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THE NEW VANGUARD? By Burton Sankeralli

posted 4 Dec 2017, 08:31 by Gerry Kangalee
Well I hate to say I told you so. No, ah lie, I’m loving it.

Some time ago I predicted that there would be an occurrence that would change our society for ever. Well we’ve had a police coup where the coercive arm shut down the country; a palace putsch where the Minister of National Security, the President of the Republic and the leadership of the State security apparatus held a covert meeting drawing up a plan for national security and did not bother to inform the Prime Minister; a jail break that was mistaken for yet another attempted coup; attacks on police officers and similar attacks and the killing of prison guards. But we still did not get the message.

So it takes the youths of Beetham. The new Vanguard? And why not? The trade unions sold out a long time ago.

Hey, don’t get me wrong. Far be it from me to condone criminality by anyone, whether it be the lumpen, the sickeningly filthy rich, politicians, Big Business or other assorted good citizens. But in this country our young people have been well taught. And the chickens are finally coming home to roost. It’s about time.

“There will be no recurrence”. If you say so Mr Prime Minister. You’re the man with the big cassava, el jefe. You’re in charge and you know everything that’s going on. Except of course what your Minister of National Security is up to. Where is he anyway?

Of course the poor and dispossessed in this country know that the system does not care for them. After all their poverty is their own damn fault, right? And in this case the system includes all the rest of us. So what do you expect? All it has to offer that is real and tangible is that if you step out of line you will be beaten and shot by the state apparatus and if you’re lucky and don’t get killed you’ll be jailed where you get to be beaten again by our beloved prison officers.

So as these young people have been given such great incentives, I, for the life of me, don’t understand why they want to mash up the place.

Now if there was an organized progressive socialist movement in this country it would have had to find itself in Beetham and other such locations giving guidance and direction to our young people. No such luck. So I guess they have to figure it out for themselves.

Anyhow, this is only the beginning. Or ought we say the continuation? Things promise to grow more excellent in sweet T and T.