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Firetruckery of the Day
The Spitting Rebellion
Today’s firetruckery comes from Barbados, where, over the weekend, the 200th anniversary of the Bussa Rebellion was celebrated, with the kind of imperial pomp & circumstance that only a former colony that was only ever British could bring to bear on what was a slave rebellion: the play, “From Bussa to Barrow” was performed at the Golden Grove plantation, with the audience entering at the gate where the real-life Bussa was shot dead. All this is well and good and commendable, fussy, English royalty-style pomp and all.
But fast forward to Monday morning and my favourite local call-in radio show, “On a Real”, on Slam 101.1, started by the redoubtable Alex Jordan, with the clever and clear-thinking Salt now at the mic’s helm. Every call I heard, almost, chastised a schoolgirl who last week spat on a teacher, for a reason so far unknown to anyone but the student and the teacher involved. Almost every caller began or ended with the heartfelt, unquestionable declaration that it didn’t matter what happened, the most important thing was respect for authority! And that girl should be suspended, if not expelled.
On the firetrucking anniversary weekend of the one significant rebellion in Barbados’ 500-year history!
No wonder there was only one.