It is the view of Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, that Opposition Senator Kay Bacchus Baptiste is leading the NDP into further political wilderness and to political damnation.
“This woman based on what she said in the parliament on the Attorney’s General Reference Bill and other things before; clearly she lives in an “alternative Universe”.
In reference to the Attorney General Reference bill, she got the facts wrong and she got the law wrong according to Dr Gonsalves.
“So wrong in both cases for a lawyer of some experience, she can’t claim ignorance, so she lives in an alternative universe, away from facts, away from the truth, and away from reason”.
Gonsalves said by saying this he does not defame her in any way because the truth is a defence to defamation.
“In any event, you and I can make a fair comment on any matter of public interest made without malice and am not being malicious, of course to avail myself of a fair comment I must have a matrix of facts upon which I can draw my comment”.
Gonsalves said Bacchus Baptiste said two other things in parliament which confirms she lives in an alternative universe.
“ She said after a year and a half there is no direct flight, to any country outside of the Caribbean from AIA, I said where do you live, she said in response it is the truth, so every week when you see Sunwing flying direct from Canada, and Caribbean Airlines from New York, Bacchus Baptiste does not see this”.
What do you do with someone like this who disregards facts? Well, that’s what you call living in an “Alternative Universe”.
“Along with that, she says SVG Government is involving itself in climate change prostitution, meaning we are taking advantage of climate change, prostituting yourself to get money, so when I go to the World Bank and get a loan of 180 Million which we have to pay back, apparently that is prostitution”.
Gonsalves said the bridges and river defences that must be done, and the sea defence’s, is all part of prostitution according to Bacchus Baptiste.
SO what is Climate Change Prostitution according to the senator?
The new bridge at Hope in Vermont, the new bridge in Cumberland.
Gonsalves said Bacchus went on to say that there has been a lot of natural disasters under the ULP, and they are caused by spiritual wickedness.
You and I know that climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time.
“This is why I say that Bacchus Baptiste lives in an alternative Universe”.
“ So when you had the disasters last year that affected, Antigua, BVI , Dominica and the other islands further up North, Katrina and Sandy in the USA”. What they have more spiritual wickedness than us?
She would no doubt go and reference Sodom and Gomorrah, but you must remember the warnings that were given, and that’s a different set of circumstances, but she wants to ignore science.
“God asks us to join faith and human reason and on the evidence before us and what was shown in that parliament on Thursday 10th May, 2018, kay Bacchus Baptiste showed the whole of SVG that she lives in an alternative universe”.
Gonsalves said from the last two meetings of parliament it is clear that the senator is leading the NDP into that realm divorce entirely from reality and truth.
An alternative universe is the occurrence of canonical facts about the setting or characterization of a particular fictional universe being explored in a non-canonical way.