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Haiti “pain Rush”: The Myth Of White Superiority - By Ezili Dantò by thoth: 2:13pm On Jul 05, 2013
Haiti “Pain Rush”: The Myth of White Superiority, Poverty Pimping NGOs and US Humanitarian Occupation
By Ezili Dantò



A disenfranchised Haiti means opportunity for the imperialist and their Left-talking right wing vultures.

Bourgeoisie Freedom or democracy is, for instance, the dissonance beating at you when Clorox Hunger, emaciated Black babies, live in the same space that $9 billion in humanitarian aid are supposed to have been poured. It’s the confusion one feels when one juxtaposes the deep, Clorox-burning hunger ravaging the population with how the United Kingdom had just opened up a new embassy in Haiti to boost UK companies “trading” in earthquake-hit Haiti.

The burning hunger, lack of relief and exploitation of the poor is easily explained by the indigenous Haitians who never saw any part of the $9 billion in his rural town. But the power of the poverty pimping NGOs, the US humanitarian occupation of Haiti is so vast, so multi-layered and interconnected with the myth of white superiority and its media forces that the rural Haiti voice is drowned-out completely. For the “schooled” stakeholders involved, both in Haiti and abroad, are mostly so vested in US imperialism, US foreign policy and white supremacy they must continue to define and defend their presence in Haiti as “development work.”

The renown Black psychiatrist, Frantz Fanon, once wrote:

[size=14pt]“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn’t fit in with the core belief.” –Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks[/size]

Starvation is everywhere in Haiti not just in rural Haiti, evidencing the deadly and unconscionable consequences of the current US-led world pain rush in Haiti.

There are too many “schooled” Haitians either indifferent to or plain collaborating with empire abroad and in Haiti Jesus-ly suffering the racist capitalistic brutality of Papa Clinton, Paul Farmer-led NGOs, the UN and that overseer Barack Obama killing civilized, dignified co-existence in Haiti.

The children are dying, Haiti is dying. Dying from the hidden US occupation behind UN mercenary guns, dying from cholera, dying from Clorox hunger, drought, hurricanes, earthquake evictions, dying in hopelessness and despair, while in Petionville the cultural genocide has been worse than when that butcher, Franklin D. Roosevelt, violated Haiti – a man who was, ironically, so loved in America for his so-called New Deal egalitarian ideals “to make a country in which no one is left out.”

But in Haiti, Franklin D. Roosevelt was known only for his almost Rochambeau-like butchery of egalitarian ideals, his butchery of the unarmed peasants, repression of Haiti indigenous religion, rewriting Haiti’s Constitution in 1915 as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, giving a Clintonesque-Democrat face to stealing Haiti lands for the corporatocracy his ilk represented that was clear-cutting centuries-old Haiti trees for the Euro-tribes world war machine, instituting force labor chain gangs, dropping bombs on peasant farmers objecting to the US Marine occupation of Haiti from 1915 to 1934.

Not since then, has Haiti seen so many whites on the ground. Not since then have there been so much disease, desperation, death and hunger for the Black majority mixed in with four star hotels, token poverty programs and tourist attractions. That’s what the white tribes and repugnant Black collaborators, their imperial war machines, false benevolence, endless death, dependency, dictatorships and cold wars, bring to indigenous populations world over. Death, starvation, despair, genocide – no raising of the indigenous population’s standard of living.

It’s in the face on these starving Haiti children – who cannot eat from our grandparent’s fruit trees now polluted by Monsanto, USAID nitrate/fertilizers and the UN cholera feces. Not to mention the destruction of Haiti poultry, rice, and all local industry from the ravages of the rabid elites privatization schemes, dumping Arkansas and Miami products that destroy local Haiti food production.

Never mind that Donna Karen sells Haiti crafts at Saks or to Hollywood, Sean Penn sponsors a Haiti marathon, Paul Farmer built a new hospital from quake remains, the Clintons built new sweatshops, all so that the tourists may be steered toward lying edifices masking Western imperialism, patriarchy, domination, blatant NGO racism and capitalism. For, it’s the norm for US bourgeois democracy to tout “no one is left out.”

It’s as real today under Barack Obama as it was under the murderous FDR regime in Haiti back in 1915. Their new deals mostly leave out the Black majority populations in their sight. Indeed, bourgeois democracy’s debilitating dissonance is refined by the Obama face to imperialism.

Under this more deadly bourgeois democracy, Haiti self-determination and cultural genocide are not only acceptable collateral damages but invisible injuries.

[size=16pt]Our pains are turned back upon us, used to enrich NGOs, mining companies, the beltway bandits and most Western adventurers. It’s not a gold rush in Haiti that’s profitable to the Euro ruling tribes, but the rush to inflict more pain and collect, collect, collect it against the myth of white superiority, white universal love for all humankind using the structures that carry this myth forth since World War II: the UN Security Council system, the NGO system, the foreign aid system, the International Monetary Fund/World Bank/World Trade Organization system. They’re all about inflicting pain on the poor and Black then capitalizing on Black pain. (See “The Evolution of Disaster Capitalism with Ezili Dantò.”) The ensuing social chaos is then capitalized upon to set up puppet neoDuvalierist US governments in Haiti, for the World Bank to draft Haiti mining laws, and for the uninterrupted Euro-US pillage and plunder of Haiti Riches – over $20 billion in gold reserves, its iridium, silver, copper, coal and the Haiti oil cache that some geologists say is a “pool to Venezuela’s cup of water.”[/size] (See Video report on Haiti Riches, Zili Dlo solar project and the works of Ezili Dantò/HLLN.)

Under the US occupation, it’s a “pain rush” in Haiti. Newspapers, foundations, “humanitarians,” think tanks write about it, elevate it, cash in on it, and keep it going, won’t tell you, ala Jared Diamond, that the Haiti struggle is cleared of cognitive dissonance only when you factor in structuralized white supremacist hatred – its genocidal germs, guns and steel. Oh, no, that’s downplayed.

Today’s mainstream media reports that chronic hunger in Haiti is rising mostly because of geography – the weather!

According to the Associated Press, much of the hunger crisis “stems from too little rain, and then too much,” corrupt Haiti politicians and because half of Haiti’s food is imported.

Although the article notes that:

“In 1997 some 1.2 million Haitians didn’t have enough food to eat. A decade later the number had more than doubled. Today, that figure is 6.7 million, or a staggering 67 percent of the population that goes without food some days…” (See “2 out of 3 people face hunger as Haiti woes mount,” AP, June 10, 2013)

It doesn’t contextualize it with US incessant destabilization, its sweatshop development and failed 40-year export led economy initiatives. But in any case, generally when a glimpse of the devastating depravity of the US occupation sneaks through the mainstream colonial narrative, it is quickly “democratized” by locating one Establishment “expert” to say that “there’s sufficient proof that at least some of the aid is reaching the population.” This journalistic trick then fully gains root to lift up (destructive) foreign aid as the only reason why the poor in Haiti are still alive. You’ll not read the truth, which is that the over $2 billion yearly in Haiti Diaspora remittances is the ONLY real direct aid to Haiti that actually reaches the population and keeps the poor alive.

Such colonial news on Haiti, will mostly remain silent about the centuries upon centuries and current US racist destabilization of Haiti while pimping out photos of our starving Black babies to sell newspapers, re-validate white supremacy, fuel humanitarian imperialism’s raison d’etre, give the NGOs a document to go raise more funds for their coffers.

The Euro colonial deforestation and their centuries of environmental harm or current open pit mining initiatives in Haiti are mostly non-existent in these colonial narratives on Haiti. For, only the peasants’ wood cutting for charcoal is highlighted. Nothing is noted about the current 10-year US occupation of Haiti behind UN guns – the totality of its devastating destructions in Haiti and failures. Nor the US support for the Duvalier dictatorships for 30 years from 1957 to 1986, the two US-sponsored coups in 1991 and then 2004 to reinstate Duvalierism over a democratically elected Haiti government, followed by the current US occupation behind UN guns. After all, the white savior industrial complex is as economically and socially benign today as it was during the Western tribes’ chattel enslavement of Ayiti, no?

“The US public won’t be taught about the nearly 10-year old US occupation of Haiti by the media. But in fact today, the US is Haiti’s mother country. And all around us the “colonized is elevated above his jungle status in proportion to his adoption of the mother country’s cultural standards.” – Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks

Ezili Dantò is an award winning playwright, a performance poet, author and human rights attorney. She was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and raised in the USA. She holds a BA from Boston College, a JD from the University of Connecticut School of law. She is a human rights lawyer, cultural and political activist and the founder and president of the Ezili’s Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network (HLLN). She runs the Haitian Perspectives on-line journal and the Ezili Dantò Newsletter.

She can be contacted at http://www.ezilidanto.com/zili/contact-us/.
Re: Haiti “pain Rush”: The Myth Of White Superiority - By Ezili Dantò by otokx(m): 7:13am On Jul 07, 2013
Food for thought
Re: Haiti “pain Rush”: The Myth Of White Superiority - By Ezili Dantò by birdman(m): 12:05pm On Jul 07, 2013
more like thought for food. boy is it depressing how Haiti continues to be ravaged
Re: Haiti “pain Rush”: The Myth Of White Superiority - By Ezili Dantò by igbo2011(m): 9:15pm On Oct 02, 2013
Ezili danto is a great source for news from Haiti from a non colonial perspective.
Re: Haiti “pain Rush”: The Myth Of White Superiority - By Ezili Dantò by Underground: 7:07pm On Oct 03, 2013
As much as I support pro-black/panafrican ideals & rhetoric, I find fault in the stupidity, greed and recklessness of the black man with regards to the Haiti situation. First, they experienced a devastating earthquake and rather than rally to support each other and get the nation back on its feet, they embarked upon a looting spree and breakdown of law and order on an unprecedented scale. A country such as Japan had to face an even devastating trio of tragedies in the form of an earthquake, tsunami and radiation apocalypse.Yet there wasn't a single recorded case of looting or disorderliness! I was utterly shocked to see these noble and respectable Japanese queuing up in civilized manner for supplies and finding the strength to help each other out in the face of overwhelming destruction and loss. This is a marvel that I have pointed out to my friends over and over again. Should any of those tragedies occur in any African or black dominated society, even on a much smaller scale, you can be rest assured that untold chaos will ensue.

In addition, how many African countries have offered financial aid or otherwise or been in the forefront of efforts to restore this broken country? What has the self acclaimed "Giant of Africa", Nigeria done? What has South Africa done?

Believe me, I totally believe in the renaissance of the black man. I believe that black man is bedeviled by all sorts of ills and that we are constantly playing catch up with the rest of the civilized world but for us to be taken seriously, we have to first of all fix ourselves before pointing the finger at the white man as the reason for everything that is wrong us. If we do not take another look at ourselves and realize that we, Negroes, are innately more self-centred and selfish than other races. Until we fix ourselves, the rest of the world will never take us as serious competitors in the world stage and will look at articles penned by Ezili Dantò and many others as bellicose rhetoric, senseless twaddle

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Re: Haiti “pain Rush”: The Myth Of White Superiority - By Ezili Dantò by thoth: 1:04am On Oct 04, 2013
Underground: As much as I support pro-black/panafrican ideals & rhetoric, ...........................

My thoughts exactly, but it has to start from the mind, trying it any other way will have the main actor cut off from its roots, there are many examples all over Africa to call from. Any physical move will incur the wrath of the Overlords because the people you are trying to save are to ignorant and will turn against you.
If they can't turn then against you because you belong to a particular religion, they will because you belong to a particular tribe and if that does not work, they will raise hell on you and sanction or bomb you out on some policies which are opposed to the standards and ideology you wish to instill on the masses.
I don't think it is far fetched to say a nation of 160 million could be sanctioned because of 10 or so homosexuals, it is not even crazy to be bombed for that; killing more than 2000 with protecting just 5 people as the excuse. As you can see our people never think for themselves and are like robots regurgitating the western feeds and any of those scenarios i described above is reasonable to them as long as the west says so.
Re: Haiti “pain Rush”: The Myth Of White Superiority - By Ezili Dantò by Nobody: 8:28am On Oct 04, 2013
Underground: What has South Africa done

Pledged R1-million for the relief effort, sent a local aid agency for humanitarian assistance and a team of medical professionals for the search-and-rescue operations.
Re: Haiti “pain Rush”: The Myth Of White Superiority - By Ezili Dantò by HezronLorraine(m): 11:14pm On Oct 04, 2013
Tumisang:

Pledged R1-million for the relief effort, sent a local aid agency for humanitarian assistance and a team of medical professionals for the search-and-rescue operations.
never heard of it.
Re: Haiti “pain Rush”: The Myth Of White Superiority - By Ezili Dantò by Nobody: 11:56pm On Oct 04, 2013
Hezron Lorraine: never heard of it.

Are you Haitian?

Oh well...go ask Ena Zizi which teams pulled her out of the rubble exactly one week after the quake struck.
Re: Haiti “pain Rush”: The Myth Of White Superiority - By Ezili Dantò by Underground: 11:59pm On Oct 04, 2013
Tumisang:

Pledged R1-million for the relief effort, sent a local aid agency for humanitarian assistance and a team of medical professionals for the search-and-rescue operations.

Well if they really made this pledge and made good on that pledge, then that's very commendable of SA. Never heard about it also. Kudos to them
Re: Haiti “pain Rush”: The Myth Of White Superiority - By Ezili Dantò by cap28: 2:30pm On Oct 05, 2013
Underground: As much as I support pro-black/panafrican ideals & rhetoric, I find fault in the stupidity, greed and recklessness of the black man with regards to the Haiti situation. First, they experienced a devastating earthquake and rather than rally to support each other and get the nation back on its feet, they embarked upon a looting spree and breakdown of law and order on an unprecedented scale. A country such as Japan had to face an even devastating trio of tragedies in the form of an earthquake, tsunami and radiation apocalypse.Yet there wasn't a single recorded case of looting or disorderliness! I was utterly shocked to see these noble and respectable Japanese queuing up in civilized manner for supplies and finding the strength to help each other out in the face of overwhelming destruction and loss. This is a marvel that I have pointed out to my friends over and over again. Should any of those tragedies occur in any African or black dominated society, even on a much smaller scale, you can be rest assured that untold chaos will ensue.

In addition, how many African countries have offered financial aid or otherwise or been in the forefront of efforts to restore this broken country? What has the self acclaimed "Giant of Africa", Nigeria done? What has South Africa done?

Believe me, I totally believe in the renaissance of the black man. I believe that black man is bedeviled by all sorts of ills and that we are constantly playing catch up with the rest of the civilized world but for us to be taken seriously, we have to first of all fix ourselves before pointing the finger at the white man as the reason for everything that is wrong us. If we do not take another look at ourselves and realize that we, Negroes, are innately more self-centred and selfish than other races. Until we fix ourselves, the rest of the world will never take us as serious competitors in the world stage and will look at articles penned by Ezili Dantò and many others as bellicose rhetoric, senseless twaddle

its funny how you never once mentioned in your rant the role that the US govt along with france and other European played and continue to play in the destruction of the first black republic.

Do you know any thing about Haiti's history at all or are you content to parrott the racist one sided version that your white masters have brainwashed you with?

Haiti is the only black nation that successfully defeated their European slave masters emancipating themselves from slavery, don't you think that its a coincidence that they have never known peace from Europe and America since they achieved such a feat?

when making comparisons between japan and Haiti please endeavour to research history accurately - after the second world war japan received billions of dollars from the US govt for the rebuilding of their country - google marshall plan and you will find out how the US effectively put japan back on its feet -contrast that with Haiti who were forced to COMPENSATE FRANCE THEIR FORMER SLAVE MASTER FOR THE LOSS OF BLACK AFRICAN SLAVES!!! It took Haiti over 60 years to pay back this huge sum and as a result economically they were weakened, the US also invaded their country more than 3 times and installed their puppet Papa Doc who ran the country according to the dictates of the US govt, so please get your facts right before you expose your vast ignorance and self hatred on a public forum.

What do you think will happen if theres an earthquake in the US today - do you think there won't be mass rioting and killing ?

by the way why should Africa offer aid to Haiti when the US and Europe are responsible for transporting the ancestors of those Haitians to that island - not only that America has continued to meddle in the affairs of that country ever since they emancipated themselves and are singularly responsible for the economic devastation that that country has been subject to.

In 2004 one of the first democratically elected presidents of that country Jean Bertrand Aristide was abducted by US marines and DEPORTED TO south Africa - what do you think of that?

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Re: Haiti “pain Rush”: The Myth Of White Superiority - By Ezili Dantò by Underground: 10:03am On Oct 06, 2013
cap28:

its funny how you never once mentioned in your rant the role that .......

Why do Nigerians always feel the need to resort to insults in order to discredit someone's viewpoints?
How exactly did I rant? Those were facts laid down besides I never said the white man should be totally absolved of blame. What I said is that the black man is just as guilty himself as the white man is.


Contrary to what you have resorted to believe about me, I DO NOT kowtow to the white man's ideology, commands or viewpoints. You can scour through my posts to see that I am TOTALLY and COMPLETELY PROAFRICAN and PROBLACK. I have been quite vocal about it and even while at it - unlike the brash and uncouth manner most Nigerians on here in NL do - I have presented my views in a rational and irrefutable manner backed up with lots of evidence. Even the originator of this thread amongst many others would attest to that. So it baffles me that cos I have asked us to fix ourselves first, you have irrationally and without doing your homework labeled me a white man lover. Na wa o! I actually find it very insulting that you have used me with the term "white masters" in the same sentence!

I am fully aware of Haiti's history, thank you! And that is even besides the point!

Speaking of history by the way, you got it twisted with the way you have somehow attributed Japan's recovery and economic prosperity to the Marshall Plan. The Marshall Plan if you check your history books very well, you'll see was directed at the European countries devastated by the war. The Japanese did receive some aid but it was seperate from the Marshall Plan and it cannot be claimed that this alone made Japan what it is today. The Japanese are the way they are today cos of their extreme discipline, industry, nobleness, selflessness and deep love for their country.

This statement of your says it all:
cap28: by the way why should Africa offer aid to Haiti when the US and Europe are responsible for transporting the ancestors of those Haitians to that island - not only that America has continued to meddle in the affairs of that country ever since they emancipated themselves and are singularly responsible for the economic devastation that that country has been subject to.

WHY should Africa you say?? So we might as well abandon the Haitians to their fate and let the oyinbos fix them cos they the oyinbos are the cause of of their problems? No African country should take the lead in the recovery efforts just like America bailed Europe out with the Marshall Plan? Ok na!

You see, like I mentioned before, if we, blacks do not do our homework and present our case in a well founded, rational manner, our ranting will be taken for what it is:bellicose rhetoric, senseless twaddle!!

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Re: Haiti “pain Rush”: The Myth Of White Superiority - By Ezili Dantò by thoth: 1:10pm On Oct 06, 2013
@Cap and Underground

Well, the question both of you guys would be asking is how can Africa(black Africa) Unite .
How can the unity of black African nations be achieved ? forget about organizations like AU and ECOWAS as it is at the present moment because those no longer serve the purpose with which it was created in the first place.

We can really not be talking about Haiti while we are on fire here.

The post is meant to inform Africans of what is happening to their brothers in Haiti so that they can identify the same trick when it comes to them and readily reject it. even if it comes in the name of Aid,Humanitarian Intervention,Economic Co-operation, Globalization, Economic liberalization or Cross Continental Economic Bailout having these knowledge before hand is the key to identify the exploits.
Re: Haiti “pain Rush”: The Myth Of White Superiority - By Ezili Dantò by cap28: 2:44pm On Oct 09, 2013
Underground:

Why do Nigerians always feel the need to resort to insults in order to discredit someone's viewpoints?
How exactly did I rant? Those were facts laid down besides I never said the white man should be totally absolved of blame. What I said is that the black man is just as guilty himself as the white man is.


Contrary to what you have resorted to believe about me, I DO NOT kowtow to the white man's ideology, commands or viewpoints. You can scour through my posts to see that I am TOTALLY and COMPLETELY PROAFRICAN and PROBLACK. I have been quite vocal about it and even while at it - unlike the brash and uncouth manner most Nigerians on here in NL do - I have presented my views in a rational and irrefutable manner backed up with lots of evidence. Even the originator of this thread amongst many others would attest to that. So it baffles me that cos I have asked us to fix ourselves first, you have irrationally and without doing your homework labeled me a white man lover. Na wa o! I actually find it very insulting that you have used me with the term "white masters" in the same sentence!

I am fully aware of Haiti's history, thank you! And that is even besides the point!

Speaking of history by the way, you got it twisted with the way you have somehow attributed Japan's recovery and economic prosperity to the Marshall Plan. The Marshall Plan if you check your history books very well, you'll see was directed at the European countries devastated by the war. The Japanese did receive some aid but it was seperate from the Marshall Plan and it cannot be claimed that this alone made Japan what it is today. The Japanese are the way they are today cos of their extreme discipline, industry, nobleness, selflessness and deep love for their country.

This statement of your says it all:


WHY should Africa you say?? So we might as well abandon the Haitians to their fate and let the oyinbos fix them cos they the oyinbos are the cause of of their problems? No African country should take the lead in the recovery efforts just like America bailed Europe out with the Marshall Plan? Ok na!

You see, like I mentioned before, if we, blacks do not do our homework and present our case in a well founded, rational manner, our ranting will be taken for what it is:bellicose rhetoric, senseless twaddle!!

By completely remaining silent about the role of the United States and France in Haiti's demise you are attempting to distort the truth and blame the victim - this is a tactic used over and over again by the western media in order to divert attention away from the real villains.

you blame them for looting and killing, following a devastating earthquake but you failed to acknowledge that poor and desperate people do not behave the same way as people who have grown up in an orderly society.

Comparing Haiti - a country who for the past century has been subjected to devastating economic and political subjugation from the combined might of europe and america is simply unconscionable.

We are talking about a proud and courageous people who defeated Napoleon's french army , the british and the spanish imperialist armies.

A people who literally had to pay the price for freeing themselves from slavery. Did you know that France threatened to invade Haiti after they fought and won their freedom from slavery and in order not to be reinslaved they had to pay france the equivalent of what is in today's money the sum of $21 billion ? I made a mmistake in my earlier post, Haiti did not finish paying off this "debt" until 1945 approximately 140 years after they freed themselves, think about the economic damage that did to Haiti.

Do you know that because they had to make these payments Haiti had to divert monies meant for public healthcare, education, social amenities into paying off France?

Haiti was also economically blockaded by europe and america which prevented them from engaging in any form of meaningful trade - this went on for over 100 years.

Also the united states did not recognise Haiti until 1862.

the president of the united states at the time was abraham lincoln and he was looking for a place to repartriate freed african american former slaves - it was at this point that Haiti was recognised by america, prior to this period the US govt referred to Haiti as a country run by "niggers who spoke french"

Was japan ever colonised by any country? Did the japanese ever have to pay hostile neighbours off to keep them from invading their country?

yes the japanese are diisciplined people but they had the added advantage of never having anyone on their back trying to exploit or destroy them. when you are left to your own devices the chances are that you will be free to develop economically and politically.

In as much as they did not get the lions share of the Marshall plan funding they were still given substantial financial assistance by the united states, you can check the role that the late General Macarthur played in the rebuilding of Japan after the second world war.

Compare that to how haiti has been and continues to be treated by europe and america.

I reiterate that it is not the responsibility of africa to give Haiti financial assistance but it is DEFINITELY the responsibility of France to pay reparations to Haiti for destroying Haiti's chances of ever being able to provide for its citizens, france is what it is today because of the wealth generated from african slave labour in Haiti, it is absolutely immoral that france is being allowed to get away with the wholesale r.ape and destruction of an entire nation of people. The united states are also culpable becvause they invaded haiti more than 3 times, imposed murderous puppet govts who helped suck the remaining wealth out of haiti and they very recently KIDNAPPED and DEPORTED Haiti's only democratically elected former president therefore they are obliged to compensate Haiti for all of this destruction.

Africa may if it choses help thier Haitian brothers and sisters but the above mentioned countries are OBLIGED to do so.

every other nation in the world has been compensated for damage and destruction suffered at the hands of other nations ie Japan (by america) Germany (by america) why is Haiti's situation different - let me guess........

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Re: Haiti “pain Rush”: The Myth Of White Superiority - By Ezili Dantò by igbo2011(m): 4:27pm On Oct 09, 2013
cap28:

By completely remaining silent about the role of the United States and France in Haiti's demise you are attempting to distort the truth and blame the victim - this is a tactic used over and over again by the western media in order to divert attention away from the real villains.

you blame them for looting and killing, following a devastating earthquake but you failed to acknowledge that poor and desperate people do not behave the same way as people who have grown up in an orderly society.

Comparing Haiti - a country who for the past century has been subjected to devastating economic and political subjugation from the combined might of europe and america is simply unconscionable.

We are talking about a proud and courageous people who defeated Napoleon's french army , the british and the spanish imperialist armies.

A people who literally had to pay the price for freeing themselves from slavery. Did you know that France threatened to invade Haiti after they fought and won their freedom from slavery and in order not to be reinslaved they had to pay france the equivalent of what is in today's money the sum of $21 billion ? I made a mmistake in my earlier post, Haiti did not finish paying off this "debt" until 1945 approximately 140 years after they freed themselves, think about the economic damage that did to Haiti.

Do you know that because they had to make these payments Haiti had to divert monies meant for public healthcare, education, social amenities into paying off France?

Haiti was also economically blockaded by europe and america which prevented them from engaging in any form of meaningful trade - this went on for over 100 years.

Also the united states did not recognise Haiti until 1862.

the president of the united states at the time was abraham lincoln and he was looking for a place to repartriate freed african american former slaves - it was at this point that Haiti was recognised by america, prior to this period the US govt referred to Haiti as a country run by "niggers who spoke french"

Was japan ever colonised by any country? Did the japanese ever have to pay hostile neighbours off to keep them from invading their country?

yes the japanese are diisciplined people but they had the added advantage of never having anyone on their back trying to exploit or destroy them. when you are left to your own devices the chances are that you will be free to develop economically and politically.

In as much as they did not get the lions share of the Marshall plan funding they were still given substantial financial assistance by the united states, you can check the role that the late General Macarthur played in the rebuilding of Japan after the second world war.

Compare that to how haiti has been and continues to be treated by europe and america.

I reiterate that it is not the responsibility of africa to give Haiti financial assistance but it is DEFINITELY the responsibility of France to pay reparations to Haiti for destroying Haiti's chances of ever being able to provide for its citizens, france is what it is today because of the wealth generated from african slave labour in Haiti, it is absolutely immoral that france is being allowed to get away with the wholesale r.ape and destruction of an entire nation of people. The united states are also culpable becvause they invaded haiti more than 3 times, imposed murderous puppet govts who helped suck the remaining wealth out of haiti and they very recently KIDNAPPED and DEPORTED Haiti's only democratically elected former president therefore they are obliged to compensate Haiti for all of this destruction.

Africa may if it choses help thier Haitian brothers and sisters but the above mentioned countries are OBLIGED to do so.

every other nation in the world has been compensated for damage and destruction suffered at the hands of other nations ie Japan (by america) Germany (by america) why is Haiti's situation different - let me guess........

I have a question about Haiti. If they fought of the British, French and Spanish for slavery. Why didn't they allow France to come so they can fight them off again? I get confused in this part of Haitian history. We talk about Toussant and Dessalines but why couldn't the Haitian people say F U! to the French government an not repay them anything?
Re: Haiti “pain Rush”: The Myth Of White Superiority - By Ezili Dantò by Underground: 5:47pm On Oct 09, 2013
Solid points you made on Haitian history and the contributing factors that have made Haiti the mess it is today BUT should we continue to wait with endless hope for the western countries to make amends for the harm they have caused? We may insist that they are obliged to BUT what if they are not in the least interested in making repatriation? What next? You see why we need to take it upon ourselves?
Re: Haiti “pain Rush”: The Myth Of White Superiority - By Ezili Dantò by cap28: 5:57pm On Oct 09, 2013
igbo2011:

I have a question about Haiti. If they fought of the British, French and Spanish for slavery. Why didn't they allow France to come so they can fight them off again? I get confused in this part of Haitian history. We talk about Toussant and Dessalines but why couldn't the Haitian people say F U! to the French government an not repay them anything?

because at that point they were exhausted. the war of emancipation lasted about 13 years and they lost millions of people, also Toussaint had been tricked into going to France to sign some kind of treaty with France, but when he got there he was arrested and imprisoned in a dungeon where he died from exposure to the cold and starvation.

it would even be exhausting for an imperial power to fight a 13 year war and not be exhausted not to talk of a small country like Haiti.
Re: Haiti “pain Rush”: The Myth Of White Superiority - By Ezili Dantò by Underground: 11:55am On Oct 13, 2013
Haiti, still getting screwed centuries later:

Haiti Still Suffering From U.N. Cholera Coverup


Hundreds of thousands of Haitians are still suffering after being infected with cholera following the United Nations arrival back in 2010, a fact the U.N. has actively denied in a country that had never before seen the disease. Now, human rights lawyers have filed suit against the U.N., demanding compensation for the Haitian victims.

kidsCholera, a disease primarily transmitted by drinking water or food contaminated with feces, produces an infection of the small intestine caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, often leading to severe dehydration, diarrhea, vomiting and even death.

After arriving to assist with relief efforts following the 7.0 earthquake earthquake in Jan. 2010, U.N. peacekeepers reportedly infected over 669,000 Haitians with the disease, resulting in more than 8,200 deaths as of August 4.

Unsurprisingly, Haiti revealed that the U.N. fought any investigation from the beginning of the incident, denying any role in the matter and refusing to provide compensation to families and people effected. As a last resort, Haiti’s Institute for Justice and Democracy has filed suit in U.S. District Court against the U.N, demanding $100,000 to families who have lost a loved one and a minimum of $50,000 to those infected with the disease. Under Section 29 of the U.N. Convention on the Privileges and Immunities, the U.N. has declared itself immune from prosecution.

The suit alleges that the U.N. lied about testing their peacekeepers for cholera and the quality of septic tanks used by them. Haitian’s who originally noticed the damaged sewage pipe were told it was only transferring kitchen waste before being banned from the camp.

A 2011 study was able to examine the cholera bacterium, allowing researchers to trace the bacterium to a specific Nepalese bacteria cluster. Haitian officials believe drinking water was accidentally contaminated by infected Nepalese U.N. peacekeepers, whose sewage runoff flowed into the Artibonite River, a fresh water source used by thousands. In less than 3 months the disease spread throughout the entire country, now being detected as far away as Venezuela, Cuba, the United States and the Dominican Republic.

“In 2010, the U.N. didn’t want anyone to talk about this. They were directly castigating anyone who would bring up the topic,” AP Reporter Jonathan Katz told CNN.

Even after years of pressure from experts across the board, the U.N has continued to deny responsibility for the Nepalese peacekeepers.

“The Independent Panel concludes that the Haiti cholera outbreak was caused by the confluence of circumstances … and was not the fault of, or deliberate action of, a group or individual. The source of cholera in Haiti is no longer relevant to controlling the outbreak. What are needed at this time are measures to prevent the disease from becoming endemic,” the U.N. Report reads.

Read more: http://www.storyleak.com/coverup-haiti-accuses-u-n-infecting-country-cholera/#ixzz2hb84C5Bu
Re: Haiti “pain Rush”: The Myth Of White Superiority - By Ezili Dantò by thoth: 12:11pm On Oct 13, 2013
really Sad, when this kind of stuff goes on, one wonders where are all these nations who should be talking, you won't see or hear any of them.
Re: Haiti “pain Rush”: The Myth Of White Superiority - By Ezili Dantò by Yujin(m): 7:29am On Nov 05, 2014
The negroe race will surely survive the attacks aimed at her total annihilation. As the caucasians and the arabs sustain their latch on the blacks world over, we owe ourselves the duty of helping one another towards getting respect from the other races. One thing I'm sure of is that we shall overcome this wide-scale oppression and de-humanisation but the cost is what I cannot quantify. He that rules over the time and seasons will certainly intervene at his own time.

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