Cleansing Curaçao: Dutch White Gentrification

Dutch white gentrification 1  Dutch white gentrification 2

Dutch white gentrification 3 Dutch white gentrification 4

Dutch white gentrification 5 dutch white gentrification 6

dutch white gentrification 7 Dutch white gentrification 8

Dutch white gentrification 9 Dutch white gentrification 10

Dutch white gentrification 11 Dutch white gentrification 12

Dutch white gentrification 13 Dutch white gentrification 14

Dutch white economic colonialism thugging out on the black low income class. Call it gentrification, cultural genocide, the erasure of indigenous blackness in Curacao.

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Moketa Anti-Kolonial den Hantskun di Felpa

E kara ku nan tin no ta nan kara no, e kara ku nan tin no ta nan kara. Di dilanti tin dobel kara, si bo wak bon di dilanti maskarada. Satanas nan tata konosemi kaba si, Satanas nan tata konosemi kaba. E sa ku mi ta yu di Rastafari, e sa ku mi ta yu di Rastafari…  (c) Goldy Locks – Dobel Kara http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V6y96T_DsABrigada di kolonialismo

Arestonan di e liderasgo di partido Movementu Futuro Korsou a keda kalifika pa nan mes i fantikada bou di giua di e medianan ku ta simpatisa o keda patronisa pa e ala finansiero di MFK komo aktonan kolonial di gobiernu Ulandes sinta na Den Haag. Nan meta lo tabata e ripitishon dje senario ku lider di Frente Obrero Liberashon 30 di mei 1969 Anthony Godett a pasa den na kuminsamentu di siglo 21 na momentu ku ela keda akusa i sentensia pa un kaso di froude. E rasonamentu politiko tabata ku FOL tabata muchu sosial i lo stroba e ruta neoliberal, un merkado ekonomiko liber sin muchu regla, lei, vigilansia di gobiernu kaminda por hasi i deshasi ku e trahado i su bida pa ganashi komersial. Pa Godett e gritunan anti-kolonial no a resulta ku su votadonan un mayoria respeta e tempu ei na 2003 di 8 asiento a sali bai kaya, mobilisa protesta kontra un hostilidat ulandes politiko di ekterior i sostene pa e elite reinante den komersio.

Un Saliña choria ku un par di mil hende pa bin wak bandanan popular di Ritmo Kombina i Tambu paga pa MFK simulando ku nan tin un sosten popular grandi no a keda replika e periodo kaminda e dos lidernan Schotte i Jamaloodin a keda detene pa outoridatnan. Partiendo lot pa gana outo enbes di duna strukturalmente edukashon politiko popular a presenta un kuenta di kasi niun sosten di e pueblo votado di MFK ora e dos lidernan a keda libra tentativamente for di nan selnan di polis na Barber, Banda Bou ni maske e kameranan di televishon kwe angulonan straño pa purba di tapa e bashi di hende presente. Na momentu ku un partido i su sirkulo sosial ta deklara ku Ulanda ta konspira pa efektua un kaida di un organisashon politiko bo mashin di harma protesta via kanalnan di institutonan hudisial lokal, na Ulanda i den bo region mester ta zetá.

E kaso di e tres abogadonan Eldon ‘Peppie’ Sulvaran, Chester Peterson i Anthony Eustatius ku mester a defende nan mes dilanti di konseho di supervishon di abogasia a duna hopi kla di konose ku ta tin protesta organisa pero ela mengua, debilita i e seriedat dje mobilisashon ta kuestionabel tambe. Ora e ekspertonan di lei no ta uza leinan pa bringa kolonialismo ulandes e ta sigi mancha nan supuesto karakter anti-kolonial. Un otro ehempel ta ku ora nan tabata hiba nan defensa kontra presidente Emsley Tromp pa defamashon henter nan nota no a keda tradusi na Papiamentu pa hende por a lese i piki sierto enseñansa politiko-huridiko for di dje pa fortifika i amplia konesementu di resistensia. Papiando 25 minut na radio MAS99  tampoko no ta libera un pueblo si komo profeshonal den lei bo no ta ninga di eduka un masa grandi via e medio di komunikashon mas popular. Emisoranan manera MAS99 i FiestaFM, Krioyo konsientemente ta borota ku mannan di Ulanda ta meti den e persigishonnan politiko i diskordia den mundu di abogadonan pero for di nan frekuensianan radial no ta saliendo un programshon ku por duna empuhe grandi den empodera e pueblo a base di konesementu un avanse den mobilisashon i organisashon den politika anti-kolonial.

Media su rol no ta solamente limita na radio pero un dje influensia mas grandi despues di dje ta pa e oudensia ku ta lesa, korant Vigilante ku su propietario Lilo Sulvaran no tin e konsenshi di komberti su korant di unu ku ta kolonisa e lucha diario di e pueblo ku entrado abou bibando den barionan pa malu lubida. Su korant hudisial, invetsigativo ta drei riba e strugel di e klase trahado kaminda un aresto of dalmentu outo ta keda privilegia riba edukasho di un pueblo ku artikulonan ku por yuda e lesado sali afo di su opstakulonan sosial.

18 di november  Ronald Plasterk e minister di asuntunan di reino tabata di bishita na Korsou, un dia prome e tabata na Boneiru kaminda bou di liderasgo di James Finies a invoka riba nan ansestronan libertado Martis di Catalina Janga ku a rebeldia kontra podernan kolonial 180 aña pasa. Einan na e isla ruman nan si a enfrenta e minster Plasterk ku pankarta i no ta tin duda pa eksigi un referendum konstitutional. Un dia despues na Korsou e minister di asuntunan di reino a yega sin mester a wori mes ku editorialnan strategiko di korantnan i emisoranan of protestanan anti-kolonial, e furia di masbangu di parti di MFK i e abogadonan ku nan medionan di komunikashon a keda un spektakel barata solamente pa konsumo lokal, niun intenshon nan ta tin pa di berdat hunga badjon kontra Ulanda. E uniko aktonan rekordabel tabata ora Chester Peterson a bisa Dick Drayer reportero makamba : “Sodemieter op klootzak” lokual for di e spektrum dje supuesto movementu anti-kolonial mester tabata e koro kanta kontra minister Plasterk durante su bishita pero enbes di esei ta wowonan skuins so e grupo a risibi pa nan manego mediokre sin un strategia kordina di bringa kolonialismo ulandes. Esaki ta keda rekonfirma na momento ku un kaso den korte lo keda entama kontra un website ulandes Knipsel Krant Curacao (www.kkcuracao.net) ku a risibi hopi kritika di ta rasista huntu ku http://www.versgeperst.com. E problema ta sinta ku si bo ta pretende di ke ta un benefaktor den e lucha kontra rasismo ulandes i bo boka ta mas hanchu ku haf di Sta Anna i abo komo abogado i tur otro miembronan politiko (MFK. MAN) influente mester hinka man den saku, konekta ku bo netwerk finansiero i soru pa bin ku bo mes media riba internet ku ta kontra-aresta e kolonialismo mediatiko di parti di e websitenan di notisia i opinion. Keda lamenta i agita sin konstrui un struktura di media digital pa konsientisa un publiko riba e kolonialidat ku ta reina na Korsou ta yuda ku masha nada.

Podernan den media, politika, komersio, i mundu huridiko tin ku alivia e dolo dje pueblo prome nan por bin na remarke di risibi un sosten grandi pa luchanan anti-kolonial. Un kas, trabao, bon skol, kasnan di kuido i siudadanonan senior, un parada di bus, leinan di labor ku ta keda respeta, korant, radio, televishon ku ta remedi edukashonal pa lagabu briya komo un suidadano liber i kritiko. Anto e ora ei mane Gibi di Windt ta skibi den su poema ‘Lucha Sagrado’ e yu di Korsou balente lo lanta kontra e abusu rasial blanku i podernan elite di mesun kolo, kultura ku lo kondusi na:

“Sino ta awe, lo ta mañan òf otro aña

E lucha sagrado pa dushi Kòrsou

Lo kanta viktoria den kurason

Di tur ku ta sinti nan yu di Kòrsou”

 

Sekta di Rei Momo i Historianan ku Ta Resisti

Rasta Moses

Rasta Moses

”Biba sjon Wimpie! Biba Hoelanda!”
Letranan di un dje kantikanan di gradisementu pa Rei Willem III skibi pa pastornan i otro mentenan kreativo kolonial pa prepara e benida di libertat na anja 1863 pa e hendenan sklabisa ku a sobra na Korsou ku e anfan pa tene un sosiedat supuestamente liber bou di un kontrol mental obedesidu na e leinan, kustumbernan di un minoria elite. E poder blanku dominante ku miedu pa lantamentu, matamentu di nan hende despues di proklamashon di libertat a purba di hinka den pueblo ku ta danki na Dios (blanku) i e rei (blanku) na Ulanda ku bo por ta un ser humano desenkadena. Mester bai na rudia i priminti e ser supremo ku bo lo komporta bo mes komo un bon suidadano, trahando duru konformando bo mes ku bo destino di ta ‘porfin’ igual pero semper balora komo un produkto laboral humano di segundo rango.

Ta for di e fundeshi di falsedat humano Korsou a krese bira mane e ta. Kapitalismo for di 1499 ku semper a mata, un sistema di genosidio fisiko, mental, spiritual. Pero semper banda di keda strangula pa e lombrishi di imperialismo ulandes tin gritunan kritiko, bosnan ku ta rasona ku por sali skapa for di e kamisa kolonial di onse bara. Un dje tononan di desobedensia ku prensa na Korsou a oprimi e siman aki tabata di e dos personanan aki: e protesta kreativo di Rasta Moses na momentu ku rei Willem-Alexander i reina Maxima a bishita bario di Montanja i sra. Gerda Brand na Banda Bou, Kenepa na museo Tula.

Mirando e pareha real baliendo riba e musik di kaha di orgel den museo Tula kaminda e lucha pa libertat a origina na 1795 ta algu ku ta duna un sabor marga i boltumentu di varios stoma. Kiko e idea tras di e invitashon tabata no ta muchu kla. Kisas pa purba di influensia e mente di rei ku reina ku un presentashon chikitu tokante e legasia di sklabitut pa asina alimenta i kita e berans mental historiko? Ya asina ora nan kai bek riba nan trono na Ulanda nan por proteha i vigila e derechinan di suidadanonan karibense den reino ulandes e bja aki si i no mane Beatrix i otronan ku a proba di a lepia (lesa: no tin niun donder kunes) riba su responsabilidat ku ela hura pe na su dios santu komo kabes di estado pa 33 anja?

Museo Tula ta un dje bastionnan sino esun mas importante di un bataya pa un alma pretu liber na Korsou. Un santuario di nos heruenan ku no merese un dansa di lembelansa pa purba di gana kurason di un rei ku pa historia universal lo no mira nos komo igual manera ta skibi den konstitushon ulandes ni bringa pa un pueblo ku su antepasadonan mes a soru pa un gran parti ku e desaroyo di e YDK ta atras te dia di awe 2013. Pero t’esaki te bida yen di sorpresa desagradabel ora bo ta parti di un sosiedat ku a keda fukia pa kolonialismo den siglo 21.

Den e korant Reformatorisch Dagblad di 20 di November un relato a sali di Gerda Brand ku ta biba aki i su prima Gea Mensink ku ta di bishita for di Ulanda. Tur dos tin un karta den nan man pa e rei, paranda pafo dilanti e trapinan di museo Tula. Brand ta yudando ku luga di keda i guia adiktonan i yunan di famianan ku problema. “For di e amor di Dios”

Ora Brand a tende ku rei lo a bishita plantashon Kenepa ela kuminsa skibi. „Mi ta enkontra asina tantu dolo serka hende. Un dolo ku ta sali for di e pasado di sklabitut. E ta biba asina tantu bou di e YDK. Den nan kueru te abou e ta kousa hopi rabia i sintimentuman di inferioridat. Poko dia un senjora a bisami: ”Mi por ta pretu, pero mi’n ta kens si.” Asina profunda e ta.”

Den e karta Brand a bosifera su prekupashon. E ta hasi un yamada na e rei pa aki, na Korsou, un bja e pidi diskulpa pa e pasado. „Esei lo traha asina liberativo. Si esei a sosode sufisiente? No, lo mi hanje bon si esei lo sosode aki.”

Brand i Mensink ta duda serka ken tin ku entrega e karta i na final na ta dune na un di e ayudantenan feminino di e rei.

Un otro persona ne otro banda di e isla e dia ei dje bishita real ku merese un momentu di atenshon i lus ta Rasta Moses. E tambe no laga su mes keda manipula ku emoshon di hubelo i lagrimanan di alegria pa e presensia di dos spoki kolonial. Moses ku su trahe kolorido uniko ku kara tapa ku un velo pretu tabata su so para den un mancha di hende na Montanja ku su bek na Afrika baiskel i pankarta ku frasenan di protesta skibi ku reino ulandes den un operashon militar ta responsabel pe morto di Helmin Wiels, Bolle i Pretu pa motibu di petroli i gas den nos awanan teritorial.

Te bosnan di resistensia kreativo, ku ta desvia for di e kaminata kolonial ku
merese un luga den nos korantnan, radionan, televishon, nos espasionan digital. Ta na skolnan, universidatnan nan mester eksplora ta kiko a move e dos hendenan for di 150.000 hasi net kontrali i skupi afo e harinja di kadaver ku mayoria di nos ta sigi kome?

Nos ta kla pa asepta ku tin berdatnan pa biba ku lo trese nos muchu mas dilanti ku awoki? Nos por yega na un konsenshi di kurashi manera e kantika di 1860 piku ta bisa aki i bibe den tur sentido di palabra i spiritu?

`Biba biba biba biba Wilmu Dèrdu
Biba biba biba biba Wilmu Dèrdu
Ma parse Wilmu Dèrdu
Bo tin idea di frega nos
Ma pa bo frega nos
Bo bai frega bo mama.`

[Sra. Brand – Fundashon Aliansa di Lus 8642367- hjlbrand@yahoo.com]

Reprogram Educational System 2012: The Battle Of The Brave

Sitting inside of a Curacao class room must be a hell of a Dutch colonial drug. For the teacher and students. I might be wrong but that’s why we have the first of December every year to assess the strengths and weaknesses of our school systems. National education day should not just be a moment to celebrate 40 years of existence of teacher’s union SITEK. Not feeling their leadership and Maestronan Prekupa (Worried Teachers) movement spokesperson Mrs. Marbella Felipa reconfirms my suspicion that SITEK led by Mr. Lio Plantijn lacks vision, determination to bring real educational reform.

Our minister of Education Mr. Lio Jansen an ex head of school knows exactly what’s up. Member of the Pueblo Soberano party that always promoted radical educational change to form the independently thinking and acting Yu di Korsou (Curacaoan) this willful boycott to organize a debate a conference a discussion platform on the national day of education is once again a complete deception.

Our youth needs to get more verbal and demand their rights to enjoy quality education within this Dutch Kingdom. Check the student protests in Chili, Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico. How you learning from Dutch textbooks, doing exams created in the Netherlands but you are not receiving the same quality and educational tools as the Dutch students?
Teachers are censoring themselves and can’t seem to come up with the courage to start overthrowing this educational dictatorship installed by public and catholic school boards.

The system is vicious and brain drain is a real life nightmare where yearly 200/300 students leave Curacao (and most of them) to literally live and die
In the Netherlands.

Yesterday was TEDxCuracao (The Elite Doing-business) any presentations about education?

The three coalition leaders: Wiels, Schotte, Cooper are they aware of the essential role educational reform plays in a decolonization era?

Do we have a mediocre media lustful of cheap politics where education issues does not sell?

Why is a rural area like Banda Bou tormented with poor quality education?

Do you even care?

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.

8 years Helmin Wiels the Political Conscience of Curacao

Photo: Han de Bruijne

Suddenly there he was the unknown left wing radical soon to be politician of his Pueblo Soberano party Mr. Helmin Magno Wiels appearing on television screens and radio waves simultaneously across the island during prime time evening hours on Hit FM/Channel 24 after he broke his political contract with NPA (Niun Paso Atras -No Step Backwards) leader Nelson Pierre.
Mid September 2003 he and his comrades founded MAS (Movimiento Aliansa Sivil- Civic Alliance Movement) and 23 September undeniably will be marked as the uprising of our collective continuous socio-political cultural awareness.

Helmin Wiels a social worker who assisted the people in the neighbourhoods of the underprivileged and working class understood that for a change to erupt to better their impoverished situation you would need political historical, cultural social economical schooling.

His common folk orating style combined with academic vocab attracted people to sit down to look and listen to his Konsenshi Sivil (Civil Conscious) programs.
For those that witnessed the years before the revolution of 30th of May 1969 they would say Wiels reinvented the Vito magazine period led by Stanley Brown who informed, inspired the disenfranchised the laborers to stand up against injustice.
Others would compare him to the People National Party statesman Doctor Dacosta Gomez advocate of elevating his constituents to a higher political consciousness in the 40’s late 50’s and the main negotiator of the Kingdom Charters of 1954.

The historically and culturally ignorant compare him to the Dutch Geert Wilders. Some like to embrace him as the Hugo Chavez from Curacao which he himself in the beginning had a great affinity for.

From 2003 to 2005 his media dominance would grow by exposing creole politburo’s,
elite networks, the political patronage system, shady entrepreneurs. Many eyes (re)opened as he broke down how the financial sector, banks and insurances make their profits. Explaining the mismanagement of education, sports, health sector and public companies.
Making people aware how certain people own industries and economies and the illicit history behind it. How popular neighbourhoods came into existence, the history of Dutch Royal Shell and catolicism. The tragedy of slavery and its consequences for Curacaoan citizens.

He was basically covering all the newsworthy facts that the media was afraid to unleash and often while lambasting his opponents and perpetrators media barons and journalists would feel his critical fury too.

One of the political issues that made him gain fame and great notoriety was the incessantly attention given to new Dutch colonial attempts of constitutional re shuffling of all the Netherlands Antilles islands.

While union, political, civic society, religious leadership was in a state of total paralysis Wiels and his team grinded from day to day the airwaves to awaken his audience, create a public debate and prepare the masses for the coming constitutional referendum of 2005.

Political opportunism made it obvious that nobody was interested by the proposal of MAS to include the referendum with a Free Associated State option.
April 8 2005 via media manipulation and political constitutional ignorance option A won: a self governing country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 67,83%

Due to differences unknown at that time Wiels had to stop his program at 100.3 FM/Channel 24. Eventually a new radio station Top FM 93.3 welcomed him but after a while the government seated PAR party affiliated lottery patron named Robby Dos Santos blackmailed the owner to stop his program. If I’m not mistaken this was after the Final Declaration political feud.

In 2006 after the supposedly negotiated Final Declaration of 2nd of November a small protest group led by Wiels pressured a majority of the island counsel to vote against the Final Declaration the neo-colonial constitutional blueprint molded by the Dutch government which made the island government in Curacao collapse on 28th of November.

While looking for yet another radio station he continued his program on the internet at http://www.pueblosoberano.org making him the first to do so ever.
Negotiations with the christian radio New Song didn’t result in anything concrete and finally through an elaborate off shore hook up with a radio station in Bonaire, thanks to Mr. Feliciano Piloto owner of Voz di Bonaire he is still going strong celebrating his 8 years existence via fm and internet despite all the boycotts and media coup attempts from political enemies.

Nowadays political parties like PAR and PNP eight years behind schedule copy his format but remain ineffective because the lack of real interest to create a civil movement which would inevitably result in the downfall of their political establishment.

Helmin Wiels presence in the media was felt in all corners of society. Friend and foe acknowledged him to be well documented. Labeled a troublemaker an instigator by the economic elite only made him more popular and its nonsensical that they never had the ability to create a political counterbalance.
Informing his audience on international issues and later on carefully launching his independence stance. Which many pro independence advocates in the beginning applauded.

If it wasn’t for Wiels and his peoples we still would have a tamed opiniated population.
He gave the voiceless a megaphone where as mainstream media ignored them. In the evening the uncensored version of life in Curacao could be heard through everyone’s speakers.

A real scientific research would point out more clearly how people responded to his programs but as years passed by you could notice
1 and a half to two hours a day six days a week had its rebelious effects on listeners.
If you had labor drama many times the employee would menace the employer with: “I’m going to Wiels if..”
He forced politics, union, corporate sectors to change through his program. Any false moves would be unveiled during these evening hours. Constitutional transitioning period would have probably been executed smoothly according to Dutch desire. But people should be grateful with Wiels up in the mix from the outside the outcome was altered.

Reminding his audience about the Black or Afro-Curacaoan experience and historic empowerment lectures also is noted and appreciated.

Looking back besides the sweet peoples victories there are negatives notes to this story:
His programs are suffering from a structurally absence of regional news. Especially if you wave the independence flag you should keep your peoples informed on developments in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos and the rest of the Caribbean.

Many times the political bickering tunes getting played over and over again which make you want to go back to the days before intellectual activist Mario Kleinmoedig didn’t cut his ties with Wiels. The voices of the youth, senior citizens, women and LBGT are not being heard. That makes him act exactly the same like his political opponents he accuses of ruining Curacao society. Being part of the government coalition also made him slack his passionate criticism on the nepotism structures within the political system. This is a threat to his credibility which rapidly is crumbling amongst the sharp observers.

Six days in a week Helmin Wiels is an overkill. To his peoples but also to himself. 3 times per week would fit better and gives an opportunity to him to make regional connections for his independence cause and for other opiniated persons the chance to uplift the airwaves with debates, real live debates and knowledge of our community and create new leadership new change agents which his party needs to continue his political awareness revolution which Curacao in her fullness will benefit from when its approached with visionary delicacy.

Helengue Liberation Struggles

San Pablo rum junks
6am public housing
punch drunk
Helengue hearts
beef in the bario
i told u not to put
a hand on Celeste,
called the Police 2hrs ago
Jawbone bruised.
Her right eye is bleeding.
Sister in law is screaming.
Eeeeeeeppaaa Heyyy Iaaansaa/

Liberation struggles
Suckin
San Pablo rum bottles
wetting up Tax reforms:
whoop 5% to a 6%
stone cold killer.
Plantation economies
honoring the fiscal
victimized
WITH
tax experts that
have a secret
‘shut the fuck up’ code.
If they break it they’ll
be banned to
the working class
slave wage hell
Please
Ezili Danto keep
blessing UP
Port-Au-Prince
tent camps
foodstamps
feeding little
girls dreams
Let the educational
bi-lingual falsehood
fade out
When she grow up
with law books
under her arms
singing : Mommy
we gonna
get PAID NOW!

Netherlands bans
Burkas and
Black #Curacao folks
Neo-Jew Stars on coats
If only only
Anna Frank could
rewrite her memoirs
Slavery paintings
on queen Beatrix
golden coach
Y’all a bunch
a lazy ass niggers
We took you out the jungle
Ci-vi-li-zed you
Thanks to us
you can eat
Clothes on your back
Nikes on your feet
Intellectuals up in the mix
Thesis, Essays, critique
I don’t care if
you have an
academic degree
All these fancy words
And verbs
BUT
can you get my
Peoples FREE?

She the baddest b*tch,
she ride or die
in her golden coach
She the baddest b*tch,
she ride or die
in her golden coach
She the baddest b*tch

‘Take the slavery image off the Golden Coach’

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Take the slavery image off the Golden Coach:

That’s what activists say:
half-naked black people do not belong on the coach.

On the Golden Coach is a reference to our history of slavery and colonial times. Would Beatrix remove the wrong image? That is what Barryl Biekman (National Platform Slavery), Harry van Bommel (SP MP), Mariko Peters (Green MP) and Jeffrey Pondaag (Dutch Committee debt of honor) ask themselves today in the editorial pages of the print nrc.next. http://www.nrcnext.nl/blog/2011/09/16/haal-die-slavenillustratie-van-de-gouden-koets-af/

Next week the golden coach will ride again through The Hague and thousands of day trippers will come to catch a glimpse of the queen. Budget Day this year will have a special character, as different political parties have made proposals to limit the power of the head of state. We want to put a critical note at the Golden Coach

The Golden Coach has become the symbol of the Dutch monarchy. The “Association of the Amsterdam People” wanted to give the coach to Queen Wilhelmina in 1898 for its inauguration. Wilhelmina felt little for it. Historians suspect that this reluctance stemmed from protests some years earlier in the Netherlands against the exaggerated pomp of the coronation, of Czar Nicholas the Second.

The Golden Coach is a typical Dutch product, developed by the brothers Spyker in the Dutch Renaissance style. That was the style of the Golden Age of colonial Netherlands that has brought so much wealth.

The images on the golden coach also refer to that age. They are written by Nicholas van der Waay in 1891 at the age of 36 when he was appointed professor at the State Academy of Fine Arts.

The side panels depict a “Tribute to the Netherlands and Orange” and “Tribute of the Colonies’. The sidebar “Tribute of the Colonies” activates great resistance from us. On that side are half-naked black men and women who offer their riches to the royal king. In the colonial era and the aftermath of slavery this seemed like a very ordinary picture. Now it reminds us of a horrible period in Dutch history.

The Netherlands are still struggling with the colonial past. Dutch families of the massacre in the Indonesian village Rawagede demand reparations from the Dutch state but they claim the case has expired. Descendants of the enslaved in the Antilles and Suriname asked an apology from the Dutch government, but see the only knowledge institute on Dutch slavery, NiNsee, threatened with closure. Apparently, the most shameful pages of history from the Dutch collective memory must be repressed.

Netherlands could take an example from Australia and the United States of America. In 2008, the Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd formally apologized to the indigenous Aborigines who were systematically deprived and whose children were taken. Also in 2008 the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution in which apologies were made to black Americans for the period they were treated as slaves and the discriminatory laws under which they had to live deep into the twentieth century. In 2001 during a UN Conference in Durban the Netherlands, “expressed deep regret” over slavery and the colonial past, but never apologized.

The big difference between showing regret and apologize is the fact that the first one comes from one side, and apologies must be accepted by the other party. Netherlands has never apologized, because this could be seen as an admission of guilt and that couldbring forth claims.

We sincerly hope that the Dutch government can come to terms with its national history and just like the Australians and Americans offers a generous apology to the descendants of the Dutch colonial oppression and the violence that sometimes came forth out of it.

Maybe Queen Beatrix, might want to push the government into that direction by removing the panel of “Tribute to the Colonies” of the Golden Coach and place it where it belongs : the Rijksmuseum.