Friday, September 2, 2016

Political Faith

Day- 35- Tues. 30/8/16- It is 4:22 in the morning and we can hear the crowing of our rooster in the background. We have not had a feeling like this in a long time. It is a feeling deeply rooted that everything is going to be alright, even though it might not appear like it from the naked eyes. From our point of view, we can feel and see from the eyes of the actual President of the United States. In this case, we would like to share an excerpt from the Audacity of Hope. “- it’s impossible not to feel at some level as if you have been personally repudiated  by the entire community, that you don’t quite  have what it takes, and everywhere you go the word  “loser” is flashing through people’s minds . They’re the sort of feelings that most people haven’t experienced since high school.”

Day-36- Wed. 31/8/16- It is 4:18 in the morning and would like to begin with correcting our mistakes, in this case, referring to the date that the M. P.[Ministerio Publico]  was at the Villa Caribe Hotel in La Buga on Tuesday 23rd 2016, and not on  Tuesday 28th August 2016 because it does not exist and at this moment  would like to correct our mistake by confirming that the date was Tuesday,  August 23rd 2016.

For this to make sense, it has been confirmed yesterday that Brother Rudy Ramirez is now the first Garifuna Governor of Izabal. The Garifuna Nation in Guatemala is honored to be included in a political process of this nature and in a time like this.

 It was a week yesterday since two representatives of Sister Thelma Aldana of Guatemala were in La Buga and plans to return on the 9th September 2016. An agreement was reached between the Judicial System [M.P.] of Guatemala and Garifuna People to meet again on the 9th September 2016.

In this case, we are on our way to Gangadiwali this morning specially to give Thanks and Praise in advance to the Most High and the Spirits of the Trouble Makers for their intervention in our affairs.
Day-37- Thurs. 1/9/16- It is 7:01 in the morning and would like to share with you that we had a Thanks Giving Dinner on Diriwana’s Table yesterday. In this case, it has nothing to do with a turkey.
From our point of view it was about being at the right place and at the right time. Sometimes in life the events that are not planed, are the ones that can take your breath away. We had a buffet set on Diriwana’s Table to honor our Ancestors yesterday. To make a long story short, Brother Fermin is back in La Buga. He was in the U.S. a few days for the graduation of his son as a lawyer.

Being in Gangadiwali yesterday is the manifestation of a vision that started over a century ago and still in the making today. The meal we had on Diriwana’s Table yesterday is a symbol of our Thanks in Advance.

On the other hand, we would like to be realistic about the situation at hand. The political climate for the Garifuna People in Guatemala has taken a leap of faith. It is now a Political Faith in the making; this is when the two forces come together as one. This has nothing to do with religion and has nothing to do with a turkey.

Political Fate is unpredictable; two perfect example of political fate is Jimmy Morales of Guatemala and Donald Trump of the United States. We remember the day when we first saw Jimmy Morales doing his campaign in La Buga, after listening for a few minutes we came to the conclusion that he believes in himself  but in many cases to come, it will not be enough. Sometimes it depends on the belief you have in someone else.

Donald Trump on the other hand is in Mexico to visit the President so they can talk  about the walls that Mexico will pay. Donald Trump is using Political Fate, but it will not be enough. The sad thing with Donald Trump is that he does not believe in no one but himself.

President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala has chosen a Brother to be the first Garifuna Governor in its history. In this case, President Jimmy Morales is building a relationship with the Garifuna Nation in Guatemala.

Political Faith is a concept that is hard to grasp and therefore may take a while for us to understand, be that as it may, we will share with you as the events unfold in front of eyes.

Day-38- Fri- 2/9/2016- It is 4:22 in the morning and was thinking about a phrase that started to have a life of its own nineteen years ago. A life of fate combined with destiny came alive on the 16th August 1997, and just recently began a transformation.  

We have lived a life of fate verses a life of faith for the past nineteen years. It has been a life of trials and tribulations to establish truth. From our point of view, it is how we are learning the difference between Political Fate and Political Faith.  The concept between Political Fate and Political Faith are two different ways of living. We came to this conclusion based on the events that are unfolding in front of eyes.

Destiny combined with Faith has brought us to this point and time. The Garifuna People of Guatemala are now living a life of Political Faith. The next forty eight hours will give us a glimpse into future.

Au- Le

Lúbara Huya     

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