It is because we urgently need to discuss important issues in Barbados that I feel it is imperative that we have a serious talk about Charlie Charlie!
If you don’t think that this is topical now you should consider that just mere weeks ago everybody in Barbados knew that Charlie Charlie was a matter of importance greater than mere physical life or death! You should ask yourself why it’s “no longer an issue” when a few weeks ago people were all over the media frantically warning our youth against the dangers of dabbling in the spirit world. We shut down schools and held prayer meetings, and a bunch of… ! Clergy men declared that our youth needed to be protected from demonic forces. A man in a position of responsibility, who makes decisions that affect other people’s lives was in the media lamenting that Charlie Charlie was a herald and that there was "greater evil" to follow.… there were folk all over Facebook proclaiming that they “have has extensive experience with the spirit world,” and that “although some people may take it for a joke Charlie Charlie is real!”
Charlie Charlie, Charlie Charlie, Charlie Charlie, a few weeks ago that was all everybody and their grandmother in Barbados was talking about. Everybody, that is, except me! When Charlie Charlie was current I didn’t talk about it, I refused to, in fact I vowed not to…
I was of the opinion that Charlie Charlie and the way we handled it was (at best) a national embarrassment… we had struck an incredible new low… and then the budget happened.
I'm not saying that I think the budget was an embarrassment… I do think so, but that’s not what I’m saying!
What I’m saying is that Charlie Charlie was an absolutely ridiculous moment in our modern history and that for some reason the budget managed to distract us from that. Whatever that means to you… it’s a pity because Charlie Charlie is too important an event for us to be distracted from.
Charlie Charlie holds for us some very important insights into ourselves as a society.
To begin with Charlie Charlie put the question of free education in perspective for me, because after the whole Charlie Charlie fiasco I realized that we could as well try making people pay for their education because obviously the free education thing isn’t working.
I’ll try to explain: So allegedly we had an ancient Mexican demon terrorizing our school system… (one more time for emphasis) ancient MEXICAN demon!
Naturally, as always happens with this sort of thing, all kinds of spiritualists and exorcists and demonologists materialised out of nowhere and hit the road running like a burst main… and they began proselytising about the spirit world, how we need to guard against these extra worldly evils, and we need to warn our youth that the spirit world is not to be trifled with!
Apparently it never occurred to these experts on the esoteric, almost all of whom passed through our free education system, that an ancient MEXICAN demon called Charlie Charlie might be suspect! Charlie Charlie??? An ancient Mexican demon? Not Tezcatloptic or Quetzalcoatl or even Carlos or Carlitos?
Incidentally an ancient MEXICAN demon would more than likely not be called Carlitos either, as being ancient; it would predate the Spanish conquistadors, a fact which may have eluded the spirit world experts.
The other thing is, what great evil exactly did this big, bad, fearsome, demon come all the way from the other side to exact upon us? Apparently this deadly demon came to levitate desks, rattle windows and make teenagers act weird! Is this what evil has come to, the levitation of desks and rattling of windows? If I eat two lentil patties and drink a strong coffee I can do that every time I fart!
And as for a demon making teenagers act weird! Clearly these people have never seen a teenager, or looked at the way teenagers dress, or listened to the music teenagers listen to. Here’s a heads up, teenage ARE weird! Teenagers are hormones in skin with undeveloped brains. No ancient Mexican demon is making teenagers act weird, it’s hormones… hormones and hysterical adults who clearly have nothing better to do.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that these Barbados scholars are full of shit... they are full of shit, but that’s not what I am saying.
What I’m saying is that none of these spiritual experts would recognise a real demon if it were sodomising them in a Spanish class.
Nala (The $2 Philosopher)
Next Part II Demons in Barbados.