Haitian Politics, What Politics

If you walk into a Haitian barber shop on a Saturday afternoon, you will hear enough "Politik" to make your head spin.

What politics?

It seems that as Haitians get older they automatically get a masters degree in political science.

Old Haitians, The GRANMOUNs, they listen to Haitian radio stations who report the news, some of them, with their *two cents* in it... Then the Haitian radio listeners get on the phone and, that my friend, is Haitian Politics.

That's just the Haitian people's side of it.

What about the "Haitian Politician's side of it?

What Politicians?

First, let's Define "Politics" and a "Politician"


1) The methods or tactics involved in managing a state or government.

2) Intrigue or maneuvering within a political unit or group in order to gain control or power

3) The often internally conflicting interrelationships among people in a society.


1) One primarily devoted to his own advancement in public office, or to the success of a political party

2) One who is skilled or experienced in the science or administration of government.

Do you feel that any of these relate to Haitian Politics?

What Politics?

- Most Haitians are too scared to take side in political issues

- Most Haitians DO NOT trust the next Haitian enough to discuss his true feelings about an issue (social of political)

- In order for Haiti to be a true Democracy, everyone has to give a damn, it hasn't happen in the last 198 years, it's not likely to happen in the next 198.

- In order for the country to move forward, The "Moun Lavil" (city folks) has to stop calling the "Moun Andeyò" (Country men) "Abitan Djòl Di"

- The Haitian social classes have to unite for one mutual goal: To ensure the future of a country that been dead since its inception"

If not for us, then for our children

I dream of a day when all Haitians can stand together and say "WE THE PEOPLE" This day will be the happiest day of my life.

By: Woodring Saint Preux Pitit Galbaud Saint Preux, Nèg Labèg avèk Elianie Fameux, Fanm Maissade

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Topic says...

I am totally agree with you. We haitian do not put aside our differences.

We call each other names.

We think, we are superior than others.

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