THE protest last week made by residents of Linden against the measures that government has proposed to fight COVID-19 reminds me of the words from one of Bob Marley’s songs, “Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.”
It is sad to see, over the years, how the PNC, by finding a daily dose of racism to African Guyanese, have succeeded in being able to play this section of the population like a musical instrument. Over the years, they have done so very successfully. Recall the support for criminals which held Buxton hostage, and committed daily crimes in that village against its citizens as well as mainly Indian Guyanese passing on the public road. Those same criminals were held up as freedom fighters. At ‘Blackie’s funeral’, his coffin was draped with the national flag. Top PNC leaders attended that funeral and PNC equipment were used at the function.
The PNC has a history of using criminals in pursuit of political goals.
However, the difference this time is that they are deliberately putting their supporters in harm’s way; they are playing with people’s lives.
The immorality of it all is that the PNC leaders have been vaccinated; this shows that PNC uses Black people for their own personal interests. Those interests have nothing to do with helping Black people to improve their working and living conditions.
They are to help them to get power, so that they can use the State’s assets to enrich themselves by abuse of State power and downright corruption.