|Letter: How to drive the PM of SVG mad|
|Published on October 15, 2013||
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In St Vincent and the Grenadines, every breath of life appears to be centred upon the prime minister, the honourable Ralph E. Gonsalves. Open the weekly newspapers and his name takes centre stage. Listen to the local radio stations where the comrade is either being vilified or deified. Read the online blogs concerning SVG and the name Ralph Gonsalves has a permanent presence. Speak to Vincentians at home or abroad and the subject always boils down to what Ralph is or is not doing in SVG. Amidst all of this babble, the PM basks in the promotion. The question is: Could the PM live without all of this attention? Perhaps not!
So I wonder what would happen if the PM should lose this front stage? What if the bloggers on CaribbeanNewsNow.com, the writers in the Vincentian, Searchlight, and the News, the hosts of the non-ULP oriented radio stations in SVG; and others in the news reporting and analysis business were to consciously downplay and either avoid promoting the name Ralph Gonsalves?
Me tink, de PM would go stark raving mad! In fact, he wud call up his lawyers and ask them to sue everybody for using the name and living in the state of SVG without acknowledging that he is front and centre of the nation. In his paternalistic mind, this would be the ultimate insult!
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Allan Standing Tall Palmer:
Vincy Vin, I agree with you some what however, I of the opinion that Gonsalves kicks himself in the ass each time a negative tweet is spilled about him. He gets head ache and hates any negative word that is spoken about him especially the word of truth that cast him in the light he deserves.
It is good to hear from you my Vinci pal.
Allan Standing Tall Palmer:
Vin the only person who will derive any benefit if we all were to follow your suggestion is king S??? Foot man Ralph Gonsalves himself; him and him only. Do you know who will suffer? The entire population of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This is so because Prime Evil Gonsalved will not have anyone to call him out on the rapes when he commit them, when he undertakrd fool-proof projects when he chat his dog dodo (shit) insult the community etc. this man will have an uninterfere rule of evil and that is what the bastard child of two uneducated potogee wants....
Vin although we know retribution is waiting to throw a good whipping on his and his children's backside we must save Vincentian some unnecessary suffering.
Yes Gonzie love the attention but the bastard is kicking himself in the backside when he reads this.....
EASE UP on the naked PERSONAL attack, Brother Palmer.
Blast your political/ideological nemesis as much as your want, in strongest verbal or journalistic terms. But, still strive to maintain some modicum of respect for any human being AS A HUMAN BEING, even if of the worst sort.
Above all, heavily criticize "the MAN", but, ALWAYS REMEMBER TO RESPECT THE OFFICE.
We ought to hold the office, per se, as inviolable.
Respect the office, though sharply critiquing the TEMPORARY holder - - - should they deserve it.
Lift the standard of debate and discourse, Bro.
I saw this fine article by the Vinci, and was biding my time to budget a bit for a thinking reply. Which hopefully shall follow. But, I felt impelled to delay my upcoming post-grad mentoring task this evening 5.59 pm, Thursday, 17th October, in order to encourage, nay PUSH my colleague Allan to REMEMBER to "Stand Tall". 'Nuff respect, brethren, and all my Vinci 'Potogee' relatives, friends, acquaintances, maybe ancestors [COREA/CASSON ggg grandmother?], and THE MAN, my nemesis 'imself.
Allan, my dear Vincy Brother:This too shall Pass". Certainly you appear to have good cause for being angry with the PM and having knowledge of his reaction to criticisms of his actions. But think about it: " wouldn't you be better off if you could channel your attention to discussing ideas and writing publications aimed at furthering the development of our country?" I will buy the first copy of: Ideas for the Socio-Economic Development of Hairouna by Allan Palmer. Don't keep us waiting too long because you have great ideas that need a larger audience.
But Allan me also tink dat your response is aimed at heating up de debate. Not to wurry me no kay.
And Steve, you are so right "we must respect the office". As to the Potogee relatives you should also add the potogee/Scottish/African/Indian callaloo. I am quite familar with the names and see them in the same boat with the Huggins/Morris/Johnson/Cupids/Grahams/ Samuel/et al of English/Irish/ welsh/ and other origins. But in the final analysis we have to keep our eyes on the country/nation as the domain of all Vincies rather than the sole proprietorship of a single leader. And when so much attention is focussed on one person (whether good or bad) we forgo opportunities for pursuing other alternatives for national prosperity.
Allan Standing Tall Palmer:
Vin and Steve underscore Huggins you guys are right,withyour opinion, however I have or hold no regrets....I hope the other Vincentian Portuguese do not tnink thst I was attacking them, however my opinion was directed at the Gonsalves who have shamed his community....
It took a real man and a leader of very high potential to do that, Bro. Allan. Actually, my ears perked up when I saw the reference to the parents. They ARE/WERE educated in the right ways available in our St.Vincent in their time. "Institutional" education is not all. Yes, not even all that it is hyped up to be. Look what 'book sense' did to their objectively IGNORANT Castroite COPYCAT COMMUNIST doctrinaire ideologue of a son. Book-ication aint all. He swallowed the ideological clap-trap of those ignorant fanatical Leninist cadres in Jamaica - - - HOOK, LINE AND SINKER. Note his foolish melt-down puking his ideologically blinded IGNORANCE on that sister Journalist in Grenada recently. Even my Third Form beginner Principles of Business students could have taught him better. What disgraceful display of fanatic, hubristic ignorance. Communist breeds ignorance.
Of course, I feel for the constant politically inspired harassment and actual persecution that you, Allan, have been reporting to us over time. Yet, I urge and counsel you to keep your cool. What did Vin say, "Time and twine . . ."?
The brother Jimmy Cliff chants TIME WILL TELL...
My estimation and admiration has grown tremendously, SVG patriot. I genuine admire your courage and humility. The signs of true charisma. Not like the duplicitous political charlatans, political coco-bay, such as our political nemesis, the neo I-Man-I.
The OFFICE that he currently illegimately commandeers, nevertheless represents the People and State of SVG, no matter how undeservedly.
However, look at WHO GOT AIDS ??? in SVG on the Vincy Kallaloo site and you will decipher what I have attempted to do, here.
Nuff respect to my re-confirmed Vincentian brother, Allan, Vinci Vin, and all the brethren who are of West Indians of good will.
SVG, we all love you. Peyi nous tout!