Category Archives: Philosophy

GUYANA: Popular storyteller and singer ‘Auntie Comesee’ turns 100

“Auntie Comesee”, with family friend Melanie Seaton, daughter of Retired GDF Colonel Pluto Martindale (deceased).

By Frederick Halley

LAMENTING that she hasn’t been able to attend church, concerts and the gym over the last year or so because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, celebrated a significant milestone on February 8, 2021. The famous storyteller and singer who over the years thrilled audiences in Guyana and Toronto, Canada with her unique style, turned 100.      Continue reading

GUYANA-born, RUDOLPH DUNBAR (1907-1988) was a musical genius and a brilliant journalist

RUDOLPH DUNBAR – The Pioneering Musician, Campaigning Black Journalist and World War II Correspondent Who Covered The Liberation Of Europe With A Conductor’s Baton In His Knapsack

Rudolph Dunbar

Tim Crook | The Journal

GUYANA-born, RUDOLPH DUNBAR (1907-1988) was a musical genius, a brilliant journalist and indefatigable campaigner for racial justice – but post Second World War, he was discriminated against and excluded from the riches of success he so greatly deserved.

Dunbar was featured and celebrated for his appearances as a conductor and musician on BBC Radio during the 1930s.            Continue reading

USA Politics: The Trump Crew’s Incompetence Lasted to the End – Opinion

The former president’s lawyers were bad — but that was all too typical.

David Frum | The Atlantic 

If future generations of law professors want to teach a class in what never to do, the belligerent and self-indulgent performance of Michael van der Veen, one of Donald Trump’s impeachment lawyers, could provide a lot of the video content.

Deep into his defense of the former president, van der Veen broke into a highly personal complaint. More than 140 law professors — including President Ronald Reagan’s solicitor general and a co-founder of the conservative Federalist Society — had signed a letter condemning the Trump team’s arguments as “frivolous”. This letter badly hurt van der Veen’s feelings. The letter, he said, represented, a “direct threat to my law license, my career, and my family’s financial well-being.”         Continue reading

Opinion: Fetishizing of the Black mixed child – By Akola Thompson

Mulatto, dougla, buffiana, blasian – there are many words that are used to describe the Black mixed child. It was not so long ago when social orders stood firmly against miscegenation that these children would be considered persona non grata. Today, the mixed Black child is portrayed as a mythical creature with powers to cure racial disharmony.

We all know the popular calls to douglarize the nation or make mixed babies to end racism today. Chances are that you’ve been one of those sounding the trumpet for mixed relationships as you see them as being revolutionarily necessary in times of such unease. Coming out of a history of illegality and rejection, the push for the Black mixed child is steadily increasing.          Continue reading

US Politics: BIDEN WILL LIE TO YOU; All presidents do. – By Adam Serwer | The Atlantic

Joe Biden

 Adam Serwer | The Atlantic

ALL PRESIDENTS LIE. Even so, the Trump administration weaponized dishonesty to a remarkable degree. 

Donald Trump did not merely lie to exaggerate his accomplishments, or smear his opponents. For Trump and the Republican Party, lies were a loyalty test. To reject Trump’s lies or exaggerations, even if they contradicted prior assertions by the now-ex-president, was to express disloyalty, the only Trump-era sin that was unforgivable by his faithful. This allowed the president to fashion, for his supporters, alternate realities whose tenets could not be questioned, such as his false allegations of voter fraud.          Continue reading

Commentary Is National Unity In The US An Unattainable Fantasy – By Yvonne Sam

By Yvonne Sam – Contributing Columnist

In America, as the call for national “unity” from people in the media and political classes gets louder, a stronger sense of displacement appears. Taking into consideration events, such as protests, an impeached ex-president, business closures, government-ordered quarantine, lock-downs and riots, national unity is an inexecutable illusion.

Americans were told by the so-called “unifiers” that all Trump had to do to unify the country was to go quietly into that good night, and that all Joe R. Biden has to do to help unify the country, is to make nice with Trump voters, and, above all, be the liberal/moderate that he has displayed in public, during his four decades of government service. What an oxymoron.      Continue reading

Climate Crisis Update – NOAA National Climate Report 2020 and UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2020

CLIMATE UPDATE – PART TWO

By Rosaliene Bacchus

Continued from Part One: U.S. Re-engagement in a Warming World.

Guyanese Love Poems – Presented by Moray House Trust – Virtual Presentation – 13 February 2021

Moray House Trust warmly invites you to attend our sixth virtual event.

Title:                Guyanese Love Poems
Readers:          Francis Quamina Farrier, Stanley Greaves and many more.
Date:                Saturday 13th February 2021
Time:                5.00 PM Guyana 4.00 PM Toronto, New York
                         9.00 PM UK

GOVERNMENT: NOAH ARK’s in 2021 – Hilarious but TRUE!

In the year 2021 , the Lord came unto Noah,
who was now living in America and said:
“Once again, the earth has become wicked and over
-populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me.”
“Build another ark and save 2 of every living thing
along with a few good humans.”
He gave Noah the blueprints, saying:
“You have 6 months to build the ark before I will
start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights.”  

SHORT STORY: The Impact of an English soldier on a colonial boy! – By Geoff Burrowes

– By Geoff Burrowes

In today’s world he would probably be called an imperialist and an agent and a defendant of imperialism. He was, in fact a soldier who was an original thinker, one prepared to adopt his enemy’s strategies and the lessons of the people indigenous to the region.

His name was Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scout Movement.             

He was born in 1857. He joined the British Army after school and fought in India and Africa.          Continue reading