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I borrow from Bob Marley: “It’s war!”

Dear Editor,

As I look at the news and see murder continuously occurring, it supports my hypothesis that social structure change is needed. If you only treat the symptoms of societal ills, you have to keep medicating indefinitely, as is Belize’s present trajectory.

Neither the UDP nor the PUP intend to do anything but magic shows like strong police presence or miniscule social intervention. It is no surprise that homicides are prevalent and endemic throughout the Caribbean.

The social structures are similar. The developed world, like the US and Europe, has gotten mainly the middle class to pay for a welfare state that somewhat pacifies the marginalized. Capitalism, socialism and communism are outdated, and therefore, a more inclusive socioeconomic system is required.

Only if you live in “Lala Land” do you believe that the people at the bottom of the socioeconomic system will get a fair opportunity for social mobility. There are token, extremely poor people who rise, but it is the exception, not the rule.

I borrow from Bob Marley: “It’s war!”

Yours truly,
Brian E Plummer

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