8 May 2011

Transparent Corruption

The present state of civilisation is as odious as it is unjust. It is absolutely the opposite of what it should be, and it is necessary that a revolution should be made in it. The contrast of affluence and wretchedness continually meeting and offending the eye, is like dead and living bodies chained together.

Thomas Paine

I write this after contemplating nearly a full day on the revelation that Mary King, that paragon of transparency virtue, former chairman of the local chapter of Transparency International  and ex-columnist, now Minister of Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring and Gender Affairs has been revealed to be no more immune to corrupt practices as the worst of both the PNM and the UNC.