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Letter: Bishop was a Marxist-Leninist
Published on July 1, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

Dear Sir:

Once more Helen Grenade launches into a long diatribe about her hero Maurice Bishop. This time she changes her "Rising from modest, humble beginnings" after I pointed out in my recent letter that Bishop was in fact from a relatively privileged middle class background.

But she completely ignores what I wrote about Bishop's imprisoning thousands of Grenadians without trial, his importation of electric torture machines, his outing of his cigarette up a prisoner's nose and his creation of a labour camp where Rastafarians were forced at gunpoint to work for no pay.

If all these evil doings should recommend a person as a hero, what sort of people does that make us?

Gregory Thomas.
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Claude Alick:

the statement sounds like the commentator is trying to make it sounds as if Maurice Bishop was the final and only authority in the Grenada Revo. The man wasn't even powerful enough to get his former bodyguard out of prison and save his life. The former bodyguard died in prison under strange circumstances. Grenada was ruled by the Cadre and he was only one voice and a weak voice at best.


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