Sunday, May 19, 2013

April 1, 2013 - Market Vendor


Tis de holiest period of the Christian calendar and last weekend we marked the crucifiction and resurrection of our lord Jesus Christ and thousands of Barbadians joined Christians all over the world in celebrating this holy season.Dis year was extra special, because we Catholics excited by de presence of our new holy father,Pope Francis de first.Dis Pope setting a new tone, he reaching out to de common man and causing some anxious moments fuh de security people.Pun Holy Thursday he wash and kiss de feet of men and women in prison reenacting a very special event in the life of our Lord.Of course at Easter we gine fly kites, attend de Fish Festival in Oistins, fetes, travel and shop, all of which got nothing to do wid wha Easter is all about but yuh got to have some celebration in life and de picnics and parties is all part of the celebration.Today is a mixed bag fuh me, firstly, seeing Tiger Woods come from total disgrace and failure as golfer, to claw he way back to the top and defy de highly judgmental television critics to again become the number 1 golfer in de world.He got a new girlfriend and I hope she can keep de Tiger caged!
Finally months after de power outage at de Super Bowl they finally find out what went wrong,America is an amazing place, dem can put men in space, fly drone planes and take out enemy combatants wid pin point accuracy and do it all from a Iphone in de palm of yuh hand, but we got to wait months to find out how what cause the de blackout! And then there is de wretched cash for gold business and all de crime dat getting commit against locals and visitors alike.Back in de 70s in Guyana they use to have something called choke and rob, we used to laugh at dem cause Bubabdus was a safe God fearing place but today we like Guyana back then, people frighten to wear jewelry, visitors getting robbed and shot, beach crime at unprecedented levels, something got to give cause tourism is we number one industry and we can’t let a few fufless vagabonds destroy bout here.We need some ole time policing, dem people need to start feeling de strong arm of de law, we too soft pun crime, too many excuses”he had a hard like growing up or he din have nuh father figure to guide he or he parents use to beat he dat is why he turn out violent so, or he get left at de orphanage and nobody ever look back at he” excuses, excuses, many ah we travel some of them same roads and worse, but did determine dat neither circumstances nor poverty was going to keep we from achieving we goals.Imagine a CDB study show dat 21% of de population prefer to be voluntary idle,21 %? So where them plan to eat, get clothes, money to fete, shelter at night? Exactly how does a human being decide to remain idle? Don’t de devil find work fuh idle hands? how could somebody survive over de long haul if dem is voluntary idle? And dat don't have nothing to do with de unemployment figures,so if I add dem two together we got over 30 per cent of we people out of work? While I support dealing harshly wid cash fuh gold criminals, dat is dealing wid de symptoms, we need to deal with de causes and get to de root before dem roots become immovable!
I market vendor gone fuh now,you have a blessed and a wonderful day, yuh hear?

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