The ‘Slavernij’ a Dutch god complex slavery documentary fiasco.

The impact of
allowing a
Dutch historian
claim during
a Dutch eurocentric
slavery documentary
that enslaved
women
were not picked out
and raped by
a Dutch governor
at Fort Elmina, Ghana is
racism finest.
Oh no written
West Indian Company
sources found.
Golden Century
Blood Showers
Dutch slavery
them days
was the lightest?
Consult the
Transatlantic
Oracles
Spiritual Truth
Telling Titans

The ‘Slavernij’ the ‘Slavernij’
Why the molest my ancestors mould?
The ‘Slavernij’ the ‘Slavernij’
Why the Dutch white privileged falsehood told?

The foulest thing be
emphasizing you
could accuse the
Dutch of a lot of
things but they
sure can’t be
blamed
for inventing
slavery.
Ki konjo anto?
So effing what?
The Netherlands
was part of
perfecting
the slave trade.
Finessing
the economic
imperialism
fortresses
Downplaying
the profiting
from globalized
human piracy
Deifying the
slave master context
Did y’all see the glow on them professors faces?
Did you?

The ‘Slavernij’, the ‘Slavernij’
Peace to the Maafa millions

The ‘Slavernij, the ‘Slavernij’
Ever read ‘Capitalism and Slavery’
Eric Williams?

Taking this inflammatory
Dutch history heist
to schools. Zoning
the youths into
your superiority
syndroms
One hour Suriname
10 minutes Curacao
and nada nada
nada not a damn
thing
about
Aruba Bonaire
Saba St Eustatius
St Maarten?
A 5 hour
documentary series
of what really
went down?
With Emmer,
Oostindie, Stipriaan
den Heijer-filters.
The saga of
subliminal human
contraband bandits
appraisals?

Slavery is of all ages?
Oh yes because
the Dutch enslaving
the black and white
minds via their
distorted Dutch
convenient history
angles.
The most valuable
historical documents
of slavery still in
their national archives
while it should be
in the hands of the
semi-ex Caribbean
enslaved colonies.

The ‘Slavernij, the ‘Slavernij’
Gritu of my ancestors overpower the whining “it was a commercial failure” whispers and hisses.

The ‘Slavernij, the ‘Slavernij’
After Santa and Christmas a racist kid feast Sinterklaas with Blackface Zwarte Piet is big business.

Dutch white professors
with conscious historical
Eugenics tactics
can never have
a prominent dominant
role in
the historical accurate
narratives of slavery
with or without approval of
Dutch Caribbean people.
Am I a racist? No.
I’m just bitterly desillusioned.

The ‘Slavernij, the slavernij’
Decolonize the lens love movements
The ‘Slavernij, the slavernij’
Catch wreck from House servant scholars mood swings.

The ‘Slavernij, the slavernij’
Sustainable reperations rebels.

The ‘Slavernij, the slavernij’
Cynthia McLeod thanking W.I.C. for slavery entreprises. Without them we would be ‘just a poor ass Sudanese or Ethiopian’.

The ‘Slavernij, the slavernij’
The Dutch god complex for ni~~as is the new colonialism opium.

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Curacao Grateful to Rose Mary Allen: Investigador Sosial Merese Honor i Fondo Pa Sigi Briya

October 9th Dr. Rose Mary Allen was awarded the Premio Boeli van Leeuwen. She’s known for her work on migration, identity and emancipation. Not only does she deserves this award for her investigations of Curacaoan society. I’m assuming she got a fat ass check of Naf. 250.000 from private sector and our social government, right? We need to get them lectures all lectures online.
They are giving her a free Insel Air, DAE and American Airlines pass right?

Goddess willing every year she can inspire at least 5 students to get down with cultural anthropology studies.
We need more Rose Mary Allen’s.
And more doctoral thesises like this superb one:

Di ki manera?
A Social History of
Afro-Curaçaoans,
1863-1917

Introduction

In this study I will present the key factors determining the social and cultural life of Afro-Curaçaoans during the first fifty years after the abolition of slavery in 1863.

I will do so through a socio-cultural analysis of the social system of which they formed part. Their posi-
tion within slave society will be the starting point, followed by an evaluation of the two principle elements of social control after emancipation: the State and the Roman Catholic Church.

Rather than viewing Afro-Curaçaoans as mere objects to be acted upon, in this analysis I cite them as resilient agents, rising to – and often resisting in a variety of ways –the challenges and restrictions they faced in a free society.

Their resilience and resistance are best demonstrated through the factors from which they drew their sustenance; these being mainly their social networks – such as families, peer groups, co-workers, local communities – and their culture, brought to the fore, for example, in their songs, stories and rituals.

This thesis will put forward a historical study of post-abolition social and cultural life of Afro-Curaçaoans within the context of the late nineteenth-century Curaçaoan socio-economic system. It thus looks at their social and cultural life from a historical perspective and in doing so it combines history and anthropology.

Anthropologists have been known to study the culture of non-western people through extensive fieldwork, documenting the
ethnographic present of societies. Anthropology has therefore often been criticized for its a-historical approach.

At the moment historical anthropology, an interdisciplinary exchange between anthropology and history, tries to fill this void. And there are more stud-
ies focusing on social change within society and on the role socially marginalized people play in these processes of change (Burke 1996:49). In the past three decades anthropologists studying the Caribbean have joined historians and specialists in creole languages and literature to analyse how ordinary people in this region have experienced the processes of culture brought about by colonization, slavery, indenture and neocolonialism (Besson
2002:5-6).

The title of this thesis,
Di Ki Manera? (In Which Manner?), is also the title of a traditional song in which an enslaved person contemplates a world which denies him any respect. In this context I use it to analyse how Afro-Curaçaoans struggled in their day-to-day lives after emancipation. Here, the lives of ‘those without history’ will be told (Wolf 1982).

Due to the lack of written documents on this subject, I will also utilize oral information. In addition I hope to illustrate through this approach how oral sources can be applied to historical studies. Thus my goal is partly of a methodological nature.
In attempting to gain insight into Afro-Curaçaoan life after slavery, it is important to look at change and continuity over time with regard to culture and to examine the role Afro-Curaçaoans played in this process of change.

Of major significance to this study is the view of culture and society as dynamic and subject to change. Curaçaoan culture has changed in complex ways over time, the abolition of slavery being a pivotal point in this process. At the time of abolition freedmen and their offspring constituted around fifty per cent of the island population. They were joined by a group of roughly 35 per cent of the
population who experienced life for the first time as free citizens (Oostindie 1995b:158;
1997:56).

In this respect, Curaçao differed from the rest of the Caribbean, where the proportion of freed people was much lower prior to emancipation.
Caribbean historiography has rarely focused on life following this transformation.
Most studies have concentrated
on slavery and have neglected freedom. With this they have also neglected the role played by those manumitted in the processes of change (Eudell
2002:7; Cooper et al. 2000).

Buy it or read it fully here

Y’all Got Fooled. 10-10-10 and Constitutional Bamboozle Bidness

It didn’t take a gigantic amount of courage for the corporate, political, religious, trade unionist and media sector to conspire against an insufficiently politically conscious public into creating false hopes as they were tricked into voting for an autonomous Curacao with unknown constitutional consequences on all levels of life during the referendum of 2005.

For decades they’re used to remixing the truth adjusted to their interests. 10-10-10 brought change to the melange of untruthfulness by having a sweeter taste because many sympathized with the victors. But you still know you are living a lie.

Political opposition parties MFK, PS, MAN who were violently against the Dutch government dictating the constitutional restructuring of the former Netherlands Antilles managed to win the elections in August 2010. Winning means forming a majority of seats to form a government. The PAR party won the most votes but arrogance and a mediocre poorly financed media campaign despite full backing of the business elite heralded their downfall.

One of the most heard opposition parties mantra was: “NO stays NO until the pearly gates” (No ta keda NO te na porta di Shon Arei) Meaning they were not going to accept the Dutch colonial imposed constitutional deal and reject it with all their political might.

In comes Nas: “A thug changes and love changes and best friend become strangers.”

Being the new anti-recolonization captains of a constitutional ship sailing the recolonization course their options were 1. Throw out the ankers postpone the country status birth Curacao renegotiate a deal with an emancipated feel with the Netherlands 2. Make your principals walk the plank sign the constitutional pact get that constitutional blood money eliminate PAR run them out of Fort Amsterdam forever by all means.

Electoral fraud committed? Yes. But that’s compromising politricks.

One year after 10-10-10.
They still whipping us with a refurbished copy paste Dutch colonial constitution. Same old problematic political coalition system. New government old tricks new business elite same greediness as their predecessors.
Media needs a restructuring but we’ll get back to them soon though. Justice system still oppressive just like education for our youths.

Will we give them time to realize they better start making governmental power moves to enrich our standard of life by living out that revolutionary social justice braggadociousness as they confront the economic and financial elite and Holland? Yes. But not as muzzled faced bystanders because two decades of neoliberal wickedness is more than enough.

Shon and Katibu in the Dutch Divide and Conquer Neo-Naive Colonialism Party

Constitutional crisis management comes into play when Dr. Emsley Tromp the Central Bank president of Curacao and Sint Maarten accuses his prime minister Gerrit Schotte, finance minister Jamaloodin and minister of economic development Mr. El Hakim of corruptive acts on two anti-government radio’s Direct and Z86.

Prime minister Schotte attacks Dr. Tromp back on tv waving with suspicious private bank accounts talking about shady loans and transfers, pension fund, clothing store constructions.

For reasons unknown the prime minister requests the Dutch government to help out in this self made crisis and ends up with an imposed Dutch committee with a “task limited to what has happened, what is now going on, how the peace can be re-established and how to ensure a proper debate as well as good governance in Willemstad” according to the Dutch minister of kingdom relations Mr. Piet Heyn Donner.

The integrity committee headed by ex Green Left politician Mr. Paul Rosenmoller and publicly known in Holland as a representative of the cleptomania culture was suspect from jump.

Very important detail is that the royal decree for the committee was officialized August 17th.

The committee had one mission: stir up political emotions, make the prime minister and his MFK party ministers look like crooks and sanctify the Central Bank president.

After a few days when the Rosenmoller committee presented the report named ‘Do It Yourself’ and it got known via a leaked memo that the Dutch government wouldn’t be that reluctant to use Kingdom Charter article 43 the Guarantee Function to intervene a political hell breaks lose.

The independent party Pueblo Soberano leader Mr. Helmin Wiels opposed strongly from day one and never recognized the committee. But in the past the same Wiels has labeled them as shady ministers so the consistency steps aside to fight the Dutch government as one team with his new found temporarily brotherly coalition family.

You could ask yourself how come Wiels wasn’t capable to prevent an unexperienced prime minister like Mr. Schotte to fall into the constitutional clutches of the Dutch government?

Everybody recognizes the picture being painted by Rosenmoller. Yes we got plenty integrity obstacles to get rid off but as a nation in becoming since 10-10-10 at least half of the island’s blood is boiling when Dutch Europeans come to tell you how you should govern your country.

Half of the electorate won’t accepted it when the Dutch government meddles in their autonomous affairs and threatens to ignore the Kingdom Charter and politically invade the island like the British did in Turks and Caicos islands. People prefer a young fresh new government with integrity beef over a 16 year old integrity problematized government. That’s word to Boelie van Leeuwen who partially understood our genial anarchy.

One of the main political bouts of the opposition parties was the screening process that took place before the 10-10-10 government
installment. The dispute for weeks was that the ministers hadn’t finished the screening procedure to the end.

The governor represents the queen. Ministers who didn’t fully pass screening got sworn in with royal blessings from queen Beatrix and crown prince Willem-Alexander who all had to be thoroughly informed that one of the MFK party main financial supporter Mr. Robby Dos Santos was under investigation of money laundry and tax evasion months before the 2010 elections.

Anyone claiming the ministers Jamaloodin, El Hakim and prime minister Schotte be corrupt should add the Curacao intelligence security service (VDC), the public prosecutor, governor Frits Goedgedrag, the Dutch government, crown prince Willem-Alexander and ultimately queen Beatrix to that corruption list.

Those that paid attention like ex prime minister Suzy Camelia-Romer declared in Antilliaans Dagblad that Rosenmoller had no authority to do an integrity investigation here based on article 38 of the Kingdom Charter.
This was never questioned by the Dutch or Papiamentu media.

You should ask yourself why Ms. Camelia-Romer who was an advisor during the constitutional reshuffling process didn’t write a protest the moment she realized the Dutch government violated the Kingdom Charter?

How come the media didn’t consult other constitutional law experts in Curacao and Holland to take a deeper look at this case like they did before the referendum of 2005 and 2009? Should the media also get an integrity investigation?

Its unthinkable that Paul Rosenmoller rocking a left wing ideology wasn’t aware of the high degree of difficulty to play the role of a neo-colonial crisis manager in a divided country caused by ideologic constitutional differences.

It was a neo colonial calculated move to brew up a political riot safeguarding Dr. Emsley Tromp’s presidential Central Bank image who received the previous PAR-PNP-FOL government appraisal for his strong lobby efforts with the Dutch ex minister of finance Mr. Gerrit Zalm that according to them resulted in a €1.5bn debt relief for the Netherlands Antilles.

And don’t forget the John Deuss case the multi-millionaire owner of the First Curaçao International Bank (FCIB) accused of a €1.100 billion carousel fraud which could never had happened without Dr. Tromp turning his cheek in a continuous smoothened out period of six years.

There is more constitutional friction to be expected and hopefully more Kingdom Council memo’s will leak like the one of plenipotenciary minister Sheldry Osepa that opens the eyes of many that blindly defend Dutch interests out of misguided colonial sentiments.

Lessons for the Dutch government: You don’t flirt around with the idea of intervening, you don’t adamantly demand to start any type of investigation on autonomous or municipal/open entity model territories in the Caribbean. Neo-naive colonial arrogance attitude works contraproductive dealing with a nation who yet has to confront its post-slavery scabs.

Its those scabs that made it possible for minister Sheldry Osepa to gently warn the Kingdom Council in The Hague that article 43 Dutch intervention could trigger a second May 30th revolution as it did in 1969.

Them same old scabs Helmin Wiels used to brazenly threaten the Dutch that if they dared to intervene he and many others would be prepared to die for Curacao and would send the Dutch back in bags.

If the Netherlands really are interested in good governance they should help establishing new and fortifying older democratic institutions, create participatory democratic tools, assure growth of civic society and most important contribute to a realization of an independization process for the media.

Will that ever happen in the nearby future? No never unless we make popular pressure effective and start learning how to spit our pseudo-constitution, Kingdom Charter articles, United Nations treaties from the top of our domes during our emancipatory voyage.

Afro-Curacaoan Comedy and Coonery Criticism in the Netherlands

The Curacaoan comedian Jandino Asporaat is on the island for five shows. Critical minds can’t take that Afro-Curacaoan mockery disguised as comedy.

The euro’s be coming in steady no doubt about that but the pay off also includes a systematic stereotype branding of the black Curacaoan living in the Netherlands inside the average Dutch white mind.

Two things caught my attention though: 1. His ‘Dino Show’ with sketches of Afro-Curacaoan, Afro-Surinamese, Indo-Surinamese and Ghanese characters is being prolonged on television by the same broadcasting company NTR that made the controversial Dutch Eurocentric slavery documentary ‘De Slavernij’.

2. The promo’s for his shows in Curacao is mostly to be heard on Dutch radio’s and Dutch newspapers excluding the Papiamentu media. Only Z86 the favourite radio listened by the ex-ruling elite as an exception.

Somewhere inside I die when I notice these commercialized rooted subliminals. Its like they saying: We only want ‘civilized’ Dutch speaking Afro-Curacaoans that won’t scare off our other target audience the Dutch Europeans residing on the island to come see the show.

Capitalizing off coonery is an art form too. I’m not claiming he does that all of the time but that is the first few impressions I got.

Doubtful are my feelings that the Afro-Dutch society understands and overstands the long lasting effects of comedy coon sessions in a white world like the Netherlands.

By not challenging artists like Jandino to polish his performances making it blend into a Dutch black self empowerment model we still be stuck in 2012 lightweight lamenting fucking Dutch racist bullshit like ‘Zwarte Piet’.

The moment we stop legitimizing everything that destroys our self image or stagnates it from growing will be the moment we win. The moment we smile.

You can’t kill my heroes and heroines

3rd of October 1795 was the day the Dutch chose to have Tula and the rest of our liberation warriors executed after they revolted against the Dutch slavery system on the 17th of August.

I first learned about this some years ago from Joceline Clemencia during one of her interviews. I was a bit ashamed to not be aware of the physical dissappearance of our heroes. At times fogged by daily life I have forgotten to honour this day to the lives of our ancestors who valued sacrifice over submission but its process and step by step I’m learning to remember and commemorate.

One of the main reasons you forget about the killings of our freedom fighting warriors easily is because we have a cultural self-esteem deficient media. Sunday is the only time a few hours are dedicated to our rich culture. Elia Isenia is one of them and Glen Thomas once a while.

I would pay good money to hear a radio documentary about how exactly Tula and his thoroughbred warriors were confronted with death. I guess the intellectuals that organize 3rd of October as a day of solemn remembrance with a march starting from Fort Amsterdam the governors palace to Rif where the bodies were dumped in the sea never thought of this idea yet.

The new emancipation minded government also dissappointed by not giving this historic date any attention and they have the authority to do a national broadcast of one hour per day.

Eyebrows raised why during moments of vanglorious emancipatory the minister of education, culture, sports and science Mr. Lionel Janssen refuses to use this hour to spread the message about our heroes?
Could it be he lacking a cultural connection or is being doubtful of the educative value the root of this grave disrespect?

We accostumed the previous government grinding soullessly their cultural ignorance to uplift Dutch values like Queens Day but many of us expected a change to rename a school from Peter Stuyvesant to Dr. Alejandro Paula is not enough.

You need to incorporate that freedom fighting theory and practice into your school curriculum. It means breathe life into your political sweet talking words and verbs.

Same fact flavouring for our highly influential intellectuals who desire to rehabilitate Tula. If a group effort to fund one hour for tv/radio or two print pages in one/two of our newspapers remains unsuccessful there must be something so ridiculously wrong to remain in the realms of incapability of putting a little spotlight on the history of Tula on the 3rd of October.

Really if a Dutch European lady like Els Langefeld manages to publish one article a month about life of the enslaved in Curacao (which by the way if you agree or not with its content should be translated to Papiamentu) this clan of prominent cultural historic thinkers could smoothly arrange this every week without any problem.

Media owners don’t see the potential in history or culture. Last week we had culture week. The next one is next year, Tula, culture is not bringing any advertising money. Politics, breaking news broadcasts is.

Don’t you all think the younger and new generation hasn’t suffered enough of cultural education sabotage?

Dutch White Privilege within the Curacao Court of Justice

An unexpected new political order for the establishment brings friction. Always.

Character assasination schemes in order to put old and new rusty leaders aside, verbal hostile climates, absence of journalistic poise, ethnic polemics, political slander-fests are inevitable if you have not explored the history of slavery and colonialism throughout the Caribbean.

Ever since the abolition of slavery the elite status holding hierarchy’s imput has been scarce to structurally built a harmonious wealth distributing society. Hence what we experience had to happen mandated by the socio-economic laws of nature.

A figurehead of the disposed ruling class like the president of the Bar association Mr. Karel Frielink criticizing prime minister Gerrit Schotte and Pueblo Soberano leader Helmin Wiels for the glory high of political machismo won’t change this so-called tense labeled situation we are in.

Even if he has some valid points his argumented fallacies outweigh the speech given last week during the installment of new judges for the court of justice by courting a collective neo-colonial mindset unabled to assimilate Curacao reality.

A Dutch European lawyer indiscriminately lambasting a prime minister and a party leader in front of four innocent new judges (one local, three Dutch Europeans) indoctrinating them from day one how to judicially digest post-colonial power struggles from a sole Dutch white privileged position is borderline dangerous.

New colonial paternalistic Dutch media coverage on the island only willingfully feeding a cultural feud is ‘peligroso’ too.

Mr. Frielink correctly emphasized in his introduction that our society still carries the marks of slavery but by being the president of the Bar you are not allowing any of the local lawyers a chance to aspire that leadership role position consequently the image stays carved in by maintaining the old colonial social constructs purposely.

By not willing to speak our language Papiamentu therefore incapable to debate and defend his views and critique in Papiamentu media he commits social censureship and this automatically frames himself again into a neo-colonial sphere.

The outrage expressed by the public and local progressive minded lawyers could have been less if he had just taken Papiamentu classes years ago. His speech would be entirely different and enriched with real life unifying pleas if he had consulted sociologists, cultural anthropologists, historians to deepen out and profoundly understand this historic transcending moment we all are witnessing.

Until this constant deep rooted Dutch European naivety blended with superiority feelings is adressed on a public platform corrected and replaced with a new historically mature understanding state of mind this ‘Krioyo’ race and class warfare will not stop to exist.

http://www.rnw.nl/caribiana/article/orde-van-advocaten-handelen-premier-bedreiging-rechtstaat

http://www.amigoe.com/english/85285-frielink-draw-a-line-regarding-parliamentary-immunity

http://www.amigoe.com/english/85424-criticism-president-of-the-bar-association-not-well-received