It is said that hindsight is 20/20; most people are always ready to help you make the correct decision after the mistakes have been made, the damage have been done and the effects of such are being borne. Unfortunately, this is the point when everyone becomes an expert and is willing to make a contribution as to what could have been done to avoid the consequences of the action or lack thereof.
Recently, I was in a patriotic reflective mode, my mind was stayed on the manner in which the prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines has used his office to facilitate his desire to hold on to power, and to demonstrate the hate he has for the nation of his birth and its people; which is manifested in his effort to keep the island in a state of perpetual election, his public attitude, oral expression and behaviour.
Gonsalves has made a clear line of demarcation between those support him financially; as well as those whom he thinks support him at the polls against the rest of the population. This leads me to ask: Is Ralph Gonsalves the prime minister of the Unity Labour Party and its followers or is he the prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines and the entire population?
From his behaviour, I am convinced that Ralph E. Gonsalves is more concerned with his personal success and the success of his Unity Labour Party rather than with the success of the country: St Vincent and the Grenadines. This is exhibited in the predictably corrupt manner in which the meager resources of the country are being inequitably distributed. This is evident from the appointment of senior officers, to which of the elderly are selected for poor relief (financial assistance to the nation’s poor).
Evidence of this can be seen when you look at the racial slurs made by the head of government, the division between town and country people he instigates and supports, the disrespect and the opposition labels that are placed on people who exhibit some type of professionalism, the replacement of competent government officiasl with incompetent members of his Unity Labour Party; the displacement of Major Leacock, Andrew Cummins, Jennifer Eustace and the hundreds of other people who their quack informant told him did not vote for his political party.
The prime minister is doing all in his power to put one of St Vincent and the Grenadines hardest working entrepreneurs out of business because he (Bigger Biggs) is a supporter of the New Democratic Party. Gonsalves almost single handedly caused the complete ruin of one of St Vincent and the Grenadines national financial institutional treasures; it is alleged that he caused one million plus dollars of his mother’s monies to be withdrawn from the St Vincent and the Grenadines Building and Loan Association, an indigenous financial institution that was experiencing financial difficulties; then he tried to cover up that fact with a phony act of good faith by investing one percent of the quantity withdrawn into the same institution, then he encouraged the foolish poor people of SVG to invest in the business that was about to fall off the cliff of failure, to be trusted with his mother’s money. What a leader!
On the Issue of Obeah
Some months ago, I reviewed the evidence from the allegations where the prime minister was sapped with fresh cow’s milk by pointer Johnny to the hullabaloo that went on at St Benedict Catholic Church in Trinidad and Tobago and other things. I then accused Gonsalves of seeing an unga or a mambo (An unga is the Haitian voodoo priest and a mambo is a voodoo priestess) when he attended the Caribbean heads of government conference in Haiti. I also said, because the devil delights in the pain and suffering of mortals, no request or invocation of the devil is made without some form repercussion. As a result, I predicted illness and or trouble for Gonsalves. I must say that Ralph Gonsalves did a very good job to keep his obeah repercussive illnesses and family troubles under cover.
Out of respect for Ralph Gonsalves’ family, especially his wife and children, I will avoid discussing the sensitive aspects of his life in this public forum, even though the urge to do so is overpowering. However, I will speak about the ulcer he has on his foot that is really affecting not only his health but his state of mind and his general behaviour.
Anyone who is acquainted with obeah and the practitioners of that art will tell you the universal and common repercussion of continually and habitually dabbling in witchcraft is lower extremity ulcers that seem incurable. The potential of developing such ulcers was one of the reasons the art of obeah is now a lost art in St Vincent and the Grenadines; for no one wanted the stigma of carrying around a putrefying sore on their foot, thus being the scorn of the entire neighbourhood as was the custom back in the day.
I just don’t understand the thinking of people such as Gonsalves, for it is easier to be good and do good deeds than to be and to do evil. The effects of doing good is welcomed by all, but the repercussion of doing evil is a heavy weight that must be always carried around. When you do a good deed, everyone is happy; people develop an appreciation, respect and love for you. However, when you do bad things to others, it is a whole other story. First you have to plan how you are going to get away with what you intend to do, if the person retaliate, you need a counter move, then there is the issue of hate that is developed for you, and now you always have to be watching your back and planning for the unknown and there is also the issue of revenge.
Ralph E. Gonsalves, it is much easier to do what is good, what is just, what is true and what is right. Why not put away your hate and spite and try doing what is right even when it is not convenient to do so? That is what a good character is made of. It baffles me to think that an educated man can be so insecure, selfish and small minded to the point where he is willing to destroy an entire nation, its people and its resources to satisfy his lustful greed to remain in power, the preservation for his party and the welfare of his blood family.