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Sgt Abu’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
It was 20 years ago today/ Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play — The Beatles
Pizzagate, Bill Gatesgate
IT’S NEAR impossible to declare which of today’s many rubbish, incredible, risible conspiracy theories is the most rubbish, incredible and laughable.
New Virus Limitations, Same Old Political Ones
ALREADY I’VE SEEN Facebook posts claiming that the August 10 general election, when Trinidad & Tobago will still be under covid19 restrictions, was deliberately chosen to give the PNM government an unfair edge — but almost as many couch potato political pundits saw an election under at least partial lockdown as benefitting the opposition UNC!
Black Lives Matter (Except in Morvant)
THE MOST REMARKABLE thing emanating from the police killing of three young men last Saturday was Tuesday’s police media release about the disturbances in Port of Spain those killings sparked. The release, which could have appeared in the Soviet Union propaganda newspaper, Pravda (ironically, “Truth”) recasts the protests, not as the understandable and entirely predictable result of extrajudicial daylight police killings, but as proof of an imaginary plot against the state, which our heroic police force, riding in like the cavalry in old Hollywood Westerns, just managed to thwart.