Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Eric Phillips gets another mauling!
HARRY HERGASH: Eric Phillips in a letter captioned "It's a moral imperative that these two imbalances be addressed" in the Kaieteur News of September 13, 2009 writes, "If Indians did not vote for Desmond Hoyte who was very pro-Indian and who engaged the REFORM to bring about fundamental change in the PNC...why would they vote for the PNC or the AFC now". Again, the impression is conveyed that Indians are more apt to vote on the basis of race. Well, Mr. Phillips seems to have missed the story that Africans in the PNC did not elect Mr. Murray recently as the leader of that party, although Mr. Murray is seen as an outstanding party member with all the requisite qualities to be leader. And if we go further back to 1992, why did Africans stick with the PNC after all the years of food lines, Walter Rodney's murder, etc? Putting aside the PPP, why did they not vote for the WPA?" Could it be that they did not want to split the African vote, the same charge that is often levelled against Indians?