Coup d'etat after coup d'etat certainly does not help
Criminal impunity certainly does not help.
Extraordinary greed and corruption certainly do not help.
Coexisting misery and opulence, along with a rampant I-don't-give-a-damn-as-long-as-I-make-money attitude certainly do not help.
<b>If indeed you are a very concerned citizen who loves Haiti AND the Haitians that live in it as well as those that live with it, you must also underst
and that we cannot continue with the same old pattern of denying the people the right to self-government.
For more than 12 years now, this people have been struggling to find for herself a worthy set of industrial and political leaders who are enlightened enough to understand that the people rather than representing a threat to their privileges are the cornerstone of our collective wellbeing. Continuing to deny the people their full access to citizenship will always lead to the so-called elite losing access to her peace of mind.
For more than 12 years, those with access to economic and political power have been resisting this simple and loud cry for a paradigm shift. While the so-called Haitian elite has failed miserably in her mission, instead of working hard to fix the mess it has created, it is punishing the people because they have had the nerve to demand positive CHANGE in the nation.
Folks like Jacques Roumain, Antoine Izmery, Guy Malary, Jean Dominique understood the need to ac
complish this shift. Unfortunately the lack of courage and creativity of the vast majority of this tiny club of privileged folks has allowed the efforts of these few good "elite" Haitians to go almost completely to waste.
Haiti cannot go back to the years of Elie Lescot or Louis Borno. Neither will the camouflaged apartheid being promoted in the country be ever espoused by the majority. So, please, wake up and face the reality that we must work together towards a social peace that seats on social justice rather than exclusion, harrassment or boykot.
Yes, mister X this is how I perceive the actions of your group. Because it helps maintain the makeshift "crisis" that Jesse Helms and his boys want to have in the country for as long as their own pick has not entered the national palace.
184 promotes exclusion by endorsing the pretentious epithet of "representative civil society" which the U.S. administration and the rest of the white supremacist machinery is using at the OAS to justify u
ndoing the vote of the people - i.e excluding the majority !
You know full well that your group DOES NOT speak for anyone other than its members. The nation has spoken at elections. Happy or not with the results, all Haitians must accept them and move on with life. Just as America has moved on with life. Although, in the case of Haiti, it was predictable who was going to win the elections no matter what, while in the U.S., the election irregularities had obvious impact on the eventual outcome.
So what is it that justifies your fixation on denying the elected president to opportunity to finish his term in peace?
I consider that 184 promotes harrassment because while your sons, daughters, nieces and nephews continue to go shool, university etc...those of the majority of the population are losing whole years of schooling because of the makeshift crisis you are helping to sustain. Your call to marches and strikes which unlike those conducted in Venezuela for similar reasons, do not affect
your children, but they do constitute a source of great mental and economic harrassment to those who do not possess your type of financial security net. They rely on the remittances coming from us, the Haitians living with Haiti outside of Haiti.
So mister X to love Haiti must also mean loving Haiti's Haitians. From the Machann Chabon that services your kitchen to your own children. And yes, her vote is equal to yours on election day.
Therefore, may I suggest that the new social contract your group is branding around should start with a simple gesture on the part of the various privileged groups that continue to hold the nation hostage:
A formal, public vow to let the president elected by the people finish his term in peace.
My comment about presidential candidate may not apply to you but it may apply to your colleague Andre Apaid, Olivier Nadal or any other among the Haitian economic clan that may have legitimate aspirations to become president in our country. My point is not
whether you have the right to your full citizenship, it is that to become Haitian president should not be based on whether those in power in the U.S.A or the occupants of the U.S. embassy in Port-au-Prince consider someone "fit" by criteria that are for the very least very strange.
Mwen swete ke alèkile, ou konprann preyokipasyon mwen yo pi byen konpatriyòt.
Just wanted to tell you that I am not in any way a presidential candidate, and that I am just a very concerned Haitian citizen, tired of seeing a country that could progress and where all men could be brothers, going down the trash. I am sure you must be feeling the same way when you look at your country, if you dare live in it everyday and try to help your fellow citizen on a daily basis. I am convinced that united we stand.
Many problems exist because the society has decided that if you are poor you can do what you want. You can privatize private and public lands for your individual use, you can privatize the streets and sidewalks, you can privatize the government. Poverty needs our understanding and our actions to eradicate it. When it translates instead to a license to cheat and steal, Houston we have a problem.
That mindset translated into individual and societal behaviors leads to the criminality and corruption we see...
Many problems exist because the society has decided that if you
are rich you can do what you want.
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