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8195: Reparations and crooked leaders red herring (Saint-Vil) (fwd)
From: Jean Saint-Vil <email@example.com>
Regarding whether reparations are owed to Haiti becauseof the CDC's harmful
association of AIDS to being Haitian, C. Henrius stated:
«Interesting idea. I agree that Haiti has been slandered, but what I wonder
is how this compensation could be carried out. Is it true that many dollars
of foreign aid end up in the pockets of Haitian politicians and never
actually get to the people for which it is designated? And if so, how would
you suggest getting around that?»
Come on ! this is not at all original. Is it also because of fear that the
untrustworthy African-American leadership would steal the 40 acres and a
mule that it was never paid to the former slaves of the «land of the free»?
It seems that symbolic conscience-easing aid to poor black people is to this
day what most people of european descent feel comfortable with. For
instance, the other day I watched how U.S. television enjoyed a feature
presentation on one of Hugh Heffner's former playgirl doing good «charity»
work in Site Solèy. Great for TV!
But when people like Randall Robinson and Senator John Conyers speaks of
real reparations most so-called white liberals back off and hide inside
their comfort zones. If you read what Mambo Racine wrote about the
scandalous organised murders of Afrikan peoples (including in Site Solèy)
via the AIDS virus and if your read how President Tabo MBeki is suffering
from all kinds of attacks from the former colonial powers because he has
landed an ear to those who dared mention the link between AIDS and the polio
vaccine trials done in the Great Lakes region (Burundi, Rwanda) back in the
1930s...And research the link all this has with the introduction of the
virus to Haiti, then you will understand why it is better for the U.S. press
to speak of a former prostitute's work in Site Soley and not of John
Hopkins' Boulos connection in the same area.
True, reparations of any kind to Black people will not come any time soon.
Not because of a so-called genuine fear that genetically "crooked" black
leaders will steal it. But because those who have and continue to benefit
from the priviledges of slavery, colonialism, neo-colonialism (including
genetic warfare in Tuskegee or in Site Solèy) do not have the courage to
look at reality straight in the face and sacrifice even 2% of their
priviledges in order to accomplish meaningful change in this world.
C. Henrius, I usually enjoy and respect your contributions to Corbettland,
and my comment is in no way personal. But, on top of all the slanted trash
Trenton Daniel and Michael Norton are publishing about Haiti in the
international press (which seems to be all right wing-sponsored these days),
some of us have become somewhat hypersensitive to anti-Afrikan
(anti-Haitian) clichés. In my opinion, the question you raised come from
that european tradition of demeaning black leadership, in order to continue
getting away with murder.
«Haiti has plenty of friends, but what she wants is "justice"»
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