I apologize to my viewers and followers for being away from here for a little while. I expect that you have kept up with my activity on Facebook. It is again getting to be a most exciting time in our SKN, but I will not be detracted from my mission, but add and include what I can, and where I can. Activities in SKN do not change the issues, it just give some folks the opportunity to ‘drag the red herring’ in front of us, but I dare say that the wise people among us will not be fooled. Being fooled is a subjective and personal matter, and some of us will always allow ourselves to be fooled, but don’t be baffled by the foolery, everyone knows what is in it for them. It is a chance we all take, but we still bawl out ‘foul’ when we do not win. It is human nature and it behooves us well if we learn to understand how this works at our earliest.
There is no one big thing that should occupy our minds right now. Actually, what may look like a big thing may only be a bunch of little things … like a bouquet, of many flowers put together into a larger format, but it is very simple and easy to dismantle, if you know how and where to begin. No matter how big an issue appear to be it always start with a simple atom. The smallest indivisible particle. The one and one drops of water add up until you get a glass of water, and still more drops gives you a swimming pool, and then there is the million gallon reservoir up my street. If it is ever necessary, it can all be dismantled down to that one single drop. So to is everything on our planet, and given the technology today, I don’t even want to think about the realities and possibilities.
In the past year we have seen and heard many things. They are gone into history but the effect will be here until eternity. Our future is created by our present, some people are still clueless, and still more just do not care, but whoever you are and whatever you do today will have irretrievable repercussions tomorrow. Hind sight is a nice expression but of impractical value. I am not one for accepting ‘hind sight’, and do not accept that excuse because it is given to man to know the “right things to do” in their present circumstance, if they are really serious about doing the right things. It is a human thing to play smart with oneself, and others, but there is no way around truth, and real justice will always prevail. It is incumbent us to do the right thing, whether someone is watching or not, because we never get a second chance. It appear to some that they get a second chance, if so consider yourself lucky, because somebody, somewhere must be really love you.
Many things are under focus in our SKN. I am not focusing on any one thing, though everything will get noticed, and may not get a mention in my blog. Everyone has an opinion, and sometimes I feel led to share mine. It is not meant to persuade anyone to shift their ‘lane’ or even give my view a second thought. I just see thing differently sometimes, as you do too. There are those who will get upset with my view, I hope they will just grow up, and move on. I have learned to appreciate everyone, and respect them for what they believe. This is the season when some humans with psychological difficulties will get upset with people who do not see eye to eye with them. Knowing this I am staying to myself and away from the crowds were people display that mentality. I am a peace loving person but I also have a contingency “plan B” in case I run into these persons who don’t seen to understand the word “NO”.
This brings me to my recent post on Facebook today following an article of the Commissioner of Police. In case you are not on Facebook let share what I wrote there:
“”Most if not all of us could agree with what the Commissioner of Police was reported to have said in a MiyVue article dated Saturday 20th July, 2013. I agree that talk is good for all of us, but I am not so sure that we are drilling down into the potentially problematic young minds. I am to assume that we are using the Radio and Tv to broadcast positive messages daily, to uplift, motivate and educate the listeners. I am also to assume that we are feeding these young minds positive and motivational messages, at their source, in all our SKN schools. It may be possible that some of the criminals today could have spent their whole 5-years or more of school without any educational exposure to the negative effects of crime and criminality.
I believe that signage, posters and stickers, can be used in addition to other aids, in our fight “against crime”. I don’t know who tell us that our people do not read, but every sign, poster and sticker in sight is read by everyone in SKN. In the not to distant future SKN will be in the throws of a political election. We will all be impacted by billboards, posters, stickers, manifestos, and a whole lot of written material … and it will all get read by everyone, because they want to know. I say this because we, like everyone else, have CRIME in our country, and we either have to vote for it or vote against it. We vote for crime if we do not intend to spend the money to create the awareness necessary, throughout our nation, with billboards, posters, flyers, sticker, etc. to help our inhabitants to agree that we should all vote against crime.
Crime has nothing to do with any politics. More acts of crime may be perpetrated against adults. Adults rationalize the criminal acts, whereas the young people may not. We say that we are who we are, and it is incumbent upon all of us to fight crime, on every front, with every available resource, and I believe the winning fight begins in our own minds.””
I suspect that we are mainly focusing on this aspect of crime because people die, and it is an international statistic, and we need our country to look good. I am not opening any can of worms, but there are many hundreds of crimes committed each day against many of our people, but law enforcement in our country and like many other countries are not dealing with it. It is not that they do not know, and it is not that they do not care, it may be that they are not willing to stand the high cost of establishing the anti crime units necessary, to see to and improve the welfare of our people. With all the scholarships, doctors, nurses and trained people, not to mention the “resident medical schools” on our islands, there may be something that I do not know, something that I may be missing, as to the reasons why we do not have certain anti crime units in SKN already.
I can understand that the personnel to run and manage these operations could be extremely problematic, because the reality of the situation may be that we cannot find within our community honest and decent people who can professionally operate the institutes in our SKN. Private and confidential information is leaked out, like is the norm. We are supposed to have a certain confidence in the system of law enforcement and justice, but when sensitive information is on the street in minutes, and weapons and evidence can disappear from very tight security, we the inhabitants may have a problem with that, and we will not support any unprofessional operation set up to take care of our problems. It is just human nature. If we hear that the culprits are brought to justice it might help some of us to have more confidence in the system.
I am not on the case of the authorities concerned, but I suspect that they know their capabilities and are not willing to waste their resources knowing the practical impossibility of the task. By now you should have caught on that it is all a matter of TRUST. So nothing is perfect, so maybe we should still give it a shot. I am pretty sure that if an abusive ‘boyfriend’ or ‘husband’ is sternly addressed by a serious law enforcement officer, we can hear of positive results. But you know in SKN some man does get vexed when they find that they are wrong, so the necessary support has to be in place to deal with the black eye and burst mouth, that could result, and the perpetrators. Now if the woman is driven to get a gun and shoot him up, in defense of here own salvation, that would be considered as unwarranted and excessive force, but when she getting beat up and kicked up like a floor cloth, nobody saying anything. So who give man the right to treat women like that? and then to get away with it? You know the answer, and you had better do something about it, because it can only get worse.
Maybe it is because of my surname that some people seem to feel that I am supposed to have a serious view on the political happenings of the day. Unlike some people, I am not flabbergasted or surprised by today’s happenings, either inside or outside of SKN. When you learn to have the ultimate respect for people you are never surprised at what people do, or what people say. It is their right to be themselves, to do what they want to do, and to say what they want to say. You are also free and it is your right to listen or not to listen to what they have to say. Just be very sure that your DESTINY is NOT tied to them, or else you might find yourself in a whole lot of trouble. If they are hotting your POT and paying your BILLS then you have need to be very concerned with what they say and what they do, and to decide what you can do and cannot do in the not to distant future.
I do not have that difficulty because my DESTINY is not tied to any of them. I am still on full manners, giving my ‘hello’ to everyone, even though some of them do not respond. I was taught a long time ago to be courteous to everyone, but don’t expect everyone to be nice, because that is just human nature. We can see that many things have changed in our world today and in our SKN. It is not like how it “use to was” in our times, of the fifties and sixties. We need to accept that and not give way, but try to explain to this new generation that they did not just get here by themselves, just like that, they are here because of what we did and did not do. I am convinced that the sensible people of our now generation is capable of crafting the rules and regulations that would guide us through our many changes. The changes have started and will continue, unceasingly. We are now into another change cycle.
Some of us can live in this new environment but many of us are not adapting and coping with the daily changes. It is not easy but one has to develop patience and tolerance. It is my view that you are still here because you learned a survival skill in your youth, and you should not let yourself be impacted to the extent that you forget, what you know and practiced, it will stand you in good stead today. It is very easy to want to be ‘cool’ and more compatible with what seems to be the ‘in thing’ of the day, but that is not of you and will only bring you grief, horrors and death ultimately. If you do not eat pork and beef, do not start now. If it was not good for you 50-years ago, so why is it suddenly good for you now? Nothing has changed so leave the ‘pork and beef’ severely alone. Sense alone should be your guide.
I like how there are some people who feel that they have the gift of prediction. They can look into , whatever it is that they look into, and deal with whatever they are dealing with and know the future. There may also be those people who use a different branch of science to predict the outcome of political elections. There are those ordinary folks who just have a ‘gut’ feeling on the election outcome. I do not get caught up in any predictive or non predictive science. What is to happen will happen. Whatever happens is for a purpose, but that purpose may not be revealed to us now, but to some future generations, whose future is based on our present actions. We may not like the outcome of the present activity but that is how it has to be. The electorate will do what they have to do and everything else will just fall into place. Be not be dismayed, we all have our part to play by ensuring that we vote for what we KNOW IS RIGHT, and not what we believe should be right.
Independence Square will soon have an upgrade. I am looking forward to this, and to taking Lady Elka and the grand children here for a Sunday afternoon promenade. I expect it will be a sight to behold at sunset and after dark with the new lights. I do not know if the Independence Square may become a photographers outdoor location of choice as it was some forty and fifty years ago. In this dispensation it could lend itself rather nicely to the new and modern lighting technology and techniques, and I hope that we are allowed to walk and pose our models on the grass, of our now sophisticated Independence Square. This may be one of many trinkets to look forward to for Independence 2013.
[To be continued]