The #me-too movement might have arrived on our shore, people are talking, about what’s right, and what isn’t.
They used to brush stories off with #BWBB, boys will be boys, and girls grow up early in the tropics, but recently there is more discussion surrounding the promiscuous theme.
Example: The recent arrests of a band leader, and his adult son, on two separate and unrelated charges of having relations with underage women. I believe denials were filed via respective lawyers.
Older men, younger women, this has been going on for a long time. An open secret in every society under the sun, only in the Caribbean, women mature earlier.
I even had a conversation one day with that middle-aged father, a style-styled savior, basically a self-righteous philanderer, and told him my dog Goose, is older than his girlfriend – Goose will be 15 in August. He dismissed my findings by stating how much he does for these lost kids, and that without him their lives would be in the gutter. End of discussion.
The girlfriend, a very beautiful early bloomer, seemed to enjoy the attention and the fuss. She strutted her stuff like a peacock, aroused. I have no clue how old she was, but definitely tender.
Which raises the question, does a teenager know what’s good for her/him?
During a recent lunch conversation with some DJ friends who have their fingers on the social pulse, the subject of discussion was another band-leader, who fathered, brace yourself, at least one dozen off-springs with one-dozen different groupies. In a recent year, he had TWO babies in the making. Over grilled chicken and sautéed vegetables, my DJ friends lauded the band leader for his peacemaking skills, for getting all women to work together, in Carnival, helping put a carnival group together.
Then last week, we were treated to another episode of Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned, an old British saying that foresees the wrath and vengeance dished out by a woman feeing wronged, because her husband abandoned her in favor of another lady-love.
This man however, had no peacemaking skills at all, he started a new chapter in his life without closing the old one, which affected his wife greatly, and his daughter even more, and recently even his boss protested. This drama spilled over to social media, and aired all dirty laundry in public.
Well, whatever, at least they are adults, who cares, but #16 on the MEP list with just 237 votes, now stands to inherit the seat vacated by the unfortunate MEPFLIX saga. So bad behavior will be rewarded with a cushy job in parliament.
Perhaps we should look at #17 on the list with 525 votes or #29 with 972 followers, and entrust one of them with a seat in parliament, allowing candidate #16 to sort things out on the home front. Everyone is entitled to happiness, but peacemaking skills are essential.
Perhaps the fertile band leader could open some coaching classes