Saturday, June 12, 2010

Throwing a Theory Out There...

Some misguided direlict made the statement that all good things must come to an end. When I look at the mess Jamaica is in right now, I disagree: ALL BAD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END. And coming to an end (or at least temporary recession) they are...

The revelations of the connections between our politicians and drug-dealers, dons, king-pins, etc are about to get worse. This is the tip of the iceberg, and people will begin to squeal like stuck pigs...

Do you realise that it is the 'dreaded' economic recession that has propelled all of this?? Times got tight, and the people laundering or illegally dealing in money started to find it difficult to source easy capital... as they became unable to make good on their promises to their 'lenders' (think CashPlus, Olint, WorldWise, Madoff's empire), their lenders became restless, their activities began to look suspicious, they came under international and national scrutiny, and were subsequently exposed.

That is directly linked to the seemingly legitimate bigwigs who assisted or depended on them for money... their connections to these people, and the sources of their wealth started being investigated as well. Some of them have already gone down and the rest are very close to going down.

How does this tie in to politics?? Well, these bigwigs are connected to politicians who facilitate their illegal acquisition of wealth in exchange for 'sponsorship' of political programmes and campaigns. It can be in as illicit a manner as providing the 'dons' or small men to do this bigwig's evil bidding, or as small as turning a blind eye to wrongdoings of their 'brethrens'. These politicians are getting antsy, because these bigwigs are going down, and their connections to them are also being questioned and coming under international scrutiny.

Enter the infamous extradition matter. The entire Jamaican Government froze. That's a big risk. In more than one ways, for more than one reasons... depending on who you're batting for. This extradtion matter has raised questions about (the already well-known absence of) cleanliness and transparency in our Government. It puts them directly in the limelight (and they're already indirectly in the limelight through their connections to these bigwigs now being exposed and brought down). It's the final link. It shows the connection between the government and the dons, druggists, gunners. The blood that flows through all their veins is POWER and MONEY. It's always been about these two elements.

But now, (I really hope), this system is going downhill and leading to one place: exposure.

I'm not sure if I'm 100% correct, or if I'm not missing some key links, but from my viewpoint, this is what I see... you can let me know what you think.


Bernie said...

Hi Ruthibelle!

I read your whole blog. Iknow nothing about your country but it surely was enlightening. However I could take a lot of what you said and apply it to my country too. Seems corruption and crime is rampant in both. Love your poetry. said...

Very good.

Midlife Roadtripper said...

I know we struggle with our own governments and complaints are rampant. But I dont think those bitching understand what other countries deal with. The trade between money and commerce where people are unimportant. We certainly struggle with that here, but easier to hide when so many can be stuffed in facilities to not show the problems.

Perhaps exposure is the key to finding results.

Talk big, don't I. I don't really know how to make a difference.

Morpheus Rablings said...

True (in the Jamaica idiom), simplistic but a bit myopic.
Consider W5
Who allowed it to happen & who will stop it?(it is within the parlance of the voting society)
What is the problem? (you explained it, or part of it)
Where? (QED)
Why?(Power corrupts absolutely)
When will it end? (when political tribalism ends)
Walk Good

Pseudo said...

What a great first visit. You are my first blogger in Jamaica. I will be interested to follow this story.

Ruthibelle said...

@Morpheus ... I figured it was a bit simplistic... but I was really trying to capture the basics.

Don't you think political tribalism is coming to an end?? Can't we hope?

Anonymous said...

Very good sharing this.