In the natural science of moving on one would have expected to be in a better place and loving it. But, for years now St Lucia is witnessing a reversal.
Of late, action words such as dream, vision, strategy and direction, including a stalled development plan for the island is all of a sudden the new ABCs of politicians.
These active words are not devoid of meaning. They should have been carried into an active operational theatre many moons ago. But human nature being varied and complex have allowed the politics of musical chair representation to take hold.
In recent times, the “University of the Market Steps” (the home of the SLP) has lost what was left of any semblance of relevance. And replaced with “Mickey Mouse” displays, that are more conducive for pre-school and “Sesame Street” playtime.
On the other hand, the charade of artificial offerings, have taken advantage of a depressed livelihood and a people struggling, to find a formula to sustain life. Even so, the vortex of mindlessness has perhaps resurfaced to permeate the non-acceptance of responsibility, and the gauche option of the main opposition political party to change, through old fashion backroom deals and armchair politics.
This has given rise and emboldened subconsciously new aspirants to become gracious liabilities, towards more erroneous calibration. In accordance with a brand of political and economic activity, that, if allowed to advance may be able to enhance the opportunities for cronyism and nepotism.
At any rate, history has the ability to unmask in time, the pretence that is on national display in the name of humanity and nationhood. However, in the interest of time, the subconscious state of mind that is filled with dreams or is it, pipe dreams and is expected to roll out in fourth quarter of the SLP administration should wake up with a more practical vision and do it now – instead of letting the people and country suffer.
Why not moving on NOW to somewhere NICE and meet the needs of the people of St Lucia, since a new ALBA and Petro-Caribe ambassador has been appointed, and remain conspicuously nameless to the vast population. Talk about clandestine… Sheee! But what’s new.
Weekly constituency conference has taken over like the hand to mouth economy, leaving the people to fend for themselves in a dangerous political game of servant and master.
Perhaps Charley Reese in the US newspaper the Orlando Sentinel is on target when he insisted that “Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.”
And now with very little left in the basket to offer; it’s time to move on to another weekend political party conference for more colorful headlines, chicken and rum, and Quick Quack… stories in the heritage town of Soufriere.
Hello, did someone say, where de jobs, jobs, jobs and better days that was the Holy Grail of mantras. Has that moved onto elsewhere? The people of Soufriere are still waiting, hoping and praying that trickledown economics is alive and well.
It is my hope that the SLP top brass will display their benevolence and do what was promised and delivered the better days on Sunday October 13 and save me and others some barrels from England?
Baring such, while en route to Soufriere do enjoy a stopover at the hot springs. Your choice of craters is as good as mine! We’re getting there.
And before I forget, is there going to be the usual barrel concession this Christmas, and when will the season open? Please, madame guest speaker, that’s not too much to ask for, not when the theme this weekend is “Moving on We’re getting there.”
I’m lost. Who are the we’re? A whisper will do?
Bagaii La Belle