Haiti, Like A Game of Chess

"Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does"

- Jean-Paul Sartre -

Just a thought!
by: Woodring Saint Preux

If you always have a crisis to manage,
you will never have time to take care of
the more important things

Things like preserving "Le Patrimoine Haitien"

Have you ever played "CHESS"?

Do you understand how it works?

The object in chess is to checkmate your opponent's King.

Playing chess is time consuming; it could take 200 years depending on who's playing.

Checkmate... If your king is under attack and he cannot escape on the next move... Game over!

Checkmate... If the first black nation in the world fails to govern itself and falls under a protectorate... Game over!

Checkmate... We are the beacon of freedom... We built it... if we fail to maintain it and it comes crashing down... Game over!


"Oh you want to fight for freedom too? You want to be your own leader? The Haitians tried and they failed miserably. Why don't you quit while you're ahead? Avoid the embarrassment..."


"Come on, you people, save yourself 200 years of trial and error, I know what's best for you, trust me..."

When I was a kid,
my brother and me, we had our disagreements

There was always a third leg that would
get on the floor...
grab a handful of dirt...
and lay it between me and him...

When the fight starts,
The third leg would...
Grab a seat...
and watch the cockfight

We never realized we were fighting to entertain others who found it "entertaining" to watch two brothers fight.

Every Haitian government who comes to power ALWAYS has a crisis in their hands

They always get blamed...
for mismanaging "The Crisis"

They always have to step down...
for not taking care of "The Crisis"


If I turn the white house in to the "Mairie De Port-au-Prince", If I keep them busy trying to contain Cite Soleil and Belair then we can do whatever we want to the rest of the country and no one will notice!

My fellow Haitians,

Our king is not in the "Palais National"
Our king is what we stand for and what we represent
Our king is our country, our heritage, our culture

Like it... Hate it... Live with it...

Our king is not being protected
because we have our guards down

Our knights are gone...

Our bishops are gone...

The Queen is dead...

The rooks are just standing there...
and the Pawns are fighting amongst themselves

The enemy is in our court...

Need I explain?


"The CONSTANT Crisis in Port-au-Prince"

Who's the bait?

Who's the enemy?

Where is the battlefield?

Who's winning?

Who's loosing?

Just a thought!


P.S. you cannot fear death, it's inevitable!

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Topic These words are deep. Everything you have said are true, but even the queen already been dead the knithgs have been captured should we give up or... see more
Reply · March 01 at 2:24 PM
Topic I enjoy reading these little thoughts by various people of our nationality, however it would please me to know what these individuals are doing to... see more
Reply · February 28 at 9:56 AM
Topic Great Article, I enjoyed reading it. However, I would have enjoyed it even better, if some suggestions were given on how to solve this crisis. I do... see more
Reply · February 27 at 3:23 PM
Topic nous avons des bras pour pouvoir surmonter {Haiti}du petrain que'elle se retrouve non pas un jeu d'echec,parcequ'il n'est pas permis a tout le monde... see more
Reply · February 25 at 1:43 PM
Topic Thanks for the nice comments The haitian internet is about sharing ideas. I hate being the only one getting all the attention. If you have something... see more
Reply · February 25 at 9:50 AM
Topic That was very moving and nicely put into words now what are we going to do about it that is the question?
Reply · February 25 at 9:47 AM
Topic Well Mr. Saint Preux, if your intention was to get me to think, you've succeded. I think you've nipped it right on the butt with this analogy of a... see more
Reply · February 25 at 8:38 AM
Topic Two words: "Absolutely great".
Reply · February 25 at 7:27 AM

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