The help is definitely needed
Like so many things that Guyanese political leaders have to touch upon, once that happens, then things get garbled and crazy. And yet, even through the careful dissemination, something emerges: the politicians, who live this way and act in this way, corrupt everything and endanger themselves. And this goes all the way to His Excellency, President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali.
Editor, when the nation’s chief executive acts in the way he does over the Cotton Tree murders and the ongoing investigation (if he can rightly be called such), then he does more than making himself look smaller than he is, he smells two. of the names – one inherited, and the other given at birth – that he wore proudly. It makes those smells of what those names represent in their high majestic reach and, even worse, the sacred Koran on which he so divinely swore can be exacerbated. Because of where the president is and what he addresses is a game, but in a haphazard way, to mislead by recreating his earlier stance on those murders, he brings sharp questions and smarter criticism, for his sincerity and his understanding of unquestionably honest requirements, reliable leadership.
In the heartbreaking cauldron following those grimy murders (and the atrocities surrounding them), President Ali promised Henry’s family, and the warlike extended dysfunctional Guyanese, that a full investigation would be the order of the day. I ask a pardon to use my own words, but I interpreted President Ali’s assurances and assurances as intended to: a) comfort the families; b) reduce the heat and fringe of threatening circumstances; c) provide space, time and opportunity to proceed with an official probe, wherever he leads; and d) serve as a directive to the Guyana Police Force to proceed very quickly, in no-holds barred, no sacred cows untouched, and no stone unturned method. At least, those are the main elements I drew from a presidential presence in West Berbice and related presidential words and gestures.
Editor, I regret, I am even ashamed, to share that on the whole I give his Excellency the benefit of the doubt, that he is anything but, and proves most worthy of the trust . He spits in the face and stabs in the back with one betrayal of truth after another. Make sure I can heal from everyone; but I have serious uncertainties that fellow citizens are equally equipped to counter the president’s continued insanity. I’m saying this because today, President Ali speaks a different language, one reminiscent of ancient hieroglyphics and one of those newly-built, tactile translation programs needed to interpret what he says, what he really means, and where he goes. Or, more pointedly and damningly, how and where does he want the Cotton Tree investigation to evolve and gather.
I feel that I am justified in saying this, because today the president is talking about the GPF having to decide if he needs help. If it was another person, I would have thought this: chance he doesn’t cheat. But then I’m aware that this is a man who takes himself seriously. Too serious, and to the point where the fanfare of his trumpets is drowning out good sense (or anywhere for humor). I face this cruel reality: many things require as much help as the Guyana Police Force can get, due to lack of tools and resources, equipment and technology, and manpower and methodologies. Those absences have impressed us, on more than a few occasions, for elementary matters before him. Police try, but his arms are short, his combined thoughts have some unexplored mansions. He needs help, and everyone knows this. He needed that help months ago, and the president knows that too. He knew then, and he knows now.
So when President Ali opens his mouth on police needs for the Cotton Tree investigation, he confirms one thing. That is to say it is a full hedgehog mode. President Ali hedges. He is looking for his shadow. It could have saved the self-discrimination itself, and saved the Henry family and ourselves this holiday season. The president should have remained hibernating, rather than risk coming across as empty and crawling blindly for evasive wisdoms. That risk is proven when it welcomes fraud and avoids. I pray for the president. And I pray for Guyana. I do so because I wonder how long he and his people think the two can escape such, be it relative to Cotton Tree, or other troublesome issues. The knotted results.