Election Day is past and gone. Not much can be spoken of the rallies because the words of love and harmony did not play a regular lead role. The hate, dissent and wicked insinuations spewed by opposing candidates poisoned the air we breathe.
It is indeed sad, for hatred breeds evil and awakens ugliness that leaves a scar on one’s psyche, sometimes forever. Since the bare feet of our foreparents touched this land, hate, betrayal and distrust have become a part of our lives and after so many decades, one could have thought that in this new millennium, it would be over. Instead, it continues to be resurrected like a curse that wouldn’t die.
Is this our legacy that will live from generation to generation?
Why can’t we the people be left alone to live our lives in love, peace and harmony? The people of this country have come a long way from the days when hate and intolerance did not allow the different colours of hands, that could have joined together to make for us, a nation of one, to touch, to this day where those hands are together, touching, embracing the love and the unity. Why try to ruin something so wonderful as love?
The young generation does not need a portrayal of racism and violence that’s casting a dark shadow on the future. They need a leader who can cast away burdens of our tainted history and paint new visions, enlightenment and togetherness for a better tomorrow for the good of today is already guaranteed.
There will always be wrongs to be corrected for no human is perfect, least of all a politician, but an entire nation that is progressing steadily should not have to pay the price for those corrective measures, not when we are not living under dictatorship rule not when genocide and war, does not cruelly and unforgivingly intrude in our lives.
Politicians don’t ever cry, but we the common people do, our tears, our smiles, our laughter are real because we have genuine feelings.
We need a leader to understand that, to hold our hands and walk with us in our everyday lives, not to just tell us he will, but to actually make us believe he will. President Bharat Jagdeo did a wonderful job in holding hands with the six races to start the rebuilding progress of love and unity so we can become an admirable nation of one.
A new leader will step on the podium, what will he bring – a better tomorrow, a change, a new Guyana? We can only hope and pray that God is watching and the nation with be blessed with someone to take it to greater heights.
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