When the people on an island cannot come and go, as its indigenous people once did, and are forced to be concentrated and compacted by limitations, you have millions of people in Port -au-Prince who flocked to the city for better survival chances. When resources are sucked from a region and the people don’t share and can’t build, you have a recipe for disaster.
The problem in Haiti doesn’t stop just because Americans take it off the news. Long after Wolf Blitzer, Larry King, Anderson Cooper, Fox News, and MSNBC leave the half-island nation, the issues that had been going on before will be twice as heavy. The question remains, what is the West going to do to truly fix a region they screwed up with slavery, takeover and underhanded modern gangsterism?
The West interrupted and destroyed the Caribbean, South America and Asia for the benefit of Europeans, North Americans, and a vast majority of white skinned people. If the West now wants to truly aid they would liberate the entire island. Build townships and cities to redistribute the population and allow Haitians and other people from the descendants of slaves to travel the world for refuge. Provide them with a universal passport, so to speak.
I also have issue with the fact that somebody in this crisis had the nerve to try to discredit Wyclef Jean and the Yéle organization which has been consistently helping throughout these past years when Haiti wasn’t on the international radar. He has been a leader and conduit and we will continue to support Yéle and Wyclef Jean.
For this, a song I picked by artists of Haitian connection speaks volumes of the feeling that ain’t never left. The anger evolves from when people are played with for centuries. Tired and mad as hell and ain’t gonna take it no more.
Chuck D aka Mista Chuck
THIS BIT OF EARTH
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