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Does Ralph and Armin dream?

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King Nebuchadnezzar was one ah dem great and powerful leaders. Of course he loved himself, didn’t have ah perfect middle finger or wuk Owe-be-yah foh God, but Monstrosities uses to terror-eyes him in Dreams. Frighten de daylights out ah him, one time he even forget way he dream. He wanted to kill all his Dream interpreters because none ah dem could ah tell him what he dreamt, one dat even he himself forgot. Was Daniel who saved de day or de lives ah all ah dem.{{more}}

Dey was dis Dream he had way ah Monster tree sprang up in front ah him. So massive dat de top ah de tree touched the sky and it was visible to the ends of the earth. Huge branches wid beautiful leaves dat sheltered all de wild animals and birds. De tree bore an abundance ah fruits dat fed every creature. Den in his dream he saw ah messenger, de ‘Holy One’ coming down from heaven. In ah voice loud as thunder de Holy One told him to cut down the tree, strip off all de leaves and scatter way all de fruits. Let the animals scatter from under it and the birds flee from its branches. Let the stump and de roots, bound with iron and bronze remain in the ground, in the grass of the field. Hear dis interesting part bout turning Vagrant: “Let him be drenched with the dew of heaven, and let him live with the animals among the plants of the earth. Let his mind be changed from that of a man and let him be given the mind of an animal (tun crazy), till seven times pass by for him.” Remember how our Pry-Minister uses to bank on de figure “Seven?” His mystic-is-him will show dat he has just began his fourth “seventh” year in Power?

Den de ‘Holy One’ reminded Nebuchadnezzar dat: “ de ‘Holy Ones’ declare the verdict, so that the living may know dat the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes and sets over them the lowliest of people.”

However, Nebuchadnezzar had his own interpretations and it thrilled him, he felt dat he was finally going to cut-down his NME to de ground and scatter dem like wild creatures and birds. But his ever faithful prophet, Daniel whom he had summoned to interpret de dream, had other news foh him. “De tree was Nebuchadnezzar himself. His power was about to be be cut from under him and he was about to turn ah Vagrant, go crazy and remain dat way foh seven years until he renounces his sins and his wickedness and do what is right and be kind to the oppressed.” Ah wonder way Armin or Ralph dreaming dis time around?

DAT DUM QUEST-SHUN

Now-ah-days it’s not about Kings and Queens anymore. It’s all bout de Polly-to-shun. Dey suffer from ah disease called Nebuchadnezzar-I-tis, especially when is Elect-shun time. Check out Calm-law in T’n’T, Dug-last in Sin Kitts, our own Gone-soft s miles ahead ah dem. Ah heard ah tape of ah woman’s voice on ah Call In Radio Show, saying dat Gone-Soft better dan Jesus Christ. Technology as it is today, tell me dat one was generic, ah made up.

But hey in SVG, Elections coming soon, dis year, as ah matter ah fact if we measure de ‘short rope’ dat PM Gone-soft planning to heng de NDP wid, Elect-shun coming just after Carnival! Time catching up wid de ULP, dey best Elect-shun weapon was supposed to be de ‘Grand Opening’ ah de Argyle Airport; but de Airport won’t be quite ready. Not foh December 2014 as de PM recently announced; approval to land and take off will not be forth-coming foh another three to six months.

And den dey’s another “Red Herring” dat is beginning to smell as ah result of ah “ Dum Quest-shun” dat Jerry George, ah very responsible journalist asked on his Face Book page. “Is dey ah compact-shun problem at de Argyle Airport?” Lie-Za say dat is ah Dum Quest-shun because de Guv-ah-mint sigh-lent on it! De Argyle Airport Officials sigh-lent on it, and of course de Awe-Position sigh-lent, dey won’t see pull-it-tek-all miles in sum-ting like dis. De only folks dat making noise is de Talk Show hosts pon Shake Up and Star FM who calling foh de de-port-here-shun ah Gerry George. Ah even fraid to repeat de Quest-shun, because ah don’t want dem calling foh my de-port-here-shun like Jerry, but shouldn’t an official at de Airport reply to dat very Dum Quest-shun if even dey gee we ah Dum Ann-saw!

Lie-Za betting me dat de Elect-shun will come before we get dat Dum Answer. And why not? Dey’s ah win-foh-all ah money dat de Go-venom-men’t getting foh Flood Relief dat should give it just de right platform foh an early Elect-shun. Unfortunately, dis Elect-shun promises to be Dirty and Costly, but already ah love Gone-soft picong, way he planning to heng NDP wid ah short piece ah rope between now to the next general elections. Dey better watch dat Rope talk! Ole people say Hand plat Rope but de same Rope does tun back and tie Hand! And wid dat, is gone ah gone again.

One Love Bassy

Bassy Alexander is a land surveyor, folklorist and social commentator.

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