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by Hyppolite
Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: 2005
Topic: For Kevin Pina, Jean Ristil, and the others...
Replies: 13
Views: 10350

Guy, I command you for your courage on this one. I thought about the same things and I feel so bad for Haiti. So bad. Some can't even see what's going on because they hate both Lavalas and Aristide so much. There is, as I always said, a difference between critics of Aristide and Lavalas, or Latortue...
by Hyppolite
Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:08 am
Forum: 2005
Topic: A tragic political mistake
Replies: 0
Views: 2077

A tragic political mistake

Those in power now are getting ready to get a BIG surprise. I won't say anything else but will at least explain the gist of it. I know that Haitian brothers and sisters tend to be conspirationist, but what I'm saying is just logical deduction based on my own understanding of our own national, and in...
by Hyppolite
Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: 2005
Topic: .....un chèque de US $48.000 du PM Gérard Latortue.
Replies: 1
Views: 2611

And we're talking corruption. Haiti's so funny that way: giving money to those who kick you in the bosom, trying to win their favor, rather than working towards improving the State so you can respong effectively when attacked.

Rien n'a changé. Rien ne saurait changer avec ses cons.
by Hyppolite
Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: 2005
Topic: My problem with Aristide
Replies: 5
Views: 4127

I don't think Preval is/was running. I think it's a way to galvanize the electorate. This makes good press and does not bother Preval either, in any way, shape, or form. It would be a tragic mistake for Lavalas to have Jean-Juste as their presidential candidate. I respect the man and hope he can con...
by Hyppolite
Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:56 am
Forum: 2005
Topic: My problem with Aristide
Replies: 5
Views: 4127

Michel, I don't have anything to tell you that you do not already know. According to transcripts from the corruption investigation headed by Paul Denis, a reputed anti-Aristide veteran, Neptune made it clear that the Minister of the Economy was a super ministre (his own words). These transcripts wer...
by Hyppolite
Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: My problem with Aristide
Replies: 5
Views: 4127

My problem with Aristide

Many have asked why I sometimes seem very suspicious of the hard, pro-Aristide wing of the Lavalas party. Well, the reason is simple. I know what I am about to say is controversial but I will anyway. There are rumors that Preval may run for president. I hope not. I hope not because I believe that fr...
by Hyppolite
Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: 2005
Topic: NORIEGA ACCUSE ARISTIDE DE TERRORISME!
Replies: 34
Views: 17185

Is Michel simply playing the role of a provocateur, or does he really mean what he's saying? I can "see" Marilyn crunching. Michel, man, which coffee do you drink in the morning, or is it tea? I bet you love to eat your French croissant, buttered with I can't believe it's not butter. Wait, wait, do ...
by Hyppolite
Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Le rapport de la Commission d'Enquêtes Administratives
Replies: 19
Views: 9167

Process, Jafrik, is not form but substance. If you read the interviews, you can get through the mechanisms of corruption. When you know these things, you can start working towards the eradication or at least, weakening of the stranglehold called corruption in our politics. You have to understand the...
by Hyppolite
Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:08 am
Forum: 2005
Topic: Le rapport de la Commission d'Enquêtes Administratives
Replies: 19
Views: 9167

Jaf, Got to go too. I give up. I simply believe that you have to start somewhere, that you have to establish some precedent and build upon it. You prefer focusing on the obvious: that Paul Denis is/was no Lavalas. That's not the issue. Never was, never will be. If you have doubts about the truth tha...
by Hyppolite
Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: 2005
Topic: Le rapport de la Commission d'Enquêtes Administratives
Replies: 19
Views: 9167

Jaf, we as a people will never get ahead, will never go far unless and until we look at the truth, face our deeds and misdeeds, and learn from them. Admitting to the obvious wrongs in the past Aristide II administration is no sin, as you seem to profoundly profess your faith in the movement, and are...
by Hyppolite
Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Le rapport de la Commission d'Enquêtes Administratives
Replies: 19
Views: 9167

Jaf, Jaf, Jaf, my very, very dear brother. Let's put our political opinion aside for one moment and read calmly the report. It may be vindictive; it may be the work of partisan politicians who want to throw more dirt on Lavalas. At the same time, one cannot ignore that these questions were asked of ...
by Hyppolite
Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:39 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Le rapport de la Commission d'Enquêtes Administratives
Replies: 19
Views: 9167

I think the different posts delineated some very serious issues when it comes to Haiti. Granted, there may be some political goal here. Nonetheless, the interview (with Neptune) demonstrates certain structural weaknesses in the political system in the first place. Before I go on, let's hope that the...
by Hyppolite
Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Canada and Haiti
Replies: 5
Views: 2956

Marilyn, I am sorry to say this: justice is not fairness but a way to get as close to fairness as possible. Only God, or Nature is fair (depending on your belief). If you go to a bank for a loan, and have assets over 1 million $US, and I go for the same loan and same amount, but having no asset, you...
by Hyppolite
Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Canada and Haiti
Replies: 5
Views: 2956

Jafrik. First to your questions, the answers are already known. Aristide was overthrown with the complicity of France (the master of it all), and conservatives at the US State Dept. But Jafrik, let's first establish something simple: Haitians were the ones who begged for his removal; Haitian politic...
by Hyppolite
Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: 2005
Topic: Canada and Haiti
Replies: 5
Views: 2956

I'll still say this. The removal of Aristide from the political scene didn't make things better. In fact, things got worse but that's no longer the issue. Jafrik and many others may get angry but at least my conscience is clear: Aristide was warned, at least a year earlier during his second term, th...
by Hyppolite
Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:12 am
Forum: 2005
Topic: Lavalas: Peut Il Encore Battre Les Autres Candidats?
Replies: 72
Views: 46752

I am not sure why neither one of us has to take a uniquely partisan stand on the issues at hand in Haiti. At least in my case, ever since the second term of Aristide's presidency got going (by early 2002), I had learned to take a more or less non-partisan stand. Once I noticed that things were not c...
by Hyppolite
Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Lavalas: Peut Il Encore Battre Les Autres Candidats?
Replies: 72
Views: 46752

Marilyn, Let me first apologize for having consistently spelled your name incorrectly. Secondly, you brought a number of issues here. In regards to Aristide, I think you've been programmed as all of us have, to feel like you need to apologize because you adhere to principle. One can be perfectly in ...
by Hyppolite
Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:00 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Lavalas: Peut Il Encore Battre Les Autres Candidats?
Replies: 72
Views: 46752

You may be right in so many ways Marylin about the money but you also seem quite pessimistic. There's one thing that I think, we've all been missing in the debate about Haiti. There are many, many, many people among the Haitian elite, tout koulè, who are as trapped by a few arch-conservatives as you...
by Hyppolite
Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:55 am
Forum: 2005
Topic: Lavalas: Peut Il Encore Battre Les Autres Candidats?
Replies: 72
Views: 46752

Lots of interesting discussion here. Again, I'll be brief. Estimé was indeed from wealth. Estimé was never poor. It is where most of us have faltered in our analyses of Haiti. We assume that Vincent for instance was rich, when he was actually a poor mulatto in comparison to Estimé for instance. He w...
by Hyppolite
Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:30 am
Forum: 2005
Topic: Les mêmes causes produisent les mêmes effets
Replies: 11
Views: 4856

I didn't realize there were so many replies to this post. I won't be long today but just wanted to reply mostly to a comment by Marylin. I made a very poor choice of words here by using the term eradicate. I do not mean to kill. I mean to create new dynamism whereby the typical arch-conservatives in...
by Hyppolite
Thu Jun 30, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Lavalas: Peut Il Encore Battre Les Autres Candidats?
Replies: 72
Views: 46752

A bit bombarded Marylin. I got your point and actually agree with you on what you wrote about the US revolution. We, as Haitians, actually do have the potential for great leaders and all. But we have some fundamental differences with the way the US began. And if I may say so, thanks to the rench. Th...
by Hyppolite
Thu Jun 30, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Lavalas: Peut Il Encore Battre Les Autres Candidats?
Replies: 72
Views: 46752

Okay. I am not going to criticize Voltaire here. I am neither willing, nor able to do so. You have to realize that no matter what, in Haiti's political structure, one can be a good potential technocrat, politician or whatever else. But if the right leadership is not there, you are at best limited. I...
by Hyppolite
Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:08 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Lavalas: Peut Il Encore Battre Les Autres Candidats?
Replies: 72
Views: 46752

Marylin, at least you acknowledge those facts. In both cases, you're correct. I havd never EVER ever suggested that Aristide was a tyrant. If anything, when push came to shelves, Aristide's hard-core partisans on the streets (OP) used rigwaz against members of the opposition. They didn't try to kill...
by Hyppolite
Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:02 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Lavalas: Peut Il Encore Battre Les Autres Candidats?
Replies: 72
Views: 46752

Michel, I sure hope you buy a copy regardless of how in depth you consider my analysis and viewpoints on the legislature. But right now, that's besides the point. Read what you wrote carefully. That's a very, very, very important post here that's shedding light on lots of issues. There is a lot of a...
by Hyppolite
Thu Jun 30, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Les mêmes causes produisent les mêmes effets
Replies: 11
Views: 4856

Les mêmes causes produisent les mêmes effets

I tend to write long but will try to be succint here. Like they say in French, the same causes always give birth to the same set of results. That's what we've been having in Haiti for more than a century. Yet, many mostly young Haitian intellectuals seem to think that by using the same set of proced...
by Hyppolite
Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:43 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Lavalas: Peut Il Encore Battre Les Autres Candidats?
Replies: 72
Views: 46752

Lots of reply and discussion, which makes it interesting. Overall, there is it seems, some kind of perplexity over these suggestions. Nevertheless, there are issues that when looked at closely, we'll see that we can make things happen in Haiti and make it a stable and even thriving country. But for ...
by Hyppolite
Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Lavalas: Peut Il Encore Battre Les Autres Candidats?
Replies: 72
Views: 46752

Michel, I wouldn't put it as bluntly as you have. The way I see it, it's in no one's interest for the responsible left, and for Lavalas in general not to participate in the next elections. Presidential? It's a waste of time and money at this point. It is politically unwise too. The right has been it...
by Hyppolite
Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Lavalas: Peut Il Encore Battre Les Autres Candidats?
Replies: 72
Views: 46752

I think that Guy's point is the correct one. The problem is not just organizing to win elections. The problem is, whether we can get a political party in Haiti that's first not the ownership of a single individual, but one with diverse points of view, debating the future of Haiti around the same ide...
by Hyppolite
Fri May 06, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: 2005
Topic: HAITI LIFESTYLES HOTELS: Hotel Oloffson
Replies: 3
Views: 3846

Guy, is this the article that had caused so much dismay on the Corbett list? I found little negativity in it, except that the writer posted the facts of the Oloffson hotel today, as is.

If it's the same article, then why was so much outcry on the Corbett list? Can anyone help understand?
by Hyppolite
Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:06 am
Forum: 2004
Topic: CARICOM and the new government
Replies: 0
Views: 1634

CARICOM and the new government

I am concerned that the new Latortue government may have put Haiti's economy on a wobbly path to say the least, by suggesting that they may even have to pull out of the CARICOM. Some members of the business class suggest that Cuba and the Dominican Republic, the two larger nations in the Caribbean, ...