I notice that Politik did not mention the AFC. Is he building a case for the "existence" of the AFC, did he forget them because they are irrelevant politically at this point, or he did not hear that they are starting to take already.
Claiming the AFC is irrelevant is distilled nonsense. More it is a balm for a wounded PPP believer since the though is like revenge for those who disassembled the PPP power structure. The AFC is powerful in that it can like it did the last time, bring down the government. If they do, they would have had good reason again.
In any event, "Political whatever" is suggesting systemic change. He is predicating rational structures in thought and action that can remake the social contract where the two party becomes irrelevant but where binding principles backed by people power matters.
I dare say he is right but for predicates his thoughts on the wrong foundation. Guyanese in general are avaricious, prejudicial, mean spirited and generalized ideological racists so you cannot start with the people. You have to move them to new thinking.
A lot of drivel about the AFC being able to bring down any government in the future. Lots of people who voted for them are cursing the day they did! Look what is happening now, let them tell granger that they are dissatisfied with the non-adherence to the Cummingsburg accord.
What was systemic about what POlitik suggested? Having another political party? Is that what he suggested. What social contract that they think they have with the people? The AFC coalition partner said no apologies for 50 percent raise, they lied about increase old age benefits, the AFC keeping their mouth shut about the Cummingsburg accord which was to give real power to Moses as prime minister, about the govt. saying that rice was not government business after they messed up the industry in the short time they were there.
If You are correct about Guyanese in general as you described, (I think that you are wrong) and you do not start with the people, with what do you start? Suddenly people are divorced from what happens to them, they become objectified. Who or what will be the god? This systemic change will fall from heaven like manna? Burnham tried divorcing change from the will of the people. What did we get in 28 years. Lots of poverty, broken systems, broken physical infra-structure, degraded social infra-structure, etc. These things you spout sound nice until they are examined.
The reality that they can bring down the government is real and present. That lots of people regret voting for them is also inconsequential since they can garner enough votes to hold one seat and that is all they need.
I leave political ( whatever) to explain what he means but I know the academic studies of states likes ours and the prescriptions to change the system and hold parties like ours depending on ethnic votes in check. I am sure he is talking along those lines.
Guyanese in general are nasty and brutish with their long journey into ethnic hate. That cannot be changed by appealing to their better natures since that has to be structured via external agencies so they can learn to think differently.
Look at this board and the nasty creatures that populate it and whose very lives owe a debt to black men and women who died fighting racism yet these morons remain intractable racists. In real life none of these bastards can speak as they do here. At least they have the good sense to know they are racist scumbags in their private lives and it is not a rational way of being.
Being incredulous that change can be systemic is also ignorance manifest. We are the way we are because a system condones it. I leave you to think how the system can be changed by institutional fences against our worse selves. And I never said people do not matter. I said you need to educate them to change their established creed. They do not seem able to do it by themselves.
Danyael and others, Is this not possible? Before the next elections, say next year, , granger finds out that the AFC decides that it will walk away from the coalition, or he has had enough of the AFC,,or he feels that APNU can successfully return to power without the AFC. granger calls the keeper of the list and have him remove all the AFC members from the list. The speaker and the clerk of the national assembly are informed. End of AFC in parliament.
I Find Your narrative about people on this site interesting. Also your statement that many of them owe their lives to many black men and women who fought racism. They might want to take it up with you.
As far as I know, people of both major races died fighting racism in Guyana. Many of both major races died because of racism.
I am not incredulous about systemic change. What I have problems with is this unidimensional argument presented, the broad statements about Guyanese people, and the unworkable suggestion to how to achieve systematic change. Also, it is people who set up systems, and allow them to exist. Without people changing, systems will remain the way they are.
As a political force, the AFC has prostituted itself and lied to its supporters to allay their fears about uncurbed PNC power. If it had competed alone in the LGE, they would have found out that their support has evaporated. That is why they had to stay easy, keep quiet prior to the elections about the number of representatives they get on the councils and as pap to their supporters complained after the fact.