In the face of such Heart rending news the leader of our opposition came out with a statement that shook me to my core;
“For God’s sake let the airline die!”
I was hurt, simply because It is a symbol of national Pride, more importantly my national pride.
The more Apathetic ones amongst us see this as no reason to flog what they consider to be a dead horse.
In my view Drastic changes will be needed to keep the airline afloat, Indeed the staff off Air J as well as we tax payers may need to, as or “Esteemed” former prime minister once said,
“Suck salt through wooden spoon”.
The importance of having a sense of national pride in the citizens of a country is Striking, But then that’s what you get when Economist Run the world (sorry SM).
Look, there is more to Governance than balancing the budget. The leadership of a country is there to keep the country moving forward and prosperous. Now what we often forget is that Prosperity does not only mean financial wellness in fact the exact Definition is; (Dictionary.com)
a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition
I cannot see how you can say you trying to do this when you are taking away from the people some of the very things that motivate people to move forward.. sigh
To be honest I think you cant put a price tag on national pride, there comes a point where some things are folly, But until EVERY LAST AVENUE has been be explored then, and only then ,would I consider shutting Air Jamaica down.
This is the Seeker and I am JAMAICAN.