Sunday, February 12, 2017

On the verge of a Revolution

May 2, 1935, Member of Parliament Winston Churchill, speaking about the failed Stresa Conference which was called to discuss Germany's violations of the Treaty of Versailles of 1919, stood in the British House of Commons and declared; "When the situation was manageable it was neglected, and now that it is thoroughly out of hand we apply too late the remedies which then might have effected a cure. There is nothing new in the story. It is as old as the sibylline books. It falls into that long, dismal catalogue of the fruitlessness of experience and the confirmed unteachability of mankind. Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong - these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history."

Roosevelt Skerrit should have learnt a very valuable lesson on Tuesday February 7, 2017, but from all appearances, he did not. Mr. Skerrit's inability to learn the lessons from mistakes of the past has placed our beautiful country at cusp of a revolution. This is not going to be pretty. Before I continue, let me explain the quote above.

To make a long story short, Churchill was talking about the failure of the Europeans to contain Hitler when they had the chance to. In the preceding years Hitler had demonstrated time and time again his disdain for the Treaty of Versailles, the agreement Germany had signed to end World War 1. That treaty sought to constrain Germany's ability to build armaments and to wage war. But Hitler constantly violated the treaty, and the Europeans did nothing about the violations. By 1935 Hitler had put together such a massive war machine that it was too late to contain him, hence Churchill's admonitions in the House of Commons.

The connection I make with our current situation is this; Roosevelt Skerrit, since his ascendance to the office of prime minister, has been using the public purse as his personal bank account, enriching himself and his coterie of enablers. Through the years Skerrit has barreled through our constitution, violated our laws with impunity, collaborated with and protected international criminals. Along the way, we have had a few chances at putting an end to Mr. Skerrit's unparalleled thievery, but we have failed at every opportunity to do so. Some of us turned a blind eye, others accepted bribes, and we failed to stop this rampaging monster in our midst. And because of our inability rid ourselves of this parasite, it has metastasized and appears to be on the verge of devouring us.

The civil disturbance that erupted on Tuesday night which led to over two dozen young men being arrested was a direct consequence of the incompetence and heavy-handed actions of the police at the end of what was a peaceful event. Mr. Skerrit should have learnt from this that should he pursue his agenda of victimizing the people of Dominica, especially the youth who Mr. Skerrit has systematically robbed of their future, the consequences for us all are dire.

Three days ago Mr. Skerrit stepped forward to make a dangerous accusation. Skerrit stated that in the lead up to Tuesday's opposition meeting on Kennedy Avenue, the police had received intelligence that opposition leaders in the United Workers Party and the Dominica Freedom Party, were conspiring to lead a coup against his government. He said that the truck which was used for entertainment at Tuesday's successful protest meeting was supposed to be the instrument which was to have been used to block the entrance to the Financial Centre, allowing the crowd to storm the building and therefore, take over the government.

Roosevelt Skerrit is a punk-ass, lying bitch; there is just no better way to describe this piss-faced asshole who holds our highest office. If Mr. Skerrit had in fact received intelligence on a pending attempt at a coup, he would have moved in on the opposition leaders before the meeting. Ask yourself this question; if you're a leader and you acquire information that there are forces planning a coup against you at a planned future meeting, would you allow those alleged conspirators to remain free to go through with their meeting? The answer is no, because you cannot take the risk that the attempt would be successful. And that is how we know Skerrit lied to us, as he does all the time.

But Mr. Skerrit's allegation that there was an attempt at a coup has placed him in a predicament. His arrogance must now force him to act and he will continue to make missteps along the way. Today, February 12, Mr. Skerrit took a significant step that, if not corrected quickly, is sure to create chaos and destruction in our beautiful country.

Mr. Skerrit today instructed PC Daniel Carbon to detain Senator Thomson Fontaine. There are plans also to arrest UWP leader Lennox Linton, Roseau South MP Joshua Francis and UWP executive Claudius Sanford. Roosevelt Skerrit is miscalculating seriously; the country is on edge and the people are tired of him. The youth are tired of him. Mr. Skerrit's consistent abuse of Dominicans must come to a halt; if he doesn't want to do it voluntarily it will be attained by force.

An Appeal

We at MiTC appeal to the collaborators of Mr. Skerrit to stop him now, for your own sake. The people of Dominica know who you are; they also know that you have been getting fat and rich while they have remained poor at the hands of Roosevelt Skerrit. When shit breaks out, they will come looking for you, because they would have already concluded that your support for Mr. Skerrit is part of the reason our country is in this situation. You will pay a price as well. We do not condone property destruction nor do we condone violence, but we are students of history. Mr. Skerrit's heavy hand can only be countered by a heavier hand. You now have an opportunity to save our country from worse to come, if this is not arrested immediately.

To the people of Dominica, we urge you to rally to the defense of those subjected to the abuses of Roosevelt Skerrit. We urge you to stand for democracy in our country. Mr. Skerrit is a cornered rat and seems intent on taking us all down with him. We cannot allow ourselves to be destroyed by Roosevelt Skerrit. Let us exorcise ourselves of this demon.

To the youth; you are our future leaders. In your young life you have known only Roosevelt Skerrit as your leader; he has sold you out and wrecked havoc on your future. How many of you are employed? How long did it take you to get that job? Do you earn enough to be able to save and afford a 2-week holiday anywhere? How large is your debt? Do you want a better future? Where do you see yourself in 5 years of Roosevelt Skerrit remains as leader?

The time is now. Get into the streets; demand the resignation of Skerrit. Let us take back our country from this scoundrel before he has us fighting each other in the streets.

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