This country has one of the smallest populations in the world but per capita, it has the largest numbers of psychologically damaged people whose souls and minds are seriously diseased.
I walk my dog on the Eve Leary seawall each morning and I see some mad, homeless folks.
After talking to some of them often, trust me, they are not soulless as some of the persons who own property, fancy cars and have ‘nuff’ money and some of whom want to rule Guyana.
After the no-confidence vote, election looked likely thus a number of small parties were born and born with them was a form of insanity this country has not seen before.
Not one of these small parties has merged with another. And election is just six weeks away. Why? Because they are so mentally diseased that they lack even a modicum of capacity to recognise reality.
Trust me; the mad homeless folks who my dog and I see every day on the seawall are more realistic, more logical and more rational than the hallucinating people in these small parties.
These misfits have just dropped out of the skies and want to defeat two humongous political parties that have been around since the 1950s and have huge resources, large constituencies and schools of educated people that can attract untold number of voters.
You would think faced with that grim reality, these tiny entities would at least try to secure a seat or two by joining forces. But since they do not have the psychological stability to perceive the realistic environment around them, they are unable to understand their place in the scheme of things. The result is pomposity, hubris and hauteur and insanity.
I have heard some sentiments from folks in these small parties that convince me that if the mad guys I see on the seawall each morning would compete in the March poll, I would vote for them. The reason is because these seawall dwellers have a better grip on reality.
Many of the leading players have said things that are so shocking that it is not you may want to question their sanity; it is that they have no sanity. One of them in an interview with the media said that the leaders of the big parties should come over to his party; it cannot be the other way around.
Almost a hundred percent of Guyana does not know about this fellow but he and his party are so big that PNC and PPP bigwigs must come over to his outfit. In the 2015 election, this man got a trickle.
One of the small parties boldly stated in the press that her party will not be in an alliance with any other organisation for the March poll. What an insane exclamation. Really! Who knows this lady? What violation this lady ever spoke about? Who will vote for this lady?
Another one said that he is satisfied his party must go it alone because of the support they have garnered in a short space of time. The question is; does that support exist in the real world or is it in his mind? I guess many of the leaders of these tiny entities are full of themselves that they think they are the best thing after slice bread.
This has to be the reason for not forming a united alliance. They each think they can do handsomely and win seats on their own. Try doubting them and you will hear how good they think they will do.
I have long argued in these columns that I think there is a psychic chasm that the Guyanese nationality has fallen into. I see manifestations of this psychic demise each day. It is a sad and tragic nation.
The simple reality is that you need one or two sets to stop one of the two Goliaths from winning a majority. A minority government offers a future for this country. It is a priceless opportunity. If one of the two giants does not have a parliamentary majority, then the third force can force changes.
Whichever leviathan is in power cannot pass a budget, cannot pass legislation. The third force holding the balance can demand constitutional changes and democratic governance.
What is so incomprehensible about such a situation that the six small parties cannot understand? Three of them have agreed to count their votes together. But people will still be cynical and question why they have not merged.
My take is if there was a merger of these six small parties with a big rally to announce the engagement, it could have galvanised uncertain voters. What a pity!
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