Re post of a response on this thread. It needs its own space.
The ideological space for racial bigotry is reserved space by Indians. Lets get one fact to the fore. No one has taboos about miscegenation or fear race mixing or loudly insist others are intent on sexually subjugating their women via National service of on entry into the security services.
No other group loudly proclaim their supreme aptitude for business or management or for doing whatever needs to be done as vociferously as Indians. On that account alone they shout down others for even attempting those offices. This is the reality, the bedrock of a belief system that is firmly implanted in the minds of many Indians and inculcated generationally while discounting the real history of origins. Indians conveniently forget they were the oppressed subaltern, backward status over centuries in their home world. They forget the very things the scream from the roof top " black people incompetency" was religion in Indian and they were its footstool!
There is something psychologically damaging to the above legacy and it manifests itself in all sorts of pathologies in our community. It is the reason the political ideological space of the PPP party locates its support in the Indian community and builds its philosophy of right to rule. It centers itself on the unspoken presumptions that their latent competencies means governing the state as a genetic inheritance from their Caucasian brothers idea of the "white man's burden". It is easy for an Indian to shout and feel validated to the core that "black man" or buck man" cannot do anything. It is a natural as sneezing to many.
This entire malignant campaign of disunity presently being orchestrated via Ravi dev Through the Guyana times is on massaging that disease in the Indian community. The claims of reverse racism is its natural disguise. Granger stole office he did not win it. Granger cannot govern well because he has natural limitations. The perilous state the nation is in is not a legacy of the PPP corruption. That is conveniently forgotten because Indians cannot be corrupt...only wise! It is a convenient lie we have to tell ourselves otherwise our belief system that we are the best will become completely destabilized. The state is not in the terrible bankrupt condition because of Indian sealing over 23 years. It is a consequence of a black man in office just barely over a 100 days!
And how dare Nagamotto insist he is Guyanese and not Indian at the GOPIO conference! They forget that the President of GOPIO did not embrace Guyanese Indians as equal but expressed a similar opinion of them that was the legacy of what kept the ancestors to Guyanese Indians in limbo in India. The President said Guyanese Indians are as their black brethren in Guyana backward and lazy and not the same Indians cultural capacities as the native Indian!
The Guyana Times, built of the loot from the state is now guided by the quintessential Indian racist Ravi Dev about black racism. This is the man who wanted to create two Indian only states in Bebice and Essequibo and a black state in Demerara while lumping the Native peoples in land locked Rupunini and think it is a fair deal. This is the man who just made a speech in India with the full authority of the Minister of Finance that Guyana is a place for Indians and ready for Indians in India to come and become rich.
My hope is Granger is not goaded by these racist bitches into reacting negatively. Black racism as Amerindian is always reactive. It is time to be proactive an be a fair ruler. There are enough good people among the Indian community who will not be swayed by this malice of the racist crowd that his government means black people is out to get them. It is time we see a transition away from racial hegemony into a society where merit over nepotism and competence over friends and family causes a person to get a job. Guyana cannot move forward without the reliance of good people from whatever ethnic group to fill positions and work for a common end.