返回列表 回復 發帖

Wholesale NFL Jerseys China I see what they are capable of

By Ralph Seeram There is this old saying “if you want to see what funeral you will have, play dead”.You see the true character of people, their meanness, hostility and their racial prejudices,Jerseys Wholesale, moreso during this election seasons.The last few weeks taught me that objectivity is very relative to one’s political persuasion, moreso in Guyana. But I must say it was fun during the last few weeks reading comments from my critics. I have been called a racist,Cheap NFL Jerseys China, transformative, Indian supremacist by people who want so called change and national unity.I learnt if you criticized the PPP for their misdeeds you are an objective and impartial, but criticize the PNC-led APNU/AFC coalition and you suddenly are a racialist, you have transformed, you are an Indian supremacist, underwent an “attitudinal departure”.During this election campaign it has been open season on Indians, especially those in Berbice.  Leading the charge against Indians is the egotist Freddie Kissoon, who writes a column and tries to pass it off as serious analysis. This self styled intellectual has written four columns in the last four days attacking Indians and Indian writers.He tries to be subtle by drawing my name in through a letter writer Ronald Bulkan who thinks objectivity is a one-way street.Kissoon has suggested that when “push comes to shove” the Guyanese Indians will vote for an Indian party because they reject “black leadership”. Now I wonder if someone wrote that Black Guyanese do not want an Indian party if they will be termed a racialist.Kissoon actually went on  to suggest in his slick way to imply that even the GECOM Chairman Dr. Steve Surujbally will revert to his race if “push come to shove” Here is what he said,Cheap Jerseys Wholesale, “So which way will Surujbally go? I don’t know, but I know he is INDIAN. I know too that tribal desperados are at the gate.”So we come to tomorrow’s election. Tomorrow, the Guyanese will be making a choice to pick the lesser of two evils to run the country for the next five years. The PNC-led coalition APNU plus AFC has been desperately trying to forget its past. It wants the Guyanese voters to give it an opportunity to run the country again. The theme has been change, whatever that means.What record does the voter have of the Coalition? They have been in control of Parliament,China Jerseys Free Shipping, for the past three years. Could anybody point out to any meaningful legislation they passed? (The president would not assent to any Bill passed by the Opposition).Now they are talking about increased pay and lowering Berbice tolls, increase old age pension and a host of other promises. Did they even introduce any legislation to that effect considering they controlled Parliament?The young may have heard but will not know much of the PNC past in Government. There are so many people in denial of the PNC past. To the coalition advantage the young voters may not care about that, since they grew up under the PPP. From that point of view the PPP will have to run on its records as the youth have no reference point to gauge the progress the country has made.For the PPP the problem is if their corruption outweighs the tremendous progress made since 1992. I have written extensively on the corrupt practices of the PPP especially under Bharrat Jagdeo. We all know too well the secret contracts on the Marriott, the Hydro Project, the airport project, radio and TV licenses and the award of drug contracts.If the PPP loses the election it is precisely those contracts that will cause their downfall. Not that the projects are not in the best interest of the country, but the lack of transparency on the part of the PPP was the defining factor.Against that voters will have to look to the tremendous progress Guyana has made under the PPP. I go to Guyana and see the progress in housing, with over 100,000 house lots distributed. I fear the roads of Guyana when I visit, too many cars and young owners/drivers. When a small country like Guyana is registering about 10,000 cars a year, it says a lot for progress. Many young people own their homes these days,The economy has been very stable, with consistent growth rates and excellent reserves compared to when the Government took over from the PNC.Look if you compared the 28 years of the PNC rule and compared it to the 23 years of PPP only then you can appreciate the progress Guyana has made under the PPP government.So to answer those who want to know why I have been critical of the PNC led coalition recently, it is simple, and it has nothing to do with being Indian. If I were a voter in Guyana,China Jerseys, I would not have voted for the APNU/AFC. I lived under the PNC dictatorship; I see what they are capable of, and if you think the PNC has changed their rigging ways, just look at their last two congresses, especially the last one, where very senior PNC officials question the election process.They cannot even be honest to themselves and admit their faults.Both major political parties have been appealing to race at election time; it is their base. Some say this election may change that. If by that they mean the Coalition winning the election by getting the magical 50%, then they are wrong, that is not an indication that race voting has been broken.The facts are that no party can win the election without getting cross over votes, and the PPP has been doing that, it is indisputable. This election is a referendum on the PPP tenure and corruption. Despite their behavior I will “go on a limb” and say the PPP will barely win the elections. If that turns out to be true the self styled intellect will have to keep his long delayed appointment with his psychiatrist. The Coalition has all but crowned David Granger President,Wholesale Jerseys, so confident they are.My concern is can the opposition handle the truth if they lose the election. Will either party concede gracefully if they lose and urge calm among their supporters?Ralph Seeram can be reached at email: [email protected] and Facebook
返回列表