Thursday, May 10, 2012

Elected to Represent Who

Isn't it obvious that those that were elected to represent us are representing yes but their own interests? It seems to me that the wholesale exploitation of Jamaica and Jamaicans by mainly Trinidad and Barbados stands to benefit those who should be defending us who opt for the route of reticence.

The Prime Minister, Mrs. Simpson-Miller herself should be the one putting Trinidad Transport Minister Devant Maharaj in his place in light of recent comments he made suggesting that Jamaicans are not worthy to fly Caribbean Airlines (CAL) at the expense of Trinidad taxpayers. Doreen Frankson CEO of Edge Chem had to reflect sentiments that are held by a significant portion of the educated in our population by speaking out against the overt arrogance that laced the words of Mr. Maharaj.

It is quite strange that Mrs. Simpson-Miller saw it fit to address the Chris Gayle issue rather than an issue of more national significance such as this in a public forum the way she did when the West Indies Cricket Board and Chris Gayle had their disagreement. Apparently Jamaicans are the only ones traveling at the expense of Trinidadian tax dollars - don't Trinidadians and Bajans fly CAL? As a matter of fact more of Trinidadians fly CAL than Jamaicans and the few Jamaicans who do fly CAL are traitors in my estimation.

National Pride and Love for Country are abstract yes, but once instilled are hard to get rid of. After years of disrespect and disregard of the populace by those elected to look out for our interests, many Jamaicans have lost any semblance of these that were left. Therefore we do not see the need to address issues that concern such. Trinidad on the other hand seems to be too full of pride - the sort that usually precedes an inevitable and most embarrassing fall. Oil is a non-renewable resource and only God knows how many barrels are left.