[quote] What to the American slave is your Fourth of July I answer, a day that reveals to him more than all other days of the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants, brass-fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are to him mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy's thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation of the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United St
ates at this very hour.
Go where you may, search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms of the Old World, travel through South America, search out every abuse and when you have found the last, lay your facts by the side of the every-day practices of this nation, and you will say with me that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival.[/quote]In the same vein, I must ask:
What to the disenfranchised Haitian is your Election Day?
This question must be answered. Yelling and screaming that Haitians should [/should not] vote will not advance his interests nor change the long term political prospect of the nation one iota. Supposedly Aristide was [/still is] the poison. The concerned Friends of Haiti and G-184 delivered the antidote: A "Conseil de Sages" (Council of Eminent Persons), a handpicked President Alexandre Boniface, a handpicked Prime M
inister Gérard Latortue, a government of "technocrats", and MINUSTAH. Since then, the social situation of the country has steadily worsened. Haiti is in a free fall to Hell, thanks to the "bicentennial "gifts of "democracy" it received from G-184, The United States, France, and Canada.
"Kouri pou lapli, tonbe larivyè"
And now the same concerned Friends of Haiti who previously destroyed the Haitian voter's hut to give him a "beautiful house", now want to upgrade that house to world-class status by way of Election. But should they pause a minute and reflect on the following question:
What to the disenfranchised Haitian is their Election day?
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