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|Is Jeffrey reflecting a racial view?|
|Monday, 03 September 2012 21:23|
About a week ago I saw an article in the news that moved me to write this letter. I am not a regular writer to the press; however, I felt compelled to do so because after more than 46 years of independence, I could not believe that some important persons in our society
have not lost their colonial mentality.
The article that caught my attention was Henry Jeffrey’s article in the Stabroek News of August 29, 2012. In the first paragraph of that letter, Jeffrey once again repeated that the U.S. “…..was correct to keep the PPP at bay until that (U.S.) interest was secured……” This is not the first time that he expressed this view.
It is amazing that Jeffrey seems to not know that the UN had long ago recognised the Right of Nations to self-determination.” Jeffrey always seems more concerned with the U.S. interests than the interests and rights of the Guyanese people. Didn’t we have the right to a government of our choice? Why does Jeffrey concede the right to the U.S. to overthrow any government it wishes. Strangely, Jeffrey has never said anything about the U.S. supporting the PNC during its worst excesses against the Guyanese people. Is it because Jeffrey sees the PPP government as Indian? Is he reflecting a racial view?
The logic of Jeffrey will also lead to the conclusion that he also agreed with the U.S. and UK to keep Mandela in prison for 28 years because of U.S. interests, as they saw it, was more important than the black people in South Africa.
Obviously he would not say that because now he is in the PNC’s camp which had been working overtime to push racism in our society. Maybe he thinks that that is in the U.S.’s interest.
Jeffrey is clearly a white man trapped in black skin.
I wish to advise him to listen to Bob Marley’s advice and “emancipate yourself from mental slavery.”
|Last Updated on Monday, 03 September 2012 21:30|
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