No one believes Ramotar’s propagandistic claim
No right minded Guyanese believes the nonsense that emanated from the mouth of President Ramotar in which he claimed that the combined opposition manipulated the election results. This is a poor attempt at propaganda, mixing lies with a little factual information in order to have people believe the entire fictitious story.
What he and the other architects of this most blatant piece of propaganda fail to understand is that the majority of Guyanese have become so familiar with their modus operandi: lies, narratives of victimization and opposition violence, and naked obsession with absolute control.
Ramotar’s utterances may have held sway 20, 30, 40 or even 10 years ago, but in this information age and era of the 18-35 year-old in Guyana, it will not work! Every single Guyanese I spoke with opined that Ramotar’s statements are inaccurate and an outright lie.
One way to discern this is to simply study the pronouncements made by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) soon after the final numbers were declared and published as official by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), satisfaction with the management of the election process by GECOM, and their congratulatory acceptance of the results.
Another way is to ask yourself, why only know is it that he made these statements, and what violence is he referring to, if even international observes concluded that our elections were largely free. In fact, the only incidents of violence reported, stemmed from violent acts that are before the local courts, and are acts purportedly committed by members of the 2007-2012 PPP administration. These charges were investigated by the police and taken before the courts.
You can also look at it from the perspective of the PPP basically telling all Guyanese that it feels it has a monopoly in the governance of this country and knows better than the general public what the general public desires for itself. Absolute hogwash and disrespectful to hardworking Guyanese who expressed their right to vote for a governing structure that more reflects our desires to end all the violence, corruption, drug-trafficking and discrimination we were subjected to locally and internationally during Jagdeo’s reign of terror and cussing out!
What the President doesn’t realize is that there is a paradigmatic shift in the thinking of your average Guyanese when it comes to politics and governance. The PPP’s old narratives of racially instigated violence and their salivating thirst for absolute control of the Guyanese society to the detriment of certain groups are old and lack any creativity.
These statements are not taken seriously and have become like rubbish in the dustbin. Guyanese no longer wish for this hogwash, rather the public thirst is for a society in which we collectively determine our destiny, not a few persons sitting in the office of the party headquarters. We are much more intelligent, traveled and desirous of a more tranquil and balanced society.
The PPP under Ramotar thus far, have effectively shot themselves in the mouth, and will have a hard time demonstrating their unbiased commitment to a unified and fair society for ALL Guyanese. So much for Ramotar’s claims of being a President for all and departing from the Jagdeo doctrine of lies, detrimental secret deals and the instigation of violence! Such a pity when the President has an opportunity, never before presented to any Government in Guyana to get things right for us.