Looking for first world status with an attitude similar to that of zoo animals? What is your view about the way Trinis conduct themselves in public?
Post Date: 18th Dec, 2006 - 9:07pm
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I have thought about these posts for quite some time, the reason I had spend so much time was agonizing over the word Primitive, referred to my people who are reflection of myself. So Am I Primitive?
It was truly hard to remain objective at the same time struggling to fight back the accusation which cannot be true since I know I am not Primitive but, do I come from a primitive society?
What does this question mean to me and in reflection to the behavior and thinking of my fellow Trinidadians?
Does this Question itself have no real direction but to compel a discussion into the behavior of Trinidadians?
Or maybe the person asking the question, perception of Primitive is unrealistic.
In my previous post I stated that I believe that many Trinidadians are immature in their thinking and I still believe this. I will agree that "ignorance" has a big part to play in many attitudes which contributes to that juvenile behavior.
LDS_ what happened with you in that Taxi is unacceptable and I can't think of anyone Trinidadians alike who would condone this behavior if it were to happen to them. Now I completely believe that this behavior can be found in any country which exist today but its not all who behave this way it's a few. And when there is no protection from these individuals it fosters and becomes another issue the State is unwilling to remedy.
I think there are many Individuals in Trinidad who have no morals and don't care much about them. They feel they can do whatever it is they want without consequences. There are no repercussion as well as Cookie had pointed out.
I can understand what LDS is saying by relaying some of her experiences and I would be a fool to deny that exist. I know pretty well they do and its unfortunate that Trinidadians come from such a Rich country but can't move pasted these infantile behavior.
|Well, not all Trinis go to predominantly white neighborhoods abroad. If you notice, there is a large contingency of Trinis in Toronto, New York, Miami, London. Alot of Trinidadians go on "holidays" by their families, who live in those more "caribbeanised" locals. They are still exposed to their "own people", and when they go to shop etc, they stick with their families. This is not to say that they don't meet Caucasians. Of course they do. But its still not as frequent as they would socialize with their own race.|
Birds of a Feather Cookie, this happened to every ethnic groups which migrates to those countries.
Believe it or not, people who migrate to other countries for the purpose of a better life feel more inclined to preserve their cultural identity in a place where it can so easily lost.
Its not that they want to abandon their culture or country but the fact they want a better life. So they create their own "Private Trinidad" which is a reflection of their culture which they brought with them.
This culture then takes on its own identity, its own roots and branches which is a reflection of the old and or new customs and Traditions which those individuals deems necessary to preserve.
I think this is a great thing. I don't live in those predominantly Trinidadian and Guyanese neighborhoods but there is some sort of enchantment associated to these places its similar to the enchantment of returning to my place of birth and homeland!
That's why It's a Salad bowl not a melting pot.
Cookie you have visited the US assuming from you post but there are may neighborhoods with high concentration of a certain ethnic group. Irish, Italian, German, Haitian, Cuban, Mexican, Jamaicans, Indians and so on.
I am sure neighborhoods like these exist for all ethnic groups in those countries you mentioned.
Well, Trini's don't have respect for their country. We wont go to another country and do the same nonsense we do here.
Actually a tiger never changes his stripes, there is some level of assimilation which occurs to individuals who move to another country but its limited and no Cookie, they didn't have to smarten up, they were already intelligent individuals but you know the saying "when in Rome." Its usually the offsprings who become completely assimilate into either an American or Trini-American culture.
Back to the Question at hand, I love my people and take pride in being a Trinidadian but my people don't love themselves or each other. Everyone is worried about the other being better than the other. Here in the States there is little unity between Trinidadians. And Trinidadians admit that too, they have a saying "crab in a Barrel". That I think is Primitive behavior so on some level there are Trinidadians who are capable of being Primitive but there are many Intelligent and Noble Trinidadians who think its time to change somethings and we have to work together to build a better future
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Post Date: 19th Dec, 2006 - 4:53pm
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|Actually a tiger never changes his stripes, there is some level of assimilation which occurs to individuals who move to another country but its limited and no Cookie, they didn't have to smarten up, they were already intelligent individuals but you know the saying "when in Rome."|
I am not quite sure about this statement. Cookie's reply was based on a comment I made about people urinating on walls on a busy road, so are you saying that people who does that could be considered "intelligent" in your books? Not in mine, I think is disgusting.
|That I think is Primitive behavior so on some level there are Trinidadians who are capable of being Primitive but there are many Intelligent and Noble Trinidadians who think its time to change somethings and we have to work together to build a better future.|
Oh, I have no doubts about that. (There are Intelligent and Noble Trinidadians) sadly, those are not usually the ones you meet when traveling on a maxi.
Post Date: 6th Oct, 2007 - 2:20am
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|I've heard that the reason the country of Trinidad & Tobago is backward in so many things is because the thinking or mindset of the people is Primitive where they still live in the days of slavery|
I just wanted to bring some sanity to the original quote. This quote has gone so far from the original statement. Do people REALLY believe that Trinidad
Why are so many people coming here? Why are Trinidadians leaving the "so called" civilized countries for the sanity back home?
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When I read the original post I wondered if Gossip was a plant. Someone purposely planted by the administrators to play devil's advocate just to get on people's nerves. I wondered if she is a real person.
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