The Bible says, “Man shall not live by bread alone … .” Perhaps the members of Damian Crawford’s East Rural St Andrew constituency have never heard that saying before, or, if they have, maybe they don’t believe it and think that “daily bread” from the hands of an MP will be enough to sustain them and their children for many generations to come.
Crawford’s decision to use a significant portion of his Constituency
Development Fund allocation – J$5,439,200 to be exact – on education is
welcome by some as a step in the right direction, his constituents – the
very parents of the children he proposes to help – are livid. They’re
on TV every night threatening to significantly damage Crawford’s young
As with any news
story, I do not know ALL the details, and I’m sure that there are more
and deeper issues than we are being told. However, arguing from the
assumption that what I’ve heard and the impression I’ve received is
accurate, I have to ask: why is it that, when faced with a choice
between a sacrificial, long-term investment in our children’s future and
an immediate bellyful, we seem prone to choose the latter? It bothers
me that we make decisions about our children’s futures the same way we
make decisions about the nation’s political future: who can full my
belly fastest? This coarse, gravalicious mentality has been, for a very
long time, the undoing of this nation.
parents live for today only, they sacrifice tomorrow. These parents
want their bread NOW, and what their attitude says to me, and to all
well-thinking young persons in this nation is, “To hell with you; to
hell with the future; to HELL with our children!”
me. Had to rant today.