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Stop fritter, Commission of Inquiry

The story goes that if you put some pipl brains eena black bird, it will fly backward. Okay, okay, we know that all people have good points, so the arrow is aimed only at specific parts of their cranium, not the whole skull. Getting back on target, the UDP has exhibited that bakway kinda mind, and this shot is to get the PUP to stay away from red transgressions.

Ugh, for UDP bakway exhibits, I present Finnegan, who said that it is poor people pressure that causes area reps to do illegal things; I present Faber, who said that we small people kyaahn taak about corruption because we guilty tu; I present John, who said sin da sin, though maybe he should get a pass because he kinda backtracked on that absolute nonsense recently.

Even people who failed Bible lessons get di sense when the people said, “Saul slew his thousands, and David slew his tens of thousands”. King Saul was no fool, and he set about trying to set up David to get him out of the way.

The magnitude of the failure counts, and if that line of reasoning were followed, my advice to EA Marshalleck would be that his Commission should make a list of all the people who got special favors from government stores, and only those lesser citizens involved who don’t acknowledge that they were “liked” should be brought before his interrogation crew. Braa, let’s get on with the madabig deals that have our country reeling.

For 13 years we watched the UDP leader and his crowd use past PUP transgressions as a tool to perpetuate their power, instead of getting on with the business of righting the ship. Oh woe the consequences of that UDP fraud.

Bah, that most recent Inquiry looked too much like UDP modus operandi, Sir, games playing. The PUP cost us millions, but the UDP is the reason why we owe Ashcroft tens of millions. Investigate the big contracts now. Only after dealing with the big krukidnis – wait, if you deal with that you won’t have trouble from us, because the only reason we transgress with the little things is because those big crooks steal us blind.

Explaining our black ancestors’ contribution in 1798

It is said that George Price declared the Battle of St. George’s Cay a myth, because it was dividing the country. I’m not about critiquing that, not today, but in 2021 we really should put away the myth that was created to make a myth of the essential battle.

Some reluctantly accept the participation of this Flowers Bank Fourteen, but they weren’t the only free colored about. For starters, the buccaneers who came here weren’t “pure” European. In the late 1700s there were many free colored men in the Bay, some of them backed up by their white fathers. They were voting here before the Flowers Bank Fourteen.

Why did our black ancestors fight at the Battle of St. George’s Cay? There are near constants in this world. A mountain is where it was years ago. The quebrada in the reef is still where it was back in 1798. People still need food, clothing and shelter. Even with cultural influences, people are basically the same. People being the same wherever we go, all we need is the basic information, and if we don’t apply bias we can paint a true picture of the world at the time.

What was the society like in the Bay back in the 1780s and 1790s? To grasp the real, we first have to accept the truth, that most everything revolves around sex.

Now, just as in the north, where the white man with his money and power created Mestizos with the Maya woman, in the town they created Kriols with enslaved African women. No surprise, the white slave master preferred the Mestizo woman he had helped create, over the Maya, and the Kriol woman he had helped create, and over the African.

Not too far aside, it shouldn’t be difficult to grasp that in the eye of the European, the Mestizo is higher up the ladder than the Kriol. That’s because, in phenotype, that mixed breed is more European, has straighter hair and the other features that are more similar to theirs.

Getting back to my story, in the 1780s and 1790s Belize Town, we have the white man looking to steal women from the mulatto class, and they being part white, it wasn’t as big a deal as when he went after the African woman. Thus, in the 1780s and 1790s, sexual tension was much lower, so Belize is a much more stable place than it was in years prior. So, what we have here is that the enslaved males are now living in a world that is much more insulated from the slave master.

All that covered, we can start looking among the enslaved men to see who would have participated in the Battle. The religion factor comes into play here. Some of them were married to women who were churchgoers, and you know they are the type who would influence their man. In every tribe, there are men who just love to fight. There were enslaved men who were given special privileges. There were those who wanted to win favor.

Adios to my good friend, Mr. Doro

Last weekend, my good friend, Elidoro Lewis, Sr., left us to join his wonderful wife, my good friend Miss Irene, and this is my goodbye, my expression of love and appreciation for his friendship, and respect for his contributions to our country.

All Mr. Doro’s children are sons, and they, like their dad, are a big part of the human part of why we are a special country. Mr. Doro’s last son was born to a second wife, some years after Miss Irene left us, and I am sure he will, like his older brothers, make Mr. Doro proud.
Like most folk in the older generation in Camalote, Mr. Doro did not go past primary school. He started school late, when he was eight-years-old, after his parents relocated from bak-a-bush where they were living, to live within walking distance of the primary school in Teakettle.

Mr. Doro was a physical specimen, fit and strong, even though he was an asthmatic. He made his living off his dump truck, and it certainly helped all his and Miss Irene’s sons to grow up straight, that from an early age they learned to handle a shovel. Mr. Doro didn’t have much of an education, and he was determined that his sons would not be left behind. All his six sons with Miss Irene completed high school, a few of them completed junior college, and Dalwin, who was the first valedictorian of St. Jude R.C. in Camalote, is a professor at the University of Belize.

When our friendship was young, Mr. Doro told me that there were three things in life that he would never change: his wife, his church (Catholic), and his party (UDP). When the UDP won in 1984, he was instrumental in getting the first Esquivel government to invest in St. Jude R.C., because it was right that Camalote children got a hot meal at noon, instead of a cold lunch. Prior to St. Jude R.C., Camalote children went to school in Teakettle, and in Roaring Creek.

Mr. Doro did break his third vow. At this moment I can’t remember all the reasons why he became disillusioned with the last UDP government, but hihn neva happy with them, and some years back his eldest son, Anthony, ran on a PUP ticket in a city council election in Belmopan. Ah, I bet Anthony got Mr. Doro’s blessing.

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