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Editorial: EVEN IN POLITICS, BE CAYMANKIND

Editorial 22 Apr, 2021 Follow News

Editorial: EVEN IN POLITICS, BE CAYMANKIND

When the dust settles - and it will - life in Cayman will return to normal.

Like the COVID pandemic will pass and we’ll just have to learn to live with the virus, so too will it be with the current political contortions and distortions.

It’s hard to correlate Caymankind to the recent political paroxyms we have had to endure as a community but at some point, sheer Caymankind will be the guiding light that leads us out of this political storm.

Someone once said politics makes for strange bedfellows - and makes normal fellows behave strangely. It’s the name of the game and the nature of the beast.

It was William Congreve (not Shakespeare) who wrote "Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast. To soften rocks, or bend the knotted oak." so let it be with Caymankind to soothe the beast of the political kind.

In recent days, the term “forgive” seems to have taken on particular prominence in the midst of the heated political discourse.

Perhaps, it might be wise to extend that spirit of forgiveness beyond the confines of politics and put it to work where it’s most needed.

Like President Joe Biden of the United States appealing for unity at a time when his country is riven by racial divisions, that sentiment applicable to Cayman - albeit for different reasons. But both are intended to heal divisions.

And that healing may have already started with the late-breaking news on Wednesday just before the opening of the new session of Parliament.

The past few days have been as historic as they have been packed with histrionics. Now it’s time to move on and let them govern.

We congratulate the new government.

Now, let’s all work for a better Cayman.


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