Saturday, July 5, 2014

Shut up and stop making things worse!

So SN today reports Luncheon as unapologetically 'standing by his minion' saying a no less august body than Cabinet (!!) agreed that the most appropriate forum to express their dissatisfaction with the outgoing/gone US Ambassador was at his farewell.  Mmm, their memories must be poor indeed as I remember the fragile-thin, criticism-sensitive President before this current one who  took this Machavillian observation much to heart: 'Upon this, one has to remark that men ought either to be well treated or crushed, because they can avenge themselves of lighter injuries, of more serious ones they cannot; therefore the injury that is to be done to a man ought to be of such a kind that one does not stand in fear of revenge.'  and got a Sikh Indian Ambassador removed for some innocuous remark which he construed as criticism about himself. How come they cabled New Delhi so fast, following all diplomatic protocols that only until the poor man had left we knew about it?

More hilarious yet, is one of the many ex-Vice Presidents of the Burnham era, allegedly in charge of the 'thug unit' responsible for breaking up opposition meetings of the past, in his current role as Mayor of Georgetown thanks to the current Government's laxity and the man's conviction that he was born to be a leader, writing that he was part of the heckling crowd at the US Embassy whom he describes as 'responsible' and 'high-profile' - right!  I sincerely hope the US is not stoking trouble that ignited the race riots of the 60s which Guyana is only slowly recovering from.

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