Submitted by Napolean Bonaparte
Around this time next five years Barbadians will find themselves in the now enviable position of looking back from whence they came. Shall it be with a sense of condemnation or a magnanimous sense of joy? Whatever the outcome, we have indeed stood at the crossroads and have chosen destiny and course. Will our travelled path be to the upward and onwards or the stark and inclement, only the years ahead will tell. One thing is sure though, we having drawn our lot and must accept whatever lies ahead in the fray. From this point on, days to cogitate are long gone, as the jib has once more pointed sea-wards and the crew sanctioned sea worthy. A voyage for a better sought, some with hopes in karma, some in pray, sidereal and celestine, all welcomed permits, as we journey on with purpose.
No one can dispute that what stood today, definitely will set the preamble for tomorrow. Nothing is predestined that was not shaped by events of the past. Every action accompanies a reaction. As much as some would like to avoid such litmus deliberations, question begs given past situations and performances, how sincere can we be to ourselves in expecting any real difference from our past, given that we have the same old batsmen standing on the same old wicket. What’s worse, past policies and ideas seems identical(as if) etched in stone and no perceived change.
Being an optimist on this one flies against all scientific logic and is more suited as a flavouring condiments only to be diminished in time. Being a realist, one cannot help but accept facts and call a spade a spade. Who may want to say different, must be prepared to offer good reason and not just rhetorical party support. The C train leaving Fulton Street inbound to New York station will arrive as is accustomed unless circumstances and situations change. Similarly, taking a Transport Board bus or a mini buggy ride to Connell Town, though more familiar, both have high probability of reaching destined points with operating lever set: ’ business as usual“.
What do you think, think, think ?