10 years AGO - when the PLP were surging to power on a vibe of love - the UBP used hate to try and scare the voter into thinking that the sky was falling.
1o years later, bermuda has top marks in the global financial ratings and the gold mine of a tourist industry that the UBP turned it's back on is revitalized and exciting.
guess what - the ubp nitwhits r playing chicken little again.
in Toronto where I live a good part of the year, we have only a smidgen of an island in the harbour - yet millions of Torontonians can't get enuff of it- SO, for the master minds in the UBP to think that they couldn't sell a real "tropical" island just 90 minutes from the east coast is a testAment to their wackness.
but the PLP haters and the UBP delusionals know that this election is not about whether the PLP is a better govt. or not - that's been proven - what this election is about is whether that last bastion of the old boy bda psyche will be banished forever so that the PLP, the opposition and the people of bda can move on in a free and fair society.
in the southern US they say that they know that they lost the civil war but some still fight to keep the confederate flag on top of the state capitol - because they are really in denial about the reality of the situation. there old ways were racist abnormal and nasty but they need to hold on to them for existential reasons - when what they really need to do is let go of the old wrong ways and embrace the positive new ways
in bermuda - many haters say that they can live with a PLP govt. IF we can look into Dr. Brown's house for cedar beams or of IF we can choose who the leader of the PLP is (we like anyone but brown they whine)
they just don't get it - the people have chosen the PLP to lead the country and the PLP has chosen Dr. Brown to lead it.
this attitude of thinking that though they are not the elected leaders of the country that they still should have some say is a residual effect of the white supremacy that some in the UBP suffer from.
UBP freak Chris Dunleavy and UBP "milkman/leader" Dunkley have jokingly both said in public forums that they get "it" - that the UBP deserved a "kick in the pants" in '98 but now they are ready to come back to power - they don't get it - the fact that they talk about the horror of the UBP years so lightly and now because they want to run things again they want back in - speaks to their cluelessness and sense of unearned entitlement.
their entitlement in which they believe in their heart of hearts that they have some god given right, on a whim, to look into any blk mans house, his sacred place if they so choose tells you all that you need to know about the new UBP - it's much like the old just as mean - only dopier.
If the opposition party think that an internationally accomplished doctor like Dr. Brown should kneel down and let some simpleton son of a dairy farmer walk though the doctor's house, snooping and prodding the way prospective slave owners did to slaves on the auction block trying to emascuclate the dr. as if he is not man - can you imagine how the UBP will treat the rest of us?!
Dunkley says he is about the future yet he has yet to denounce henry tucker, ss toddings and the racist history of his party - how honest is he then? Not very. Dunkley and the UBP are not about love - he is about only accepting change on his terms - that's why Wayne Furbert and Max Burgess had to go.
The Nixonian like tricks that the UBP use are vast, varied and all lies. One of the BIG lies that they peddle is the one where they try and nitpick about biz travelers and "pleasure" travelers. Right off the bat, as far as the economy in Bda goes - it doesn't really matter if a person on a biz trip or a pleasure trip spends money in bda. It all puts the same people to work.
The UBP spinners would like you to think that this is actually a bad thing by falsely fabricating that a problem exist if some of the people spending money to fly/cruise to, to stay in and to eat in Bda are here on biz rather than on a honeymoon. They actually diss Dr. Brown for increasing the number of biz travelers to Bda.
Stats tell us that NYC is one of the main tourists destinations in the world - below is an excerpt from the highly respected newspaper of Tufts University talking about how NYC is rebuilding it's tourist industry:
and get this - by focusing on the biz traveler (hmm, sounds like Dr, Brown's strategy) - and the man spearheading this approach in NYC is being applauded for this effort -
so? why are teh UBP dissing dr. brown for taking the same approach here i wonder - i'm sure NYC knows something about attracting tourists dollars:
Take a read and see how NYC (tourist mecca) not only makes little distinction btw the biz traveler but seems to be targetting the biz traveler above all else - now granted Bda's set up re; tourism and brand is different than NYC - but I think that Dr. Brown is on to something - yet the YBP clown brigade is trying to hold Bda back yet again.
Rebuilding NYC's Tourism Industry
The job of bringing visitors back to NYC now lies on the shoulders of Tufts graduate Jonathan Tisch - the new head of the city's tourism agency.
"...those connections may prove particularly important as Tisch attempts to achieve his second goal - the expansion of New York's convention center. (biz related tourism)
"Right now, it doesn't even rank among the 10 largest exhibit halls in the nation," reported Newsday. "The hope is that a bigger hall will attract bigger conventions, thereby filling city hotels, restaurants and shops."