7 Jul 2016

Hypocrisy - And you don’t even know it

With the death of Patrick Manning, former PNM leader and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, comes the hypocrisy.

As with nearly every deceased person, the outpouring of goodwill and praise is heartily sickening. No one speaks ill of the dead. But Patrick was a human, prone to human foibles. In his Prime Ministerial stewardship, he was often accused of hubris, and at times displayed signs of paranoia. Those same accusers now heap praise on a suddenly ‘faultless’ martyr.

People even forget he tried to slip a new Constitution in under the radar, that was the extent of his arrogance.

So, instead of coming to praise Manning, let us not forget the bad that came with the good.