BC Piresis a barrister by qualification (class of 1984) but, for the last 28 years, has done nothing but write to earn a living. His flagship column, Thank God It’s Friday, has appeared in either the Trinidad Guardian or the Trinidad Express since Ash Friday, 1988. He has written about film from an informed lay perspective for the same period and is as close as the cricket-playing West Indies gets to a film critic (though he refuses that label). He has written for many publications, including the London Sunday Observer and the London & Manchester Guardian. Since 2010, his personality-based feature, “Trini/’Bago to D Bone” has been appearing in the Trinidad Guardian. Since 2002, he has been the editor of Cré Olé, the Trinidad & Tobago annual restaurant guide.
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Firetruckery of the Day
Still reeling from the Brexit, like the rest of the world – apart from the few million English & Welsh people who voted for it – and I find myself hoping that my thinking is a bit muddled, like how you just can’t do a cryptic crossword or watch The Usual Suspects if you have a head cold.
Because, if I’m not muddled, it’s becoming clearer and clearer that there is a right wing tide (packaged as concern for one’s own safety) that is rising fast enough to float the presidency of the Drumpf.
In the last three weeks, he did everything to make himself unelectable, starting with his attacks on the “Mexican” judge he thought would penalize his quasi-university.
But, 48 hours ago, even allowing for the arrogance of Brussels, it didn’t seem that we – the rest of us who give a firetruck about other people – would begin dismantling the world we’ve laboured 2000 years to build.
Human beings everywhere, get active or get ready for a mano-a-mano showdown between Vlad and Donald, coming soon to an Eastern European country near you.