by Keith Williams
These are my sentiments and I am prepared to make them plain before any audience. I am making them because I want them to be testament down the line. I want people to be able to return to them, and use them to confront those today who are exhibiting behaviors that are products of what Martin Luther King Jr. described as sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Let me put this question here first. What will these people have to say if the PPP gets back into power and Bharat Jagdeo through his minions, continue the racist vigilante and extra-judicial pogrom that occurred under his watch? What are the moral and ethical positions of these people today, to the possibility of the party that was in power when Ronald Waddell and Courtney Crum-Ewing were assassinated? What is their sense of justice when no one was held accountable for those deaths, when there evidence and testimony sworn to in a US Federal Court identified high ranking officials in the PPP Government and implicated them in vigilante killings and assassinations?
From David Hinds who spent 30 years arguing that the PNC must be held to account for the death of Walter Rodney, to pundits today for whom the most important process today is for the Government to resign and call elections, the atrocities committed by the PPP does not matter. I do not know anywhere in this world, given these circumstances, where there would be acceptance that it is ok for the PPP to return to power. It is a rational position in Guyana because the victims, their group ID, their humanity, have never been high on the scale of importance for these people.
Freddie Kissoon swore that Bharat Jagdeo is the most racist leader to emerge in the 21st century in these parts. To the people who hang on to the critical comments by Kissoon against this Government and the former PNC Government, the implications that KIssoon might be right is of no import. They are faced with a situation that involves a constitutional issue surrounding a no confidence motion against the Government that replaced the PPP, and the possibility of the PPP with an unchanged leadership returning to power. And everyone and sundry is more concerned with the former than they are with the latter. We cannot get more Orwellian than this.