Great-grandchildren, grandmother, violence and wickedness in 2020
Kaieteur News – The stories of Guyana in 2020 are endless, and many need to be highlighted because they bring to the inner depths of the moral turmoil that human beings embody. I’m not exaggerated at this point, having seen how crazy the thought in 2020 was, I loved my three pets (two cats and a dog) even deeper.
How can humans write letters to the press in 2020 about the danger of Mike Pompeo’s visit to Guyana, police-detained Haitians, and other topics and did not write a word about what happened to a granddaughter and her grandmother, when she came David Granger and Joseph Harmon went to District Five following the two murdered cousins in the backs of Cotton Tree and encouraged PNC constituencies in Region Five that led to terrible acts of violence?
If you’re interested in looking back at the year 2020, then head to the Sept. 12 newspapers and read a letter written by grandchildren, which described what happened to her and her grandmother in Hopetown, when District Five was cut off from the rest. of Guyana during the chaos.
The letter is lengthy so I will give selected quotes: (1) – “They attacked the vehicle in front of us, leaving the driver to flee for life. We were still trying to get out of the street wildly but we were surrounded. We couldn’t go anywhere and we couldn’t do anything! We were a car from Indo Guyanese. The terrorists showed us no mercy. ”
(2) – I clearly remember the first thing they did as they got into the car. One of the men ripped my cross off my neck, which I wore for safety all my life. Then they opened all the doors and pulled us out. I remember seeing them take my grandmother away, she didn’t resist, and she gave them everything she had, including whatever jewelery she wore. After I didn’t see the driver or family friend, I started screaming out of fear. They took my bag, which I gave them without hesitation; inside the bag was a change of clothes, my phone, and my wallet. ”
(3) – “I hardly caught sight of our family friend who gave his money and phone to the terrorists. They then proceeded to beat our driver mercilessly because he would not give the car keys. I saw my grandmother and pushed towards her. We cannot pass through. By this time, I had a terrible fear that they would kill me, as I was a young Indo Guyanese teenager. ”
(4) – “My few words cannot bear the horror we experienced and endured during those two days. Those memories still bother me. ”
The quotes above relate to post-election rallies that took place in September 2020. As a social activist and media activist, I saw snippets of similarities in post-election violence in 1992, 1997, 2001 and in Buxton between 2002 and 2005. When the APNU + AFC gained power, a process I participated in, I never believed that I would ever see the horrors of such an election in my country again. It is a poor intellectual or dishonest analysis to divorce the horrific descriptions in those quotes from March’s election rigging failure.
I think Granger and Harmon used the double manslaughter at Cotton Tree to produce violence as a way of expressing to the PPP that the PNC has muscles. The reprisals about such thoughts are numerous. First, your innocent fans are misled. Second, those innocents commit terrible violence on other innocent souls simply because they come from a different ethnicity. Third, the image of your country suffered severe laceration. Fourth, the ethnic divide is expanding making Guyanese much more unhappy. Fifth, you damaged your chances of winning elections because citizens will remember your violent nature.
I don’t know the 16 year old girl who wrote that letter but if anyone reading this column knows her, ask her to send me a note telling me how she is coping. I will reply to let her know that I admire her and hope that she will enter political life as she ages to contribute to shaping Guyana’s future. My cell phone number is 614-5927. My home is 222-1615-6 and my email is [email protected] So sick that no women’s organization has ever reached the modest level of decency in 2020 to pen some words of sympathy for this teenager and her grandmother, but may have the mental severity to write about the danger of Mike Pompeo’s visit. The philosopher Spinoza once wrote: “I have endeavored not to hate, laugh or weep at human acts but to understand them.” Human actions cannot be understood in Guyana.
(The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of this newspaper.)