Ezili Danto

Ezili Danto
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August 01
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Ezili Dantò is an award winning playwright, a performance poet, author and human rights attorney. She was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and raised in the USA. She holds a BA from Boston College, a JD from the University of Connecticut School of law. She is a human rights lawyer, cultural and political activist and the founder and president of the Ezili’s Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network (HLLN). She runs the Haitian Perspectives on-line journal and the Ezili Dantò Newsletter. Ezili’s HLLN is the recognized leading and most trustworthy international voice in Haiti advocacy, human rights work, Haiti news and Haiti news analysis. HLLN’s work is central to those concerned with the welfare of the people of Haiti, Haiti capacity building, sovereignty, institutionalization of the rule of law, and justice and peace without occupation or militarization. Ezili Dantò is also an educator who specializes in teaching about the light and beauty of Haitian culture; the Symbolic and Archetypal Nature of Haitian Vodun; the illegality and immorality of forcing neoliberal policies on Haiti and the developing world... Since the UN-imported cholera outbreak on October 2010, Ezili' HLLN has insisted that environmental clean-up, clean water and sanitation are the only permanent solution to stop the UN cholera spread. Zili Dlo is a humanitarian project that provides free clean water. For more go to the Ezili Danto/HLLN websites at http://www.ezilidanto.com/ and http://www.ezilidanto.com/zili

AUGUST 25, 2009 2:52PM

Fulfilling Leclerc imperative:debt, free trade, wage slavery

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Genocide in Haiti: Fulfilling Lecler's imperative through debt, free trade, privatization and wage slavery

 

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New Slavery Model: Sonthonax, the Commissioner from France back during revolutionary days landed in Haiti not to end slavery but to give rights to the mulatto oligarchs and maintain the slavery of the African masses. The African masses overcame Sonthonax, won their freedom in combat, eradicating physical slavery. The UN and Bill "Sonthonax" Clinton are helping to fulfill Leclerc's imperative through debt, privatization, free trade, UN occupation and wage slavery.

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A genocide is going on in Haiti right now. When only a handful of Haitians are working, when theres 70% unemployment and those actually formally working are only making .22 cents (70 gourdes) an hour and forced to pay the Haitian Oligarchs for food to eat at high U.S. import prices, starvation is a given. It's economic slavery. The slavery in Haiti the media won't expose.

This conversation for dual citizenship won't change the miserable status quo for Haiti's majority, only allow for the white colonial blueprint to continue. Haiti's Parliament is already too non-Haitian as it is. These folks are not only paid by foreigners, they've adapted wholesale foreign methods, modes and values that make no practical sense to Haitian existence. There could be a 110-degree heat wave outside and these folks are wearing dark, three piece suits, speaking in ecclesiastic French most don't even understand and mimicking English debating rules that have no root in Haitian traditional conflict resolution! They're using Roberts Rules as their Parliamentary procedure when African mediation have little to do with Western notions of Bourgeois democracy or other such values, Euro-cultural profit-over-people imperatives and so-called cost-effectiveness rules. They've been pacified into fighting using Queensbury rules when the Haitian people's enemies use no rules, only overwhelming power and shock and awe to paralyze and destroy the poor's will to fight. Tout se makak madigra. Kiyes politisyen sa yo ap sevi si se pa blan kolon? Jounen jodi a, se yo ki zouti kap tranche nashon an. Afè Lakou a, konbit la, travay tè, pataj, Kreyòl, Vodun, Sevi lasosyete, kòmand Desalin, paròl Grandèt yo, ah! Sa pa gade yo. Yo vle fè sa blan ap fè. Anbasadè Meriken e Bill "Sonthonax" Clinton se Dye pa yo.

Moreover, it not hard to imagine the mentally colonized, visa-carrying privilege Diaspora, exerting their power over the Haitian, without dollars, jobs and visa power, living inside Haiti. Thus increasing our fear of each other. Said fear, divides and thereby assist our traditional enemies and keep Haiti from moving forward. Let's recall Sonthonax came to uphold the rights of the Mulatto to vote and to maintain slavery of the Africans in Haiti. The Haitian revolution got rid of physical enslavement. Today, economic enslavement reigns unfettered.

Fifty years from now, if the paradigm doesn't change, what the Spanish did, within 30 years of setting foot in Haiti, - that is, cause the death of all the inhabitants, one million Taino-Haitians, will be matched by today's "International Community" with the genocide of perhaps 9-million Afro-Haitians living in Haiti. That's when Haiti shall be developed, no longer stigmatized and at peace. For, Lecler's imperative shall have been fulfilled, albeit over two centuries later with the Blan's bicentennial return conquest of Africa's negroes in Haiti that started in 2004. (See, The Kidnapping Coup).

"It is not everything to have removed Toussaint, there are two thousand other chiefs here to have taken away...Here is my opinion of this country. It is necessary to destroy all the negroes of the mountains, men and women, sparing only children under the age of twelve, and destroy half of those of the plain, without leaving a single colored man in the colony who ever wore an epaulette. Without that, the colony will never be at peace." ---French General Charles Victor Emmanuel Leclerc

Part of the reason Leclerc's peace and security has not been accomplished sooner is because, for close to two centuries, the Haitian majority did not depend on the Euro/US dollar to eat. They grew their own food, had the Lakou and Konbit (cooperatives) and went to market to barter for what they did not grow. That system has been destroyed by free trade in the last 30 or so years. Dependency on the Mulatto/Freedmen/Affranchi or "Black" bourgeoisie as metastasized today in the new face of the deracinated Haitian Oligarchy, who get their liberty by being more into the US/Euro monetary system/capitalism and white profit-over-people culture than the whitest of white man, to bring Africa's children food is death. Who doesn't understand that? (To understand further the US/Euro monetary system, go to: Zeitgeist Addendum; for this entire article, go to: Ezili's HLLN on Dual Citizenship, No, Not a Priority.)

Zeitgeist Addendum

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"That's when Haiti shall be developed, no longer stigmatized and at peace."

Agreed. Haiti is not over-developed because the Blacks who live there have not been cleansed of their African identity. Whether that identity be religious, cultural or institutional. A genocide is underway to rid the island of its African souls.

"Ayisyen se vre moun Ginen, depi nan Ginen."
why has no one translated mao's 'little red book' into the local language?

why has no one organized a military resistance? america is close, but cuba is closer and i bet they have some spare kalashnikovs.

if every educated person in haiti supports america, why not begin a school for revolutionaries? obl would come up with some cash for a madrassa, i bet.
Ours, Al, is a hard reality. But we are an African people, the first people on this planet earth and the original trustees of this old and sacred land called Ayiti. I understand your comments but can only respond paradoxically in this way: 1). There are some things worst than death you know, Al Loomis. What does it profit a (wo)/man to gain the whole world but to lose her/his soul? Would you have us survivors become the sadists we've survived? During the Great Haitian war of liberation, the old Haitian ancestors burnt down all the port cities and retreated INLAND, knowing if they valued any property, family, children or valuables above freedom, that that would be used by the more powerful white tribes and their enforcers to re-enslave Africa's masses. The African warrior Henri Christophe burnt his great house down first and then went to meet Lerclerc's 50,000 French soldiers come to re-enslave the masses. That courage, that single-minded focus, that ultimate Haitian sacrifice, after 300-years of Euro-enslavement, allowed for the eventual freedom for all the Blacks in the Americas and ended racial slavery. But, it also is evidence of our people's great spiritual faith. All is calm - Ginen poze - in the collective Haitian soul because in spite of today’s imposed economic enslavement, the current hunger, repression, free trade terror and tyranny, UN occupation and containment in poverty, inland, where we reside, we've always been free. Haiti's wholesome Vodun culture, epistemology and psychology orders the life of the Haitian masses. The journey of the sun people continues. 80 to 200 thousand years out of Africa is a whole lot longer and makes 500 plus-years of Euro/US profit-over-people conquest or even 1,000 years of Arab conquest seem fairly nanosecond minute. 2). Self-defense is a human right. The amalgamated African tribes who became Afro-Ayisyen in the land of the Taino-Ayisyen are the only nation in the Americas not named by the white settlers and not founded upon colonial imperatives and values. Our imperative, their descendants, is to extend the universal freedom they fought for, live free or die.

Ezili Dantò
Pitit Ginen depi lan Ginen
http://www.margueritelaurent.com/ezilidanto_bio.html
UNTIL SHE SPOKE
Excerpt From 'Lecture on Haiti' by Frederick Douglass
http://www.webster.edu/%7Ecorbetre/haiti/history/1844-1915/douglass.htm

[Also, listen to Mumia Abu Jamal on Black August, 2004:
http://www.prisonradio.org/audio/mumia/7_18_04august.mp3
http://www.sfbayview.com/2009/black-august-1791-bwa-kayiman/]


Until she spoke, no Christian nation had abolished Negro slavery.

Until she spoke, no Christian nation had given to the world an organized effort to abolish slavery.

Until she spoke, the slave ship, followed by hungry sharks, greedy to devour the dead and dying slaves flung overboard to feed them, ploughed in peace the South Atlantic, painting the sea with the Negro’s blood.

Until she spoke, the slave trade was sanctioned by all the Christian nations of the world, and our land of liberty and light included.

Men made fortunes by this infernal traffic, and were esteemed as good Christians, and the standing types and representations of the Savior of the World.

Until Haiti spoke, the church was silent, and the pulpit was dumb.
Slave-traders lived and slave-traders died.

Funeral sermons were preached over them, and of them it was said that they died in the triumphs of the Christian faith and went to heaven among the just.

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Ezili Dantò/HLLN
Pitit Ginen, ki kanpe ap moun kap fè bwi deyo a