There's a popular #Jamaican #proverb
that goes something like, ' if fish come from river bottom and tell yuh seh crocodile deh dung deh, believe'. For those not familiar with my version of #patois
, the saying goes, ' if a fish comes from the depths of the river and tells you that there are crocodiles in the water, you should believe him'. This saying is usually an admonishment from #elders
to a younger generation, or senior members of staff to their juniours.
It can be taken to #suggest
that we can and should choose to learn from the #experience
or acquired wisdom of others.
A recent statement attributed to members of a team of #British #journalist
, that as a people we should be wary of the #investment
of the #Chinese
in Jamaica, reminded me of this proverb.
The English after taking control of the island of Jamaica from the Spanish, made several investments, but all with the view of robbing and raping the natural resources of the land and taking the profits to build England.
The topic of #reparation
is still high on the agenda of many black people displaced and abused by the horrors of slavery.
I am in full agreement with their #warning
, but find it to be scarily #funny
a who juss sey dat?