'THE BALL IS IN OUR COURT," SAY FLAMBEAUS.
At first, it looked bad.
As Jada Jn Pierre noted photographically on her facebook post, there was more space than people at the party Flambeau held last Sunday in Prime Minister Kenny Anthony territory.
|Sitting on the sidelines, waiting for the Messiah|
|This does NOT look like a party|
They looked tired and it was still mid-afternoon.
The platform was so boring that most people entertained and motivated each other with their own conversations. The buzz was so loud that I could barely hear what Arsene James said about the Choiseul Secondary School needing to be demolished, but reopening this school year as though everything was okay.
Guy Joseph said something about integrity (lol) taunting Labour about their failure to do anything meaningful with their bullshit Town and Village Councils Report on possible corruption by the former adminstration.
|Omg! The Integrity...the Principles...it's too much|
Then, suddenly, there were people everywhere Spider was sweating like a damned preacher in heat riling up the crowd. Hmmm...how did that happen? How did Flambeau creep up like that?
The buzz in the audience had finally infected the platform. Leaders repeated what I had heard from the crowd during the afternoon warm up performances. Something about $70m from Taiwanese President Ma and a Special Account at BOSL instead of the Consolidated Fund. Something about the cops. Something about the economic state of the country. You know, the same bullshit Labour says about them.
|Holy Crap, Custer! Where did all them Injuns come from?|
Morale is high in Flmabeau right now. They think that the SLP government is screwing up and knows they're screwing up. They think that with their new poster boy at the helm, they can pose as a whole new Flambeau, which of course is the good ol' Flambeau - in fact, it's any Flambeau except the 2006-11 Flambeau, which is exactly what most of them really are.
"We ready, yeah, we ready," they sang Bunji Gallin style, taunting Labour to call elections anytime they pleased, because they were so sure that they were ahead on points.
In truth and in fact, they are not. They have a lot of work to do to clean up the mess they became. Memory is not so short that the world will forgive and forget already. But they are, in fact, on the upswing, while Labour, truth be told, is bleeding support like a suicide victim.
|He ain't no Compton, but he could be Sammy|
And near the end of his speech, he nailed the truth as he has never done before in his life.
"Labour didn't win the last elections," he said. "UWP lost them."
It's almost like he was reading The FLOGG. If he is, Labour's in trouble, because this blog is a goldmine of political truth, that if taken seriously by those in power, could tune politicians to the reality of ordinary St Lucians as no one has been since John Compton lay down in front of a tractor in nineteen fifty whatever.