Guyana will continue to suffer until we as a people finally realise that the two parties have wrecked our country and decide to eschew both.

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December 4,2017

Dear Editor,

Now that the noise has died down, perhaps it is time to discuss that most fundamental aspect of Guyana politics that the farcical exercise of appointing a Chairman of the Elections Commission has highlighted.

There were three identifiable stages of the process. First, Mr. Jagdeo was required to name six individuals. He did so, and the klaxon began. The Afro-PNC-ites, most of whom had never met the candidates and had no knowledge of their politics, integrity or competence, immediately condemned them as ‘PPP’, as ‘Not Trustworthy’. The Indo-PPP-ites, most of whom spoke from a similar position of ignorance, immediately praised the selection, touting the reputations and professionalism of the individuals selected. Mr. Granger forced Mr. Jagdeo to undergo this process three times. Each time, the Afro-PNC-ites found or invented reasons to disqualify the nominees, many of whom are reputable and honest patriots who would have done an excellent job. Each time, the Indo-PPP-ites sang the merits of the same nominees, some of whom are politically tainted. None of the noisemakers seemed bothered that their stated views were premised on speculation rather than fact, and intended to validate their own parties, rather than to seek the truth.

The second stage of the corrupted process involved the decision by Mr. Granger to reject all three lists of nominees, and to announce his decision to unilaterally appoint the Chairman. Immediately, the Afro-PNC-ites adoringly commented on this ‘master tactical manoeuvre’, and their leader’s ‘clever outplaying’ of Mr. Jagdeo. They were unfortunately vague on the reason for that bit of cleverness and why it was necessary to be ‘clever’, but they were nevertheless in full support. Immediately, the Indo-PPP-ites condemned the decision and protested its defiance of the spirit of the Constitution and the intention of collaboration behind the Carter formula, and accusing Mr. Granger of laying the groundwork for a rig.

 

Finally, Mr. Granger identified his choice of Chairman, the octogenarian James Patterson, and the familiar refrain ensued. The Afro-PNC-ites, most of whom had never heard of or met the gentleman, immediately attested to his experience, qualifications, and suitability for the job. The Indo-PPP-ites, who also had never heard of or met Patterson, condemned his appointment as part of a plan to rig elections, and pointed to his advanced age and uncertain curriculum vitae.

At each stage of the comical/tragic process, an overwhelming crescendo of absolute conviction and staunch opinion filled every social and media forum, all emanating from voters who had very little real information upon which to base their manufactured conclusions. But in truth, the process has only highlighted yet again the sad fact that the Afro-PNC-ite and the Indo-PPP-ite do not care about the truth; they will support their ethnic party right or wrong. And that is the problem, and has always been the problem.

As a consequence, the parties are not pressured by their followers to do the right thing for the country or even for those followers. Because of the unquestioning, uncritical race-based support, the parties are not accountable to the country, and especially are not accountable to their own blind followers. The PNC-ites and PPP-ites support and have supported their ethnic party regardless of corruption, incompetence and outright illegality. They supported the PNC through years of electoral fraud and destruction of the economy, and they supported the PPP through years of financial corruption and association with criminals. Until we as a people finally realise that it is the two parties which have wrecked our country, and decide to eschew both parties, Guyana will continue to suffer. The fault lies with them.

Yours faithfully,

Timothy M. Jonas

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I think that Timothy should have said a pox on all three of them. Now, no one, except those who are financially benefitting from the AFC's inclusion in the government will ever trust a "Third Force".

i think that blame for Guyana's problems can be attributed to both major political parties, the and UF and now the AFC. One need not forget our colonial master who propagated a divide and rule strategy and the US  that encouraged and funded ethnic violence in Guyana. Furthermore, blame resides in those who mindlessly support the major parties because of race. I do believe that there are some that support the major political parties based on philosophy and other non racial reasons.  The racism that exists among all groups in Guyana (Carib please note the date so you can remember), including the Indo Guyanese and Afro Guyanese  exacerbates the problem of governance, national identity and consciousness,  and progress in Guyana. We will continue to be mired in race based politics long into the future because the hurts of the past become the basis for the hurts at the present and the future.

Too often, those who look through their ethnic lens 'see' or attribute racism by other groups without recognizing  the coded words they use and actions that implicitly and explicitly demonstrate their own racism. I despair for the future of Guyana.

Zed posted:

I think that Timothy should have said a pox on all three of them. Now, no one, except those who are financially benefitting from the AFC's inclusion in the government will ever trust a "Third Force".

i think that blame for Guyana's problems can be attributed to both major political parties, the and UF and now the AFC. One need not forget our colonial master who propagated a divide and rule strategy and the US  that encouraged and funded ethnic violence in Guyana. Furthermore, blame resides in those who mindlessly support the major parties because of race. I do believe that there are some that support the major political parties based on philosophy and other non racial reasons.  The racism that exists among all groups in Guyana (Carib please note the date so you can remember), including the Indo Guyanese and Afro Guyanese  exacerbates the problem of governance, national identity and consciousness,  and progress in Guyana. We will continue to be mired in race based politics long into the future because the hurts of the past become the basis for the hurts at the present and the future.

Too often, those who look through their ethnic lens 'see' or attribute racism by other groups without recognizing  the coded words they use and actions that implicitly and explicitly demonstrate their own racism. I despair for the future of Guyana.

Another good one, Zed.

Django posted:

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December 4,2017

Dear Editor,

 But in truth, the process has only highlighted yet again the sad fact that the Afro-PNC-ite and the Indo-PPP-ite do not care about the truth; they will support their ethnic party right or wrong. And that is the problem, and has always been the problem.

As a consequence, the parties are not pressured by their followers to do the right thing for the country or even for those followers. Because of the unquestioning, uncritical race-based support, the parties are not accountable to the country, and especially are not accountable to their own blind followers. The PNC-ites and PPP-ites support and have supported their ethnic party regardless of corruption, incompetence and outright illegality. They supported the PNC through years of electoral fraud and destruction of the economy, and they supported the PPP through years of financial corruption and association with criminals. Until we as a people finally realise that it is the two parties which have wrecked our country, and decide to eschew both parties, Guyana will continue to suffer. The fault lies with them.

Yours faithfully,

Timothy M. Jonas

So true.  The tribal drums were so loud that some folks even ran back to the PPP.

Lost in all of this is the fact that had we a proper constitution selecting those to manage the election process wouldn't be in the hands of politicians, and so no tainted lists or unilateral dismissal of such lists would have been possible.

Once again most Guyanese remain stooges in that footsie wootsie love game that Jagdeo and Granger play with each both. Neither having the smallest interest in developing a system of proper governance, beginning with a new constitution.

Zed posted:

I  The racism that exists among all groups in Guyana (Carib please note the date so you can remember), including the Indo Guyanese and Afro Guyanese  exacerbates the problem of governance, national identity and consciousness,  and progress in Guyana.

Get rid of that nonsense about blaming the British and the Americans. I am 60 and can barely remember the 60s.  I certainly wasn't old enough to have had a sophisticated analysis of this period.

Your average Guyanese voter is under 35.  They don't even know who Burnham is.

That there is still ethnic friction is because of Guyanese, as we have had long enough to grow out of whatever morass the British left us in.  There is almost no one alive who coherently knows what life in British Guiana was all about.  A mere 5% of the population is above 70.

 

When the PPP was marginalizing blacks NONE of you wanted to discuss this.  Some even disrespected blacks by screaming that they were benefitting from the PPP, when their own lived experienced suggested otherwise.  All who commented on this were branded as racists and some even faced death threats and other forms of intimidation.

Now you wail about what APNU might be doing to Indians, conveniently "forgetting" that all they do is indulge in the same pattern of ethnic exclusion which began under Cheddi, especially after 1961, continued under the PNC, then under the PPP and likely now continuing under the Coalition.

The only way to resolve the issue is to discuss it.  Africans and mixed Guyanese have a very different attitude towards ethnicity and nationality than do East Indians.  THAT is the root of our problem. 

If the Indian will always favor another Indian can a black person trust an Indian who is in a leadership position?  And yes Indian ethnic loyalty being greater than national loyalty, and their different notion of what being a Guyanese is, will definitely breed behavior that will contribute to a problem, even if unintended.

I have frequently repeated what I was told by a black taxi driver during the Jagdeo era when he stated that a LIAT flight with 40 passengers generated more opportunities for him than a plane arriving from Toronto with over 100 mainly Indians.  Do you think that this leads him to trust Indians?  When he displays hostility to Indians who he doesn't know why then be surprised?

I was told by a young black woman during the PPP era who was upset that us older blacks were so critical of Burnham.  All she knew (growing up after 1992) was being made a foreigner in her own land and so she saw the Burnham era as a period with apparent black "empowerment". 

There needs to be open and honest discussion about ethnic identity formation and how this impacts how various ethnic groups in Guyana view their nationhood and how they view other ethnic groups.

Look and see how salient the "Moses says he is not an Indian" was?  The reaction of Indians to this fed into the stereotype of the "clannish Indian" as did their boycott of every single national event which is held when the PPP is not in power.

Afro Guyanese have always participated in Guyanese national events without regard to which party is in power.  Indians seem unable to unless the PPP is in power. 

So I am NOT impressed with your passive acknowledgement of Indian racism because you still haven't demonstrated any interest in discussing how it manifests, how it impacts how Indians are perceived by others, especially blacks, and how this impacts overall ethnic insecurity factors in Guyana.

caribny posted:
Zed posted:

I  The racism that exists among all groups in Guyana (Carib please note the date so you can remember), including the Indo Guyanese and Afro Guyanese  exacerbates the problem of governance, national identity and consciousness,  and progress in Guyana.

Get rid of that nonsense about blaming the British and the Americans. I am 60 and can barely remember the 60s.  I certainly wasn't old enough to have had a sophisticated analysis of this period.

Your average Guyanese voter is under 35.  They don't even know who Burnham is.

That there is still ethnic friction is because of Guyanese, as we have had long enough to grow out of whatever morass the British left us in.  There is almost no one alive who coherently knows what life in British Guiana was all about.  A mere 5% of the population is above 70.

 

When the PPP was marginalizing blacks NONE of you wanted to discuss this.  Some even disrespected blacks by screaming that they were benefitting from the PPP, when their own lived experienced suggested otherwise.  All who commented on this were branded as racists and some even faced death threats and other forms of intimidation.

Now you wail about what APNU might be doing to Indians, conveniently "forgetting" that all they do is indulge in the same pattern of ethnic exclusion which began under Cheddi, especially after 1961, continued under the PNC, then under the PPP and likely now continuing under the Coalition.

The only way to resolve the issue is to discuss it.  Africans and mixed Guyanese have a very different attitude towards ethnicity and nationality than do East Indians.  THAT is the root of our problem. 

If the Indian will always favor another Indian can a black person trust an Indian who is in a leadership position?  And yes Indian ethnic loyalty being greater than national loyalty, and their different notion of what being a Guyanese is, will definitely breed behavior that will contribute to a problem, even if unintended.

I have frequently repeated what I was told by a black taxi driver during the Jagdeo era when he stated that a LIAT flight with 40 passengers generated more opportunities for him than a plane arriving from Toronto with over 100 mainly Indians.  Do you think that this leads him to trust Indians?  When he displays hostility to Indians who he doesn't know why then be surprised?

I was told by a young black woman during the PPP era who was upset that us older blacks were so critical of Burnham.  All she knew (growing up after 1992) was being made a foreigner in her own land and so she saw the Burnham era as a period with apparent black "empowerment". 

There needs to be open and honest discussion about ethnic identity formation and how this impacts how various ethnic groups in Guyana view their nationhood and how they view other ethnic groups.

Look and see how salient the "Moses says he is not an Indian" was?  The reaction of Indians to this fed into the stereotype of the "clannish Indian" as did their boycott of every single national event which is held when the PPP is not in power.

Afro Guyanese have always participated in Guyanese national events without regard to which party is in power.  Indians seem unable to unless the PPP is in power. 

So I am NOT impressed with your passive acknowledgement of Indian racism because you still haven't demonstrated any interest in discussing how it manifests, how it impacts how Indians are perceived by others, especially blacks, and how this impacts overall ethnic insecurity factors in Guyana.

I told you before that unlike you, I will not spend my time in exercises in futility. Look how many posts you and others have made arguing against the racism exhibited here but no one has been convinced by the arguments presented. 

You are looking at one side of a two headed coin and you seem to think that this is good argument or that it is the complete story or reality. What you are writing here is rife with racist stereotyping and racist coded nessages. Obviously viewed through your ethnic lens.

Zed posted:

I told you before that unlike you, I will not spend my time in exercises in futility. Look how many posts you and others have made arguing against the racism exhibited here but no one has been convinced by the arguments presented. 

You are looking at one side of a two headed coin and you seem to think that this is good argument or that it is the complete story or reality. What you are writing here is rife with racist stereotyping and racist coded nessages. Obviously viewed through your ethnic lens.

 

I focus on the Indian side because the African racism, usually described as violence towards Indians. has been discussed endlessly.  Just a few days ago you were screaming about how blacks were chasing you out of Guyana.

Of course when you blamed blacks for this you didn't see that as one sided or racist stereotyping.  You didn't attempt to balance discussion of these black attitudes to you with Indian attitudes to them.

I note the date Zed. On December 4th you ONCE AGAIN refuse to discuss the Indian role in racism in Guyana, even as a few days ago you ranted about how suddenly racism (from blacks of course) was making life hard for you.

So Zed continue to peddle the narrative of the violent and racist African and I will remind you of the ethnocentric and racist Indian.  Two sides of the coin, but you don't want the Indian side discussed.

Zed posted:
 Obviously viewed through your ethnic lens.

This of course being a demonstration of the ethnocentricity of the Indian.  You cannot even begin to see how Indian behavior towards others influences how they are viewed.  

Here is the deal. Indo Guyanese view themselves primarily as Indians who are born in Guyana. An embracing of a collective Guyanese identity, besides a passport and a birth certificate, is not a typical Indian attitude.

 Indians do not participate in any Guyanese event unless it is dominated by an Indian entity.  This has been experienced by many Afro Guyanese led groups in NYC as they seek to involve Indians but then are rebuffed.  This was quite evident in the Jubilee celebrations last year and it has stimulated quite a few FB discussions.  The Guyana Folk Festival was rebuffed as have many alumni groups.

Yet when Guyana Day was sponsored by an Indian dominated group meeting at York College a high % of the audience were Afro Guyanese.

You see Afro Guyanese can more easily embrace a concept of a culturally diverse Guyana than can Indians.  Just look at the attitude towards the dougla demonstrated by blacks and by Indians.

yuji22 posted:

The clown Timothy should not attempt to rub PNC filth on the PPP. Who is he trying to fool ? 

Yes, the PNC is filth and they cannot even build a toilet.

How did you feel when pressing the enter button,without taking a second look...elated!!

Unfortunately lacking to comprehend what Tmothy said in his letter,exposes your foolishness.

Further the coded message in your post is to demean Afro Guyanese.

Django posted:
yuji22 posted:

The clown Timothy should not attempt to rub PNC filth on the PPP. Who is he trying to fool ? 

Yes, the PNC is filth and they cannot even build a toilet.

How did you feel when pressing the enter button,without taking a second look...elated!!

Unfortunately lacking to comprehend what Tmothy said in his letter,exposes your foolishness.

Further the coded message in your post is to demean Afro Guyanese.

It's now 7:15AM. I just woke up and checked in here. I see that Django posted the comment above 5 hours ago. RASS, at 2:15AM or thereabouts Django quarreling with yuji22. I'm sure yuji was fast asleep like me at that time. Is Django suffering from insomnia? If so, tek appropriate treatment and don't tek it out on yuji. THAT could have waited till daybreak.

Gilbakka posted:
Django posted:
yuji22 posted:

The clown Timothy should not attempt to rub PNC filth on the PPP. Who is he trying to fool ? 

Yes, the PNC is filth and they cannot even build a toilet.

How did you feel when pressing the enter button,without taking a second look...elated!!

Unfortunately lacking to comprehend what Tmothy said in his letter,exposes your foolishness.

Further the coded message in your post is to demean Afro Guyanese.

It's now 7:15AM. I just woke up and checked in here. I see that Django posted the comment above 5 hours ago. RASS, at 2:15AM or thereabouts Django quarreling with yuji22. I'm sure yuji was fast asleep like me at that time. Is Django suffering from insomnia? If so, tek appropriate treatment and don't tek it out on yuji. THAT could have waited till daybreak.

Looks like he and Carib were up all night flying the PNC flag.  These guys need help.

You are not in Guyana so cannot see abpbd experience what u see and experience every day that I am in Guyana. You cannot see the rich diversity of interaction that occurs among the different ethnic groups in Guyana on a daily basis. You left Guyana a long time ago so have a warped notion of what really happens. I tell you, visit Guyana and become educated. You believe what fits into your racist stereotype of both Indo Guyanese and their daily interaction.

I cannot comment on what happens in The USA. Some might argue that Afro Guyanese do not attend functions organized by Indo Guyanese.

caribny posted:

So you can scream and wail that any discussion of Indian racism is taboo, but then don't wail and scream when many blacks see you walking by and think "there goes the enemy".  

.you are making up these as you go along so that you can build your narrative. Where did I state  that any discussion of Indian racism is taboo? Please reread what was state in my post, that such a discussion here is an exercise in futility. Read and comprehend! 

So many blacks see Indo Guyanese as the enemy! No wonder they seek to dehumanized them as you have done in your first response to my post. You are a racist!

caribny posted:
Zed posted:
 Obviously viewed through your ethnic lens.

This of course being a demonstration of the ethnocentricity of the Indian.  You cannot even begin to see how Indian behavior towards others influences how they are viewed.  

Here is the deal. Indo Guyanese view themselves primarily as Indians who are born in Guyana. An embracing of a collective Guyanese identity, besides a passport and a birth certificate, is not a typical Indian attitude.

 Indians do not participate in any Guyanese event unless it is dominated by an Indian entity.  This has been experienced by many Afro Guyanese led groups in NYC as they seek to involve Indians but then are rebuffed.  This was quite evident in the Jubilee celebrations last year and it has stimulated quite a few FB discussions.  The Guyana Folk Festival was rebuffed as have many alumni groups.

Yet when Guyana Day was sponsored by an Indian dominated group meeting at York College a high % of the audience were Afro Guyanese.

You see Afro Guyanese can more easily embrace a concept of a culturally diverse Guyana than can Indians.  Just look at the attitude towards the dougla demonstrated by blacks and by Indians.

When last have you attended Mash in Guyana? how about Easter or Christmas? How about the 50 th.  independence celebrations? When last have you have a discussion in Guyana regrding cricket and who people support? When last have you attended a  national function in Guyana?

you talk about the ethnocentrism of Indo Guyanese butt then point to the growing mixed population. Many of these is a result of Indo and Afro Guyanese mixed relationships. How does this happen in your indo ethnocentric argument?

No matter how much you try to deny it. You accuse me of using coded words but instead they come from you as you spill your racist diatribe!

the questionsI have for you are these. Let's assume that you are correct in stating that Indo guyanese do not have a sense national identity, why is this? What creates a sense if national identity and how was this manifested in the everyday lives of a Indo Guyanese since their arrival in Guyana? How do stories of elders create or are narratives? Why cannot someone see himself or herself as Indian (in whatever ways he or she defines it to be) and not be Guyanese concurrently.? Does the same apply to the renewed sense of being African demonstrated by Afro Guyanese? 

You are a racist! You ascribe to others the beliefs you deeply hold and they are manifested in what you post! 

 

caribny posted:
Zed posted:

I told you before that unlike you, I will not spend my time in exercises in futility. Look how many posts you and others have made arguing against the racism exhibited here but no one has been convinced by the arguments presented. 

You are looking at one side of a two headed coin and you seem to think that this is good argument or that it is the complete story or reality. What you are writing here is rife with racist stereotyping and racist coded nessages. Obviously viewed through your ethnic lens.

 

I focus on the Indian side because the African racism, usually described as violence towards Indians. has been discussed endlessly.  Just a few days ago you were screaming about how blacks were chasing you out of Guyana.

Of course when you blamed blacks for this you didn't see that as one sided or racist stereotyping.  You didn't attempt to balance discussion of these black attitudes to you with Indian attitudes to them.

I note the date Zed. On December 4th you ONCE AGAIN refuse to discuss the Indian role in racism in Guyana, even as a few days ago you ranted about how suddenly racism (from blacks of course) was making life hard for you.

So Zed continue to peddle the narrative of the violent and racist African and I will remind you of the ethnocentric and racist Indian.  Two sides of the coin, but you don't want the Indian side discussed.

Organized violence towards Indo Guyanese  have been documented. Yes. There have been violence by Indo Guyanese against Afro Guyanese, but these have been tit for tat, as far as I know. I lived on the Essequibo Coast where none of that occurred. 

Again I reiterate that I do not spend my time in exercises in futility, that my time is better spent on the grounded in Guyana. But you fail to read and understand what I have stated to you several times because you cannit  make it fit into yiur racist narrative. On that date, I mentioned that racism existed in al, groups in Guyana! Read and understand! 

Pleaee tell me where I have peddled the narrative of the violent and racist argument. I made one comment on being the subject of hostility which might  force us to curtail our activities in Guyana. It is instructive for me that this occurred in a village where we currently have a project involving many underpriveled kids. 

Gilbakka posted:
Django posted:
yuji22 posted:

The clown Timothy should not attempt to rub PNC filth on the PPP. Who is he trying to fool ? 

Yes, the PNC is filth and they cannot even build a toilet.

How did you feel when pressing the enter button,without taking a second look...elated!!

Unfortunately lacking to comprehend what Tmothy said in his letter,exposes your foolishness.

Further the coded message in your post is to demean Afro Guyanese.

It's now 7:15AM. I just woke up and checked in here. I see that Django posted the comment above 5 hours ago. RASS, at 2:15AM or thereabouts Django quarreling with yuji22. I'm sure yuji was fast asleep like me at that time. Is Django suffering from insomnia? If so, tek appropriate treatment and don't tek it out on yuji. THAT could have waited till daybreak.

Gilly,i am gud bhai,they say ole USA never sleeps,there is no specific bed time.

Are you defending that rubbish that yugi post ?

Where does his post fit in the conversation.

Django posted:
Gilbakka posted:
Django posted:
yuji22 posted:

The clown Timothy should not attempt to rub PNC filth on the PPP. Who is he trying to fool ? 

Yes, the PNC is filth and they cannot even build a toilet.

How did you feel when pressing the enter button,without taking a second look...elated!!

Unfortunately lacking to comprehend what Tmothy said in his letter,exposes your foolishness.

Further the coded message in your post is to demean Afro Guyanese.

It's now 7:15AM. I just woke up and checked in here. I see that Django posted the comment above 5 hours ago. RASS, at 2:15AM or thereabouts Django quarreling with yuji22. I'm sure yuji was fast asleep like me at that time. Is Django suffering from insomnia? If so, tek appropriate treatment and don't tek it out on yuji. THAT could have waited till daybreak.

Gilly,i am gud bhai,they say ole USA never sleeps,there is no specific bed time.

Are you defending that rubbish that yugi post ?

Where does his post fit in the conversation.

Glad to hear you're 'gud'.

I read Timothy's letter and I think that he attacked the PPP on wrong grounds. I don't believe race played a role in Jagdeo's 18 names, 6 [33.3%] of whom were not Indians. So, yuji22 has every right to express his disagreement with Timothy. As you know, yuji and I have different methods of wording our argumentation. I would have crafted my response with different language.

Gilbakka posted:
Django posted:
yuji22 posted:

The clown Timothy should not attempt to rub PNC filth on the PPP. Who is he trying to fool ? 

Yes, the PNC is filth and they cannot even build a toilet.

How did you feel when pressing the enter button,without taking a second look...elated!!

Unfortunately lacking to comprehend what Tmothy said in his letter,exposes your foolishness.

Further the coded message in your post is to demean Afro Guyanese.

It's now 7:15AM. I just woke up and checked in here. I see that Django posted the comment above 5 hours ago. RASS, at 2:15AM or thereabouts Django quarreling with yuji22. I'm sure yuji was fast asleep like me at that time. Is Django suffering from insomnia? If so, tek appropriate treatment and don't tek it out on yuji. THAT could have waited till daybreak.

What! 2.15 am in the morning,I told him umpteen times, Get a Life, he is stalking GNI 24 hours a day. PNC really keeping him busy, no rest for the devil. I can see his energy going towards Dr Jagdeo, but now after Yuji22, poor pundit.

Gilbakka posted:
 

I read Timothy's letter and I think that he attacked the PPP on wrong grounds. I don't believe race played a role in Jagdeo's 18 names, 6 [33.3%] of whom were not Indians. So, yuji22 has every right to express his disagreement with Timothy. As you know, yuji and I have different methods of wording our argumentation. I would have crafted my response with different language.

Why not ?? East Indians are majority in Guyana,but that number is 39.83 % of the population.

Both PPP and PNC are guilty of using the race,when selecting persons for office.

kp posted:
Gilbakka posted:
Django posted:
yuji22 posted:

The clown Timothy should not attempt to rub PNC filth on the PPP. Who is he trying to fool ? 

Yes, the PNC is filth and they cannot even build a toilet.

How did you feel when pressing the enter button,without taking a second look...elated!!

Unfortunately lacking to comprehend what Tmothy said in his letter,exposes your foolishness.

Further the coded message in your post is to demean Afro Guyanese.

It's now 7:15AM. I just woke up and checked in here. I see that Django posted the comment above 5 hours ago. RASS, at 2:15AM or thereabouts Django quarreling with yuji22. I'm sure yuji was fast asleep like me at that time. Is Django suffering from insomnia? If so, tek appropriate treatment and don't tek it out on yuji. THAT could have waited till daybreak.

What! 2.15 am in the morning,I told him umpteen times, Get a Life, he is stalking GNI 24 hours a day. PNC really keeping him busy, no rest for the devil. I can see his energy going towards Dr Jagdeo, but now after Yuji22, poor pundit.

Oye watch it i got a good life,7 hrs of sleep good for me,no specific time when to hit the sack.

Why the r@ss you addressing that fella as Dr.,who you trying to fool.

Django posted:
Gilbakka posted:
 

I read Timothy's letter and I think that he attacked the PPP on wrong grounds. I don't believe race played a role in Jagdeo's 18 names, 6 [33.3%] of whom were not Indians. So, yuji22 has every right to express his disagreement with Timothy. As you know, yuji and I have different methods of wording our argumentation. I would have crafted my response with different language.

Why not ?? East Indians are majority in Guyana,but that number is39.83 % of the population.

Both PPP and PNC are guilty of using the race,when selecting persons for office.

Django bhai, good morning. If Indians are the majority in Guyana, why the word "BUT". Does majority always mean over 50% in every instance? A majority can be any number depending on the number of races(in this instance) considered. In a sample of 20 people of let's say 4 races, 6 can be a majority. Think of it.

skeldon_man posted:
Django posted:
Gilbakka posted:
 

I read Timothy's letter and I think that he attacked the PPP on wrong grounds. I don't believe race played a role in Jagdeo's 18 names, 6 [33.3%] of whom were not Indians. So, yuji22 has every right to express his disagreement with Timothy. As you know, yuji and I have different methods of wording our argumentation. I would have crafted my response with different language.

Why not ?? East Indians are majority in Guyana,but that number is39.83 % of the population.

Both PPP and PNC are guilty of using the race,when selecting persons for office.

Django bhai, good morning. If Indians are the majority in Guyana, why the word "BUT". Does majority always mean over 50% in every instance? A majority can be any number depending on the number of races(in this instance) considered. In a sample of 20 people of let's say 4 races, 6 can be a majority. Think of it.

Good Morning to you Bhai.

You are aware why i inserted the but.

Django posted:
Gilbakka posted:
 

I read Timothy's letter and I think that he attacked the PPP on wrong grounds. I don't believe race played a role in Jagdeo's 18 names, 6 [33.3%] of whom were not Indians. So, yuji22 has every right to express his disagreement with Timothy. As you know, yuji and I have different methods of wording our argumentation. I would have crafted my response with different language.

Why not ?? East Indians are majority in Guyana,but that number is 39.83 % of the population.

Both PPP and PNC are guilty of using the race,when selecting persons for office.

GECOM comprises 4 PNCites and 3 PPPites. PPP has 2 Indos and 1 Afro.

PNC has 4 Afros, 0 Indo. PNC has no moral authority to lecture PPP on race.

Gilbakka posted:
Django posted:
Gilbakka posted:
 

I read Timothy's letter and I think that he attacked the PPP on wrong grounds. I don't believe race played a role in Jagdeo's 18 names, 6 [33.3%] of whom were not Indians. So, yuji22 has every right to express his disagreement with Timothy. As you know, yuji and I have different methods of wording our argumentation. I would have crafted my response with different language.

Why not ?? East Indians are majority in Guyana,but that number is 39.83 % of the population.

Both PPP and PNC are guilty of using the race,when selecting persons for office.

GECOM comprises 4 PNCites and 3 PPPites. PPP has 2 Indos and 1 Afro.

PNC has 4 Afros, 0 Indo. PNC has no moral authority to lecture PPP on race.

Agreed.

What do you think ? Timothy M. Jonas is PNC.

I gathered Timothy,was commenting on peoples blind support for their political parties.

Django posted:
Gilbakka posted:

GECOM comprises 4 PNCites and 3 PPPites. PPP has 2 Indos and 1 Afro.

PNC has 4 Afros, 0 Indo. PNC has no moral authority to lecture PPP on race.

Agreed.

What do you think ? Timothy M. Jonas is PNC.

I gathered Timothy,was commenting on peoples blind support for their political parties.

The Afro-PNC-ites, most of whom had never met the candidates and had no knowledge of their politics, integrity or competence, immediately condemned them as ‘PPP’, as ‘Not Trustworthy’. The Indo-PPP-ites, most of whom spoke from a similar position of ignorance, immediately praised the selection.

Hmmmm! The man is a neggro racist.

If I remember correctly, Jagdeo had asked Timothy for permission to place him on the first list of persons for the Chairmanship of GECOM, but Timothy refused. I know Timothy and I can tell you that he is not a racist or a supporter of the PPP or the PNC.  

It might be instructive to carefully reread what he has written.

Zed posted:

I think that Timothy should have said a pox on all three of them. Now, no one, except those who are financially benefitting from the AFC's inclusion in the government will ever trust a "Third Force".

i think that blame for Guyana's problems can be attributed to both major political parties, the and UF and now the AFC. One need not forget our colonial master who propagated a divide and rule strategy and the US  that encouraged and funded ethnic violence in Guyana. Furthermore, blame resides in those who mindlessly support the major parties because of race. I do believe that there are some that support the major political parties based on philosophy and other non racial reasons.  The racism that exists among all groups in Guyana (Carib please note the date so you can remember), including the Indo Guyanese and Afro Guyanese  exacerbates the problem of governance, national identity and consciousness,  and progress in Guyana. We will continue to be mired in race based politics long into the future because the hurts of the past become the basis for the hurts at the present and the future.

Too often, those who look through their ethnic lens 'see' or attribute racism by other groups without recognizing  the coded words they use and actions that implicitly and explicitly demonstrate their own racism. I despair for the future of Guyana.

Divide and Rule?

? could mean my ass.

That is a statement I NEVER HAVE AGREED WITH IN ALL MY YEARS since a lil boy.

Black ppl harboured hatred for Indians, NATURALLY. If anything the White man favored them more than the masses of indians. But the white man never come up and say that or put one race against the other.

The Blackman seys, the whiteman use coolies to lower his wages. He neglected to consider that the wages were since the putagees time, the Islanders time and free black americans time. Indians came way later and got the wages already established. 

I doan know weh all this divide and rule come from. I know, that was a regular cuss out (using Carl's word) for the British and the Empire. 

All dem Indians that join Forbes was the divide of coolie ppl and Forbes used dem for that purpose. Divide. Not Jagdeo's "Devide".

Zed posted:

Seigneur, I think that you need to read Guyanese history so we can have an intelligent conversation. Before that, it will be useless to discuss in how many ways you err.

Since 1955 I've been making notes. That is not reading books, but being right there in the midst of it all. Also, I have read many accounts of Guyana's history.

Black people are biased about the Whiteman and much of what is wriiten is to tell their side of punishment.

Indians have very little written history-Dwarka Nath only told us about the well to do town Indians and Cheddie wrote about the Colonial stooges and the bad buccra man. BGEIA has some notes on the reason for expanded indentureship Program.

Now, I could have reasoned it all the wrong way. Perhaps, it could be my reasoning got twisted by attending a school ran by the English with only Englishmen instructors.

If I should invite over for a friendly converstion, we could discuss the ways I have erred. 

Seigneur, I did not have a really good understanding of Guyanese history until after I had left university. I read many books and tried to keep up to date on recent publications and research. I still think that I do not know enough. 

 

a lot of what we read in school was warped and reflected a particular point of view. Over the last several years, there has been many books and research pieces on the East Indian experience. 

If ever you are in Edmonton when I am here for holidays or in Guyana when I am there, I will welcome a visit, and what ever goes with it.

Zed posted:

Seigneur, I did not have a really good understanding of Guyanese history until after I had left university. I read many books and tried to keep up to date on recent publications and research. I still think that I do not know enough. 

 

a lot of what we read in school was warped and reflected a particular point of view. Over the last several years, there has been many books and research pieces on the East Indian experience. 

If ever you are in Edmonton when I am here for holidays or in Guyana when I am there, I will welcome a visit, and what ever goes with it.

Noted.

Hopefully and the Lord's we will meet. 

Zed posted:

You are not in Guyana so cannot see abpbd experience what u see and

You are a racist! You ascribe to others the beliefs you deeply hold and they are manifested in what you post! 

 

Every time any discussion of racism comes up you get hysterical and call whoever raises that topic a racist.  You refuse to have any discussion on this issue.  And here you go again.

FACT.  You stated that racism was getting worse now that the PPP was out of power.  No it has NOT.  It is what it always was.  What you do NOT want to discuss are the complaints of African exclusion under the PPP.

In addition you need to find out what Africans say about Indian attitudes to them and examine why this is the case.  Note that this is IN GUYANA.  In NYC we go our separate ways and couldn't be bothered about the other.

As to Africans not attending Indo run Guyanese events.  The Guyana Day which used to be held at the York College, organized by Indians but with an African presence almost as high as that of the Indian.

Afro Guyanese see themselves primarily as GUYANESE.  The success of the "Moses is not an Indian" shows that Indians do NOT, otherwise they would have understood that Nagamootoo was telling people that he viewed himself as a Guyanese of Indian descent.  And Moses said this as a member of the PPP and yet when he left the PPP Jagdeo encouraged this campaign to inject race into the 2015 election!  He succeeded.

seignet posted:
 

Black people are biased about the Whiteman and much of what is wriiten is to tell their side of punishment.

 

Oh yes the white man wrote that black ex slaves deserved compensation for centuries of working without pay and the complete destruction of their family structure.

Yeah right! 

The CORRECT history of Afro Caribbean people was written by Afro Caribbean people.  Prior to that blacks were demonized in the worst possible way by whites.  They in fact showed more sympathy for the Indian indentures than they did for the former slaves!  Much of what we know of the conditions of the former slaves was written by Walter Rodney and others!

Zed posted:
 

Organized violence towards Indo Guyanese  have been documented. Yes. There have been violence by Indo Guyanese against Afro Guyanese,

Really and yet the narrative of race in Guyana is ALWAYS focused on the bad brutal black man attacking the poor innocent Indian.  The goal being to paint blacks as being SOLELY responsible. Always about what the PNC did to Indians. NEVER about what the PYO did to blacks.

When D2 TWICE a few years ago tried to start discussion on the Indian role in all of this he was lambasted, called an Indian hater and no discussion of Indian ethnic identity and racism towards others was discussed.

I suggest that you deal with THAT instead of calling me a racist because I refuse to be silent on that.

In fact I have no doubt that there is Indian marginalization by APNU at this time, which is why Indians will claim it to be getting worse.  All sorts of exclusion clearly occurs so its easy to believe an ethnic basis also exists in addition to age and whoever isn't a member of the GDF or Granger's narrow circle.

But under the PPP Africans were also being marginalized and yet any discussion of this by blacks in Guyana was barred.  Those who insisted on this faced DEATH THREATS.  So it was left to blacks living outside of Guyana and beyond the reach of the PPP to raise that issue.

So run along and call me a racist because I refuse to tolerate a one sided portrayal of racism and ethnic tension in Guyana!

And as to the opinion of those who live in Guyana.  I remember years ago that there was a trade exhibition in NYC at York College. When we asked the black exhibitors about Guyana they became visibly scared, looked around and said "well you know Indians........." and left it at that!

So spare me your screams that Guyana was a place of halcyon ethnic sentiments only now disturbed by APNU.

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