Feb 01, 2024 Editorial
Kaieteur News – Guyanese studying the words and postures of their national leaders must read the writing on the wall. Guyana’s leaders have gone over to the other side. When the citizens of this country expect that they have leaders who are fighters for this nation, they discover that their own leaders have not just surrendered to ExxonMobil, they curse those Guyanese who do not bend over and pander to the barbarisms of the company.
Guyana’s leading politicians should all be burning up over the atrocity that is the 2016 ExxonMobil oil contract. Instead, national leaders go the other way and seek to burn those Guyanese who say that this country must dedicate itself to extract from ExxonMobil what is fair, what is right, and what is better for all Guyanese. Undoubtedly, political leaders have decided to take the easy way, settled for the safest choice, which is to team up with ExxonMobil, even if means betraying their own people.
There is this one truth today: there is no fight in Guyana’s leaders for a better oil contract. Renegotiation has become the equivalent of an obscene four-letter word. Political leaders prefer flight than fight, to hide than to take a hardline, whenever the word renegotiation is uttered publicly. Powerful national leaders do everything to make themselves small, invisible, and flabby when the call for renegotiation comes up in the national conversation. Big men of incomparable stature in this country twist their words into foolishness and the meaningless when the issue is renegotiation. Big leaders with all the power in their hands twist themselves into every shape and form and shadow, so as to avoid any discussion about renegotiation of the ExxonMobil oil contract.
Political leaders hear the word renegotiation mentioned, and they bleat like sheep frightened into involuntary bladder emptying conditions. In other words, just the sound of the word renegotiation causes national political leaders to wet themselves, perhaps lose control of number two, too. Renegotiation has become more than a curse word in Guyana. For the men trembling and tiptoeing on each occasion they hear that there must be renegotiation of the ExxonMobil contract, it is a combination of cancer and COVID-19, the worst strains and at the most advanced stage. This is where leaders are with renegotiation in the political arena; the same goes for commercial leaders, and those other leaders that make up Guyana’s professional class and elites.
Political leaders are so petrified that they bend themselves into pitiful poses to duck doing anything about renegotiation. Renegotiation is the name of the biggest badman on the block, and he is to be runaway from, peeped at from being securely barred doors and windows. The irony of the richest country in the world is that the leaders who should be on the frontlines are nowhere to be seen or heard, they cannot even bring themselves to fold their fists for a good fight. A knockdown dragged out fight if this is what renegotiation demands. Revealingly, their hands are in their pockets, either counting their take of the contract shakedown of Guyana, or squeezing themselves for reassurance that they are still men.
Look and listen to Guyana’s political leaders, and all that is walked away with is disgust, increasing anger, deepening scorn. Political leaders who compete for national power should be leading the charge for renegotiation, but they are hiding under their beds. They should be inspiring the local troops to bold and sustained action for renegotiation of this reprehensible ExxonMobil contract, but there they are in the same bed with the company, and under the sheets with the men from Texas. Guyanese leaders are now immune to the worst of shame, and this is no matter how much they have disgraced themselves, to what levels they prostitute themselves. Rather than leaders gear up for the mother of all renegotiation battles, their preference is to give up without a finger raised, and grovel like some spineless animal before the team of Darren Woods and Alistair Routledge. Guyanese politicians are proud to be traitors kissing ExxonMobil’s feet. The Guyanese people will have to lead themselves out of this sickening state, take it upon themselves to rise out of this tragic national leadership swamp.
Leaders prostituting Guyana
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