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Letter: Is he a paper general? Or a used toilet paper private?
Published on March 8, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

Dear Sir:

I would find it difficult in describing him as any kind of military officer. Because to be such, any taint of cowardice would exclude him from rising through the ranks, even as far as that of a dishonourably discharged private.

Any man that runs a regime, a party, a family, based on lies, worse still as a serial liar, must be and can only be described as a social coward. Such a man is afraid, afraid of truth, and afraid of family and public reaction if he told the truth.

He is known to lie both in and out of parliament, and also to put his name to documents full well knowing even they contain untruth, lies, perhaps even deception.

Unfortunately, when a man recently described him as a “paper general”, that man was running true to his public description as being a decent man. Arnhim Eustace just cannot help himself in being an honest and decent man, a man of honour and a man with decent and honest principles. He would never stoop as low as the “toilet paper private”, he would never call him names that he really deserves and attracts.

This morning as the rain clouds rushed across the beautiful verdant island of Saint Vincent, I lay in a large double hammock and continued reading “The Convivio” by Dante Alighieri. I came across this verse, which I translated as such: “But since everything in itself merits love, and nothing hatred unless malice should overwhelm it, it is reasonable and proper to hate not the things themselves but the malice within them, and to seek to remove it from them.”

In other words, we should not hate the man that administers malice, we should hate the malice. I tried very hard to get my head around that and eventually decided that even Dante can be wrong.

I firmly believe that anyone who likes, loves, adores or even supports another who delivers those things such as spite, malice, hatred, and nastiness to others must themselves be as evil as he. I suppose as Christians we should not hate the perpetrator or those that run with him, but I see no reason why we should not dislike them because, after all, they made a choice, and they know what they do is wrong.

So my advice to Mr Eustace is wait until you get in parliament next and refer to the man as the “toilet paper private”, and even that may be a compliment in his particular case.

"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."

Peter Binose
Self appointed keeper of the whistle, and blowing hard
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It is to be hoped that when Mr. Eustace becomes the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the rule of law is restored, the individual in question will be referred to "the accused" .


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