Monday, 8 October 2012

Sunday SoundOff: At The F'ing Crossroads

At The F'ing Crossroads

"This is the generation that is heading towards a new Jamaican Reality"

Sounding Off:From a feeling of "Profound Hopelessness" in Jamaica, not the regular doom and gloom that comes with the daily crime, without the Ity and Fancycat show, Olympic and IAAF World Championship to keep our minds occupied from acts of terror that the older generation claim to be the End Times (ask my Grandma).

This Hopelessness has a dash of anger, hate, vengeance with a whiff of homophobia and anarchy. Over the past few months I have tried to guide my readers in a few articles on how the "Jamaican Reality" of Poverty and Violence has been pushing the Population closer to the edge of "Oblivion",  This entire year of our 50th Independence has been filled with Issues that could fill the next 50, from dealing with Lotto Scammers, extrajudicial killings,  Sexual Offensives and High rate of Mob Justice to Reforming the Tax and Pension systems; now Student Loan Meltdown and slump in the currency. 

We find ourselves at the cross roads of National Identity and Prosperity, The question is "What is the Jamaican Reality" -  I have no Idea but I will explain it as liberally as possible.

Jamaicans for the longest time have unanimously in a national consensus decided to be a "It doesn't concern me" kind of people and that hustling at all times must trump activism unless "it does concern me, directly", we have been sitting in the filth of bad governance and governments, we have neglected to act as a democracy to fix the issues at hand and we have given control to the corrupt, bashful and criminal few. 

Jamaicans born before the late 80's will give way for the 90's generation reaching full adulthood, this generation is "At The F'ing Crossroads". Failing to recognize our shortcoming in every area of society now will sooner than later result in an gradual breakdown of the social structure.

The perception that you have been abandoned by your elected officials, is covering the dim light of hope in our minds and being reinforced by the Media and Conservative Religious community (filling the pews,feeding on the hopelessness), there is already a state of "Over-Entitlement" and when Government doesn't deliver short term we cry "Change of Government"  hoping the next Party will give us, what we don't want to work for.

The populous is seeking guidance from a source, any source - that will point the way and pay for the journey, we can't just sit idly by while each segment of the population wander, the change must start from the top to be effective; If it boils over from the heat of the bottom, it will get messy and unnecessarily complex. I have dubbed it: "The Jamaican Revolution" and Constitutional reform must be at the core of this Revolution, starting with the Governmental Structure and Processes - a decentralized government is an Effective government with a wider reach - Gordon House isn't Jamaica.

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