Lets be real, the PPP imploded. Given their dire warnings of the present circumstances ( still on this site in a pre elections thread) they saw this as the worse possible scenario and akin to losing. Your concern about Jagdeo's balls is your own. I was concerned with his complete disregard for accountable government.quote:Originally posted by Billy Ram Balgobin:quote:Jagdeo had totalitarian power and acted like a pontiff, micromanaging everything to the exclusion of all other parties, political and civil. That is why the PPP imploded and why the destruction of their patronage system has begun. The only nonsense uttered here is from an addled brained fool with little knowledge of the constitution of our country and the scope of power it awards an executive president and how it can be misused by an individual as Jagdeo.
First of all, the PPP did not implode. It won the elections with almost 49% of the popular votes casted. Secondly, Jagdeo had no balls to govern Guyana they way he ought to. Many in the AFC who were once on the ROAR platform lambasted the Jagdeo for being too soft on the opposition. They said he did not have the political will to deal with the opposition and other problems such as the AFro-Dominated Judiciary and security forces. This is all true. How can a head of state be totaltarian when he cannot command the loyalty of the security forces and the judiciary.... too main institutions that are absolutely necessary in controlling a society. You cannot be dictator in any country if you cannot countrol these two main institutions. I did not even mention the press which is free to cuss at government 24 hours a day.
D2, you started well on this forum many moons ago. You were on the right side of things. Today, you have gotten on the wrong track belting out statements that are totally preposterous. You need to take a six month break from this forum. Go sell cassava bread in Richmond Hill or brew paiwari under some basement. It will help you get back your once clear vision. You owe this to yourself.
The PPP is not ROAR. I argued with everyone of ROAR's intellectual cadre and know well their positions. They; were they not concerned with ethnic controlled states in a consociational federation, would have arrived at a great possible solution for us. The AFC has it right. They do not presume they know the totality of any constitutional framework but understands that one is necessary and that the inclusion of civic bodies to frame that work product will get us away from an autocracy.
Jagdeos inability to control the security forces was the core to his decay to abhorrent rule. It allowed him the option secure extrajudicial alliances where he became a part of the murder for hire scheme using a drug lord, Roger Khan. We have a free press in name. It can be easily dominated by a state propaganda machinery and Jagdeo selectively permits pointed queries to his authority or offered explanations for his decisions.
I am not different from when I started on this site. My views are filtered by the same philosophical constraints and while then they looked at the PPP with hope for a difference they now look at them with contempt for their corrupt political rule.
And why should I sell cassava bread or piwari? Is that the supposed expectation of an Amerind? Well I am educated and I am quite capable of earning monies from a myriad of sources all on the ground of my intellect alone. However, if piwari and cassava bread could be a substantial earning resource I do not mind selling that either. You and a thousand other miserable racists would never ever make me feel bad about who I am and who my people are.
That is because I can always remind you to respect your ancestors ability to crawl on hands on knees to the light because our homeworld alone was enough to lift them from a 6000 years enslavement as untouchables. Yes; pay homage to us for being able to breathe in a free world. All that piwari crapola is just a gratuitous ceremony because you removed from your understanding how terrible racism and castism can be. It is the purest of the low lives among your kind that would take pleasure to pretend you can humiliate another on some metrics of superiority. I suggest you get in-touch with your inner self and see what beauty resides in this new synthetic Indian culture that your fore parents forged on Guyanese soil.
As for my vision; it is a measure of the best in the Canadian, British and American education systems. Guyana did have a formative hand in it as well. To that end I do a daily metaphorical puja to my Amerind mother. I am the shape of the clay she molded with her hands