Posts Tagged ‘Haiti’

“History is Written By the Victors “

February 3, 2010

“History is Written By the Victors “
Haiti is largely the product of American policies and an American-led development model.
Here are a few fact that most of us do not know about, because We have been led by our government or media. Telling us a different story. Then Haiti’s people themselves might tell.
First of all, take a swift glance at the historical and cultural background of the Haitian people. In order to fully understand present and actual conditions. It is important to be familiar with the fact that the Haitian people have a glorious history behind them.
Haiti was the first of the American Republics, after the United States, to gain its independence. The story of the war for Haiti’s independence is one of the most thrilling chapters in the history of the world. If you read only what alien historians have written, You gain the idea that the Haitian struggle was nothing more than the massacre of outnumbered whites by hordes of semi-savage blacks.
There were massacres and savageness, but it was on both sides. The war itself was one which suffers very little in greatness when compared with the American Revolution. There were times when the French troops and the Haitian troops engaged, a total of more than 80,000 men. The French troops were the best that Napoleon could send and the Haitian troops were not a band of lawless guerrillas, but were well drilled and well officered. There were battles in which these troops force the respect of the French for their Courage and boldness in battle, and their commanders, for their military ability and courage.
It should also be kept in mind that the Haitian people were fighting for Liberty from oppression. Something we as Americans also fought for.
January 1st, 1804 is when Haiti declared its independence. Haiti remained Independent until The U.S. marines occupied Haiti from 1915 to 1934.
In 1919 well occupied, Haitian Charlemagne Péralte had organized more than a thousand cacos, or armed guerrillas, to militarily oppose the marine occupation. U.S. marines responded to the resistance with a counterinsurgency campaign that raided villages, killed thousands of Haitians, and destroyed the livelihoods of even more. American organizations such as the NAACP opposed the U.S. occupation of Haiti. Haiti also became a member of the World Bank in 1953
From 1957-1971 Haitians lived under the dark shadow of “Papa Doc” Duvalier, a brutal dictator who enjoyed World bank and U.S. backing. After his death, Duvalier’s son, Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” became President-for-life at the age of 19 and he ruled Haiti until he was finally overthrown in 1986.
In the 1970s and 1980s that Baby Doc and the American planners inside and outside the U.S. government upon seeing and helping to cause the entrenched poverty of the Haitian masses decided be used the situation to force them into low-paying jobs the U.S. government initiated their plan to transform Haiti into the “Taiwan of the Caribbean..” This small, poor country situated conveniently close to the United States was instructed to abandon its agricultural past and develop a robust, export-oriented manufacturing sector, , Duvalier and his allies were told, was the way toward modernization.
The U.S increased their practice of dumping surplus agricultural products from the U.S. on the Haitian people. This “aid” from the Americans, along with the structural changes in the countryside forced farmers to migrate to the cities, especially Port-au-Prince where the new manufacturing jobs were supposed to be. However, when they got there they found there weren’t nearly enough manufacturing jobs to go around. to meet the housing needs of the displaced farmers, quickly and cheaply constructed housing were put up, sometimes placing houses right “on top of each other.” So when you see the destruction now know that it was the homes of displaced farmers. you now know that the U.S., World bank and our business men are the same entity’s that built them.
The United States government, World bank, and business community worked together to put Haiti and Haiti’s capitol city on track to become what it was on January 12, 2010

So now that I have only touch on U.S. involvement in Haiti and Haitian history.

I ask again what are U.S. intentions in Haiti? and why am I hearing of earth quake weapons? military action ? and Now selective feeding of the poor in Haiti ? Is there any truth to these question’s ? Since all that our media and government have told us about Haiti is a lie?
What is really happening in Haiti? and shouldn’t we be asking these question’s ???

Why so many Militray in Haiti?

January 20, 2010

French minister criticizes US aid role in Haiti
PARIS — The United Nations must investigate and clarify the dominant U.S. role in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, a French minister said Monday, claiming that international aid efforts were about helping Haiti, not “occupying” it.

(like asking the UN to investigate themselves is going to get to the bottom of anything)

One wonders why all the policing and little rescue? Upon watching media today. and in the days before.  I can not help but notice the lack of rescuers. what rescues from US I did see were of UN workers and world bank workers. It looked to me like the  Haiti general population was left to fend for themselves!

As US plan even more troop deployment.  One wonders are our military their to rescue or do our leaders have other plans? and with 3000 more UN troops coming. What is it that is really happening in Haiti?

I don’t trust our government or the United Nations or the World bank !

They have mislead the people to many times and I for one learn from my mistakes. unlike our leaders

Like the Aaron Tippin  song.  You’ve got to stand for something

or You’ll fall for anything!