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Sunday, November 19, 2006

The flesh is weak

Are Caribbean men more wutliss than the average man ? I dont know why men have to walk a moral high ground anyway. We are dogs for real. Whether we run the genetics argument or simply follow the history of men in the world we are lucky to have our knuckles off the ground. Take war. Most people, especially women, seem to abhor war but very few civilisations and cultures which are expansive have been built without war. I mean no man goes to another man and says I want your land, your woman and your food and negotiates his way into that position. So therefore we have conflict. And actually we also have progress, as messed up as that position is to the morality of coexistence and to humanity.

Coming back to things, the society in the Caribbean needs a strong family base, and needs responsibility, but its way too much to assume that other societies are working off stronger bases. Matriarchal societies like Italy exist with constant crime, almost chaotic govt, and a culture of infidelity and yet progress occurs.

Maybe we concentrate too much on our weakness and not on our strengths. And I am talking about Caribbean man here.

8 comments:

Jdid said...

its hard to progress in the caribbean because of the lack of resources. all our nations are struggling.

the caribbean man no worse of better than the average man though in my opinion.

Kenny Green said...

If we count human beings as resources I agree. But Trinidad is in the top ten oil producers, 3rd largest natural gas producer in the world, and top pitch asphalt producer in the world.

And yet the social fabric of trinidad looks like its falling apart at times (thats from an outsider even though I am in the Caribbean so I could be wrong).

Leon said...

Nice to meet you Kenny. Welcome to the family.

Mighty Afroditee said...

Hey Kenny,

Passing through via Abeni. Love what I have been reading...

Ta.

Mad Bull said...

By and large, we lack resources.
Trinidad have some resources, but plenty of the other islands don't have anywhere near as much to offer or anything in such high demand as Trinidad does.
On top of all that, the Caribbean remains mired in the least value producing aspect of the production chain, the providers of base products only. The real value to be derived comes to those who process the raw materials to produce a valuable, highly demanded product.

KG said...

I would argue that our biggest problem is the lack of committment of our human resources. Japan, taiwan, china, the UK. Take any economic powehouse or empire and study it and one of the common factors is the committment to development, whether self or collective, IN the country.

KG said...

and thanks alot mad bull and all for your comments and thoughts so far.

Billy said...

progress is relative