Reply to "The PPP and Guyanese Indians: Malcolm Harripaul’s masterpiece of political analysis"

Look at the rudeness of this. A group of immigrants arrive in a country and want their leaders want to displace existing inhabitants.  And then they are shocked that those people, who already had issues with the white power structure, would look to this immigrant group with panic.

I would like MH to show that these immigrants tried to work with the local population and were rebuffed. 

In fact they wanted an Indian colony and didn't give a bit about the people who they encountered when they arrived.  This whole article is very explicit about this.  Not from the 1950s  (by which time they were Guyanese) but even as early as the late 19th C when they were still an immigrant group, and not one necessarily committed to Guyana either, as many did return to India!

The Indians were still wedded to India, and in fact up to the 1920s many were still not fluent in English.  The blacks/coloreds were fully wedded to Guyana, having no "homeland" to return to.  So where were they supposed to go when these "Indian rights" people were busy establishing their Indian colony in the then British Guiana?  Having spent centuries as 3rd class citizens to the British were they supposed to be the same towards an immigrant group?

I am not sure what the purpose of this article is but it is very alarming in a multi ethnic country like Guyana where no numerically dominant group exists.  I put it in the same place as I put Eric Phillips' demand of 15k square miles to be handed over to Afro Guyanese.

 

 

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