Monkey see, Monkey do & Donkey (Logic) follows!
It has been wisely said, he who can builds (and make things) and he who cannot destroys what others make. Sounds familiar? It has to as it is the modus operandi of the PNM and it has been in existence since Eric Williams days.
You see the train as a means of commerce and inter-island communication was recognised by the British in India centuries ago, accepting that if it were to reach the Indian citizenry in the nooks and crannies of that vast country, a train service was the perfect way to do so. That genius of an idea that was born so long ago exists today centuries later and is the mode of transport for millions of Indians who commute from here to there as they undertake life’s journey.
The Railways of America are credited with the discovery of that country’s heart and soul by many who ignore Columbus as the man who first did so. A train journey is not only about getting from one place to another, it is so romanticized, that epic books and movies of such an odyssey have been made and are regarded as classics of life at its transcendental best.
Thus having said so, one has to wonder why in Williams’ “wisdom” he thought it an act of great Biblical achievement equivalent to the parting of the read sea to dismantle the train service in Trinidad? In retrospect and from the pen of the historian, the question will always be, was his Oxford PhD a bogus qualification – especially now that it’s proven that his Capitalism and Slavery theory that England amassed its wealth from its exploitation of the Caribbean was fanciful academic sleight of hand, and that it was the British Raj which provided the wealth of the Mother country, not the West Indies.
So Williams’ claim to fame was the scrapping of the train and his importation of the voting machine and illiterate small islanders to cast their vote multiple times.
Having committed his treasonous acts, what was left for his successors to destroy? Just the PNM party itself was left for Chambers and he almost did it – but saved by PNM Robinson so that Manning could have something to make his own claim to fame as another PNM destroyer.
We all know what Manning destroyed: the sugar industry which Williams said made England wealthy, Manning shut it down as if the industry was on his father’s land and that he had other plans for it. But those who destroy have no plans other than to see things become wasted to the ground, a virtual example of the day after Armageddon.
And the slippery slope down the abyss is completed by Rowley as he got the jewel in the crown to dismantle. We were once little America via our sugar and oil industries. Manning got rid of the sugar and now Rowley in his notorious donkey logic has got rid of Petrotrin and via his deadly, inept Covid policies hundreds of lives have been destroyed; so from industries to citizens, death rides roughshod over this land.
Finally, while Guyana kept its sugar and now has gas and oil (and remembering Rowley doesn’t beg) we the people are left to do something, you know, late as it is. Rather than wait to sing for the country the funeral dirge, rock of ages, why not consult Gonzalves nemesis whose throw was a classic example of a rock for all ages?