We ain’t nothing but hound dogs and we like it so

Hounding – to pursue with or as if with hounds ~ Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

Trinidad and Tobago is a democratic country where the Government is voted into office and voted out of office by a population who believes manna will fall from Heaven via the Government. In extreme circumstances, when a Government behaves in a hostile and arrogant manner towards the public for a number of years , a Government can be hounded into shame and out of office.  Sometimes Government appointed public officials who enjoy the protection and praise of the Government even after strong evidence points to them doing wrong with the public’s purse, are hounded out of office and into high-priced condos in Miami. In recent times, Government Ministers who are fond of behaving arrogantly and using bullying tactics against the population have spoken out against the principle of hounding because these Ministers are shaking in their boots and high-heels. These Ministers are now widely viewed as being corruption supporters and idiots whereas previously they were simply know as idiots.

The principle of hounding is as old as the hound dog itself and was developed in democratic countries as a tool to prevent democratic leaders from pulling wool over people’s eyes for an extended period of time. Hounding is a form of empowerment and sometimes the only tool the public can use to get redress from oppressive democratically elected leaders who think during their elected period they could mash up the place and build in Guanapo as they see fit. Without the ability to hound, a democratic society might as well become a dictatorship and subject itself to the rule of an Attorney General whose brain and eyebrows are clearly on the dotish side.  Hounding is an essential tool used in democratic countries to keep a country free from oppressive, insane and sometimes, stupid people. Taking  away people’s ability to hound public officials out of office is like taking away people’s ability to wine on Carnival days.

You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog
Cryin’ all the time
You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog
Cryin’ all the time
Well, you ain’t never caught a rabbit
And you ain’t no friend of mine

From the song Hound Dog, written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

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3 thoughts on “We ain’t nothing but hound dogs and we like it so

  1. Lol, you have me in stitches:-) “a population who believes manna will fall from Heaven via the Government”
    I had no idea T&T was a democaratic country, you could have fooled me:-)
    Somebody better start to teach the population how to hound:-)

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