More parties spell division

Okay, so let me get this straight, there are fewer than 15,000 registered voters and no fewer than four political parties.

Wow.

We have the United Democratic Party (UDP) , which is now divided; People’s Progressive Movement (PPM), which is at a stand still; the West Bay Alliance(WBA), which is creating quite a press clippings file; and the People’s Democratic Alliance(PDA) , which, with its extensive two-week history of involvement in party politics, claims it holds the key to Cayman’s future.

I’ll bet it’s only a matter of time before we get the People’s Democratic Quorum (PDQ); the Victorious Caymanian Republic (VCR); the Caymanians for Democracy (CD); the Caymanian People’s Alliance (CPA); and the fringe party – Society for the Preservation of Caymanian Autonomy (SPCA).

And we’re all anxiously awaiting the formation of the Democratic United Majority. I’ll let you figure that one out.

Reading the dialogue between the UDP and PPM and now the WBA and PDA leaves me ROFLMAO.

Creating more political parties in the Cayman Islands is like trying to teach a pig how to sing: it’s a futile exercise and it really annoys the pig.

How are we supposed to take any political party seriously? Over the past four years politicians can’t seem to sow harmony in one party, much less four.

Why? Because party members are too busy pointing the finger and placing blame to actually DO anything.

Political parties, by design, are very little about advancing an actual agenda and more about simply getting party members elected – period.

To all the political parties I pose this question: How can you claim to unite a nation when you can’t even unite a party?

It’s sad that the only thing that seems to unite the Islands is a natural disaster that the impending political disaster will most certainly un-do.

Here’s a nickel’s worth of free advice – There is not one political party in existence anywhere in the world today that can effectively meet the needs of ALL people, because it’s not what they set up to do. To the political parties of the Cayman Islands I say only this: stop trying to make us believe that you CAN.

Accept this simple truth, learn to negotiate and compromise, and get to work.

In order to prevent even more parties from sprouting up and further muddying the political waters, I suggest we have the election ASAP, otherwise this country could wind up SOL.

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