The Greater Divide
Welcome to the month of August as 2017 quickly slips by.
As things in the country continue to remain unstable, the calls by Union head Ancel Roget to boycott Syrian businessmen has not fallen on deaf ears.
That particular community raised the anger of many following their comments on Anthony Bourdain’s travel episode to Trinidad and Tobago.
The all powerful 1 percenters.
Those who hold the lives and wallets of the common folk in their grasp.
But another union representative has made a very valid point.
We have no power as consumers.
Education Officer at the National Worker’s Union Gerry Kangalee says it as as producers, as workers, do we have the power.
Our economy is hinged on imports.
Our diets are no different.
In this sense, Kangalee argues, quite well, the boycott has no objective.
And the problem is as an importing country, capitalism cannot work.
Unless we stand on our own two feet, we will be crawling.
Like so many countries who did not prepare for the dark days.