Paco Smith Defends Wil Maheia
Percy Lewis wrote 5 hours ago on Facebook
The Belize Media that undertook yesterday’s Sarstoon expedition returned with a gleeful and surprised look from what they in other words described as a non confrontational event. Analysts must be trying to interpret this recent rare mature posture on the part of the Guatemalan Military.
Upon their return, the Media also confessed that the trip in part succeeded because Will Mehia was dis-invited; based on advice which they took, given the hero to so many has become a thorn in the Guatemalan side."
"Unmistakably, had it not been for Wil Maheia's diligence, the people of Belize would not have cognizant of the ever-increasing encroachment of the Guatemalans along the Sarstoon River, both in civilian and military fashions. That simply cannot be refuted.
Therefore, his being "a thorn in the Guatemalan's side", is worn as a badge of honour, for all who understand the significance of his commitment.
Insofar as the media, to whom you refer in your post, Percy, did they say so, on video? If so, I would appreciate your sharing a link so that I can witness it for myself.
If anyone knows anything about the Guatemalans' modus operandi, then they should be aware that anything they do, with regard to their campaign to "reclaim" Belize as they say, is: well-thought out, calculated and executed (unfortunately with the facilitation of the GOB).
Therefore, to one and all, I simply say, that much like the ill-advised call by the powers that be, to vote "yes" to the ICJ, kindly do not take this matter at face value, because certainly, there is more at play than meets the eye.
Also, insofar as I am concerned, anything involving Guatemala's unfounded claim to any part of Belize and all associated matters, is by no stretch of the imagination, even akin to that of a joke, either forthright or via association.
8867 Today 8867 Tomorrow 8867 Forever Belize, Sovereign and Free - NO ICJ!"
Paco Smith it is noted; the praises being sung to your Wil Maheia and not one word of thanks to our BDF who from time immemorial have been in effective administration over the Sarstoon. Whereas you wrote Guatemalans' modus operandi with regard to their campaign to "reclaim" Belize (unfortunately with the facilitation of the GOB); I urge you to delete while there is time for the language is likely treasonous. And as far as the media is concerned; they know what they are doing. The article here is offered as a reminder. https://www.facebook.com/percylewis.sjc/posts/10208173464567903
Percy, READ VERY CAREFULLY WHAT I WROTE...
For your benefit and other who may misinterpret it, whether intentional or otherwise, I shall reproduce it here.
Kindly note, I wrote, "If anyone knows anything about the Guatemalans' modus operandi, then they should be aware that anything they do, with regard to their campaign to "reclaim" Belize as they say, is: well-thought out, calculated and executed (unfortunately with the facilitation of the GOB)."..with the operative phrase being "AS THEY SAY IT"...with the "they" referring to the Guatemalans...not me.
It is already known that I do not support Guatemala's unfounded claim to Belize and anyone who even hints at that had better reassess their bearings. Yet, given the skillful diplomatic maneuverings with which the Guatemalans are clearly outclassing our representatives, it goes without saying that they are indeed, "well-thought out, calculated and executed." and I stress the point "unfortunately with the facilitation of the GOB". Anyone who is remotely paying attention to the goings-on involving this matter of national significance, who is not dependent on a salary from the GOB, can see what is taking place.
In any event, the talk of treason, with regard to my statements, holds no water. That goes without saying and as for the BDF soldiers, I am always in support of them, for they are the ones who have taken the oath to defend our territory. It is the politicians to whom they answer, that I have serious concerns.
Nonetheless, I trust that among the praises being sung to BELIZE'S Wil Maheia, you are counted in that number. Kindly note, Wil is not mine, as you insinuated in your comment. He is for all Belizeans. The sooner people are able to differentiate the prevailing, misguided sense of nationalism, from that of patriotism, the better off this nation shall be.
8867 Today 8867 Tomorrow 8867 Forever Belize, Sovereign and Free - NO ICJ!
In addition, for reference purposes, if you want to assess something that could very well be considered "treasonous", you may wish to revisit the Reporter Press' editorial of this week - http://edition.channel5belize.com/archives/131080
Paco whereas you say //It is already known that I do not support Guatemala's unfounded claim to Belize and anyone who even hints at that had better reassess their bearings.// You and Wil Maheia already lost the election; why not close ranks in the eyes of our people. Your joint criticisms of GOB in effect are on the Country; given they were elected to take certain decisions.
Percy, you just proved my point regarding "nationalism" versus "patriotism".
This has NOTHING TO DO WITH ELECTIONS, my brother.
...and for the record, Percy, why not make my comments open for the public to see?
Then I believe the distinction between unity and unanimity is in accord. The opposition's opinion is taken into account notwithstanding the majority rules in our westminster system.
Therein lies the deficiency in our current system of governance, in that it is not representative enough, of the people. Hence, individuals persist in making straw men arguments, given the parameters currently set by the system.
Yet that does not mean that the perspectives of those who are not "represented", is invalid.
Again, I ask...Why not make my comments public, Percy, so others can express their perspective on what I am contributing, as well?
I rest my case
Paco Smith fair point; notwithstanding in a democracy based on proportionality, how much influence should a person getting less than 1% of the general election vote get?
Therein is the crux of my point brother, there are systems of governance that allow for PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION.
Unfortunately, that is not yet practiced in Belize. Emphasis on "yet".
Nonetheless, just because there is a minority whose choice may not have been elected, it does not negate the salience of their position on matters of national importance.
In due course, Belize shall incorporate a more, representative form of governance.
Until next time bro, Percy...and that is when you decide to make my comments, public.