April3,2016. Reflections on de Jubilee of Ministerial (Dis)Appointments


“Observers have said that Harmon’s powers rival or exceed those of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and that the appointment of Tiwari to the apparent ignorance of other ministers in government is evidence of this.
Harmon is said to have a close relationship with President Granger stretching back to their days in the Guyana Defence Force.” – Stabroek News, April 1, 2016.
I’m a cynic. Especially when it comes to people and power and institutions and oppression and doing stupid irreversible things. This is the sort of thing Stabroek New’s April 3 Editorial addresses about the fact that politicians not only live in another dimension than the rest of us but that they sometimes see themselves as being in “power” and not “in office.” SN notes the end result of this psychology as…
arrogance as well as contempt for the electorate that has always been so prevalent in this country…

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