The rulers do everything they can to keep the nation together. It’s just that they don’t have the tools. Instead, they use coersion. Unmoved, and inspired in particular by the Rastas, people in Jamaica are constantly questioning government.
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Survival. From the LP ”Survival”, Island Records, 1979.On the streets in Kingston, everybody knew that the lyrics were meant for the increasingly unpopular prime minister, Michael Manley: ”How can you be sitting there / telling me that you care?”