PERSPECTIVE - 19TH
It is Christmas, a season for much jollification so who can
resist having a good laugh at the description of the PPP
Government as “irresolute [synonyms for which are weak,
wishy-washy, unsure, vacillating, indecisive]”, as reported by
the World Bank? Words GIHA
has used for the Government’s wishy-washiness include weak,
sniveling, cowardly and spineless. The World Bank’s report on
Guyana’s development policy is a vindication of all that GIHA
has been saying for a year and more, and for which we withstood
much abuse from the PPP and its Government. Guyana has a crisis
of governance, the ethnic security issue is of primary
importance, the PNC plays its own humbug politics, and it is
time for a bridge of the ethnic political divide – shared
governance – before Guyana slides further backward.
Word has come to us from Canada that the Tamil Tigers are also
laughing at us, at Indian Guyanese. They have learned about the
troubles faced by Indians in Guyana, and are laughing! Strong,
dignified and courageous with leadership that supports and
encourages these qualities, they laugh that a majority Indian
population is allowing itself to get beaten up! When they
learned that a government Indians vote for is in office, they
laughed even harder at these wishy-washy “leaders”.
We deserve to be laughed at. We have turned away from all the
lessons taught in the Gita, Quran and Bible about honour,
dignity and courage to follow weak, sniveling leaders who insist
that we be as cowardly as they. We have also given up Gandhian
courage. Gandhi always said that if he had to choose between
violence and cowardice to defend honour, he would choose
violence. No good leader lets people be dishonoured and
destroyed without at least defending them yet here we are in
Guyana following people who do just that.
The Tamil Tigers and the Gurkhas of India are not from a
different genetic strain than we are and it points to sinister
work when a whole Indian population can be made docile and
cowardly. Even up the 1960s Indians gave as good as they got in
the racial riots so the current docility has to be a
The term “manufacturing docility” comes from Swami
Aksharnanda’s paper of that name which was published in the
GIHA Crime Report. In his paper, Swamiji showed how the PPP
Government weakened Indians over forty years, and he denounced
the nonsense that Indians are genetically docile people. Indians
are dignified warriors when the occasion demands it, when their
honour must be defended, but not in Guyana. Why?
When in mid-2002 GIHA helped a group in Annandale to print
fliers for a public meeting to discuss the defence of the
village, what happened? The PPP got wind of the proposed meeting
and rushed in to tell Annandaleans to do nothing. “It go look
bad,” the PPP bigwig told them. What did Annandale do? They
did as the PPP told them – nothing - and continued to be
beaten, robbed, raped and killed.
The PPP’s “honour” was saved. Its supporters did not rise
up to make demands. Indians are therefore willing to give up
honour and be killed to save the PPP’s face, and the PPP
thrives on this slavish loyalty.
Four years before, on January 12, 1998,
Moses Nagamootoo, then Minister of Information, went on
television and told Indians to bear all they could bear and take
their licks quietly on a day when African Guyanese took to the
streets to beat, rob and rape Indians. He now wants to be
The PPP wears 28 years of defeat at the PNC’s hands as its
badge of “honour”. Defeat is its only victory because in 28
years it did not ever try to topple the dictator. The WPA led
that fight and its leader died a hero in that struggle. But
heroism is not the PPP’s strong suit. Run, take your licks,
and live to tell the dishonourable tale - this is the cowardly
PPP summed up.
There is a point in abusive relationships when the abused
refuses to take any more. One would have expected Indians to
have reached this point by now. In Georgia recently, the people
overthrew an unpopular president. This would not happen in
Guyana because Indians do not trust Africans and vice versa but
it will be a starting point when Indians accept that the PPP
Government is wholly responsible for the violence against them
since Government is in charge of maintaining law and order and
has failed miserably to carry out this most important mandate.
It will be a turning point when these heinous betrayers of all
Guyana understand that everyone has had enough of their
cowardice, weakness and abuse.
COMMENTS from Khem
Good article!! an excellent analysis of the current
situation. It can be liken to the slaves who were freed in
America but did not know how to defend that freedom. After
over a hundred years it took Martin Luther King's wisdom
to truly liberate them. I have said before the PPP is
demonstrating the psychological effects of abuses. They need to
know what the Pakis are doing to West Indian badjohns in London.
Take no crap!!!