In my last article, “Trifecta of useless Idiots, Indian leaders and intellectuals”, I described how Indian intellectuals and leaders enabled their enemies to gain the advantage over them. One would think these useless Idiots would come to their senses and change course, like the Jews, once the patsies of the World. One really cannot do the same thing over and over and expect different outcomes. Today our useful idiots are prescribing all kinds of grandiose solutions for criminal behaviors, except the only one that works, law enforcement.
In 1985, it was the WPA, an Afrocentric Party, that held a protest in front of the Attorney General House against the “genocidal crimes against the Indo population” , where was the Indian supported PPP ?, they were busy talking and writing fancy articles about Apartheid in South Africa. Today, decades later, they’re still talking and writing while getting weaker and weaker at every election. The 1980’s was when the PNC, began direct attacks on Indians, it’s not enough to deny them services, legitimacy, jobs and scarce food items. Today many of those who enabled these atrocities live comfortably, enjoying million dollar pensions. In 1993, the U.S Dept of State began releasing information collected on Guyana, there’s a lot more to be released, but this period marked the beginning of the end for Indians that would have been realized, had Burnham not passed away, and of course with the help of our useful Idiots. The following excerpts are directly from declassified documents released by the State Department.
House of Israel
During the 1970s and 1980s, a religious group known as the House of Israel became an informal part of the PNC’s security apparatus and engaged in actions such as strikebreaking, progovernment demonstrations, political intimidation, and murder (see Cults , ch. 2). The House of Israel was led by an ardent PNC supporter, David Hill, locally known as Rabbi Washington. Hill was an American fugitive wanted for blackmail, larceny, and tax evasion. Despite its name, the House of Israel was neither Israeli nor Jewish-oriented. It was, instead, a black supremacist cult claiming that Afro-Guyanese were the original Hebrews. Cult adherents further believed that modern-day Jews were, in fact, descendants of other non-Jewish biblical peoples and were in Israel illegally. Serving as a paramilitary force for the PNC, the House of Israel had 8,000 members, including a 300-member guard force known as the “royal cadets.”
A 1979 incident illustrates the House of Israel’s close relationship with the Burnham administration. A member of the cult, Bilal Ato, murdered a reporter working for an opposition newspaper on July 14, 1979. The reporter had been taking photographs of an antigovernment demonstration when he was stabbed to death. Although the entire incident was filmed by other journalists, the government took three years to bring the case to trial. A former state prosecutor defended Ato. The judge reduced Ato’s charge to manslaughter and sentenced him to eight years in prison.
Later in 1979, as well as during the early and mid-1980s, the government used the House of Israel to break strikes and to disrupt public meetings of any group that the government felt might oppose its policies. Observers claimed that House of Israel members were accompanied by police and sometimes wore police uniforms during these incidents. In 1985 House of Israel members allegedly prevented delegates from entering the annual general meeting of the Guyana Council of Churches in Georgetown.
When President Hugh Desmond Hoyte took power in 1985, the House of Israel fell out of government favor. In July 1986, Rabbi Washington and other key House of Israel leaders were arrested and charged with murder. Washington pleaded guilty to manslaughter and received a fifteen-year sentence.
From 1980 until mid-1985, organized gangs of Afro-Guyanese terrorized Indo-Guyanese communities. The groups’ trademark method of entry earned them the sobriquet kick-down-the-door gangs. The gangs were fully armed and used military tactics and techniques. Gang crimes against the Indo-Guyanese included robbery and occasionally rape or murder.
Police response to the gangs caused a civic outcry. The police routinely arrived at victims’ homes hours after a crime had occurred, even if notified when the crime was in progress. The half-hearted police response encouraged the growth of the gangs, which became so bold that they began to undertake daylight operations. Fear so paralyzed Indo-Guyanese communities that women in rural areas congregated most of the day by public roads, seeking safety in numbers.
Many analysts believed that the PNC sponsored, or at least tolerated, the kick-down-the-door gangs. Despite stringent gun control laws, gang members carried automatic weapons. One observer called the gangs “policemen by day and bandits by night.” The gangs used tactics the PNC had employed against opposition parties, only on a larger scale and with even greater brutality. After Burnham’s death in 1985, the gangs disappeared.
NOTE: The information regarding Guyana on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies and the CIA World Factbook. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guyana Informal Paramilitary Groups information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guyana Informal Paramilitary Groups should be addressed to the Library of Congress and the CIA.