The Guatemalan Claim is being legitimized with the help of Belize by: Aria Lightfoot

Today, this is the OFFICIAL MAP of BELIZE

Today, this is the OFFICIAL MAP of BELIZE

Guatemala claim to Belize

Guatemala claim to Belize

It seems to me that Belize got Set up, Swindled and Hoodwinked, …before the suggestion to take Guatemalan’s claim to the ICJ , it seemed to be going well for Belize Internationally. We had our issues but we were developing…Guatemala for the most part was not an issue for us and the Guatemalan claim for Belize was dying a natural death; I would argue that any claim by Guatemala  in the world arena  would  be seen ridiculous as the world has given Belize LEGITIMACY in every world organization….

Lo and Behold, enter the brilliant yet inept legal minds in Belize, the ones who bill our taxpayers for self benefiting pursuits, the same brilliant legal minds who have yet to effectively address or solve our internal failing justice systems,  decides  to become legal super heroes  and take up a centuries old issue and solve a claim already settled with our induction into the U.N.  They agreed and signed a contract, without any previous consultation with the Belizean people, to risk our sovereignty.  They ask Belizeans NOW to trust them, and vote yes for our future to be determined by Judges who could care less how their vote affect us.  A vote where  ONLY Belize  stands to lose.

Today and 30 plus years after Independence we are being told by the very leaders who have raped our natural resources, our public coffers, enriched their family and friends and sold us out to the highest bidders to trust them wholeheartedly and take Belize claim to the ICJ to establish our  already established sovereignty…in their arrogance, unquenchable quest to prove to the world what is already accepted, over-confidence and maybe a sweet lingering anticipation for a Nobel Peace Prize or likely oil and trade contracts to fatten their law firms….  decide to legitimize a dead claim, accept blood money to buy our people the same way they buy votes and citizenship to win elections.

Suddenly Guatemala’s claim comes off life support and becomes relevant once again and as you are witnessing,  Guatemala is wasting no time and using it to their advantage to make their public relations argument to the world and likely the ICJ …now it gives Guatemala grounds to make a stand in what was a ridiculous claim. Belize has handed Guatemala legitimacy, simply by agreeing to this nonsense.

In our leaders’ blind trust and more likely love for the European and American money;  they push Belize down an amnesic path, forgetting the magnitude of woes Europeans and Americans have created in Belizean society…. Motherland England,  Ashcroft, Prosser, McAfee and maybe quite a few unknowns have instrumentally stripped our country of wealth, reputation and democracy with the willing enabling help of the very Bar members arguing for us to go to the ICJ and trying to convince us that they have Belize’s best interest at heart.  These agents of first world countries come to Belize and tell us how to think and what is good for us and our misguided leaders drunk in their power, believe they speak for us and saw no need for prior consultation before subjecting the entire country down this path.  Our leaders lack foresight by their failure to acknowledge we live in a corporate world, a new world order where governments are nothing more than agents for corporations and oil companies….

Here is a quote from the British Government on the claim:

“The UK is interested in this issue because we are a supporter of strong international institutions such as the ICJ, and regional organisations such as the OAS and SICA. We are keen to see a long term solution that will benefit both Guatemala and Belize, and to support the OAS’s efforts to promote wider regional stability and development. It is also important that Belize and Guatemala resolve their territorial dispute to continue developing regional and economic integration.” source:

  1. Let me repeat it, just in case you missed it : “We [Mother England]  are keen to see a long term solution that will benefit both Guatemala and Belize

So Now Guatemala is redrawing maps and making a mockery of us.  This is exactly what Guatemala wanted all along …a world audience to revitalize an old dying claim and maybe convince the political body of the ICJ  to make a “legal” ruling in their favor.   One thing I have learned, the dumbest people are the most educated at times. They lose their common sense; they become arrogant trained monkeys who believe a degree gives them superior intellect.  They are normally the easiest to prey on because one just needs to pander to  their super egos and play up to their elitist perception of intelligence.  I pray my Belizeans Vote NO and then put our leaders in check! They work for Belizeans, and they should serve Belize always.  Is it possible a deal has already been ironed out and they just need the ICJ to remove culpability from their actions?   Belize is NOT for gamble and if one inch of soil or sea is given to Guatemala, Belizeans MUST hold our leaders accountable.

Daily Dingleberry 06-05-12 No Jubilee Fuh Me

We cut off the hand the could have fed us.

England is celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years of rule with a grand show of pageantry and seemingly genuine sentiments of gratitude and pride. I’m going to say something that is NOT going to be popular but I have long held this opinion, even as a child. One could accuse me of being influenced by my father who opposed independence in 1981. While his son, Henry Jr.,  was meeting the Duke, my dad was at the cayes building his house, refusing to be a part of what he saw as a premature move on George Price’s part.

However, I am unwilling to say that it is his influence which makes me have this very strong conclusion still to this day: we should not have asked for independence when we did. I really believe that we were unprepared as a people to take over the role of leadership. I believe that it was a very self serving agenda upon which George Price embarked. He cared more about his legacy than the shambles in which his decision would leave us.

See, what we refuse to admit is that we did not have the tools for rule. Not yet. We are a small nation with a small population with little and poor infrastructure. Old George asked us to enter the game very late and compete globally with economic giants. We didn’t have roads; functioning medical clinics; developed industries; an educated and experienced pool of people from which  to chose our new government; an army; a proper airport….and the list goes on. You can say to me now: “Well we have all of that now.”

Really? At what cost? Our crime rate is ASTRONOMICAL! We owe sooooooo much money and our people are suffering with a truly disgraceful number of 50% BELOW the poverty level. Our justice system is a JOKE. Yeah. I said it. There is NO justice when lawyers run our country into the ground, using their knowledge to intimidate and STEAL from our people.

We should have prepared ourselves BEFORE jumping up and down like impatient children waiting for the ice cream truck. We did not need to get independence in order to develop as a nation. We should have made the British Empire develop allllll that stuff for us first. After all they owed us. They took all of our resources and left us with nothing. And we let them because we had stupid, blind, false pride. We were gonna show them we didn’t need ’em. So we kicked them out and left ourselves stranded and struggling. Nowhere is safe in Belize anymore. Is this what we imagined? Was our precious independence worth all this killing and strife?

Our best minds keep leaving, never to return, afraid, because the risk hardly seems worth it. Our children are raped and murdered with no recourse. Our people are dying in record numbers from all kinds of diseases and cancer is ravaging our population. Guatemala is still claiming us and forcing us to have a referendum over something that should be moot by now. Our citizens are having to fight ignorance and archaic laws to just establish basic rights. Children are going to school hungry or none at all. Our land is soon to be ours no longer since the only way to make money is to sell the one asset we do have to the Americans or the Chinese.

Don’t get it twisted people. I have no love for colonialism nor any allegiance to royalty but I sure as shit would have preferred making them give us what we deserved as their subjects before kicking their asses out because now we sure are in the crapper and I don’t know how we are going to get out of shit hole we dug ourselves into.

Daily Dingleberry 03-18-12 Two Wrongs Nuh Mek a Right

I want to shine the light on some allegations surrounding the elections. Some accuse PUP of getting last minute financial backing from a prominent person based on the results of bogus polls which determined a win. Some accuse UDP standard bearers paying varying amounts from $400 to as little as $12.50 a vote. Some accuse BOTH of soliciting potential supporters by aiding in procuring  residency/citizenship papers for non-citizens from Guatemala, San Salvador, Honduras etc. The only people crying foul however, has been the PUP proponents. While I champion any attempt to ensure the sanctity of our democracy, it irks the crap out of me that that same ardor isn’t demonstrated among the Opposition. If you want to demand justice for wrong doing, you have to be above reproach.

Aye! So, who is telling the truth? Was Mr. Ashcroft‘s yacht really moored somewhere along our coast during the elections? Did Belize City contenders really buy their way into government? And where is the proof in this digital age? You mean, not one cell phone captured an offensive, “hand caught in the cookie jar” moment?????

I am begging the leaders of both parties to do internal investigations so as to address corruption within their ranks. It does not do for either of you to engage in such worthless behaviour. If you know of such wrong doing, it is your duty to us, as the people you serve to correct it. We don’t need bloody revolution. We have laws. Follow them and restore some dignity to our government because frankly, neither party is a model of what one could consider ethical and upstanding.

GET TO WORK BITCHES! Kick those weak links out, put them in jail and protect our interests. Without us, you are nothing and don’t you EVER forget that.

Daily Dingleberry 02-17-12 (Warning: Rated Explicit for Frank Language)

So…it’s Friday. People are yaking yaking about Shakron dis and Shakron dat. Frankly…I feel sorry for her. She is being used by both parties, yeah…I said it.

PUP is telling Ms. Shakron “UDP fraid fi yu gial…dats why dey di go awn soh”, bolstering her ego so she can continue to run for them and help stave off collapse of a party which has been plagued by infighting and candidates dropping out.

I suspect the UDP doesn’t care all that much about the effect Shakron will have on its chances of winning. UDP is only using this whole Shakron ting to further discredit the PUP, call hypocrite and wipe Lisa Shoman‘s face with her own words. The UDP is simply having a free for all at PUP’s expense.

I don’t know you Ms. Shakron but I sure as hell would not be giving up my damn US citizenship for dis here bunch. And before anybody jumps me from behind, this ain’t about love of country…this is about love of self. You bettah love yourself more than any country and any people, BECAUSE at the end of the day, these fuckers ain’t go be nowhere round, come March 8th and she didn’t win or PUP happens to lose. It’s just tooooo much of a gamble and it must be difficult to put her life in such jeopardy, much less the lives and future of her kids at risk. Because, that is what it is people. See,  what people don’t tell you is that once you get into politics like this, there is no turning back, EVER.

I hope you really have only the strongest convictions Ms Shakron, because at the end of the day, they will be all you have.