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#3153: U.N. chief condemns escalating violence in Hait: Morse comments
From: oloffsonram <email@example.com>
If the U.N. chief really wants to help Haitian people instead of
politicians, maybe he should try to find out why Haitians are
considered "economic refugees" rather than political refugees. Not
enough bodies? I've mentioned this before and I will occasionally bring
it up again. Colin Granderson and his O.A.S. mission even evacuated
from Haiti because they were afraid for their safety. We should stop
being so theoretical and do something directly for the Haitian people.
Politicians will always make money and make do. The Haitian people have
been patiently waiting on the sidelines since the departure of Duvalier
and to this day they have received nothing. Violence is going to
escalate whether or not we have elections. It always does when there's
the possibility that a change in power will occur. Politics is one of
the only ways "to get out of the ghetto" in Haiti. Make your fortune
and change your lifestyle. Its usually not about job creation or
stopping an ecological disaster, although there are exceptions. If the
political ruling class wanted a parliament, wouldn't we already have
one in Haiti? What happened to Jean Dominique is a tragedy. What
happened to Felix Lamy (who's he?) is a tragedy.
During the coup years I had an interview at Radio Tropic and while I
was in the waiting room I was listening to their news broadcast. I
asked the receptionist, "Where do we go if they come up the stairs" and
she knowingly replied without hesitation that there was a tree outside
the second window down the hall.
Anyone who speaks out already knows whats coming, just as Jean
Dominique and his wife did. They just don't know when. Thats the way it
is down here.
To Mr Dominique's family and to all his friends I express my deepest