Django, white saviors, false benevolence, third anniversary of Haiti quake: Media Portrayal Problematic
Go HERE to read the entire post. Some excerpts:
"The genocide in Haiti and in Africa, is being conducted by...otherwise average, normal, well-intentioned, nice, loving white people. In the context of the Django Unchained movie...Quentin Tarantino made the movie on slavery fun for white folks to watch and fun for Black establishment folks to watch because they don't relate to the monsters portrayed in the movie. Disassociating allows for the anarchic humor of the gallows, for the public to accept cheap trashy thrills and gratuitous violence that wasn't about ending the US system of slavery...Is it such a wonder that in the time of the Obama presidency that Hollywood feels comfortable making a fun movie about slavery -- a time when Liberals or the Left eschew tension, sacrifice and real agitation for justice to make as many convenient alliances as they please with the far right and the Wall Street corporatocracy..."
"Everyone who has been following Ezili Dantò’s work KNOWS that international monies were never MEANT to help Haiti’s domestic economy, growth or reconstruction. Yet, these repugnant folks write on and on about what aid has not done in Haiti. As if it was SUPPOSED to have lifted up Haiti’s domestic economy and African-centered community development. The subtext is that Haiti, that perennially failed state of uncivilized savages, can’t absorb the white settlers’ epic generosity and compassion.
In the interviews, I could not give legitimacy after a while by answering the same old narrative: What happened to the aid monies sent to Haiti.
Hello? Most of it never left Washington, Paris or Toronto...Let us repeat the ONLY sustainable and direct aid to Haiti, that has no anti-democratic strings attached, is the $2.5 billion yearly in diaspora remittances. Haiti doesn’t need false charity or the cannibalistic, imperialistic North’s false benevolence. Haitians do not need US-style development. Haitians need for Haiti to be free."Go HERE to read the entire post.