May 27, 2010 Letters
I wish to register my disgust and abhorrence over the primal assault on Kaieteur News Columnist Freddie Kissoon.
Like him, I hold the view that had it not been for the fact of international exposure of the swathe of extra-judicial killings in Guyana over the past several years, the weapon used in that attack would probably have been lethal.
As it is, the material thrown in his face is reflective of where Guyana has been taken by attitudes, policies and behaviours unprecedented in our history.
I am not in the least surprised by this attack, because a climate is being created in this nation that is influential to such attacks on those who criticise the manner in which the nation is being run.
Over the past several years, Kissoon’s comments have been labeled as incitements for one segment of the population to engage in violence against another. This bottom feeding effort is designed to silence exposure of the issues that are affecting the quality of life of everyone who inhabits this nation. The human waste used as a weapon against Kissoon is a direct product from those ejecting it into the mainstream clearly anticipating depraved minds will catch and use it.
I believe that Indians like Freddie Kissoon, Peter Ramsaroop, CN Sharma and others, who examine and react to the issues in Guyana through a broad prism of objective conscience rather than the narrow operant of race and ethnicity become subjected to maniacal antipathy by those ideologued in the opposite direction.
Nothing can be more symbolic of this kind of depraved reaction than someone walking around with a container of feces, clearly tracking Kissoon and waiting for the opportune moment to launch an attack. The only thing worse than this indescribable act of lunacy, is the reality that the minds that conceive it are probably among the most socially prominent and powerful in our nation.
Mark A. Benschop
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