…to (PNC’s) injury
All right, your Eyewitness knows Granger was all shook up by Jagdeo when he showed up at the PNC’s rally in New Amsterdam. And it was the PNC and not the fig-leaf “coalition” ‘cause Cathy Hughes was allowed to speak – she’s a “born PNC” while Khemraj Ramjattan was gagged! How’d you have your PM Candidate in the audience and not have him say a word in his own neck of the woods?!
But Granger also had to be smoking something – medical marijuana? – for him to even think about the PNC kicking out the PPP from Region Six!! After going on labouredly and laboriously at length about a decline of the PPP’s vote in Berbice, Granger concluded: “We have to bring the PPP control of Region Six to an end. We have to chase the PPP out, chase them out, chase them out, don’t let them come back. God bless you all, but chase them out first!”
Now this flight of fantasy might also be an effect of believing your own BS! The PNC had bused in supporters from Point Playa and Pakaraima to Georgetown and Crabwood Creek and could it be that Granger thought he was able to bring out a crowd in Berbice?? But the nerve of him!! From the Esplande where he spoke, it’s clear he didn’t realise that Rose Hall Estate was just a stone’s throw away. Imagine him closing down that factory – which supported the entire Canje Creek settlement from Cumberland to New Forest – taking away bread from the mouths of over ten thousand people and then telling them to vote PNC?? He’s lucky those people weren’t at his rally, or else he might just have had another Cuffy-like rebellion on his hands!!
At the other end of Reg 6, he’d shuttered Skeldon Estate – causing an even greater dislocation in that community. Did he think out of sight was out of mind? Maybe for him, but certainly not for Berbicians. What made Granger’s bombast even more surreal was that in 2011, the AFC did siphon off some traditionally PPP votes, most of which they might’ve brought over in 2015. But it was his personal intervention to renege on his promise to Nagamootoo and Ramjattan – plus the recommendations of his own CoI – not to shut down any estates that drove those voters back under the PPP’s tent!!
Granger rubbed salt into the wounds of Berbicians when he insisted that the people of Reg 6 must “chase out” the PPP and install the PNC into the regional government.
He’ll have his answer on March 2 when those same folks will give him a taste of his own prescription!!
…to God’s worship
Granger has perfected the art of virtue signalling, not the least by assiduously publicising that he attends church. He did not miss the opportunity to belabour this claim ad nauseum when he spoke in Berbice. But if he’d actually listened to any of the sermons while in church, it’s not attendance that counts, but good works! Which is not throwing poor people to the wolves!!
Didn’t Christ say, “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?”
He should heed this advice: “And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others.”
Granger’s vindictiveness has doomed him.
…to political control
A hat tip to the NCN editor in chief, who displayed BBC-type public broadcasting standards, when he requested a PNC candidate step down from reading the news.
But who’s surprised when Nagamootoo’s lap dog tried to bully him?