CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY by T G. MENDES
Stuart Young’s recent resort to the familiar PNM blame game to evade responsibility for his own abject failure to secure the safety and security demanded of his office by the society of T&T is typical.
When, however, in the light of ongoing criminal atrocities, he insists that there is obviously no necessity for him to declare an official state of emergency yet, obviously as a result of his own inadequacy, T&T is already in a self imposed State of Emergency (SoE). The tragedy being that in the ongoing absence of his official declaration the average citizen continues to languish in terror and die at the hands of criminals, devoid of the restraints and protection now so urgently required!
In light, therefore, of events as they continue to unfold daily who can credibly dispute the inescapable evidence that economically, socially, criminally, politically and psychologically, the paradise which was once T&T has since 7/9/15 been languishing in a PNM imposed, yet undeclared, state of emergency? Furthermore, given the quality – or absence thereof – which has permeated the corridors of political power since the aforementioned date, there is unlikely to be any credible prospect of change in any of the aforementioned prior to the General Election of 2020. In the prevailing circumstances, therefore, the only safe prediction post 2020 will be a further descent into complete social anarchy, violence and destruction should those social elements with an obvious death wish succeed in returning the Rowley PNM to power – assuming of course that the T&T which we knew and still love can survive until Rowley decides to summon the electorate!
T&T needs a multi-racial political dispensation
It is now inescapably obvious that national salvation will as a result be possible under neither an Afrocentric PNM nor an Indocentric UNC – despite the high profile evidence in both parties of each other’s races. Clearly, therefore, if T&T is ever to regain and enjoy the peace and prosperity which so many once took for granted, even while it was being destroyed by Eric Williams’ politics of race, it will do so only via the inspired example and leadership of a truly multi-racial political dispensation. Note the term multi-racial cannot in this context exclude any minority with a valid contribution to national improvement – be they descendants of slave masters, slaves or the indentured – so long as they are valid citizens of our twin island state.
Needless to state, in the absence of an independently affluent, effective, caring. compassionate and non racial leader the most effective political dispensation – however.resolute or fearless – will be foredoomed to failure. Furthermore, the said leader, in addition to fearless pursuit of the national interest, must via personal experience be able to interact as an equal with President, Prince or
I know of but one such individual uniquely capable of astutely and compassionately fulfilling all of the above requirements – Do you?