The world does not need more successful people, there are enough of those—they rule the world. What the world needs are peacemakers, carers, people who love each other, and peace. In our world might is right and “peaceniks” (to use an old-fashioned word) are passe.
What would Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela make of today’s world? The only conclusion they could have come to is that nothing has changed in the last fifty years.
The world is as far from peace as it has ever been. In fact, there are those, me among them, who would say that it is further away than since the last World War.
What have we been fighting for—that someone in a foreign country who has no sense of, nor caring for, the struggles of lesser folk would say to us that we must comply with their wishes, even when those wishes are inhumane and unjustified? Is our concern only about our material wellbeing, rejecting the wellbeing of others, especially one so near to us?
The very United States, a year or so ago, launched a propaganda campaign against the Maduro regime, posting photos of humans competing with dogs for scraps from garbage bins, allegedly on the streets of Caracas; of children with bloated stomachs, and of empty grocery shelves.
In a vain effort to convince the world that the Maduro regime was starving its own people, these pictures were given broad circulation for the gullible and predisposed to swallow. Now these very people are repudiating those images and asking where is the starvation.
“Heartless, mindless zombies,” yes, so long as we fail to see the injustice facing us next door, where the mighty US is seeking to undermine a government in order to impose a compliant puppet in charge for its own nefarious purposes. That some politicians and their supporters would condone (or worse) such intentions is reprehensible in the extreme.
It may be beyond the capacity of some persons to accept but the position adopted by the government is unquestionably the correct one and any attempt to foist any other interpretation on the current situation is a disservice to the people of T&T and Venezuela.
Take that from a non-PNM supporter!