“The youths today did not create the monsters that are haunting our once beautiful two-island nation. The thieving politicians whom we have employed to manage our affairs and whom, blinded by party loyalty, we fail to hold up to public scrutiny are the ones to be held responsible for the state of our nation.
“It is they who continue to fail the people by not doing the job that they were sworn into office to do.”
The following Letter to the Editor, which warns about wrongly blaming young people for the society’s ills, was submitted to Wired868 by Michael Joseph of Marabella:
This once lovely two-island nation called Trinidad and Tobago is today in a depraved state and all its citizens within and without are asking themselves the following question and coming to the wrong conclusion: What is wrong with the youths today?
I can tell you that not one thing is wrong with the youths today. They are the mirror of the wider society and our living in denial is not going to alter the fact that karma is a bitch and none shall escape. You sow the wind and you reap the whirlwind.
All the crimes that are looking this society in its face today are the same crimes that this society committed in secret. We are pretending to not know that these evil deeds make full circle and have for some time now been standing before our face while we choose to create distractions to justify our actions and try to ease our disturbed, tormented and guilty consciences.
The youths today are motivated by the karmic effects of misdeeds created by governance past and present. When people who are placed in public trust turn around and take advantage of their position, when politicians, caught up in their selfish greed, are allowed over the years to rob the Treasury with impunity and fail to realize that they are depriving the children of proper health care, of food, of the right kind of nourishment, of housing with all the necessary amenities, of a good education and of job opportunities, especially in an oil economy such as ours, this is the result. It is called karma.
The youths today did not create the monsters that are haunting our once beautiful two-island nation. The thieving politicians whom we have employed to manage our affairs and whom, blinded by party loyalty, we fail to hold up to public scrutiny are the ones to be held responsible for the state of our nation.
It is they who continue to fail the people by not doing the job that they were sworn into office to do. Wheeling and dealing for personal benefits seems to be their main expertise.
We place people in office because they say they can do the job we require them to do. That job is to manage the economy and create a better life for the people. But, after enjoying all the facilities we put in place for their ease, comfort and efficiency, they go on to abuse their privileges by fixing themselves, their family and friends. Then they turn around and tell us we are depending too much on the government for our sustenance.
Who should we depend on, ghostbusters?
The government was put in office by us the people to improve our lives and create betterment for all. Instead, to maintain their dishonest life style, politicians choose to become oppressive, taxing the poor out of existence. When they take office, their family, friends and financiers in big business can depend on them but the people who put them in office cannot.
The youths are not stupid; they are growing up and seeing everything that is taking place right before their eyes. So, society is facing the demons society continues to create. And, the security forces that we are depending on for protection are all creatures of the same vicious cycle. That is why they become a part of the problem.
In this society today, there is no one people can trust. And, mark my word, what goes around comes around. From the little man to the high and mighty, none shall escape, What’s going around is coming around.
Because what we are facing is not a youth problem. It is our own sins coming back to haunt us. It is called karma.