Blurred Lines

Posted: November 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

On stage made up and decorated purely for show and shock, making a mockery of society and culture with nothing left to revive a sinking career but to wine up on each other with poor form. O and Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke did it to. Kamla Persad Bissessar and Ian Alleyne put Cyrus and Thicke to shame with their St. Joseph Performance. The lines have been blurred for years now by the Government in terms of Separation of their state powers and privileges from their Private life, which translates to total abuse of their positions. Taking it to extremes in a desperate grab for their once controlled St. Joseph Constituency, boldface-ness and abuse square off against public perception.

Let’s first take a look at how Ian Alleyne has blurred his own lines. The host of Crime watch that was previously “not for sale,” seems to have left this statement chronically unfinished, as it can now be read between the lines as “not for sale, for cheap.” A few promises and alleged prices called all over has seen the former TV start turned political street performer into a spectacle. The question is now being asked by his former fan base, where his lines lay in terms of how much he can blur them for (with or without his trademark sponsored glasses). One would think that given the Circuses p resented for 3 elections for the Year by the UNC, that a strong candidate from the party’s depths, or anyone in general with a half-decent reputation left would have been screened. No luck however, flair and glare, no competence there.

The meat of the abuse going is not only exemplified in this By-Election, and has pushed it to it’s absolute limits. Straight up cash bribes and employment? Nah, this election is different as the usual means proved useless this year, they bypassed all of that and just handed out contracts directly. Now what is wrong what that one may ask, especially as development needs to take place and aside from the obvious focus now on a constituency that has been largely ignored for the last 3 years. Allyene admitted proudly, as did Cabinet members, to him being a “Middle Man,” awarding the contracts. Alleyne hold NO state position, NO appointment, so where is the line and method he went about to award STATE contracts? 24 have been admitted too, 1 for every hour of the day we are subjected to this type of nonsense. Loos like we no longer have to worry about our tax dollars potentially funding bribes now, they have cut out the bank being the middle man, and are giving it out directly as projects via a former Outside man….
middle man millionaire
Whether it’s a state vehicle being used privately for Minister’s Families to do groceries, or entertaining “assistants” on state expense accounts, it all boils down to a “we in power, we do what we want” thing. The lines of the constituency are the only solid ones that will be laid in tomorrows by-Elections (unless voter padding is back, and in that case we are more backwards than forwards by far). This old tactic of “pay offs” that was overhauled into an entirely different beast in terms of formality and functionality will be tested tomorrow in a By-Election that will surly be somebody’s downfall in the end. Tomorrow will either prove to be a breath of fresh Hope for TnT in showing the integrity and power of the people, or the coming of another dark age in TnT politics, one that we would be powerless against, funded by our own tax dollars….



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