WHY THE UBP IS GONE FOREVER
the ubp started off as a reaction to the plp - it never had its' own momentum - its' own sense of self - it was a white fear reaction to a blk group of politicians getting together - it was never self defined, rather it was defined by the existence of the plp - it's a negative reaction to a positive action - like a recessive gene it cannot flourish for long - eventually that caught up to them - and like the NP in south africa, once the unfair political and social apparatus in bda had been dismantled the true voice of the electorate was heard - and it has asked over and over for the plp to be their govt.
having visited several polling stations and both party HQs - i realized why the plp not only has succeeded in the last 3 elections but how it persevered over the decades - 1.) it has a better built political machine 2.) it is really a party of the people - there were children, babies and young adults everywhere - at PLP hq, at the PLP rallies and at the polling stations: college students - high school students - you can see the future of the PLP right in front of you.
i didn't see that with the UBP - the PLP hq was abuzz with energy and love in the heart of court street - the ubp hq is a 2nd floor rented office with a few hired hands - nuff said.
at the victory rally children and babies mingled with the spirits of dame lois and freddy wade - it was all about love - the UBP victory parties where never like this.
at the end of the day the UBP was an aberration built on a falsehood - people like et richards, john swan, edness pearman etc. never really believed that the true spirit of the UBP was about love and acceptance - and if they did - they were soon proven wrong (hence julian hall, gwyn rawlins, max burgess and jahmal simmons' defections) - that's why as soon as that "bought" cadre of black men aged out of the UBP there was no jws jr. or edness jrs. to take their place - but donald evans (dame lois' son) was there for the PLP - delivering a heart felt prayer for dr. brown to triumph and standing w/ patrice minors as she crushed dibby dibby dunkley.
that's why the ubp has to depend on the dregs like tilman darrell, shawn crockwell, albertha wade. where are the young jack sharpes, ralph marshalls harry vieras? - nowhere - they don't exist - just like the UBP - pffft - outta here.
outside of derrick burgess' polling station - a nursery school of mini plp supporters sung "plp all the way" - they were right and they're reason why the plp has lived on and prospered and will live on while the UBP crumbles to dust.
* ps - watch 4 wayne furbert, donte hunt and kim swan to cross the aisle.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Posted by bermuda:str8nochaser at 10:25 AM