“People Banding Together” What’s Lost for Most Is Found By Some.

In the DR when bar stools are up side down it is a serious problem.

In the DR when bar stools are up side down it is a serious problem.

As I was entering Cabrera today it seemed to be absolutely dead calm. Panning either left or right it didn’t matter as almost everything was closed. Even the main streets of Cabrera were baron lacking both traffic and the usual people lining the sidewalks. I placed a quick call and asked a buddy Que Pasando? His reply was and I would like you to pay attention to the wording. THE PEOPLE ARE BANDING TOGETHER was his first five words…  He said “The People” get it? He went on to continue and mention it was about a Government proposed 2% duty increase in staple foods. The issue to me was secondary to the reaction. The People are banding together… When was the last time you felt that way?

Shit they have the coldest beer in town. Hurts us all a bit.

Shit they have the coldest beer in town. Hurts us all a bit.

Can you even begin to fathom how powerful you all would be if The People would all band together in the western nations? It’s hard to imagine what level of synergy would be generated by such a magnitude of like minds banding together for the good of The People. Unfortunately for the vast majority that’s nothing more than memories of past decades… so long ago. Yea divide and conquer is a bitch especially when used so effectively… but it’s The People themselves who allow it to be used in the first place. Brings to my mind a crystal clear reality of a thought told to me several years prior. No matter what price you sell yourself for it never represents the total cost.  

I can't express how great I feel about the willingness of people to support the greater good. Even when it's costing a few days income.

I can’t express how great I feel about the willingness of people to support the greater good. Even when it’s costing a few days income.

Since I was in the capitol all day yesterday I didn’t hear about the huelga (strike) that was set to commence today. All throughout the country the people are banding together to protest the proposed 2% increases duties for staple foods. Will it do any good… I don’t know but that’s not even the deeper point is it? It’s standing together for a common good that’s what makes a country great… REMEMBER?

Even the main streets were empty.

Even the main streets were empty.

The main point is not about the 2% increase. For all I know it may be very necessary. It’s not about the Government as Governments do what Governments do which is basically nothing. They only TAKE as they have no assets of their own other than what The People give by taxation. Hence the reason they will steal almost all of what you presently own without you being able to do a thing about it. You can’t sue the Government they have no assets.

Large retailers even supported the people. When was the last time you've witnessed that kind of Banding together for a common good.

Large retailers even supported the people. When was the last time you’ve witnessed that kind of Banding together for a common good.

To me this huelga (strike) is all about The People. The People banding together as one force with a common goal…not allowing themselves to be divided  by wealth, status, color, religion but rather representing what the cooperation of The People can really do for their nation regardless of what nation you’re referring about.  Will it work on the 2% proposed increase… I can’t say. Will it make a difference… it already has. Until next time this is Barry in DR.

NOTE: Will be out on tour for the next while. Enjoy the new series of YouTube’s coming out on the site. Real folks making a difference in their lives.

Barry in DR

Sara's Fruit Store. This is where we shot our video last year. Good for you Sara!!!

Sara’s Fruit Store. This is where we shot our video last year. Good for you Sara!!!

Both of Rebeca's Stores were closed.

Both of Rebeca’s Stores were closed.

All pain and pain supply stores jumped action to show their support.

All pain and pain supply stores jumped action to show their support.

General stores, Hardware stores furniture stores all were closed in support of The People

General stores, Hardware stores furniture stores all were closed in support of The People

 

Organic Fruit and Veggie Stores were all closed.

Organic Fruit and Veggie Stores were all closed.

Even Tourist bars on the main high way were closed.

Even Tourist bars on the main high way were closed.

Closed for Support of the people.

Closed for Support of the people.

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johnsteven January 10, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Well said Barry the same thing happened in Nagua and the big city of San franciso.All commercial businesses where closed dew to this new law they are trying to implement.At the end of the month they have a proposed national strike.People here do not take crap from the goverment, thet stand up for what they think is wrong.Thats why i am here, good for them.John steven

Dave January 11, 2014 at 3:02 am

The government should always fear the people. We’ve all seen what happens when they aren’t kept in check. I absolutely love this about the DR.

Barry January 11, 2014 at 12:58 pm

HEY BUD

Dave January 12, 2014 at 1:16 am

Hola buen amigo. Mi nuevo hermano grande 🙂

Barry January 12, 2014 at 3:17 am

Happy to know you’re doing well

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