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Letter: RIP Keyanna
Published on December 3, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

Dear Sir:

From passing new laws to popping necks, once more the newsfeed is abuzz with reactionary knee jerk recommendations based on nothing but media ignited hysteria and fueled passions.

What killed this child and the one before is the sub-human conditions under which these people live, the lack of real options, the lack of coping skills, their own under-development and devolution, coupled with a scarcity of real leadership and zero representation.

Would killing your child over an argument ever feel like an option to you?

How about killing the child of your current lover's former man?

Could you look at a six-year-old and think of raping its unconscious body?

Do these things even make sense in your head?

This is what we're dealing with in these badly broken, almost completely dysfunctional communities, so tell me, when dealing with people capable of such thoughts and actions, which laws are we going to enact and enforce that could have protected any of these children?

This is not a discussion for the sycophantic, the 'just come' and their tribal supporters, this latest tragedy once again brings the hopelessness of the experiment of the at risk communities as created and controlled voter blocks into stark contrast.

Security professionals would tell you and psychologists would agree, until we redevelop the communities into functioning neighborhoods built up of families to function as crucibles of nurturing and development NOTHING can fix this.

The solution lies in providing these people with real leadership, real family focused and supported by government policies, real personal developmental options, hope and opportunity for parents and their young ones.

It will take relocating and rehousing, razing the ghettoes to the ground, breaking up the gangs and empowering the families.

It is going to take a nationally supported social intervention to undo the damage and redevelop the people.

So yes it can be fixed and I am willing to have that conversation, but don't pretend that this is some magical disease that just appeared. This is the result of failed human control policies gone hopelessly awry, and unless we deal with it from that position, all your talk will be talk for talking sake...

Phillip Edward Alexander
Social and Political Activist
Trinidad
 
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Comments:

Helen Grenade:

Ladies and Gentlemen, where is the vision that Keith Mitchell had put forward throughout his campaign, where is the clear vision for where our country needs to go, and why has he not implemented that vision?

Every Government has an obligation to create a safe country where prosperity is shared and there's opportunity for all. Mitchell cannot do the job that he was elected to perform, he can't deliver,situations in Grenada will not get better any time soon under this Government, he should resign immediately and allow someone else to take over the reigns.

I will repeat A Vision I had again: "As I was walking up the Street, I could see a wooden bus approaching in the distance, traveling at-break-neck speed, the Bus is Leaning on one of its side, I immediately moved out of the way of the oncoming bus,the driver was reckless and careless, As I continued to look, I can see the Driver, it was Keith Mitchell, the Bus crashed and the damage was disastrous"

The dream/Vision is quite simple, any day, the Mitchell NNP Government will crash, it will fall and the only person responsible for the impending disaster of his government and political party is Keith Mitchell himself. He told too many lies and he made too many false promises. God hate a liar.


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