The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

In re­ply to ‘I am lu­cian’: Okay based on your user­name and the con­tent of your first sen­tence, it can safely be con­cluded that you are over­flow­ing with the mal­odor­ous stuff your­self. We can make our point with­out re­sort­ing to silly blan­ket state­ments. Your naiveté too is pal­pa­bly ev­i­dent from your fi­nal para­graph. Se­ri­ously dude, a politi­cian lied to you and tricked you into vot­ing for him? It’s tan­ta­mount to ex­press­ing a be­wil­der­ing sense of shock after jumping into a pool and dis­cov­er­ing that you were soaked. News­flash: politi­cians lie and de­ceive! It’s not like Ken­ton is a bas­tion of hon­esty and trans­parency. We are still wait­ing for the promised Rochamel re­port and an ex­pla­na­tion of the Gryn­berg fi­asco.

The young man’s com­ment re­gard­ing the sen­ti­ments of his youth­ful mates is symp­to­matic of a larger prob­lem down here. Most young­sters’ in­ter­pre­ta­tion of con­flict res­o­lu­tion is to carry out wan­ton acts of vi­o­lence, of­ten with nau­se­at­ing bru­tal­ity. Only re­cently a young man was trag­i­cally almost re­duced to mince­meat by a cut­lass wield­ing sav­age. This was fol­low­ing a dis­pute in which the as­sailant was ac­cused of poi­son­ing a dog. Yes re­ally! Our young­sters desperately need to calm down.

As re­gards those SLP jok­ers, hon­estly don’t they have any­thing bet­ter in which to en­gage them­selves? Granted, some of our young­sters are loose canons but did the red crew se­ri­ously be­lieve that one would is­sue cred­i­ble threats so overtly? Ev­i­dently those SLP pro­pa­gan­dis­tas have no con­cept of a lose/lose sit­u­a­tion. Guys, you can’t make any mileage from this one and would con­ceiv­ably emerge from it look­ing like a bunch of idiots who are fur­ther alien­at­ing the al­ready disgruntled youth. You should have done like a cir­cum­spect bats­man and just let this one go out­side the off-stump.

--- Woods­man

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