Just about two weeks ago, I wrote a post on Facebook stating my perplexity with the way our town folks are being criticized by some elements of our society in and out of Dominica. Unbeknownst to me, a statement meant for good would have come under much criticism by a minority I might add; still the criticisms came.
In life everyone understands the same statement differently, and so that kind of reaction is expected. You see, our understanding of a statement by someone else has everything to do with our orientations, biases, beliefs and dispositions. Well, these I have no control over, and so I cannot prevent the misconstruing, nor can I prevent the slurs shot at me on the social media platform, and behind my back in person.
Expressions such as hypocrite, wicked, wisely-wicked were tossed at me, on my page, behind my back, to my friends on my behalf and among those who know me, believe in me and understand from what angle the post was written. I was labelled to be of a certain political color, and was given a god that I could never make my God. So, the long and short of all this is that, I wrote and I got blows for it. Continue reading