Sep 18, 2021 Letters
I think it’s safe to say that politics and those who immerse themselves into the game know that this sport involves the minds of pugilists, belligerents, and even the ignorant. In fact, not only do those who enter the ring need to step in ready to fight or to learn rather quickly but also they need to recognise the thin line between satire and words of hate. No side in that ring gets a pass. Editor, I stand to be corrected, but if you can direct me to any side that has kept themselves, dare I say, clean in the fight, then please do so. For some, words can cause them to act out their hate. If only we had the opportunity to ask Crum-Ewing.
The recent stress and discomfort caused by words used in the song played by MP Duncan that are discomforting for some does reside close to the line. What we need to safeguard is that the line does not get crossed because that may create a game without rules or innuendo. Ask our neighbours in Trinidad about Black Stalin, Chalkdust, and Sugar Aloes. For me, MP Duncan is still within the ropes. In fact, therein, he has highlighted instances when the shoe was on the other foot, and no one said a word. I do believe that words matter.
Editor, in addition to words, I believe that spelling, use of grammar and knowledge as it relates to the geography of Guyana matters. When the supporters of any Minister of Education sit ringside and watch the misuse of basic knowledge of these subjects, then why should we condemn satire because it makes some uncomfortable? Why should we ignore any Minister, moreover the one representing Education who shows a level of disregard and disrespect for teachers and their representatives? Why should we support a fighter who cannot muster the intellect and does not know the rules of the game? Editor, I wonder if the supporters of the Minister are asking that the rules of protection differ when women whom they support step into the game of politics?
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