THE EDITOR, Sir:
Both Daryl Vaz and Damion Crawford are under fire from fellow Jamaicans because both dared to speak a truth which no one seems to want to hear. Vaz, as a member of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), had the audacity, it seems, to suggest that the party is in need of help; and Crawford, as a member of the People's National Party (PNP), had the audacity, it seems, to suggest that Jamaicans should migrate and seek better jobs in other countries and send home the money through remittances in order to help the country.
Both men spoke a truth which the diehard supporters from either side do not wish to hear; they have grown so accustomed to lies and empty promises that even when the truth is staring them right in the face, they choose to deny it.
Even the blind can see that the JLP is in need of serious help as the leader does not seem to know where he is going, much like the one claiming to lead the PNP now.
Crawford's statement is an indication that this present Government is not doing well either, and anyone who can deny this fact is lost. But he also spoke the truth, and instead of Jamaicans trying to understand that truth, they are blasting him for saying it, because according to the tribal laws of politics in Jamrock, you dare not say anything which will seem to reflect negatively on the party you are affiliated with, because as far as some Jamaicans are concerned, that is treason.
See how sad as a people we really are?
I say to Mr Vaz and Mr Crawford, speak your truth, no matter the cost, those who wish to hear will, those who continue to deny it in the face of love for politician and political party do so to the detriment of both people and country.