Leave goat out of ‘dotish’ behaviour
To avoid the gridlock traffic that consumed Chaguanas on Saturday I opted to stay at home and view the political rallies from my television. Whilst switching between the People’s Partnership and the Independent Liberal Party (ILP)’s broadcast I was shocked and disgusted to see the lows that politics has reached to.
I saw a very green Mr Warner,with the dim-witted support and jeering of his candidates, party executive and the crowd, cooing a very startled and disoriented goat dressed in yellow on stage, all to mock the competition. At this point I was glad I did not leave the comfort of my home to spend long hours in traffic to see this kind of—for the lack of a better word—dotish behaviour towards animals.
Allow me to quote at least two quotes which sum up the message I would like to convey:
Mahatma Gandhi—“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
Xun Zi (a Chinese philosopher)— “The petty man is eager to make boasts, yet desires that others should believe in him. He enthusiastically engages in deception, yet wants others to have affection for him. He conducts himself like an animal, yet wants others to think well of him.”