I will never understand why many St. Lucians who have migrated to larger countries adopt this nasty habit of sitting on their high horses in their rented county, and lambasting the land of their birth in times of turbulence.
I did say at the beginning of last week’s Sounding Off that I was going to speak about this…surely you didn’t think that I would drop the subject right?
The phrases: “That’s why I left this damn island”, “that’s why I cannot see myself ever moving back to St. Lucia”, “that’s why I hate that stupid island and the people who live there” (Yup I’ve seen that one as crazy as it might look) and my personal favourite: “That’s why I’m ashamed to be St. Lucian” are phrases that are all too common on social media sites where people get the chance to do and say all sorts, including showing their true colours.
I’ve said in the past how active I am on social media, namely Facebook. To keep abreast of everything that’s going on in St. Lucia and across the world. I’ve joined numerous groups so that I can do just that.
Whilst these groups sometimes provide good entertainment and positivity, there are times when I would just like to type out a whole paragraph of the worst expletives that I can think of and exit the groups in style because of the sheer hypocrisy and the nonsense that these fools utter in there.
BUT…somehow, I just can’t tear myself away from the nonsense.
Okay, getting back to the point. I just can’t wrap my head around why St. Lucians would say such things about their home country.
The influx of these statements flood my news feeds after news of rapes, murders and horrific crimes in general take place in St. Lucia.
Now, one could easily assume that St. Lucia is the worst of the worst and that on any given day, a serial killer will claim and mutilate his tenth victim; that the massive paedophile ring will kidnap six more children and sell them to the highest bidder; that in one day, there will be at least four drive-by shootings in every community with at least five fatalities; that justice will finally be served to the psychopath who was caught with 21 frozen vaginas in his freezer; that a portion of Gros Islet was bombed because people were tired of the fact that so many rich people live there; that there were four police shootings in one day where all the victims were innocent black civilians just waiting for a tow truck or because their headlight was out…Oh my, look what I’ve just done. I’ve just “accidentally” highlighted some of the terrible things that happen everywhere but in St. Lucia…silly me!
Yes, there are growing problems here like rape, homicides and robberies but people, I will take what I get here a million times over than what is happening over there in your rented countries of milk and honey.
When was the last time you heard an American, Canadian, Briton, French, Bahamian, Taiwanese, Japanese, Nigerian…anyone with an ounce of patriotism and pride for themselves and their country denounce their place of birth?
Where they might condemn injustices and crime etc., they will condemn with hope the that their country will rise from the dark clouds hanging overhead but they don’t go around saying that they are ashamed to come from where they did…that’s disgusting and it’s crying shame to see St. Lucians, who come from an island where to be honest, it really isn’t that bad compared to most places around the world, denouncing St. Lucia.
Now the part that sickens me to the core, even more than hearing these hypocrites feel brave enough to speak their nonsense behind a computer screen, is hearing those same people come out and say how proud they are of their island when the name St. Lucia shows up in any headline for something positive.
The instant switch up from, “I’m so ashamed to be St. Lucian” to “My island is the most beautiful gem in the world”, “I miss my beautiful island home”, “St. Lucia we love”, “St. Lucia Simply Beautiful”, “Straight Outta 758”, “I wish I was home right now” and finally “Proud to be St. Lucian”…it all makes me want to puke!
And then comes the overkill of the St. Lucian flag and the countless photographs of anything St. Lucian that they could find abroad to show that they’re “repping for their island”.
Here’s some food for thought: The world is in big trouble and whilst I will never wish for anyone’s misfortune, just take a look at the countries really going through “stuff” like what I mentioned earlier on a few paragraphs ago…they’re not St. Lucia. We have our problems but they pale in comparison to the ones that the major countries like France, USA, UK, Canada etc. face.
So whilst you are sitting on your high horse, and when I say high horse, I mean the squalid little one bedroom basements that at least six of you share whilst hiding from immigration officers and begging for the next babysitting job because you’re just too proud to come back home empty handed and show everyone that the show you were putting on, on social media with your buy one get two free clothes and cheap everything else was nothing but a huge sham. Quit looking down your noses and look around you and you might just realise that the same St. Lucia that you are so ashamed of, just might me the best bet for you.
But then again, with that said, we actually have enough idiots running around in St. Lucia already (i.e. criminals and the just plain ignorant) even though the numbers are not as large as you people over there might think, so on second thought, please stay where you are?
If I could offer you any advice, burn all documentation that you possess that would even indicate that you are St. Lucian and enjoy your life wherever you are because to be brutally honest, St. Lucia is ashamed of you and you are not welcome here…Good riddance I say for the day that you left.