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Welfare Poli-tricks
Published on May 21, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

Welfare Poli-tricks

By Abdulmajeed K Nunez

Louis Wade’s ‘Two legged Stool’ still has me thinking
I went back into my writings and re-read what Sabino and I were discussing
I found some things quite interesting
That in the following lines I will be sharing
If Belizeans are to truly win
There is an issue that is a fundamental thing that they should be advocating
The prime minister must not be in charge of financing
If we think it through as it stands it’s conflicting
It sets him up as king and undermines the entire system

The George Price era was welfare poli-tricks
It was done in the United States
If you look at the parallel in the 50s
When they work toward the blacks to become citizens
Their plan was to re-enslave them by creating a system of dependency
They gave them handouts - welfare
That is what was promulgated, shipped out to Belize, Jamaica, Trinidad in the 60s

Price was a follower and admirer of Nehru from India
So he was influenced by what Nehru was doing in the forties
Nehru was Price’s mentor, but he too was influenced by Stalin
Price and those being trained with him around the same time were all influenced by Stalin
His prospective taking over from Richardson this was the direction he took the People’s United Party
In 1956 he took over and things changed
This is the reason for the split
When Richardson went as an observer at the conference on federation
Price came back hell bent on collecting on the promises and said, “Let’s give it a try!”
Richardson and Goldson left the meeting in September 1956
When they walked out the meeting they had to choose new leaders
Richardson was the first PUP Leader

Our politicians have been doing whatever they want from day one
When you look at the history in the 1960s
The governor who gave a contract to Fred Hunter’s ancestors
To dredge the canal when his term was finished in 1966
The contract was given without tender with exclusivity
In recent times we have Novelos Bus Company and Kolbe?
The colonial secretary took it away from Hunter
But due to his conniving negotiation and buttering someone’s hand he won
This corruption was been happening since the British
And when we got self government it became outlandish
Price was aspiring for self government from the day of adult suffrage
Because it meant we created our own budget and controlled our own monies
Our country was not running its own budget in 54 as a matter of fact this began in 64

Why does the prime minister have to be minister of finance?
Price wanted it and it continued because that is where the power lies
Belize does not operate the way America does we adopted the Westminister model
They appoint senators, decide the cabinet and have control to appoint the judiciary
Whoever wins the majority controls the legislature and becomes a dictator

The blue and white flag was not the PUP flag
It was in fact the Baymen’s flag -- they absorbed it as the forefathers of the country
They adopted it and then Price killed the history of the Baymen
He wanted to look at the future, and our alliances with Central America
To do that he down played and cut out the history of the battle of St George’s Caye
Even though his father led that parade on horseback annually
From the time he was a baby, check the history!
Hence we have no real affiliation with the West Indies

The entire Caribbean is in a funk
In an outlandish funk that requires young minds
To come in clean it up and change it up so we can look forward to the twenty-first century
With programs like climate change we are just following the leader
We need to start to ask pertinent questions and stop being beggars
Who is benefiting from these programs?
The citizens must formulate and give the government their programs.
 
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