quote:Originally posted by caribj:
Kidmost I seee you admiore Forbes Burnham. I dont. FACT AfroGuyanese in 1955 were BETTER off than they were 30 years later. They had an independent economy that could have been built on if Burnham wanted it. Instead he destroyed it and forced cooperatives packed with his incompetent and corrupt soup lickers. People were right to reject those frauds. By the time he died the farming economy in black villages had been destroyed and black tradesmen had lost many of their skills as these werent passed down to the next generation. Patronage jobs was what Burnham offered.
I still think LFSB did try his best for his constituency. Nationalization were part of the plan for example, Guysuco was taken, whites thrown out, Harold Davis and other PNC operatives were placed at the helm. For his Critical Support, CBJ's operatives were given canecutting, punt hauling and grease monkey jobs. It was truely a national industry. Long live the PNC and PPP. Each got what they wanted and deserved.