Why are there enemies of reason and truth to Lincoln Lewis?
Kaieteur News – Missions, replies, destinations and joys must not be personalized and exaggerated with imitation; they must provide readers with some useful information for intellectual elevation. These qualities were missing in Lincoln Lewis’s most recent responses (January 10) and earlier responses to my attempts to correct his misunderstanding of reality. He continues to pedal more misinformation and myths.
I was not surprised by the quality of his last answer to using “sledgehammer” in responses to me and Freddie Kissoon – that in itself reveals the character of the man. Lewis has nothing of value to add to his defense of his contributions to issues raised, and so he investigates his race in depth. When one has nothing of substance to contribute to a debate, one inserts ‘race’ and external points into the debate.
Thus, Lewis captures Kamala Harris’ upbringing, her Indianness, her Blackness, and the contributions of Black Americans to the presence of Indians in the US. Those points do not apply to the continuing discourse. In addition, Lewis criticizes the enormous contributions of Indian Americans and other ethnic groups to the civil rights movement as well as to American development, and in doing so reveals his ignorance of the struggle for equality in the USA.
On Kamala Harris, as I said earlier, no one can be a father. Immersing a woman does not make one a father. Paternity means being with children and being responsible for their growth and development. As Vice President, Kamala noted that the family was abandoned when she was six years old. She praised her Indian mother and her maternal relationship for the progress of herself and her sister Maya. She pointed out so publicly. And she has not mentioned her father in his speeches. What can I write about the father when Kamala himself never mentioned his contribution? I will not indulge in speculation and misinformation in which Lewis seems to delight.
I would rather not continue this exchange as no amount of evidence or reasoning would enlighten Lewis. He is determined to see things only in terms of “his race” – no other factor matters. Racial reduction has become his mantle. Nevertheless, I must comment on his lack of understanding of the civil rights movement in America.
In America, historically all groups had experienced varying degrees of oppression and persecution. It is unquestionable for Black Americans to be persecuted in America. Other ethnic groups, including several White ethnic groups and all immigrant groups (Haitians, Jamaicans, African Blacks, etc.), Irish, Italians, Polish, Greeks, Jews, Native Indians, Hispanic, Japanese, Chinese, Indian American , all. at one time or another being oppressed by the dominant White group (Anglo Saxon). Although the All Blacks have made a significant contribution to the civil rights movement, the contribution of other ethnic groups must not be set aside as a script.
Black American leaders fought against slavery, and played a leading role in the civil rights movement. Jewish lawyers and businesses in the thick of the civil rights movement defended Black activists in court and funded the movement; the role of Jews in the civil rights struggle must not be understated. Irish leaders fought against indentureship that helped enforce Black abolition rights. Leaders from other ethnic groups, including Indians, have also contributed to combating prejudice and ethnic abuse.
In recognizing the great contribution of the All Blacks, we must not ignore the struggle of all groups which ultimately led to the improvement of rights that were of mutual benefit. And yes, Indians benefited from the previous struggles of all groups, including Black civil rights leaders, for whom they express tremendous gratitude. But Indians have also been building on those achievements of civil rights and other movements and have been distinguishing themselves especially in areas such as medicine, healthcare, science, technology, engineering and business. Every contemporary generation must continue to build on the foundations laid by previous generations. Successful generations are literally the blocks of social evolution.
Various groups were banned from America. Although Indian troops contributed to American geo-security going back to the 1800s and helped protect American troops in World War II and World War II, they were not welcome in the US. When Indians, Chinese, Japanese, etc. came to the United States during the 1800s, they faced racial discrimination, which they fought against, and in doing so left their own imprint in early struggles for equality . They all helped to rejuvenate, restructure and rebuild America. Indians first grew food to help feed the American nation, and now their contribution to America in all spheres of economic activity is considerable. This does not in any way diminish the contribution of other ethnic groups to the development of the country.
The Chinese and Japanese helped to build the railways. Indians, Chinese, Japanese and All Blacks helped elect the first Saxon and non-Protestant President in John Kennedy. The election of the country’s first Catholic President helped to empower the civil rights movement. The Immigration Act of 1965 paved the way for Indians and other ethnic professionals to settle in America. During the Vietnam War, when there was a shortage of labor and professional troops, Indians and other groups were welcomed to the US. The US opened its door to skilled Indian and Asian labor.
Indo-Guyanese and other Guyanese are American, Canadian, UK, etc. because of the racial persecution and oppression that the PNC Lewis governing party inflicted on the people. I came to the United States because JFK and others opened the door for me. And I have not been selfish. I have contributed to Black struggle and civil rights. I was elected to student government at City College (heart of Harlem) in 1978 in my Sophomore year and was re-elected several times and served in several executive positions. I piloted funding for a Black Civil rights movement, helped organize Harlem Black Renaissance, participated in protests against apartheid and minority rule in Ian Smith Rhodesia and against the closure of Sydenham Hospital in Black Harlem, fought against university tuition increases and many other activities that went back to the interests of minorities, including the All Blacks.
Lewis tends to hide his own racism regarding bauxite, sugar, elections and land rights. He supports rigged elections for the benefit of a Black party. He asked President David Granger to cancel the 2020 elections, because his party lost. Poor Cap! He still does not know that Granger had no authority to cancel the elections. It only supports land rights to Africa but not to Amerindians and Indians. In terms of bauxite and sugar, the PNC of Africa closed the bauxite industry which employed mostly Africans. The PPP of India who rescued a bauxite in 1992 from collapse. And yet, Lewis accused the PPP of taking part in genocide in Africa, not the PNC that closed a boycott! The gravy from the Indian-dominated sugar industry was diverted to revitalizing bauxite as well as other sectors of the economy, and yet Lewis has failed to recognize the role of Indians and the PPP in the country’s development.
Lewis knows the 33 (28 + 5) years of governance of his PNC party. The economy was wrecked and the PPP (the party it describes as Indian) was required to rehabilitate it.
Vishnu Bisram Dr.