The writing was on the wall but many chose not to see it.
First the MMM. Wallowing in the fading memories of a glorious past gone by, the party seems to have become a family business, the expression of marginal ‘gens de couleur’ ambition reminiscent of ‘La Petite France’ ideology denouncing ‘l’invasion de la horde asiatique’. Led by a ‘Kolom Lapropiyete’ mentality, it has become more and more intolerant and anyone who challenges the opinion of the ‘Leader Maximo’ is marginalised and driven to quit. Then the mud-slinging Hitlerlike operation starts and the Mauritian version of Squealer – the divine of course – will officially decree and declrare that the departure of the ‘rotten ones’ has made the party stronger. The misnomer ‘transfuge’ is used for dissidents.
The 2019 election results show clearly that the Leader Maximo was again terribly wrong.
The Labour Party (MLP), having crippled roots and longing to be like its opposite, has become a non-recognisable Fabian organisation. Its followers are driven by habit and NOT by conviction; its leadership is now made up of technocrats who do not serve but strive to be served. Consequently, the bond between party members, the electorate and leaders, is broken and some at the top quickly abandon a sinking vessel to seek favours elsewhere.
The vanguard in the struggle for independence and sovereignty is slowly becoming the doormat of neocolonialism and an accomplice of neofascism. Are you surprised that the party’s rank and file are at a loss?
The MLP, once a national party, now has a clear ethnic physiognomy and seems unable to change in spite of repeated slogans about breakaway which sounds more like runaway.
AND NOW WHAT?
The MSM has emerged as the main political party. Will it be constant to its dangerous neoliberal inclination or will it be forced by circumstances to open itself to considerations related to global burning, climate crisis, nation building, social justice, food security, functional literacy, gender equality, solidarity and sharing?