Falconer has pig vi­sion

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION&COMMENTARY -

THE ED­I­TOR, Sir: EX­PERTS IN the bi­ol­ogy field, specif­i­cally those who are into an­i­mal bi­ol­ogy, know that pigs have dichro­matic vi­sion. Sim­ply put, their view of the world is less rich than most oth­ers.

That bit of in­for­ma­tion is crit­i­cal in un­der­stand­ing why San­drea Falconer, the aide to Op­po­si­tion Leader Por­tia Simp­son Miller, went on so­cial me­dia on Satur­day evening to com­plain about Prime Min­is­ter An­drew Hol­ness wear­ing a green hat while he was check­ing to see if ev­ery­thing was in place for Hur­ri­cane Matthew.

The prime min­is­ter was do­ing what any good leader of a coun­try would do. I am, there­fore, hav­ing a hard time find­ing a rea­son why Falconer would make an is­sue of how he dressed.

If I am to go by the facts,

how­ever, not ev­ery­body can see gen­uine ac­tion for what is it. San­drea Falconer is a po­lit­i­cal hack of a dif­fer­ent kind, and be­ing that means she can only see green and or­ange, and ev­ery­thing else mat­ters not.

For God’s sake, the hat that the pig-vi­sion lady was com­plain­ing of had ‘Jamaica’ writ­ten big and bold on the front.

It is peo­ple like her who have caused the in­tel­lec­tu­ally de­fi­cient Peo­ple’s Na­tional Party to be ir­rel­e­vant. The party, by hav­ing Falconer and oth­ers in key po­si­tions, has turned off many, and un­til they are rooted out, the vi­brant or­ange that colours the ris­ing sun will look dull.

The pub­lic should prob­a­bly ex­cuse Falconer for her in­ap­pro­pri­ate­ness be­cause, again, science has taught us that those who of­ten dis­play signs of envy some­times ex­pe­ri­ence cloudy vi­sion. Was Satur­day night one of her mo­ments? NI­COLE FOS­TER nicole­fosjm@gmail.com

San­drea Falconer

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