2019: A ‘Year of Living Dangerously’

Go Lean Commentary

Time flies when you’re having fun.
Time goes very slowly when you’re in danger every moment.

No matter how we look at it, the Year 2019 moved slow – it was a long year. There is even a scientific definition for this:

Chronostasis … from Greek chrónos, “time” and stásis, “standing”
When time appears to stop or move in slow motion.

As the Year 2019 ends, many are concluding – and yes, we are among those concluding, we the movement behind the 2013 book Go Lean…Caribbean – that this “time did not fly”; it dragged along slowly; “Chronostasis” indeed during this “year of living dangerously”; (see Appendix Reference below).

This conclusion about 2019 was not just our viewpoint alone; others have declared the same, from many different viewpoints; see here in this list:

Someone else concluded that 2019 was a long year. It was Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys. She served as the Guest Host for the December 9 edition of the “Late Late Show with James Corden”. There she proceeded to recap the year’s “Highs and Lows” … using music. See that excellent performance in the VIDEO here:

VIDEO – Alicia Keys Recaps 2019 w/ Her Piano – https://youtu.be/UhC93-BJUxo

The Late Late Show with James Corden
Posted December 9, 2019 –
Late Late Show guest host Alicia Keys takes a seat at the desk and has a secret: she’s had it modified specifically for her. After revealing the keys underneath, she takes a few moments to recap a wild 2019. From Starbucks cups in “Game of Thrones” to the Ukraine impeachment inquiry, Alicia gets the audience involved in a grand break down of the year. …

Now 2019 is finally over, and this year has been a manifestation of “Chronostasis”.

From a Caribbean perspective, this year was truly eventful, a “year of living dangerously”; remember all of these bad episodes (listed from the most recent to the oldest):

Trump Experiment Implodes – Concluded Impeachment impacts Caribbean member-states

Louder Drum Beat for Legal Marijuana – Charging towards Chaos

Travel to Dominican Republic Take a Hit – Unexplained Tourists Deaths

Hurricane Dorian – Exposes Defective Regionalism – Many hate Bahamians; Bahamians hate Haitians

Nassau’s 2019 Self-Made Energy Crisis – Black-outs, Brown-outs and Load-shedding

Cruise Line Amusement Parks Opens – Shifting Experience Away from Port Cities

Puerto Rico learns its relationship status with America – Unwanted Step-Child; Governor Resigns

From Caribbean Legacy to the White House – Kamala Harris run for Presidency Falters

Cuba’s Progress: Yes, New Constitution – But still clinging to Communism

Cruise Line Bad-Mouthing Caribbean Port – Nassau set-up as a “Fall Guy”

It is now time to move on, time to focus on 2020; see this urging from a previous Go Lean blog-commentary:

2020: Where Vision is Perfected
2020 is not just a reference to [perfect] vision; it is also the next year on our calendar. This intersection allows us to use the actuality of 2020 to perfect our vision for Caribbean planning. Perfecting our vision to 20/20 would mean executing better on the 3 C’s – conceiving, communicating and compelling – the plans, strategies, tactics and implementations.

We are already pursuing these activities! While we are planning for the new year – 2020 – we have already published this Go Lean book and distributed it widely in the Caribbean region for the quest of forging change-correction in the Caribbean vision. We have also promoted the book aggressively by publishing related blog-commentaries.

We have planned the plan; now it’s time to work the plan – the Way Forward – so as to reform and transform our Caribbean communities. This is heavy-lifting, yes, but our success is conceivable, believable and achievable.

Where does it start?

Everybody, repeat this – “talk it; walk it”:

It starts with me”!

Let’s get busy … let’s have fun … let time fly by.

Let’s lean-in to the Way Forward, this Go Lean roadmap, and truly make our region, each of the 30 Caribbean member-states, a better place to live, work and play. 🙂

About the Book
The book Go Lean…Caribbean serves as a roadmap for the introduction and implementation of the technocratic Caribbean Union Trade Federation (CU), for the elevation of Caribbean society – for all member-states. This CU/Go Lean roadmap has these 3 prime directives:

  • Optimization of the economic engines in order to grow the regional economy to $800 Billion & create 2.2 million new jobs.
  • Establishment of a security apparatus to ensure public safety and protect the resultant economic engines.
  • Improve Caribbean governance to support these engines, including a separation-of-powers between the member-states and CU federal agencies.

The Go Lean book provides 370-pages of turn-by-turn instructions on “how” to adopt new community ethos, plus the strategies, tactics, implementations and advocacies to execute so as to reboot, reform and transform the societal engines of Caribbean society.

Download the free e-Book of Go Lean … Caribbean – now!

Who We Are
The movement behind the Go Lean book – a non-partisan, apolitical, religiously-neutral Community Development Foundation chartered for the purpose of empowering and re-booting economic engines – stresses that reforming and transforming the Caribbean societal engines must be a regional pursuit. This was an early motivation for the roadmap, as pronounced in the opening Declaration of Interdependence (Pages 12 – 13):

xi. Whereas all men are entitled to the benefits of good governance in a free society, “new guards” must be enacted to dissuade the emergence of incompetence, corruption, nepotism and cronyism at the peril of the people’s best interest. The Federation must guarantee the executions of a social contract between government and the governed.

xvi. Whereas security of our homeland is inextricably linked to prosperity of the homeland, the economic and security interest of the region needs to be aligned under the same governance. Since economic crimes … can imperil the functioning of the wheels of commerce for all the citizenry, the accedence of this Federation must equip the security apparatus with the tools and techniques for predictive and proactive interdictions.

xxiv. Whereas a free market economy can be induced and spurred for continuous progress, the Federation must install the controls to better manage aspects of the economy: jobs, inflation, savings rate, investments and other economic principles. Thereby attracting direct foreign investment because of the stability and vibrancy of our economy.

Sign the petition to lean-in for this roadmap for the Caribbean Union Trade Federation.


Appendix Reference: The term ‘The Year of Living Dangerously’ refers to a novel (1978) and movie (1982) of the same name.

Source: Wikipedia.

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