Today, 22 October, 2005 in Port of Spain there was a show by the citizenry that they no longer wish to tolerate crime in the least degree - it was dubbed 'Death March'. My question is... Do you think it will make any difference on the rate of crime in Trinidad & Tobago?
|do you think it will make any difference on the rate of crime in Trinidad & Tobago?|
Some time has passed since this and other showing of solidarity, but one has to ask, did anything change?
No, nothing changed. You see, for these kind of "marches" to be taken seriously they must be done often and with real intent! But because Trinis in general are so laid back, they do it once and then pretend somehow a miracle would happen. It does not work like that.
As usual, my point of view is different.
For one thing - the so-called 'Death March' had no true purpose or intent, therefore they could not succeed in one should they march every day for ten years. Their unofficial slogan is, "something must be done" but when pressed to answer what exactly they'd like to see done, they waffle and dodge, saying it's not their job to come up with solutions.
Therefore, no matter what anyone actually does about the situation - they can still feel free to sit back and complain that it's never enough, that it's high time "something" should be done.
On top of that - they chose to name their march after some of history's most gruesome moments - look up the term "Death March" in any encyclopaedia and read up on the events it describes - then kindly explain to me, why we would want to call down that sort of horror on our country. Any writer can tell you about the power of words, can they not?
I have to say that not only was that march purposeless, but it was ill-advised.
|As usual, my point of view is different.|
|but no one ever talks about changing the mindset or the culture, instead each day I hear it being promoted and along with it crime goes up!|
|and that there are wholesome activities available (not only fetes, parties, limes and carnival|
|I agree with you but how do you go about changing the mindset that has been here for years and that affects most of the population in T&T?|