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Friday, December 10, 2010

Ragashanti defends his "Lesbian Mix-up" pieces

As the Ragashanti train rolls on Jamaican radio airwaves he has had an endless streak of sensationlized discussions about stereotypical gay and lesbian life in Jamaica even with full participation of GLBTQI people caught up in the drama. One particular concern raise repeatedly by some of my contacts is a conversation where certain codes and descriptions from our stealth cabinets were used quite openly basically "giving us away"

Meanwhile Dr. Kingsley "Ragashanti" Stewart strove to defend his entertainment column in a popular tabloid today with some anthropological references, have a read:


A jus blessings to mi Tambareen Fambily an Mix Up an Blenda crew. Mi seh dem a done mi fram both sides a di lesbian issue. One man a accuse me of promoting lesbians, an a woman a done mi an a threaten mi seh mi nuh like lesbians. How dem fi do dat?! lol Dem nuh know seh mi a di biggest skettel, an because a straight woman to mi link den dat mek mi di biggest lesbian! DWL!!!! Mad!!

Accusing mi of Promoting Lesbianism

Good afternoon Ragashanti. I would like to know the purpose or intent of your "lesbian mix up" column. Is this some kind of "lesbian promotion" in Jamaica? Don't you think there are other well deserving topics to cover? Are you a gay man trying to highlight lesbians to garner Gay & lesbian unity in Jamaica that is so prevalent in the USA?

Evidently the worst thing that has ever happened to black people was freedom from slavery. That was the ticket to adopt and mimic and endear every lifestyle that colonial masters enjoyed. It's such an irony, to note that when blacks had no freedom their minds were preoccupied with thoughts that empower and enrich ... now that they're free, they are self-destructive. BET channel swept Jamaica by storm and other derogatory cable programs. The rich used the poor boys and girls, then they turn around and use each other. I am by far not a prude, but eroticism goes beyond simple minded indulgences.

Do what you do, if that's all you can do. However, heterosexuals have enough issues to deal with as they are becoming outnumbered and surely don't need anymore "gay & lesbian promotions". You would not write a column promoting the residents of Bellevue mental hospital courting each other, yet you promote this other group who has a mental deficit, simply because it involves "sex".

History has proven that gays & lesbians are mentally ill, yet because psychologist and other individuals who use to tend to these persons were violating them "sexually" in various institutions and found sexual gratification from the experience, they later recanted and said this was no longer an illness.I guess for most humans it all comes down to sex in all forms. Pretty soon a column will be written about people who want to screw and marry their pets. A sick evolution. I'm just disappointed that "Jamaicans" have become such weaklings.

Missa Man ... I am The King of Mix UP! A mix up mi say straight!! Mi deal wid all kinda mix up: parson mix up, wedding mix up, funeral mix up, police mix up, politician mix up, obeah mix up, lesbian mix up ... a whole host a topics pon mix ups. So if yuh jus waan pick out one topic fram one week an come try done mi dat a your bizniz. Tek weh yuh self an go pree a cemetery.


Lesbian a Attack an a Threaten Mi

Intimidated by women aren't you? I can see why, I've seen your ugly face and I know that it is difficult to get a woman to sleep with you isn't it?

So you take your sexual frustration out by targeting lesbians. Better be careful though because some lesbians fight back.

Targeting lesbians? Me? I actually have lots of good friends who are lesbians. An wi cool like dat. But you might be referring to my opposition to a minority of lesbians who have always opposed my radio programme, opposed my ads with Mandingo tonic wine, and have consistently sought to get the Broadcasting Commission and advertisers to get rid of my radio programme. Maybe you are referring to my vociferous condemnation of the lesbians who are consistently raping young girls and getting away with it because we erroneously believe only men can rape women.

And if you're referring to my strong opposition to the four married women, including the very popular radio announcer who a helper called in and explained that they set her up and raped her at a hotel in Montego Bay, then hear dis ... mi nuh give a damn weh yuh waan say! An if a war yuh a pree ... bring it!

Finally, yuh know you want me ... but mi nuh pet an powda garbage, mi dash weh dat!
Reach Ragashanti at mixupraga@gmail.com or PO Box 5866 Liguanea PO, Kingston 6.
ENDS

UPDATE March 22, 2011
Ragashanti program has since been stopped by the Broadcasting Commission on the grounds of problematic statements going on air, there is now a debate on the role of the commission versus what is acceptable broadcasts and the morality police. Here are two articles on the matters:



What say you readers?

Peace and tolerance.

H

1 comment:

A.C. Jarvis said...

Lawd gosh! Ragga.

I don't even know the mix up story. I'll go read it later.

As fi di idiot who talk bout lgb people have mental deficiencies look how many of us are well educated, very brilliant, and for those who don't fall into the traditional education bracket- still smarta than nuff people who have book education. Hard working lgb people, who have more sense that that writer

As for the lesbian. 1) is she a lesbian? 2)why go down there to describe the man an use it launch an attack?

Ragga have every mix up bad is wah him cuda do that have some lesbians and members of the community so irate?

Before some body attack me, I'm not saying agree I'm just unaware of this situation.

Then again we can't cuss Ragga if he is to be cursed because if is really a lesbian drama then who outa the community tek it carry give him? Is them we must curse!

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