For well over eight years, the ruling party here has stifled many of its own citizens while fattening their own pockets. We're listed very high on the corruption index, no wonder.
And now, on the eve of a no confidence vote in parliament, a snap election is called. This is something so many of us have been waiting for - a chance to get these wicked, egomaniacs out of power. We go to polls in a month's time.
This is a gonna be a fight to the finish. Most of us seemed anxious to get the government out of office.
But sadly there are many who will still vote the ruling party back in power. The reason - race. Politics in Trinidad is of the tribal kind, based on race. The ruling PNM is mainly black (or Afro-Trinidadian for the sake of political correctness), and the opposition UNC is mostly east Indian (Indo-Trinidadian). Some stupidly myopic citizens have been quoted as saying they will vote PNM again just because 'indians are for indians' so they must be for their 'own kind'.
To that I ask how small minded can you be? For a party that has engaged in blatant misuse of public funds, unapologetic corruption and for their absolute incompetence in fighting rising crime levels; for all of this our current government needs to be flushed out of power.
Change comes whether we want it or not. For those who are unwilling to smell the change that is coming (because it's not hard to miss really), for those who insist on sticking by a party that only serves a select few, even neglecting their 'own poor black people'; for those persons there is no hope. You are putting race before country and shame on you for being so racist. In such a multi-cultural society as ours, shame on you for not seeing the truth about this government. It is plain to see, anyone who has a brain can see the rotten and hateful job this government is doing to ALL of us!
The current PNM administration is the worst government this country has ever seen. But have no fear, change is coming and hopefully the good guys will win a landslide victory this time. You can feel it in the atmosphere.
God knows we need change. We need to save our land from the vultures that hold office.
May 24th is our liberation day from our bondage.