(but did she disappoint him?) In my earlier life, or a phase thereof, both as a young professional and a more activist political Party member, I was obliged to attend most, if not all, of the Congresses and General Council gatherings of the “paramount” People’s National Congress (PNC) – my party of choice.
Here I go today venturing into an issue of “uncharted waters” for me.
I don’t mean that the “professional”, recidivist criminals are actually choosing law school to qualify themselves as attorneys.
I had given myself up to this month end/weekend to feel free to criticize harshly but constructively, the still “new” May 2015- Granger Administration.
The dissatisfaction, expressed publicly, by the former Alliance For Change Berbician activist and one line in a recent Stabroek editorial have given rise to the following comments today.
Today I’ll appeal to even my regular readers – as well as the curious casuals – to bear with this brief Sunday–School/Bible –lesson– like “lesson” intended to capture the element of the concepts implicit in my wordy lead caption.
What manner of “human” cracks an old lady’s skull, tramples her battered body, perhaps strangles her, then drinks a beverage from her refrigerator?
How dare I – a non-academic, a non-political scientist, a non-professional, qualified analyst or philosophy “logician” – attempt to advise a new government how to entertain or respond to a political/parliamentary Opposition-aggressor, seemingly dedicated to being uncooperative?
What better manner in which to begin my own Emancipation Mini-series of columns than to quote from President David Arthur Granger – the historian?
(First of all, I’m hoping that this offering is one of my lazy-days, time-out pieces.) Hundreds of thousands of Guyanese citizens live in the United States of America and Europe.
It really was a bit of a co-incidence finding a batch of my “historical” notes on CARICOM, along with a related newspaper clipping of a few years ago.
I suspect that I’ve “grabbed” your attention with my lead caption. Because that’s what I intended: to arrest your interest for the next eight/ten minutes.
Hello there my nationalistic, patriotic Guyanese friends, please try to tolerate my vastly different view and perspective – perhaps provocative – on the issues mentioned in my lead caption today.
Today this should be my most brief in weeks. Much of it is necessary summarised repetition.
What should a citizen – young, or matured and experienced – understand about (the concept of) patriotism?
This man-in-the-street, 23-year-old column welcomes the Presidency of David Granger, as well as his brand-new administration which should be unfolding, personnel-wise, as you read this.
Pardon me, but dammit! I have a deadline to meet editorially which precludes me from awaiting even the significant, substantial preliminary results from Dr Surujbally’s GECOM, the authorized, Constitutional Election Commission.
I hinted at this intriguing editorial which appeared in the State-controlled, PPP-oriented, government-friendly Guyana Chronicle of last week Tuesday (April 28, 2015).
I am not surprising myself today – my penultimate piece before our May 11 D-Day-when I am finding it challenging to write on something different and relevant at this time.
Next week Friday is Labour Day. If ever one of Guyana’s too–numerous Public Holidays was justified and valid it is this national occasion which recognizes and celebrates the local and global contributions of the working class to a nation’s development and sustenance.
Determined to be time–out brief today even as others plunge real deep into the electoral politics of the current robust campaigns.
As I wrote and promised three columns ago, today’s very brief piece is another contribution from me to GECOM’s and the political parties’ Voter Education process and efforts.
“At the graveside the emotional outbursts of the windows and relatives of the deceased had been intensely distressing and I could not restrain my tears.
Months before the 2011 elections, I wrote a very short piece in this column which carried the same caption as the lead today.
Hello you electors/voters. Perhaps I’m impertinent enough to dare to present a few pointers/discussion points with respect to elements of current voter-education initiatives now being contemplated, or implemented – But I do so never-the-less.