In fact, I must not forget that YOU ARE AMERICAN CITIZENS DICUSSING THE PROBABILITY OF AN AMERICAN CITIZEN RULING HAITI.
And you think I'm DISRESPECTFUL WHEN I SAY--FUCK YOU!
That's all you can come up with! That's what you call "sharing opinions, points of view" as decent, respectful human beings, civilized human beings!
You want me to believe you can do something for Haiti?
Hell no! In fact, Haiti is dying under your watch!
Such a disgusting servile state of mind!
Jesus-Christ! I've never met any social group where "SHAME" is totally an INEXISTING CONCEPT. The Haitian intelligentsia does not know what shame means. So, they cannot even feel it.
IT IS OUR RESPONSIBLITY ON THE NAME OF PATRIOTISM TO FIGHT, AND TO EVEN LAY DOWN OUR LIFE FOR CHANGE IN HAITI! NO ONE ELSE'S! IT IS UP TO THE HAITIAN PEOPLE TO DECIDE THEIR FATE!
Endless speeches where nonsense is being narrated with an eloquence compatible only with the superficiality of the macabre and miserable existence of beings who look only humans!
Sinyale yo pou we--Le Kantik di Konbatan
Dlo mwen bwè
Pou apeze ma swaf o
Dlo mwen bwè
Pou pirifye monnam o
Dlo mwen bwè
Pou selebre monnamou pou twa
Mikayèl o Sendèsen
Si yo fòse m bwè san o
San sa pap malediksyon wen
Si mwen plonje men wen nan san o
San sa pap malediksyon wen
Pitit w mwen ye
Sèvitè w mwen ye
Mikayèl o Sendèsen
Eye pitye de mwa
As usual, I'm taking full responsiblity for everything I write.
Nou pap di Nèg Nwè Mechan!
Ke Bondye gen pitiye pou nou!
Mwen konnen byen ke yo pa "fòse bourik bwè dlo". Mwen pa nan eta tou pou m di mwen wont pou nou. Men se pi gwo lapenn pou m wè ki nan eta 'APRANN LI AK EKRI" METE NOU.
Men sèl konsèy m ap ban nou: Jwi entelijans nou ak kredi nou nan mitan Blan an. Kontinye fè domèstik Blan an lakay Blan an. Kite Ayiti an repo tande, tanpri souple. Lagè avèti pa touye kokobe.
Mwen pa ka di mwen pap ekri sou Fowòm lan ankò. Men se dekourajan, se navran. W a va di Fowòm lan la pou aryennafè, Nèg ki vle etale "entèlijans yo ak gwo konpreyansyon yo de lasityasyon mizerab de nòtre peyi par litilizasyon de konesans etabli dan lèr domestisite vizavi di Blan."
Amen! Vwala lentelèktyèk Ayisyen dan sa fyèrte de Nèg ki konnen sa zòt pa konnen!
“the guy is a rather difficult character who is on a hill all by himself, defending Haiti from all angles. What a martyr!”
When I was contacted by Jude Jean Louis who, it seemed, was recruiting former students from College Notre Dame for the Lavalas Party, I declined.
Mr. Serge Bellegarde, you and Guy Antoine were ardent pro-Lavalas supporters. Rumors even circulated that you were almost nominated to be Haiti’s ambassador at the United Nations. Of course, everyone is entitled to make his or her choice regarding their political affiliation. But for me, Marcien Guy-Frantz Toussaint, I have never chosen to be a man of a man and I will never be. Consequently, those pro-Lavalas supporters who failed to recognize the incompetence of President Aristide are duly responsible for all his mischief especially when they were adamant about going after those, who like me, were criticizing his actions, his policies and his egomania.
Now, you know also that I am a musician, and I must say: A damn good one. While I can hardly accept the fact that you are a music critic, I did hear about your opinion about my music. Guess what? I have achieved a quiet revolution in Haitian music and I’m the only one who with all his projects have been able to develop the different styles within the spectrum of Haitian music—from Haitian folk music to Creole jazz, from roots music to voodoo Jazz, and I do not mean jazz voodoo, and Haitian contemporary music. And to quote George Colinet, the producer of Afro Pop, “the music of Gifrants is one of avant-garde”. Of course, since I am not going to leak your ass, and to make matter worse, I was not a Pro-Lavalas supporter, the same way Jean Geneus declined to send me the tickets for my participation at “La semaine de la diaspora” in 1999, it will be the same way, the participation of the “man on a hill by himself” in most national events is inexistent. I do not give a damn. You know why? I chose to be a musician as a cause, and it shows. After 35 years, I believe that I’ve done my best for my country regarding music and culture. My determination to preserve and develop the music of the masses is duly reflected on my 11 CD’s where there is not a single song in French. Guess what? When I had to work 2 jobs, 3 jobs in order to produce those CD’s which, by the way, are not bought by you, by Guy Antoine, and most of those concerned intellectuals, locked in their own box and with their clique, I did it with pride and dignity for it was not about doing something I liked, it was about HAITI AND HAITIAN CULTURE. You must understand why, when playing for your masters, who unfortunately seem to be the ones who understand and dig my work, one of you, with his great credentials showed up in front of me to tell me how proud he was to see a Haitian perform in such an unexpected location, it took me a lot of self-control not to spit on him. I’m the soul of my people and I represent their hope—it is not a matter of self-gratification. It is a fact that I’m aware of.
Now, while many of you intend to take my opinions on a personal level, ant this is very malicious on your part, you must admit that I’m telling the truth. I am not a hill by myself. I am not in good company at the present moment among irresponsible, intellectuals of my ass of your caliber.
I do not hear that the Members of the Association of Haitian Physicians have decided to rotate their time and volunteer in Haiti in order to provide Health assistance to our brothers and sisters. However, you will see them in company of Whites, blue eyes and green eyes, in locations where those Whites intend to help Haitians. That will never come as their initiative. They will do it in order to be seen in good company, and to assure promotion and contact. Fuck you!!!
I do not hear that the Members of the Association of Haitian Engineers agree voluntarily to survey our small country, and provide plans for highways, roads, or urbanization. It is such a big task for “those sons of Dessalines, proud to be from the First Black Nation on this Planet.” Fuck you!!!
I do not hear that the Members of the Association of Haitian Teachers are volunteering the time for summer schools in Haiti where the level of education of way below standard. Fuck you!!!
How many Haitian Professionals voluntarily are putting their life on the line to achieve good in Haiti? Fuck you!!!
But Paul Farmer and other White people will be there! They can because they can afford it? You want to hear about their struggle, their pain, their headache, their dedication?
Fuck you!!! Yes, I am in hill by myself as you say--the same way I embrace music and my guitar case is on the ground in front of strangers waiting for pennies and dollar bills, the same it is the strangers who cannot understand why and how this is happening. I’m still doing it with pride and dignity.
What’s your name, Sir?
Where are your from?
Which music is it?
It is Haitian music. It is a fusion of Haitian music, Brazilian music and Jazz. It is how the Haitian peasants express themselves.
Yes, Sir, I’m in a hill by myself. But what I want you never to forget, and I want you to remember this--I intend to come down that hill among you to do this clean up! I intend to get rid of the intellectual trash, incapable, incompetent, impotent trash that is either witnessing our misery as a people and as nation, or causing this misery by their inactions, their treason, their betrayal, their lack of ACTIVE PATRIOTISM. I DO NOT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT YOUR OPINIONS, WHICH YOU HAVE BEEN DOING FOR AGES.
I have done something for Haiti, my country, and at the eyes of many of you—I am crazy.
The same way I did convince my Mom about becoming a musician, it was the same way I did approach her regarding politics. As someone who ferociously criticized President Aristide, I stood up against the coup. My opinions were published under my name “Marcien Toussaint” by Haiti Progrès. I did write the State Department, the Prime Minister of Canada, the Head of OAS and Caricom. I confronted the group 184. I showed the superficiality of the Social Contract.
It took me 9 months to write a manifesto. My political party’s name is the Haitian Reformist Party. This manifesto has been reviewed by a few people with good credentials, and we are still open to suggestions and ideas.
Let me tell you this again—Politics is not hidden in people’s mind and soul. I am Haitian. I believe that I can defend and protect Haiti my country. I’m ready to do so even if I have to die. It is not a matter of glory or suicide just like YOU HAITIAN INTELLECTUALS OF MY ASS want to put it: It is just a Matter of PATRIOTISM, AND BEING A MAN!
Yes, Sir, I’m a hill by myself and this is exactly why Haiti is dying—I’m alone to do the job! Why do you think one man can do? Nothing? MAYBE YES! MAYBE NOT!