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“I am afraid we have awakened a sleeping giant” is a famous quote attributed to Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, one of the most famous Japanese naval admirals, after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The quote was used in, and shortened for, the movie ” Pearl Harbor,” which depicted the attack through a personal storyline. The actual quote was said to be “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”
“Mother of All Battles”-US Gulf War, “Mountains shall labor and give birth to a mouse“- Horace. Behold the Sleeping Giant Awakens…. from his weekend gad, an ensuing battle line. Prime Minister Stuart throws down the ’other’ gauntlet, informing the Opposition and the rest of Barbados, of his readiness to resume business and or obliterate with fury and furore.”
Wait a minute, tarry a while…having done some research, one should ponder this latest marauding. The actual quote was said to be : – “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” Could this be what PM Stuart really meant? That the DLP is now about to further provoke the Opposition, (and any and all ) with this his latest military infusion. Here lies the problem, as all should be quick to admit. As with the teachers and principal of Alexandra School, it is most difficult to interpret the PM’s mauve epigrams. “I have gone passed that stage a long time ago…you all need to play catch up. Sounds familiar? Not the easiest to play catch up with.
“Awaken the Sleeping Giant“…hmm. Let’s not give up yet. As we make another fervor attempt to crack Stuart‘s wit. Giant – associated with tall. Sleeping – in a state of unconsciousness, temporally unaware of one’s surroundings. Awaken – rise to the occasion with a renew vigor and life. One regular patron to the call in program suggests, that Stuart has now finally awaken from a four year slumber on hearing the bugling election’s call. That would be too much to fathom. No amount of fanfare or fandango could be that evasive.
Could Stuart be really ready now, to deal with matters in hand? Alexandra teachers in all earnest, CLICO pensioners that were promised, Barrack that begging, Integrity Legislation now flamming, Bagatelle Dump gibberish, Deloitte Report vanish? Which ever way we choose to cut it, Stuart has signaled an intentional readiness….and this as all would attest, is looked forward to with greatest earnest. Elections too of course….if to be included.