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As a child growing up in Jamaica, I often heard it said, by my parents and family friends: “memba whe yu cum fram”. To this day, I continue to retain the deep social awareness and strong sense of identity which that grassroots Jamaican philosophy fed in me. As a father, I naturally sought to develop the same sensibility in my two daughters. Born and bred in America, Kamala was the first in line to have it planted. Maya came two years later and had the advantage of an older sibling as mentor.
My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town) and to my maternal grandmother Miss Iris (née Iris Finegan, farmer and educator, from Aenon Town and Inverness, ancestry unknown to me). The Harris name comes from my paternal grandfather Joseph Alexander Harris, land-owner and agricultural ‘produce’ exporter (mostly pimento or all-spice), who died in 1939 one year after I was born and is buried in the church yard of the magnificent Anglican Church which Hamilton Brown built in Brown’s Town (and where, as a child, I learned the catechism, was baptized and confirmed, and served as an acolyte).
The city remain a touchstone for the family, Jake said. Their uncle, Michael Harris, a retired veteran still lives in the Seventh Ward.
“He is a New Orleans native to the core,” Jake said. “It is our grandmother’s resting place and our great grandmother’s.”
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: Boadicea
Thanks for that Boa. You did not make any claims as to your opinion on him, only offered those links, which to my mind were proof of nothing other than things that can be either made into damning proof or explained away according to ones biases.
For me, he is at least a goof. From the outset, that claim of ''this is maga country'' rang false in my ears. I was skeptical of the whole issue but like you, took notes. Eventually it has emerged as we all see it now, he is arrested and charged and will go to trial. And baring any more surprise evidence, be found guilty of his charges.
Now, whether or not he was involved with others in the activist liberal crowd, like Harris, remains to be rooted out. But that can't be done by simple innuendo, at least not to my satisfaction. If he was then I hope he and they are found out and prosecuted as well.
But if he acted alone, which is what makes sense to me, liberals would be wise to recognize him for what he was, a wannabe liberal hero and condemn him for the fraud he turned out to be.
I can't believe there was any real brains behind it.