Awe ta 70 aña outonomia (7 febrüari 1951 – 7 febrüari 2021)

Riba 7 febrüari 1951, 70 aña pasá, Gobernadó Leonard Peters den un reunion èkstraordinario di Staten a bisa:”Een nieuw tijdperk is thans voor de Nederlandse Antillen ingegaan [waarbij] de volle verantwoordelijkheid voor het inwendig bestuur naar U leden van de Staten wordt verplaatst. Van zijn eerste daden af [..] is straks de Regeringsraad van de Nederlandse Antillen aan U verantwoording schuldig”.

Ku esaki nos outonomia interno a bira un hecho. Ku esaki tambe a hasi posibel pa tene e promé elekshon pa Konseho Insular ku a tuma lugá riba 4 yüni 1951. Promé ku esei, riba 14 mart 1951, Eilandenregeling Nederlandse Antillen (ERNA) ta drenta na vigor pa regla desentralisashon di Antia Hulandes i repartí tareanan di gobernashon sentral (Regeringsraad) i gobernashon insular.

Ta un lástima ku hendenan ta keda ripití ku outonomia a keda introdusí na momentu ku Staüt a drenta na vigor riba 29 desèmber 1954. Statüt ta regla relashonnan den Reino, pero a bin después di Interimregeling.

Interimregeling (IR) tambe a trese un kambio grandi den balansa di poder entre di e islanan. Promé ku IR e repartishon/konstelashon di Staten di Antia Hulandes tabata 8 pa Kòrsou, 8 pa Aruba 2 pa Boneiru, 1 pa Saba, 1 pa Statia i 1 pa St Maarten. Ku introdukshon di IR e repartishon/konstelashon a bira: 12 pa Kòrsou, 8 pa Aruba, 1 pa Boneiru i 1 pa Islanan Ariba.

IR ku por sierto tabata e nòmber nobo pa nos konstitushon, a introdusí pa promé biaha un poder ehekutivo ku responsabilidat ministerial, esta Regeringsraad. Mr. dr. Moises Frumencio da Costa Gomez (Dòktor) tabata e promé Presidente di Regeringsraad, ku otro palabra e promé Minister Presidènt di nos pais. Promé ku Regeringsraad nos a konosé di 1949-1951 un total di 4 Colleges van Algemeen Bestuur.

Dòktor komo representante di Curaçaosche Roomsch Katholieke Partij i alabes representante di Gebiedsdeel Curaçao na Ulanda despues di guera, tabata instumental pa yega na IR.

Willemstad, Kòrsou

Historia di Nos Emansipashon Polítiko, Rosaria, A.D, 2007; Foto: Archivo Nashonal

Myanmar: fear of losing power corrupts

The three-finger salute has become the protest sign of the Burmese.

“It is not power that corrupts, but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it..” -Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in 1991 when she accepted the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, 1991.

Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi was then under house arrest by the Burmese military. In 2015 she came to power as the de facto leader of Myanmar (The military changed the constitution making it impossible for someone married to a foreigner to run for office. Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi is married to an Englishman).

A few days ago the military once again took control over the country and arrested Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi. The general consensus is that the power grab was because the military were afraid of losing power. Fact is however that the military never lost power under Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi’s rule. Fact is also that this time she cannot count on the support of the Burmese and certainly not on the international community that rewarded her braveness as a fighter for the powerless in the 90s with a Nobel Peace Prize.

Her demise was letting a slaughter against the powerless Muslim Rohingya minority take place in her country as I wrote earlier* after a visit to Myanmar in 2016. In 2019 she faced charges for genocide in the International Court of Justice, but to the dismay of many framed the Rohingya as terrorists fighting the military. Many past Nobel Laureates called for her Nobel Prize to be revoked.

Apparently Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi was also afraid of losing power and didn’t want to upset the military establishment by recognizing the plight of the Rohingya.

It is unclear what will happen next. The UN Security Council doesn’t have China on board to pass a resolution condemning the military actions. Also, the West doesn’t have much leverage with the Burmese military which it has always punished. Piling up sanctions will mostly hit the people of Myanmar and not the military.

I think that this shows that diplomatic relations should be based on skillful tactics and not merely on penalizing and isolating regimes that are not deemed friendly. Hopefully the Association of Southeastern Asia (ASEAN) which Myanmar belongs to, can quietly engage with the military without much unnecessary meddling by Washington and Brussels.

Willemstad, Curaçao

https://alexdavidrosaria.blog/2016/12/17/myanmars-rohingya-crisis-act-now-or-be-forced-to-act-by-alex-rosaria/

Bo preferensia seksual ta superior na esun di otronan?

Algun tempu pasá un persona ku awe ta prominentemente den un organization polítiko sita lo siguiente di e diskurso I have a Dream di dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Ounke ku tin hopi mas pa kana p’e deseo bira realidat -no solamente pa loke ta trata koló, pero tambe sekso, kredo, preferensia seksual, religion- no tin duda ku nos ambishon mester ta igualdat pa un i tur.

Pa mi sorpresa, e mesun persona awe ta ninga igualdat di preferensia seksual. Pues, e no tin ningun problema pa kontinuá ku un sistema di diskriminashon legal (institutionalisá) a base di preferensia seksual.

Kiko a pasa ku “kontenido di karakter”? Kisas pasombra e señora ke dikta su preferensia riba otronan? E ta haña ku su preferensia ta superior na esun di e otro grupo(nan)? Ki diferensia esaki tin ku e pensamentu di hende ku ta pensa ku e rasa blanku ta superior, ku e sekso maskulino ta superior, ku un religion ta superior na e otro òf un kultura ta mihó?

Un palanka den emansipashon di hende muhé luna pasá a bisa riba e tema di preferensia seksual ku: “tin kos mester tuma su tempu i no por bai purá”. Pues segun e palanka esnan ku a lucha pa derechi di voto pa muhé na 1948 mester por a warda te 1960, 1970, 1980 ò kisas komienso di siglo 21?

No ta trata di un fayo, ekibokashon òf omishon di e persona. E ta diskriminashon ku supuestamente tin un base religioso, pero ku ta sembra (mas) divison den nos pais. Por sierto e mes un base religioso ku a hustifiká sklabitut, diskriminashon kontra pretu i muhé.

Un kos ta sigur, e señora, huntu ku hopi mas, lo keda evaluá pa nos generashonnan ku mester bin ainda meskos ku nos awe ta evaluá e sembradónan di odio i divishon di pasado ku a kondusí na Apartheid, kolonialismo, sklabitut i leinan kontra hende muhé.

Willemstad, Kòrsou

Nos ta maestro di nos frakaso

Djis nos ta basha bai urna. Entre esnan ku ta kompetí pa bo ‘bala kòrá’ tin un grupo muchu grandi ku tin un ‘werk- en denkniveau’ leu bou di averahe, algun ku a keda konfirmá pa Korte di ta kriminal i hopi ku un ‘track record’ dudoso. Prinsipalmente, un gran mayoria ta primintí kos ku no por sustansiá manera hisa ònderstant, penshon di behes, suèldo mínimo, akseptashon obligatorio di Hulanda di nos komo munisipio igual (pa loke ta trata derechi) pero ku akseptashon di nos èksihensianan pa èksepshon (di deber), brùg den laira, baha edat di penshon mientras nos poblashon ta bira mas bieu i chikí.

E pueblo seguidó di programanan na radio i televisión ku normal ta duna informashon, den e temporada aki ta risibí pago di partidonan pa bisa loke nan ke a kambio ku e presentadó no ta kuestioná nan. No ta identifiká e programanan ei debidamente komo pagá lagando hopi hende bou di impreshon ku ta trata aki di ‘notisia informativo’.

Votamentu a start apenas na 1937, mará na hopi kondishon manera kapasidat intelektual, ‘strafkaart’ i pago di belasting. For di 1949 tur hende por vota i bai riba lista. Mi no ta proponé kambia esaki. Mi ta atvertí ku ta responsabilit di kada un di nos ora e ta hasi un eskoho. Meskos ku bo lo no akseptá un (èks)molestadó di mucha atendé ku bo yu, dikon akseptá hendenan sin kapasidat i integridat pa atendé ku asuntunan kolektivo di pais?

Nos ta maestro di nos destino. Pero, tambe nos ta maestro di nos frakaso, sigur si nos sigi skohe hende pa bòn di supermerkado, karchi telefòn, tshirt. Nos tin den nos man pa nos destino no ta un tristu frakaso.

Willemstad, Korsou

Internashonalisando

Ayera 24 di yanüari 2021 Z-86 a lansa e promé edishon di Mesa Rondó tokante Geopolítika. Na mi pareser esaki ta promé biaha ku algu similar a keda tresé dilanti. Mi ta di opinion ku e programa aki ta yena un nesesidat ku ta èksistí plùs ta krea interes pa susesonan internashonal, pero prinsipalmente kon esakinan ta influensiá (repartishon di) poder den mundu. Mi speransa ta ku aki na Kòrsou nos ta bai bira ménos tímido pa lesa, pensa, diskutí, komentá i prinsipalmente kon pa pone susesonan mundial den konteksto i relatá na nos pais. Mi ta felisitá Z-86, Earl Barborda i Maharo Isenia ku e inisiativa aki. Esaki a insentivámi pa start ku un (tipo di) Think Tank ku ta publiká artíkulonan di índole internashonal i difundí e temanan aki via di e diferente plataformanan ku ta èksistí. Un bon promé paso a keda poné djadumingu pasá.

Willemstad, Kòrsou

Na moda: Ban kore ku tur hende ku no ta hóben

Mes kos ku miyones di hóben na Merka, mi ihá i su ruman, ámbos, Merikano bou di 24 aña na 2016, a vota pa Sr. Sanders bira e kandidato pa Kas Blanku. Sanders no ta hóben pero e (taba)tin un apelashon inkreibel serka hóbennan. Pakiko? E ta papia i ta interesá den temanan ku ta apelá na hóben: kambio di klima, turismo responsabel, reforma di sistema bankario i fiskal, mas partisipashon den prosesonan demokrátiko, derechi di animal, multikulturalismo, integridat djis pa menshoná algun.

Aki, mas opvio awor ku ta temporada di elekshon, ta apelá na hóbennan dor di desbaratá tur hende ku no ta hóben. Aparentemente si bo no ta ‘hóben’ manera nan ta definí esaki, bo no ta sirbi. Pues listanan ta inundá ku hóben ku segun nan ta adekuá a base di solamente riba e fecha ku nan a nase. Bo no ta tende di kontenido ku ta apelá na hóben manera prinsipalmente kambio di klima, kuido di animal, manipulashon genétiko, eutanasia, peliger di e-sigaria, poblashon ku ta dekresiendo, remplaso di e industria petrolero i muchu mas.

Hinter e asuntu di hóben aki a bira manera e kantika Quitate Tu Pa’Ponerme Yo. Un pregunta ta surgi: e hóbennan aki ku awe ke kore ku tur no-hóben ta primintí ku mayan ora nan no ta hóben mas (konforme e mesun definishon ku nan ta usa awe) lo hala kita pa esnan hóben e tempu ei? Si t’asina, mi no a tende nan afirmá esei.

Un koseho. Bo no mester ta un hende muhé pa bo lucha pa derechi di muhé (pensa riba Dòktor da Costa Gomez), bo no mester ta pretu pa lucha pa derechi di hende pretu na Merka (John F. Kennedy, Pearl Buck). Pues e lucha di issues importante pa e hóben i esnan ku ainda tin ku nase no ta dependé di e edat di luchadó, sino su konvikshon, kapasidat i abilidat di mira dilanti i tuma akshon.

Willemstad, Kòrsou

Ta buska hòmber i muhé ku ta kere den diginidat propio, empoderashon i trabou duru

Poko despues ku na 1499 Spañónan a pèrdè strea di nòrt i yega nos isla, Spaña a deklará nos “isla inutil” na 1513. Esaki apesar ku míles di indjan tabata kome i biba aki for di tempunan prehistóriko.

For di 1816 Aruba, Boneiru, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustaius i Saba por a vota (basá riba kondishonnan di entrada i kapasidat intelektual) pa propio representashon den un Raad van Policie pa atendé asuntunan lokal. Na Kòrsou esei no tabata por. Representashon pa tur 6 isla apuntá pa Hulanda tabata sinta den Punda. Segun Hulanda un representashon sentral i lokal riba e mesun isla ta muchu kompliká pa Kòrsou.

Na 1866 Sürnam ta haña derechi pa skohe mayoría di su representantenan Parlamentario. Nos no a haña esaki asombra pa Hulanda nos no tabata madurá sufisiente kompará ku Sürnam.

Riba 22 novèmber 1894 e promé yu di tera di koló den Koloniale Raad, Géneréux de Lima a protestá i bisa ku mester stòp di diskriminá Kòrsou. Novèmber 1894, outoridat haltu di Hulanda na Kòrsou, J.J. Hamelberg, ta bisa ku si duna Kòrsou derechi igual di voto lo bin “kanibalismo, adorashon di diosnan falsu i relashon seksual entre hende i bestia”.

Na momentu di lucha pa derechi di voto universal, religiosonan di afó manera Mohlmann i Radulphus ta bisa: “ku derechi voto pa tur hòmber (esta e poblashon pretu) mes, dios sa, pero sigur no por konfia muhé ku voto“.

I ora nos kere ku tipo di asalto aki riba nos psychy kolektivo ta kos di pasado, nos ta kibuká nos mes. Ora papia di derechi igual pa tur hende tin ta bisti maskarada di Hamelberg, inkluso algun religioso, pa bisa ku matrimonio entre e mesun sekso ta kondusí na poligamia, pedofelia i satanismo.

Na moda ta pa kambia “inutil” pa “nos no por“. Ta bati nos alma i kibra nos fe ku tur tipo di propaganda ku nan plaka por kumpra pa nos bira parti desigual di Hulanda. Nan ke bo voto no pasombra nan mes por solushoná nos problemanan. Nan ta simplemente un “salesman”, un “tussenpersoon” pa entregá nos den man di Hulanda.

Tambe mester apuntá ku un grupo muchu grandi di hende ku (ta)tin e oportunidat pa traha riba desaroyo mental i bienestar di nos pueblo, a faya ku nos outonomia.

Mas ku nunka nos mester di hòmber i muhé ku ta kere den empoderashon, dignidat propio, honestidat i trabou duru.

Willemstad, Kòrsou

Votamentu: froude ku volmacht

Volmacht ta bata hasi posibel pa un hende ku derechi di voto ku no por (ta presente pa) vota riba dia di elekshon, pidi un otro persona ku tambe tin derechi di voto, vota p’e. Tur dos mester firma e dokumento, volmacht.

Volmacht a keda usá promé biaha den elekshon di Staten di 17 novèmber 1941. Pa haña un volmacht bo mester por a proba ku ora di elekshon bo no ta riba bo isla kaminda bo ta vota i ku bo ta ousente pa no mas ku 6 dia. Den e promé añanan e kondishonnan pa un volmacht tabata transparente i stràk, ademas kada petishon pa un volmacht tabata keda investigá profundamente pa Registro Sivíl.

Gradualmente partidonan a trese kambionan ku a hasi hinter e sistema di volmacht un gol hanchu habrí pa tur tipo di kos robes. Por a pidi pa un volmacht pa motibu di malesa ku mester a keda firmá un luna promé ku elekshon. Segun sifranan di Kranshi, 6 mil hende na Kòrsou (10% di elektorado) tabata “sa” di antemano ku nan lo ta malu riba fecha di elekshon (19 mei 1967) i a pidi un volmacht.

Boneiru a konosé un elekshon kaminda e kantidat di volmacht tabata 15% di e elektorado! E korant Algemeen Handelsblad di 19 yanüari 1967 a raportá ku na Aruba tabatin algun shen deklarashon di malesa ku tabata firmá pa e mesun médiko. Asta yunan di tera bibá na Hulanda pa hopi aña tabata risibí volmacht pa nan vota (mientras nan no ta parti di elektorado) segun Kontakto Antiyano, un plataforma pa yunan di tera na Hulanda.

Partidonan na mando semper a probechá mas di volmacht ya ku tabatin mas kos di parti. Na komienso di e sistema di volmacht, normalmente ta e kasá òf famia serkano di esun ousente òf malu por a keda apoderá, pero a kita e rekesito aki. Tampoko tabatin mester di un deklarashon médiko den kaso di malesa.

Na 1967 tabatin 6,031 volmacht di kua 3,788 di aktivistanan di DP i 2,074 di esnan di NVP. E korant Amigoe di 14 aprel 1971 ta raportá benta di volmacht na marinirnan Hulandes pa “Naf 5,- i un kaha di chukulati”. 

E dos partidonan tradishonal semper a akusá e otro di ta mas korupto, pero tur dos a probechá

E preshon tòg na un momento dado a bira di tal forma ku Konseho Insular (KI) den un reunion tumultoso den febrüari 1967 a eliminá volmacht. Miembronan ku a vota pa kita volmacht mester a tende un la di zundrá serka nan hefe i spònsernan. Na mart 1967 e mesun KI ta reestablesé volmacht. 

E fiesta di volmacht a sigi te na 1977 na momentu ku Staten ta kita e posibilidat di volmacht pero ta laga na keda teritorio pa kit’é òf no. A dura te 1982 pa nos isla eliminá volmacht definitivamente. Ku esaki benta i kompra di voto den su bachi bieu a pasa pa olvido i a kontinuá den otro forma modèrnu.

Willemstad, Kòrsou

Covid: the mortal danger of conspiracy theories

In her last Year End’s address, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned against the growing minority of people who believe in conspiracy theories. “Conspiracy theories aren’t only dangerous and untrue, they’re also [..] cruel..”

What’s worse, these conspiracies result in undesirable human costs and death. Look at the pizza gate, the 5G phone mast conspiracy, the persecution of albino people, Jews, Muslims, Roma people, just to name a few.

Equally disturbing are the conspiracies linked to the covid-19 virus. These have led to millions to stage rallies and protests against mask-wearing, social restrictions and even the very existence of the virus. I wonder how many millions have died or suffered as a direct result of these conspiracies.

We’re not immune here from these unproven and irrational utterances. Just take a look at social media. I don’t think I’am exaggerating when I say that these groups continue to wreak havoc, precisely now that a vaccine has been made available. Now it’s contended that the vaccine contains “stuff” meant to control people and their thoughts. Funny that these people are afraid of being brainwashed by Zionists and the lizard people via a scientifically-developed vaccin, except, but don’t care being brainwashed by anti-vaxxers or covid-deniers.

Why should we care? It’s been shown, scientifically and independently, that if a large enough percentage doesn’t take the vaccine, covid-19 will linger on.

Next month vaccination will start in Curaçao. So far Fòrti seems to have concentrated on the logistics only of this operation. I however urge competent authorities not to underestimate the power of these conspirationists. It won’t be easy to change their opinions and shouldn’t call them crazy. Encouraging critical thinking -the ability to analyze information objectively and make a reasoned judgement- may be the best solution. Then again, we’ve not been exactly brought up to do this. Too many school curricula, religions and parents prefer to tell us “the truth” without explanation or allowing space for critical thoughts.

Willemstad, Curacao

The injustice of White and Christian privilege

A stark and disgusting contrast. An army of agents armed to the teeth using violent tactics to protect the US Capitol last summer against Black Lives Matter protests. The (predominantly) white terrorists who stormed the same building last week were met by ‘overwhelmed’ authorities who practically stood down while the tugs wreaked havoc. It took two fecking hours for order to be established. As a colored man who used to live in the US no explaination is needed. It’s White Privilege.

In light of this atrocious terrorist attack we’ve so far failed to talk about another privilege: Christian Privilege. According to the FBI and 382 agencies: “Christian white supremacists are the greatest threat to America”. Yet, did the media mention that a large numbers of these thugs belong to Christian terrorist groups? Would the media had stayed equally silent had the attack been perpetuated by Muslims?

Whilst we’ve been programmed to equate terrorism with Islam, we’ve conveniently ignored Christian terrorists. Remember Eric Rudolph, better known as the Olympic Park bomber? Did you know he was a bible-wielding Christian supremacist? If he were a Muslim the whole world would’ve known his religious beliefs.

Did you know that the KKK, Anti-balaka, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), the Sword and the Arm of the Lord, the Phineas Priesthood are violent Christian terrorist groups? The LRA which wants to establish a theocratic society based on the Ten Commandments, has murdered 2,400 civilians, abducted 3,400 and displaced 400,000 in Central Africa. While it’s expected of every muslim to ask for forgiveness for every attack by Muslim terrorists, the same isn’t true when Christian terrorists commit similar acts.

I’m convinced that Christian terrorists don’t represent all of the Christian faith or Christians. Nether do Muslim terrorists represent all of Muslims or Islam. Yet the rules are different for non-Christians.

A privilige is per definition an unearned advantage that those who benefit are least likely to notice. What’s worse, privilege whether based on race, sex or religion leaves racism, power and injustice untouched.

Willemstad, Curaçao