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THE TRIUMPH OF DIRECT DEMOCRACY by V Cabrera

posted 9 Nov 2018, 14:16 by Gerry Kangalee   [ updated 9 Nov 2018, 14:19 ]
THE TRIUMPH OF DIRECT DEMOCRACY 
by V Cabrera
(Community Activist Guayaguayare)


With few exceptions, our post-independence politicians have proven themselves to be a special class of demons! In our constituency, Councillor Kyron James qualifies as head of this class for his intemperate, idiotic and uninformed statements concerning the admittedly disruptive but, justified protest in Guayaguayare. 

It seems to me that Beaumont, Plaisance and Panhandle represents Kyron’s world and he is totally unaware and uninterested in the true concerns and aspirations of the people of Guayaguayare. 

So with the traditional Mayaro elitist arrogance he attempts to articulate on issues of which he is ignorant or wilfully blind! 

Politicians such as Kyron are indifferent and, do not realise that representative or parliamentary democracy as practiced by them have failed to bring redress to the ordinary man. These walking dead view street protests as an affront to their imagined authority. They fail to realize that this phenomenon of street protest is really a tentative wave of direct democracy struggling to find articulation through indigenous institutions. 

So Kyron’s asinine attempt to sound intellectual is definitely unintelligible. This protest clearly demonstrates the abject failure of Kyron and others of his ilk to curb the democratic instincts of the ordinary man! 

P.S. Remember, my brother, the spirit of the people is greater than all technology.
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