Freddie is wrong! Indians are not anti-African
In his July 13 column, Freddie Kissoon penned that Indians don’t want to be ruled by African Guyanese. But he did not offer an explanation for such a feeling if indeed it is factual.
Freddie delves into Freudian psychology apparently to explain Indians political behavior without any elaboration.
He offered no explanation of Freud and how it can be applied to Indians. He gave an example of Indians in his community not voting for the PNC or AFC but does not tell us how it illustrates Freudian theory.
Which one of Freud’s theories was he illustrating? Freddie is repeatedly advised not to refer to or apply complex social theories to Guyanese situations without understanding the theories and concepts or explaining them to readers.
I don’t think Freddie would recognize Freudian theories and concepts if they hit him in the butt. I advise him to read Freud carefully and slowly.
Indians dislike the PNC, not Africans. And although the PNC is equated to being an African party, analogous to how the PPP is equated to being an Indian party, it will not be correct to say Indians are anti-African just because they vote for the PNC (APNU). The political behavior of the Indians is largely defined to how they were ill-treated during the PNC dictatorship.
The Indians were persecuted for 28 years by the PNC and they also blame the PNC (wrongly or rightly) for much of what transpired in the nation between 1955 and December 1964 when the PPP was toppled by the CIA working in cahoots with the PNC and UF.
The PNC never made an effort to apologize for the wrongs committed against Indians and Indians are fearful of a return to office of the PNC.
The Indians are fearful of a return to an era of banned cultural foods and religious paraphernalia and rigged elections. Nevertheless, in 2011, Indians did vote for the AFC and half of the AFC parliamentary seats were doled out to Africans. So it can’t be supported that the Indians don’t vote PNC because they are anti-African.