Tomorrow marks the day of the UK’s SECOND deportation operation to Jamaica within the year. The public response to this operation has been heart-warming, demonstrating the beautifully compassionate nature of human beings. Yet, it seems that this nature is not shared by all people, clearly seen through the Home Office’s adamance to continue the operation. This leads us to the most important question of all: who are our leaders?
The idea of fair and equal representation has been dragged through the mud for too long. Politics has become a game, where the powerful seek to get more power by stepping on the weak. This article is a call to the youth, to the compassionate, to those who care, to start moving efficiently. We have engaged in protests, we have pleaded to the government, we have had influential people speak out, but it seems that all efforts have proved to be futile, because come tomorrow, a flight will be boarded, and people will be disenfranchised.
The fact that this is even happening, boils down to the same question: who are our leaders? How is it that the people that are meant to be representing the interests of US: the people somehow work against everything we stand for? The fact that this question can only be answered by looking at the origins of parliament, exemplifies the backward nature of the government. In a world where development has encouraged changes to religious practices, how is it that we are still stuck in the 18th century. Discriminative and derogatory tactics have become institutionally embedded and while policy measures have been introduced to limit the overt nature of these tactics, they are persistently latched onto in practice.
In order to implement change, in order to be at ease with the government, we need pure and untethered representation from within. What is meant by this, is that we need to build up strength and purpose. We need to find a place in the institutional structure. We need to dismantle the backward ideology, and, finally, we need to build some new foundations to stand on. While this is easy to say, we have seen many comrades go in and come out completely dismantled. The system is designed to break the anomalies, yet, if we are able to stand in solidarity, and support those that need to be supported, we will be able to come out stronger, and hopefully create a system, whereby corrupted minds are no longer controlling our futures.