When foreigners ask me how is Haiti doing, this is what I tell them

Don't you just love it when foreigners come to you and ask you: "So hos is Haiti doing? Have they recovered from the earthquake at all? This country is so poor.... She never gets a break huh?"

The System in Haiti: A system of Apartheid worse than Apartheid in South Africa
The System in Haiti: A system of Apartheid worse than Apartheid in South Africa

First of all I want to thank my leaders for that. Thank you for really screwing up the image of my beloved Haiti.

I also want to thank those of us who really give a s*** about our beloved Haiti but are too chicken s*** to take the bull by the horn.

I include myself in the latter although I often joke about my willingness to become Haiti's next dictator instead of her beloved puppet president.

Believe me, Haiti needs a Paul Kagame to turn it around like Rwanda.

Which model country is Haiti trying to be like?

Whenever a foreigner asks me how is Haiti doing, I always respond with the following:

Well... Haiti is a country like every other country. We have our goods and our bads. We have the rich and the poor. We have good and bad neighborhoods.

Just like in the United States, every city that you live in, you know what neighborhoods to go to and what neighborhoods to avoid. Haiti is the same.

Unfortunately, Haiti is an island where the media thinks every freaking bad thing that happens is newsworthy. So whenever two people end up fighting in a public square or in the local flea market, it becomes national news. It becomes another "insecurity" news in Haiti.

Also it is important to note that our mainstream media is sponsored by the same corrupt oligarchy who are still running the country like a sugarcane plantation.

The super rich in Haiti are not Nation builders. They are just opportunists who not attached to 1804. They are not the sons and daughters of the Haitian revolution and the ideals of what the Republic of Haiti stands for.

In Miami Beach, for example, every time something bad happens the police rushes in to sweep the crime under the rug and even things out before the media arrives, before the airplanes land, before the cruise ships arrive, before the next wave of tourists arrive in the hotels on Ocean Drive.

Unfortunately, in Haiti, we don't have such a police force. We don't have a business sector that thrives on tourism and who would make sure the country has a strong police force who can rush and sweep bad news on the rug so business can continue as usual.

This is not the kind of business that the rich businessmen in Haiti are in. They are rather in the property business.

All of a sudden, Mr. or Mrs. foreigner begins to ask more specific questions to get a better understanding of what is really happening in Haiti and how it is benefitting of the few who choose to keep it that way.

To be continued...

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Patrick Princivil says...

Ti granmoun volo, kriminèl, gang, asasen nan leta Ayisyen yo, legliz demonyak yo,10 senatè defakto manda yo te fini depi an 14 Janvye, 2022, mwen pa konn sa yap fè nan palmanan an toujou?

Kisa Ariel ap tann poul remèt kle palè a bay legliz ak, se yo ki sous pwoblèm nan. Ayisyen onèt An Ayiti yo, dyaspora onèt yo ki nan mond lan, pran responsablite

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Ghislaine says...

The next time you are asked, how Haiti is doing, answer them with a question like:

How's the United States doing still after Cathrina, because the last I checked, some parts of Louisiana still look like shit. Some places are inhabitable, ghost towns.

What about the domestic terrorism that is going on, quiet too often, and the not forgetting the serious cases of homelessness still very prominent in certain cities, like a plague.

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