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I’ve come to the realization that our nation is at the crossroads. Actually, it has been there since independence. In 2020, we have moved from the fire and into the frying pan. I’m trying to make sense of persistent hate, racism, poverty and the abuse of power on the land. This government has not and will not be results-oriented for all the people. What a waste of time and money. Did you notice that their first election promise went out the window? The oil contract was not and will not be renegotiated. Guyanese ought to be pushing with all the strength; they have to hold the government accountable for their monies unless they fall prey to the ‘cane-cutter mentality’. This mentality seeks to push huge amounts of people back to a low-level existence with no chance of the individual or their children rising to higher achievements. Achievements such as being a CEO, a master teacher, a writer, a car manufacturer, etc. Oil monies belong to the people (all the people) not governments. Greedy people will never win. Less monies in your pockets means more fighting, distractions and hate on the land.
What has happened to the people in Success is a national tragedy that we will not forget. The crime does not fit the punishment. In eleven weeks of a new government, the abuse of power is nauseating. We do not care if you take away our jobs, you will not take away our fighting spirits. Vengeance belongs to God. Those who have lost their jobs due to the abuse of power, a lack of strong employment policies and the weakness of the ‘State’, I applaud you. You will not be forgotten; you will be supported and loved. We need to fight this social injustice for all our professionals. We need to fight for constitutional and electoral reform. This will only be birthed with blood, sweat and tears. All of our children must grow up in a peaceful, loving and rich society. Its time to get up and fight – for real.