Much more than followers
Wow! After reading the Barbados Today dated February 5, 2013 about the election coming up, it was so very interesting to see all that’s being said and done by the different parties.
The first thing that caught my attention is how much money that’s being spent in order to get the attention of the voters – and I do remember hearing that Barbados is in a recession. But your elected officials, and want-to-be elected seem to be able to find the money that’s needed to do whatever it take to attract your attention to vote for them.
I’ve said it before, and I am going to say it again. Is it really about you or the people? This is a question that you need to sit and ask yourselves.
With all the billboards and fliers all over the place, which I am sure that people were paid to put them up, when it’s all over and done are these same people who paid to have them put up, are thy going to pay to have them taken down to allow Barbados to remain clean and beautiful?
I remember as a boy going to school in Barbados, and when the time came for an election how the candidates would go to the different rum shops and leave money with the owners to provide corn-beef, biscuits and rum to gain votes of the people.
Now it seem things have gotten much larger to capture a larger audience. But it also seem that to degrade each other is the normal thing to do in order to sway your attention from the real issues at hand.
The thing that bothers me the most is that they are all behind close doors at the end of all this mess to gain votes to either retain their positions, or to gain a position. And whatever needs to be done to make it a better way of life for all Barbadians is in their hands to agree to disagree and keep the interests of the people first and foremost at all times.
Make this old way of doing business at the expense of the taxpayers a thing of the past.
Have you ever taken the time to look back at when so called blacks were slaves that they were more helpful towards one another? Have you allowed the slave master’s ways to take away the love, compassion, and understanding for each other? Why have we become so divided, yet claim to be together?
Until we start to care more for one another, and act as a team for the people, things are going to continue to be the same. Show the world that Barbadians are much more than followers, that they are true leaders in every sense of the word.
Do what’s right for the people and by the people and Barbados will be a bright light to the world. Let them all say if a little island can do it, then why can’t we. I know deep down in my heart that you can. Forget about being Mr. Big or Miss Big and start being servants of the people and for the people.
When you start becoming more than who you are working for, then it’s going to be nothing but trouble and more trouble. Show the younger generation how it’s really done, or should be done.
This is all that I am going to say in regards to this election and the people who are trying to be elected to do a job for the people.
A suit and tie, or the most expensive dress don’t really make you a man or a woman, but it’s the way you treat people.
— Charles Cadogan