Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman
giving all your love to just one man.
You’ll have bad times
And he’ll have good times,
Doin’ things that you don’t understand.
But if you love him you’ll forgive him,
even though he’s hard to understand.
And if you love him Oh be proud of him,
‘Cause after all he’s just a man.
Stand By Your Man,
Give him two arms to cling to,
And something warm to come to
Like Tommy Wynette the PUP is standing by their man Eamon Courtenay in his traitorous assault on the government and people of Belize. The PUP rather than distancing themselves from the machinations of this gentleman in his ZEAL to advance the attack of his master, have embraced him. The ECONOMIC HITMAN, has placed the economic viability of Belize and the safety of every person who live in this country in jeopardy, including those poor PUP’s who form the majority of that party. It is not that their actions caught us by surprise. We all knew that that party is driven by greed and personal enrichment. As long as they and their relatives are not negatively affected then everything is a go, no matter how unscrupulous the deal appears to be, it is a go, as long as they will see a payday.
For the PUP leadership to now claim that the only reason, they voted in favor of the two bills that seeks to further insulate Belize’s Foreign Assets including those of the Central Bank of Belize, was because they were pressured into doing so and did so out of ignorance is farcical. Everybody and their POTLICKER DOG, knew about Code 1611 of the USA Sovereign Immunities Act and what is contained in that act. Over a year ago the prime Minister made reference of that act at the time of the BTL settlement. In the House of Representative when the BTL settlement deed was debated once again, the USA Sovereign Immunities act was mentioned. Even some of the PUP members made reference to it in their presentations.
If any of us were not sure of where the leadership of the PUP stood in regards to their support of Courtenay’s actions, Johnny Briceno, who is the PUP Leader/ Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, put that beyond any doubt on Monday of this week. At a press conference he and his party’s legal advisor did a duet of Tammy Wynette’s “Stand by your man.” They made it quite clear to all, that they supported Eamon Courtenay. When the question about where he stood in regards to Eamon’s actions, Johnny made it clear that he would not remove him because he was doing a good job of representing the PUP in the Senate. An interesting question that was asked of the legal advisor Mr. Marshaleck SC, was who are the two attorneys in the USA, that the party got legal advice from in regards to the two pieces of legislation in question, he refused to say. Instead he referred the journalist to something on the internet, attributed to two attorneys. It could be easy for any sensible person to conclude, that the PUP’s only legal opinion they sought was that of MR GOOGLE.
We hope that the PUP is only in the Valentine’s spirit at this time, but as soon as Valentine’s Day is over, do something about Courtenay. However we need to remind the PUP, not to continue to disregard the cries of the ordinary Belizeans, by not distancing themselves from Courtenay and his master. At the same time reminding them, that the people of this country will always remember who took their side, stood up with and for them. They will also remember those who sold them out. Those who sold them out will be dealt with at the appropriate time. That appropriate time is called election time. The treatment the PUP would then get, will be like that given, to a man who beats his wife before leaving home, then returning home to eat, as if though he had not beaten his wife, only to find the pot washed and turned down, after the rest of the family, including the dog had eaten. Belizean of the present are not as forgiving as those Belizean of the PRE-INDEPENDENCE era. The punishment will be harsh and long.