What a fascinating summer we have experienced in 2023, not only around the world but more so, right here in our motherland, Guyana, especially in the field of accumulated events, visits, programmes, development and achievement. Summer continues in our country as the North embraces Fall. The Guyana Amazon Warriors have fulfilled the dreams of Guyanese finally and that elation still lingers in our beautiful ambience with nostalgia. The President’s ‘One Guyana’ theme exploded with fireworks at Providence and the Guyanese feeling of being on the same team was toasted with the taste of victory, on and off the field.
Most true Guyanese left the ball park, exalted, excited and exemplified in exuberance, allowing that unforgettable result to accompany them beyond the boundary so that they could reminisce that moment, over and over. Guyanese would want to retain that spirit for the rest of their lives as they continue to reside as neighbourly sisters and brothers, regardless of where they domain, their status, ethnicity, sex, religion or political affiliation.
The cricket fever influenced the mind, softened the hearts and made us appreciate the importance of working, playing, eating, drinking and living together because this land belongs to you and me. The change of mood hit us for six as we realised what and how much we allowed others to deny us, keep us in the dark and fool us with lies, all for their selfish reasons as they live a lifestyle aloof of the man in the street. The flow from the pace of the ball and the power of the bat certainly shook us up for a sudden but succulent awakening. Guyanese badly needed a window of relief and this form of entertainment provided the foundation to exhale the pent up feeling of wanting to reach out to each other.
The morning after was a transition for most of us to bridge the gap of any indifferences, strengthen the bond to work together to build Guyana, sow the seed of unity and remove any barrier of discord. Most as a majority, of course, did not include but exclusively excluded the extremist, the extrinsic PNC, who wants to annihilate themselves from the peace all Guyanese are desirous of, alienate themselves from the progress Guyanese want to achieve and align themselves to destruction, rather than helping to build the road to prosperity which Guyanese want to traverse.
Not being a happy camper, the PNC was boiling in a hot pot of fury as they witnessed how Guyanese from all walks of life shook hands and toasted together as the Guyanese Warriors defeated the Trinidad and Tobago Knight Riders to carry away the coveted CPL 2023 trophy. Resenting the pride and joy Guyanese took in celebrating this victory as ‘all awe a wan family,’ they fussed and fumed as Guyanese openly hugged and embraced each other regardless of looks or likes. Annoyed with Guyanese sharing a togetherness of unity rather than diversity as they marched hand in hand on the day of the parade, the PNC failed to acknowledge this show of Guyanese euphemism. Quietly they scolded themselves into desultory and sulked to see this glorious period of Guyanese turning their backs on PNC politics of discrimination, racism and Guyanese misanthropy.
Incapacitated to relate to what they express, the PNC paints a picture of doom and gloom and so this mirth and joy extolled by Guyanese, is seen as a disgusted behaviour and unacceptable by them. They will not acquiesce with the idea that Guyanese want to diffuse the past and divert to the present so that they can direct a path for the future of all Guyanese. The PNC hide and house themselves in an unnatural habitat in a state of denial, forging a sense of illusion and living in the hope of negative predominance. They would rather Guyanese function in a society brewing on hate, fermented with violence, boiling with distrust, controlled by discrimination, peddled by propaganda, ruled by a dictator, governed by anarchy and executed by the fist of lawless behaviour. The inglorious days of the Kabaka must be kept alive with the ancestry of loyal fanatics.
This sweet note of melodious harmony from the entertaining game of sportsmanship cannot be sung by those refusing to shake hands and drink to the toast of friendship. They would prefer to knock glasses and sing the song bearing malice, animosity and vengeance. The red eyes seeing only green, are sadly incapable of observing the sight of reality. They close their eyes and think greed only, either all or nothing. Power sharing for them is reduced to ring fencing with their kit and kin in the circle only. The UF were ousted, the AFC were sidelined, those opposing within were quickly extinguished and not distinguished and the potential challengers are not inclusive for consideration. That entails the inglorious certainties.
Unable to bear this sight of rejection, the PNC sought refuge in the arm of meditated retaliation, flying off to the land of the cold, where they can cool their tormented hearts, alight in a burning inferno. An excuse to abuse the use of fabricated issues, the PNC have extracted the abstraction of obstruction, destruction and corruption. Mo fya, slo fya is the marching order. For them, the season is now a trend of attempted treason without a reason. The Venezuelans are attempting to take over our land illegally. How different are the PNC? They are recruiting overseas reinforcement. War break all over again? The PNC have attempted to rig the last general election through illegitimate avenues. It was the US who sanctioned them. The US has no reason to ask the PPP/C to ‘step aside.’ The PNC knows not how to play the ‘gentleman’s game.’