Jun 20, 2021 Letters
Reference is made to the letter titled “GHK Lall has it wrong, PAC chair must come from Opposition benches” (KN June 19). Three things struck immediately: 1) difficulties of some with English; 2) the contorted “facts” for rank partisan purposes; and 3) people in glass houses undressing in sunlight. In life, one must occasionally step into dog turd; this is such a situation.
The first fact bannered was that the PAC chair must be opposition-rooted, no issues there. The same position/tradition obtained for Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, and here we are. He is not officially from PPP ranks; therefore, from opposition, by default. I trust the connecting is not too demanding. Further, I foresee the opposition rejecting any overture for its people for replacement chair. Though sunken, I disbelieve that it is so lacking in self-respect; so soulless. Accordingly, that facilitates the jigs of skilled PPP jive talking leaders(s). I am troubled that this eludes the writer’s grasp, which the evasions and escape confirm.
So-called fact number two: that I uphold the misconduct of the ousted PAC chair, David Patterson, because of opposition bias. My position is in stone: “Step down, Mr. Patterson or Mr. Granger please step in” (Demerara Waves, January 21). The writer should not need linguistic subtitles from UN accredited interpreters. Instructive how this deceptive writer cherry picks from Demerara Waves; such are the distortions that reinforce the unwisdom of my condescending to reply.
The third mangling of facts was that Mr. Nestor is 68 years old. He was not when hired, and he is not today. The next supposed fact was that Mr. Nestor was a political appointee. I conclude that, in small minds parroting Freedom House reflexes, his blackness automatically demonises him as a PNC/APNU/AFC loyalist; hence, not worthy of employment. Whatever fired Mr. Nestor’s politics, his entire work product furnished justification; I leave possible age discrimination alone. Somehow, ‘political appointee’ Nestor is dismissed, but the writer is comfortable with the glaring inconsistency of Messrs. Carl Greenidge’s and Hamilton’s respective ages and historic political pedigrees, with the latter once denigrated by the PPP for rough stuff. Incidentally, there were no more “connected” people to PNC leadership than Messrs. Greenidge and Hamilton. The writer’s hypocrisy stuns: my partisan is a patriot, others are terrorists.
Regarding Mr. Knight’s political activities, I am enlightened that this now translates to automatic employment termination; thus, half Guyana’s population is firing bait. Who is next? On training, the PPP has countless bureaucratic bumblers at every level, from leader to PS to other juveniles, who don’t know right foot from left, with training curve of years. Nothing costs this society more than its current leader groping around embarrassingly, and flailing around blindly, while imagining leading. On documentation, I am not so privy, but I am amazed at today’s concern over national blacklisting; this conflicts with the VP’s oath of no evidence of exposure. The new anxiety contradicts the VP’s insistence of no worries; somebody is fishing for a cover, and blacklisting is a lovely red herring. I would be more anxious about those financiers being protected by PPP leaders, due to elections assistance; there is real blacklisting, except America doesn’t care. When dirty money financed democracy, there was no concern about blacklisting. Nor were there any such pretended discomforts when His Excellency promised dismantling of regulations in the gold sector, and did in the subtlest fashions.
With all these facts considered, this has degraded from freak show to peep show, someone pretending at commentator, but only cheap entertainer. I am done.
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