In a communist state the government in
power controls everything, they control the media, they control the decision
making process without consultation with the people, of course they say that
they have consultations with the masses but it is all hogwash they consult with
no one, the people just do what the political bosses tell them to do and there
is really no discussion.
Today apart from China and Cuba one is
hard pressed to find any country that still pursues this failed ideology since
it is not inclusive, it is not democratic, it does not allow dissent so there
is no freedom of speech, religion does not flourish, god is who ever happens to
be the head of the party, the people themselves living in this hopeless situation
become lazy and disenchanted with their inability to raise above the rest of
the state's workers, even those who have the brains and the drive to rise above
their fellow workers, cannot since in the communist state that are just workers
and will never be allowed to be anything else.
Communism has never flourished in
countries that have a substantial amount of people of Indian extraction within
their population, people of Indian extraction are too business oriented to
accept being told by the political structure in power that they can or cannot
open their private business enterprises. The debate is still going on in this
country that the British and the Americans should have left Cheddie Jagan alone
in the 60's and let Jagan lead the government instead of orchestrating the
installation of Forbes Burnham to keep Jagan out of power, because his own
supporters would not have accepted communism and he would have flopped sooner
than later, the danger is that Dr. and Mrs. Jagan were so closely aligned to
Russia that they would have probably closed the doors of migration and imposed
communism on our population using Russian and Cuban troops to do it.
And so the endless debate continues.
Should the Americans and the British have intervened or should they have stayed
out of it and let events take its course. This is a question that will never be
answered; but I will say this, the British and the Americans who knew Jagan and
his association with Russia far better than we did, CIA and other sources were
convinced that he was enough of a threat to the political stability of the
region that they conspired to keep him out of power and put Burnham in. these
are not my thoughts ladies and gentlemen in his book the West on Trial Dr.
Cheddie Jagan himself tells us that this was what happened.
Nearly 60 years have passed and the PPP
have suddenly begun telling us again that they are a Marxist/communist party
and are giving maximum media exposure to it.
I began to wonder why the PPP was doing
this now, after all this is 2005, we are a HIPC nation today due to this same
communism/socialism nonsense of Burnham and Jagan, we owe the world Bank and
the IDB a lot of money one quarter of this year's budget is money that we are
borrowing from International Lenders, the world is heading to free markets and
democracy? So it seemed strange to me that after nearly 40 years of being in
the closet hiding their hammer and sickle, the PPP have now emerged to show
their true colours.
Why now? I kept asking myself, well we
have been witnesses to several very uncomplimentary remarks about the PPP's
governance in this country over the past year, the International Financial Institutions
told us that we are a failed state, that we have a crisis of governance, that
we have poor accountability, Jimmy Carter had some very uncomplimentary things
to say about our President after his visit here last year August which he
published on his website after his visit here, Sir Michael Davies the commonwealth
senior Parliamentary staff advisor to the Guyana National Assembly has told us
that as it exists in the real world our parliament is a joke, the US and other
embassies have been telling us that we have become a major transhipment point
for drugs to the US and to Europe, that we have become one of the main money
laundering countries in the hemisphere, US visas have been revoked from two
ministers of this government, the International Financial institutions have now
made it clear that no more monies will be Loaned to this country unless proper feasibility
studies are done and transparency increased.
The Government embattled in this manner
has apparently decided to go another route to sell us out to the communists
i.e. they have decided not to follow the International Financial Institutions requirements
for feasibility studies to ensure that that they don't waste our money and they
are building the new sugar factory at Skeldon, with help from the Chinese, who
are also building our convention centre and helping the government to rebuild
their propaganda machine National Communications Network. The PPP are allegedly
building a bridge over the Berbice river but Mr. Sam Hinds does not have a plan
for such a bridge even today, we are building a Cricket Stadium with Indian
Labourers from India who it is alleged are Indian convicts to keep the cost of construction
down. Now the PPP cannot produce a feasibility study for any of these projects
so the IFI's are not financing them. My position is if this money is not going
to be properly spent then it must not be spent. It is all lies and
grandstanding to give their supporters the illusion that things are happening
all I see is more corruption and more confusion just to get a few votes.
Our government has refused to address the
predicament of the Demerara Estates, ladies and gentlemen my commentary on
converting the Demerara estates to produce fuel grade ethanol was aired in this
country since 29th August 2001 so if I had a say in things, I would
have capped the production of sugar at 200,000 tons per annum and used the
profits from our sugar industry since 2001 which I have shown you in my
commentary aired on the 24th June 2004 would have been 8 billion
dollars, last year alone! and rebuilt the Demerara estates over the past few
years to produce fuel grade alcohol.
Last week we all saw reports in the
media that Mr. Jagdeo, is talking to the Brazilians about the possibility of
converting the Demerara sugar estates to produce ethanol fuel. As usual he is
locking the stable door after the horse has escaped. Great plan Mr. Jagdeo!
Converting the Demerara estates now will take 5 years! But we don't have 5
years any longer since the preferential price goes next year.
Last week we saw video telling us that
Mr. Robert Persaud AKA Lambada visited China with a media delegation which
included of all people Glenn Lall the owner of the Kaiteur News [we now know
where he stands] we also see the China Central Television signal being aired on
our state owned TV station daily, we also hear that this government has allocated
to the Chinese, UHF TV channel 29 in Georgetown to bombard us with Chinese
propaganda 24 hours a day from the state owned NCN tower located at Homestretch
Ave. aren't we are having enough trouble coping with the propaganda lies being
sent from that tower by the PPP? now we have to listen to the Chinese own as
At the same time this same government
has refused to allow the people in Berbice to see Sharma's signal and have
refused to allow me to expand my signal to the Essequibo, Bartica and Linden. Well boys lets do it, let's see if any judge in this country will have the guts to
tell me that it is OK to give the Chinese TV here in Guyana but deny me and
Sharma, two Guyanese, the right to expand our services.
Ladies and Gentlemen This Government
said no licenses to anyone until a bipartisan Broadcast Authority is formed, they
did not even allow expansion of established television services, no license for
the Muslim religion either who have been begging Jagdeo for a channel for over
6 years, but have now decided to give a channel to the communist Chinese to
tell us how well they are doing [they will of course omit to tell us about the
gross human rights violations going on in China today] just because they are
helping us to build a sugar factory at Skeldon, which the IFI's have said that
they will not finance since they are not convinced that it is feasible, Mr.
Jagdeo is selling out this nation for that! And that is why the PPP are
shouting their Marxism from the top of Mount Roraima.