Barbados’ Systemic, Attitudinal Problem
[Barbados Underground] The following exchange took place between the blogmaster and BU family member Observing between 6:15AM and 9:17AM on 16 August 2018 – David, blogmaster
The situation unfolding in Barbados is reminiscent to what unfolded in Greece. We want to live like there is no problem. Some MPs and Senators want increase remuneration. The unionists want pay hikes. We want every brand of cornflakes on the supermarket shelf. We want the latest ride etc, etc, etc.
Therein lies the problem. As Bush Tea says ad nauseam, our issues are systemic and attitudinal. We want everything the way it was, without sacrifice, without taxes and without austerity.
The BLP deserves their honeymoon but until forex stops leaking, shite stops being pumped into the swamp, government expenses match revenue and we stop borrowing to make our statistics look good we will always be in ducks guts.
- re. OSA – that 2 billion forex came from sales of entities, international business and increased land prices
- re. DJT – attempted to keep things as they were in a depressed climate that never had a chance of recovering
- re. FJS – did nothing really.
So here we are. Promises galore, plenty smoke and mirrors, press conferences grandmudda and then what…..
Same sub cultures, same socio-economic divide, same irrelevant education, same lackadaisical public sector attitude, same low productivity, same square pegs in round holes, same political decisions rather than practical ones.
Why? Because we like it so. Because the last bunch were so bad, that this bunch can now do wrong. Because if you applaud one, it means you are pulling down the other.
The rhetoric is laudable, I await the results. NUPW and BWU for another thread, I’ll reserve comments on.