Our old friend Yardbroom posted the following…
Barbados is now a country that has lost its moral focus, people who should be respected because of their position or office, and as individuals – in their own right – find it difficult to gain respect.
Harold Hoyte a journalist of some note, in a recent Nation News article wrote, “integrity” was not an important character trait to be Prime Minister of Barbados. This statement demonstrates that people who should know better do not expect of elected officials – or say they don’t – what most people do. They see lack of integrity, and other similar character traits, as minor impediments, if integrity is not in the character of the individual, it does not matter which office he/she holds, they cannot be expected to act in a way, that reasonable people would expect.
How far is our moral decay? almost rock bottom, when decent living people, are taken to task for being decent, and roguishness becomes the order of main stream thinking, it is imperative for those left standing, to speak out before there is no one left with a listening ear.
I fear, if Jesus walked on water up the inner careenage of Barbados today, in our present moral bankrupt state, the movers and shakers would say, he is too nice and decent to lead us, or have anything of worth to say.
We see criminal activity in many forms, drugs, prostitution, violence, and corruption at many levels, by those who should know better, but the showing by example, by those who should be the bastions of our society is sadly lacking. As a result our young people – one is tempted to say with justification – take little notice of the telling of moral values, when the showing by example is not demonstrated.
There is no social responsibility left, only a free for all, do as you wish, nothing matters in this moraless environment, thuggery, vindictiveness, threats, surreptitious monitoring, all is grist to the mill.
There is one caveat, no opinion should be expressed unless it reinforces the rape and pillage of our country, you are free, but that freedom is dependent on you agreeing with us, “free indeed!” Oh, how free we are.
It needs a special person, to bring about dramatic change from the old order of doing things, a person with the qualities of “integrity” decency, and moral values, and I honestly believe that David Thompson of the DLP is the man for that challenge.
… posted by BFP reader Yardbroom on our article Harold Hoyte At Nation News: Integrity Not An Important Character Trait To Be Prime Minister Of Barbados (link here)
Barbados Free Press Replies…
Yardbroom, there is much wisdom in what you have written, but as fellow citizens we must respectfully disagree with your comment in red – thus far.
Our views on the DLP’s failure to act upon integrity rules, conflict of interest rules and transparency for their own MPs and candidates is well known and we won’t go into the whole issue again right now.
But if there is one thing that troubles us terribly, that remains foremost in our minds whenever we see or hear Mr. Thompson – it is his as-yet-unexplained “fatted calf” speech to the party faithful.
Mr. Thompson personally needs to publicly account for his fatted calf statement – to refute, clarify or even embrace his own words. Explanations from his representatives or party members are simply not good enough.
Mr. Thompson, Sir, this fatted calf speech of yours needs to be addressed publicly before we can consider anything else.
Background: See BFP’s article BLP Blog Publishes DLP Leader’s “Fatted Calf” Speech