Start talking with sense

| 03/10/2013

Good leadership in any country must be by persons with the persistence to create the future they dream of and a rational capacity to avoid reactionary decisions while believing that the result of rational and pragmatic management will always be the closest approximation to democracy that is ever achievable. 

Unfortunately for the Cayman Islands and its people, reactions rather than rational thinking and planning is well established as the status quo. There should therefore be no wonder than the PPM, after having won the May elections by encouraging anti-foreigner sentiments for several years as a way of unseating Hon. McKeeva, is now being burnt by the very fire they started.

Tara Rivers won in West Bay not because she was a part of the C4C but because she is a West Bayer, like Mac.  And Mac is in all his politics nothing more than a village chief, who will oust or crown as it suits himself, but more so his constituency upon whom he depends for his control of the votes. What is wrong with giving up one seat to gain three? Tara would have joined Mac anyway if the UDP had won the majority nationally.

Are three seats not the majority, signifying he is still village chief, in spite of his being accused of selling out to Dart and the foreigners? How importance must these issues have been in his village?

Please explain to me how important the public beach and the ForCayman Investment Alliance issues were if Mac got three of the four seats in West Bay and the third went to someone who can play on any side at any time and perhaps next time on Mac’s side.

Face it, Mac has long searched for his successor and perhaps after the PPM’s immigration bill, set to come before the House, he might very well find his successor. She will play with the issue until she finds a chance to walk across to the village fold, and he will be there waiting with open arms too. Not saying she walking now, but next time. Mac will give her that space to learn and develop and so will the other villagers. She will not be like Rollie or CG; she will be more like Julie, and we knowfor a fact that Mac can deal with that.

Forgive me Mac and Alden, but this every four years changing the party we don’t trust for the party we don’t like is destroying governance more so than any lack of transparency or lack of accountability or corruption ever could. Alden knows what a hot seat is. Power is fire and I am sure that the power he has is well worth the heat he feels, so Arden or somebody, say: “To Hell to ambition!” and bring in our Labor Party.  

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  1. Knot S Smart says:

    I read the title "Start talking with sense" and then I saw that it was written my Dr Frank..

    That really made me laugh out loud…

    I did not read further because I believed that next he would say  "I think I shot myself in the foot – but Im not sure".

    Or maybe even "Time longer dan rope" – which reminds me :

    Whatever happened to his parrot?


  2. Anonymous says:

    "Tara Rivers won in West Bay not because she was a part of the C4C but because she is a West Bayer, like Mac." And Dr Frank loses everywhere he stands not because he was a victim of a global neo-colonialist conspiracy but because people think he is a delusional criminal and because he refused to explain how he was shot in a notorious crack dealing area.

    • And Another Ting says:

      YA wrong, Tara Bush won in West Bay becuse of the intellectually sound largese bestowed strategically by the C4C.  Otherwise she cpould  not have won.  Well placed movements C4C.

      • Anonymous says:

        Is this person really that stupid?  Did he not work out is was a quote from Dr F?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wow – CNS can you please have some minimum criteria for what you publish in your viewpoints?

    • Anonymous says:

      I have to concur. I mean Frank has a right to his opinion, but a Viewpoint should be a point of view that is enlightening with substance and not just merely arguing an intellectual stance on any given topic.

      • Anonymous says:

        Intellectual stance?! Really?! I tried, but I simply can't understand even what the man's saying. It's drivel.

        So I too have to agree: publishing drivel can only bring CNS into disrepute. Principles of free speech etc don't apply to nonsense.

    • Anonymous says:

      Criterion no. 1 – it is not written by Dr. Frank.  He has his own website to print his garbage.

  4. Anon says:

    Maybe just maybe the Dr is onto something with this latest commentary on politricks and the political immaturity of cayman voters in his latest offering

  5. Anonymous says:

    Talking to yourself Frank?

  6. Kettle says:

    In other news, pot calls kettle black. Pot shoots self in leg, kettle chuckles. 

  7. Anonymous says:

    Please Dr. Frank….give it up now…. 2 elections and 2 losses…it will not get any better and second guessing Mac, Alden, Kurt, Tara etc is just waste of time. Find a real job and settle into it. Use your knowledge properly…..but forget about politics.

  8. Anonymous says:

    It's hard to believe that Dr. Frank keeps talking about good leadership, after he has been rejected as unfit for purpose so many times.

  9. Anonymous says:

    At least this does not read like a neo-Marxist Freshman's C-grade essay in Politics 101 at Redneck Community College. 

  10. Anonymous says:

    Still a sore loser- who has always had a problem with Pragmatism!!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, but I can't help but think of the other word that frequently goes with "village", it begins with the letter i.

    • Anonymous says:

      So true. As Mark Twian is quoted as saying, "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."