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January 31, 2017

The Chronicles of Statia: The Forever Controversy

"I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war." -Barrack Obama

Shall we?

In 2015 the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) won Statia's election. They won two seats and in order to gain the majority in the island's council they joined forces with the United People's Coalition (UPC). I truly did not expect it to last this long yet here we are, in 2017 and they are still going. They may have had an extreme amount of hiccups such as Rueben Merkman the leader of the UPC becoming independent but like I said, they are still here. 2015 ushered in a new form of government, at least to me as I am only 23. The leader of the PLP declared himself the leader of government and while I thought that he would try to work and move Statia forward he did something very different, he pulled us back.

For the first time in my life I heard more talk of slavery and colonization. It was as if we were gearing up for some type of civil war. The Dutch government suddenly turned into the most devious, cunning, ferocious beast the world had ever seen and the only way to survive was to fight. The Hague could do nothing right and as a dark cloud settled over our Quill our sister Saba seemed to move further away from us. She seemed to bask in light provided by the beast and when we pointed and asked why were told that after light fire would come. So we sunk deeper into darkness with our resources depleted and our children suffering but not our spirits. You see our great leader had a plan and he said that all we needed to do was stand. We believed him for who would prefer to live on their knees? What we were not told is that if we continued we would all die and that our deaths would be in no way glorious.

The Democratic Party (DP) better known as the light bearers tried to warn the people about the path they were taking but the people refused to listen. How could they? Where did they get the torches they carried? Did not that same fire come from the very belly of the beast? Was their leader not a child of the beast? The DP were traitors to us and snakes that could not be trusted. We fought on but nothing changed. The SPLoG and his followers lead us down the dark road to face the beast but as we got closer many began to see the beast for what it really was. When SPLoG's closest friends began to doubt him and ask questions he cut them down. By 2017 we, the people were exhausted. The beast began to look less like a beast and more like a cranky, mischievous monster-in-law. As the people continued to doubt our SPLoG began to lash out at the very same people he promised to respect.

The end of January 2017 has shown us much and my question is what we are going to do about it. Our island is divided and stuck. We have a new politician in our faces on a daily basis yelling, pointing fingers and throwing stones. In almost two years we have accomplished nothing and that sucks. My question is how long will we fight for nothing? Many say that they are fighting for our freedom. How free are we when our SPLoG takes it upon himself to write letters to ministers on our behalf? When that same leader calls the people who share a different opinion house slaves are we to remain silent? Would we be OK if Koos Sneek said it or does his skin color deny him the right to call other humans niggers? When we sit and think about the gravity of the words 'master' and 'slave' can we accept them? How long will we be forced to listen to worthless island council meetings in which a constitutional status and an invalid referendum is discussed?

I do not think that there is a Statian who enjoys the roads, infrastructure and the almost nonexistent social benefits on out island. Final question. When will we stop fighting each other and declare that we want change, not tomorrow or when Holland decides to but today. I appeal to my fellow Statians to start working on change themselves. Congratulations Statia! Today is your day decide to go places. Get up and be on your way!



P.S. If you missed the SPLoG's comments read them here.


January 30, 2017

About last week and the weekend.

Mah heart can't take it no mo. Ah feel like ah gon lose mah mind if somebody don't hurry up and get Trump. Leh we jus start so ah could get off de internet.

If you missed last week let me bring you up to speed Donald Dump has signed a bunch of executive orders a few being really messed up. He has decided that the pipeline in Keystone is an awesome idea so screw Native Americans and screw clean water. Also it is officially harder to deal with ObamaCare and we cannot leave out the fact that the US will no longer fund international agencies that promote abortion. The woman in me wants to explain exactly what that means but we do not have time. For the worst part of all of this has been the ban on the residents of seven Muslim countries and if FoxNews is calling it a Muslim ban then it is! We should talk history, come closer.

Europeans went to America for economic and religious reasons. Europeans wanted more than what they had so they decided to find a shorter route to India. Obviously it was no across the ocean and they thus found what we call America. Many jumped at the opportunity to leave the rigid social customs of Europe and many left seeking to convert the natives to Catholicism. We're not going to talk about how the Europeans tried to enslave the natives and when that proved difficult they imported African slaves. Let's let that go for a second. Today's white US citizens have ancestors who left their homes in search of something better. According to the Cambridge English dictionary a refugee camp is a place where people who have escaped their own country can live. It goes on to say that they are only expecting to stay for a short time. According to history most of the voyagers did not initially intend to stay in America but a few centuries later here we are. I will just leave this paragraph here and let you all mull over this a bit. Maybe Syrians will start to seem more like humans and less like terrorists. You know, the type of people who take great pleasure in raping, killing and enslaving other human beings for whichever cause they are fighting for on any given day, that type.

In other news: I agree with Clyde van Putten. The Hague (DH) is officially being low. I do not have energy to explain but if DH is going to make laws they should at least acknowledge their existence and pretend at the very least to care.

At church watching these two talk during the service.
Moving on. Randy Orton won the WWE Royal Rumble on Sunday night while Miss Haiti was cheated out of the Miss Universe crown (or so says the internet). Miss France won and though many are angry I would like to point out that the chances of the black island gyal getting this far were slim. On the bright side the world is changing I mean the Oscars are not half as white as they were last year. The film industry is beginning to look more like a bad chocolate chip cookie, more chocolate is to come.

On the upside, my life is beginning to look like an M&M's Subway© cookie. I went to church on Sabbath and to a social on Saturday night after which I spent time working hard on finding the perfect camera kiss. You will eventually see how that turned out. I also had a great healthy tasting cheese burger from a lovely spot called Hamburg and breakfast from Dutch Diner. I guess this goes to show that we can find happiness even when the world is turning to shit.

Try to find some happiness this week.



January 25, 2017


There is no easy way out. The world is clearly ending. Donald Trump is president of the United States of America and I swear that since he's already signed a bunch of foolish executive orders I will have to hide under a rock. FOREVER. Goodbye world!

January 8, 2017

8 Days In

Welcome back to my blog and welcome to 2017. Meen goin pretend dat ah goin be more consistent and do Statia Sunday every week. I guh a life outside of dis n since a lot been goin on leh we start.

Every year we tell ourselves that we will change. "New year, new me" seems to be everyone's favorite December and January phrase. Yet by February 14th you've slept with two different men, cheated on  your diet at least twenty times and you can't seem to stop telling people the most comforting lies. Guess what? You're human and so is Statia's government. So why do we think that everything magically changes overnight? What would make 2017 any different?

Last year a great lady was fired from her job as commissioner and replaced be the ill-equipped carpenter. While we all thought he would run us into the ground, everyone was paid in December so that should be considered as a win right? We'll see about January
but so far so good. To Mr. Woodley, keep up the good work. Last year our SPLoG was loud and now for some reason he is silent. Let us praise the Lord and pray that he continues to bless us with this peace. This year is going to be good. I can feel it.

2017 will be our year to shine if Koos Sneek stops being an action figure (somehow this is a thing), we stop writing newspaper articles and we learn how to spell. Also if the members of certain forums would just come together, that would be great. I cannot be the only one who is sick of seeing the exact same post in their timeline twice. I honestly believe that this year Jean Marie will return to Statia and make a difference for her island....ABORT! ABORT! ABORT! ERROR! ERROR! ERROR!

I must apologize for that paragraph of dreams. Here's what will never happen. Statia will never move forward because the current government is more worried about the constitutional status  than the health of the citizens. 2017 is going to be another year of people being ignored and fighting their hardest to get things done themselves. If a dialysis center is ever opened we'll name it Khanya. If the roads are ever fixed it will be because of two sisters and their friends. Really if anything worthwhile is done it will be because we worked hard for it. This is the hand that we've been dealt Statia so while they are talking about the validity of an invalid referendum go get a truck. Take your neighbor's garbage to the dump. Help them paint their house, or fix the fence that the cow broke down again. 2017 is only going to be good if the citizens of Statia work. So let's get to it. Happy New Year!