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‘FEEDback – “Progress comes only with responsibility”

Author : Johnny Mac (IP: 99.101.70.34 , 99-101-70-34.lightspeed.tukrga.sbcglobal.net)
E-mail : jm@yahoo.com
Comment:
Development is a multifaceted exercise. It is not just the result of a partnership between HMG and GOM. While they play critical roles in the process, development is much more multifaceted than that. Indeed there can be no authentic development unless the general population is the main force – morally, legally, intellectually, and commercially. Indeed we shouldn’t condone a plutocracy. Freedom is never free! Every one of us at home and those living in exile have a vested interest in Montserrat’s redevelopment and must be allowed to make the invaluable contributions that are absolutely required for the country’s redevelopment. If it becomes necessary to take civil/political action against the government, then patriotism and commitment to brotherhood and sisterhood requires that we do that. I keep saying that “freedom is never free! When the people lead the leaders will follow.” Are we suggesting that we have a dictatorial regime, or is it because people keep their tongues tied so they can get an extra piece of bread from Massa, or because are they disinterested or afraid? In any of these cases the redevelopment of Montserrat will be still born, and poverty and misery our constant companion. They will be the just rewards for our apathy and selfishness. Don’t keep blaming the government. The elected officials are selfish, incompetent and dishonest. They seem to lack the virtues of honesty, integrity, fairness and commonsense. However they cannot reelect themselves. I keep thinking that if the slaves who fought for their freedom had instead showed timidity and selfishness that we exhibit we may still be living in slavery today. At least the Hon. Reuben Meade has many characteristics of a slave master.

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Author : Johnny Mac (IP: 99.101.70.34 , 99-101-70-34.lightspeed.tukrga.sbcglobal.net)
E-mail : jm@yahoo.com
Comment:
Development is a multifaceted exercise. It is not just the result of a partnership between HMG and GOM. While they play critical roles in the process, development is much more multifaceted than that. Indeed there can be no authentic development unless the general population is the main force – morally, legally, intellectually, and commercially. Indeed we shouldn’t condone a plutocracy. Freedom is never free! Every one of us at home and those living in exile have a vested interest in Montserrat’s redevelopment and must be allowed to make the invaluable contributions that are absolutely required for the country’s redevelopment. If it becomes necessary to take civil/political action against the government, then patriotism and commitment to brotherhood and sisterhood requires that we do that. I keep saying that “freedom is never free! When the people lead the leaders will follow.” Are we suggesting that we have a dictatorial regime, or is it because people keep their tongues tied so they can get an extra piece of bread from Massa, or because are they disinterested or afraid? In any of these cases the redevelopment of Montserrat will be still born, and poverty and misery our constant companion. They will be the just rewards for our apathy and selfishness. Don’t keep blaming the government. The elected officials are selfish, incompetent and dishonest. They seem to lack the virtues of honesty, integrity, fairness and commonsense. However they cannot reelect themselves. I keep thinking that if the slaves who fought for their freedom had instead showed timidity and selfishness that we exhibit we may still be living in slavery today. At least the Hon. Reuben Meade has many characteristics of a slave master.