From Whence Cometh a Viable Third Party Movement ? …
Submitted by Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right
@ Pachamama it is fellows like you dat de ole man doan like to read te self searching admonishment you write cause it does cause de ole man to search meself AND INVARIABLY I come up wanting.
I promise myself many times TO STOP READING WHAT YOU WRITE causing it
does mek me recant even my most solemn oaths but den I does click each one of your submissions and live to regret it, each time.
The Honourable Blogmaster has, on another submission here, asked de ole man to create a blog as it relates to The Third Party Movement.
But where can one begin such a discourse Pachamama?
Do we start with the issues that have dogged our country continuously for over 51+ years of independence?
Do we then include any analysis of the existing parties or entrenched duopoly?
Do we then progress to the frightful, and critical, issue of the dearth of the requisite people needed for a viable Third Party Movement?
Do we go on to mention the piss poor campaigning mechanisms AND MESSAGES?
Start at any of these “apices?” and we most assuredly will end up at the same points where you Pachamama (and Brother in Arms Bush Tea) constantly state is the destination of us Brass Bowls – doomed to failure.
De ole man got a likkle understanding of people specifically de 15 second bajan electorate which is incapable of conceiving, then implementing and finally sustaining a Third Party Movement.
I am sorry to have said incapable but what this election would have shown us is that “the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.
Either which way we have seen that those persons offering themselves for national service are “9 week sojourners in the constituencies” hoping that a weekend stint of purported “bonding with de poor people in the community cause we carry food for an elderly man for 5 days”.
Simpleton politics and even more childish campaigning.
But what is a fellow to do Pachamama?
The facts are that “the harvest is plentiful but the labourers are few”. But de ole man believes that there is a different kind of Third Party Movement that is evolving. And it is going to come from the most unlikely of sources. Prime Minister Mia Mottley is going to be the catalyst for such a necessary and critical evolution of Barbados ‘ governance system.
You see gents I will share something with you all.
IT IS IN THE INTEREST OF THE NEW PRIME MINISTER MOTTLEY TO EFFECT THESE CHANGES.
Mottley is already wealthy so UNLIKE THE OTHER POOR RAKEY INCOMING BLP implementing things like a DECLARATION OF ASSETS AND THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION regulations becomes a strategic mechanism to CONTROL THE DEEP FISSURES.
Let the ole man explain.
Prime Minister’s power lies IN THE ELECTORATE and for the next ten years she has the latitude to quash those internal power uprisings that we both see. This is ” The Pre-emptive Strike” which will endear her to the bajan populace to do that which none have done before her.
BUT PACHAMAMA such will cripple all those “deep figures” which you speak of that are within the BLP. Then once she has done those two actions in 60 days de ole man would launch a referendum on “The Power of Recall”.
At the end of her first five years i would suggest that she implement that action and then launch another referendum on “Reducing the Period of Representation” from 5 to 4 years. Through these actions, Prime Minister Mia Mottley would have done what any Third Party Movement might promise to do, in her tenure, and effectively silenced any external, or internal, pretenders to the throne for three terms, WITH THE PROVISIO THAT SHE ALSO IMPROVES OUR AILING ECONOMY.
Watch and we will see what PM Mottley will do