Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Last Prediction

Honoured as I was by the recent shout out from Dr. Bethel's blog, the time has come to close the chapter this blog attempted to contribute to further democratising Bahamian society. Dr. Bethel is correct in criticising too much anonymity, yet anonymity has always been an integral ingredient in the online discourse, and anonymity allows for the freer expression of critical thought. It allows writers to play with ideas one does not necessarily subscribe to, to solicit reactions. Unfortunately, I was interpreted as a blog campaigning against the FNM - and, by extension, for the PLP. Apparently, I was misunderstood.

There are probably good reasons for this misunderstanding. It is more important to criticise those in power, and easier. Yet, I should have paid more attention to criticising the poor opposition work we received from elected PLPs in the House, because the opposition role is an important responsibility in a democracy, too, and The Bahamas has yet to see an opposition doing a good job. However, if I gave the impression that a change back to what we have had before would bring back a Golden Age, then be assured, the only thing characterising that period as Golden in my memory is the colour the PLP chose for its logo. In addition, I believe that the few voices in our media landscape capable of writing critically tend to be more sympathetic towards the FNM, thus criticising the PLP more readily. When the PLP says or does something stupid, there will be a well written article about it, calling them out, chastising them. And it will be there fast. If the FNM says or does something stupid, there is barely a reaction. So I called them out creating an unbalanced blog as a result. My apologies.

Throughout the life of this blog, I had hoped for more reactions from my readers, 300 to 400 every month, according to site stats. However, there never was any feedback. Whether this is because people did not want to discuss with Anonymous, or because people did not want to discuss? Who knows.

Before I go, I will leave you with a prediction though, regarding the general elections in nine days. The Bahamas will have the same government after the election as it does now. Nothing will change. That's right, I called it. But: This is not saying that I believe the FNM will win, that Hubert Ingraham will be Prime Minister again. This is saying that regardless of which party will send more MPs to the House, and regardless of whether the Prime Minister's name is going to be Hubert Ingraham, Perry Christie, or Branville McCartney, the policies put before us, and the style of governance will not significantly change.

Opportunities, genuine opportunities for drastic improvement that is, will remain an elusive illusion for most. Benefits will continue to be reaped by a small group of Bay Street Boys or Sunshine Boys, or maybe Lighthouse Keepers.

Bahamas, you deserve better. But unless you demand better, you will only get same old, same old.

Should you miss this blog, just fine tune your ears, because you can hear me elsewhere, too, sharing the same thoughts in other fora. This is no big loss. If you did not like the blog, well, then it is not a big loss anyway. Thank you for reading, and good bye.

2 comments:

  1. Condannato al carcere a Milano ad inizio anni 2000. "Il funzionario di Citibank in grossi guai" come da finale del seguente articolo era lui.
    http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/2001/febbraio/02/Arrestato_imprenditore_delle_truffe_fiscali_co_7_0102023408.shtml
    Cacciato a sberle, poi, da Citibank, e fatto condannare al carcere dalla stessa Citibank.
    ---
    In possesso della tessera di ... tenetevi forte, pls, and stra pls "ORGOGLIO PEDOFILO".
    https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAMBLA
    STO SCHIFOSO DEPRAVATO ... LO DEVO DIRE... IN QUANTO VERO... SODOMIZZA BAMBINI, SODOMIZZA ZINGARELLI DI 10-12 ANNI, CHE E' STO ACCLARATISSIMO PEDERASTA DI PAOLO BARRAI, RAGLIA SPESSISSIMO IN PRIVATO: "NEL LATIN AMERICA CHE TANTO AMO, E' FACILE FARE SESSO CON RAGAZZINI DI 10-14 ANNI... TANTE BAMBINE DI 12-14 ANNI RIMANGONO IN CINTA.. QUINDI, IO SCOPO I BAMBINI, BEVO IL LORO PRIMO SPERMA... SON PEDOFILO E ME NE VANTO". HO SENTITO QUESTI SUOI DISCORSI DA VOMITO ANCHE IO, QUANDO VENNE A TROVARCI A MODENA.
    (http://ilpunto-borsainvestimenti.blogspot.be/2013/03/lunedi-11-marzo-cena-modena-per-parlare.html)

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  2. Fece comprare a Mafia, Camorra e Ndrangheta ( suoi veri e soli clienti.. che se ne fregano delle performances, volendo solo lavara capitali assassini) case in Brasile, nel Marzo 2011, e da allora il Real Brasiliano ha perso "solo" il 60% per cento.
    http://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=BRL&to=EUR
    http://www.forexinfo.it/Real-brasiliano-rischia-il-tracollo-tra-crisi-economica-e-politica
    Fece comprare l'oro a 1800 dollari, nell'Estate 2011, ed a seguire, lo stesso, e' "solo" precipitato fino a 1160 dollari.
    Fece comprare il petrolio a 105 dollari e passa, nella primavera 2014, e lo stesso, e' caduto in un baratro: giu fino a 43 dollari attuali!
    Raglio' di "dedollarizzazione", a fine 2011, mentre l'euro valeva 1,40 contro un dollaro, e lo stesso dollaro ha poi guadagnato un 30% e passa contro l'euro.
    Ma vi rendete conto di quanto vi sputtanerete in tutto il mondo e per sempre, ad accostarvi a... parole sue.. sto "bevitore di primo sperma di bambini dodicenni", quale il gia' tante volte in galera, verminoso pedofilomosessuale Paolo Barrai di criminalissima Wmo sa Panama e criminalissima Bsi Italia srl di via Socrate 26 a Milano? Scritto per mero vostro bene. Questo e' solo un antipastino su chi e' davvero sto mega truffatore e mega avanzo di galera di Paolo Barrai. Fra poco mi stra scatenero' giorno e notte. A fra non molto. giannipanni@gmx.com.

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