The doctrine promoting a KITCHEREE RACE (mixed-up) by force to reduce the ethnic tensions in Trinidad and Guyana is by itself racist. The fact that the average Lal and Joe do NOT like each other is the cause for ethnic rivalry. In every plural or homogeneous society, it will always have some form of ethnic tensions or class disputes. What holds a nation together with basic civility is the political and legal institutions. As long as the politicians, police and judiciary remain loyal to, and observe and respect the laws of the land the average Lal and Joe can dislike each other but they are at least guaranteed their rights through a uniform civil code.
To ask Indians to give up their civilization, culture and way of life to accommodate a so called Kitcheree perfect race is a fallacy and is completely unacceptable. Even Kitcheree (mixed up) races in South America still have race tensions because of their different physiological traits which leftist American politics like to refer to as colorism (when there are different tensions within a race over color, it’s basically racism within a race).
Racial tensions are here to stay. However, the control and easing of racial tensions is up to leaders to enforce laws and be respectful of people’s constitutional rights.
In America at the time of 9/11/01, when the Twin Towers were bombed the government at all levels enforced the laws and the constitution to protect those people that are Arabs while guaranteeing civil liberties to all.
The problem with Trinidad and Guyana is that our ThinkTanks focus on the Kitcheree Doctrine rather than focus on protecting peoples’ civil liberties. When judges, the police, and politicians’ loyalty is first protecting the constitution above creed, race and political correctness then all will be good. In the case of Guyana, politicians encourage racial tensions, and the armed forces are more loyal to their ethnic African-base PNC Government) than to the laws of the land. For example, the late President Janet Jagan had complained that the police stood by while her car was stoned near parliament. Many times during election time Indians are beaten, their houses and businesses burned and citizens are prevented from voting.
The victimization of Indians in Guyana is not because the average Lal and Joe do not get along; it’s the legal institutions favoring one group over the other that plummets the country into divisions and it especially does not protect the Indian rights to be Indians.
In Trinidad during its early stage of pre and post-independence Dr. Eric Williams (first P.M. of Trinidad and Tobago) had created gangs called the maribantas to beat up Indians and block them from voting. At that time when Indians were robbed and killed it was not a cause for alarm.
When a government wants monopoly of power as in the case of Guyana it has to play the race card and create ethnic rivalry.
Dr. David Hinds and Freddie Kissoons (both Kaieteur News columnists) or any Joe or Lal has the right to be racists to each other, but does not have the rights to violate any ones’ civil liberties or to prevent them from walking the streets without fear. Why is it that the Trinidad elections run its course peacefully, but not in Guyana? Why is it that in Trinidad, the Opposition Indian party can campaign without the threats of violence, but not in Guyana? Perhaps because the police enforce the law in Trinidad without victimization. However, in Guyana, the average Lal and Joe do not get along and the police may also have one-sided loyalties.
THE RIGHTS TO LIKE and DISLIKE, AGREE AND DISAGREE WITHOUT VIOLATING ONE’S’ CIVIL LIBERTIES IS GUARANTEED BY THE CONSTITUTION.
NB: Sir Walter Raleigh did not “discover” Guyana for Africans. Christopher Columbus did not ‘discover’ Trinidad for Africans.
If GUYANA’s ELECTIONS IS RIGGED BY PNC / APNU, GOING TO COURTS IS NOT THE SOLUTION. INDIANS AND OTHERS MUST TAKE TO THE STREETS AND SHUT DOWN THE COUNTRY TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THE COUNTRY IS HEAVILY DEPENDENT ON INDIANS FOR SURVIVAL.