A LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF BP
BP, right now the entire country is frustrated with the state of the economy, the high level of crime and the overall track the country is on socially, economically and spiritually. There is a national feeling that the country is just drifting, stuck, with no vision. The people are looking for someone to pick up Pindling’s mantle and set out a course, a clear course to build on the foundation that our forefathers laid.
The FNM administration is to the point now in their time as the governing party where they cant blame the state of the country on the PLP. No one wants to hear them blaming the PLP three and a half years into their 5 year term.
The clock has struck 12 and Paparella has turned back to his old ways of bullying, being a dictator, boorish, controlling, china in a bull shop……….you get the drift.
I am writting this letter to you as a result of something I saw last night.
I was at the BTC rally they held on Wednesday night and I saw many political personalities from the PLP and the NDP but I was bothered by the fact that there was no one from the FNM there to stand with the people or their constituents. That’s when it hit me like a ton of bricks: Is anyone in the FNM willing to tell Mr Ingraham that he is wrong? Is there anyone in the FNM who will stand with the people on this issue seeing how adamant the public is against the sale to Cable and Wireless? Does the will of the people even matter anymore?
I understand that they have to show party unity, but where do you draw the line? If the MP’s on the FNM side can’t feel safe to express their opposition to something that the public has clearly dismissed, then what kind of men do we have representing us?
The BTC sale has the government on one side and the unions and the people on the other side. It’s a clear distinction. What I am wondering is, how deaf and out of touch are some of the FNM MP’s that they cant see or feel the huge tsunami wave that’s coming. How is it that they can’t see that this BTC issue is only adding fuel, feeding the people’s discontent with them and their leader?
If Papa jumps off a cliff, will the entire FNM delegation in Parliament jump as well? Will they even realize or acknowledge the cliff’s existence before they jump lol?
There is a sense that no one in the FNM administration is listening or is concerned about the views of the people. The people are looking for someone in the governing party to hear their concerns and speak out for them.
This is an opportune time for Tommy, Carl, Deion or Shavargo to step from underneath the shadow of their mentor, side with the people and publicly declare their opposition to the selling of BTC to Cable and Wireless.
If any of them are serious about leading this country, at some point in time one of these men will have to show the country that they are indeed MEN who, not only can think for themselves but have the courage to stand in the face of a mighty wind and be steadfast to their convictions and principles.
What I fear is this: Tommy, Carl, Deion and Shavargo have been sucking from the political nipple of Papa for so long, that they are hooked on him like a cocaine addict is addicted to their coke. These men cannot think, breath or even pee without the comfort of knowing that they have Mr Ingraham’s blessing to do such.
So I am thinking to myself, is there any hope within the FNM? Is there anyone who doesn’t like sucking Papa’s political tits?
Enter one Branville McCartney. A young man with some talent who seem to have some support nationally, but more importantly, growing support in his party as tensions and discontent rises at its current leader.
My early read on him was and still is that he is an empty barrel, but when he tendered his resignation from Mr Ingraham’s cabinet, I decided to rethink my conclusion and to just wait and see what moves he makes. Well, since the resignation, he really hasn’t made any, but what Branville has going for him is the fact that he drank from Papa’s Andros size tits, and found out he didn’t like the side effects: the backbone loss, the removal of testicular fortitude, brain shrinkage and the high risk of political death.
Bahamas Press, I must give credit where credit is due because Branville sucked those titties of Mr Ingraham for a few months and he had the courage to slap them titties away. He sucked on that old leathery nipple of Mr Ingraham and did not like the price he had to pay. Papa wanted blind allegiance no matter what and Branville wasn’t willing to give him that. Kudos to him!
Right now he is the only person in the FNM who carries any weight with the people. I believe if Branville wants to be a future leader in this country, he has an opportunity right now to seize the moment and show the people of the Bahamas that all is not lost, that there is someone in that crumbling party who sees their plight and feel their concerns.
This is an issue that he cant loose on and will be backed by the masses. Now is the time for him to stand out from among the addicts in the FNM and say publically that he will stand with the people and when Parliament debates the selling of BTC he will put action behind his words and vote against the selling of BTC to Cable and Wireless.
The consequences will be swift and severe, but the people will pick him up!
Branville, you have been looking for an opportunity to draw a line in the sand, well you have it now!
If you foolishly stand on the side of party loyalty and not the people, it will be a huge opportunity lost to separate yourself from the pack of addicts in your party who so desperately want to be politically relevant.