Politicians in their quest to impress, only cause confusion and bewilderment, eventually resulting in much distress to those who still believe in the tooth fairy and enchanted mushrooms.
People who only practice what to preach to the masses, tell children they must work hard and stay focused. These young impressionable children are then encouraged to see these honourable people and their honourable profession, as goals attainable only by hard work and dedication. The teachers, well aware of the fact that politicians have long grown tired of working hard and are only focused on remaining in positions, where they are not required to actually work for a salary, do nothing to protect the minds of their innocent charges from the devastating savagery of these modern Barbarians.
When these said impressionable minds seek clarification, parents and guardians perform countess verbal gymnastics to shield them from the ugly and horrible truth;
some honourable politicians lie; even to their own mothers, even more so to little school children with their teachers present, even Prime Ministers who wear the mask of righteousness.
Where does one begin when trying to explain to children that, Businessmen, Lawyers, Doctors, Dentists, Preachers, Engineers and Economists do not enter politics to work hard, they do so only to serve?
How do you tell these said impressionable children, that more often than not after these honourable people get elected, those who elect them turn to each other time after time and ask, Are you being served?
There is even a confusing sense of Déjà vu, with more of these type of people, echoing that same question and promising to do better by providing the quality representation that is desperately needed and which was sorely lacking from the present representatives.
How does one explain to these same impressionable children that in Barbados there is the DLP and the BLP, two political parties composed mainly of Lawyers and Doctors and despite claims to the contrary, six is still half-dozen?
An exercise so distasteful, even the most disillusioned sceptic taking an overdose of cynicism, struggles with the inevitable bout of depression that follow these encounters of the worst kind.
Camper surprises PM!
Ssix-year-old camper Zishan Motarra, a student of the Al Falah School, having a one-on-one with the Prime Minister.
Tue, August 28, 2012 – 12:10 AM
Forty-seven eager and excited campers from the Unique Helping Hand Summer Camp yesterday toured Ilaro Court, official residence of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.
The five-to-12-year-old primary schoolchildren, led by camp founder and director Penelope Howell, engaged the Prime Minister who fielded several questions from them in a lively exchange.
But the PM was surprised by a young camper with the unexpected question: “When are the general elections?”
Stuart said he didn’t know. (GC)
When Mr. PM?
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“Mr. Prime Minister, when is elections?”
It was the question to bump all others and asked by a child no older than 10, as the Unique Helping Hands Day Camp visited Ilaro Court this morning. For his part, PM Freundel Stuart seemed as intrigued by the child as by the question and could only respond that he did not know.
Stuart: My call
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart cutting the ribbon to officially open the St Michael South East branch last night as Democratic Labour Party hopeful for the area Patrick Tannis looks on. (Picture by Nigel Browne.)
By Ricky Jordan | Thu, January 17, 2013 – 12:10 AM
Asking what the fuss was all about, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart insisted last night that elections would be called when he says so and that the date had been fixed in his mind since the St John by-election two years ago.
Giving his “unequivocal and emphatic endorsement” to Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate for St Michael South East Patrick Tannis at the opening of the latter’s constituency office in Marsden Road, The Pine, Stuart also said the Opposition Barbados Labour Party’s boycott of Parliament Tuesday was a happy one.
“It was the happiest day I spent at Parliament since we were there. All of the sources of pollution were absent, nobody had to fear that their mother was going to be cursed, and of course, we didn’t have to worry – so we thought – that when lunchtime came, we could get in a queue and orderly go and get our lunch,” he told the gathering.
He said the Opposition had not boxed him into a corner as some had suggested and its members would simply have to wait.