The long walk to Caribbean leadership
Diverse cultures and races are only often united when there is a common cause for survival, when money is involved or in settings where they are forced to do so. This causes retention of archaic attitudes among individuals and nations alike, resulting in the most grotesque displays of ignorance and inhumanity. Evidently, these behaviours are exhibited with increasing frequency as the years go by, which can inevitably lead to the desolation of our value system.
The idea of ethnic and cultural merging is often met with ulterior motives. It is no secret that many of our treaties and alliances have fallen due to banal disagreements. If the merger was made with honestly and with the true vision of aiding the society then petty differences would never be a factor of analysis. Now that this divisive world is afoot, what can be done to grapple with problems facing each nation’s people? There is poverty, racism and crime that are becoming more influential by the minute. Especially, in the case of the Caribbean where more unity is needed in order to cope with our issues, instead of holding each other culpable for individual action, why don’t leaders help in struggling areas of their society? Where are the successors of revolutionary figures like Nelson Mandela and Maya Angelo that have recently passed? How do we as a global entity plan to move forward and speak out to injustice, greed and perversion? When are we going to listen to the cries of our people?
A leader is classed sociable and magnetic by their ability to approach the most perceptively minor figures in society. That is, the people on the lowest level of socioeconomic status. Leaders must engage with the poverty stricken communities, address their concerns or at least take it under advisement. Interaction is something that has become so alien to leaders and people overall due to technological advancements. It is necessary to have conversations with people from every race and at every social level. This is something that leaders must implement if they plan to change the lives of their people.
Consequently, nations should implement a level of solidarity in their people; one of respect for others’ opinions and culture. This shows a developed level of thinking and a developed society. We do not need to remain primal in our mentality, it is possible for us to be agents of change and become a socially magnificent region.