Month: November 2015

The upcoming election

Election is in the air, from the bushing, to the roadworks all the way to the gully cleaning, elections are in the air. This means politicians spouting meaningless rubbish like the removal of auxiliary fees to the draconian DNA act rammed through, politicking is in the air.

We as Jamaicans need to take the blinkers off of our eyes, we must en mass get politically active. If you have no intention to vote I don’t blame you but think of this. If you don’t vote, someone else will and they will be getting the benefit of your tax dollar (as the voting class is generally the core base anyway). Taxation with no representation, the ignorant thieving minority wins again, we can’t have that.

To counter this we as a people, especially the youth must form our own path and political parties. We will never get salvation from the incompetent and thieving gangs we call parties, they must be broken before any change can come to this country.

The only way to break them is by creating alternatives. The process will be long and hard but it is possible to root them out of parliament. So long as we have new political parties built and infused with the youth and working class then the establishment will cower. If not we will remain the playthings of crooked politicians who have never had a good thought for the nation.

So with this upcoming election, if you do decide not to vote don’t just sit at home twiddling your fingers. Get out, engage in political discussion with other persons not voting and form a group. And if enough of us do this, then a core ideology will emerge and a party to challenge the establishment will be in the making.

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The mini-shuffle

And so ends the dead baby saga, the minister has been re-assigned we can all go about our business. But can we? what has this ‘removal’ shown us? I think it shows how little the politicians on both sides take us for collective fools and have scant regard and respect for us. Dr (dental) Ferguson had reigned over the health ministry since 2011 and it was clear even then that it was in shambles, a system that was at breaking point where viewing time had been cut anecdotaly in public clinics to five minutes┬áso that this has happened is not a shock. What is a shock is that this minister who knew before hand that the system is broken refuses to either acknowledge or change the system. He had opportunity to change things during the chik-v drama and he dropped the ball.

He dropped the ball during the hand-foot and moth scare and he certainly got hit in the face with the ball in this incident. But it is not his incompetence or his failure on duty that shocks me (one expects ministers to fudge about) but the reluctance of the party to do anything about him. Mr Ferguson was churlish, rude, dismissive and very aloof during his tenure and has always left a bad taste in ones mouth and it is clear now that he is incompetent and still he stays on.

Like the Mike Henry saga in 2011 it shows that our political leaders put more faith in there parties and its members than in the betterment of the Jamaican people. Mike Henry much like our present embattled minister was accused of gross dereliction of duty and was simply relieved, people said nothing. Minister Ferguson has been removed and we are piping because this time it’s children. We need a system of accountability whereby under-preforming ministers and m.p’s can be recalled. We the people need to rise up and say enough of this partisan madness where Ferguson and Mike stay because they have seats and parishes locked.

Enough is enough and this may be the spark that ignites the change, lets hope for the best.

An introduction

Hi, this is just a greeting… an introduction into what I hope will be a long life in the world of blogging. This if you are still reading is going to be a social commentary and political blog, but and wait for it, not a tribalist PNP/JLP political blog either, but a third way. This will be a blog that will be published twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. Initially it will be me alone posting but again knock on wood i will be getting some contributors.

The social commentary will be on the topics of the day, that could range from the recent dead babies scandal to if the PM’s dress looks like ice cream that melted and the politics could be an article about the negatives of Westminster government. But we will always be real. You can be assured that the truth will be spoken here and it will be spoken with a loud voice.

Thank you for reading and we will change Jamaica.