Wednesday September 6, the SLMDA writes a letter to the Labour Ministry, informing it of doctors’ intention to take industrial action. Thursday September 7, most Customs Officers go on a sick-out. That same day the CSA issues LUCELEC with notice that workers are taking industrial action. Still on that eventful Thursday, the SLNT writes a letter to the DCA, informing it to issue a stop order over the demolition of the old derelict Castries prison. Sunday September 9, the SLP holds a protest march. Finally, Tuesday September 11, Opposition Leader Philip J Pierre announces his intention to have a vote of no confidence in the Allen Chastanet Administration.
Found the link yet? On the surface, this all seems like the authentic, spontaneous reaction of massive swathes of people on the ground, who after just two years of government, have finally had enough and thus almost simultaneously take action to demonstrate they have no confidence in said government; thus “forcing” the Opposition to take the drastic but necessary action of having an actual vote of no confidence.
In reality though, given the near simultaneous nature of these sick outs, letters of warning and protest marches, if one looks a little more closely, it becomes abundantly clear, that these recent actions, culminating in Pierre’s announcement, are not coincidence but clearly coordinated and is evidence of collusion.
To state more vividly: the Queen Bee (SLP) ordered its worker bees (Union and Association leaders), to ratchet up the pressure on UWP, by signaling or telegraphing the most drastic actions they’ve taken to date, all of which occurred in close proximity to each other; all rather close to the September 9 protest march; and all with the coordinated aim of conveying a climate of utter chaos under Allen Chastanet.
We’ve seen this before. Those who have a more economically and politically liberal point of view (which includes the SLP and the unions), tend to start protests, uprisings, riots and revolutions, all in the name of bettering the lot of the poor man.
It is little wonder, that all of the unions are infested with leaders who are Labour Party hacks, who in turn do nothing for their (poor) members whenever their boys are in power and who tend to get significant pay increases from UWP administrations for these same members, as they usually go all out against their sworn political enemies.
Take a look at the history of the Revolution in France a couple hundred years ago. It was done in the name of alleviating the poor from oppression. Or the one in Russia just before the end of the Great War. That Leninist Revolution was done in the name of alleviating the poor from oppression as well. But what happened as a result of those revolutions?
As bad as things were for the poor before those revolutions, things got even worse for them during and after, as they died in the millions on both occassions; all in the name of equality and brotherhood. Anyone who’s read George Orwell’s Animal Farm, knows what I’m talking about.
The other common denominator with protests, uprisings, riots and ultimately revolutions, is that they all pretend to come off as spontaneous reactions from the poor, to the oppression they receive from the ruling class. This was the dream (or lie more accurately), Communist founder Karl Marx perpetuated throughout the West during the 19th century.
But this has never been nor will ever be the case. Every protest, uprising, riot and revolution, is organised, sparked and carried out by the upper middle class; those whom I dub, the academics. The poor, are used as mere sheep, lowly pawns on a chessboard, destined to die for “the cause”; a cause they know almost nothing about.
And this is particularly pertinent to us in St. Lucia. Take a look at Sunday’s march for instance. Does anybody believe that even half of those placards were done by the poor people who made up the majority of the marchers?
One of the placards read “National Trust needs their subvention, not OJO labs” carried by a man whose shoes barely had soles. Let’s be real, what sane poor person gives a hoot about the National Trust’s “subvention”; when they’re getting employed by the hundreds at OJO labs.
Those signs were for the most part churned out from the (Central Intelligence Authority) factory of the SLP and there is no evident they are sincere expressions of the people they claim to represent.
There was even an instance where two protesters right next to each other held up the exact same message on two different placards: Chastanet Where is our CIP money Chass!” the only difference being that one had four exclamation marks while the other had three. Easy to conclude that these placards were written for most of these people and reflect the SLP talking points we’ve heard for months.
It was clear that the majority of the people there weren’t actively engaged with the messages on the placards and that they were merely having their marrionette strings tugged by their academic puppet masters.
It was also clear, that most of those placards were done by (professional?) protesters in the employ of the SLP and were simply handed to poor people to “show the government how they feel” while each message read like words we’ve all heard from the mouth Dr. Ernest and co. And we’re supposed to believe that this protest was authentic and spontaneous?
Clearly it wasn’t. Clearly it was imagined, coordinated and realised by the SLP, not for and by the poor people, but for and by the SLP brass.
And this is not dissimilar to the nature of the constant bickering and threats that have come from Associations and Unions alike, especially over the last 8 months. And it’s quite transparent that they’re colluding with the SLP to destabilise an administration they’re ideologically opposed to. So transparent that I’m inclined to agree with the Opposition Leader that the SLP is the most transparent party in the country. We see right through you.
That is a fabulous tale told by their string pullers.
As is usual in the aftermath of protests and revolutions, if the rabble rousers regain the one thing they value most, power, things will get worse for the poor, like with the increased unemployment and crime rates and the decreased food production we saw during their last stint.
The people who are really upset and who feel most threatened by Allen Chastanet’s administration, are the academics; the upper middle class who pretend poverty in order to gain the trust of the poor, use them and then discard them once they attain power.
These are the ones who have been colluding with the SLP to create an atmosphere of chaos, with one sick-out or sick-out announcement after another, culminating not in the protest march, which was merely a misdirection, but in the announcement of a vote of no confidence. So much for democracy.