A teaching moment
As I fly over Bermuda and look down, I think of Shakespeare’s words: “This precious stone set in the silver sea.”
It has sometimes been less happy on the ground. I was born to Bermudian parents in the United States, so when I came home, immigration officers looked askance at my passport and asked when I became a Bermudian.
On the advice of a lawyer, I had a rubber stamp affixed to avoid that.
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II included You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught, a telling and controversial song, in the 1958 film South Pacific:
“You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
And people whose skin is a different shade,
You’ve got to be carefully taught.”
Considering our dependence on those who arrive to help us, we should not turn the worthy away.
New Haus units offered at below $400,000
HomeSafe Bermuda to expand by Christmas
Bermudians get London training with Kennedys
Barriers quickly erected at Watch Hill Park
CoH critical of reform consultation process
Tourist caught with magic mushrooms
DeSilva accuses Scott of ‘scaremongering’
Young entrepreneurs at fever pitch
Take Our Poll
- "What are your views on anonymous online commenting (trolling)?"
- Helpful to our democracy and needs to continue
- Hurtful to our democracy and needs to end
- Limits the number of people willing to give public service
- An important tool for political parties
- Total Votes: 4508
- Poll Archive