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Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021

Skelton-Cline calls out distasteful memes against ex & current legislators

Skelton-Cline calls out distasteful memes against ex & current legislators

As the Virgin Islands continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and the United Kingdom (UK) sponsored Commission of Inquiry (CoI), Honestly Speaking radio moderator, Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called on Virgin Islanders to desist from using metaphorical weapons against each other.

Pointing to at least two alleged distasteful ‘memes’ while on the Tuesday, May 25, 2021, edition of his Honestly Speaking radio show on ZBVI 780 AM, Mr Skelton-Cline said Virgin Islanders should be organising to fight against the current challenges being facing in the territory.

“This is no time for us to be fighting each other, this is not time to have the metaphorical weapons pointed at each other, this is a time for us to fight together for greater autonomy in our country and ultimately… for independence in this country,” he said.

Skelton-Cline said the memes are of a former legislator and the current premier and his government.

Claude O. Skelton-Cline alleged that the memes are of a former legislator and the current sitting Premier, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) and his government.


No time for vicious memes - Skelton-Cline


“I want to say to the persons who are creating these memes, this is not the time for this, we have to come together, pool together efforts, our energies, our interelectron, our wisdom and we have to fight… we have to push back against what we are seeing taking place,” he said.

Referring to them as vicious memes, Skelton-Cline further urged Virgin Islanders to avoid those behaviours and instead fight and push back against what is being imposed on the territory.

‘Empires have a way of organising oppressed people against themselves… organising women to vote against their own interest,” he said in addition to organising persons in their subjects to behave in ways that is against themselves.

He said while some persons are against the idea of independence the VI, freed is ultimately how people should be.

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