Aranguez – May 2010
As hard as it is to believe, the following is based on actual events that took place in the former Democratic Country of Trinidad and Tobago over the last few days.
“Attack the press and the people with full force” shouted the Trinidad and Tobago Cabal (formerly known as the Government) as they saw the treasury and iPads slipping from their grips. It was just two years ago they hoodwinked the population into casting their votes for a dictatorship disguised as a democratic party and were hoping that the nation kept behaving like sheep and goats. But as good luck would have it, the plot to free their treasury-plundering leaders from a life in jail, without the benefit of any access to extra-slippery butt cream, was exposed by the soon-to-be-strangled press of the land.
This one cataclysmic event, along with the nightmares of deeds of the Last Party in Power, jolted the country out of slumber and the usual sheep and goat behavior of the nation was transformed almost overnight to the behavior of wolves. The Cabal, on seeing this transformation, grew angry and flew into a blinding rage because they knew that jail is no place for butt-hole party leaders. “How dare they expose us” shouted the King, and the Queen and the Chief Corrupt Lawyer of the Cabal. “Don’t they know who is boss.” So, both in fury and desperation, every woman and Jack in the cabal asked all their minions who were given, getting, or about to get party favors, to come out and support the Dictatorship at a free brain-numbing event to show the protesting nation how mindless mass support can make a hugely unforgivable wrong, alright.
Aranguez – May 2010
Some say it was the thought of being escorted at the crack of dawn on some random morning while he was still in his pajamas, on the next one-way plane to Cuba that caused him to declare an imaginary war on criminals for the umpteenth time in as many years. But with the harmonized, spontaneous laughter erupting all over the country minutes into the 7’oclock news last night, people became aware PM PM was after Tommy and Martin Joseph’s crowns as National Joker and Clown, respectively. Even the news anchormen and women had a hard time holding back a chuckle since his antics sounded more like something from the mouth of a standup comic than a real leader.
During the same interview, PM PM said he was angry that social commentators and certain blogs called him compassionless for the statements he made concerning the recent murder of 10 year old Tecia Henry, but nothing he said, or the way he said nothing, during the brief press interview changed anybody’s mind about him. In fact, his show of anger, hate, and disgust over the comments that obviously dented his fragile ego only supported the public’s opinion he is a an insecure leader who dwells only on his imaginary self-importance, and not the people.
So life goes on in our own Neverland where the President will never resign and the Prime Minister will never care. In our Neverland, criminals will never be caught, our economy will never prosper without high oil prices, our money never stop being wasted on nonproductive ego-trips and our leaders will never stop climbing on the back of democracy to become dictators. When will it end? Never.
In the land called Trouble In The Bag, The AG resigned, bringing with it accusations she wouldn’t tow The Party Line. Or support The Dictatorship, depending how you say it. While Pro Max decides between resignation and wining, the country carried on mumbling and burning. Crime, aided and abetted by You-Know-Who, is now exploding, threatening to make a bullet to the head the leading cause of death, followed by holding breath for Pro Max to let go of his Speedo. The Dictator’s Favorite pull all her money and knows she could always depend on her honey . No-Integrity-No-Decency is about to be appointed as AG and he is just what The Dictator ordered to get Party Enemy. The Newspaper, pretending to want democracy but only wanting money, is doing its part in firing the right people. They know instinctively how to protect The Evil.
Part of a full page ad that appeared in the Trinidad Express today, April 18 2009
So the issue is not whether democracy is good for the economy but whether it’s good for the people. Exclusion didn’t bring democracy and freedom to the people so maybe inclusion will. But should Cuba be included if it fails to move towards democracy? What do the Summit leaders say? What does Chavez really want? What does China think? Why did Ortega take so long to say nothing? If only the region was run by a few good leaders…forever.
Who is afraid of a little dictatorship? Some leaders are not.
Global Signature Campaign in Support of Democracy Movement in Cuba
Is Chavez as good as he looks? - Another full-page ad in the Trinidad Express today, 18th April 2009