Sunday, February 25, 2018

Have prayers at hotspots, not NAPA

 Any government that is reluctant to enforce the laws of our land will have to turn to the Almighty, albeit in desperation. This is like not knowing the winning numbers and asking the machine to choose them for you. This is called a Quick Pick. 

Falling back on religion and prayers is not a bad idea as this is next of kin to politics, but why stage them in NAPA and other such places when they are needed in the rambunctious and cantankerous crime-infested hotspots. Maybe even the good Lord is afraid to venture there?

We as a country continue to make ill-founded statements like us being an “angry” nation instead of saying an indisciplined one. There is a total breakdown in the enforcement of law and order in this country, where high office holders say, think about legalising “weed” yet police still run down fellas with a “roach’’, and where officials say honesty is the best policy but everybody know them to be corrupt.

If a person doesn’t go to school and isn’t serious with his studies God wouldn’t make him pass his exams, and if an athlete doesn’t train and maintain a proper diet God won’t make him win his race, and if a political party wants to attract people of another race they wouldn’t hire a man to sing against that race. 

We cannot leave the administration of a country up to superstitious beliefs and practices and we cannot hope to find the root causes of crime because we will have to ask the rapist why he raped, the killer why he killed, the drug pusher why he sells drugs and the politician why he makes deals. 

In the meantime I will fast and pray in the hope that the many ferocious WASA-created potholes on our roads are repaired and that we get internet service.

Ramesh Marajh

Palo Seco