Tag: culture

The promises of a better future …

So I’ve been reading the manifestos for both the PUP and UDP parties and have some items I want to cover, hopefully I can get to it all before election day… Continue reading “The promises of a better future …”

The Alternative struggle in Belize

I talk to Belizeans on the ground every day and the one thing that is certain in all the discussions is that they want a serious Alternative, not a bunch of individual units working together under a common idea. Belizeans see that as a larger more spread out version of the two party system. Currently we have PUP and UDP fighting for power, if the Alternatives win, it will be a larger struggle for power..

The lesser of two evils is still evil. And we keep doing the same insane thing of voting in evil every 5 years.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
– Albert Einstein

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Thought of the Day

I haven’t done this in a while but here is my TOD for today June 25, 2015
The problem is that we allowed our Colonial masters to instill in us that one race is superior to another and one group is to rule others and that certain “classes” of people are inferior and should be put to death even.

We have allowed ourselves to be led into the construct where we are classified like farm animals…

The system works on a divide and conquer method and we do all the work by being racists and bigots.

Until we learn that the construct of classifications is our enemy and we learn to break free and unite as one people regardless of color or orientation or any of the dividers they place between us we will remain where we are and things will only get worst.

Youth Development

We all know that the biggest plagues causing commotion in our societies is lack of youth development. We need to step outside of the box for a bit and look at what is happening, where we are and what can be done to remedy the situations.

What is youth development?

… the ongoing growth process in which all youth are engaged in attempting to (1) meet their basic personal and social needs to be safe, feel cared for, be valued, be useful, and be spiritually grounded, and (2) to build skills and competencies that allow them to function and contribute in their daily lives.”
– (Pittman, 1993)

Youth development, then, is a combination of all of the people, places, supports, opportunities and services that most of us inherently understand that young people need to be happy, healthy and successful. Youth development currently exists in a variety of different places, forms and under all sorts of different names. Continue reading “Youth Development”

Building your Community Spirit

Building your Community Spirit

Another year is quickly passing us by and yet when I reach out into the community both in Belize and in the Diaspora, I see the same shit happening. People finding faults in each other and trying to bring down the other person while they make all excuses in the book to applaud and protect criminal leaders and allow them to drag the nation further down the mud pit. Instead of making ourselves stronger as a people we are allowing ourselves to be divided and conquered; hell in fact we are doing it to ourselves and asking for it to be done in the areas that we can’t do it ourselves. This article is not only for people in Belize, but for anyone that wants to see their community get better. Some tips will work for you, some won’t; it depends on where you live on this rock we call home.

As time slips us by, instead of being jerks and bullies to each other; how about we step back and outside the cages that have been built for us. Let’s stop treating each other like animals and shit and start to build our community. It’s not as hard as you think it to be, it’s actually easy as heck and all it takes is you (myself included) being willing to do it. Far too long have we allowed this single unit minded brainwashing to take us over and break down the very fabric of our society. Children watch and learn from their parents and others in the community they grow up in.

Loving your neighbors is to be a family and is far beyond DNA connection.
Blood may be thicker than water, but love, kindness, trust and ability to empathize with each other in the face of every adversity is what we should call my family.
– Kemmy Nola

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Society is fucked … Why?

Society is fucked … Why?

We fear what others says we should be, what we should say and all that. We put the opinions of others before our own and as such we stop doing what needs to be done. We worry …

  • What will my priest think?
  • What will my mom/dad say?
  • What will my friends say?
  • What will Joe Blow say?

When norms are set, we become like animals in a herd and we get divided into different aspects, we are used to play against each other at war with ourselves.

The way we have been controlled is that they set things up to play with our thoughts and emotions. They use our human traits against us, 1000’s of years of manipulation has now taken its toll and we are living under the herd mentality.

Think of a sheep farm. Sheep are in the pasture eating and roaming. The farmer shows up and one or two sheep start walking away because they have been conditioned to lead the flock to where the farmer wants them to. All of a sudden you start seeing the other sheep following and the few that don’t blindly follow are scared into line by the sheep dog.Noting to Loose but Chains

In our lives, many of us have become the sheep dog, we rush at and attack the sheep that do not follow into submission. We are fighting ourselves, do you realize that? Who’s vision is the norm of what is right, what is beautiful, etc? Continue reading “Society is fucked … Why?”

Ism this and Ism that – Why the Double Standard

Ism this and Ism that – Why the Double Standard

How do you define racism or any kind of ism.. Is it racist for example because of what it is or because of who said or did it?

Let’s use the N word.. If it is a derogatory word then why is it allowed for one race but not another? If it’s racist, it should be racist no matter who says it.

How about calling women bitches and hoes? Why is it ok in a song and everyone bumps to it when it’s being said to every single female baby to great-grand-ma. But let one person say it to one female and all hell breaks loose.

Why all the double standards.. If it’s wrong it’s wrong.

That’s my rant for today.