It is my humble and simple view that the day the calypso “Ah Fraid Karl” was aired, it added fuel to the concern by many that Karl Hudson-Phillips was a disciplinarian, causing the electorate to reject him. It was a significant turning point for Trinidad and Tobago.
I say this because by not having Mr Hudson-Phillips lead this country, discipline, in spite of being one of our watchwords, became a “bad” thing and it started to disappear from the national landscape.
We are now paying for that, big time! We are no longer a disciplined nation on any front or on any level of our society. This is manifested in all that is going on.
I would suggest that the calypso did the nation an injustice.
Richard P Young