I really admire how easily the PNM and their financiers have taken charge of this country and the scholarship brigade are helpless. The scholarship brigade does not seem to have a clue and how can they? Not even two of these bright minds can have a dialogue, far more a dozen or two hundred to develop a movement.
What is it we are struggling for? It certainly cannot be hampers because not every one is in need of hampers. If the scholarship brigade has to organize, they must offer a reason or cause to rally around. It certainly cannot be a particular race, or religion or political ideology. I think it must be social justice and equal opportunity. Are we ready for social justice and equal opportunity? Wouldn’t that prevent our brothers and sisters from getting appointments? And what about my dunce children and grandchildren? How are they going to compete for their roti?
Are we going to continue to allow the 1% to dominate the economy? Are we going to ignore the current advantage they have as suppliers of goods and services to the state? But my son is the CFO of one such company. Such an action would hurt him.
And what about the new cars that the 1% showcases and the bank provides the loan? That is a facility that helped me to earn my luxury vehicles. I am not interested in any foreign used vehicle that had already made 200 km in Japan. I am not prepared to go to the Bamboo looking for foreign used parts and sitting by a mechanic every weekend. I leave that for Hanoman and them boys. I deserve the best!
And we need not talk about Swadeshi or buy local when my family like peaches, dates, apples and grapes. My children cannot eat tilapia and guabin. They like pink salmon and lobsters and I am not going to sacrifice their taste buds to suit anyone. I don’t eat cassava…it too dry and rides my stomach!
I am comfortable siting in my library writing my protest letters against these lousy politicians and that is enough. I don’t have time for mobilizing any ground support. I think that was in the era of Gandhi and Basdeo Panday. Now your can win an election by running a zoom and posting two articles on Face Book, make a spin, mix a cup of coffee, take a sip, cuss Kamla, scratch your balls and hope that the PNM government would fall.
So, the big lesson we must know is that Face Book is the new theatre of war today. You need not talk to your neighbour because they may have some real bad attitude that I cannot bear. Can your work as a street captain? I doubt it…me and them people don’t get along. What about your neighbours? No. I don’t talk to them!
No need for objectives and goals in this struggle. We don’t need any strategy because what we are doing is working- cuss Kamla and Rowley and scratch our balls…that is the strategy to win government.
And if you wear jacket and tie you need not change it…you can go to bed with it and wake up in it. If you have a professional qualification, you have all right to crow about it; and even your mother must address you properly…Professor! … you deserve that!
As for culture? Well, we should not raise that issue because it too controversial! I think you right…we will have to continue with Bob Marley. We must not allow anyone to wear a dakshiki or kurta on the platform? That is backwardness…we have to put an end to this Indian and African back to roots none sense. Jesus and Amen will suffice!