Forrester Carroll writes on BP

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Dear Editor,

The evidence is now irrefutable, that to be a part of Hubert Ingraham’s inner circle (cabinet) one has to agree to castration; and to personally delivering his severed testicles to the king (Hubert) in a sealed plastic bag. Branville McCartney, apparently, refused to comply, as required, and so he is out. What the young minister didn’t realize (and no one told him) is that in agreeing to become a member of Ingraham’s cabinet, one is duty bound to abandon any ideas he may have of operating with any degree of independence. It didn’t occur to him (and no one told him) that in the Ingraham cabinet, ministers are not permitted to think for themselves; that what Ingraham tells them, is what they are required to do; and how he tells them to do it, must it be done, no questions asked. No one told Bran that Ingraham does all the thinking for his ministers and for his cabinet; that’s just the way it is. The young minister (ex) didn’t have a clue that the entire cabinet was made up of eunuchs; Ingraham being the chief of them all, having himself been castrated of his independence, his pride and his dignity, by his Bay Street masters, on assuming leadership of the UBP/FNM, prior to the 1992 general elections. He (Ingraham) is nothing more than a glorified puppet, in the service of his Bay Street masters- an “Uncle Tom” of the first order, if you will.

While I maintain a degree of admiration for the former junior minister of immigration, for not allowing himself to be further humiliated and abused, I deplore his duplicity which dominated his lengthy press statement, published on Monday 1st March. What does it mean when he says (on the one hand) quote; “The factors that motivated this, run the full gamut of issues and emotions; some more compelling than others. In the forefront are my feelings of stagnation and inability to fully utilize my political potential at this time…it is also my belief that our current political system is headed in the wrong direction…respect must be the order of the day no matter your political persuasion” unquote. McCartney, in his statement as well, referred derogatorily to 20th century ideas prevailing within the political system. Did you think Sir that we (the public) would be too stupid to understand that you could only be making these, indictable references about Hubert Ingraham and his FNM Administration? I ask this question because further along in your statement you contradicted yourself by promoting the dictator and his government, as being the best for the country at this time, and you seem willing to readily pledge and assure both, of your unwavering support. If I didn’t read what you said for myself, I would never have believed that you could pretend such double-mindedness. This is the point at which I lost a degree of respect for your manhood. McCartney obviously doesn’t mean or believe what he said, but felt he had to say it, (at the expense of prostituting himself even) in an effort to keep his options open, in the FNM, in the event of a come back to fight another day. I must tell you though, Mr. ex-junior minister, there are no more days for you in the FNM. One thing is for sure and that is, (and I predict without any fear of contradiction) that as long as Hubert Ingraham has anything, at all, to do with the FNM, you Sir are finished. If you are really entertaining thoughts of a come-back, in that organization, you might as well put that baby to sleep and try and maintain-in tact-the little dignity you have left. You are not the first to resign from Ingraham’s cabinet to pursue the ambitious notion of a leadership challenge and, just like your predecessors; you will not be permitted to succeed either. What makes you think that you are any smarter than Algernon Allen, Tennyson Wells and or Pierre Dupuch? All of whom were cut down to size, by the Dictator, and made to bite the dust disgracefully, I might add.  You’ve got to know how the game is played, mister, and you’ve got to know with whom you are dealing. Ingraham is not interested in your talents-he never is; what he wants and craves for, from those he puts in positions, is total subservience. Ingraham’s price, when appointing persons to these positions, is total servitude; nothing less.  He gets off on, seemingly, and enjoys knowing that his appointees owe him their very livelihoods. I believe, implicitly, that Occultism plays a major role in the affairs of the leadership of the Free National Movement and I am convinced, beyond much doubt that, Hubert Ingraham is the chief Celebrant. How else can it be explained that Dr. Duane Sands, an eminent cardiothoracic surgeon, seems quite prepared to fight tooth and nail, and sacrifice a half million dollar-a-year income, to become a possible member of Ingraham’s cabinet, where his maximum yearly earnings would not exceed 20% of that figure?

It just makes no common sense to me; and so my conclusion is that he must have been put under a magic spell of some kind.
But let’s get back to the matter at hand; the resignation of the state minister for immigration, from the Ingraham cabinet. It is my considered opinion that the minister resigned as a result of a falling out with his leader; notwithstanding the flimsy excuses he gave in his press release. He could no longer, I submit, work under conditions where he could not make simple decisions without having them rescinded, by Ingraham or his surrogate Brent Symonnette, and where many times he only learned about his  being overruled through the media. Ministers don’t just resign for no good reason; when they do, it is either that they are being promoted to a higher position or because they have been given an ultimatum to resign or be fired. I suspect the latter in the case of Mr. McCartney.  I put it to the ex-junior minister that he grew tired of Ingraham’s bull crap; he could no longer deal with the humility, the disrespect and the subjugation of being given a portfolio but not the authority to perform his duties. His and Ingraham’s relationship became strained, as a result, and the bubble just burst. The former minister (it is widely reported) was never consulted, neither was he aware, about the removal of Mr. Bowe from the immigration department to the defense force; nor was he forewarned of the release and conditions of release of the 115 illegal Haitians from the detention center; neither was he consulted, in advance, on the decision to deny approval of Mr. Hannes Barbak’s work permit. Additionally, he was furious at Ingraham’s response to the press with respect to the Inagua “tent city” suggestion, as opined by Mr. Jack Thompson, when he reminded the reporters (as if we don’t know) that he is the prime minister and not Branville McCartney and not Jack Thompson.

From this day forth-I’ll assure the ex-minister; and until he finally gets fed up and resigns from the FNM altogether -Mr. Branville McCartney will be targeted, picked on and treated like a leper. He will be shunned by all in the FNM who, heretofore, he thought were his friends. He will not find it very comfortable co-existing in that organization, as he has in the past.  His now former colleagues will not want to be seen around him anymore, for fear of risking the wrath of the Dictator (Ingraham). They will avoid him like the plague; why? Because they are gutless and because they realize that, to keep their jobs, they are obliged to kiss Ingraham’s behind twice a day-(Monday through Saturday)-and ten times on Sundays. Carl Bethel was a good example of that “kiss-Ingraham’s-behind” mentality, as we all witnessed his over zealous carrying-on, during the mid-term budget debate in the Hon. House of Assembly last week. He reminded me of the jack-in-box tale, while jumping up and down so often during the presentation by the Hon. Alfred Sears, that even the speaker got tired and weary of him and instructed him to sit down; that he had no point of order, many times. I submit that the only thought/question lurking in Ingraham’s mind, at the moment, is; “How in the hell do I go about destroying this little peep-squeak, upstart?”

I read with interest the front page story, in the Tribune today(Wednesday March 3rd )and I saw where they’ve(Ingraham’s FNMs goons) started already attacking Branville; I wish to assure him of one thing, that it will get worse before it gets any better. In an FNM council meeting held last week, it was reported that Branville was their only topic of discussion. He was accused for the FNM’s failure to secure the seat in Elizabeth; having lost the polling division (number 11) assigned him during the campaign. All they need, Mr. junior minister (ex) is an excuse; and any old one will do, so long as they are able to harass you right out of the FNM, at the end of the day.

The PLP’s national chairman was quite right to regard the minister’s resignation as an indictment of Ingraham’s volatile leadership style and, as he said, should be a source for serious concern by all Bahamians. All I can say is that Ingraham must have studied Adolf Hitler, Idi Armin, Stalin and Italy’s Mussolini in order to develop his unique style of dictatorship-he is a damn dictator, no question about that. If the truth were known, not a single one of those puppets hanging around him would have anything good to say about him, if we were able to isolate and talk with each of them privately. But they all act like frightened little sissies, who should be wearing women’s underwear instead of men’s jockeys.

The leader of the PLP has already extended the olive branch to Mr. McCartney and so the only thing I wish to say further is, continue to hang around those cut throats, if you must my brother; for as long as you feel you must,  but when you would have had enough of their crap (and I know the time will come when you will have had enough) the door to the fold of the PLP will be wide open for you; as it is for Dr. Rollins; Cassius Stuart and any one else.

Thank you
Forrester J Carroll J.P
Freeport, Grand Bahama
8th March 2010.

  • 2 cents

    lol! Homosexual for the poster of this Obviously you have a “Hard On” for the man.”? Come again lying imposter What’s in a name? No truth to you. How about holding your revered government accountable? “Jealous” and “Hard on” sound like some B…ch mess. Maybe Papa got some of the FN Men balls in his bag of tricks that you  wish to suck on?

  • @ 2cents,or should I say 2 sense.My goodness, talk about juvenile and ignorant. What about this piece of SH**, that you write: ‘You couldn’t even refute that Papa is an ugly mean little man who got the FN Men acting like a bunch of scared little boys with no balls.’

    There sure seems to be a lot of interest in FNM’s private parts. Sounds like a bunch of homosexuals, who writing all this crap.

    What about offering some solutions. There can only be one Government at a time people. Right now it is the FNM.

    If you don’t have a sensible solution to offer to the things that may be wrong in this little town, then shut the hell up.

  • truth or consequ

    You Jackasses on this blog who are attempting to defend that Bay Street puppet you call your prime minister-please give it up. Do you even have a clue as to what is going on in this country? I doubt it very seriously. The rats are hoarding the cheese my brothers and sisters. What do you call it when Ingraham takes $40 million from national Insurance to construct two office buildings-one in Freeport and the other in Abaco-which we really don’t need? I submit the one in Freeport was given to provide a big job for FES Construction, a company in which it is alleged that Ingraham, your prime minister, is a major shareholder. Since you FNM Apologist  are so defensive of your PAPA Ingraham, ask him why is he spending $19 million for an office complex which we don’t need? Ask him that when all the government departments move out of the present national Insurance building into the new one that is now being built, who will move into the offices in the old national Insurance; ask him, will they remain empty? It makes no sense. What is needed in Freeport is a hospital and the PLP will build that. The PLP acquired the property and left the architectural drwaings for the hospital  in place but like national health insurance, Ingraham ditched them.

  • 2 cents

    I guess you are answering to ignorant and juvenile now eh truth hurts. The truth does hurt and I’m astonished that you admit that nothing in Mr Carroll essay you can refute. You couldn’t even refute that Papa is an ugly mean little man who got the FN Men acting like a bunch of scared little boys with no balls. No matter how much they and you pretend it’s politics and all about party, it’s about principle and they’ve sold theirs for a peep in papa’s bag. Can you sleep at night? I bet you blame your night travails on insomnia. It’s your conscience. Try buying it back.

  • 2 cents you are a “JACKASS”. you too seemed overly consumed with Hubert Ingraham and the FNM. I can’t believe so much grown ass people could be so caught up in one individual. What does anyone care about who playing with whose toys. GET A LIFE.And you are right it is a damn essay and there is absolutely nothing to refute; any fact in the diatribe was reported in the press and the rest is just carroll’s personal gripe with Ingraham.

    • Russell Johnson

      “I can’t believe so much grown ass people could be so caught up in one individual”. Truer words can never be spoken truthhurts as I wonder how you and others can come on this site defending a despot and then tell others they are misguided.Unbelievable that like recruits for terrorist networks you all believe  the foolishness that PAPA says.Look in the mirror truthhurts and see if you recognise the reflection.

  • 2 cents

    Mr Carroll, I applaud you. the FN Men are little boys who wanna play with Papa’s toys. This ugly little man has frightened the bejesus  out of FNM and PLP alike in his quest to carry out his conservative orders. The fool who claims that Carroll is jealous of Ingraham sounds so juvenile  and ignorant because they could not refute not one point of this essay.

  • Russell Johnson

    Wow a new sterategy of blind Govt supporters ,”attack the messenger” and disregard the warnings given.You miscreants must be descendants of those who ignored Noahs warnings.Branville McCartney has proven what many of us have been saying for the past 3 yrs,PAPA is a dictator.If you do not understand what Carroll is saying then read at least three times and note the essential points given.You all must be D students like bahamasyouth. 

  • truth or consequ

    What is there for Mr. Carroll to be jealous about? Your Rt. Hon. Dictator is a Dictator; he is who Mr. Carroll described him to be; he does all the thinking for his ministers; they dare not cross him and he is a damn puppet for Bay Street; so what is there, i ask again, for Mr. Carroll to be jealous about. No one in their right minds would want to become a puppet for anyone. When Mr Carroll talks about the PM being the chief eunuch, he is talking about his independence nuts; and his pride nuts; and his dignity nuts were castrated as a pre-condition of him assuming the leadership of the UBP/FNM as he said.

  • truthhurts

    My goodness, such a long diatribe. Appears to come from someone who has absolutely nothing to do, but consume himself with the Rt. Honorable Hubert Alexander Ingraham. Obviously you have a “Hard On” for the man.

    But like the young people say nowadays YOU JUST JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • truth or consequ

    I guess the truth does hurt, Forrester. I see where you  have given krossova a nervous breakdown with that one; the damn fool.

  • krossova

    Utter foolishness, Forrester!!

    You should be ashame of your ole ass.