If I recall,
in my commentary on the Ton Ton Macoute, I outlined for the benefit of the
citizens of this country, a possible parallel scenario which I specifically
said that, they, the people in this country MUST make up their own mind as to
whether it had any merit or not. My exact words were and I quote "I am making
no claims here ladies and gentlemen, I am proposing a possible scenario, you
decide if it has merit" This is a country that guarantees freedom of speech the
last time I checked, so my being labelled a terrorist for simply suggesting a
reason for a certain phenomena I see going on all around us, has excited a
reaction which is nothing short of astonishing, given the circumstances.
Perhaps it is true.
commissioner of police Mr. Mac Donald, Dr. Prem Mesir, and Dr. Luncheon, have
all now labelled me a terrorist or/and supporting disorder and terrorism. If
the public in this country find merit in my analogy, then it is these gentlemen
who are guilty of terrorism not me.
for these gentlemen, and I use the word gentlemen with a lump in my throat, the
public in this country HAVE accepted the possibility that the analogy is valid,
between the Black Clothes police and the Haitian Ton Ton situation all of those
In a long
article printed in the chronicle Mesir accuses me of doing a commentary which
is Quote "ill conceived and smacks of hype and incitement to racial hatred" and
that we cannot compare two unlike entities, Mesir and the truth are indeed two
unlike entities, his contention is that it is impossible for the feared black
clothes police to be carrying out the agenda I suggest and I am inciting racial
hatred in this country. Coming from Mesir this is, in its own way, a
compliment, since I have witnessed his duplicity first hand. No one can be as
accomplished at duplicity than you are Prem.
Now ladies and
gentlemen I have promised to crucify anyone who challenges me wrongfully.
If I make a
mistake I will accept condemnation willingly and will in all probability
apologise, but here is a comrade, after living abroad for some years, obtaining
a doctorate in only the lord knows what, and who is probably unemployable
elsewhere, the several books he has written has had sales which in total which can
be eaten in one sitting by 25 termites, telling me that he is unaware that we
know that he lied to the non partisan commission on the position of television
broadcasters in this country on several issues.
He said for example
that we agreed to the President selecting all the members of the authority,
when in fact we did not, this prompted Kit Nascimento to challenge him, on the
lies he was perpetrating on the public. Hardly a gentlemen who can command our
respect or be regarded as having any credibility whatsoever, a long time ago
Prem, I was told a principle by which I have tried to structure my life, it is
better to remain silent and be perceived, to be a fool, than to open your mouth
and remove all doubt. You have probably libelled me Misir, watch it, before I
go and see Rex.
Do us all a
favour Prem seek employment elsewhere assuming that you can find it, since like
John Da Silva you do not make a credible apologist for the PPP, the only one
who comes close, is that recluse in Barbados the myopic Ricky Singh.
Now ladies and
gentlemen whatever you want to say about our previous Commissioner of Police
Mr. Laurie Lewis, he was smart, a master of deception and can cuffuffle all of
us with his fancy footwork, demonstrated at the many press briefings we saw him
handle over the years. One can hardly compare poor Mr. Mac Donald with the
personable and intelligent but slippery Laurie.
So our acting
Commissioner is left with an agenda which he does not fully understand, and he
is incapable of defending it, since he cannot do the foxtrot or the Tango as
nimbly as old Laurie. Perhaps he can join the club at the Tower Hotel to learn
how, but the must be wary of being kidnapped outside that Hotel, however in the
unlikely event that he is kidnapped, one would certainly hope that he does not
come up with a such a monstrous cockamamie story, as the last two persons who
were kidnapped there, gave us.
Now we come to
the Good Doctor, the people in this country are aware that Roger Luncheon in
his weekly press conferences takes nearly one hour to tell us absolutely
nothing. And when he does vary his convoluted way of reporting to the press and
speaks straight, he invariably gets crucified. In a letter published in the
Stabroek News by one Cheddie Joey Jagan last Wednesday, we are told by Joey
that Luncheon and 7 others run this country and are the only ones who benefit
from the major aspects of the corruption that has become the hallmark of this Administration.
Joey tells us that it is luncheon who is failing us, by not issuing gun
licenses to the citizens to defend themselves.
Joey, I want to
pause here to tell you that I am reliably informed that for 150 thousand
dollars in the right hands, you can get your gun license.
Joey also tells
us that it is Luncheon and this gang who are responsible for the socio-economic
chasm that is dividing the nation and are incapable of protecting us, since
they are keeping the police force in suspended animation waiting for proper
funding to increase their ability to fight crime. He tells us, as if we did not
know, that even today the central core of the PPP is socialist/communist and
will not change until the Gang of eight is removed from controlling the PPP, he
also tells us that the popular vote of the members of the PPP did not favour
Bharrat Jagdeo to be the point man for PPP, they chose Moses Nagamootoo, but
Moses who like his namesake faithfully wandered in the wilderness with Dr. J
for two decades and eight years was not allowed to occupy his rightful position
in the promised land, presumably because Moe could not be relied upon to dance
to the Freedom House tune once we gave him the huge executive powers we confer
on our Presidents.
ladies and gentlemen, you have a congress, to which you invite all the members
of the PPP to decide who will become the Presidential candidate to replace the
ailing Mrs. Jagan, the party members of the PPP in a democratic process decide
they want Nagamootoo but they are all overruled and Jagdeo is selected by the
leadership of the PPP especially Mrs. Jagan to be the point man for the Presidency.
These are the
people who are administering our democracy in this country today, led, young
Cheddie contends, by Dr. Luncheon, who is, in my opinion daily committing every
conceivable misdemeanour possible in public office. If we had a proper and
independent judicial system in this country, Roger Luncheon would be behind
bars as several people in the Panday administration have discovered over the past
several weeks in Trinidad. Do not accuse me of terrorism Dr. Luncheon;
point your finger somewhere else. Start with the man in the mirror, assuming of
course that you have one and whilst you are at it, perhaps you can do something
about that beard.
This is the
real world ladies and gentlemen and getting realer every day, soon with the way
trade barriers and subsidies are being dismantled all over the planet, we will
be forced to compete without the handouts we are currently receiving. They tell
the public that we have an open economy driven by the private sector, that they
want big business to flourish that it is the only way forward for us, it is a
lie, let me use one example.
industry is on the verge of economic collapse but our government only has a
plan to help the small rice farmers and to hell with the bigger ones, the fact
that the small farmers are still to see this promised help is compelling, but
to compete with the new order it means reducing the cost of production
drastically, unless I am totally misinformed, cost reduction can only be
achieved by big operations which can apply fertiliser, seed and weedacides by Aircraft
with efficient centralised administrations, not by the farmers with 20 and 25
acres, Guysuco has closed 3 sugar factories in the Demerara Region for this
very reason in the past 20 years Versailles, Diamond and Leonora destroying the
small pheasant cane farming industry in the process, so why the double standard
with the big rice producers? Are the people who give aid watching? This is why
we are doomed, almost every decision we make is flawed with socialist cum
capitalist confusion, i.e. socialist trained and still followers of that
ridiculous dogma, floundering constantly to operate in a capitalist, private
enterprise oriented world, and it is leading us nowhere. They give lip service
to the principles and conditions of the aid they receive, they tell us that
they are private enterprise oriented, that the democratic principles obtain in
this country, but they do not practice what they preach.