I'm marching today. And happily so. When I marched weeks ago I was told by people who consider themselves thinkers, humanists and buddhists that to march meant I was Pro PNM.....and even better, marching meant I was a lemming. If Rowley was so against Section 34 why he vote for it. At that point in time no one was willing to listen to the details of the story. That Cabinet had promised to implement certain conditions and further that the early proclamation was a breach of trust.
Today, as more and more details of the section 34 issue has been revealed and more and more people realise the extent of the conspiracy perpetrated against the country all of a sudden marching has become the fashionable thing. The people who wanted to make this about Keith Rowley and the PNM a few weeks ago are going to be out on the street en masse today because that's how bandwagonists function. They diss an action that they are not in favour of in its early phases and then when they see the direction the wind shifts in all of a sudden their intellect kicks in and they find a plausible reason for joining and become even louder and more vociferous than the original members of a movement. It's all good, once they pulling their weight. I guess the Lemmings have company today.
But there are people who are still detractors to the march. We've seen the government throw up distraction after distraction where Section 34 is concerned. Pre-Budget Rallies, Post-Budget Rallies, random attacks on the media from Jack Warner and Jamal Mohammed, Warner trying to block crime statistics....all in an effort to distract the electorate from the issue of Section 34 and what it means that an entire Cabinet conspired to mislead the Parliament....and now pretending they did nothing wrong.
Last night there was a last ditch effort on the part of UNC apologists. People arguing that the issue has already aired publicly, so let's move on. Well neither Kamla nor the AG have answered my questions on this matter satisfactorily so I can't move on. And apparently the launch of TSTT's 4G that was meant to thin out the protest crowds has been put off as well. So it's just lemmings in Woodford Square at noon today.
Another argument is that this March today is about causing political destabilisation....uhhh....YES....we don't trust the Government. No electorate should have to be saddled with a Government it doesn't trust, and to argue that we must put up with an untrustworthy government for five years is to play smart with foolishness. That's why it's called a democracy....we have the right to show our displeasure and I am going to show it.
And Section 34 isn't the only reason. There are at least a hundred...but let me refresh your memory with a few reason why I will be out on the road.
3. Mary King
4. Cheryl Miller
5. Nizam Mohammed
6. Dwayne Gibbs
7. Gary Griffith
8. The Crop Duster
9. Raids on TV6, Newsday, Crime Watch and attacks on Asha Javeed and Denyse Renne
10. Chandresh Sharma's London Taxi fare
11. Shoppin Toppin and Fuad Card!
12. The Soca Warriors $$$$
13. Jack as a Minister, Jack as a member of the National Security Council, Jack as Minister of National Security (this alone is a march in itself)
14. The bungling incompetence of the AG
15. Silk Gate
16. The dismantling of all of our border and coastal surveillance,
17. the deployment of national security helicopters as air taxis for the PM and her friends and family.
18. Vidwattie Newton
19. Janice Thomas/Marcia/Sasha Mohammed
20. The mess that is healthcare
21. The mess that is education
22. Fucking up our energy sector
23. Three massive budgets that have put us into deficit and saddling us with a debt my grandchildren will be paying.
24. Insulting our Caricom Neighbours with the ATM statement
25. Kamla being the most incompetent and ineffective, self absorbed, nepotistic and corrupt leader this Caribbean has ever seen.
I could go on for days...but I'll stop there. See you on the road!
De Vice Cyah Done!