And whither goest thou?
By MICHAEL RUDDER | Tue, September 11, 2012 - 12:01 AM()
One thing is certain: this country will not be the same as in 1994 when a new Government takes office after the next general election. Potential for growth and economic development will be shallow.
I note with interest that this Democratic Labour Party Government is promising that many actions and programmes will come to fruition next year. The chief “publicist” of these novelties is one who does not speak unless CBCTV is present.
But what are the chances of growth? Where has “all” the world’s money gone? Perhaps one can say: “Gone to line the pockets of the few, so there’ll be no new dawn . . . until they say so.”
Indeed, there may be no new dawn in Barbados too soon, just as there will only be a new dawn in America if Mitt wins the presidency.
After this presidential election, however, America can never again talk to any country about democracy. That concept in that country has taken flight on the wings of big money masquerading as free speech.
So who really controls the world’s purse strings? My understanding is that moneyed groups have done so through the years, starting with the Royal Institute of International Affairs, founded in London in 1920; then the Council on Foreign Relations followed in 1921; then came the Bilderberg Group (1954); the Club of Rome (1968); and the Trilateral Commission (1973).
These are dominated by the family of the Rothschilds and Rockefellers, and other major manipulators, who, in turn, answer to higher powers.
These organizations have among their number the top people in global politics, business, banking, military, media, “education” and so forth. These are the channels through which the same global policies are coordinated outside public knowledge, through apparently unconnected countries, political parties, and institutions.
So whither goest Barbados, caught up as we are as mere pawns in a global struggle? There was a time when we were outstandingly different in the region, when being your brother’s keeper was the norm.
Sharing was much in evidence. We shared what we brought from family “in the country” with friends and neighbours.
Sometimes, today, even if one invites a neighbour over, they may not show up. It is hard to be your brother’s keeper if your brother does not even see you when you are standing in front of him or her.
Yet, we must lead change so Barbados will, once again, become a good place to be; and then we shall know with certainty where we are going. It takes leadership. I am prepared to lead where I can. Are you too going to lead? Please say yes.
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