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5328 Re: #5874: Re: The Anti-Christ Speaks.....Re: What kind of democracy? (fwd)
<<What kind of "democracy" doesn't allow for the voice of an opposition,
what kind of democracy is it in which power and authority are not legitimate
are rather tied to the personality of one person? >>
Before we ask what kind of democracy won't let the opposition speak, maybe we
should notice that the "opposition" is rarely saying anything, other than it
is the opposition and that it opposes things. But what does the "Opposition"
believe or want to do? No one in Haiti seems to know!
I'm writing from inside Haiti, and the people (Haitian) who surround me are
quick to point out that Lavalas was the only group that actually went to the
communities with their platform, to meet with them, to listen to them. From
where I stand, Lavalas is hardly centered in one person. It may, in fact, be
symbolized in one person (aka Aristide) but there are a lot of people doing
hard work, contributing their ideas, making themselves vulnerable. And they
would be pretty insulted to hear that this is all about Aristide's
personality. This is about the poorest of the poor in Haiti who elected
Aristide in 1990, fought during the coup to stay committed to their values,
and want to have another chance to work with Aristide in 2001.
Give credit where credit is due. The people who have underdeveloped the
nation are the richest of the rich in Haiti who don't bother to express their
views, their platforms. They are not interested in having the support of the
poor, because they know their platforms are against the interests of the
poor. So they go ahead and do what they want without talking with others. Why
is Haiti importing rice and sugar from the US? Why do the rich keep getting
richer and the poor getting poorer? Who suffers because Haiti is "on the
brink of famine?" Not the opposition. Seems to many Haitians, they are the
ones who profit.