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by Ezili Danto
Fri Jan 16, 2004 9:41 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Washington's Vendetta Against the Haitian people
Replies: 6
Views: 4314

Washington's Vendetta Against the Haitian people

One et Respe It is generally acknowledged that Haiti has historically had to pay a debt of independence , in various forms, which no other nation in the world has ever had to pay. For, we-Haitians own a nation founded by kidnapped Africans surrounded by nations founded by slave owners. One form of t...
by Ezili Danto
Wed Dec 31, 2003 4:51 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Special interests holding democracy hostage is unacceptable
Replies: 0
Views: 2849

Special interests holding democracy hostage is unacceptable

One e Respe to all; I am writing this from Haiti. The priority is to spend my precious hours here paying respect to the ancestors for being the first to put liberty to application and for all they did for Haitians, all Africans and humanity in general. I want to take it all in. I don't want to spend...
by Ezili Danto
Mon Dec 15, 2003 1:11 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Questions to former Lavalas activists now following Apaid
Replies: 16
Views: 8810

Faith stronger than confusion-Hold on Haiti, don't let go!

One et respe to all; Jaf and especially Guy delineated the issues clearly that we find ourselves facing. Morisseau dramatically added to the urgency of what is at stake for us-Haitians at this dangerous crossroads. A road, which I have become convinced we-Haitians will successfully cross. Once said ...
by Ezili Danto
Fri Nov 14, 2003 6:48 am
Forum: Haiti Diaspora Concerns
Topic: An Open Letter to All Haitians in the Diaspora
Replies: 22
Views: 16394

APALIPAPA - Scene One and Two

YO! GIFRANTS? Your post gives me a chance to practice my Kreyol and polish up my ghettospeak. So don't take this too seriously. It's just that I ain't that " gran save" ya know. I can handles my bizniz.... For sure! But, for my own education, the object of the game is to see how many of your sentenc...
by Ezili Danto
Wed Nov 12, 2003 2:48 am
Forum: Haiti Diaspora Concerns
Topic: An Open Letter to All Haitians in the Diaspora
Replies: 22
Views: 16394

Get a grip!

One e respe to all; Gilfrans writes: "This defrocked priest has become the incarnation of CHAOS where darkness reigns with blood, violence, injustice, repressions, oppressions. Inequality, disrespect, lawlessness and hopelessness." Not only is this not true, it's hysterical gibberish. You and I have...
by Ezili Danto
Fri Oct 03, 2003 10:46 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Yo Touye Meteyer!
Replies: 6
Views: 5787

Another one gone, when will Haitian fratricide STOP!!!!!

This is not the new generation's language!!!! I don't even want to understand. Accusation and counter-accusations. Only one entity benefits from all this: and it's not the Haitian public at large. Someone, somehow needs to step up and have the credibility to put a STOP once and for all to this conti...
by Ezili Danto
Wed Sep 24, 2003 5:33 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Black woman, mother of all races?
Replies: 12
Views: 16098

One plus one equals three - Black Woman Mother of the Races

Hello Guy; Guy writes:[quote]"Ezili Danto has claimed a few times on this forum that a Black woman is the mother of all the races. Ezili, I do not understand. What is the nature of this claim? Is it allegorical, metaphysical or historical? Just what does this mean and how THAT Black woman came to be...
by Ezili Danto
Wed Sep 24, 2003 1:38 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Black woman, mother of all races?
Replies: 12
Views: 16098

The darker the skin color the greater the prejudice

Hello Jaf; I've been missing you. Hope your project is moving ahead. Let me see if I can better explain. Yes, you are right. In the societies where the African is in the majority, mental colonization reigns, self-hatred makes Africans bend over backwards to identify with whites as opposed to their o...
by Ezili Danto
Wed Sep 24, 2003 12:29 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Black woman, mother of all races?
Replies: 12
Views: 16098

The Vodun Woman - Black Mother of all the Races

Onè e respè to all: Guy, as we are on the topic of the Vodun Woman - Black Mother of all the races, before I go on to the promised post, I take the liberty of re-printing here the "Vodun Woman." http://haitiforever.com/windowsonhaiti/ml07.shtml ). [quote]VODUN WOMAN i'm that Black girl who couldn't ...
by Ezili Danto
Tue Sep 23, 2003 7:26 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Black woman, mother of all races?
Replies: 12
Views: 16098

I'm still reaching for Black....!

I still love you too Guy…. even though you say you cannot compute. But OK. I accept a computer man is able to compute only in certain pre-programmable codes. It's a perplexing quandary though, as said computer man could spot an 8trillion dollar mistake at the drop of a hat……and laugh and laugh his h...
by Ezili Danto
Mon Sep 22, 2003 11:25 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Black woman, mother of all races?
Replies: 12
Views: 16098

Haitians have a legacy to reach for.......

Jete dlo, Jete dlo, Jete dlo! I was born Haitian precisely because of what happened on August 14, 1791. I was born Haitian because Africa's children, for once, stopped identifying with their captors and their captors creed(s) and called on what they could remember of the original Black mother's cree...
by Ezili Danto
Mon Sep 22, 2003 9:54 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Black woman, mother of all races?
Replies: 12
Views: 16098

The Black Mother - she's Moroccan too! It's true.

Guy, I surely don't know a thing about the superuniverses to comment. But about the Black mother of all the races, I could re-explain. But the answers are in my posts.... Let's, for a minute, move further ahead, go directly to racism and the denigration of the Black mother. Her existence is no longe...
by Ezili Danto
Mon Sep 22, 2003 1:38 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Black woman, mother of all races?
Replies: 12
Views: 16098

A mystery she is.....with many layers yet uncovered.

She's more. Yes. The Black Woman I write about, is more than what you outline above, Guy. She's also more than: [quote]"Mother Africa, the continent which evolutionary scientists point to as the location where Homo sapiens first appeared, who later migrated to the North and truly to the entire world...
by Ezili Danto
Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:46 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Looking at the Asian model
Replies: 2
Views: 3394

In remembrance of Korean farmer, Kyung-Hae Mr. Lee

Hello Pitit Ginen; Thank you for your post. I don't condone the forked tongue. I don't. So we agree on that. I wish Haitian politicians would get some character, be pro-Ayisyen and anti-etranje. I agree there is a class out there, a big business class, adding new members and co-opting the righteous,...
by Ezili Danto
Fri Sep 19, 2003 6:18 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: 2004 celebration song for Haiti-a painful assignment
Replies: 9
Views: 9409

The Sacred Power of Words - A vision for Gifrants

Gifrants; This is Ezili Danto, the flesh and blood woman who writes on this Forum, not whatever you called it - the "Midwayer." And just so you don't mistake the Haitian Lwa again for your "Midwayer", Ezili Danto is an African warrior goddess. No, the African lwa-yo did not have a white mother at th...
by Ezili Danto
Wed Sep 03, 2003 6:58 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: The Nature of Vodou
Replies: 9
Views: 11201

The attack on Vodun Part 3 - Vodun keeps us together

One et respe to all: Gifrans writes: "Most of us have never seen a Lwa. I believe also that most Houngans have never seen one. How do they present the Lwa to us?" YOU may have never seen a Vodun possession Gifrans. But it's not that uncommon in Haiti. I don't believe there are any Haitians, who have...
by Ezili Danto
Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:24 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: The Nature of Vodou
Replies: 9
Views: 11201

Vodun is Regleman - The attack on Vodun, Part 2

One et respe to all: ******* As I said, this, is the first time I have heard that a CENTRAL principle of Haitian VODUN was the promotion of Jesus as the ONLY light of the world. It requires a few general comments before we examine Gifrans' last two post to Ezili Danto piece by piece, and, address th...
by Ezili Danto
Wed Sep 03, 2003 4:02 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: The Nature of Vodou
Replies: 9
Views: 11201

Vodun has always been under attack - Part 1

One e Respe to all; Vodun has always been under attack. It's been associated with Satinism by the Euro/Americans since the times of slavery. In fact, the Euros justified the massive system of death and destruction beyond human comprehension and convention of the Maafa, http://www.swagga.com/maafa.ht...
by Ezili Danto
Thu Aug 28, 2003 3:53 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: The Nature of Vodou
Replies: 9
Views: 11201

There should be Vodun Schools

One e respe to all; [quote] "One also has to agree that one does not know everything, and one keeps learning every day."[/quote] I agree. I keep learning every day. It would be a great improvement if, beyond a national dialogue on the underpinnings of Vodun, there were Vodun schools which taught how...
by Ezili Danto
Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:57 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: The Nature of Vodou
Replies: 9
Views: 11201

Vodun is more than a religion. It's a way of life.

One e respe to all: "Religion" is a European term that falls short of defining Vodun. Vodun is not a religion. It's more than a religion. It is a way of life. It's a way of seeing and understanding practiced more than every Sunday. Its spiritual aspects are as important as its healing herbs and purg...
by Ezili Danto
Wed Aug 20, 2003 11:00 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Aristide manipule-t-il le Vodou?
Replies: 4
Views: 7291

Reclaiming the images of the Africa – 21 Nations in our head

One et respe to all: Aristide, manipule-t-il le Vodou? If nothing else, Aristide's Vodun Decree is important because it has pushed forward a national dialogue. The Decree will add fuel to a dialogue that was already taking place within the literate Vodouist sectors, and Haiti, in general. Aristide w...
by Ezili Danto
Wed Aug 20, 2003 5:59 pm
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Child Domestic Labor - Pou nou koute istwa Ti Sentaniz la
Replies: 5
Views: 7861

Ti Sentaniz -the QUINTESSENTIAL Haitian restavek story

One et respe to all; I wrote the three posts below (#720, #721, #722) on Child domestic labor in Haiti (the Restavek issue) to give a perspective I hadn't seen outlined and to address this "slave" tag being put on this phenomenon by US officialdom for its own political purposes against Aristide, and...
by Ezili Danto
Wed Aug 20, 2003 9:43 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Concern: Ouanaminthe Free Zone
Replies: 4
Views: 6490

"Politics IS about two ways: it's about lies."

One et respe to all; This post responds to the above Pitit Ginen post. Pitit Ginen writes: "Let me say that a government that is really working in the interest of its people can never be forced to do anything contrary to the well-being, let alone contrary to the very survival, of its people by any e...
by Ezili Danto
Thu Aug 14, 2003 3:43 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Child domestic labor still legal in Haiti
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Final Part - Child domestic labor is still legal

This is the country that today still refuses to put in place universal health care and proper schools for destitute children. Did any one really think Bush/Chenney were really concerned about the rights of Afghan women? Yeah right. If so, why not help pass the Equal Rights Amendment to protect US wo...
by Ezili Danto
Thu Aug 14, 2003 3:41 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Child domestic labor still legal in Haiti
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Part Two - Child Domestic labor still legal in Haiti

My mother, for instance, was sent to live with "reste avec" my grandfather and grandmother to help my grandfather out when grandmother became too blind to work in her fields. Later on, when mother got older, she was sent to Port-au-Prince to live with "reste avec" a wealthier relative who was to hel...
by Ezili Danto
Thu Aug 14, 2003 3:36 am
Forum: Current Social Issues
Topic: Child domestic labor still legal in Haiti
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Child domestic labor still legal in Haiti

One et respe to all; At the end of the post above (Tue Aug 05, 2003) I wrote something I want to clarify. I wrote: "I want to point to the fact that Aristide's government has made child labor illegal." That's statement is not true. I knew it as soon as I reread the post. Fact: Child domestic labor i...
by Ezili Danto
Tue Aug 12, 2003 9:25 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Pwoblèm Ayiti: responsabilite yon grenn krityen vivan?
Replies: 39
Views: 15101

Popular leader does not always herald in progress

One et respe to all: I've been thinking about what I said with reference to the measure of a leader being his relationship or popularity with the majority of his people in the above post at: http://www.annpale.com/viewtopic.php?p=696#696 (Dated, Tue Aug 05, 2003 10:49 pm. Post subject: Wangolo w ale...
by Ezili Danto
Wed Aug 06, 2003 12:23 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Pwoblèm Ayiti: responsabilite yon grenn krityen vivan?
Replies: 39
Views: 15101

Aristide's Betrayal: US Free Zone displaces Haitian farmers

One et Respe to all: Aristide's Betrayal: US Free Zone displaces Haitian farmers One et Respe to all: I spoke too soon… I was encouraged by reading the histories of African strongman, like Robert Mugabe, Charles Taylor and Jonas Savimbi, Laurent Kabila and Foday Sankoh (Category Zero opportunists) p...
by Ezili Danto
Tue Aug 05, 2003 10:49 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Pwoblèm Ayiti: responsabilite yon grenn krityen vivan?
Replies: 39
Views: 15101

Wangolo w ale ki le w ap vini we m anko w ale, peyi a chanje

One et Respe to all: What are the blueprints of oppression so we may draw up our own resistance models? In this post, I point to another model – a three-tier system where authentic African liberators become unwilling participants and then outright collaborators with the US/Euro imperialistic system....
by Ezili Danto
Mon Jul 28, 2003 6:11 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Pwoblèm Ayiti: responsabilite yon grenn krityen vivan?
Replies: 39
Views: 15101

Look at three oldest Black Republics to find the Blueprint

One et Respe to all: IT'S NOT IN THE PAST – LOOKING AT MODERN DAY HAITI, LIBERIA AND SIERRA LEONE, THE OLDEST BLACK REPUBLICS AFTER THE TRIANGULAR TRADE ERA: The globalization thing began not in the 1960s but soon after Haitian independence in 1804. For, while the French were testing and refining th...
by Ezili Danto
Mon Jul 28, 2003 5:04 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Pwoblèm Ayiti: responsabilite yon grenn krityen vivan?
Replies: 39
Views: 15101

It's Not In The Past - The Blueprint is still being followed

One et Respe: Making a presentation before the Universtiy of Thabo Mbeki, said: “I am suggesting that as we encourage the African masses in Africa and the African Diaspora, especially the youth, to study the revolution of Haiti after the victory of 1804, we would enable them the better to understand...
by Ezili Danto
Sun Jul 27, 2003 7:21 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Pwoblèm Ayiti: responsabilite yon grenn krityen vivan?
Replies: 39
Views: 15101

Mawonaj resistance - Addressin Mbeki

One e Respe to all; ***** Double consciousness defined: The African in the US lives with what WEB Dubois identified as double-consciousness. A double consciousness exacerbated by the double standards in US government's avowed moral principles and their non-application. In his book the Souls of Black...
by Ezili Danto
Wed Jul 16, 2003 2:56 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Pwoblèm Ayiti: responsabilite yon grenn krityen vivan?
Replies: 39
Views: 15101

The feudal lords and addressing Mbeki

One et respe to all; ******* Nina Simone sings: "Please “Don't let Me Be Misunderstood…” She puts a spell on you, gives strengths. So daddy, one remembers……… ********* And so I begin this post with this question…. Why, it is taking so much effort to get this one point across is way, way, way beyond ...
by Ezili Danto
Mon Jul 14, 2003 3:35 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Les Chimères de Washington...
Replies: 7
Views: 5757

A good hammer to use on those mental chains

One et repe Jafrikayiti; In reference to your above post dated, Sun Jul 13, 2003 8:50 pm, post subject, "Bon Vent!" I've got nothing to say. I only want to reinforce what you, Jafrikayiti wrote, over and over and over again. Maybe put it to music. It should be published and republished and republish...
by Ezili Danto
Sat Jul 12, 2003 10:39 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Pwoblèm Ayiti: responsabilite yon grenn krityen vivan?
Replies: 39
Views: 15101

A US citizen's take

One e Respe to all; HAITIAN-AFRICAN-AMERICA I've written elsewhere, in my first post to Guy, that I am a Haitian American. When I had that label repeated to me by Guy, within the context we were debating, it jolted me herein, to retract - make this correction and clarification. I am more than Haitia...
by Ezili Danto
Sat Jul 12, 2003 10:12 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Pwoblèm Ayiti: responsabilite yon grenn krityen vivan?
Replies: 39
Views: 15101

One e Respe to all; In this post, I was going to talk about the traditional meaning of “blan yo” as I said, in my very first post about the topics of these installments. To that end, I was only going to examine what I believe to be the three unwritten Haitianist Constitutional ideals; what I believe...
by Ezili Danto
Sat Jul 12, 2003 6:55 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Pwoblèm Ayiti: responsabilite yon grenn krityen vivan?
Replies: 39
Views: 15101

Come on stop distracting me so. But you do inspire me!

One e Respe to all; Ohhhhhh Guy, how you INSPIRE me! Guy writes: “….Easy on the pedal, sister... for I am not what you make of me. I may have misrepresented and miscategorized your thinking when attempting to summarize my perceptions of how various people see the history of major conflicts in this w...
by Ezili Danto
Fri Jul 11, 2003 2:39 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Pwoblèm Ayiti: responsabilite yon grenn krityen vivan?
Replies: 39
Views: 15101

The Biological Fatalist - His Story

One et respe to all: ******** EZILI DEFINES EZILI'S VIEW ON HUMAN HISTORY – RESPONDING TO THE GLOBAL WHITE SUPREMACY VIEWPOINT LABELLING: ******** I do this because, in his post to Ezili Danto, dated June 23, 2003 Guy writes, that there are three ways of viewing the world. The way he looks at the wo...
by Ezili Danto
Thu Jul 10, 2003 6:26 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Pwoblèm Ayiti: responsabilite yon grenn krityen vivan?
Replies: 39
Views: 15101

Mental Colonization part 2: Keeping up with the Jones

One et respe to all; Ohhhhhhhhhhh, Guy, Guy, you, are definitely NOT going to like this next installments. For, I did say, in my post, that I wrote a few parts, remember? I wrote them and let them sit for a week to be sure, but I didn't want to post them all at the same time and overwhelm. I reitera...
by Ezili Danto
Tue Jul 08, 2003 10:55 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Pwoblèm Ayiti: responsabilite yon grenn krityen vivan?
Replies: 39
Views: 15101

Part 1-reply to Guy's June 23 to Ezili-Mental Colonization

One e Respe to all; OUR POINT OF DEPARTURE: First off, Guy, this post uses your post to Ezili Danto, dated June 23, 2003 to comment on some other related topics placed on this forum and perhaps to further our discussions and dissemination, of hopefully, useful information with regards to the Haiti s...
by Ezili Danto
Mon Jun 23, 2003 5:37 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Pwoblèm Ayiti: responsabilite yon grenn krityen vivan?
Replies: 39
Views: 15101

Malpwopte Ayisyen pa pi red ke malpwopte miltinasyonal yo ..

Guy, This post responds to your response to Pitit Ginen in his post “Dife nan wel sanguine-yo.” (See, Pitit Ginen Post dated: Sun Jun 22, 2003 1:37 am. Post subject: Dife nan wèl sanginè-yo and Gus's response posted: Sun Jun 22, 2003 12:28 pm, Post subject: Ki taktik pou nou adopte nan fè fas kalami...
by Ezili Danto
Thu Jun 19, 2003 3:38 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Pwoblèm Ayiti: responsabilite yon grenn krityen vivan?
Replies: 39
Views: 15101

One e Respe to all; Pitit Ginen, vye kouzen mwen an, Gen yon ti dans peyizan yo rele Djouba. Mwen konn danse l defwa pandan tanbourine mwen ap chante yon ti chanson ki di: “Travay, m ap travay ohh. Kouzen Zaka m ap travay avek ou tande….Zaka mete m travay. Zaka mete m travay. Pat konnen si m ta ka f...
by Ezili Danto
Tue Jun 17, 2003 8:13 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Pwoblèm Ayiti: responsabilite yon grenn krityen vivan?
Replies: 39
Views: 15101

US Foreign aid and globalization brings Eurocentric results.

One et repe to all: In his comments, posted Mon Jun 09, 2003 8:25 am. Post subject: “When we manage to avoid the distractions” JAF gives us a better understanding of why USAID and the US Embassy continually supports certain types of NGOs, non-profits and “AID” organizations in Haiti. JAF, in effect,...
by Ezili Danto
Sun Jun 08, 2003 9:05 pm
Forum: 2004
Topic: Pwoblèm Ayiti: responsabilite yon grenn krityen vivan?
Replies: 39
Views: 15101

One e Respe to all, Pwoblem Ayiti se pa responsabilite yon grenn Kreyen vivan. Sa se kle. Pitit Ginen writes and I quote, “Pandan n' ap kritike dirijan nou-yo, li enpòtan anpil pou nou fè atansyon ak gwo enbesilite, awogans, konpòteman kolonyalis, manipilasyon ak pwopagann sinik ki blayi nan sistèm ...
by Ezili Danto
Thu Jun 05, 2003 10:07 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Does Haiti still matter?
Replies: 27
Views: 4416

This is serious

Gifrants ekri [quote]....Let's resolve our differences by the sword. In fact, there is a much greater need to terminate those who cannot be rehabilitated, and those who are determined to prevent us from getting out of this mess.[/quote] Mwen bebe, etone, lan chok. Li ekri anko [quote]..I do not give...
by Ezili Danto
Tue Jun 03, 2003 10:51 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Does Haiti still matter?
Replies: 27
Views: 4416

Hello, I address this post specifically to Gifrants, responding to his post to me Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2003 4:41 pm. But it basically, also addresses many general questions on the Haiti situations I would like to see resolved. I hope it opens a wider, more constructive debate. I apologize, in advance...
by Ezili Danto
Sun Jun 01, 2003 12:59 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: Does Haiti still matter?
Replies: 27
Views: 4416

One et Respe to all, "If Haiti disappeared from the face of the Earth tomorrow, what would the world lose?" I went away to think about this first question and came back to find the above enthusiastic discourse (s). I stick to what bothered me about the question and choose not to address anyone's spe...