September 22, 2006

LIKE OUR FAVORITE SAYING--IF YOU AIN'T DUTCH, YOU AIN'T MUCH


MICHELLE SAYS SO:



From what I gather, I believe that the white Dutch in the Netherlands are RACIST. Some things never change. We saved their asses in WWII, yet they persecuted the Jews when the war was over. They change their attitudes when it's conveinent for them. Wanna smoke a joint...do some x? That's ok...even the hard stuff...police turn their cheeks. Prostitution? Ladies in the windows? Perfectly acceptable!


But when it comes to the darker skinned "dutch citizens" on the islands they are treated unfairly and I believe that is part of the definition of RACSISM. Shall I use innocent 'black' security guards Mickey and Abraham as an example? That debacle has ruined their lives. I bet the Dutch don't give a rat's ass on that one. However, Paulus can be released as a suspect and then sue the ALE. What a load of crap.


A clean start ?


(Source) --The coming days and weeks could prove crucial regarding the process to dismantle the Netherlands Antilles and for St. Maarten to become an autonomous country in the Dutch Kingdom. With Parliament elections in Holland just two months away, there is very little time left to reach basic agreement with the Balkenende Cabinet, while exactly what position the next Dutch Government will have on the issue of constitutional change in the islands remains to be seen.



Judging from the policy statements in the 2007 Kingdom Relations budget presented this week by that same outgoing cabinet, it won’t be easy. In a no-nonsense manner, it says drastic measures are inevitable, but that local authorities do not seem willing to take decisive action and have not wholeheartedly supported The Hague’s gestures to put future Kingdom relations on a firmer footing and arm them against political upheaval.



Despite the uncompromising tone of his budget statement, including acceptance of the so-called non-paper “Partners in the Kingdom” as condition for a Round Table Conference (RTC), the upcoming visit of Kingdom Relations Minister Atzo Nicolaï could provide an opportunity for progress. While he will focus primarily on the three “smaller” islands Saba, Statia and Bonaire that want direct ties with Holland, St. Maarten and Curaçao, as the two islands that want country status, could greatly improve the chance of having an RTC before elections in Holland if they reach agreement on crucial issues like a monetary union when they meet on the matter next week. It seems clear at this point that the Dutch Government will not give St. Maarten and Curaçao the exact same status Aruba received when it left the Antilles 20 years ago. That may not be considered consistent, or even fair, but it is the reality, also based on the fact that times and circumstances have changed.



It can’t be said enough: compromise on all sides will be needed and should be possible. The Council of State in an advice on the matter, for example, backs away from the Dutch Government’s unrealistic view that not only should the Antillean islands keep sharing one attorney general, prosecution and police, but that Aruba should be re-included as well. The council points out that the local political responsibility of the respective Justice Ministers must also be considered.



So while huge differences still exist not only between the Antilles and Holland, but also among the islands, there are prospects for bridging them. That is important not just in terms of ending the constitutional quagmire that has plagued the Dutch Caribbean for decades, but also because of the unique chance it offers to solve the five-billion-guilder Antillean debt crisis with the help of Holland, so the new island entities can have a clean start.

3 comments:

dennisintn said...

considering the pisspoor job aruba's done at being on it's own as a country, no wonder the dutch don't want to give curacao and st. maarten the same chance.
dennisintn

Anonymous said...

Every motive behind the Royal Dutch is a treachery. The spun-off of St. Marten to become an autonomous country is to prepare it for lease sale to some rich Middle East countries. The buyer can take the women and kids off the island to serve as sex slaves and servants in their desert kingdoms. Like Aruba will be sold to China and Japan, then they can drive the cheap labor Arubans to rebuild the Panama Canal. One thing for sure this is a fight between the Royal Dutch from Holland and the Elite Dutch in Aruba. The Elite Dutch will eventually lose the fight because the Royal Dutch can carry the AK-7 machine guns. The homes of the Sloots and ALE members including Dompig will be evicted and sold to the Redlight business owners.

Anonymous said...

"If you aint Dutch you Aint much"

that about sums up this whole case and the pathetic manner in which the Arubans and Dutch have not handled it.