THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES ARE SO CREATED BY CHOICE OF THE POLITICAL CONSTITUTION THEY HAVE?
By Ray Auxillou, Trustee of the internet based Non-government Organization, THE BELIZE DEVELOPMENT TRUST
March 23rd, 2005
It has been pointed out by political observers around the world, that THIRD WORLD countries remain so by choice! Or perhaps
lack of choice in the political system that they use, might be more appropriate? The buzz words of academic people at the
World Bank and other International Organizations talking about GDP jargon, notwithstanding.
In Belize, the population continues to be held prisoner to two political parties, called the UDP and the PUP in a POLITICAL
CONSTITUTION which is a relic of exploitation from British Empire days. Both parties are committed to the autocratic department
control of political ministers, allowing micro-management of the economy for personal gain and corruption. The UDP in it's
last term in office under the then party leader Manuel Esquivel, stated publicly he had no wish for democracy and wanted the
strong man autocratic model of government, similar to those around Africa. The PUP for the last seven years under the party
leadership of Said Musa has given much bombast and rhetoric about political reform, but bascially maintained against all cries
for change; the autocratic ministerial method of government, in which politicians control individual government departments
in a micro-management style that has led to widespread allegations of endemic and systematic corruption. An experiment in
the Fall of 2004 by the PUP in the Swiss Collegial style governing method met with resounding success. But was cancelled
by the party leader rather abruptly; when the process clearly threatened his personal control of any events that might lead
to justice and fair play type of development. Or threatend big business on the larger scale through more fair taxation, resisted
vehemently by the new oligarchy and robber barons being created; using monopolies, or systems of micro-managment pseudo monopolies
based on political controlled licenses and permits. The competitive nature of business and economic development is denied
in larger things by political departmental control, based on greed and corruption for self interest.
At heart; the problem seems to be the Political Constitution of the country of Belize? It is a one party model, based
on England or old Roman days, that uses individual political control of each government department. This methodology always
creates opportunities for corruption and bribery. And so it has been proven through the years in Belize.
Despite the numerous shortcomings of the Belize Political Constitution, there has been no effort to delete the Ministerial
control method of government departments, due to widespread allegations of greed, power hunger and endemic corruption within
the party system under this Constitution. None of the leaders of either of the major political parties in Belize want to
change this greed based, power hungry, corrupt opportunity for self enrichment model. The country and citizens of Belize
therefore subsequently finds themselves locked into a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY status of feudal serfs, by a system of political
parties backed by a self enrichment setup, of a growing powerful business oligarchy, tied to the reins of political party
power, through mutual financial self interest.
BELIZE REMAINS A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY, because they are slaves to political parties and a new oligarchy; using an exploitive
Constitution. Belize is not a third world country because of outside world events, or GDP ratios and economic studies. It
is the denial of the competitive aspects of capitalism on a level and fair playing field that make Belize remain a THIRD WORLD
Dated material: March 23 rd., 2005.