Submitted by Old Onion Bags
Time we face up to facts. Too often now, plasters are to quick to be offered for every sore. Like Mathew Farley the said megalomaniac. Though some can see the truth behind the unfortunate situation, they would rather cower to a defensive stance and represent like a pit bull, giving all to their cause. Oh how we love not to face up to the truth and call a spade a spade. It has become contagious now. It is as if by some strange complexion, we would rather be blinded, than to take the path to truth.
So what is so wrong with looking at a shovel and saying its another word for a spade? Why must we take the round about route with mundane discourse? For those who are accustomed playing dominoes, if the board calls for sixes and duces, fours or threes cannot play. It just won’t be right. If by accident, a mismatch, the result will be chaos when coming to near end of the game. A six is a six and a duce a duce. There can be no substitute.
Why then in life’s situations we are tempted to play the wrong cards? A three for a four…..a blank for an ess? Why do we attempt to do such hubris and sabotage or cause problems to life’s domino game? Why can’t we be honest with ourselves sometimes when we know of the obvious error? Why continue to throw good time and money after bad? Like The Four Seasons. $400 millions now sunk and irrelevant past cost to any future decision making. Sometimes we know different but blinded by the folly of our error, continue to hold tether, hoping for change.
No one in their right minds would disagree, given the state of affairs in Barbados today, we are headed on the wrong path. Excuses don’t cut it, nor believing, given another term, some miraculous change. Simply we drew a bad hand this game. A spade must be called a spade. Finding all kinds of faults in a polls for instance, that has been proven correct 100% time with 90% accuracy, is just another plaster. Because it does not suit one’s betterment, must we find fault rather than face the truth? Minister Donville Innis deserves full kudos here, being man enough to accept the results of the polls and seeing how best to manoeuvre, however bitter the pill. For other professionals and politicos to speak of skew and bias is playing a six for a five, and complicates the game. Rather than face up to the present situation, they would rather lament later.
Time we learn life is like a domino game, sometimes we draw a good hand, other times a loser. We must learn to play the hand we draw (this game )and hope for a better one. So when asked next time to ‘wash the rice’ and reshuffle, make sure we sit up and draw, reaching prudently, pulling those ivories, hoping not to find one’s self with bare blanks again, when the board demands for aces. Remember blind men don’t play dominoes, this coming elections, we got to try and pull a proper hand or face the consequences.