Last week, reports circled my tiny twin-island Federation of a chillingly double murder. Guns can allow for quite the distance between victim and perpetrator but not so with chop wounds as reported. Many people don't want to know "why" this happened because they argue that there's no justifying it. Many will express an interest in … Continue reading The Importance of Understanding the Reasons Behind Offender’s Motives
"I don't care who gets murdered, robbed or assaulted; once me and mine are good, all's well." And while this certainly isn't how I think, it's what I'm told I ought to think everything my selfless motives are discouraged and I'm encouraged to put self above all else. Question though, isn't this self-interest what informs … Continue reading Who cares?
https://www.facebook.com/ervinwelsh/videos/10157240875842575/ A small percentage of any population can't so negatively impact the whole. For whose responsible, look at home.
All de man dem in de street killing dey classmates and neighbours and tink dem ah souljah, FYI, somebody sold yah. You and de bwoi who life you cut short on de same team and is de "good" folk in society profiting off you wrong thoughts. Souljahs fight for right, you ah mercenary — fighting … Continue reading Dat Souljah Life
Understanding Us & Them is an excerpt from "Decoding Deviance", a forthcoming expository work exploring the often overlooked factors that contribute to crime and violence and the misconceptions where these factors are known. This excerpt explains the premise upon which my ideas are founded and the presuppositions that need be held in mind as one … Continue reading Understanding Us & Them [Book]
Less separates us from other than we think. How we think as a matter of fact, is not one of said things. The traits that mediate our behaviour aren't the traits that inform our thinking. There are many actions (including inaction) that can result from a single thought. This means it's not your virtue that … Continue reading Different Personality Traits Impact Action Than Inform Perspective
“We need to stop politicizing crime and violence. The Government and Opposition need to put their differences aside and work together to stop the epidemic.” Thus are the cries of our nation. Re: Statement one, absolutely! Re: Statement two, again, absolutely! But be forewarned, their “coming together” won’t yield the benefits you think because neither … Continue reading The Clock Is Ticking for the 11th Victim
I laugh about how we lament selflessness when it means we don’t get our homes broken into and our possessions and economic product snatched from us. Self-interest governs our every action but in such events, we tend to see differently. Why is this an exception to the rule? The thief, or the “criminal” as we’d … Continue reading The Hypocricy Re: Selflessness
Listen: N/A The Flood Lyrics Written by Ervin Welsh We ignore small issues until they rage, unabated, through society like water from a collapsed dam. Then, drowning in repercussions of willful neglect, we wrestle frantically to stay afloat. Shrieks of desperation pierce the open air in search for a saviour. Unsung heroes wrest us from … Continue reading The Flood
If experiences inform beliefs, beliefs attitude, and attitude behavior, what experiences have youth had that lead them to pursue the paths they do? We're all on board with the idea that parents need to parent, but parents alone don't create a child's experiences. How is it possible that society does not cause a child's perception … Continue reading If experiences inform beliefs, beliefs attitude, and attitude behavior…
People aren't influenced by the people around them, they aspire to be and therefore become them.
St. Kitts and Nevis, February 21, 2017 (Positively Inclined): In St. Kitts and Nevis there is a high level of pretense surrounding religion, pretense that is easily noticed by the disadvantaged population. The elder segment of this population accepts its socioeconomic position as “God’s will” and is comforted by the promise of reward in heaven. … Continue reading The Church Is A Disgrace, Just Like the Government
St. Kitts and Nevis, February 15, 2017 (Positively Inclined): We cannot allow this charade the government calls its strategy to reduce crime and violence to continue unchallenged. On Thursday 9th February 2017, the Ministry of National Security held a “National Crime Reduction Symposium”. Press releases preceded it, pomp during it and self praise followed. What … Continue reading A Charade: The Government Is Not Trying to Address Crime and Violence
Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 01, 2017 (Positively Inclined): With six months behind and more work ahead, Positively Inclined founder, Ervin Welsh, shares his optimism about the Federation, with respect to seeing crime and violence remedied. Six months ago, Ervin took the decision to stop working on his company and focus squarely on the issue of … Continue reading Positively Inclined Founder Sees Reason to Smile Despite Ensuing Epidemic of Crime and Violence in St. Kitts and Nevis
When words fall on deaf ears because of a word used among them, we have to question the listener not the messenger.