The Logic of Freundel Stuart

Submitted by Sunshine Sunny Shine

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenges and controversyMartin Luther King

It would be interesting to know the ultimate measure of Freundel Stuart because we certainly cannot apply the above quote to his ability to lead or demonstrate conduct that instils a sense of confidence and well-being.  To show yourself approved to deal with challenges efficiently and calm the fears of many in times of controversy and uncertainty is certainly not an attribute of Stuart’s arsenal of mind boggling justifications on many an issue of governance, as it is his position to condone and overlook obvious wrong doing with a superfluity of words. His is a behaviour that interprets according to Stuart, for the Stuart, as to only help he, the Stuart.

So here we are at yet another fiasco that the Freundel pretends that he does not understand when he knows full well why the public is so pissed at him.  It is another case of the Fruendel leading according to the logic of the Fruendel. That logic says that a new $750,000 Mercedes S-Class was in estimates and that the purchasing of such a car is for the travelling commitments of the Prime Minister of Barbados. According to him, this must be done regardless of harsh economic times, regardless of the belt-tightening request or telling the public that the jockey is too heavy for the horse, and irrespective of the undeniable sufferings of many people made so by measures imposed by his administration.

His is thinking that says to serve in the ‘public’s interest’ is more important than the public’s concern. So the political class should not be subject to certain austerities as it is their duty to function unrestricted and without pressure if they are to fulfil their duties to the best of their abilities.

To him, the Prime Minister is a leader of a country, and like all other world leaders, who drive around in style and comfort that it is also his right of entitlement to be driven around in the same. After all, the opposition had proposed it, he is just honouring it, and it is not his car, according to  Stuart’s logic of things.

He would never stop to think, base on what is happening in Barbados and how people views his leadership, to show the people that if he asks them to tighten their belts that he and his administration will tighten theirs as well. His is a logic that says the economy is only good to restore the 10 percent that parliamentarians give up but not good enough to give civil servants a modest increase in salary after so many years of suffering under a wage freeze. That political interests must be separate from societal concerns; so, the purchasing of a $750,000 S-Class Mercedes is just as important as spending over 7 million on the one-year independence celebrations in 2016 in spite of the garbage collection problem the island faced in that year,

At the end of the day, the logic of the Stuart is certain to do the right thing according to the interpretation of the Stuart.  So all opposing views are wrong, even if his behaviour in certain things may appear immoral and questionable. He is the Stuart, and he operates according to the values and principles that have made him who he is even if it means being looked upon as the most disliked Prime Minister in the history of Barbados politics.​

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88 Comments on “The Logic of Freundel Stuart”

  1. Gabriel June 13, 2017 at 8:37 PM #

    Alvin @ 1.52p
    What invective Miller spewing?The man telling it like it is.Would you have seen Barrow or Tom or Bree or Henry falling all over a man name baloney whom Stuart is allowing to rape the treasury of Barbados and allowing to break all our laws in so doing.Staurt gotta be be still in the massa mode.The man is a JA and an insult to Bajans.It is equivalent to baring his ass for baloney to kick.Staurt has no shame,no self respect and he should do us all a favour and get lost immediately.And by the way,who cares if you “bring water”.You JA!That is your personal business.

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  2. Bush Tea June 13, 2017 at 9:19 PM #

    Remember Grabriel…
    Alvin is an idiot.
    His illogic and his ongoing nonsense goes with the territory…
    Go easy on him …please….

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  3. Sunshine Sunny Shine June 14, 2017 at 1:05 AM #

    Alvin Cummins

    I see you are very much still into blowing your personal achievement trumpet. You somehow seem to think that whatever it is that you have achieved provides you with the right to play educated policeman over the comments of others. I believe in my heart that you are widely read person with extensive knowledge, but I also believe that that same experience has made you quite stupid and blind as well. I usually do not comment about anything you write anymore because it is not worth the read. However, it is amazing how you want to Lord over the observations of Miller while you ignore the condescending statements of your Prime Minister. Each time you try to show yourself approved you affirm in the minds of many why you are always criticised along the lines of being an idiot and hypocrite. It is impossible for a conceited person like yourself to learn anything at this (st)age.

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  4. Sunshine Sunny Shine June 14, 2017 at 1:32 AM #

    Well Well

    Where in Dale Marshall*s tenure as Attorney General you felt that he was not towing the lines of truth and lie? The Archcot matter is the perfect case that proves Dale Coverup Marshall is another one of those politicians who has a distinct resemblance to the foul smelling excretment that is stored in pit latrines. Mia Mottley sought to retain the likes of this person, who is certainly not about protecting the masses but covering up for the elite few. He will always be remembered for the part he played in the Archcot matter and seeking to discredit the reputation of a noted science in his attempt to put the hush on the matter. So you would understand that when this idiot can measure up a sex offenders registrar as ”inappropriate” base on island size when the offences of sexual molestation and abuse are on a steady climb, it shows you clearly why persons of his ilk are not fit for public service. Barbados small size is not stopping the crime, not stopping the molestation, not stopping the various forms of abuse, and certainly not stopping politicians from practising skulduggery. If small size is a criterion for not having a sex offenders list, then it should be a superimposed requirement for not having an over-inflated number of parliamentarians. I bet you this weasel would not touch the latter.

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  5. Simple Simon June 14, 2017 at 1:19 PM #

    @Prodigal Son June 12, 2017 at 4:35 PM “Now they have to be scared as hell that not even this morality nonsense is going to work and they have to be hearing that people do not give a damn about others’ private life.”

    Actually we are interested in the private lives of all of our Prime Ministers (living and dead) and of all of our members of Parliament (living and dead) We are morally outraged about those who do not and have not supported their children (wunna men we looking at you) we are interested in those who fornicated and then did not marry the mothers of their children (PM are you one ‘o DEM?); we interested in those who are life long fornicators, we interested in those who are life long adulterers; or maybe they are life long virgins. If so let us know. We interested in those who are gay. We are interested in those who are bisexual, and those who are trisexual. Are these things BLP things? Are they DLP things? We do want to know.

    We are also interested in those of you sinners who disobey the Holy Scripture that “you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together.”Leviticus 19:19

    So if you have ever planted yams and cassava in one field, or carrots and thyme in your kitchen garden, or worn tyrelene and wool, or polyester and cotton garments know that you are a moral degenerate and we have problems with you.

    Leviticus 19:19

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  6. Simple Simon June 14, 2017 at 1:44 PM #

    In Leviticus 18 and 19 it states “Now when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest…do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor ”

    I am warning you that those of you who have “reaped to the very corners of your field and gathered the gleanings of your harvest…that have gone over your vineyard a second time to pick up the grapes which have fallen”, that is those of you who have taken back your 10% and have taken back your back money, know that you are living in grave moral sin, that you have done that which is forbidden by Almighty God.

    In Leviticus 18 and 19 it also states “when a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born”

    We all know what happened to him who said to the foreigners from Guyana and the Caribbean “no matter how welcome wait for a call”

    Where is he now?

    Where is he now?

    Know that if you have done any of these detestable things “if you defile the land, it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you.”

    This is the word of the Lord.

    Alleluia.

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  7. Vincent Haynes June 14, 2017 at 1:51 PM #

    Simple Simon

    Excellent reason to place that book in the myths or fairy tale section of any library……I do not advocate the destruction of books as I believe you can learn something from everyone……including not to be gullible.

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  8. Simple Simon June 14, 2017 at 2:14 PM #

    This is for all of you men, including all male members of Parliament be aware that you are forbidden to “cut the hair at the sides of your head or clip off the edges of your beard…
    and for both the men and women “Do not cut your bodies for the dead or OR PUT TATTOO MARKS ON YOURSELVES. I am the Lord.”

    Leviticus 19, chapters 27 and 28

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  9. Vincent Haynes June 17, 2017 at 9:53 AM #

    David

    A further insight of the PM can be had by reproducing Pg23 of The Barbados Today dated June 15th 2017.

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  10. Vincent Haynes June 17, 2017 at 10:21 AM #

    David

    I found it.

    When a leader doesn’t deliver | Barbados Today
    When a leader doesn’t deliver
    Even though I had never seriously considered Freundel Stuart as a leader within Democratic Labour Party (DLP) circles because, in my estimation, he had never really demonstrated those necessary and defining characteristics, when he…
    barbadostoday.bb
    https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/06/17/when-a-leader-doesnt-deliver/

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  11. Sunshine Sunny Shine June 18, 2017 at 4:02 PM #

    Vincent Waynes

    This article by Eversley is only a confirmation. Freundel Stuart got what he did not deserve. His head is way up and eyes full.

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  12. Vincent Haynes June 18, 2017 at 4:19 PM #

    Sunshine Sunny Shine June 18, 2017 at 4:02 PM #

    Yes….many stories exist of his inability to finish cases/work in his legal practice over the years.

    He cannot be blamed for his actions as all those around him knew/know that the Emperor was/is wearing no clothes.

    One wonders if that was the deal……tell the Emperor how lovely his clothes are,whilst at the same using the system to their advantage……this will go down so far as the worst govt in our history thanks to the acts of commission or omission by its members.

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  13. Sunshine Sunny Shine June 18, 2017 at 5:41 PM #

    It would appear that the only thing he can finish is his many sermons and parables. I mean, there has to be some truth to all that you stated above because there is very little done by him that one can say emphatically that Stuart did that or this. I mean there is no legacy, no one specific piece of governance that stands out that you can give him credit for. Even if the Hyatt was to save Barbados in its current economic mess, or the Cahill was the saviour we were looking for to deal with our garbage problem, the way this Prime Minister went about things was absolutely catastrophic. There is no time during his tenure that you could hold him to his word or feel that as long as Stuart is in it, you can expect something to happen. All the matters that he sought to intervene as Prime Minister were all trivial. He is a disaster of epic proportions and will be remembered for talking a lot of nothing that simply ended up as bare shyte talk.

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