Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Five Reasons Why The State Loves Carnival

Contrary to the state's narrative, the state's primary motivation in 'supporting' carnival is not to promote and preserve culture or T&T's historical heritage. 

The state apparatus is enamoured with Carnival because it serves their ulterior agenda of expanding the size and scope of their control over society ultimately for their personal benefit. 

1. It keeps the population ‘happy’, and distracted from peering at the state’s economic depredations, corruption and maleficence.

2. It severely undermines religious mores and traditional values that historically trump state overture and competes with the state as the sole and ultimate moral authority in society.

3. It encourages carnality, frivolity and moral depravity the main cause of poverty individually and as a society. This consequently fosters a larger class of persons dependent on the state

Friday, February 14, 2014

To Protect and Serve Those Who Pay

With the escalation of murders, drug trafficking and general criminality the government is focused not on improving detection and prosecution rates but rather on transforming the police service into a paramilitary force that has veered away from protecting and serving the greater population. Instead the police service has become an agency of mere theatre. 

This description is substantiated not by what the police and their handlers say but rather by what they have done and are doing. It is evident that their true priorities are not to prosecute real crimes, like murder, rape, burglary, assault, fraud etc. This is demonstrated by the terribly low detection and prosecution rates.