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Make people accountable for their actions
Today I took a step back to look at our country and the situations facing us. It became clear that we have not improved and our thinking is not really developed. We want people in other countries to respect us; however, we don’t respect nor look out for our brothers. I don’t think people realise how fortunate as a people we are to be living in such a diverse country as Trinidad and Tobago. Yes, we come together for Eid, Divali, Christmas, Carnival and all other events and public holidays that celebrate our peoples’ beliefs, culture and our country but we don’t truly live in togetherness.
We are always fighting especially recently, it has been race issues. I believe in us and I believe that we are higher than that and we can change our thinking. Also, we have gang war fare, where long ago we would refer to the person on the next street as your neighbor, NOW you fighting against each other and you can’t even walk that street because you would end up dead. Come on Trinbagonians, look at T&T on a map, hmmm, we look big and have 1.3 million people and growing. Not bad, you may think…now look at a map of the Caribbean, we get smaller, you can recognise us, but we are not as big as we thought. Now, look at a map of the world….you can’t even see us, you guess where we are, we are but a mere speck and is not recognised by anyone.
Do we really want to continue fighting amongst ourselves? Do we want to continue getting smaller and smaller? Do we want to be ignored by the world? NO…We need to come together, stop this stupid, low thinking and get over these race issues, because the last time I checked my ID card said Trinidadian. Now, I hear people questioning and condemning the Prime Minister for the death threat that she and members of her government received, don’t get me wrong, nothing is wrong with expressing your views and exercising your right of freedom of speech, but for the sake of humanity think like a human being, she is just like us, a human being, who has a family, like us; she has a mother, father, husband, children and grandchildren.
We mourn the loss of our loved ones and would be horrified if something like this hit home. However, we don’t think like humans or what I think is a true Trinbagonian (someone who judges no one and loves all) instead we look at it from a political stance and if you don’t support the government then you don’t care. Come on people, have a heart and some compassion. Develop and raise your level of thinking it would contribute to a better society and we the people of T&T would benefit.
Additionally, we see the commission of enquiry into the 1990 coup, something that really destroyed and damaged our country and people. Hmmm, what do we see, a document signed under duress was considered good and true? That baffles me, because if it is signed under duress it should have been declared null and void and punish those people who made us suffer. As I look at the laws of T&T, the TREASON ACT CHAPTER 11:03, such an offence carries a penalty of life imprisonment yet these people are roaming the streets freely.
Furthermore, in this same act it is stated that should someone be charged for and is guilty of treason he/she is liable to suffer death by hanging. Hmmm, I do wish our DPP would quit playing games with us, we all want a better and safer T&T, maybe we do need to set an example and start making people accountable for their actions. Hence, as a citizen of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago I support any measure to curb and curtail crime in our country and once again make it the paradise it once was.
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