Originally Posted by Shaitaan:
I don't get it. What is so special about an enamel cup that rallies coolies to the PPP banner?
I recall enamel cups and plates as the dishes we gave poor people food to eat out of when I was a kid in Berbice because since charity was obligatory, we still didn't wanna share their poor people germs.
I don't know of any coolie family that would even wanna admit to ever owning enamel cups or enamel anything.
This is a serious inquiry.
And this is exactly why the PPP used this. Remember that when it was started by Jagan and Burnham the elites of BOTH races disdained it, considered it low class, and wondered why educated QC boys like those two were wasting time with riff raff instead of focusing on dentistry and law.
So the enamel cup was a symbol of the PPP affiliation with the working class.
Now whether it is still appropriate in 2015 when the working class aspire for more than that, and many have now moved beyond that, is another story.