Originally Posted by caribny:
Originally Posted by Kari:
No AFC coalition APNU won't even be talking about Ministries. They'd be talking about shadow Ministries. They said half-a-loaf is better than none.
Kari like you said you don't know, because even you cannot prove that Moses wasn't a bigger gift to the PPP than he was to the coalition.
How very interesting of you to notice that. Spot on. Moses was the center of the anti-Opposition campaign.
Personally, if it wasn't for Moses I'd have spent the campaign rooting for APNU and the AFC. As I actually did in 2011. And I met Moses multiple times and find him likeable. I still do. I'm not against Moses the Human. Moses the politician though not only does not inspire me but he frightens me. Another Indian who isn't an Indian in his words meaning he doan care about the issues crushing the ordinary Indian. I don't care if he eats from the sacred puraine leaf or prefers Royal Doulton's service.
There is something that seems paradoxical here but really isn't. The PNC being anti-Indian is almost expected. Any Indian challenging the PPP cannot however say "I'm not Indian." "I'm not Indian" was not about this silly argument about ethnicity vs. nationality. It was about the fact that it sent a powerful message to the ordinary Indian that Moses cannot be trusted to look after our interests especially in a PNC-dominated regime where we would need our strongest Indians to stand their ground especially in Cabinet.
I'm know well the author of the "I'm not Indian" campaign. He's a PhD. The real kind. He started the campaign and people like me picked it up because we believed him. That "I'm not Indian" quote summed up for all of us what we don't like about Moses the politician not Moses the man. Only the stupid people thought this was about Moses not being personally Indian. It was about Moses politically removing himself from the concerns of the ordinary Indo. And it was devastating to Moses. Devastating especially as he chose to be silent. I even urged the AFC cultists here to respond knowing full well they won't
It would surprise you to know that the traditional PPPites still do not know why the "I'm not Indian" campaign worked so well. They thought it was just another part of their "I hate Black people" campaign. It wasn't. It was about Moses not being trusted politically to represent his Indian constituents.
One example would be:
"I'm not Indian" (ordinary Indian hears "I don't care about crime")
"I'm not Indian" (ordinary Indian hears "I don't care about the sugar workers"
So forth and so on. It was a devastatingly useful quote.