I had this discussion on Facebook with some friends about one part of the Belize – Guatemala claim and going to the ICJ. My concern here is more to the point of we have never taken this issue to any legal body before.
For several reasons, I vote…
Amidst the hustle and bustle of trying to convince people either way on this issue, some things are being left out that I think are important factors that the people MUST know ahead of any other words that they would be listening to. Continue reading “On Belize vs Guatemala at ICJ”
Tit fi tat and butta fi fish.
– Dean Barrow
Meaning: Because the other party did it, I am justified and am right in doing the same evil.
Dis weh blow ova like wah lee breeze.
– Said Musa
Meaning: People will forget what we did by the end of the day so I don’t care.
Johncrow only memba ih need house wen ih rain.
– Old Proverb
Meaning: People only remember the issues when they happen, then they forget all about them until they happen again.
Three things in daily life in Belize that the system takes advantage of and that people refuse to learn. We have literally become the living meaning of these.
We want ___________ ! We want ___________ ! We want ___________ !
How about “I will do something so that we can have what we want” for a change?
If we keep submitting to others to give us what we want, we will always be slaves.
Bob Marley said in a song:
“Neva mek a politician grant you a fava, they will always want to control you foreva.”
Malcolm X asked:
“How can someone give you what is already yours?”
I agree with everything that he said. Funny thing is that even those that say there is no God keep asking why. I think that is a sign that they know there is a God and they are just putting on a front to fit in with the in crowd; a closet Christian if you may.
This is the perfect example of what happens when Govt starts to run private lives and create a dependent people.
A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water to his house. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect for which it was made. But the poor cracked pot was shamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do. After 2 yrs of what it perceived to be a bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream.
I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologize to you. I have been able to deliver only half my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house. Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and you don’t get full value from your efforts the pot said.
The bearer said to the pot, Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side? That’s because I have always known about your flaw, and I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you’ve watered them. For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house
Moral: Each one of us has their own unique flaws. We’re all cracked pots, but it’s the cracks and flaws that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. You just need to take each person for what they are, and look for the good in them. Remember to appreciate all the different people in your life.