Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Are we being too hard on Glenn?

We are all human. We make mistakes. What is important is that we learn from them and do not repeat them. The “Tobago turbulence’’ issue featuring Dr  Glenn Ramadharsingh is unfortunate.

Why are certain people crying for blood? Note well who they are. Is it because it appears the minister is performing? If the person involved was not high profile, would it still be highlighted?

None of us was on that flight, so we have to work with what was reported. The one and only question that we have to ask ourselves is did the goodly doctor endanger the safety of the passengers on the flight. Yes or no. If the answer is in the affirmative throw the law book at him. If not let us move forward. The critics will try to dazzle and baffle us with all kinds of ifs and buts. They will spin all kinds of stories, but ask yourself this, are they relevant and pertinent?

The goodly doctor has apologised. He is only human. If you cut him, does he not bleed? He threw away his self-respect in a moment of anger. “The quality of mercy is not strained, it falleth like the gentle rain from heaven, it is twice blessed.”

“It blesses him that gives and him that takes. It is an attribute to God himself. To err is human to forgive is divine.”

“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”

AV  Rampersad

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