for the Mayans for again?