… Within the PNC
Your (patriotic) Eyewitness is concerned about the PNC. In case you weren’t aware, Dear Readers, political parties can fall into depression just like people, and self-harm. After all, the former is just a collection of sections of the latter. And if they practice “group thinking” to vote for their parties like lemmings jumping off cliffs, why wouldn’t their individual depression coalesce into one collective? And believe me, PNC fans are depressed.
Now, in fairness, they have a lot to be depressed about. Starting from the top, what else but depression can strike a PNC fan when thinking about how they were betrayed by David Granger. Yes, they all agreed that Corbin hadn’t broken the right image for 21st Century PNC … so he had to go. Heck, even CORBIN agreed with that assessment and chose a hand-picked Granger from out of the blue !! Supporters were told he was a “chief strategist”, who had sucked at Burnham’s feet. He had cultivated a butter demeanor that will not dissolve in his mouth that was sure to suck among those who did not know his real elite tendencies.
But look how it was defeated by Jagdeo and the PPP! He was a strategist right — at checkers while Jagdeo was playing chess! The NCM never saw it coming and was forced to drop its mask from an attendant at Urbane church – who dropped to his knees while dropping a hat – and revealed his desire for power. He lost all his pieces inadvertently as Jagdeo ran circles around him and finally the King was checked by the CCJ.
In a final show of bravado, PNC loyalists again raised their hopes by insisting that he could stare down Western diplomats after his attempt to rig Burnhamite. But all he did in the end was win the shameful “Sanctimonious Gangster” moniker from Caricom’s leaders as he suddenly slipped off his tail between his legs after Claudette Singh “got stressed”. How much ignorance could a poor PNCite take?
A further downfall was when they discovered he was “trying a thing” with his election petitions when he didn’t even make sure he was being served within the specified time! More ashamed. But the depression that began as massive corruption by PNC giants became endemic as the PPP’s developmental blitzkrieg – launched when Granger fled his Bunker in August 2 – just kept developing momentum!
Then came the last straw. In the elections, some PNC loyalists had already moved to the PPP in frustration with Granger’s inertial leadership.
And now, with President Ali’s many initiatives, the move had become exotic! Granger had to go!
… About the vaccine
Now that the much-awaited COVID-19 vaccines are finally being introduced in the richer countries, concerns are being raised – and by insiders. The brief historical timetable for production is actually one of the sources of concern. To achieve that within a year, the Governments had to allow all sorts of controls to be lifted through the development route. Test data, for example, might not have been as rigorously monitored as it usually is. The Moderna vaccine, for example, we now know only needs two doses by accident in the vaccination program! There are also concerns about possible side effects; virus mutations; longer term effects, etc.
Now, where does your Eyewitness sit, – and he is NOT in any medical chair! – these concerns are quite reasonable, even in the face of this global pandemic that has taken nearly 1,700,000 lives.
But the truth is, if the vaccines were not available, those deaths would continue to increase!
… About oil production levels
Now that Exxon has reached the 120,000 bpd Lisa 1 projection, the cry for us to cap our production rate will rise. As renewable energy is predicted to clip oil within 30 years, your Eyewitness says:
“Let the oil gush even faster!”