Ezili Danto

Ezili Danto
August 01
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

OCTOBER 21, 2011 1:13PM

Farmer relieves himself on Haiti’s dying cholera victims

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* “A study on cholera risk factors conducted in Haiti found that not treating the drinking water was the main risk component… “Elimination of the threat of epidemic cholera is still possible for Haiti, and the key ingredient for that will be clean, chlorinated water and latrines.” (–Scott F. Dowell, MD, MPH, during presentation to infectious diseases (ID) experts at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Sunday in Boston. )

Paul – the god – Farmer relieves himself on Haiti’s dying cholera victims

It’s been one year since the UN imported cholera to Haiti. Nearly 500,000 Haitians have been infected and over 6, 500 have been killed. But UN representative, Paul Farmer, is obviously the “impartial one” the Associated Press is going to as “expert” to speak on the situation.  ( AP Interview: Expert says Haiti has worst cholera, By TRENTON DANIEL, Associated Press October 18, 2011. )

Of course said UN representative is telling all and sundry that Haiti is dirty and that’s why the outbreak is so ‘freaking’ severe. Not that lives would have been saved if clean water and sanitation, which the UN says is a human right, had been a funded relief priority perhaps as soon as the outbreak began, or maybe even seven years ago when the UN “peacekeepers” came to “help” Haitians? Or, maybe sometime before when President Aristide tried to bring desperately needed water and sanitation to Haiti but first the Clinton Administration and then the George W. Bush Administration forced the already approved Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) loans to Haiti to be blocked.

Saying, in effect, if US rulers don’t approve of  who Haitians vote in as President and his public health initiatives that would service the general public welfare, then monies from the Haiti government ought to only be used to pay down old Western Duvalierist debts, not Haiti public welfare health projects and infrastructure. More than most, Paul Farmer is well versed in these Haiti truths, well-versed.  ( C.I.A Operation in Haiti Before the Earthquake .)

We won’t learn any of this from the AP’s interview of Paul Farmer, the total sellout. We only learn that “the spread of the disease” is due to what Paul Farmer,  uhmm, “describes as Haiti’s status as the “most water insecure” country in the world, which, the article states "means people have insufficient access to clean water." Trenton Daniels then is all set to selectively opine, in his article, that “Cholera then spread through Haiti’s biggest river because a Haitian contractor failed to ensure proper sanitation at the U.N. base.”

There’s no mention in the article about the permanent solution to cholera, only an emphasis on taking pills – eradicating cholera with pharmaceuticals.

Oh yes, Haitians could defend Haiti from the embedded AP and Paul Farmer’s condescension, insulting paternalism, selective blindness and stinking hypocrisy if only this was a rational world, interested in truth and justice.

If the Associated Press had come to a Haitian like me, I would have spoken on behalf of the 500,000 infected and 6,500 dead and said Haiti suffers from the foreign cholera outrage because the UN came to Haiti. Before this, Haitians indeed had insufficient access to clean water but no cholera fatalities. The Nepalese soldiers dumped their raw, untreated feces, directly from their toilets into Haiti’s waterways, contaminating Haiti with the most virulent form of the germ.

The truth, though, is incidental. Ever since Columbus. No one in power wants to know that Haiti suffers from the worst cholera outbreak in the world because the UN came to Haiti, as military US imperial proxy to institutionalize Martelly-type cholera democracy, disenfranchising 10 million Blacks and delegitimizing authentic elections. Au contraire, what’s lifted as truth, though the lifters are mostly in total denial, is the “insane imperial narrative and custom of honoring rapists, murderers, torturers, degenerate pedophile maniacs, pillagers, plunderers, enslavers and poverty pimps.”

The negative attractor field that animates the Paul Farmers of this world is up to those who see it to transform. There is always the higher energetic field above lies, subterfuge, colonial paternalism and these self-serving masking of slaughter and containment-in-poverty in Haiti by the depraved and tyrannical powers-that-be. But humanity seems possessed by the imitation of goodness these lousy devils project. Worst, the white man and his black collaborators, totally unconscious of their own wretchedness despite the facts of history, spend lots of time rationalizing their own falsehoods. Their mind, in its identity with the mythical goodness of themselves, cannot, by definition comprehend reality.

Westerners are told and trained in schools that their “schooled minds” shall be a great instrument of  planetary progress. But yet that instrument refuses to act upon the reality that Haiti doesn’t need an export-led economy, wage earners as opposed to entrepreneurs, sweatshops in the information technology age, the NGO invasion, foreign investment(?), Hillary Clinton’s Monsanto hybrid seeds, Bill Clinton Foundation’s cholera insurance, the UN military acting as military proxy for the world’s one superpower to prevent dissent and deny the masses economic justice.

The minds at these schools are not trained to see the limitation of Western rationale, since few professors at Officialdom schools would get teaching positions if they taught their students about the limitations of the mind, how to elevate consciousness and see their own ego blindness and incapacity. Schooled minds are mostly taught about Western civilizations’ mythical benevolence and superiority.

Thus, we have the world and soul terrors they’ve created for over 519 years of genocide and constant Euro/US warmongering upon humankind.  (I hear New Orleans’s school privatization guru, Paul Vallas, along with the UN’s Bill Clinton are about to bring that entire Pèpè curriculum to Haiti along with Farmer’s lucrative but useless cholera vaccines and Martelly’s taxation-without-representation education reforms.)

The often-quoted prophets of old say to not fight or fear evil. This Black woman is sometimes confounded as to how to recognize evil and transform it without confronting, fighting to exterminate it. Thankfully, Janjak Desalin is my history teacher. I bow this October 2011, on the 205th anniversary of your assassination, Desalin, to the energy field you emanate. The only successfully energy field, codified in the Bwa Kayiman call, that met these vampires outrage for outrage and the only one the collective Western psyche cannot forgive or stop trying to reverse. (Bill Clinton has more power in Haiti than Haiti’s president: The Holocaust Continues .)

Are we Haitians simply not supposed to notice the stark reality that it’s not the white population, the tourists nor the UN folks who are suffering a mass loss of life due to the imported cholera germ to Haiti? But the poorest Black woman’s children, that is, the masses in Haiti?

In the October 18, AP Interview , after Paul –the god – Farmer relieves himself on Haiti’s dying cholera victims, Trenton Daniels of the AP continues in the same vein, to say, that the negligence of the UN contractor (Haitian, of course) caused the contamination of the Meye River. Just for kicks, I figure I’ll take the time and point out the Nepalese soldiers crap was leaking STRAIGHT from their toilets into the Meye River. (See the UN Final Report, May 5, 2011.)

And while I am at it, for those dying of Farmer’s UN cholera in Port au Prince right now, why not also point out that the Nepalese contingent, never quarantined or punished, continued this year to poison Haiti’s waterways as seen in these pictures and video:


Mediahacker:  MINUSTAH still continuing to foul up Haiti: Haitians Upset With UN Base Runoff into Foul-Smelling Pool .

  haiti cholera

Pictures by Gaetantguevara:  Waste water from the UN battalion is dumped right by the beach in Port Salut, Haiti.

Obviously, the UN will pull Paul Farmer out to tell the world to discount Haitian eyewitnesses and the evidence of continued UN germ poisoning going on in Haiti right now. It’s the raison d’etre for his powerful UN position as the UN is proxy for the US imperialism and godly narrative, Paul Farmer and his cohorts ultimately give their life force to uphold. And the old Dixie planter and enslavers’ negative energetic field possessing their minds keep these vultures and vampires in power, prestige and projecting humanity into this unmitigated profit-over-people-and-the-environment nightmare.

“If you have come here to help me then you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine then let us work together.” — Lila Watson

Vaccines are not Haiti’s top health priority. Clean water and sanitation is.

In the article Farmer, says to “eradicate cholera we’re going to have to vaccinate huge numbers of people. It’s going to require a massive campaign like polio.” If cholera vaccines eradicated cholera, there would not be 100,000 to 300,000 cholera cases documented annually in Bangladesh each year. Someone please send Farmer there. When did Haiti or any single place in the world have over 500,000 polio cases, similar to Haiti’s 500,000 cholera cases that were wiped out by vaccines? Was it not just last year the CDC and other such health experts, including the World Health Organization, were saying cholera vaccines are not effective and not the solution for Haiti?

Instead of advocating for something that would help make Haitians sovereign and healthy, the real answer to cholera like institutionalizing sanitation and clean water infrastructure for all, Paul Farmer proposes to distract Haiti with HIS MISSION to go raise funds for 100,000 controversial cholera vaccines at $1.85 per dose, or $3.70 per person when there are 10million Haitians in Haiti. Will these Haitians be drinking down the oral vaccines with cholera infected water, or will Farmer also import bottled water just for the momentous occasion of swallowing the two required vaccine doses, which provides 70 per cent effectiveness, last for about two years?

The last cholera wave started in 1961, 50-years ago and the Nepalese strain that’s in Haiti is the most virulent strain and part of that wave. Thus, this disease will remain in Haiti unless actions are taken immediately to stop it from being endemic. So far the UN has made no attempts at mitigating its damages. Cholera will lift up in Haiti EVERYTIME there is rain, the rainy season or no sun in Haiti, which is predictable and quantifiable. Why isn’t what Haitians want, that is, justice for the cholera victims, acknowledgement the UN brought it to Haiti, the permanent solution to stopping cholera, environmental clean up, a settlement fund for all cholera medical care and no more foreigners dumping foreign germs and contaminable diseases into Haiti, not being argued? What? Paul Farmer gets to decide what justice and Haiti health care is? And this, the temporary, ineffective cholera vaccines is Farmer’s decided prioritizing edict for Haitians?

As usual the poverty pimps are about keeping themselves in the Haiti picture, about DEPENDENCY, constant NGO profit/involvement in Haiti, poverty pimping, and disaster capitalism. They offer no sustainable solution. Farmer is not accountable to the Haitian people but to his partners and health industry in Haiti and the UN. This move he’s made in the name of Haiti cholera victims is not about institutionalizing domestic Haiti PUBLIC health care run by Haitians, financing clean water and sanitation projects.

In fact, Haiti’s last government refused cholera vaccines for good reason. But now that the Duvalierist puppet Martelly is in office, Farmer and Clinton can RULE Haiti through their UN pulpit, getting their useless cholera vaccines and cholera insurance as Haiti “relief.” Farmer, as usual, violates principle for expediency, loses power and credibility, honor and valor. (Paul Farmer, a total sell-out: Uses Haiti to sell Ineffective Cholera Vaccines ; Support a clean water program for Haiti - Photo report: Support Zili Dlo.)

At HLLN we’ve inherited the problem with foreigners “saving” us since 1806. We know what it is about – whether it's the coup d’etat instigator (ie. Fire starters who create chaos to divide and conquer and always have a need to stay in Haiti FOREVER) or the Paul Farmers of this world (the self-styled fire extinguishers who empathize with the burnt victims and try to put out the fires while building themselves to stay in Haiti FOREVER.). We say to both, out, out, out. Get out of Haiti. Take the nasty UN and the NGO invasion with you.

Ezili Dantò of HLLN
October, 2011
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“If There Is No Struggle, There Is No Progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. ” — Frederick Douglass, (1857)



The "rational" does not include all that is "the possible." --Ezili Dantò


AP Interview: Expert says Haiti has worst cholera

Associated Press, October 18, 2011,  Source: San Francisco Chronicle


(10-18) 17:49 PDT PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) –

Haiti has the highest rate of cholera in the world, according to one of the Caribbean nation’s most prominent health experts.

Dr. Paul Farmer told The Associated Press that cholera has sickened more than 450,000 people in a nation of 10 million, or nearly 5 percent of the population, and killed more than 6,000.

Farmer says cholera is also on the verge of becoming the leading cause of death by infectious disease in Haiti.

“It’s freakin’ incredible,” Farmer, one of the founders of the medical group Partners in Health and U.N. deputy special envoy to Haiti, said by telephone. “In 365 days, you go from no cases to the largest number in the world.”

That’s significantly more than the 100,000 to 300,000 cases documented annually in Bangladesh, Farmer said.

He also said that cholera is likely to become endemic in Haiti, meaning it will become “native” to the country.

“It’s going to be with us for a long time,” he said.

Farmer attributes the spread of the disease to what he describes as Haiti’s status as the “most water insecure” country in the world, which means people have insufficient access to clean water.

There were no documented cholera cases in Haiti prior to the start of the outbreak a year ago this month.

Evidence suggests that the disease inadvertently arrived in Haiti by U.N. peacekeeping troops from Nepal. Cholera then spread through Haiti’s biggest river because a Haitian contractor failed to ensure proper sanitation at the U.N. base.

Despite the spread of cholera, Farmer said it was possible to wipe out the disease by improving Haiti’s water system and sanitation. The use of education and oral vaccines is also important, he added.

“To eradicate cholera we’re going to have to vaccinate huge numbers of people,” Farmer said. “It’s going to require a massive campaign like polio.”

Forwarded by Ezili’s Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network

Bill Clinton has more power in Haiti than Haiti’s president: The Holocaust Continues -http://bit.ly/oEmeIQ
“The holocaust in Ayiti continues. The insane imperial narrative and custom of honoring rapists, murderers, torturers, degenerate pedophile maniacs, pillagers, plunderers, enslavers and poverty pimps, starting with Christopher Columbus, who set forth the most prolonged genocides and horrific terrors in recorded human history, continues today. Officialdom honors the UN and UN envoys to Haiti as “humanitarians” or “God” bringing security, stability, peace, law, Christian ethos and “Western civilization.” Too many have jobs, egos, power and prestige invested in the profit-over-people system to see that the current saviors of Haiti extend mostly the same narcissistic, cultural blindness and denials as the initial “missionaries/humanitarians” brought to Haiti in 1492.

Until the lies that bolsters the current US takeover of Haiti is as recognized as Columbus himself ought to be recognize as a cannibal, terrorist and barbarian, Haiti will continue to be an evidence that must be annihilated. A nation the “discoverers” occupying Ayiti (Haiti) today must try to eradicate, or as they euphemistically put it, “save.”

…[T]he Haitian people want the UN occupation to be over, therefore the people can’t ask the United Nations to leave without also requesting Bill Clinton, the UN Special Envoy and his UN Deputy Envoy (Paul ‘the god’ Farmer) to also get out of Haiti, take their NGO/UN tutelage, sham elections and their World Bank/IMF death plans with them.”–Ezili Dantò of HLLN, Oct. 10 2011

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Yes , yes it feeds a certain psyche to believe Africa, Native Americans had nothing until Columbus brought us "civilization." I overstand. Normally, I'd erase such a clearly idiotic and irresponsible comment. But I really think, for now at least, I am in the mood to see some stupid white people - lol, you know like that child in the movies who says "I see dead people!!" it's ok to let you look so ignorant. I will merely assume you are indeed as your name says - a nut job. Thanks for the laugh.
rw is a sworn white supremacist but I would bet the house that if they put him in charge of Haiti the people of Haiti would be far better off than under the care of a homicidal maniac like “Slick Willy”.

Columbus was not even Columbus his real name was Joan Colom Bertran of a high ranking family of sea faring Spanish nobleman. His discovery of the New World was staged. The knightly order to which Colom belonged to had been coming to the new world at least 150 years prior to his voyage and America was known to exist among learned Rabbis long before that.Colom had in his possession something called ‘Chronica X’, which was the appalling history of the Aztecs and an inventory of how much Gold they and the Inca possessed. When he met the Taino he thought he was making contact with the Aztec, one of the lost tribes of Israel, and he was out for theological retribution just like Cortez would be later (the gold didn’t hurt either). Most of the key people in Colom's crew were Jewish including an interpreter that was fluent in Chaldean, Hebrew, and Aramaic. Colom was eventually disgraced for his treatment of the Taino probably leading to this nonsensical lie school children are taught that Columbus was an Italian bartender and wool dealer that was also a 15 year old admiral in the Spanish royal navy. Colom spent the rest of his life dogging the coast of the Yucatan peninsula on the wrong side looking to make contact with the Aztec, he never did and died in disgrace. Read my next couple of posts if you want to know the real history of Americas “discovery”.
Thanks for the additional comment @Nutjob. With the gory scene of imperialist reconquest playing so repeatedly for CNN's audience glee, I wondered at your gentlemen's take on Layla Anwar article at http://arabwomanblues.blogspot.com/
Fate, Parallels and the Deity of Hell.

It's not often women such as we get to safely speak to superior white supremacy advocates and mindsets like yours Nutjob. If that is indeed true, which not having read a lot of your stuff I don't know this. But if your first comment is your actual level of knowledge I wonder, perhaps you might explain the white supremacy and innate intelligence that's here somewhere in the number one world superpower, ruling and putting order, humanity, justice and peace, in all this gruesome destruction, it seems, of the planet.

Jack, thanks for stopping by with a comment. Be well, both of you.