by Keith Williams
A lawmaker in any nation who is induced into voting in a specific way on a specific issue regardless of whether this inducement takes the form of coercion or bribery not only violates his oath of office, as a public official he also violates the law. And if his or her vote was crucial in the outcome of any issue, that outcome, by virtue of it being a product of illegal and unethical inducement, should be rendered invalid.
That said, I reiterate again for the umpteen time, any action by the Government that endorses the return of the PPP leadership as it is currently composed into Government will be akin to returning a child to a baby sitter who had severely abused that child. Will be analogous with returning a rape victim to the custody of his or her rapist who had never been judicially held to account for the act alleged against him or her.
There is no moral, ethical or legal ambiguity in this declaration. For the idiots and charlatans, especially those who attempt to hid their identities behind black sounding names, Jagdeo ordered the Police to use deadly force in the apprehension of people they suspected of crimes in order to avoid deeper investigation into certain crimes. I understand that the neanderthal like racist mindset that you walk around with coupled with your embrace of religious and cultural myths that you come from superior racial stock, inhibits you from embracing the civilized principle that every citizen is entitled to due process and the presumption of innocence. Throughout history we have seen people like you whose thinking and opinion formation has reflected this insanity. That is why there was apartheid in Southern Africa, why black people are being sold in Lybia, why it was considered rational to reduce a group of people to the role of animals. It is a cross we have to bear for living in a world where the imperfections of the human mind are reflected in perverse manifestations.
The legal questions arising from the numerical outcome in the NCM, allegations of bribery and foreign intervention in the process, questions about whether the Benedict Arnold completed parliamentary requirements for his crossing floor vote are all valid issues that require investigation and judicial review. However, superseding all of them, preceding all of them, is the infamy of a political leadership that violated its responsibilities in terms of protecting the legal rights of a population segment, and where there is tangible evidence of its involvement in numerous murders and assassinations, tortures and political prosecutions, larceny on a scale that is outrageous, not only escaping accountability for its alleged crimes, but being considered as a valid leaders of a future Government with power over the very people whose rights they had violated during their last stint in that position.
There is something macabre about Guyana when one carefully considers these facts. There is something diabolical in the personality of Bharat Jagdeo, that he can ignore he past and present himself as a valid leader on Guyana. What this shouts to all and sundry, or at least what it should scream to anyone with a brain and the ability to think rationally and cogently, is that for Bharat Jagdeo the ethnic community that was specifically targeted for those human rights violations have no civil or human rights which he has any obligation to respect. And when this is coupled with the unimpeachable fact that the scent of increased wealth from control of imminent oil revenue is fueling much of his political berserk plans and machinations, it means that never before have our nation been so precariously poised on a pinnacle where one mistake, one error, a one inch retreat from the foundation of principles and values that serve as pillars of our democracy, will be sufficient to plunge us into oblivion.