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8592: Re: 8587: Re: 8585: GOP gaining Haitian voters (fwd)

From: Paulette Smith <psmith@emerald.tufts.edu>

<<If you are Haitian and side with the elites and Duvalierists<========

I am getting so confused with this prolonged divisive debate...

And here I go...  doubting all my memories of those years growing up in

I thought Duvalierists were "of the "Middle class" so called...
and certainly, as PAPA DOC stressed, "NOIRS"

whereas so called, "mulatres" -  by virtue of
their "teinted" blood, were automatically classified as "suspicious"
individuals" -  traitors of the race... ... ..

In addition if those "shady" individuals chose to express themselves
in the streets in French?! :  oppressors of the masses!

but yet, one remembers Papa Doc's  famous looong speeches to the
"citoyens" (the masses?)  in a "scholarly" French!

 Did we grow up in the same place?...

Who - what is "elite" ???????????


On Sat, 7 Jul 2001,
Bob Corbett wrote:

> From: LAKAT47@aol.com
> In a message dated 07/07/2001 5:48:01 AM Pacific Daylight Time, leonie
> hermantin <lhermantin@hotmail.com> sends in an article:
> <<If you've been to a Broward County Republican Party meeting or fundraiser,
> then you've seen Lucy Orlando<<
> << She criticized former President Bill Clinton for giving financial aid to
>  Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, whom she said has not done enough
>  to help poor people and reduce violence.
> ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
> This is not a big surprise.  If you are Haitian and side with the elites and
> Duvalierists, you will be comfortable in the Republican party even if you are
> black.  If you want change and a better life for the majority of Haitians in
> Haiti, you will not.  I have to laugh at the last paragraph, as though
> helping poor people is the first thing in Lucy's mind.  The Republican Party
> is the party of the rich.  If you are middle class and below, and are a
> Republican, you are just a vote.  The party's programs do nothing for you.
> In this case of Haitians going Republican, it's just another dividing line in
> Haitian society, like speaking French vs Krey˛l.
> Kathy Dorce~