I have a dream about the President’s meeting with the Opposition Leader
Dear Editor, I have a dream. A dream that someday in the not too distant future that the people of Guyana will be voting for the People’s Progressive National Congress (PPNC) and that election campaign meetings will feature on the same platform names like Greenidge, Anthony, Teixeira and Harmon. Yes I have that dream. And I have a dream that out of the realization of my first dream, the people of Guyana will be judged henceforth not by the texture of their hair but by the goodness of their hearts. Yes I have a dream that in the not too distant future Guyana will rise up as a unified nation with a booming economy and a happy and contented population enjoying the good life. Yes I have a dream that one day, and I may not live to see it come true, Guyana will be a country that makes the machines that make the machines. Yes I have a dream that successive leaders of the PPNC with names such as Ramson, Jones, Nkota, Solomon and Gouveia Jnr. will eventually pilot this nation to the status of a major power in this hemisphere.
Yes, the majority of your readers will say dream on Kirton. But I have another dream and that is on January 9, 2019, when President Granger and Opposition Leader Jagdeo meet there will emerge consensus that some formula must be crafted that will see the two major political parties working more closely together thereby setting the foundation for a future PPNC Government. And unlike the naysayers who feel that a PPNC will unify, not the nation, but a band of crooks who will collaborate to rob the people of the nation’s oil wealth, I have a dream that corruption and lawlessness will be reduced to a minimum and our people will live in harmony and peace. I also have a dream that there will be an effective Opposition and a diligent Civil Society Movement. Finally, I am told that somewhere in the world at a railway crossing there is a sign that reads: “When two trains approach this crossing from opposite directions both shall stop and neither shall proceed until the other has passed.” I have a dream that should none of my dreams come true the sign at that railway crossing will represent the “modus operandi” of our two major political parties and “modus vivendi” of our two major ethnic groups. Yours faithfully, Wesley Kirton