Is this an accurate historical portrayal?

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Is this an accurate historical portrayal?

Post by admin » Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:51 am

[quote]those former British slaves, English patois, sugarcane eaters, tea drinkers, white women hunters, commonwealth passport holders haven't done nothing for Haiti and for themselves. They haven't fought for nothing! Even tough the British Crowns unleashed them to be free and be on their own feet; they still want to have tide to their masters.[/quote]

Let's break it down, if possible:

- who are those "English patois" [speakers] ? They do not speak proper English? Or is it that we speak [and write it] better than them??? By comparison, are Haitians "French patois" [speakers] ? Do we speak [and write] our inherited patois better than they speak [and write] theirs?
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- who exactly are those "sugarcane eaters" ? What is their relationship to "watermelon eaters" in the United States of America? Were they born with a sugarcane or watermelon in their genetic code? Is there a dishonor in liking sugar cane or watermelon? Whose military and economic empires were fueled by the production of sugar?

- who are those "tea drinkers" ? Is it implied here that real leaders drink coffee as sopposed to tea? What is the cultural put-down here?

- who are those "commonwealth passport holders" ? and out of curiosity, how many Haitians line up to obtain French passports? (and who knows, even commonwealth ones)

- who are the "white women hunters" ? Do they especially "hunt" white women, really? In what proportion? Is their philandering with "white women" distinctly reprehensible from philandering with "their own", maybe?

- so those "English patois", "sugarcane eaters", "tea drinkers", "commonwealth passport holders", "white women hunters" have not do
ne anything for Haiti ?

Do we even want them to ???

Would they not "corrupt us" into becoming "patois [speakers]", "sugarcane eaters", "tea drinkers", "[foreign] passport holders", "white women hunters" ?

- is it true that they have not done anything for themselves?

- is it true that they haven't fought for nothing?

- so the "British Crowns" simply unleashed them to be free and to be on their feet ?

- and in spite of the British Crown generosity, they still want "to have tide to their masters"...

- and to remain: English patois, sugarcane eaters, tea drinkers, white women hunters, commonwealth passport holders [who] haven't done nothing for Haiti and for themselves.

Is this an accurate historical portrayal, Michel?

I truly want to know what you think, precisely, on thos
e points. I am always willing to learn...

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