Confusion of roles
People say ‘perception is reality’, I say reception is reality.
When politicians speak or utter pronouncements they ought to specify whether they are expressing personal, party, or State views.
Historically in Guyana, political parties have subsumed all branches of the State into their party formats.
I have never known where political party names have been embedded in a Democratic Constitution. Does Guyana differ in this respect?
When a political party ascends the office of Government they cannot then take on the role of a pressure group or a party looking to make a point. Here we see the Government in the role of opposition marching on embassies voicing disapproval of the State of Israel while they are militarily dealing with a vagrant group of a non-State.
Some day technology will be able to re-direct incoming missiles back to their sources. Who will complain when that happens? It is well known that a state of war is declared when armaments are fired from one state to another, disregarding whether the initiating state is duly constituted or not.
It is important to note no voices were heard regarding Darfur, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Georgia, Kashmir, Morocco, Congo, and dozens of other places all over the globe.
Those who oppose the Israeli actions in Gaza and Lebanon should expound of the type of reaction they would engage in should missiles be fired across our borders from our east or west “neighbours”. Only those who live in the clouds would dismiss this scenario as frivolous.
There is definitely a confusion of roles here.
John De Barros