Daily Archives: December 17, 2012

Documents – commentary on Guyana’s politics

Documents – commentary

 Stabroek staff On December 16, 2012 In Editorial | 

SUMMARY:  Having said that, it must also be observed that whatever the incompetence of the opposition, it is the government alone which has the power to choose a path of dialogue and compromise on key issues, since it is the one in office. At the bottom of all of this is the governing party’s state of denial; its attempts to proceed as it has always done without reference to its minority status; its obsession with the retention of power; and its fear that if it does choose compromise and this works, its constituency will find this an acceptable arrangement and vote accordingly. Psychologically, in other words, it is not looking for solutions. It is just the nation’s tragedy that it is not prepared to take on board what Secretary-General Insulza advised four months ago.

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Doomsday 12.21.12 – by Rosaliene Bacchus

Guyanese Online Comment:

“On Friday, 21 December 2012, let us begin a new life of awareness, connectedness, and decency towards others. Let us work to restore decency in our nation, in our communities, in our work places, in our schools, in our homes. Let decency begin with me.”

Well said Rosaliene!

This incident, more than all the other gun atrocities, has made us aware of how unloving and disconnected materialistic societies have become. As we become more electronically connected, we have become less connected to each other. We are strangers in a crowd and only atrocities get us talking to each other. But does this stop us from hating ?… NO NO NO…
Unless we move quickly become fully aware of our universal humanity and actively promote LOVE and “connectedness and decency” in our daily lives… we all all doomed to lives of fear and control … Animal Farm.

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Connection Shooting - 14 December 2012

Family in shock after Connecticut Shooting – 14 December 2012

Source: news.yahoo.com

 

I had already drafted my article for this week’s blog about Doomsday 12.21.12 when gun violence reached a new high on Friday, December 14, here in the United States. I am still in shock at the senseless massacre of 20 first-grade children and 6 adults at an elementary school located in a quiet, upscale, suburban neighborhood in Connecticut. Regardless of where we live, our children are not safe.

Something is definitely not right with our world when a “brilliant and remote” 20-year-old Adam Lanza kills his mother and then goes after defenseless children.

The word “remote” used by someone who knew Adam Lanza is telling. In spite of our advances in communication technology and online social networks that connect us 24/7, we are more disconnected than ever before. Even his older brother, by four years, has not…

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