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No hope for tomorrow?

Published:Saturday | May 15, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Editor, Sir:

While it is indeed shameful that Bruce Golding deceived the Jamaican people with his admission about his party's involvement with the American law firm, most of us seem to be oblivious to what is really happening. All these heated arguments about the legality of what should or should not be done are just red herrings.

It is clear that there is much more to Mr Golding's actions than what he has told us so far. My own long-held view is that Mr Coke cannot be allowed to go to America for trial. He simply knows too much. If Mr Coke goes down, he will surely have company.

It is no surprise to me that a well-established political figure like Mr Golding finds it difficult to separate himself from corrupt activities. This is Jamaica; so people like me have come to expect corrupt politicians to be the norm. However, this whole affair has shown us that we have very little to look forward to in the future.

Future leaders

I am not here talking about what will happen to Mr Coke. To me, his fate is sealed - he will either suffer some fatal 'accident' or the Americans will come for him themselves. What concerns me most is that our young future leaders seem to be no different from the old guard.

The younger members of both parties don't seem to be able to think for themselves. Like robots, they seem to make statements that they have been programmed to say. The youth organisations of both parties are telling testaments to the sad fact that Jamaica will continue to have leaders who put party above country for many years to come.

It's a real shame, though. Many of these younger members of these parties are well educated. They were supposed to be the next generation of new leaders who would think and act differently. This scandal, with Mr Golding and his antics, is telling us that these highly educated young people offer no real hope for tomorrow.

Tomorrow's goose is well cooked!

I am, etc.,

MICHAEL A. DINGWALL

michael_a_dingwall@hotmail.com