…and insulting IndiaPart of the problem with some Guyanese is: they’re so consumed with self-hate they just can’t imagine that folks who may look like them can achieve anything and are confident. They therefore put down their own and exalt ones who’re different who oppress them. Just look at Nagamootoo’s — in charge of “Information” in this Government — Director of Public Information (DPI), I. Khan. He’s now broadened his attack from the Indian Ambassador to the entire Indian Government!And the Government spokesmen — including Ramjattan, Chairman of the AFC — insist their DPI isn’t speaking for the Government; he’s speaking on his own personal behalf!! This even though he’s posting his vituperations on his Facebook page that identifies him prominently as the DPI!! Does anybody really believe the folks who follow Khan’s postings do so for his looks?While “free speech” is protected, it does not cover a Government employee who’s OVERTLY in charge of the country’s PUBLIC information. It is disingenuous for the Government to hold up this fig leaf in defence of their official’s attack on a country that has been in Guyana’s corner even before its independence.This Eyewitness is totally convinced PM Nagamootoo’s behind these attacks: HIS silence on his employee’s attacks speaks volumes.When the President’s PR person made some outrageous remarks in a hacked “private” Facebook post, he didn’t defend the outburst on the basis of “free speech”. He investigated the incident, and said there was “no malice” when the statement was made. The President at least understood that public officials just can’t say whatever they want and get away with it under the “free speech” get-out-of-jail card!But your Eyewitness returns to the self-hate of Nagamootoo that is fuelling his flunkey’s attack on a budding world power. The latter fact was acknowledged by Khan, since he posted a news item saying just that! People like Nagamootoo just can’t accept that India can amount to anything simply because THEY’VE never amounted to anything. Just look at how he’s allowed himself to become the doormat of APNU!! Where’s the self-respect? So while he’ll attack India, he’ll never order his flunkey to directly take on the President of the US for calling Haiti and several countries “shitholes”. He sees himself as one!!The sad point of Khan’s attacks is that they’re based on “fake news”. First, he claimed India invited Jamaica’s AG, so why not Guyanese Ministers — presumably like Nagamootoo. After being informed that in Jamaica the AG is NOT a Minister, he now asks if the PPP and UNC were in office, whether India would have impose the Ministerial bar!!Does the DPI know that Mauritius has at least 14 PIO Ministers who were barred? Wanker!!…and MLK’s answerToday, the US commemorates “Martin Luther King’s Day” for many reasons. We usually hear about his struggle for civil rights for African Americans based on non-violence pioneered by Gandhi in South Africa. But that was a struggle against “negative freedom” — to cast off chains on others from OUTSIDE.But MLK also preached the doctrine of “positive freedom” — the need for those oppressed people to achieve their human potential through self-belief and self-development. In the year before his assassination, MLK gave one of his most powerful speeches on this subject to some black schoolchildren in the American South. Nagamootoo and his lackey should listen to this speech and integrate the message into their lives.While colonials invented racism to justify slavery of Africans, they conjured up a “chain of being” that placed all other “races” – Chinese, Indians, Amerindians etc in descending order — with European whites, like Norwegians, at the top of the pinnacle.MLK preached that non-whites — like Nagamootoo and his lackey — should reject that idea.And they’ll see India and Africa in a new light!…and angerThe most insidious element in self-hate in that the colonised subjects are the aforementioned projection of the hate to those who may be successful.And it’s not confined to those in other countries!!