100% not voting for Lovitta Foggo

Ms. Foggo’s comments made at last nights rally are ignorant, racist and stupid. 

“We must hasten to employ measures which ensure that our people and our children know that a UBP vote is a vote back to the plantation. It is a vote that will return the shackles to our feet!”

“It is a vote that will keep us as slaves because the UBP has one aim; to ensure we, the working class, the underprivileged, never get our fair share of that economic pie!  For the UBP, money and wealth is meant only for those that control the economy when slavery was alive and kicking and for the descendants that controls the economy today. Emancipate yourselves!”

Rather than addressing the issues (which I never received a response on) she has resorted to the despicable practice of calling up hatred and racially based ploys to try to rally support.

While I had ultimately decided to reserve my final decision of who I would vote for after firmly reviewing each parties platforms (especially after knowing each party would release them in a semi-reasonable time frame this time around), there is one thing that Ms. Foggo has guaranteed through her comments.

No matter what, I will not be supporting Ms. Foggo on December 18th.  While I have not yet decided if the UBP deserves my support, I would rather spoil my ballot than support such vitriol.

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Find this whole “back to the plantation” thing a sad joke. Always thought she was cool, smart with self detirmination but now see she is just a slave.
“four legs bad, two legs good”, we were better off under Mr Jones.

vanz
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considering over a thousand people were at the rally – i guess u in the minority dp – here’s what thao had 2 say about it: honestly, i’m not entirely sure y’all would really believe or understand how absolutely normal that sentiment is for a whole mess of people on the island. not just rabid/core plp supporters. i’m talking absolutely normal, middle to working class black folk. i’ve heard stuff like that my entire life, from primary school to post-grad to internships at the bank to fulltime employment. teachers, bus drivers, managers, postal workers, pastors, this is how a gang… Read more »

ken
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ken

haha – like you ever had any chance of voting for her in the first place Denis. Give up the drama.
You took one line out of her speech. COnveniently ignoring all the other issues regarding Mini Buses, housing, making St David’s a twin town to St George’s etc. All Ms. Foggo did was give you a reason to explain why you were not going to vote for her in the first place.

Denis Pitcher
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Vanz, I’m not suggesting I don’t understand the reasoning behind it which is largely emotional and not logical. However, what I am suggesting is that I refuse to support it. It’d be like a UBP’er coming out and saying a vote for the PLP is like voting yourself to Zimbabewe. Do some people hold that view? Yes. Is it emotionally based rather than logically based, yes. Is it a fair statement that addresses the issues: no. Would you condone it if a UBP’er said it? I refuse to take the route of voting like my grandmother, my cousins and other… Read more »

Denis Pitcher
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Ken, Feel free to believe what you like as I’ve grown tired of defending my opinions to you. I’ve accepted you as my critic and I welcome your critcism when you can rationally argue a point as Vanz has done above. If you believe I am wrong to condemn ‘back to the plantation’ style rhetoric then go right ahead and plead your case. However, don’t try to paint me with one brush because I don’t condone it when I stand by my principles and take it as a sign of a very poor character of whom I would not want… Read more »

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You are a joke

Funny coming from someone who has never lived like a slave and has probably had many opportunities to help make Bermuda an example of racial harmony for the rest of the world to see. Stop hating white people for what happened in the past and start taking each individual for their unique qualities. REMEMBER that there were white people who helped put an end to slavery too…and that slaves were initially sold by there own people and in Africa slavery still exists between blacks. WHERE SHOULD YOU PLACE THE HATE FOR THAT. I myself have many black friends who have… Read more »

silencedogood
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silencedogood

Vanz comments do a good job of explaining the pragmatic, yet unprincipled, reasons behind Ms. Foggo’s absurd comments, but Denis makes the more important point–the true achievement of the civil rights movement will be when blacks and whites don’t feel the need to consider the candidate’s skin tone because they are focusing on the issues.
These types of comments are completely counterproductive, sad, and desparate. If race is your leading punch in the campaign, you must have nothing else to stand on.

mambo
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mambo

Vanz – just repeating Thao’s illiterate rambling series of non sequiturs doesn’t make it any nore readable, logical or “down with tha kidz” as he so hopelessly tries to be.
Ken – how many ignorant, pandering and vile pieces of bigotry should we overlook to justify a platform of minor administrative achievements? Mussolini drained the marshes AND got the trains to run on time… beat that.

Z.F.O.
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Z.F.O.

I just want to know one thing….
How many of you that are commenting on what Lovitta Foggo said actually heard her say it?
I read through all of the comments and most of you talk about fairness and equality when choosing a political party….bla bla bla….I could go on forever! Just like most of you have.
So, just out of interest how many of you were there when she spoke? I’ll get back to you if you actually heard her. If not shut up cause you are judging Ms. Foggo by what the ultimately bias royal gazette typed about her!

Tryangle
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ZFO: Denis quoted two paragraphs from the speech. Is there relevant text before and or after those lines which would put the quotes in better context?
Even the PLP Website is using the Royal Gazette article as a reference, so if there is another transcript out there I’m sure that many people would like to have heard it (although 3 months later, I wager the interest has diminished to near zero).