Fake News, Alternative Facts . . . and Liars!
Last week I broke one of my cardinal rules. I listened to, and engaged, an idiot in a short discussion. The man raised the question of “the government borrowing from the NIC without parliament approval.” I replied that the government had done nothing wrong. Big mistake! I listened, as I sometimes do, to persons with nothing elevating to say. He was not satisfied. He immediately turned to St. Jude Hospital and asked about the roof of the stadium.
I answered with a question of my own: “Should we return Anthony and the SLP to office for two more years so they can fix the stadium roof, and complete St. Jude Hospital?” No reply! I persisted: “How many more millions would it cost taxpayers if that lot were still in office?” Again, dead silence! He then made some vague reference to the government allowing Chinese citizens a free pass into Saint Lucia. He could not explain what he meant. It was clear that he was under the influence, not of some heady beverage but rather the full-time disseminators of fake news and alternative facts; full-time prevaricators. A great pity the blind continue to lead the blind. I ask myself: Why I should care? The one answer I came up with was my love of country!