Milton Bruce wrote about “colonization” and “Colonized,” K.N. 4/13/2023 where he praises Burnham and chastises the rest of us who did not worship at the altar of his hero. Are these people who idolise Burnham living in another realm?
I am Hindu by birth and growing up in Guyana, was involved in, via my father; the struggle to keep our Hindu way of life intact; at a time when Hindus in Guyana felt as if they were going to be genocide by the very hero and his regime that Bruce seeks to deitify.
As Bruce seeks to put down all of us who do not worship at the altar of his Idol, I tell him this; many of us still have deep seated memories of the horror of life under the dictator and his followers. Bruce talks about the Shirt Jack (Guayabera)…. does he know that this is the wear that the other dictator Castro popularised? When Burnham introduced that style of shirt in Guyana, was it to remove the colonial ties to Guyanese or was it more to impose his cockeyed views on the people he tyrannised? I believe that what Bruce and his kin really wants, is to make a tyrannical Dictator, be transformed into a hero for ALL Guyana.
And when he(Bruce) talks about those who were/are colonised, it is certainly not those from my Culture; the Hindus of Guyana. The dal and roti and the 7 kinds that the Rasta showcased to the World and the Chef in the Backyard loves to advertise, are certainly NOT Colonial foods and as a matter of fact, had Hindus given into his hero Odo, neither of these fellas nor the rest of their kin would be enjoying that fare today. Just saying, Milton Bruce. Look very carefully and see who are the ones really aping the culture of their Colonial masters!!!
A Hindu lady sanaying she dal and rice.