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VIDEO: George Orwell and 1984: How Freedom Dies – By: Academy of Ideas

George Orwell and 1984: How Freedom Dies – Watch on YouTube for COMMENTS

Academy of Ideas – 2,353,213 views – Dec 30, 2017 – 3 years ago — Comment by the Creator of this video

I have noticed in the comments that some people are suggesting I misinterpreted Orwell’s view of socialism – specifically that he didn’t advocate a centrally planned economy. But as David Ramsay Steele explains in his book Orwell Your Orwell, in the 1930s and 1940s to be a democratic socialist meant something quite different than it does today.

Firstly, here is Orwell defining socialism:

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LOVE AND FIRE – By Norman Datt

LOVE AND FIRE – By Norman Datt
Yesterday I had a good ole time chuckle
To see how some snubbing British buckle
As the Rev. M. Curry dramatically unleash
Some simple come backs to those Briteesh
He expounded what many of them forgot
How strong love with fire if when sought
As an American he should fully well know
For its dividing America today a sad blow

Donald Trump’s Divided America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Donald Trump’s Divided America

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump

Democracy breaks down when there is a disconnect between people and their governments. When the voices of ordinary persons are drowned out by officialdom confidence weakens. The system becomes a fraud despite the rosy platitudes of the political elite.

According to Obama, ‘democracy breaks down when the average person feels their voice doesn’t matter.’ As Americans get ready to welcome a new President Obama’s legacy will be a divided America. He will leave a fractious society in which most people feel that the system is rigged in favor of the rich and the powerful.   Continue reading

The PPP central executive and the ‘Gang of 8’ – Letter by Cheddi (Joey) Jagan (Jr)

The PPP central executive and the ‘Gang of 8’

Stabroek News- June 15, 2015  In Letters: by Cheddi (Joey) Jagan (Jr)

In my recent letters, I have alluded to the PPP’s Gang of 8, and so as not to have the public confused, let me now name the Gang: Mr Jagdeo, Dr Luncheon, Mr Ramotar, Mr Rohee, Ms Teixeira, Mr Zulfikar Mustapha, Dr Frank Anthony and Mr Kellawan Lall. These persons constitute a majority in the central executive of 15 members and they stick together like crazy glue, outvoting and outvoicing the other 7 members, who fall in line with the ‘yes-man’ syndrome.

The ultimate and only decision-making body in the PPP is this central executive which is akin to the traditional communist politburo, and which could be found in the whole communist world before its collapse.  Continue reading

President Donald Ramotar’s New Year’s address

“We will work to root out corruption and get value for money” – President Donald Ramotar’s New Year’s address

JANUARY 1, 2012 | BY KNEWS | 

Fellow Guyanese,
I am pleased to greet you on this New Year. This is my first New Year’s address to the nation and I am extremely honoured to extend best wishes for peace, happiness, health and prosperity to all Guyanese.
In keeping with our traditions, the dawn of a new year is for many, a time to spend in the company of loved ones.
Throughout Guyana and in the Diaspora, Guyanese are doing just this and they greet the New Year with expectant hopes for a more rewarding year ahead. To make the most of the coming year however requires that we spend some time reflecting on the year that has just ended and charting our own plans for 2012.

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US Ambassador pleased with Guyana’s 2011 Electoral process

US Ambassador pleased with Guyana’s 2011 Electoral process

NOVEMBER 29, 2011 | BY

“The people of Guyana should be proud of themselves for their participation and for what seems to be at this stage a very successful election”   

There were scores of international observers in Guyana for the General and Regional Election and among them was the US Ambassador Brendt Hardt who visited several polling stations and expressed satisfaction at the way the day’s proceedings unfolded despite a few hiccups.

Hardt told this publication that he did get a chance to visit several of the polling stations and, “I thought it was a very orderly well run process.”   Continue reading

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