If you want to follow this blog in an intelligent fashion, you will need some background information. I could regurgitate this information for your benefit, but then, you would have to take my word for it, and since I am a fugitive in a tiny Central American country and have been sought as “a person of interest” in a murder, you might have some doubts concerning my veracity. So…. Take a few moments and familiarize yourself with the following stories. I wrote none of them. A failure to follow my advice will, with absolute certainty, lead to a disconnect between what is happening in reality down here and what will be happening to the visualizations in your head about what’s happening down here.
I’ll wait while you read…………………………………….
Belize Prime Minister sends his army to prevent the rightful owners of Belize Telecommunications from reclaiming their property – defying Supreme Court order:
(scroll down and click on “Ashcroft Barrow Detente)
The Prime Minister’s nationalization of the electricity company:
Trial by jury removed as a right. Government can try anyone by choosing a single judge, chosen by the PM and loyal to the political party. One person then decides guilt or innocence of accused people and decides appropriate punishment:
-or- (read one or the other, or both if you’re so inclined)
Preventive detention – arresting someone without charges being filed: Now you can be arrested and held for four days without any charges, just the whim of the PM:
The remainder of the links lay out the abuses of the Gang Suppression Unit – the paramilitary force that raided my compound in April. The force was formed to allegedly fight gangs but has been used instead to intimidate or remove enemies of the Prime Minister. Pick three or four at random and read them. That should be enough.
I am running out of time again. I’m sorry these missives have to be so short.
When I come back I will talk a little more about the press – specifically Joel Johnson who claims he absconded with my “private diary” from a “private website” and published it on Gizmodo. His rationale was “moral imperative”. I emailed Joel and asked whether moral imperative shouldn’t dictate that he send the money he received from Gizmodo to me. After all, it was my effort, my photos, my time, my words. Shouldn’t I get the money? He did not respond.
Again, dear readers, please do your homework. If you do, the following of this blog will be more entertaining and your identification with the author will be close enough that you can feel the events as if they were happening to you.
Three of my friends are still being held in prison on trumped up charges. They are:
They were charged and have been imprisoned because three legally licensed firearms were found in the incorrect rooms on my property (stretching the law to the extreme). I would ask you to please email the following and demand their release: