There is no wishing away the attitudes most Indians in Guyana grew up with in the generation before the millennials. It was one where the party they mostly voted for may have been anathema to their interests except the industrial sugar belt. It was easy to see the discomfort among rural Muslim Indians with an atheistic party with a non-free-market approach to economic development. However the fear of an unruly party supported by the other major race kept the Indians, as baseman would say "at home".
When the PPP won in 1992 there was a change in world view ans Dr. Jagan pursued a more market-oriented approach. Well, the state-dominated sectors were already dismantled somewhat by the IMF-World Bank dictats to Hoyte (liberalize trade, currency and internal licensing). Cheddi died and then came a fresh invigorating new approach. First though Guyana had to get past the angst felt for Janet Jagan.
The Jagdeo coup within the PPP was admired by the younger generation. The older generation came on board following the Mash Jailbreak in 2002. Then came the Phantom-FF era. Indian chests were puffed and Indians were packing and blacks were on the payroll to silence those who mek theh selves mannish.
Guyanese in the diaspora pumped remittances home and gold prices soared while foreign investors shifted Guyana's production methods from alluvial to strip mining with heavy capital. The nascent narcotic business made laundering fuel a boom in construction. Contracts were awarded without the usual transparency and new industries like IT were neglected. But Indians saw only one dimension of this - the one being peddled here by Pavi, base, Rev and so on.
But then gold prices dropped, rice production costs ballooned, the cocaine intercepts increased, the enfant terrible (for those francophile) behaved the way that Bouterse's son did in Suriname and a few others by the way, the remittances slowed (economic difficulties abroad you see), etc. Then came the high profile defections from the PPP and the cuss down against icons like Yesu Persaud. As Guyanese in the Diaspora see the insulting behavior they started protesting to their families back home.
The "home" that baseman refers to started to become less hospitable. Even with tired forecast of stormy weather outside (the AFC and APNU) they were pushed out of the house, really. Not that they ran - they were pushed.
You can sense this paradigmal shift in attitudes of a long-gone PNC era of kick-down-the door bandits and long lines for scarce items and having to have a party card, etc. You see the world has changed so much that the scary bear outside migrated into the annals of history and the Indians in Guyana became liberated from the confines of a "home" that was beginning to crack and fall apart.
Some inside that house don't see the dilapidated state of the house because they never ventured in to the bright sunlight of reason. You see Pavi and base were busy marsaray daro and winng to daca walay, while most Indians decide to join the civilized world.
Free at last.......free art last.......thank Babu John we're free ay last!!!!