“Help! Help! The sky is falling!”
~ Chicken Little
Now that Carnival is over, it’s on every Trinbogonian’s mind.
I’m talking about oil prices. We may still have to wait until the last remnants of Carnival 2015 is over for the real issues to sink in though.
Oil prices collapsing will mean a recession for T&T.
Let’s not sugar coat it. People will lose jobs, cars, homes, and hope.
The past few years of high energy prices have once again passed through us like a dose of salts.
We learned nothing from the last time. Which is strange, because all those in power would have lived through those times and have quite a vivid memory of the events.
Or is it that they don’t care much about the effects.
That is very plausible.
Any governing administration has consistently shown that their only care is remaining in power to feed out of the treasury trough. Not to really care about the “poor” people.
The poor people are misled by free and easy money and so easily swayed to vote one over the other, without any care about what the future holds.
It’s not really their fault.
Our minds are wired for instant gratification by default. We are no future thinking beings. It’s the one or two odd people like me who are born wired (or is it weird) to think about what our present day actions may mean for the future.
But the majority doesn’t care about that, as long as they are able to enjoy now.
Besides, we all just want to live we life. Drink a rum and live we life. Play a mas and live we life.
Until the mas done, and the music truck gone. What tune will we be dancing to then?
For as long as I could remember we have talked about diversification? What have to achieved so far?
A financial centre? LOL!
A strong manufacturing sector! LMAO!
A strong entrepreneurial spirit! ROFLMAO!
Crapaud smoke we pipe. Or as an old boss used to say, we’re up on a gum tree, which I still don’t know what it really means, but I assume it’s not a good thing to be up in a gum tree.
So, what do we do now?
Well it’s still not to late. We can still get a Visa and go live somewhere else.
Oh! Wait… you thought I was thinking about T&T?
I think it might be a little too late for us. We are rotten to the core. Our society has crumbled to the point we don’t know what corruption is any more. The few good people we have out there are squeezed out, if not shot down… literally.
But maybe I’m a little too pessimistic.
Perhaps there is a way to save us.
It would mean people actually doing work and being productive. People actually being fair. People actually looking out for each other. People actually thinking about the effects of their actions on the environment and those around them. It would mean people caring for more than just themselves.
Yeah… you must think it’s hopeless too.