REALLY?? FRICKIN REALLY???!
There are days and times when I am amazed by the beauty and brilliance of my people.
And then there are days like these … when I wonder what happened to common sense, intelligent thoughts and really, really bad decision making skills.
No I’m not just shooting off at the mouth. I am going somewhere with this. There is actually a method to my madness.
I am actually speaking of the Leave of Senses currently being articulated by the Leadership of my party regarding my hometown – Diego Martin Central – and our representative for the past seven years, Dr Amery Brown. Doc, as he is known in these parts, and beyond, is a ground roots man … a man of the people, who happily picked up the mantle of representation seven and a half years ago, ad has done just that – REPRESENTED Diego Martin Central (DMC) in the best possible way. Doc has, on more than one occasion, left his home and family undone, to be at DMCs beck and call be ye PNM, UNC PP, whatever ... once you need him he puts on his cape, and gets the job done. He has been there in fire and in flood, in displacement and in the basic needs of our people, in our as well, in rallies and in meetings case in point, at the Tru Valu car park in Diamond Vale on the night when his son was about to be born. As our Member of Parliament, he has gone above and beyond any written or recorded description.
And herein lies my confusion. How is it that a working MAN OF THE PEOPLE is now being ungratefully ad UNCEREMONIOUSLY KICKED TO THE CURB?!! And why are we sitting by on our hands and doing nothing about this?
Dr Eric Williams – the founder of the PNM and the father of our nation – was a man of PRINCIPLE, of JUSTICE n of PEACE. He founded the PNM as a platform for right, and truth … for the people who believed and still believe that hard work, truth and Pride in Self and Country had its own reward.
How then are we able to abide with the few who represent the many and LET THEM LEAVE DOC (note the similar nickname with greatness) IN THE DUST? And should we allow this to happen then what example are we setting for the youth of DMC and the nation? We have long told them that hard work and enterprise is the way to gain respect, office and the ear of their peers and the nation?
If it is that Doc has done all of the above and then some, and he is now being disregarded, is it that the rules have changed?
We bemoan the generations behind us for wanting everything, and wanting it yesterday ... yet a man who is a living breathing example of a Principled and Purposeful life is treated like just so much garbage what example are we setting?
Is it that we are now saying that get in, get rich and get out is the new status quo - a la the PP?
I need to state here that I am a Proud, Card Carrying red-brown & yellow bleeding, Balisier-scar-healing member of the Peoples National Movement. I attest that I could not wait to get my first National ID Card so that I could dip my finger for the Party, because I will forever be grateful for all that was done for me, for the equal paying field that Dr Eric Williams opened up for all of us, be it educational, professional, tertiary education or employment opportunities. I believe in the basic principles and tenets of the Party, and I believe as well, that the PNM is the only true political party in Trinidad and Tobago and are therefore uniquely qualified to run this country. Now, don’t get me wrong --- we too have our problems. Nobody and nothing is perfect, but God.
That being said, you cannot at this point of my life dress a pig in a suit with a Balisier tie and tell me to vote PNM.
I’m a grow ass woman who has been observing all that has been taking place with the executive of DMC, their web of lies and deceit, their need for control and their inability to get Doc to follow their vindictive agenda, and I am not prepared to sell my soul and conscience for my party card. I am not prepared to take leave of my common sense to prove Party loyalty. My loyalty is to the one who serves and to the party that has been served, not to this unrecognizable band of sycophants who have axes to grind and scores to settle and are bleeding the good in order to advance an embrace the malleable and mal-intended.
I’m not the only one who feels this way, but I may be the only one who is willing to speak up and that’s fine too.
It is interesting that our current leadership is willing to lend an ear to people whose intent is indeed questionable, but ignores the voice of the grass root movement.
Woe be on to those who see the wrong and sign on to their page.
Humility has gone out the window … along with patience, sensibility, and on some level, justice.
My PNM people – wake the hell up, and see the not-so-hidden agenda that is playing out before out eyes. It is happening in the daylight, so don’t wait to look for it by candlelight!
Stop the insanity… end the maliciousness and BRING BACK MY PNM!!!