Letters — 21 March 2014 — by Brian Plummer

Dear Editor:

I read your editorial dated March 16, 2014 with much interest. I don’t think that most Belizeans understand that our mode of operation as a country is unsustainable and we must collectively do something about it.

The problem with Belize lies primarily with our elite, whether educated elites or economic elites. The elites of a country are supposed to move its society forward; that is why they are given so many privileges, so that they have the leisure and the means of production.

I don’t want to get too academic, but if you look at history, people like Hippocrates, Aristotle, Galileo, Alexander Graham Bell, Bill Gates, etc. are all members of the elite in their society, even if they were the educated elites.

They simply use the resources, hoard them and give very little in return.

To whom a lot is given, a lot is expected – noblesse oblige! We must let anyone know once you want to be privileged, you must produce, or you will be seen as a parasite that needs to be removed!

Yours truly,
Brian Plummer

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