Kim Kardashian - Presented For Distraction Purposes Only
One way corrupt people manage their guilt is to give some of their ill gotten booty to charity. The corrupt delude themselves into thinking that their God would not only forgive them for stealing if they give some to the poor but he might even bless them with even bigger opportunities to illegally pocket state funds once they give something to the lucky poor and chosen political party rather than squander all on high-rises in Florida, European vacations, big cars, Ten Cane Rum, and outside women. Managing guilt via delusions about God is a major way the corrupt don’t go mad with guilt. There are some corrupt ones, though, who simply don’t give a flying green fig about anything but themselves and they are the ones who we should fear the most. They walk amongst us just that they always wear more expensive shirts.
Save your mind - don't corrupt it!
Being successful in the corruption business requires not only the smarts to avoid being convicted of the crime, but to be able to fall asleep without sleeping tablets or alcohol. The corrupt are a special breed and know how to hide evidence either by shredding documents, setting fire to some in what appears to be an everyday fire, and even by intimidating and ordering hits on whistle blowers. The fear of jail is what drives the corrupt to these extremes and it is this fear that cause them to widen the corruption net by intimidating and bribing their way away from arrest and conviction. This fear usually absorbs the rest of their corrupted lives. Corrupt people become corrupt not because the opportunity to thief presented itself on a well-funded Government platter but because they were unable to see way down the road and how just the allegation of corruption destroys them but mainly how it destroys their family.
The fact that in Trinidad and Tobago there are probably no big time corrupt people in jail proves that corruption will become an embedded way of life for many who think the best way to be happy is with stolen money.
Maybe I am jumping the gun too fast but after that little bit of rain last Wednesday, I don’t think so. The system is now borderline orange and orange is not very good nor is it too bad. I am not saying the system will form into a storm or hurricane but I am saying am I very concerned. God is not a Trini and ask any victim of heavy rains and winds in this country and you would know I am right. I never liked the name Colin for a storm and much prefer female names like Anya, Latoya, Gabriela or even Wendy for a storm which will make an impression. Lets hope this system will fizzle but it’s that time of year where every possibility looks dangerous.
UPDATE (01-08-2010): According to predictions, no islands or landmass will be threatened except the possibility of the US when the storm might be in a weakened state. All this is subject to change as the hours and days go by.
It is election time in Trinidad and Tobago, the country that nearly became developed using a couple tall buildings, two Summits and one NAPA, thus there is a spate of road paving taking place in mostly the marginal constituencies just as it is done in the developed countries. Around election time, the garbage collectors, on a contracted political high, hardly leave any scattered mango skin, plum seeds or empty Pringle’s containers behind thinking that is how ruling parties do it in developed foreign lands to win votes and show intelligence. Around election time CEPEP and URP workers become very visible with new reflector vests and signs that say “We only look First World.”
These poor-use-of-manpower workers work overtime by trying to cut what is left of the burnt dry season bush and striding through the crowds during opposition meetings holding placards most of the contracted protesters can’t read or understand but say they voting for the Government because of free tertiary education. I suppose that is how it also is in developed countries and I can only imagine how the in-power Republicans must have given the US CEPEP people extra work and placard duty in the run up to the last US general elections, especially in Florida. I wonder how much roads Gordon Brown ordered to be paved in order to sway British voters to vote for him today. I suppose 1st world leaders, like the wannabe 1st world leaders, also go on political platforms and behave like true wajangs just to create the impression in the minds of loyalist that aggression is not only a good substitute for brains and integrity, but the answer. The amount of taxpayer’s money used in developed countries to assist the ruling parties in retaining power via a media advertisement blitz must also be shamelessly mindboggling so we still have a lot to learn.
The election results on May 24th, regardless of who wins, will be interesting as it will show what the country isn’t willing to tolerate and what it treasures more than anything in the whole wide world.