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Write it Boy … JUST AS YOU SEE IT!

By Man from Baker Hill

If you write it as you see it, there is always someone who will disagree with you. But you must still write it. Here is a new lesson that I have taken out of life’s pages; and I must write about it.

All coconuts fall to the ground, eventually. No matter how big or juicy the coconut looks, or how tall the tree, the coconut will fall. Sometimes we pick it from the tree to drink or eat it. Sometimes a wee little mangy rat would climb the tree, drink the water, pee all over the nut, cut it loose and cause it to fall to the ground. But most times it stays on the tree until it becomes ripe or old and then it falls to the ground. The coconut must come down.

Similarly, all breadfruit will fall to the ground too. We may pick and eat some before they fall; but most fall from the tree and make a real mess on the ground. All juicy mangoes must fall to the ground too. Just as the juicy fruit will fall to the ground, so will all politicians surely fall to the ground and beyond.

The real lesson that I learned is this. Things change! Nothing remains the same; and sooner or later what goes up will come down. Change is inevitable. That should be a stark political lesson for politicians and their supporting cohorts. And especially for those candidates who were successful in the 2014 general elections. I shall write it as I see it.

And I have written it as I saw it. Leading up to the recent general elections, as far back as September 2013, I wrote a number of articles to stimulate political discussions and debate; and I know that they did. These articles are Political Mentor…ification, Political Mindfulness, Safe Hands, Paid Political Statement and Conscientious Objection. And I even publicly endorsed one candidate during the election campaign. Of course, many did not agree with me; but I wrote it as I saw it. These articles were my contributions to the 2014 general elections.

I wrote it as I saw it; because I wanted my political opinions to be archived for 100 years. And I sincerely wish that the current group of politicians would recognize the usefulness of the written word; but more importantly, I want them to understand the real value of The Montserrat Reporter to their political career. They too must write it; but not only what they want others to believe.

But if they do not write or all they do is talk, talk, and more talk; they must be careful what they say and do or allow others to do in their names. Read this very carefully. No matter how great the desire is to achieve a political goal, political groups must be mindful of their actions. It was brought to my attention that at one of the political meetings a very distasteful display of caricature lynching was carried out at Cudjoe Head. I say, no! Not again! Cudjoe Head is historically renowned for the beheading of Captain Cudjoe. Some incidents must remain in the history books.

Finally, for the records and for the benefit of the new government, I will write it as I see it.

And here I go again…. the problems facing Montserrat can be solved; but you have to know the problems before you can solve them. Remember, all juicy fruits fall to the ground; but politicians fall to the ground and beyond. Good luck!

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If you write it as you see it, there is always someone who will disagree with you. But you must still write it. Here is a new lesson that I have taken out of life’s pages; and I must write about it.

All coconuts fall to the ground, eventually. No matter how big or juicy the coconut looks, or how tall the tree, the coconut will fall. Sometimes we pick it from the tree to drink or eat it. Sometimes a wee little mangy rat would climb the tree, drink the water, pee all over the nut, cut it loose and cause it to fall to the ground. But most times it stays on the tree until it becomes ripe or old and then it falls to the ground. The coconut must come down.

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Similarly, all breadfruit will fall to the ground too. We may pick and eat some before they fall; but most fall from the tree and make a real mess on the ground. All juicy mangoes must fall to the ground too. Just as the juicy fruit will fall to the ground, so will all politicians surely fall to the ground and beyond.

The real lesson that I learned is this. Things change! Nothing remains the same; and sooner or later what goes up will come down. Change is inevitable. That should be a stark political lesson for politicians and their supporting cohorts. And especially for those candidates who were successful in the 2014 general elections. I shall write it as I see it.

And I have written it as I saw it. Leading up to the recent general elections, as far back as September 2013, I wrote a number of articles to stimulate political discussions and debate; and I know that they did. These articles are Political Mentor…ification, Political Mindfulness, Safe Hands, Paid Political Statement and Conscientious Objection. And I even publicly endorsed one candidate during the election campaign. Of course, many did not agree with me; but I wrote it as I saw it. These articles were my contributions to the 2014 general elections.

I wrote it as I saw it; because I wanted my political opinions to be archived for 100 years. And I sincerely wish that the current group of politicians would recognize the usefulness of the written word; but more importantly, I want them to understand the real value of The Montserrat Reporter to their political career. They too must write it; but not only what they want others to believe.

But if they do not write or all they do is talk, talk, and more talk; they must be careful what they say and do or allow others to do in their names. Read this very carefully. No matter how great the desire is to achieve a political goal, political groups must be mindful of their actions. It was brought to my attention that at one of the political meetings a very distasteful display of caricature lynching was carried out at Cudjoe Head. I say, no! Not again! Cudjoe Head is historically renowned for the beheading of Captain Cudjoe. Some incidents must remain in the history books.

Finally, for the records and for the benefit of the new government, I will write it as I see it.

And here I go again…. the problems facing Montserrat can be solved; but you have to know the problems before you can solve them. Remember, all juicy fruits fall to the ground; but politicians fall to the ground and beyond. Good luck!