Sweet little #Barbados has just barely survived a month of shit-mongering from a bunch of uninspired and vision(ary) impaired politicians. #Elections, the season of illogic, ran rampant over us like a bowl of molasses; bet that analogy breaks every oxymoron rule there is.
It was supposed to be a short campaign, there was much to do, but the content and debate and discussion was so mundane and poor I swore it would never end.
Barbados has a new #Government now – the former PM has declared the referendum was not on him or his party’s leadership, but that it was difficult to resist the clarion call for change… What a load of crock!
The people of Barbados wanted to see the ass end of the man and his particular group – but he thinks we only wanted change. When we want change we’ll park in a different spot on mornings, but when we want to send a message we use a ballot. The former government does not realise that they rode to political obscurity on a mule called arrogance. His cabinet had presided over us with little transparency and much vitriol for those who oppose them. Scandal upon scandal was ignored by them; and the capital projects on which their legacy was vested logged over a billion in overruns. And this man believes change was our impetus.
We are a complacent populace, and we have strong faith in whichever party holds government, but we cannot have faith in individuals in whom absolute power has corrupted. How ordinary that the BLP could fall victim to such an obvious pit. I could have listed half of the former ministers that were squatting haughtily on their posts, and you brought the whole sorry lot back to the public for a referendum on their performance. Only arrogance could have so blinded a man once though to be crafty leader.
I am still for a constitutional change to prevent anyone from holding the highest office for more than two terms. I’m also for the day when a politician is once again more than a super-star and a loud talker, but someone for whom #politics is a special calling to support and develop this capital A country and the people within.
To think… we wanted change… of all the %$^#@#%^!