THERE are several illustrations, examples and history to counter my friend’s assertion that one person cannot make a difference. But that is not the gist of this article. Rather it is to make the point that there is strength in numbers and to assert that ‘the only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good people to sit back and do nothing.’
My friend is a calypsonian and he was one of those affected by the contravention of article 2:8 of the artiste’s contract to prove that certain artistes got preferential treatment and officials quoted the contract when it was to their benefit. How great a difference it would have made if all the artistes who were affected stood and banded together.
Internationally there is the Supreme Court decision. Five people decided for the majority. And really are you telling me that the legalization of gay marriage was what the founding fathers had in mind when they drafted the constitution?
And then we have the acceptance of homosexuality taking root in Saint Lucia. We live in a world of no wrong or right and we can never be the better for it.
Then we have an administration of politicians who came into office and one of the first things they did was to increase their salaries and because they got away with, they added insult to injury by allowing themselves a pension after two terms of service. Talk about the privileged few.
I now move to minibus drivers from Gros Islet who want to charge you $5.00 after 11:00p.m. You sit on the bus and you are like a fool being the only one who complains.
And then we come to the issue of our own constitution. A diplomatic attache was bold enough to confess on national radio, that he is an atheist. I commend his bravery and the bravery of those who had the fortitude to oppose his stance. Truth is he does not represent us the majority, who according to the constitution profess supremacy in the Almighty God. But in the world in which we live we must make accommodation for everyone, right or wrong. Oh sorry, I am forgetting we live in a world where there is no right or wrong.