These are the people who reflect the principles of “true true” Bahamians. Those who see problems and fix them. Those who see opportunities and seize them. Those who have families and hold them as their most valued prize.
But we are slipping away from these principals. We became complacent in the election cycles. We became trained to wait on our government. Waiting is not what made The Bahamas successful though, it never has.
If we decide to wait we will be left empty handed while our politicians become full off more and more kickbacks.
If we wait we will be robbed blind by crime. Politicians see crime in the only way they know how: as a political issue. Their crime fighting policies are as ineffective as their fiscal. There is no philosophy to argue here, simply look at the results manifest in our country.
Their handling of Education has made our children fools: unprepared and diminished in our society. They make our students fools while they call themselves wise because they managed to swindle an entire country into a new tax regime all while maintaining their corruptive culture of unaccountability.
But we do not have to wait on them. We can be great men and great women ourselves. We can fill our own cups with community and opportunity. We can see our own solutions to social ills. We can share wisdom with the next generation.
The greats who have passed may no longer be with us, but their legacy we can replicate and their will to do good we can carry on. But WE have to do these things. We cannot wait. Because if recent history has taught us anything it is we will be waiting a long time.