Note: We hope all that can be done to bring stability to Haiti is considered. The horrific earthquake that ravaged the island is a tragedy beyond words, for it hit a nation that was already a tragedy beyond words.
Haiti. Just uttering this two-syllable word is enough to cause consternation among Black people and it will send disingenuous white liberals and crusading white pedagogues into a general conniption fit of rage of general hysteria.
“It is an impoverished country, one of the world's poorest and least developed. Comparative social and economic indicators show Haiti falling behind other low-income developing countries (particularly in the hemisphere) since the 1980s. Haiti now ranks 149th of 182 countries in the United Nations Human Development Index (2006). About 80% of the population were estimated to be living in poverty in 2003. Most Haitians live on $2 or less per day. Economic growth was negative in 2001 and 2002, and flat in 2003.
About 66% of all Haitians work in the agricultural sector, which consists mainly of small-scale subsistence farming, but this activity makes up only 30% of the GDP. The country has experienced little formal job creation over the past decade, although the informal economy is growing. Mangoes and coffee are two of Haiti's most important exports. It has consistently ranked among the most corrupt countries in the world on the Corruption Perceptions Index.
Foreign aid makes up approximately 30%-40% of the national government's budget. The largest donor is the United States followed by Canada, and the European Union also contributes. Venezuela and Cuba also make various contributions to Haiti's economy, especially after alliances were renewed in 2006 and 2007.”
The government officials in Haiti make the people who run the cities of Atlanta, Baltimore and Detroit look like the Swiss in comparison (however, evidence that gift cards are being stolen by the Haitian Prime Minister are difficult to confirm, unlike Baltimore’s fine ex-mayor Sheila Dixon).
The history of Haiti is one that Black people would rather white people not know about, and frankly, one Black people would rather forget as well. The nation has long been run by Black people, and as the CIA Fact Book discloses, is one of the most poorly run and corrupt nations on the planet.
Were it not for the massive infusion of cash from 1st World nations, Haiti would not exist (if the country is in such dire circumstances when half of the operating budget is supplied by white nations, what do you think would happen if that money was cut off completely. Worse, what type of return on investment are these benevolent nations getting?).
Haiti was blessed to be the home of the only successful slave revolt in human history, and the scar of this event still is evident:
“The French Revolution contributed to social upheavals in Saint-Domingue and the French and West Indies. Most important was the revolution of the slaves in Saint-Domingue, starting on the northern plains in 1791. In 1792 the French government sent three commissioners with troops to try to reestablish control. They began to build an alliance with gens de couleur, who were looking for their rights. In 1793, France and Great Britain went to war, and British troops invaded Saint-Domingue.
The execution of Louis XVI heightened tensions in the colony. To build an alliance with the gens de couleur and slaves, the French commissioners Sonthonax and Polverel abolished slavery in the colony. Six months later, the National Convention endorsed abolition and extended it to all of the French colonies.
Toussaint L'Ouverture, a former slave and leader in the slave revolt who rose in importance as a military commander because of his many skills, achieved peace in Saint-Domingue after years of war against both external invaders and internal dissension.”
The book, “The French Revolution of San Domingo” by Lothrop Stoddard discusses this slave revolt in horrific, yet in dispassionate prose. The history of Haiti is not for the faint of heart, nor does it existence of this Black-ruled island nation foreshadow a joyous world when white people are gone.
Consider: if nearly 50 percent of the operating government money comes from foreign governments (white nations) and Haiti is still in such disarray, what happens when this aid is cut-off completely? How much of the other aid is supplied by the Red Cross and other Christian charities operating out of the Western nations?
It is also vital to point out the unimaginably macabre rate of crime that transpires in Haiti, especially Port-au-Prince. The city has long been a venue where evangelicals from America go to proselytize and do the Lord’s work, yet “God seems to sit out” most of their trips:
“Kidnapping trends in Haiti during 2008 varied greatly during the calendar year, and the frequency of kidnapping decreased significantly during the last quarter, after Haiti was wracked by four sequential hurricanes and tropical storms. The recent decentralization of the kidnapping gangs had both positive and complicating effects. While total instances of kidnappings dropped substantially over the last two years, the patterns became less predictable and areas of victimization became more widespread, creating a new set of challenges for police and security elements. The sharp decrease that occurred towards the end of 2008 is encouraging; however it is too early to tell if this is a long-term trend.
The U.S. Consulate reports that 26 Americans were kidnapped in 2008 (as opposed to 29 Americans in 2007 and over 60 in 2006) with a total number of reported kidnappings in Haiti to be 309 (as opposed to 293 in 2007 and approximately 540 in2006). As stated above, due to substantial under-reporting, the actual number of kidnappings cannot be precisely defined, but is likely to be somewhat higher than actually reported. In 2008, three hundred and twenty-two kidnapping arrests were made.”
Black run cities in the United States (Washington DC, Birmingham, Detroit, Atlanta, Baltimore, Memphis and Newark) all display a consistent pattern that the Haitian government curiously practices as well: corruption, followed by massive amounts of crime and generally providing unlivable circumstances.
Black people know this and watch with horror at the destruction unfolding in Port-au-Prince (We at SBPDL extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected in this monumental tragedy and wish Godspeed to those brave souls venturing to help in recovery process), as a 7.0 earthquake has ravaged and razed Haiti’s capital city:
“Bloodstained bodies are piled high in the streets of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince today amid fears that thousands have died in a catastrophic earthquake.
Rescuers have been forced to dig through rubble with their bare hands to free trapped survivors as the Red Cross said up to three million people may have been affected…
In November 2008, following the collapse of a school in Petionville, the mayor of Port-au-Prince estimated about 60% of the buildings were shoddily built and unsafe in normal circumstances.”
As one important report detailed, “Why Foreign Aid to Haiti Failed”, any all efforts to rebuild Port-au-Prince will fail again (not to mention the entire nation needs to constantly be rebuilt every decade):
“From 1990 to 2003, Haiti received more than $4 billion in aid—not including remittances from Haitian expatriates who contribute $1 billion annually—from bilateral and multilateral sources. In 2005 to 2006, this will rise another $1.3 billion. U.S.contributions from 1990 to 2005 totaled about $1.5 billion."
President Obama has pledged “Full Support” in mitigating this crisis, as humanitarian aid is once again pouring in to a nation in need.
The world is a dangerous place, and compounded with demographic realities that the Western nations face, the 21st century will witness the end of aid to all Third World countries, for lack of money and the submersion of the 1st World into the 3rd world through massive immigration will make aid virtually impossible and a causality of diversity.
Black people watch with horror at the images unfolding in Port-au-Prince (and the images that have always come from the island of Haiti), for the reality of Haiti is the fate of the world. Just visit any major city in the United States.
What is the common denominator between those who govern major US cities and Haiti? The answer to this query is Stuff Black People Don’t Like.
Again, our thoughts and wishes of a speedy recovery and salvation for those trapped in the rubble of Port-au-Prince are sent.We hope they can recover as quickly as the tsunami victims of 2004 in Asia. History shows that won't happen.
Amazing video on the only growth industry in Haiti: Kidnapping.