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#257542 - 11/23/07 11:55 PM The Belizean definition
Marty Offline
Over the centuries, the British carefully constructed the
template of the population of British Honduras/Belize.
They, of course, controlled the immigration processes of
the colony until independence in 1981, and Whitehall built
an ethnic realty which enabled them, in their minds, to
separate, even dismantle, the people on a moment’s notice.
Belize was one of the smallest British possessions in the
Western Hemisphere , but its population is absolutely the
most diverse in the region. It was so designed, and run by
British administrative districts.

Consider first the Creoles, then the Caribs, then the
Mestizos, then the East Indians, and the Arabs, the Jews,
the Chinese, the modern Indians, and so on and so forth.
(Mix in the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.)

The territory was divided dramatically by religion in a
process begun in the second half of the nineteenth century.

And then the nationalist movement which began in 1950,
betrayed the Belizean people. First the People’s United
Party became focused on becoming a family empire after
1956, and then the PUP became a “friendly kleptocracy”
after 1989. Everyone wonders why the Belizean people do not
properly respect the Belizean anthem. It is because we are
a divided people. We were deliberately divided by Whitehall
, and then after 1950 our Belizean leaders found it more
profitable and convenient to emphasize divisive political
party over healing nationalism. So.

In the beginning, the UBAD movement of 1969 was easily
portrayed by its enemies as a racist organization. As the
years went by, however, it became clear that UBAD, as it
metamorphosed into Amandala, and then Kremandala, was a
nationalist concept.

Even before globalization began in the 1970’s, external
elements had been entering post-nationalist Belize with
exploitative schemes, three decades and more before. These
schemes were officially referred to as “foreign
investments.” But, in more cases than not, they were better
described as “get rich quick” operations. The foreigners
had to involve, at some level or the other and in some
proportion or the other, the native populations in their
businesses. They made partners of the elitist national
bourgeoisie who placed personal and family interests before
the interests of the nation.

Later, globalization was worse than foreign investment. The
foreigners paid off our political leaders, took legal
ownership of specific public and other sectors, and
exploited for all they were worth.

Belize, because of its ethnic confusion, was one of the
very last countries in the world to achieve the paper
independence which became popular in the post-colonial
world. The Guatemalan claim divided Belizeans, instead of
uniting us, as it should have. The problem was the ethnic
confusion which the British had cynically created. Some
Belizeans thought other Belizeans were sympathetic to the
Guatemalan claim because of their ethnicity. The truth is
that those Belizeans were not sympathetic to the Guatemalan
claim, but ignorance was a thing which ruled British
Honduras/Belize in the decades before the zinc fence. The
ignorance was inculcated, perpetrated, perpetuated and
institutionalized by an educational system which was
controlled by Eurocentric Christian churches.

These abovementioned churches fought the African/Mayan
history initiative with all their might. In fact, they are
still doing so. The fact of the matter is that if your
national population is not united by ethnicity, and we have
spent the first part of this essay explaining how the
British deliberately divided us with ethnicity, then it is
only a seriously honest education which can hold the
national component parts together, especially when there is
stress.

Yes, God is great. But ignorance is death. The Belizean
definition is multi-ethnic. Where the British plotted
division, the diverse ethnicities of Belize, let’s be real,
made love to each other, conceived, gave birth, and here we
are – across the ethnic lines.

The truth is that those institutions which did not wish for
us to learn our ethnic history, are those institutions
which wished for us to remain of low self-esteem. Such
institutions were and are anti-nationalist, because they
were, from the get go, globalist.

God is great, but nationalism is real. They can talk all
they want, but Guatemala exists. Besides being manifestly
racist, Guatemala has publicly said that the Belizean
nation should not exist, because most of its territory,
they insist, belongs to them. In a fight for the nation
state, it is not the Almighty we can turn to for safety. He
does not take sides in wars. Real nationalists of Belize ,
unite. All power to the people.

-from amandala newspaper of belize, online edition.

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#257550 - 11/24/07 03:59 AM Re: The Belizean definition [Re: Marty]
Leah-Ann Offline
Yikes! eek
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#257557 - 11/24/07 02:40 PM Re: The Belizean definition [Re: Leah-Ann]
elbert Offline
Classic Amandala bias journalism
Attitude is everything two can look at the same thing,one sees a Pearl that they are proud of, the other a stinking pile of dodo.
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#257561 - 11/24/07 04:32 PM Re: The Belizean definition [Re: elbert]
Marty Offline
thats the truth

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