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It never ceases to amaze me. The more things change, the more they remain the same. Saint Lucia seems doomed – in a legacy of seven times British and seven times French! In a land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king!

Not too long ago the educated class tried to redeem a people from bondage and dependency but, alas, the remnants of the colonial past continually threaten to reclaim the enslavement of Saint Lucians. The sequence of events leading up to the UWP convention that witnessed Allen Chastanet hijacking the political leadership of the party speaks wonders.

A loser by all indications based on his record in government and business — a representation of the one per cent that trickled the land with a sense of entitlement — a repository of the monopoly that witnessed the takeover of GL Foods by Consolidated Foods Limited (CFL), to control the supply chain and control the minds of the people, now seeking to take over the financial wellbeing of the people and return citizens yet aging to a period of family control of Saint Lucia.

What is most telling is that this is done with the help of men and women who expect to rise from their self inflicted house enslavement and the bondage of their mental state. This is appalling. While others that have served in government seek to rise out of the jaws of bankruptcy and unemployment through the promise of a job for the betrayal of the hand that lifted them from obscurity to the ray of light.

The results of the UWP convention is a reflection of a losers’ party with a political leader that must not be permitted to win an electoral seat in this country. This has to be priority number one. God is great! Now more that ever the results of the Taiwan’s funds will have to be answered! The use of the Soufriere Town Council funds to campaign in 2011 and the attempted return of family rule in Saint Lucia must be addressed.

The writing is on the wall. If these are not serious enough, then what is? If this is not the remaking of the elite environment, preparing a return of Saint Lucia to family and colonial control of the 17th and 18th century, then will the bright minds please explain?

I thought we had won this battle through independence. But today this psychological battle continues with the help of political and economic acolytes seeking to protect their interest!

Tori Fatal

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