I am between the proverbial rock and a hard place. I believe that St. Vincent and the Grenadines needs a break, a fresh new breeze. For too long there has been a one sided affair in the country. It is only one set of people that has been benefitting from the much touted progress and development in the country.
Keith Joseph was correct when he surmised that some ULP supporters are not concerned about whether their own mother, father, brother, or sister eat. They only care about themselves while they eat from the fatted calf.
Where do we go from here? The NDP is saying that they are the party of choice and hope. The truth is that many Vincentians are wary of the NDP. The party seems to be lacking the oomph to really propel themselves into governance even after close to 20 years in the wilderness.
For me, even if it is to allow another set of people to ‘profit from the treasury’, I would like the NDP to win the government. But Oh gosh, I cannot begin to ponder in my mind an opposition party led by its internet crazies in key positions in government and across our communities.
The daily hate and vitriol being spewed on social media suggest to me that the likes of Luzette King, Magaret London, Travis Harry, the Movement, Jeffrey Providence, Marlon Bute, Adrianna King, Vynette Fredericks etc are vexatious in spirit.
The NDP has not learnt its lesson after all these years. If the party takes a positive approach to its campaign without name calling, public shaming, and general gutter politics generally, it will show cautious, independent voters and wavering ULP supporters that it does intend to govern sensibly.
However, the proof of the pudding is in the eating and I am sorry for the other 50 per cent of the country who is trapped in poverty because they are perceived NDP and/or not part of the social elites who are benefiting.
Maybe the best thing the country can do for itself is to reject the NDP once more so they can learn [for once and for all hopefully] that we want to vote for change but not for those who you are in bed with.
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