President Ramotar’s conspiracy of silence
I agree – generally, with the comments of the Alliance for Change (AFC), but they stop short of stating that such editorials could not have been written without the consent and political line coming from the PPP leadership.
Donald Ramotar, who is now the country’s President, the Minister of Information and the General Secretary of the “Marxist-Leninist” PPP, has made no public statement – unreservedly condemning this racist attack on our fellow sisters and brothers.
Marxists, (Ramotar claims to be), Muslims and Christians and all other philosophies in Guyana are totally against racism and discrimination, but yet Ramotar has kept silent about this outrageous onslaught on a significant section of our people.
Of course, all decent Guyanese in Guyana and abroad, will agree that this is outburst is “totally unacceptable and must stop”, immediately.
“The most shameless thing about this is that taxpayers’ money is used in this enterprise; we are paying for the fomenting of division in our own society and for attacks on ourselves”, the AFC stated at their press conference.
The Working People’s Alliance, (WPA) led the attack on this vicious attempt to stir-up racial conflicts – at a time when we are building a major multiracial movement our country has not seen in modern times.
The WPA reminded the nation of its long-standing multiracial politics, led by the slain internationally-known, working class leader, Professor Walter Rodney. His death anniversary was observed recently all over the world and in Guyana.
The entire Guyana Chronicle must be restructured in the ongoing democratizing process.
Like the Burnham regime, the PPP controls the State newspaper and media, using it as the propaganda arm of the party and the state – reminding us of the paramountcy of the Party and State- -vehemently condemned by the Jagan PPP.
The history of the PPP rule in Guyana over the last 15 years, in particular, has done to the African Guyanese what the dictator Burnham tried to do with the Indian Guyanese working people. The rich and educated Indians always benefited from both the PNC and the PPP.
Both parties claim to be multi-racial, but have not been able to seriously cross the race barrier, as the original People’s Progressive Party did in the 1950s.
Today, Guyana needs the broadest possible multiracial coalition that includes the grass root members of the PPP and its disillusioned supporters.
The emergence of a new partnership – which is led by the APNU and AFC – must prepare the process for a conference for the formation of a National Unity Government (NUG), which will resolve all the underlying problems that our people face.
Jinnah Rahman (Mike)