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Stockholm Syndrome in the Virgin Islands

Stockholm Syndrome in the Virgin Islands

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Over the last month or so there have been hundreds if not thousands of comments on the issue of direct rule in the Virgin Islands.

Many of the comments who are in support of colonial measures are made by those who hide their faces behind false names.

You know, those afraid to admit who they really are.

Ignorant comments


Here are a few examples.

*  "BuzzBvi (23/05/2022, 17:37) Like (27) Dislike (9)ReplyPerhaps you in Montserrat like we in the VI, need overseers"

*  Talk Talk (23/05/2022, 19:42) Like (9) Dislike (2)Replywhich one of the talkers will or can prevent the United Kingdom from doing as it which in the overseas territory. Just give the talking a rest and focus on what can be done upon the uk arrival

By process of elimination, one can guess that those writers are either from another Caribbean Island or possibly from Europe.

Let's address the former.

Mass migration


As we know the Virgin Islands has become a place where persons from other Caribbean Islands are eager to work

Here are some of the chief reasons.

*  Here to be with family

*  Higher payscale than other islands

*  Low crime rate

*  Abundance of jobs in certain fields.

No matter the reason, the fact remains tthat the immigration department will always have thousands of applications for new work permits and or renewals.

Essentially, there are more persons wishing to migrate to the Virgin Islands than those wishing to leave.

The other fact is that it is abundantly clear that those wishing to work in the VI come from independent nations.

Whether those nations be in Europe or the Caribbean, they are independent nations.

Hypocrites


So, it is somewhat hypocritical of some of those who come from independent nations to be advocating for the VI to be ruled directly, by force, by another country.

Would they themselves want their countries to be taken by force by a larger nation?

Would they write silly comments supporting the dissolution of their National Parliaments?

I suspect the answer would be a resounding "No".

Yet, somehow they feel comfortable hiding behind false names and advocating that the VI be directly ruled by the UK.

Their Caribbean islands were subjected to the same centuries-long genocide, enslavement and colonialism as the Virgin Islands. So, it is shocking that they would be advocating for direct rule by a government, led by someone who has lied to his own Parliament on a repeated basis.

Perhaps these nameless hypocritical bloggers have "Stockholm Syndrome?"

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