TIMES.VG

BVI, Caribbeanand International News
TIMES.VG

Fraser suggests BVI has widespread inferiority complex

Fraser suggests BVI has widespread inferiority complex

Opposition Leader Julian Fraser has suggested that members of the BVI society may be stricken with an inferiority complex which he argued is a widespread phenomenon.
Piggybacking on an earlier argument made by Fourth District Representative Mark Vanterpool, Fraser suggested that the issue at hand related to the inability of residents to appreciate their relative lack of freedom. 

“There is a thing called an inferiority complex, and that inferiority complex comes through a person’s disbelief in themself to the point where they believe that others are better,” Fraser said.

Fraser was among a chorus of lawmakers who lunged for their bibles during the recent budget debate to help explain their position. In this instance, he guided fellow legislators to Ephesians 6 vs 5, even as he argued that the particular plight in reference was pervasive in the BVI society and was difficult for him to understand. 

And while insisting that he did not come to the House of Assembly to offer a sermon, Fraser pointed out that the scripture in reference — which commended the obedience of slaves to their masters — was relevant at this time.

Fraser predicted that he will be accosted by residents to explain the scripture’s meaning – something he agreed to do – but he also urged those listening to figure out its meaning on their own.

“As [Vanterpool] pointed out, and said quite eloquently, we don’t need the approval of anyone to determine or decide whether we should be free. And freedom could only come through self-determination. No other way,” Fraser asserted.

He was adamant that persons should heed ‘the words of wisdom’ coming from Vanterpool.

“Of course, the average man on the street believes that he’s free,” Fraser argued. “Because when he’s finished working on Friday or any evening, he could go to the Pier Park and sip a margarita. To him, that’s freedom.”

He continued: “But there’s a different level of freedom when you reach a certain stage in life and you appreciate what your forefathers had gone through and you see that you are no different from them except the physical slavery. Mentally, you’re trapped.”

Fraser questioned why it should take someone attaining the age of 80 years before they could fully understand that they are not ‘free’ in the truest sense.
Newsletter

Related Articles

TIMES.VG
Close
0:00
0:00
Today's news from Britain - 9th February 2023
The five largest oil companies in the West generated combined profits of nearly $200 billion in 2022, which has led to increased calls for governments to impose tougher windfall taxes
2 earthquakes in Turkey killed over 2,300 people
Powerful Earthquake Strikes Turkey and Syria, Killing More Than 1,300 People.
Turkish photographer Ugur Gallenkus portrays two different worlds within a single image. Brilliant work
Tennessee Bill Would Imprison People for 3 Years If They 'Lie' About Rape to Get an Abortion.
Charlie Munger, calls for a ban on cryptocurrencies in the US, following China's lead
EU found a way to use frozen Russian funds
First generation unopened iPhone set to fetch more than $50,000 at auction.
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT - US Memphis Police murdering innocent Tyre Nichols
Almost 30% of professionals say they've tried ChatGPT at work
Interpol seeks woman who ran elaborate exam cheating scam in Singapore
What is ChatGPT?
Bill Gates is ‘very optimistic’ about the future: ‘Better to be born 20 years from now...than any time in the past’
Tesla reported record profits and record revenues for 2022
Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre Photo Is Fake: Ghislaine Maxwell
Opinion | Israel’s Supreme Court Claims a Veto on Democracy
Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin Gets Married On His 93rd Birthday
Who’s Threatening Israeli Democracy?
Federal Reserve Probes Goldman’s Consumer Business
China's first population drop in six decades
Microsoft is finalising plans to become the latest technology giant to reduce its workforce during a global economic slowdown
China's foreign ministry branch in Hong Kong urges British gov't to stop the biased and double standards Hong Kong report
Tesla slashes prices globally by as much as 20 percent
1.4 Million Copies Of Prince Harry's Memoir 'Spare' Sold On 1st Day In UK
After Failing To Pay Office Rent, Twitter May Sell User Names
Lisa Marie Presley, singer and daughter of Elvis, dies aged 54
FIFA president questioned by prosecutors
Britain's Sunak breaks silence and admits using private healthcare
Hype and backlash as Harry's memoir goes on sale. Unnamed royal source says prince 'kidnapped by cult of psychotherapy and Meghan'
Saudi Arabia set to overtake India as fastest-growing major economy this year 
Google and Facebook’s dominance in digital ads challenged by rapid ascent of Amazon and TikTok
FTX fraud investigators are digging deeper into Sam Bankman-Fried's inner circle – and reportedly have ex-engineer Nishad Singh in their sights
TikTok CEO Plans to Meet European Union Regulators
UK chaos: Hong Kong emigrants duped by false prospectus
France has banned the online sale of paracetamol until February, citing ongoing supply issues
Japan reportedly to give families 1 million yen per child to move out of Tokyo
Will Canada ever become a real democracy?
Hong Kong property brokerages slash payrolls in choppy market
U.S. Moves to Seize Robinhood Shares, Silvergate Accounts Tied to FTX
Effect of EU sanctions on Moscow is ‘less than zero’ – Belgian MEP
Coinbase to Pay $100 Million in Settlement With New York Regulator
FTX assets worth $3.5bn held by Bahamas securities regulator
A Republican congressman-elect is under investigation in New York after he admitted he lied about his education and work experience.
Brazilian football legend Pele, arguably the greatest player ever, has died at the age of 82.
Hong Kong to scrap almost all its Covid rules
EU calls screening of travellers from China unjustified
US imposes Covid testing for visitors from China
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy Addresses Joint Session of Congress - FULL SPEECH
If a country is denied the right to independence by another, it is not in a union. It is in a dictatorship.
×