When did Mun­roe fall off Da­m­as­cus horse?

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

THE ED­I­TOR, Sir: IT AP­PEARS that Pro­fes­sor Trevor Mun­roe is no longer blind and deaf. He has re­sumed see­ing and hear­ing, but it seems he has only one eye and one ear.

For how could Pro­fes­sor Mun­roe now be vo­cal about ‘in­tegrity’ and ‘cor­rup­tion’ when he was (or is still) a mem­ber of the most cor­rupt in­sti­tu­tion in Ja­maica, the Peo­ple’s Na­tional Party (PNP)?

He was one of the founders of the Work­ers Party of Ja­maica and wanted to foist com­mu­nism on Ja­maicans. I have never seen a coun­try vote for this kind of gov­er­nance. His ul­ti­mate goal was to have a sin­gle au­thor­i­tar­ian party that con­trolled both the po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic sys­tems.

Pro­fes­sor Mun­roe was ap­pointed an ‘in­de­pen­dent’ sen­a­tor by P.J. Pat­ter­son, and by 2002, he was a fully con­verted mem­ber of the PNP and was ap­pointed a sen­a­tor.

His at­tempt at representational pol­i­tics failed when he was beaten by Dr St Aubyn Bartlett in the East­ern St Andrew con­stituency. He sub­se­quently claimed to no longer have an in­ter­est in representational pol­i­tics.

In the height of the PNP cor­rup­tion, Pro­fes­sor Mun­roe was in the Se­nate, rep­re­sent­ing them and beat­ing the desk. He was also a mem­ber of the PNP ex­ec­u­tive.

I would like to find out from Pro­fes­sor Mun­roe when he had his Da­m­as­cus Road mo­ment? When did he change from Saul, the per­se­cu­tor, to Paul, the preacher of the Gospel? How can we re­ally take this man se­ri­ously when he comes be­fore us now wash­ing his hand clean like Pon­tius Pi­late? JACK BROWN jack.e.brown1973@gmail.com

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