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The PPP’s dominance instinct: Why is Jagan more worthy than Burnham and Hoyte? – By Dr. David Hinds

The PPP’s dominance instinct: Why is Jagan more worthy than Burnham and Hoyte? – By Dr. David Hinds

By Dr. David Hinds – Hinds’ Sight – November 7, 2015

Dr. David Hinds

Dr. David Hinds

LAST week, I lamented the fact that the PPP is doing its best to ensure that the conditions for a national government of all the political forces in the country does not materialise. I premised my conclusion on the view that the PPP is steeped, perhaps inexorably so, in the belief that governing Guyana is its divine right, or what I call manifest destiny.

Dr Henry Jeffery also believes that what he calls the politics of dominance is very much part of the PPP’s political DNA. As one who has studied the PPP as a scholar, and has spent two decades in its ranks, his views on the matter should be taken seriously.

The belief in political power as a divine right is seriously dangerous in any political economy, but it is even more dangerous in an ethnically plural environment such as Guyana’s.   Continue reading