Sunday, February 29, 2004

Ja: Whither goest Haiti? Rebellion as past and prologue

That's the nagging question Dawn Ritch wrestles with in her discussion of A History of Latin America From the Beginnings to the Present by Hubert Herring.

It is hard to see any other future for Haiti but its past. As soon as a leader rises to the top, it goes to his head, and an abused people can find no relief except rebellion, and the whole cycle starts again.

History shows that the Haitians, despite being the first black republic in the world, are unfit to govern themselves.
Ay, there's the crux of the matter, and nobody on the global stage seems willing to say it. Until it is admitted openly and publicly, without any black shame over the first black republic in the world, without any cries of racism when it is said, one senses that there will never be change coming to Haiti. The entire article is worth reading.

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