What does this headline even mean?
What does the Opposition Leader mean when he says he wasn’t consulted?
Is he a budget expert, in the budget consultancy business?
Norton’s act…arrogance lathered with ignorance… is not only an ongoing detriment to the two party system that the nation’s democracy sits on but it’s a public and constant erosion of the national role his elected position, Leader of the Opposition, is reduced to, under his tenure.
Somebody needs to sit this man down and detail what his position demands – the ‘ignorance’ to which we refer. It’s time for his social media shrines to remove his statuettes and send him off to work…that of being 50 % of governance.
And if he’s not prepared to do it then those designated for that exigency must do what is required.
Being involved in EVERYTHING that affects the nation is the remit of the Opposition Leader, whose job, when done from the job site…Parliament…is to be aware of every national law and policy endeavor of the ruling arm of government to check– by ensuring it is of benefit to the nation and balance -by contributing to budgetary proposals to secure adequate and appropriate financing for all programs of social benefit in every region.
It’s not like the budget, under this Party’s Leadership, has been a social tide that lifts all boats. And The Opposition knows it. They griped and groaned about it last year from outside of the room- off the table…jawing for personality points.
The Opposition Leader, whose job is to ensure that the national Treasury benefits the country’s residents, should have already recalibrated his methods of engaging the ruling arm of government, to satisfy his constitutional obligation to the 50% of governance.
Insistence on being an Opposer and not an Opposition Leader is an act for personal aggrandizement at the expense of failed goods and services to the nation.
Being populist could work, if YOU work in the people’s house, which is avoided more than attended by this team.
Posturing with undue overconfidence is the kind of behavior that has left a specific demographic grovelling at the feet of their oppressors because an absent Opposition at the governing table leaves a dictatorship in the form of one Party rule … and in this instance, with every weapon to beat down and beat back its historic nemesis.
Racism in Guyana runs deep and appears more often than not when Jagdeo’s Party is at the helm.
We know this from the copious documentation of the international community, currently supporting Jagdeo’s open violation of the democracy they are giving his Party aid, in coin and kind, to exercise. They document his failures but keep him in place.
Social media footage of Jagdeo telling his oversized Black Bishop to shut up, encapsulates, not only how he feels about the Black population but his over lording of his Party, that prefers power to national development.
We’ll take the opportunity to promote our simple but enduring philosophy ~~
Guyana is the home of Guyanese and it’s our moral duty to keep it a home in every sense of the word.
Lowering the temperature- often thrown out by foreigners- is the political currency they use to buy our distraction and their time to implement their regional agenda- through an agent their records have assessed as being core-less enough to “work with them”.
They’ve, typically, discounted the racial thinking that one Party is losing the country…now being remedied by importing labor of the race/nationality the the leading Party prefers. Words alone will not suffice, we concede, but we stay planted in our encouragement for us all to make the effort to be more for country than party; for than against each other- and it starts with leaders who are expected to set the national tone of respect, embrace and goodwill ~~
The posturing for popularity is accelerated by the presence of social media which gives velocity to animosities, rather than to common decency and discussions on how and why our differing politics can work for the common good.
Being constantly watchful and not bending to the cheap thrills of actions that tear down rather than build up will form the beginnings of better relations for a better Guyana.
The old formula of Perpetual Politicking is where the Opposition seems comfortable – and don’t expect us to validate this unproductivity with equivalencies to the other Party.
Instead, we’ll ask why, with all of the legal minds in the Opposition, hasn’t there been more guidance to the flailing Opposition about staying its course, as a constitutional political entity, in its service to 50% of governance. And with the volume of resident technocratic help that the Opposition can be steered by…why is this arm of Government failing so spectacularly?
It’s budget time and we need more than an act…a person who seems to think deflecting inadequacies is a formula for his abundant failure. This performance might be good for Party rallies where people bond by being happy and hateful over the same political incidents. It’s a solidarity of shared animosities.
But life ain’t that. People need the fundamentals of living, like jobs, food, opportunities to do better; especially in an economy on an upward trajectory.
We can personally attest to being told by the Opposition “You must engage the average Guyanese to know their views” a stock phrase we filed under rhetorical stuff … which has failed since they took office. It might be a good retort if the ‘average Guyanese’ were benefitting from the performance politics and were clamoring for more in a consensus of statement.
They haven’t. They won’t. So the Opposition is digging in to the only thing it knows, all that it knows – the divisive nature of populism without the popularity.
We’re literally on Budget Eve and the Opposition Leader serves up some stupid politics made dangerous by his rancid ego.
The Guyanese looking to this arm of government for deserved relief will be subjected to the fiscal fantasies of the ruling Party and its diabolical economist emeritus- whose only idea of an ideal economy is shackling parts of the country he leads to the poverty markers that deem the country amongst the poorest in the hemisphere.
The social media platforms dedicated to highlighting the cruelty of the ruling arm of government must be even more dedicated to highlighting why it is so successful in meting out its cruelty….which lies in the fact that the Opposition has never assumed its role as Leader of the constitutional entity known as the Opposition or shown any capacity to function in it.
As we said before, it’s time for him to be renounced as the maverick he was promoted as.
Continuing to support excessive failures directly contribute to the ongoing social blight that plagues too many, especially a specific group of people in whom the ruling arm of Government, apparently, remains committed to disinvest in every way that they could.