How Gaston Convinced me to vote against Labour
Like many, if not most of us, I was anticipating the next general election with some interest. I must admit from the outset that this interest did not quite translate into a real intent to vote.
This has changed drastically since the date has been announced. The debacle with Mr. Asot Michael and the PM was one major factor. I saw the threaten to thump in face video, and watched with disgust as our leader stooped to such a low level, and worst yet repeated the threat a number of times, instead of getting hold of himself, his emotions and gathering some respect for the office for which he holds.
He who wants to play by “street” rules, ought to go back to the streets, not occupy a position which requires a certain basic level of self-control and diplomacy.
At best, the Prime Minister needs to fire his entire security detail present on that unfortunate night, because clearly he does not have any faith in them if he feels that even with them present, he must personally threaten to hit someone.
Now, imagine the rest of us ordinary citizens without security, who get irritated and even infuriated but we keep our hands and threats of hands to ourselves. Why should you even have security and still want to be in fighting?
So, this incident, drawing in my attention (negatively), then served as the catalyst for me to pay closer attention to the current happenings and sit and think long and well about making a choice.
Next stop: water. But not just the fact that there is no water. Aren’t we all fed up but used to this maltreatment by now? Christmas Eve, there was no water. Christmas day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s, still no water. I wondered what on earth the powers that be have against family gatherings, because even if water must be rationed, why is there consistently no water on known celebrated holidays traditionally spent around family and loved ones? Not even the sweet oil trickle? Just none tawl?
But in assessing the water situation, it occurred to me that an election was called EARLY, when there is still no water. As the young people would say: BFFR.
So you can bet your bottom dollar there was to be no water come February or March, or I am sure the government would have held off a couple months more if there would have been great improvement in the water situation.
The roads. My word! Not even the sugar cake gang seems to be doing anything; this is the most atrocious roads have been literally days away from an election. We know the drill: usually you and your vehicle tek your blows for 4 years but you can count on at least gimmick good road just before election. Yet detours and potholes abound at the eleventh hour. C’mon man, be serious.
Finally, it occurred to me that politicians know and respect the value of term limits at any time except election time.
Well, let me serve as a reminder. Thank you for your service. Your two terms are up and you are clearly ready to head to and are perhaps better suited to some street life version.
I have been singing along to Not Dem Again, being the only but very catchy lyrics which I recall. However I am singing it straight to the ABLP, 8 years and NOT DEM AGAIN. No.
I could have sat on the side quietly this election, with my popcorn enjoying the show, however recent events of the Prime Minister himself have ensured that I must and will get to the poll on January 18th.
Now determined voter.
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