I like order, I always have, that is why
I always look for the facts in any situation before I come to some conclusion,
sometimes it is difficult not to let your personal feelings interfere with the
truth, sometimes the truth is not as you perceive it to be or, being human,
want it to be. So in order to maintain your perspective you seek the truth by
looking at information, now information is raw data from any source, it may be
fragmentary, contradictory, unreliable, ambiguous, deceptive or wrong.
Intelligence on the other hand is information that has been collected,
integrated, evaluated, analysed and interpreted. I have sought to use the information
and facts at my disposal and convert it to intelligence, this is my own interpretation
of the facts at my disposal, there may be some other interpretation of them,
but if you use facts and information properly, you generally cannot go wrong,
so in nearly 70 Commentaries I have not been proven wrong.
This is our country, we all love it,
sometimes we despair for it, since for many, many years there has been no
progress, there has been no law and order and there has been no justice. So
every day, even though we love it, our despair of the future for our children's
sake is such that we leave, no one knows how many leave daily some leave with
legitimate papers some leave through the back door. But the fact that we are
leaving is well established and documented.
The amount of Guyanese who have left
this country over the past 40 years is not known, but after 1992 the migration
did not stop, if anything it escalated, our people are paying 10,000 US dollars
per person to enter the US through the back door, the Carroll matter
establishes that Guyanese would do anything to leave, to the extent that they
can corrupt senior members of the US embassy by the sheer number of desperate people
who want to leave and the fact that they would pay any price to do so.
How did we get to this stage? Some will
tell you that we have a racial problem in this country and that is the reason,
no ladies and gentlemen that is not the reason. Haiti which is the poorest
country in the world is 95% black so there is no racial division there, but
they are poorer than we are, the only other country in the world that, like
Haiti have 80% of its people living below the poverty line is Tajikistan a 75% Muslim
nation formerly part of the USSR which to this day is torn by civil war.
Our racial problems were created for us
and is actively being maintained to this day for one purpose only, to divide us
for the purpose of gaining and maintaining political POWER.
There are still people in this country
who will not listen to the truth, they have been too well indoctrinated, they
were told from the cradle that Forbes Burnham and the Afro Guyanese seized
power in 1964 and were incompetent to run the country and brought us to the
sorry state we now find ourselves in. They continue to be fed this nonsense
daily, the people who peddle these lies have repeated them so often that they
even believe it themselves, of course Errol Walton Barrow and Dr. Eric Williams
were both of Indian decent and destroyed Barbados and Trinidad since leading
their countries to independence, Barbados in 1966, Trinidad in 1962.
Everything that has happened in this
country and is happening today stems from one significant fact, Dr. Cheddie Jagan
returned from his studies abroad with his young, beautiful, white, American
wife who was a rabid communist.
The British and the Americans faced with
no alternative decided to change the electoral system and create the conditions
that allowed Burnham to seize power and ultimately to manipulate the ballot in
an effort to keep Jagan out of power in this country, and if the iron curtain
and the USSR were still standing, the PPP would never have been allowed to win
an election even in 1992. Many will argue with this, they will write letters under
every conceivable fictitious name they can find about it in the newspapers, but
when our history is finally written, it will be written as I tell you here
tonight, because it is the truth.
The most dangerous man in this country
fuelling racial strife is not Roger Moore not Clem David, not Bradshaw, not
Sharma not Vieira it is Prem Misir what he is doing through the Government Information
News Agency on the internet and in the state owned media is keeping this
animosity between the Afro and Indo Guyanese alive. The hypocrisy is that the
PPP tell us that we have a democracy, but they are busy creating broadcast legislation
that will allow Misir to continue his shenanigans whilst at the same time penalise
the channels that host Roger et al, if they do the same thing.
The PPP can tell us that they are a
peaceful party, that they want all races to join with, and support them, but
the fact is that with 50% of the population of the country is Indo Guyanese, and
for this reason it is the PPP who is keeping racial strife alive and well, it
is the only way that they can stay in power, it certainly cannot be their competence
to run the country, their supporters know that they are incompetent, they know
that they are totally corrupt, they know that they are all being led along this
road to disaster, but they have been programmed to believe that it is the PPP
or nothing. So they continue to vote for them, but in doing so they are
fuelling the corruption and incompetence, since by not believing that they can
lose an election in this country the PPP can continue to misuse and misspend
the state's money, commit any misdemeanour in public office, turn a blind eye
to the dire straights their own supporters, since their supporters only become
important at the next election and they are confident that despite all of their
shortcomings they will get the Indo Guyanese vote AGIAN.
When PPP and the PNC engage in dialog,
is just a sham, it is riddled with deception and bad faith and I am predicting
now that this new dialog will go nowhere.
We all saw that the business community,
fed up with the situation during October 2002, decided to exercise their
constitutional prerogative and shut down their businesses for two days in
peaceful protest, the social partners ran from pillar to post to capitalise on
the shutdown and to get the PPP "to put Guyana first".
At Freedom House whilst Mr. Ramoutar
was talking to the social partners about the PPP's commitment to these measures
"because the PPP was a peaceful party who wanted a united Guyana" AT THE SAME
TIME that Ramoutar was talking to the social partners telling them these lies,
everyone else at freedom house were on the telephones calling the businesses
which had shut down and were threatening them with every conceivable
victimisation and mayhem at customs and the revenue authority. Their message
was that if the criminals don't get them, they will.
The Private Sector Commission is aware
of this duplicity since they received complaints about it from the business
community, but they never told the public and still pursued this pointless path
of sending its Chairman and the social partners to beg the power groups to
cooperate, raising the hopes of the nation, when every single one of them knew
that it would go nowhere.
It is what I have been telling you all
the time. The PPP hierarchy is interested in nothing except filling their own
pockets and if that political party ever loses an election you may not find one
of its ministers here in Guyana,
because any new government will unleash the justice system on them, as they did
in Trinidad. To this day people
in Trinidad are still seeing new
evidence, daily, of the utter greed of the Panday Government. Implicating
Panday himself. My opinion supported by an abundance of evidence all around
us, is that that compared to the PPP, Panday and his henchmen were altar boys.
I think that it is time for a new approach,
in this country we always wait for someone else to start the ball rolling, we
are all Guyanese, we got together to fight the British for our independence now
we have to get together again to fight the monster of racial hatred and unite
the nation. What is wrong with the afro Guyanese and the Indo Guyanese getting
together in their communities and having dialog? What is wrong with the leaders
of every neighbourhood getting together to discuss their differences and how
they can live together in harmony and in peace, it has got to start there.
That's where the dialog must start. Since it has failed at the political level.
The Afro Guyanese must understand that
every Indo Guyanese is not personally involved in the sinister administration of
Freedom House but are being misled by them, it is your job to show the Indo
Guyanese that you can protect and support each other and live together in peace,
harmony and prosperity. There is no other way.