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Guyana’s PPP regime’s mantra of governing for all Guyana is a reactionary contrivance that is an illusion. The very concept of PPP inclusive governance is oxymoronic and a fraud President Irfaan Ali, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo and their ethnocracy perpetrate on Guyanese and the world to project Guyana as an inclusionary democracy.
The PPP regime is fundamentally racist. It believes in East Indian domination and supremacy. The PPP base is about 39% of Guyana’s population. Yet, the regime’s governance policies and practices are innately antithetical to African Guyanese, who make up 30% of the population. National cohesion will remain tenuous, illusionary under any PPP regime.
This PPP’s system of government is an amalgam of ethnocratic authoritarianism, some perfunctory democratic norms and sloganeering which they foist as a constitutional democracy to give their xenophobic provincialism a nice face. Part of the regime’s governance strategy is the ensconcement of powerless, uninfluential African Guyanese in the cabinet and government as exhibits; mere reference points of inclusivity.
Stripped of their identity, these trophy negros or house negroes, project “presumed power,” but make no policy decisions. They are ornaments who are subjugated to Bharrat Jagdeo’s puppeteering. Clifton Hicken, the African Guyanese Police Commissioner is a sad example of this illusion of black empowerment in the regime. People are of the opinion he is being used by the regime to harass, discriminate against, oppress and persecute their enemies.
Hicken is the most unqualified Police Commissioner in history. But he is so obligated to his master for his appointment, that he dispels the rule of law and the constitution which he supplants with PPP vendetta directives. So extreme are the constitutional breaches by the Police, that a favourable judiciary have had to incessantly repudiate Police abuse and excesses.
Bharrat Jagdeo and the PPP regime rule over everything in the land. Their tyrannical tentacles are almost parasitically ubiquitous. In actuality that are they are a unitary Marxist government on a mission to build a one-party ethnocratic state. The repressive ruling class is the cabal supported by the ethnic PPP cult membership. They revere Bharrat Jagdeo because they see him as the “strongman” to manipulate the government machinery and security forces to impose ethnic supremacy and African Guyanese subjugation.
Consequently, Guyana’s polity is replete with agents and aspirants of the ethnocracy. They preserve the ethnic supremacy mission. They are in the government services, security forces, judiciary, business community and civil society, and even the so-called Ethnic Relations Commission, which the regime proffers as a watchdog against racial discrimination. These ensconced agents dominate as sentinels of the oppressive vanguard.
Guyana is not like the United States (US), which has institutions and a judiciary that cogently addressed, and are condignly addressing, racial discrimination and disparity, mostly in a fair and objective way in accordance with the rule of law, and mandate satisfactory remedies. Guyana has no such legal architecture or experience; except the occasional rulings of the court, which oftentimes takes years to rule on said matters. Whenever the court does hand down such ruling, the regime perverts justice by inordinate delays to honour the judgment. Plaintiffs are often constrained to return to court for an enforcement order, as in the instant matter with Attorney Tamieka Clarke.
Also, in Guyana the majority media is ethnic and politically driven. They use media as an instrument of ethnic supremacy, and rarely engage in objective journalism. Their interest is advancing the narrative of their ethnic juggernaut, the PPP cult. In the US, the media polices the government and helps mediate on issues of fairness and discrimination. Often the media brings down politicians and government officials who practice racism and demonstrate prejudice and force reforms in institutions in which institutional racism is practiced, through investigative reports. In Guyana any reporter who dares to expose such corruption and racism may be killed by the regime.
No PPP official has ever been fired or prosecuted for corruption or racism. Instead, complainants or the persons who publicized their complaint and exposed the atrocities are punished. An African Guyanese police constable who reported that an attorney who is the son of the former Chancellor of the Judiciary spat in her face and assaulted her, was forced to resign for speaking out. The perpetrator was not charged. She was forced to file private criminal charges which are still sub judice.
Another example of ethnic supremacy is the case where the government sent agents, backed up by Black police officers to break down the homes of African Guyanese residents in Mocha Arcadia. They maliciously destroyed everything, including furnishings, appliances, and live animals. Residents were also brutally beaten by the Police. To date there has been no justice for this international crime against humanity. The intent was to strip Blacks of their humanity.
Corruption, racism, and xenophobia is part of the PPP history and culture which persists society fears retribution if it condemns their racism. Furthermore, there are few Martin Luther Kings or Medgar Evers in Guyana willing to sacrifice ostracization, life or liberty for the cause of liberation and equality for African Guyanese and other marginalized citizens. Hence, the onslaught continues. The international community, gullible to the illusion of inclusion, tolerates this atrocity while promoting nebulous concepts like “inclusive growth,” which means nothing to Guyanese.
The PPP war against African Guyanese continues amidst a massive buildup of Venezuelan troops at the Guyana-Venezuela border. The regime has more venom and hatred for African Guyanese, than they have for Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro who wants to covet 67% of Guyana’s territory. This is how profound their odium for Blacks is.
African Guyanese, who make up 90% of the Guyana Defence Force, and their families suffer PPP abuse, discrimination, marginalization, and subjugation daily. Every Black GDF officer is affected by PPP racism. All of them or a family member are made to feel like they do not belong to Guyana. This is why they are questioning why they must sacrifice their lives to protect the land that treats them like second class citizens. The atrocities continued unabated. What must they give their lives, while the ruling class sit at home like slave masters in luxury and comfort?
There’s no middle ground in Guyana. There’s no impartial and credible interlocutor or arbiter to speak truth to power and advocate for a reversal of the PPP’s discriminatory politics, policies, and practices, and to engender inclusion. There is no honest broker. As a society we ignore this ticking time bomb and go about life as though it does not exist. But there may be a volcanic explosion one day that will consume the entire nation if the anger from the antiblack agenda is allowed to simmer in perpetuity without redress.
The black population is hopeless. There can be no advancement or development in hopelessness and the shattered dreams of our black youth. The GDF officers heading out on deployment to Essequibo are our black youth. They face two wars; fighting the nation’s potential war against Venezuela, and the ongoing war against themselves and their families, waged by the oppressive anti-black PPP government.
How can that Black soldier be effective in battle with the war of racism and black hopelessness weighing down their backs, their minds, and their hearts?