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This is their chance to do better. Initially, I was very excited and full of hope when Jagdeo was elected. Here was someone from a different generation who surely would not have the same baggage from the past. He was a huge disappointment and failed to put his stamp on the country as someone who breached the racial divide. He brought the baggage and then some.
Don't exclude the PNC role in the outcome of the Jagdeo presidency. Street protests, mo fiah slow fiah, freedom fighters aka criminal ecapees, we fed up ah de coolie, overseas authors, Hoyte's mandate to make the country ungovernable. Despite all these threats to stability, the Jagdo years turned out to be the most progressive.
This is a lame excuse. Just defending your hero. Look, leaders lead, that's what they do. They don't look for excuses. Take for example the case of Mandela. Despite, being imprisoned for 27 years by a repressive regime for standing up for his civil rights, he did not seek revenge. Rather, he treated all South Africans as equals and embraced inclusiveness. Contrast to BJ who proceeded to build an oligarchy that only included friends and family of the PPP.
Oh, I forgot he did back balled some female officer to demonstrate his subscription to inclusiveness.
Mandela was a leader. In Guyana, we have bigots for leaders. CBJ was also a bigot, not in the racist sense, but his determination to suffer fools instead of men and women of valor. Instead, he inbred the racists the PPP presently enfolds.