caribny posted:Gilbakka posted:
The Civic section is alive but, not being in power, the PPP doesn't employ them. Sam Hinds is the most visible one. I think he is contented with his pension.
Stop your sycophantic nonsense. At no point was Civic anything other than the PPP's amen chorus. They never had anymore power than does the AFC now have.
Despite your screams Civic was a Bantustan where Cheddi's black allies were parked. The fact that there were also Indians is irrelevant.
Either you're a liar or you're misrepresenting the purpose of Civic. Many people locally and internationally admired Cheddi Jagan but they openly and covertly expressed disfavor with his 'communist' ideology. To placate them, remove their concerns, and hopefully win more votes, Jagan set up the Civic consisting of representatives of the pro-capitalist business and professional classes, be they Indo, Afro or Portuguese.
'Bantustan' was furthest from Jagan's mind. Parking 'black allies' is a figment of your racist imagination in your Brooklyn barracoon. And, yes, it's relevant that there were far more Indos than Afros in the Civic.