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UNDERSTANDING THE FOUR DAAGAS By Alemu Abayneh

posted 13 Sep 2016, 03:21 by Gerry Kangalee   [ updated 13 Sep 2016, 03:29 ]

In order to understand the four Daagas one must have knowledge of the social, political and economic history of Trinidad and Tobago. Daaga grew up in a society of inequity and as a black man, was compelled to make the necessary changes which were expected to bring about an equal distribution of wealth and dignity for the ordinary people in the country. 


George Weekes
Quite a few of us were disgusted with the slow pace of the Dr. Eric Williams PNM government and, as a result, eventually became enemies of the then government. At that point all who were opposed to the PNM (e.g.: George Weekes, Daaga, Robinson inter alia) joined together and therefore a bitter relationship developed with them and the PNM.

Errol McLeod made the same mistake as Weekes, and that is, the hatred they harboured over the years of frustration with the PNM, forced them to join with any political party which was opposed to the PNM government and had some chance of removing the PNM.

Remember Weekes joined the NAR, which made him so unpopular that people did not even want to see him (the great George Weekes joined with a government who took away workers COLA); McLeod, did the same thing like Weekes (yuh notice you don't see nor hear him). The sell out Daaga did the same thing like George and Errol.

The point is that these men had so much animosity for the PNM that they joined with anybody not thinking that they were jumping from the frying pan into the fire. The funerals of both Weekes and Daaga would have been more eventful if they had stayed the course and so would be the funeral of McLeod when ever. This is a lesson for future revolutionists who do not stay their course.
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