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Who would have thought this would have happened in a mighty USA, a place well known for the administration of law and order? Who would have thought hooligans could have invaded Capitol Hill and turned it into an ordinary street brawl? Who would have ever imagined that congressmen and women would have had to run for cover and barricade themselves in the house after being attacked by a crazy dictator crowd?
No one would have ever imagined, much less entertaining the thought, that this could have happened in the great old US, a foundation of democracy; but it certainly did, and, for now, they are licking their wounds following the attack.
Today, Americans are not as scared of a terrorist attack as they are of the horrifying plain of a madman named Trump leading a mass of unwary on to Capitol Hill. The fear is real and the fear is obvious.
The citizens of this country are now locked in fear that something like this might have happened here on their doorstep, to the point that there might be a second wave, who knows? As someone rightly said, the scenes that happened yesterday are reminiscent of Georgetown during and after an election that the PNC has lost. You talk about the burns, the lootings and the shooting, these are all common traits we see time and time again whenever that party loses.
If I may add, election violence is a real life issue in Guyana. In fact, a friend of mine mentioned that president-elect Biden was heard saying, “This is another situation in Georgetown that’s happening here.” I would be the first to lend a hand in critically supporting that statement, having lived through it so many times over. The point is – and this is where the Americans are having a cruel lesson that they will never forget – when we linked our horror stories here in Guyana with them, they dismissed it as a joke.
Well, come to think of it, Trump’s attack on Capitol Hill was not a joke. All he took were the insane words from a powerful leader, that he had won the election by a landslide, and he broke all hell. Good sense and rational thought were thrown out the window as brute force and ignorance (Caribbean version) took over. It relived the banana republic seances as the evil forces went on a rampage.
In closing, I will make this humble suggestion to the American Authorities: get a hold of Trump, and a firm one at that. This lunatic campaign he has embarked on right now must be stopped! America must realize that this is not a matter of Democrats versus Republicans, nor of us against them; rather, this is a serious attack on the survival of democracy in their country.