There are weird bedfellows in politics
EDITOR: Politics creates weird bedfellows. Case in point, feral Frank DaSilva and intellectual snob Jomo Thomas are now political allies.
Who would’ve thunk? Thirst for power has aligned these two who have been circling PM Ralph Gonsalves hungrily waiting for a power grab opportunity for some years.
Unfortunately for both, they cannot convince Vincentians with their illogical gibberish, so they rely on conspiracy theories, false statements and politically charged commentary to rile up the people who were recently traumatized by the volcanic eruption on top of dengue and Covid outbreaks.
Jomo has declared himself the preeminent vaccine expert while Frank continues to stir the pot of discontent.
Opposition Leader Friday has courted beasts like those infamous Kings: Adriana, Kenson and Luzette to advance his cause. Luzette shouldn’t even be in the country… but I won’t digress.
With a supporting cast of misfits and characters like Fitz Bramble, brutish Israel Bruce, the incoherent Nigel Stephenson, and wanna-be feminist like Zita parading for all to see. We can now clearly see how political theatre has devolved into a shit show of competing egos in the absence of well thought out policies.
Now Fitz just appeared from Canada, where he kinda functioned as Economic Development Coordinator for the city of Estevan. I say kinda, since I saw a video of his pathetic version of a Black Lives Matter protest. He spent his time ignoring black citizens in a weak appeal to placate and pacify white Canadians. But he expects to come talk down to black Vincentians from a superior place. Please. Wheel and come again, Bramble.
Like Friday, there were questions whether he is qualified to serve in Parliament. However, our magnanimous PM let him through, despite Snake in Chief, Frank DaSilva’s best efforts to bring this to the fore. Strange, ain’t it?
Equally strange is the idea that Bruce Israel has joined the calls for Ashelle’s removal from parliament. By his own logic, he shouldn’t be there either. Israel was the dude who took issue with a man at a bar for calling him ugly. I personally see nothing wrong with that statement, since his oft disheveled appearance bolsters the argument that he is unrefined and borders on the uncouth. But hey, what do I know?
Nigel Stephenson continually solidifies his reputation as a brute with every incoherent, barely comprehensible utterance that liberally pours forth from his mouth.
Zita is the feminist window dressing cheering them on. Her particular brand of feminism is quite distasteful to thinking black women who are ready for a change. Like Ashelle, she was a waste of a female body in the house.
On the sidelines, goading them on are the infamous Kings of confusion: Luzette, Adriana and Kenson.
Luzette is a non Vincentian-born who goes from country to country, looking for a place to house her malintent. NDP has embraced this embarrassment of a woman as their Rosa Parks. The insanity is real.
Adriana King continues to relentlessly spew hate against the government and its institutions, including the one that keeps her gainfully employed. Her disrespect is notorious. The nation’s children should not be subjected to such an instrument of hate on a daily basis.
It was with great pleasure that I observed Kenson King receive a long overdue slap in his face. Honestly, I did rewind it several times.
His incessant ranting and ravings were getting on my nerves. Hopefully the next slap will send him off into the stratosphere of irrelevance, where he belongs. Schadenfreude can be satisfying.
It is way past time to enforce the laws of SVG to put these characters in check.
Minister Friday – the so-called Statesman who has yet to state his case to the Vincentian body politic about why he should be PM. He has proven over and over again that he is incapable of applying himself to the issues in SVG. Preferring to helplessly bleat, bitch and moan to regional and international bodies about issues that can easily be addressed in parliament, by any member who cares enough about due process. His weakness has become a liability to the entire nation.
I say get rid of this entire cast of unsavory characters from the landscape of Vincentian politics. PM can no longer afford to show forebearance to these unruly people. Their time is up.
Tricia Veronica Reddock