KREM WUB morning show. Thursday, July 2, 2020: With all due respect, Brother Nuri Mohammed, I am the one who invented PUP + UDP=PUDP, not brother Bert Tucker. Bring forth Tucker’s four words. EVIDENCE. Arturo Lizarraga presented three important points for economic development. Unfortunately, my PUDP has not paid attention. Divide and conquer is an old strategy.
There have been a lot of wrongful behavior in Belize from its inception. One example would be the hypocrisy of many leaders and members of the religious organizations. From the beginning, religion has served to dominate the minds of others and also as a weapon for wars, self-enrichment and the acquisition of power, which leads to arrogance. The Cross and the Christian Holy Bible that were brought to this continent and were introduced in Africa, were forced, with the sword and the whip, unto the people as the absolute truth. Today, such a belief system is not practiced among the majority of Europeans. Instead, it is used as the means to accomplish conditional power. Religious fanatics have been one of the most effective and strategic weapons of war of all time.
Corruption is another wrongful behavior which is condemned in Deuteronomy 16-19: “…you must not accept bribes, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of those who are right.” It seems that after so many years, the state/religious educational system has not been able to convince those who attain positions of influence that corruption is evil. However, among the most common causes of corruption are the political and economic practices and professional codes and habits. Who are the ones responsible for teaching morality through personal attitude or behavior?
My last point for this little essay is based on what was published in the Amandala on Friday, July 31, 2020, under the heading “Belize: Africans, Asians, and Indigenous Peoples Demand Reparations.” The Belize Commission Initiative for Justice and Reparations (BCIJR) has a beautiful dream. Unfortunately, Britain does not agree because the slave trade was legal at the time, and it took place a long time ago. In 1981, when Belize got its independence, there were only 150,000 inhabitants. Belizeans got 8,867 square miles, rivers, lagoons, etc. and 174 miles of seafront. What did you do with all that wealth? Colonel Samuel Alfred Haynes betrayed the Black community of British Honduras in 1919. One hundred years after, who betrayed the Black community of Belize?
August 7, 2020
P.S Having a conversation about an issue on a radio/ TV talk show is very important for the reason that listeners can learn, but that’s possible only when time is given for each person to explain their point. It seems that in Belize the custom is for four persons to talk at the same time and who makes the most vocal noise is the winner, and thereafter becomes the leader. At the same time, while one or two are speaking about fish, another jumps in talking about tractors. Well, probably that’s Belizean culture. Bravo-Clapps.