LETTER: Weston Invokes Slavery to Justify the Antigua Airways Fiasco!

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Lennox Weston

Dear Editor,

Please allow me to weigh in on the issue of the abuse of our African brothers and sisters in what appears to be a blatant case of human trafficking.

What is more upsetting is the response proffered by an elected official. How convenient a cover Mr. Weston has resorted to! He is using slavery as a defense.

This is purely idiosyncratic, but based on his missive, I am convinced that there is something untoward, even sinister afoot. Instead of approaching the issue rationally, the goodly gentleman from St. Phillips South has availed himself of the cloak, the safe harbor, the refuge of slavery.

This topic is historical but even more so a very emotional one that is very jarring to all of us. It is seemingly proffered as a ruse, a red herring to avoid the real issues at hand. Here are some questions that come to mind:

Why did the flight arrive under the cloak of darkness?

Why so close to the election?

Why the confusion with accommodations?

Why is Mr. Elabanjo so involved in this matter? If he was just at the airport to assist the visitors, which would be quite admirable, how come he is so knowledgeable of the machinations of the trip from Nigeria to Antigua?

How many passengers will be staying in Antigua and how many will be traveling to other countries in the region?

Where will they be traveling to and when? For those staying in Antigua, where will they be staying and for how long?

Does each traveler have enough money to support themselves for the duration of their desired stay?

Mental Slavery perhaps? There are more questions than answers Minister Weston. What an insult to our ancestors. Using dog whistles on his own people. There are always those among us, willing to sell their own people for trinkets. Be watchful. What a disgrace!

One political philosopher rightly said, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, chances are it is indeed a duck.

In my humble opinion, this flight does not pass the smell test. There seems to be something odious and potentially noxious afoot. Hopefully, a responsible government official will proffer a respectable cogent explanation soon. However, for fear of asphyxiation, I won’t hold my breath!

Truth Seeker!