Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tucker family

This is a shout out to my brothers who I have seen in ages; Randolph Tucker, Garfield Tucker, and Compton Tucker. I don’t know whether James Tucker and Ms. Mildred Tucker are in the physical realm of existence.  Also, recalling Mr. Henry Tucker, and Wil Tucker. This then is the composition of the nuclear family of Tucker which resided at #65 Village on the Corentyne Coast, in East Berbice, Guyana. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, I considered myself an adopted child within this Tucker family. Hamlet Tucker is a relative of this family.
During the early to mid-1960s Frank tucker is reported to have died while performing acts relative to sexual intercourse with a teenage female in New Amsterdam. Schoolmaster Frank Tucker is a close relative of this family, quite possibly a sibling of Henry Tucker. Jacob Pieter’s a former GDF soldier is a relative of ole Frank Tucker.  

Burnham was Opportunistic and a Very Ruthless Dictator

M'lilwana Osanku nabaclisman@ wrote:

Representation of the People of the Colony of British Guiana in the Elections of April 1953.
Chuck Mohan
You may be correct but I always felt Burnham was singularly interested in ruling Guyana. I never really looked at him as a racist – just a power hungry at all cost sort of being – the term dictator fits him to a tee – another term Kabaka really points out where Burnham's head was…he did not care about anyone I would think.
I believe Cheddi Jagan was absolutely correct when he stated Burnham were only interested in attaining and holding the highest offices in the land…it has been documented Burnham stated when he returned from his studies overseas he certainly expected to rule Guyana.
Cheddi Jagan on the other hand did not entertain such thoughts prior to leaving for the USA.
I think Burnham was an opportunist more than he would be a racist. I believe if Burnham had obtained the support at the polling places as he thought he was due as the results of the April 1953 elections pointed out Burnham tallied the most votes. Therefore; perhaps Burnham by such thought expected the Jagans to hand over the PPP platform to him. I believe with every defeat Burnham hardened realizing the only way to become the head of state was colluded with the Peter Stanislaus D'Aguiar and with the blessings and the backing of UK and USA and a number of Caribbean and African Heads of States. And that is what Burnham simply did – stole power and held us all hostages for more than 21 – with the PNC tallying about 28 years… In a nutshell that is my understanding of the political history of Guyana – the era of Jagan 1943 -1997 and Burnham 1950-1985…

A brief look at the returns of Representation of the People of the Colony of British Guiana in the Elections of April 1953 – reveals
1. 129 politicians presented themselves as candidates for the representation of the people of the colony of British Guiana in the elections of April 1953.
2. the top eleven vote getters were; L. F. S. Burnham (6957), Cheddi Jagan (6233) Ashton Chase (5854), Jai Narine Singh (5630), Robert Stanley Hanoman Singh (5202), Joseph Prayas Lachhmansingh (5199) Ramkarran (4390) Jessie Irma Sampson Burnham (4122), Mohamed Khan (3965), Jane Phillip Gay (3754) Sydney E. King (3653)
3. The Most Honourable Balram Singh Rai received only (421) and was fourth in West Central Demerara district.
4. The voters selected Ramkarran overwhelmingly over Oscar Stanley Wight, Paul Obadiah Slowe, Balram Singh Rai, Sugrim Singh, Richard Alexander Ishmael and Joseph Ramlagan in District Number 15 – West Central Demerara.
5. Janet Jagan received 2523, easily outdistancing Deoroop Maraj, Vincent Gonsalves, and Mohamed Sharief Hassan Rahaman in Electoral District Number 3 – Western Essequibo.
6. Ashton Chase easily defeated Peter Stanislaus D'Aguiar and four others.
7. Jessie Irma Sampson Burnham outdistanced John Fernandes, Clayton Mortimer Llewellyn John, and Reginald Exley Whitehead in District Number 12– Georgetown Central.
Source: Representation of the People Ordinance Number 5 of 1953 - The Official Gazette of British Guiana - May 2, 1953: pages 1693-1700

Mrs. Jagan's account is accurate. Over the years, the mischief makers in Guyana incorrectly attributed the term "Apan Jhatt" to Dr. Jagan and the PPP. Burnham tried to accuse Dr. Jagan of being a racist, like he (Burnham) was, but he failed.
The Guyanese people and the world knows who escalated racism in Guyana; external and internal (Burnham and the PNC) forces.
Speak the truth and the truth shall set you free.
Chuck Mohan

On 10/31/07, Minette Bacchus < minebac@yahoo.> wrote:
Dear all,
In order to concur Burnham was a "very ruthless dictator" he's has to be measured by something beyond mere emotions, and selective data gathering and analyses. For starters what is a dictator? How do we measure Burnham in the context of same? Are all dictators bad? Are all democratic leaders good? Can so called dictators create/leave progressive and lasting structures/systems? Can so called democratic leaders create/leave destructive and divisive structures/systems? What humanly distinguishable quality makes a dictator/democratic leader liked/despised? Do era and local/world events influence leadership style?  
Is it sinful or inherently wrong to be ambitious and let your ambitions be known?  If Burnham is guilty of this then so too are many of us- from great leaders to the poor child who vow to be "somebody" someday. Should these ambitions be killed or hidden under a bushel?  
As serious intellects or debaters can the bar be raised? I await answers.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007 8:13:04 PM
I can offer several Guyanese for comparison. How about Eusi Kwayana, Balram Singh Rai, Alfred Athiel Thorne (1871 - 1956), Hubert Nathaniel Critchlow, Joseph Rohomon, Damon of Essequibo, Telemachus of the East Coast of Demerara, Walter Rodney and shareholders of the villages upon which the nation was built and the indentured servants including Bechu who were forced to suffer in colonial Guyana…I cannot see how anyone can defend that beast of Kitty village, especially when the facts speaks for themselves.
 It is impossible to defend Paramountcy of the PNC – J. O. F Haynes could not do it Fred Willis could not do it Samuel Edgar Wills Could not do it – Johnny Cochran could not do it.  The best legal mind cannot and could not defend the sufferings of the People… I felt daily thus I know it…Only Burnhamites will mount words and attempt a policy of revisionist history and biography…It cannot be done…that is simple enough.  Politicians and religious leaders aren't much different from organized criminal enterprise in my spectacles especially when the vast majority of people on earth suffer daily ----Come on get a grip at reality…Everywhere on this earth people are catching hell and that's fine and dandy to many but not everyone is tricked by mercenaries…

On 10/31/07, Rick Narasa wrote:
Personally I liked Desmond Hoyte out of all of them leaders.... and the other guy whose car was blown up during Burnham time.... what was his name?
 nabaclisman nabaclisman Thu Nov 1, 2007 12:42 am

I did not think much of Desmond Hoyte as a legal mind and a Minister of Finance. However, I was more than mildly surprised at his leadership abilities - he listened to the people...I concur he is the best yet head of state Guyana has experienced. I can recall hearing of "Desmond Persaud” - that's what many racist Afro-Guyanese called Desmond Hoyte. 

I figured Jagdeo would surpass Desmond Hoyte.  But Jagdeo has morphed into the fat boy from Kitty. I might add; Jagdeo is worse than Burnham; especially considering he did not have to steal political power. Jagdeo ought have cleaned up the mess the PNC created in their 28 years of mismanagement...Good Lord with all the rampant blood shed upon the people - How upon this earth can anyone accept Jagdeo as a creditable leader? Jagdeo has been at the helm of the bloodiest period in the annals of the history of Guyana – and what's worst it is all black on black crime – poor people waging war upon themselves – something is terribly wrong with that scenario…

Friday, March 8, 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013

National Mourning:- Honoring Freedom Fighters and Martyrs

Aug 16, 2008 National Mourning:- Honoring Freedom Fighters and Martyrs I firmly believe the people of Guyana must be made aware that they need to start a program of education aimed at raising awareness of our freedom fighters and martyrs in the struggles which resulted in the granting of political independence on May 26, 1966 to the colony of British Guiana. National Martyrs' Day I firmly believe the people of Guyana must insist that their government set aside a day, a Week, perhaps the entire month; during the month of August for a Day, Week, or as the scenario may require perhaps a month of National Mourning. This must be done to honor the memory of our freedom fighters. They are the real Martyrs of The Demerara Slave Revolt in August 1823. I am absolutely convinced John Smith is no martyr of Black life and culture. I know I could not by any imagination regard John Smith and John Wray as heroes of my people, our people. During the days of slavery; the missionaries could not be on the side of the people who were of a different ethnicity than they were. Certainly; that was not at all possible. The missionaries were beholden to their ethnic group. They were hell-bent in keeping my representatives in the nineteenth century in check, in servitude, in slavery in the colonies of Demerara and British Guiana and those in the Caribbean Basin and on the West African Coast. Today the word marginalized is used to define the image and condition of Black people in Guyana and elsewhere on this planet. My position today is similar to that as it were in the nineteenth century. I believe mourners should assemble at Plantation Le Ressouvenir and march to the location where the freedom fighters were massacred and buried in the Bachelor's Adventure-Paradise District. I also believe it is up to the people to demand our heroes be recognized for what they were and are. I propose a national referendum on this subject, immediately. Perhaps a petition is best way to catch the attention of your inept and selfish politicians there in Guyana. How about it? Where do you stand? The struggle continues… hotep. "The slave may have appeared in a profit and loss account as an item, a thing, a piece of property, but he faced his new situation as an African, a worker, and a man. At this level of perception – It is quite irrelevant to enquire from which tribe or region a particular African originated"… Walter Anthony Rodney (1942 -1980) Dares Salaam Tanzania October 1969 "The similarity of African survivals in the New World points not to tribal peculiarities but to the essential oneness of African Culture; that culture was the shield which frustrated the efforts of Europeans to dehumanize Africans through servitude"… Walter Anthony Rodney (1942-1980) "The slave may have appeared in a profit and loss account as an item, a thing, a piece of property, but he faced his new situation as an African, a worker, and a man. At this level of perception – It is quite irrelevant to enquire from which tribe or region a particular African originated"… Walter Anthony Rodney (1942 -1980) Dares Salaam Tanzania October 1969 "The similarity of African survivals in the New World points not to tribal peculiarities but to the essential oneness of African Culture; that culture was the shield which frustrated the efforts of Europeans to dehumanize Africans through servitude"… Walter Anthony Rodney (1942 -1980) "The kind of ancestors we have is not as important as the kind of descendants our ancestors have"… Dr. Phyllis Ann Wallace (1920-1993) 4:09 PM · Comment
Sancho Family Reunion, Brooklyn, New York City. Best Greetings! Members of the kinship of Sancho is preparing for the Sancho Family Reunion. The gathering is tentatively scheduled to be held during the second weekend of July 2009 in Brooklyn New York City. The need is to obtain contact information for all the members of the Sancho tribe. This is regardless of their residence. The effort is to facilitate an overwhelming turnout at the gathering of our people. Therefore, I am by this means, hereby requesting of you to please inform and/or remind as many members of the kinship of Sancho as is humanly possible to send their contact information to Miss Josephine Patterson Email: In the spirit of the ancestors and their colleagues in the human experience, I, M'lilwana Osanku also known as Sancho of Nabaclis, and Um'lilwane, (Little Fire), son of Muriel Sancho, on the behalf of all of our people who came and left before us and those of the future - thank you; most sincerely for all of your efforts to facilitate the bonding of members of our kinship in 2009 and many years in the future until the sun stops shinning… 8:56 PM · Comment (1) Sharon Mitch Is the Sancho's by any means related to the Lammy's of Guyana? 4 years ago

Where Do You Stand?

Dec 1, 2008 Where Do You Stand? 1.Where do you stand on the issue of same-sex marriages? 2.What are your convictions respecting the issue of persons of similar gender being legally married to each other? 3. Do you think society has the right to define humanity? 4. Do you think prohibiting gay marriages is a violation of the civil rights, human rights, political rights, and natural rights (and/or any other rights people of this planet are entitled here upon earth) of people within the political boundary they are citizens thereof?

Political Ideology: Marx and Engels?

Dec 1, 2008 Political Ideology: Marx and Engels? Where do you stand on the issue of political ideology? What are your convictions respecting the issue of political philosophy? Do you think society has the right to define humanity? What percentage of the population of a nation ought to be the mandate for holding the highest office in that land? What percentage of the electorate is necessary to consider an election valid in a democratic state? What are your thoughts respecting Marx and Engels with regard to Guyana, and the Global Black Experience? Do you agree with any of the ten positions listed below? The ruling class; and to increase the total of productive forces as rapidly as possible. Of course, in the beginning, this cannot be affected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights of property, and on the conditions of bourgeois production; by means of measures, therefore, which appear economically insufficient and untenable, but which, in the course of the movement, outstrip themselves, necessitate further inroads upon the old social order, and are unavoidable as a means of entirely revolutionising the mode of production. These measures will of course be different in different countries. Nevertheless in the most advanced countries the following will be pretty generally applicable: 1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes. 2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. 3. Abolition of all right of inheritance. 4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels. 5. Centralisation of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly. 6. Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State. 7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan. 8. Equal liability of all to labour. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture. 9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equable distribution of the population over the country. 10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production. When, in the course of development, class distinctions have disappeared, and all production has been concentrated in the hands of a vast association of the whole nation, the public power will lose its political character. Political power, properly so called, is merely the organised power of one class for oppressing another. If the proletariat during its contest with the bourgeoisie is compelled, by the force of circumstances, to organise itself as a class, if, by means of a revolution, it makes itself the ruling class, and, as such, sweeps away by force the old conditions of production, then it will, along with these conditions, have swept away the conditions for the existence of class antagonisms...