Let's deal with our own problems
Guyana Chronicle
October 16, 2001

As an avid reader of your letter section, I have been following Guyanese perception of the WTC attacks and the now ongoing US led retaliation. I must say for a country that has open access to information, we sure have a lot of ignorant citizens. I've seen letters claiming the US retaliatory attacks are cowardly, how dropping aid into Afghanistan is basic political showmanship, and then a bunch of women with obviously nothing better to do, protesting outside the US embassy, have proven how quickly we jump the gun on certain issues.

Guyana, let's deal with our own problems. Isn't it about time we did something about those awful mini buses, or our University law and medical students continued plight? I think we have a lot more to worry about here than a bunch of religious freaks who practice their own demented interpretation of a great religion and try to cast blame on the West for the failures of the Arab world.

Oooh, the big bad Americans are bombing Afghanistan. For crying out loud, if you want to write letters or protest or whatever, attack a subject that will help Guyana and Guyanese. It seems certain members of our society feel that by having an opinion, you are automatically schooled in a specific subject. If that's all it takes, then I know I can be president of MENSA or something.

This letter obviously won't go over well with persons like Mr.S McDoom, but that's one of the benefits of living in a free society; the ability to speak your mind even if you have no clue what you're talking

Guyanese & Proud