St. Maarten, Curaçao, moment of truth.

Dear Editor,

  The time has reached for us to put our cents where our mouth is, because the Netherlands has put their money where their mouth is. Let me start by saying this has to do with independence, and what I think is not important but what the electorate (voters) of St. Maarten want or need.

  For too long now, all the politicians of St. Maarten and Curaçao are toying with becoming an independent country. We should have been already prepared or preparing for independence since 1954. Technically or realistically, we have failed our people for the last 67 years. Wow, that is a massive blunder of all politicians of Curaçao and St. Maarten, who were in government from then to the present.

  The Netherlands Antilles was a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The country consisted of several island territories located in the Caribbean Sea. The islands were also informally known as the Dutch Antilles. The country came into being in 1954 as the autonomous successor of the Dutch colony of Curaçao, and Dependencies, and was dissolved in 2010. In 2010, St. Maarten and Curaçao were granted to have their own Parliament, and make most of their decisions for themselves.

  Let me get directly to the point. It is time for all politicians in St. Maarten and Curaçao to live and show what they truly believe in. If the Netherlands is so racist, you all should be glad to run like hell from the Netherlands, put independence on the table, and let the chips fall the way they may.

  By this I mean that all politicians who believe that now is the time more than ever for St. Maarten and Curaçao to be independent, must (not should) make a contract with the people of St. Maarten and Curaçao to hold a final referendum with only 2 options. The status quo of being a constituent country within the Dutch kingdom, or once and for all be completely out of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

  It is clear that the politicians in St. Maarten and Curaçao love putting on a show, but you all are cowards. If you truly believe in independence for St. Maarten and Curaçao, go to the population and tell them to prepare for sacrifice. Sacrifice, people of St. Maarten and Curaçao that is up to the politicians of your countries to explain to you, that is not the responsibility of the Dutch Kingdom. If you all are not willing to this please, put it up and shut up. The moment of truth is at hand. St. Maarten and Curaçao, please show me your trump card.

  The conclusion is, choices have consequences, choose wisely and choose now!

The Patriot Miguel Arrindell