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#1552: Haiti: poorest land.... Morse replies to Foxwell
From: oloffsonram <firstname.lastname@example.org>
i'm going to try to reply to mr foxwell's latest message without
sticking jesse ventura's foot in my mouth:
firstly when you refer to "people steeped in a long tradition of blood"
you could be refering to haitians but you could also be refering to
americans, british, germans, spanish, russians, japanese, chinese,
protestants, catholics, jewish, africans,etc etc...please
"christian missioneries who teach a doctrine of loving kindness are
haiti's only hope"...well, lets ask the arawaks and the tainos and the
aztecs and the incas what they think about christian
missionaries...don't get me wrong, i went to christian schools and i
had a wonderful education, but i was also taught to try and observe
"the problems of haiti are haitian, not western imperialism"..well if
it wasn't for western imperialism, haitians would still be in africa
and ayiti would still be inhabited by indians....why did the u.s. wait
so long before recognizing haiti..because they had a successful slave
revolution and the u.s. was still a slave country...the black africans
of haiti defeating the christian slave economy(imagine)...
i'm not saying that there aren't christians who believe in the doctrine
of loving kindness but i also believe that you'll find these
characteristics in any religion any where in the world...
converting everyone to christianity might not be a cure all, but
treating people with different backrounds with a minimum of respect
might be a good start....