Even in small gestures he leaves an impression when he wants to. He gave me a signed copy of his book on national defence after we spoke at length privately in our initial meeting. Even in small gestures, the man is a Roman patrician. And a gentleman who commands respect.
Just look at how that small seemingly insignificant gesture probably had some influence over me in not attacking him throughout the campaign even though I would be prevailed upon some time later into advising the PPP mudheads.
And wid all dis that "you know" about Granger being Gluteus Maximus Pontificus super cali fraggalilstic expee allidocious you chose to offer your services to the cabal. It was because you wanted Indian domination, n'cest pas bai?
Just as a pointless historical note...I'm sure you've been talked into stuff against your better judgment by your lifelong friends. My friends begged cajoled me into advising the PPP. Fortunately for the Coalition, much of my advice was unheeded or else at the least you would have ended up with a Granger Presidency, a deadlocked Parliament 33-33, and fresh elections by Christmas of this year. My choice was not about Indian domination. I still cannot and will not forgive the PNC for their post-1992 anti-Indian violence. I don't oppose the PNC because they're Black. I oppose them because they're the PNC.
However, will all that said. The PPP is out of office and the PNC seems to be behaving as a Government. Therefore, I'm inclined to support the Government whenever and wherever possible.
It was never about Indian domination for me. Indians are privately charged with the preservation of their unique heritage as they see it without interference from the Government. And the Government is charged with making sure that Indians are treated fairly. That's not some radical Hindutva agenda. And FYI...I was among the first and loudest supporters of Granger personally (when it was a big deal for Mike Persaud to invite him in Richmond Hill publicly) since he came on the scene before he became sliced bread because I genuinely judge individuals and I am genuinely favorably inclined towards him.
The world is very complex Itaname. Try and look at it in all it's complexity. I don't believe we have some ingrained hatred of each other at play here on either side of the racial divide. We have legitimate ethic security issues. Both Blacks and Indians do. I do not talk about the Black ethnic security dilemma because I prefer Blacks do it (and they do a credible job of it) and I will support them when and wherever I can. Indians are really lagging behind in all spheres of achievement in Guyana quite behind their Black compatriots. This is why I argue almost daily with Carib that my biggest issue is that I want to see more Indian clerks and Indian Soldiers in Guyana. That is not unreasonable. I don't want domination just participation to a reasonable level.