we celebrate another year of Independence it’s always good to God (Yahweh)
thanks for His grace, mercy and goodness to us as a nation; collectively and
individually. And then we have to be true to ourselves and ask questions like
are we going? What’s our vision? Are the leaders we’re electing qualified &
capable of our destination? Or is this just an aimless journey that we’re on as
a nation, one of our greatest disadvantages as it relates to our Independence
is that we didn’t have to physically fight for our independence as some other
nations had to; therefore Bahamians place very little value on the entire
concept of independence.
was during one of the B.T.C’s demonstration on Bay Street that I observed a
uniformed Police Officer forcefully took a Bahamian flag from one of the
demonstrators; threw the flag to the ground and walked upon it as he tried to
push the demonstrator to the side of the street.
It’s incidence like that and others that call
into question our National Pride and where are we going as a Nation?
what you want about the Haitians; when it comes to their National Pride and the
honoring / respect of the Haitian flag, these people have got it together and
also the Americans.
The problem we have as Bahamians is that when it comes to
dealing with / confronting controversial issues for the betterment /
advancement of the Bahamas; we’ve been methodically trained to foolishly pray
about the situation / issues and God will take care of them for us.
Foolish Bahamians, who hath bewitched you?
who really cares about the well beings
of the Bahamian people?
Is it the Politicians,
the Religious Leaders, the Civic Leaders, who really cares?
1973, to 2011, our Political and Religious Leaders, and other influential
voices of our community and government are still making excuses for the
prehistoric, ancient, outdated systems that run / control everything in the
this technology age the Bahamian people have seen governments come and go
(P.L.P. & F.N.M.), yet very little positive changes that we as a nation can
collectively raise our voices to and be proud.
Some of our Family Islands are in the very same condition (infrastructurally)
as they were before and since 1973.
all of the technological breakthroughs and discoveries that’s taking place in
this day and time, it’s most disappointing to see and know that the generation
of tomorrow are not been given a fair chance to compete with the global world;
due to today’s present leaders failure to see beyond their self interest.
are the days of Statesmen in the Bahamas; for even the celebration of our (so-called
Independence) has very little national implications today. The Independence
celebration is more of a political football than that of a national event /
10th 1973, was such a proud day in the Bahamas; I remembered seeing
my mother cried tears of joy as the Union Jack flag was lowered and our Bahamian
flag was hoisted; there was such a great spirit of pride flowing throughout the
length and breadth of the Bahamas. Thirty-eight (38) years later, what has
happened to us?
Where has that pride
gone? Where is the spirit of the Upward, Onward and Forward Together?
July 10th 1973, to the present date the building of the Bahamas could
have been (or should have been) somewhat liken to a 4x4 relay race; whereby after
each general election and the government changes; the incoming government takes
the baton from the outgoing government and runs an even stronger / more
productive race in developing the Bahamas. Unfortunately this is not the case
as the country is no longer led by Statesmen, but rather by politicians whose
primary concern is to get re-elected.
once Honorable House of Assembly is now just a House where elected clowns / jesters
gathers /sits to tear down one another, and to enact laws with great financial
kick backs in their direction;
not be guilty of the same but their silence gives consent.
pride of July 10th 1973, can very easily be resurrected via our
leaders putting their personal agendas aside and begin to think and operate as
Statesmen / Stateswomen
was our forefather’s true intent and purpose of the Bahamas being an Independent
/ Sovereign Nation?
What did Clarence
Bain, Sir. Alvin Brennen, Sir. Kendal Isaac, Sir. Cecil Wallace, Sir Milo
Butler, Sir. Lynden Pindling, etc; envisioned for the Bahamas?
a proud Bahamian, I would want to believe that with all that led up to July 10th
1973, a vision for the Bahamas was written.
what Yahweh said to the prophet Habkkuk:
the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.)
then here’s one of the most quoted scriptures of today:
Where there is no vision, the people perish)
here’s what Proverbs.29:18. Doesn’t say
“Where there is no vision, the leaders perish”
I don’t care for the country’s politics but the facts are the facts;
and they are “People are perishing for there is no vision.
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