From 'rum and roti' to 'eat ah food'
There was a time when our political culture was described as "Rum and Roti". This administration entered power claiming "New Politics".
I am now positioned, since the reshuffle and/or reconfiguration, to appreciate our new political culture.
"Eat Ah Food" politics is now officially etched on the political landscape of T&T as we enter 50 years as a nation. From my vantage point there are three implications of this "New Politics" worth noting:
1. The belief that anyone can be brought for a price.
2. The philosophical maxim that "yesterday is yesterday, today is today.''
3. An overt and entrenched amorality which argues that if not illegal all policy positions and decisions are permissible and legitimate.
May God help us to be eternally vigilant and demand just, equitable and good governance.