caribny posted:ronan posted:
and, since we are HERE . . . are you willing to acknowledge that Volda Lawrence has been FALSELY accused of “racist” comments as indicated in my lead post here?
Let me make it easy for you. As far as most Guyanese are concerned PNC is code for black and PPP is code for Indians. You mightn't think this but this is how it is and we have seen this behavior manifested by both sides when they want revenge.
What Volda says she would do the PPP actually did. It was wrong when they did it and it is wrong for Volda to say this.
As of now the PPP is more likely to win the election. Their loss was narrow and its clear that the PNC base will not turn out in the record numbers that it did in GT, Linden and Bartica.
So if the PPP does win they can continue to practice their exclusion, and then quote Volda when they are accused of this. Given that blacks are numerically outnumbered and economically dominated they can ill afford to encourage this nonsense. They cannot protest against exclusion and then threaten (even in an emotional rant) to exclude.
I think Ronan is smart enough to understand this point...he needs to step out of his PNC box.
"Given that blacks are numerically outnumbered and economically dominated they can ill afford to encourage this nonsense."
This may be true but Afros are not totally helpless, as you seem to point out here. To say that Indos dominate the economy is a fallacy...a few Indos are filthy rich...but the majority of them (like Blacks and Amerindians) are poor...I have seen this fallacy being peddled and it has been a colonial construct which is being used to inflame passions.
This myth has been peddled and remains unchallenged. In addition, an argument can be made that Afros control real power in the police, army, government, etc, but somehow this argument has not been advances. In addition, Afros can exercise power in the sheer fact that they can resort to protest...as they have effectively done in the past...