[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

5354: Re: 5327 A Real Discussion (fwd)

From: patrick sylvain <sylvaipa@hotmail.com>

I am not sure if Senou is Haitian, I will presume that he/she is. I will 
simply congratulate Senou for bringing up the notion or the idea of having a 
national debate. I hope that I'm wrong, I do not think that since the birth 
of our nation we've had a real national debate that is base on vision. That 
is, a non-partisan debate has, or have had, for mission the mapping of 
cross-institutional (cross-realms) developments for the nation, i.e., 
socio-economic, political, educational, cultural, health, infrastructure, 
tourism, etc...  In keeping with Senou's proposal, I would say, permit me to 
sound pessi-optimistic, if we were to accomplish the first step of 
democratically choosing the delegates, that would be such a promissory sign 
in our bleak future. Albeit, it is extremely crucial to have a 
multi-departmental convention whereby delegates would be able to discuss, 
come up and having the mandate to implement their final program(s).  
Imagine, a Kombit of non-partisan Haitians working to bring civility, hope 
and normal life back to Haiti. Imagine.

I'll even go further to say, or to idealistically hope, that such a 
convention would dismantle our governmental structure and replace it with 
one that similar in functional structure with that of the United States. 
But, with true democratic representation. Our system is functionally, not 
ideally, archaic and fundamental corrupt. A mono-institution, or a father 
figure for president, as it is the status-quo in our political culture, can 
never solve our deep-rooted problems.

Nwaye n'ape nwaye, we are drowning folks. We need to fundamentally change 
our ways of being, thinking, operating, relating and more in other realms, 
if we really would like to taste democracy, at least maintaining the 
"survival" of Haiti.  Things are critical folks, in all fronts.


>From: Bob Corbett <corbetre@webster.edu>
>To: Haiti mailing list <haiti@lists.webster.edu>
>Subject: 5327  A Real Discussion (fwd)
>Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 21:10:38 -0500 (CDT)
>From: Senou <senou@yahoo.com>
>A real discussion about the Future of Haiti
>Haiti needs a national discussion without any doubt
>therefore the participation of diverse departments
>shall be a condition sinequanun  for any discussion to
>take place.  Haiti has 9 departments; therefore, each
>department shall send a delegate and at least three
>Haitians who are living in the Diaspora, one from the
>US, one from Canada and one from Europe.  A total of
>12 serious Haitians will discuss about the steps that
>should be taken to resolve the current crisis.  Each
>delegate will be selected by the people in his/her
>region, consult with the people and make them vote on
>the final resolution.
>Sincerely, we should not rush on having a presidential
>election right now; however, we should prepare a team
>to take over once the term of Mr. Preval is expired.
>	Folks we are sending mixed signal, the current
>negotiation is about having a new CEP while this CEP
>is continuing spending the people money toward the
>November election. Are we going to have an election in
>November or not? Are we really serious about the
>current discussion while leaving out 95 % of the
>population?  Why not having a referendum and let
>people decide about the 12 folks who should take part
>in the negotiation.  The mandate of this CEP was
>expired after publishing the result of the legislative
>election.  It was the only thing that the country was
>agree upon; therefore, in order to extend its mandate,
>the president should receive the approval of the other
>players who were originally involved in forming the
>original CEP.  This nonsense unilateral decision by
>the current president is not acceptable. What was at
>Question: Do you believe the 9 Departments and the
>Diaspora should get involve in the negotiation?
>Do You Yahoo!?
>Yahoo! Messenger - Talk while you surf!  It's FREE.

Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.

Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at