Mightily confused in Pembroke
It seems to me that the time has arrived where it is OK to do and be wrong.
It seems OK these days to elect people to positions of power and trust who are prepared to commit moral crimes against humanity and have the backing of a large group of people with like minds.
It also seems to be OK to muddy the minds of the masses with a lot of spin in order to suppress their disappointments in the slow progress of long-awaited change.
I ask the question, where have all the good people gone? Have they all died off?
I have always realised the dangers that lie hidden in the game of democracy that could give power to those with hidden ideals or evil intentions.
What will be next, the rolling back of our civil rights; the slow manipulation and, eventually, dissolution of universal adult suffrage? Will those regressive laws of the past be reintroduced on the books, wrapped in a new package?
We must realise that ridding ourselves of people such as Adolf Hitler does not mean that such mindsets have come to an end. Hitler died in 1945, yet 75 years later I see people in my lifetime hellbent on pushing the same old Nazi ideas and ideology in todayís politics.
This mindset exists all around the world and even in Bermuda. We have given status to all kinds of people from all around the world and I donít believe that some of them have ever given a clear background check on who they really are.
I ask how many of them may be having a negative effect on our social infrastructure?
Yes, Bermuda is changing, but itís not going in the direction it should be going. It seems to me that some are being socially eliminated from the process of inclusion and I am asking, why is that happening?
With the type of leadership we see taking form these days, are we now to worry about what we will have to confront from one day to the next?
Mr Editor, I donít have to be invited to clandestine meetings to know what is going on in Bermuda, with my sensitive sniffers as to what is adrift in the air. It has been quite clear to me over many years that the changes made may not have been changes at all.
Iím not an ostrich with my head buried in mud of my own making. I understand the use of psychology in politics very well and wonder if some kind of fascist ideals are being implemented in Bermuda without the people realising it.
Mr Editor, I realise that the technical political social engineers are hard at work behind the scenes, putting into place the expectations of the few. If we donít watch our step as a people, we will find ourselves back in the position that we were before the 1960s and not be aware of it.
Mr Editor, letís be real here. Todayís leaders are trained in the art of spin and know just what to say to satisfy the emotions of whoever it is that make up their support base ó whether they are on the Left or the Right.
Yes, I have supported a certain political party over the years, but I did not elect anyone into office for us to be listening to a whole lot of hollow, empty spin. I did not cast my ballot based on my emotions, but with the hope that genuine change would be made. Not just by way of the laws, but in the system of how Bermuda has been run for far too many years. And I am not seeing that, no matter what party wins the government.
Mr Editor, please help me out here. Where is our so-called leadership taking us? Do you or anyone else know who they are working for: the few or the many?
E. McNEIL STOVELL
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