This columnist here is very disappointed with the nature and performance of the two parties in power – the APNU and the AFC. But I will devote energy and passion to see that the PPP is not returned to power in 2020 and in the future. The PPP as presently constituted is a bunch of morally horrible people that are beyond redemption. Dialectical transformation is a natural occurrence in human society though it is not deterministic. Society can regress as we are seeing in the US or it can move forward.
The point is there may come a time when the PPP can metamorphosize into a brand new outfit with decent nationalists and embracing humanists. At the moment, there aren’t such kinds in the PPP. This is a party of men and women, some of whom have been in power for twenty three years, that have committed unpardonable sins for which there must face a court of law. I see in the papers a former minister in the Bahamas in handcuffs charged for corruption. I stared into that picture and it was as if I wasn’t living in Guyana. Former leaders of Guyana in the PPP regime have done worse. And two years, two months after their justified defeat, none of them have been charged.
Can you sell a house for one million American dollars and not pay taxes on that sum you received from the buyer? A bank official convicted of a three million dollar fraud was jailed. Not paying taxes on earnings of a million American dollars is a more heinous crime. A former minister, a relative of President Jagdeo, has agreed to repay the state at prevailing market value for his house lot in Pradoville 2. On reflection, he realized he got freeness from the state. How much more examples like that went on under Messrs Jagdeo and Ramotar? The answer is easy once you lived under Jagdeo and Ramotar – thousands and thousands more.
Let me make my position clear and pellucid on the amended broadcast law. I am against the requirement of one hour of free broadcast for state information because I am a trained historian and I know how history comes back to haunt civilization. I say with deep belief that I don’t think Granger and Nagamootoo understand how history works because they are politicians with power and power takes precedence over the lessons of history. That same one hour demand can come back to devastate the psychology of this nation if the wrong people come to power.
I support the Broadcast Bill if it means that the morbid incestuousness and repugnant nepotism of the PPP regime from October 1992 to April 2016 will be extirpated from the body politic of this nation. What President Jagdeo did with those radio licenses was so crude and sickening that his patronage to his friends and PPP acolytes should be cancelled immediately. Modern governance should never descend to that level. That man ignored bona fide people in the media for decades like the Stabroek News, Kaieteur News, Enrico Wooolford and awarded radio license to Minister Robert Persaud, the PPP party itself among others.
Look at the reality today. Those same Ministers, along with Jagdeo that treated the private media with disdain and threats, write letters once, twice, sometimes thrice a week in these two private newspapers. The list is long. It includes Sam Hinds, Anil Nandlall, Gail Teixeira, Hydar Ally, Leslie Ramsammy, Clement Rohee, Juan Edghill, Donald Ramotar. I can tell you that some of them would call Kaieteur News and request early publication. Among the names listed here are those who, in order to ensure their letters are carried by Kaieteur News, send them to my mail box.
It would certainly go some way in their moral redemption if some of these people would call you to apologize for the bestial treatment they dished out to critics like me. I survived their cruelty so they can send letters to me to be published in the Kaieteur News. I want these people to know I will not forget or forgive. I have always written in these columns that when dictators and their sycophants hurt their critics other people become collateral damage (for want of a better term). People’s families get touched. That is not only wrong but unforgivable. I survived the hegemony of the Jagdeo/Ramotar cabals. Others were not so fortunate. I was leaving the offices of Kaieteur News on Saturday evening. Coming into the building were the parents of Courtney Crum-Ewing. Crum-Ewing left three young daughters to mourn him forever.
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