Perry Christie (centre) and the late Bert Lahr, who played the role as the Pussy Cat without COURAGE in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.
Nassau, Bahamas — Frank Baum’s children novel has captivated the world for over a century. The Wizard of Oz to us is a modern day novel. In fact an allegory, that speaks to the life and times of the Progressive Liberal Party and its cast of leaders.
Whenever persons in this country get the chance, we invite them to watch the movie; and they will be amaze. Amaze to see how skillfully Baum in his talent of writing so ably painted in words, the story of the PLP almost a century ago. The Tin Man, The Scarecrow, and the Pussy Cat all possess PLP characteristics!
Never in the history of this country we’ve witnessed an organization so void leadership. Some have no heart, others no brain and altogether a leader with NO COURAGE! Day after day in this country, Bahamians are falling by the wayside, CATCHING ETERNAL HELL, yet the leader of that party says not a word. HE HAS NO COURAGE!
On last week the FNM decided to hold a job fair. They called in ministers to talk to the young people to tell them what to do in finding a job. And what did the party – VOID of COURAGE – had to say? NOT A WORD! NOT A WORD THEM SAY! How could the FNM be holding a Job’s Fair and they are the government of The Bahamas? Ya know why? Cause they firing everybody! The traffic lights don’t work. There are no doctors on the family islands. Civil Servants are being dismissed; workers in this country mistreated, land being stolen and young people cannot find work. But the Pussy Cat [without courage] cannot see that far to speak, BECAUSE HE LACKS THE COURAGE TO EVEN CHALLENGE HIS OWN THOUGHTS!
This writer is amaze to see day after day the rudderless state of this country, and is depressed to see the tormented condition of the PLP. The organization has gone adrift. Sleep at the wheel. Daydreaming in the middle of the day! And they say convention coming?
They say October will be a gathering of the Oz singing Midgets and the Munchkins. They say they will come from all around the country. They say the Wizard of the party [Paul Adderley] will take charge. They say the Wicked WITCH will be there. They say Dorothy will be there. They say the Scarecrow and the Tin Man will be there. They say the Pussy Cat will be there with them all, holding hands together and dancing to a musical beat of ‘kumbaya’ and the old church hymn ‘Abide with me’ in their colours of golden shades.
They tell us at BP something BIG will happen in the leadership of the organization. But trust us when we say, if you follow that Yellow Brick Road, you’ll discover, that those are only words. Under Christie the lack of COURAGE has ran through the body of that organization like a river from the top of a mountain. NONE WILL CHALLENGE CHRISTIE, but all feel they could beat Hubert, ‘VELL MUDDO’! These people better wakeup and smell the Green Tea. If you don’t possess the COURAGE TO MOVE CHRISTIE, HOW IN THE HELL YOU CAN FIND THE STRENGTH TO FIGHT HUBERT?
To put it simply, there is NO COURAGE to change the PLP leadership, nor is there any to REMOVE CHRISTIE! HUBERT IS BACK!