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Nagamootoo embraces Burnham and repudiates Jagan – The Ultimate Betrayal

 

The Mahatma Gandhi once said something to the effect that decency is not merely an appeal to the court of justice, but an appeal to the court of conscience. He also said that a man can change, and may even choose other friends and colleagues, as long as he steadfastly refuses to compromise his principles. There was a picture in the newspapers over this past weekend, showing Moses Nagamootoo standing next to David Granger at a ceremony paying homage to Forbes Burnham. It was a sad and vexing spectacle of a man totally lacking conscience, absolutely compromising his principles and selling his soul to the highest bidder just for the taste of power.
Following Cheddi Jagan’s death in 1997, Nagamootoo was fond of raising his cup in salute to Cheddi and proclaiming: “This One is for You, Pa”. But, in many ways, every day in the last several years he has betrayed the man he once called pa, whom he once revered as his hero and as the undisputed Father of the Nation. The image of Nagamootoo bowing in reverence, honouring and paying homage to Burnham, stands as the perfect picture of betrayal, an abomination.
That David Granger was paying tribute to Forbes Burnham — his life-long hero, a man Granger has always embraced as the Father of the Nation — seems fit and proper. Granger, now the Leader of the People’s National Congress, was leading the supporters of the PNC in their annual pilgrimage to honour their founder-leader. They stood on solid ground, espousing their politics and their principles. I defiantly reject their politics and principles, but I do not deny them their right to their beliefs. That politics and those principles by which they have lived are abhorrent to me, but there was nothing wrong or repugnant about what Granger and the supporters of the PNC did last weekend, and for 32 years now.
Yet, the obscene picture of Nagamootoo standing there in reverence of Burnham represents a visual portrayal for all Guyanese and for the world to witness Nagamootoo now proclaiming Burnham as his hero, the Father of the Nation, and a disciple of freedom and democracy.
It is a shocking transformation, because, between 1968 and 2011, a period spanning 43 years — from his teenage years to those of a pensioner — Nagamootoo wrote and spoke passionately of Burnham as a brutal dictator; an “abomination”; a man who led Guyana to greater and more profound poverty; left Guyana one of the most indebted nations on Earth; brutally rigged elections; responsible for the death of the Ballot Box Martyrs; under whose rule a centrally directed group of thugs and assassins killed people like Walter Rodney, Father Darke, and many others.
His speeches and conversations, and his writings, represent a rich catalogue of the brutal and odious rule of Burnham.
Does he possess the courage to look people in the eye and say that all those things he wrote about the dictator; all those claims he made of being harassed, intimidated, wrongly jailed, kidnapped, beaten to a pulp — things forever enshrined in the Hansards of Parliament, in Mirror and in the Thunder under his name — were lies and fictions of his imagination?
But the sad tale of the picture of Nagamootoo standing next to Granger in total subservience to Burnham’s memory is also a stark repudiation of Cheddi Jagan. In one cruel picture, he transformed Cheddi Jagan from being his pa and his hero and the real Father of the Nation into an ogre, the man who must have brainwashed him, misinformed him, and made him speak and write of Burnham in such ugly ways between 1968 and 2015.
During the 2015 election campaign, Nagamootoo claimed in front of Jagan’s loyal supporters that he was still a Jaganite. It was a cruel lie. One cannot embrace Jagan while in reverence of Burnham. They stood poles apart for different things. Jagan wanted freedom for his people, Burnham wanted power.
Now that he has repudiated Jagan, will Nagamootoo now go to Berbice — go to the belly of Jagan’s supporters — and tell them why he now is salivating in the bosom of Burnham? Will he go and now tell his comrades for more than forty years that Jagan was wrong about Burnham, and that Jagan is not the Father of the Nation? Will he apologize to all the PNC supporters and tell them Burnham was never a dictator, and that he, Nagamootoo, was an inveterate liar for more than forty years?

https://guyanatimesgy.com/naga...e-ultimate-betrayal/

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Original Post

It is difficult to go against the opportunity. With CBJ, so many Indians saw opportunity with him. It was a cult worship, and to this day. And CBJ rewards were not on the merits of an individual but how endearing a person they were to his political ideals.

Maybe, Moses finally realizes the flaws in CBJ. In the context of Guyana, CBJ failed terribly. Also, were all the country's leaders. Proof is evident in our struggles as a people. 

@seignet posted:

It is difficult to go against the opportunity. With CBJ, so many Indians saw opportunity with him. It was a cult worship, and to this day. And CBJ rewards were not on the merits of an individual but how endearing a person they were to his political ideals.

Maybe, Moses finally realizes the flaws in CBJ. In the context of Guyana, CBJ failed terribly. Also, were all the country's leaders. Proof is evident in our struggles as a people. 

Moses wanted Leadership or nothing just like Forbes Burnham did.  It is all sour grapes. If Jagan's legacy was likening to cult what do you call Burnham's? Burnham's legacy is filled with murders, stifling the Opposition, Starving his people by banning foodstuff and medicines, rigging all election during his lifetime, he blackmailed the top ten richest Indians for money which made him rich. He bought houses, hotels, and restaurants and didn't pay for them. He created National Service and forced the Indians to leave the country so that blacks can become a majority.  This is the Man whom Moses worshipped. This is the man whom blacks would die for. This is the man whom Seignetand Petal claimed to admire and loved.    

Let the Good times roll.  Swear in Granger so that you can have more of the same.

@Django posted:

http://guyanachronicle.com/v3/...erty-and-illiteracy/

Above is another article ,also the article from GuyanaTimes doesn't have any photo of Moses Nagamootoo laying a wreath at Forbes Burnham Mausoleum.

https://guyanatimesgy.com/naga...e-ultimate-betrayal/

The photo was placed in the article ,which is mischievous. It will be removed.

Don't GCDF has rules against this mischief and poster sanctioned ?  The entire article should be removed.  

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@Tola posted:

Don't GCDF has rules against this mischief and poster sanctioned ?  The entire article should be removed.  

Was the hammer dropped on you when you loan  them Punjabi kids your handle. You need to look up your self in the mirror. Hypocrite!!

Dave ...

Photo will be removed.

The photo is not a part of the article posted ....

"Nagamootoo embraces Burnham and repudiates Jagan – The Ultimate Betrayal"

 

Demerara_Guy = Moderator

The entire article and ALL related photos should  be removed. They  were posted under false pretences. 

@Former Member posted:

Was the hammer dropped on you when you loan  them Punjabi kids your handle. You need to look up your self in the mirror. Hypocrite!!

Don't be wrong and strong. Get your story straight.

@FC posted:

This is absolute dishonesty by the poster. Knowingly posting a doctored picture.

You need to stop trolling me and jump on someone else back. 
I share information that was given to me. 
You are BLIND to Rochelle unconfirmed post, who’s Arss you buried your head in. 

Facts: Many Indo-Guyanese on this forum are forgiven for embracing the PNC regime in 2015. Nagamootoo hasn't done anything different that he cannot be forgiven. There are Black supporters in the PPP and vice versa. Indo-Guyanese never learns that politics does not discriminate. Once again this shows how deep racism is and how shallow Indo-Guyanese understand politics.

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@seignet posted:

It is difficult to go against the opportunity. With CBJ, so many Indians saw opportunity with him. It was a cult worship, and to this day. And CBJ rewards were not on the merits of an individual but how endearing a person they were to his political ideals.

Maybe, Moses finally realizes the flaws in CBJ. In the context of Guyana, CBJ failed terribly. Also, were all the country's leaders. Proof is evident in our struggles as a people. 

Seig you sum it up very good here.

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