UBP party chairman Mr. Shawn Crockwell said that he, Kim Swan, and Donte Hunt were the kind of young black faces that will take the UBP forward with the right image and ideas. He said: "We represent the future of the party. I think we will take a leading role. Personalities make up a political party and shape a political party. The UBP has this influx of new, young talent and we can change the party from within."
if the UBP is now placing pigment over policy - isn't that what the PLP supporters have been accused of. what does this statement by the party chairman, "were the kind of young black faces that will take the UBP forward" say to all of those white UBP voters who swore up and down that the UBP was all about uniting the races in bda? This "were the kind of young black faces that will take the UBP forward" doesn't sound like they're about uniting the races.
and this doesn't sound like they are about holding strong to the much touted ideals of a united UBP:
Mr. Crockwell stressed that it would be "regrettable" if older UBP figures get pushed aside, but said that it may be necessary for the good of the party and democracy in Bermuda.
what it sounds like is that the new UBP is about getting rid of the whiteness in the UBP and posing as a blk party in order to get elected.
so the question is - is the party that kicked them to the curb after decades of support still the party that best reps white bda.
Crockwell said: "Unfortunately he [Mr. Barritt] is white, and he's a Barritt, and that could create an issue, as it appeared to with Milkman Ducky."
Unfortunately he [Mr. Barritt] is white?! what sort of racist nonsense is this?! the UBP chairman is saying that being white in bdan politics is Unfortunate.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Posted by bermuda:str8nochaser at 3:10 PM