How I like to read these Indian “intellectual” responses to African leaders who use racial words, terms against Indo / Trinidadian by chlorinating their racist words with their esoteric manipulative writing to defend Eric Williams and Keith Rowley both Prime Ministers both of whom used these words in an explicitly racist tone and racially directed towards Indians.
The PNM leaders have a habit of using offensive racial words against Indians. Dr. Eric Williams [P.M.] not only called Indians Recalcitrant but also in his many speeches in Trinidad from Woodford Square he wanted no COOLIE GOVERNMENT, just ask Kamal Mohammed and Dr. Winston Mahabir. If these words recalcitrant minority can be magically erased as racial as some will have you believe with a crafty pen, then how do we interpret and excuse the term ‘ COW PEN ‘ Hindu Schools. The PNM-Africans intermittently has the habit of spewing racial terms against Indians with the blessing of intellectual Indians sanitizing the racist slurs by saying to us it was not used racially and that we Indians must see it in context like the when Tobago said “we don’t want any Calcutta Boat is coming to Tobago.” They will continue to freely use these terms whenever they feel like it until we have Indian leaders with the brass to call them out but our typical Indian/ Hindu leaders would quicker throw us to the dogs than call them out because they themselves are too afraid to be called racist.
I am told by ‘Carnival Indians’ the people of Tobago [Africans] have the right to protect their ‘Culture ‘ because they are surrounded by water, not the Indians in Chaguanas. Why is it that Indian Nationalisms is racists to these ‘ Carnival Indians’ but not African nationalism? These are the same Indians who will say when will we have someone defend and speak for Indian people and when a brass-throat Indian does they don’t like because deep down they cannot handle a true defense without a spine.
The whole outlook of Trinidad is Africanized from the Airport, throughout Trinidad and
all foreign Consulate Offices. The creolized Indians intellects will argue the PNM-Africans anti-Indian rants were just mistakes than to call it outright racist. When Indians sell bara and channa [doubles] pumpkins, bhaagi and koraila they are called bhaagi/pumpkin/bara/pholorie people. The people being called names are the racists in this country not the people doing the name-calling. They can sanitize their “mistakes.” When P.M. Rowley bring back dashine and edoes from Ghana he is not a racist and nobody call him a dasheen man. Future violence on Indians will start with these small steps and when there is no proper response the bully will keep pushing because they suddenly realize you are doing nothing to defend yourself.
The problem of the Indian race is that instead of trying to sanitize Afro racial words against Indians, the first step Indians need to take is to sanitize and de-Afrocanize/ de-Afro-colonize their brains. The Indian race will not move forward in Trinidad politically without a heavy dose of Indian Trinidad Nationalism. The only two public figures in our history to show true brass were Bhadase Maharaj and Satnarine Maharaj.