Can T&T political rhetoric go any lower?
THIS year citizens of Trinidad and Tobago have had to endure a great deal of political ugliness from the distasteful, offensive and disrespectful smear campaigns and political thuggery coming from politicians in office as well as office seekers and supporters of all political parties.
It seems that instead of arguing and debating the issues, the main focus is to see who can score more points by attacking the other person on the hustings.
It also seems bizarre that there is no obvious concern for respect, morality, values and vision for a better T&T.
The hostilities and dirty politics defining the campaigns are unfortunate as they only seek to inflame an already volatile political environment. This fighting is taking us nowhere other than dividing our people when we should be bringing them together.
I suggest that the conversations political contenders engage in should benefit the well-being of the citizens.
Is it too much to ask that all politicians consider adopting some form of civility in their conversations?
This would be a refreshing change from the current status quo that is pervading our politics.