Mature lads like me are amazed at how easily Allen’s UWP is left bare, exposed to air, like a chicken coop taken to the slaughterhouse. I say this to illustrate what I see taking place in a party that had such high hopes for its fluffy political leader.
Last week, a few seasoned party members were wondering why Allen’s UWP was behind the scenes pushing to march on December 10, Human Rights Day in Micoud, and to have a political meeting that same evening on the William Peter Boulevard in Castries. But to much amazement, the authorities somehow caught up with the phony strategy of a few political dinosaurs who were seeking to draw political attention -- much like tantrum kids ahead of Christmas.
My information is that the usual suspects and the cheerleaders were trying to make an impression on their new Santa Claus (the SLP has one already), hoping to get their gifts and to attend activities on December 13 national day, and Christmas shopping! My comrade looked at me with much laughter: what do you expect, when Allen Chastanet is pressured by political chickens like Felicia Brown of Caribbean Mentorship, who is not doing a good job at camouflaging her politics, on issues of bullying, peace ambassador, feminist issues and human rights. Alongside UWP deputy political leader Dr Gail Rigobert, who is by the same token a political novice and the foreign affairs advisor to Allen’s UWP.
Human Rights Day and other critical social issues in Saint Lucia are too important to have novices misuse these issues for political gain!
Another phony strategy is Elijah Anatole, Allen’s UWP communications and strategy manager. Absent from the last press conference, he seems to have vanished into the wilderness. I have not seen or heard of any substantive communication strategy to date. Unless the issuing of new LIME cell phones to the leadership of the UWP in 2014 is his recommendation! The next recommendation may very well include a new roof from Caribbean Metals on these cell phones with the help of the NSA. This may help stop the leaks, I suppose.
Sadly, the UWP is beginning to tumble in its political immaturity. The juvenile makeup of the leadership is like a headless chicken, and the decision making is reactionary, corresponding with Allen Chastanet’s history.
The memory of Allen Chastanet seems impaired, just like when he was in government. He was unable to remember where he was, what day it was, and who did what, in relation to the Tuxedo Villas affair, his EC$50,000 dollar phone bills, frequent flier miles and the terrible deals he signed onto, including the Black-Bay lands and the Daher Building.
I have been thinking what’s the matter with all this phony noise by Allen Chastanet to the news that Kenny Anthony will be moving his office and other government offices to the former Golden Hope Hospital location. I wonder if is a case of who’s going there first, when politicians from both the SLP and the UWP should all be at the Golden Hope Hospital, receiving psychiatric care.
That would help Allen Chastanet remember, as tourism minister, his stand on minimum wage increase for Saint Lucian workers, including his exclusive stand towards locals and the tourism industry. Film at 11.
While Allen Chastanet is making phony noise all over the place, he continues to live large, helping the rich and well connected get richer. He speaks from both sides of his mouth, faster than his brain can comprehend. The attributes of a snake oil salesman helping to oppress the majority of Saint Lucians to remain at the bottom and struggling to make ends meet.
Not to be outdone in this phony strategy is the well choreographed and favourable Calabash TV programme, Mr Chairman. The very capable cheerleader Mary Polius was behind the curtain pulling strings and screening phone calls, while the moderator Dave Samuels (we all know where he stands) behind him, not her, interviewing Michael Chastanet. I understand that things will get more interesting if the phony strategy continues, in the belief that a dynasty will be recreated with Michael Chastanet’s interest in the Central Castries or Vieux-Fort South constituency, at the next general election.
I trust that this will not result in a more embarrassingly episode to revive the slavery and colonial rule of Saint Lucia, when only a handful of families owned and governed Saint Lucia.
I can only hope that such manipulation will not come to pass twice in my lifetime. With any luck, and at my age, I would prefer a natural strategy that would allow me to return to my creator.