Blog on @timetochangecampaign : “BPD is not ‘attention seeking’ but a crippling mental illness”
“People with BPD often seem to be extrovert with their troubles, which may reflect as ‘attention seeking’ behaviour; I self-harm, I have attempted suicide, I suffer intense feelings and emotions, I am manic or depressed, I cannot compute emotional frustration and I feel like no one loves, likes, understands or cares for me. I’ve been labelled as ‘over dramatic, too sensitive and a nightmare’ and it is a common mistake that I act out when I don’t get my own way, but it is far more complicated than that. I am describing symptoms of BPD, not premeditated behaviour or choice.”
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Though he was generally regarded as a peaceful man who shunned violence, Paul Bogle was a leader and organizer, he spent time in educating and training his followers.
Poverty and injustice in the society and lack of public confidence in the central authority urged him to lead a protest march to the Morant Bay Court-house on October 11, 1865.
For his role in the 1865 Morant Bay Rebellion, he was captured and hanged on October 24, 1865 by the United Kingdom (Jamaica was a British colony at that time), but his forceful demonstration achieved it’s objectives.
It paved the way for the establishment of just practices in the courts and it brought about a change in official attitude which made possible the social and economic betterment of the people.
He was later named a National Hero of Jamaica with the title Rt. Excellent Paul Bogle. He is depicted on the heads side of the Jamaican 10-cent coin. Credit: myislandjamaica.com
They say his picture is inaccurate but does it matter?