The Ants Will Come and Tell Me
Lena and Daniel Platt, author
The reader of this book will get an intimate glimpse into the lives of Brindley and Patricia Benn and their family, who loom large in the history of the small South American nation of Guyana. Guyana is about to assume a much larger role on the world stage, because of its vast, newly discovered oil resources. Readers from around the world who see themselves as opponents of imperialism and its modern make-over, neoconservatism, will learn how valiant little Guyana was used as a test laboratory for the techniques of “regime change,” not once, but three times over seven decades. The reader will learn how Brindley Benn sounded the alarm about the Reverend Jim Jones and the People’s Temple, long before the infamous Jonestown massacre took place. The astonishing saga of the 2020 Guyana election is recounted in detail: how Guyana entered the Guinness Book of Records for the longest interval between an election and the formation of the new government, as a gang of political desperados made a clumsy attempt to rig the election outcome with the entire world looking on. This book is the result of countless hours of interviews, and is also documented with recently declassified material from the U.S. State Department, archives of the CIA and MI5, and material made public by Wikileaks.