I pay this price for you: Haiti is open for business

I pay this price for you: Haiti is open for business

I pay this price for you and because of you.

They keep me in this cage to scare you. But you don’t see Haiti is paying for the world’s freedom. No one wants to see. I pay this price for you and because of you.

Homeless quake victims get evicted in the hurricane season while the Bush-Clinton fund builds a new $29 million shelter for Westerners with donation dollars to help quake victims.

Once a vagabond always a vagabond vagabon toujou vagabon, “bourik Sendomeng te mèt abiye. Kou midi sonnen, lap tonbe ranni.” It’s their nature. Fòk li ranni.

I pay this price for you and because of you.

They’re open for business on top of our decomposed dead bodies, on top of our crushed bones, on top of our intense grief.

Open for business on top of our ground water contaminated by their diseased feces.

They’ve made so much money.

16-months later they still haven’t stop counting collected donation profits, anticipating more huge returns. Panting, salivating for more Haiti crisis, more cholera outbreaks, more back-to-back hurricanes, more calculated or imposed Haiti instability, more such business opportunities.

They’ve even calculated how much they’ll make pushing our decomposed dead bodies around to sell the grieving, Clorox hungry, walking dead Haitians – still living under hurricane-soaked tarps – more of their aquatabs, antibiotics, foreign vitamins, bottled water, nitrate-laced fertilizers and Monsanto hybrid seeds. Open for business building an oasis on top of an open grave, investing in remains. Happiness rings loud laughter at the World Bank, totally orgasmic at the IMF. Rwanda-Clinton says Haiti is open for business, now.

The profit-over-people colonists and Duvalierists ruling occupied Haiti say, Haiti is “open for business,” ignoring disenfranchisement, ignoring the ravages of UN-imported-cholera and the pillage of donation dollars for the quake victims.


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Homeless quake victims get evicted in the hurricane season, while the Bush-Clinton fund builds a new US $29 million shelter for Westerners with donation dollars to help quake victims. Photo Source: Caricom News Network

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(See also:Ezili Dantò on the election of Michel Martelly; Beating back the elite’s rabid rage; Seismic shifts and Avatar Haiti)

Duvalier’s Chalan is back, not to clean up the streets by arresting the barefoot poor but to evict the homeless quake victims.

The Miami Herald wrote about the evictions of Haitian quake victims during hurricane season. Reported that “this is the work of animals… This is the worst kind of humiliation someone can experience. They chose to do this at the start of the hurricane season. This is abuse… What they are doing is not helping poor people. But we have no voice, no means to buy justice.”

Miami Herald said “Martelly sought to distance himself from the evictions, saying while he has prioritized the closing of six camps as part of his 100-day plan, evicting people without notice is not part of his strategy.”

Once a vagabond always a vagabond vagabon toujou vagabon, “bourik Sendomeng te mèt abiye. Kou midi sonnen, lap tonbe ranni.” It’s their nature. Fòk li ranni.

I pay this price for you and because of you.

The US Congress person said, “During President Martelly’s visit to the United States, we were all encouraged by his assertion that Haiti will face a new day — a new beginning.”

Encouraged by what? It’s still winter in America.

Once a vagabond always a vagabond vagabon toujou vagabon, “bourik Sendomeng te mèt abiye. Kou midi sonnen, lap tonbe ranni.” It’s their nature. Fòk li ranni.

I pay this price for you and because of you.

Meanwhile, the U.N. mission in Haiti said it is investigating the forced evictions on grounds that they violate international humanitarian law and human rights.

For whose amusement is the UN making this declaration? Where’s the UN investigation, promised years ago, on the UN soldier’s rape and sexual abuse of Haiti women and children, of the UN slaughters for seven years in Haiti, for gunning down an unarmed mourner at Father Jean Juste’s funeral? Didn’t these also violate international humanitarian law and human rights? Is the UN investigating the eviction of quake victims like they’re investigating themselves for importing cholera?

Once a vagabond always a vagabond vagabon toujou vagabon, “bourik Sendomeng te mèt abiye. Kou midi sonnen, lap tonbe ranni.” It’s their nature. Fòk li ranni.

I pay this price for you and because of you.

Duvalier’s Chalan is back to evict the poor quake victims, build an oasis for Westerners in Haiti, like they have in Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic.

I pay this price for you and because of you. Alone, Haiti the rebel, with bare bleeding hands, broke its chains and got rid of Euro narcissism. But you’re so comfortable with it, so blinded by it, encouraged by it, immersed in it, you don’t see the “open-for-business” fear of me. My economic freedom, when it comes will make most of the enchained world suddenly wonder why they’re on bended knees to the bankers and tiny world oligarchs. I pay the price for you. An example must be made out of me to scare you into accepting this building an “oasis” on top of decomposed dead bodies and genocide is normal. To accept masturbating on the wretched workers’ pain and suffering is progress – the way of light, liberty and beauty.

I die a thousand deaths to psyche out the rest of neocolonial Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean into remaining in their chains, bending knee to Euro/US potentates. Otherwise they’ll end up like Haiti.

I pay this unendurable price because you refuse to see the constant morphing, rebranding of the same old planter mindset, same ‘ol wine in new bottles or with new labels. It’s still winter in America.

Vagabon toujou vagabon. Bourik Sendomeng te mèt abiye. Kou midi sonnen, lap tonbe ranni. It’s their nature.

Fòk li ranni.

Ezili Dantò of HLLN,
May 2011

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Ain’t No Such Thing As A Superman by Gil Scott Heron

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Honoring Gil Scott Heron:
Great  Revolutionary Poet Who Passed -In time frame of writing: I Pay This Price for You

Note: This intro originally was at the top of this post

INTRO: A Salute to a Revolutionary Poet and Culture Artist

ReMEMBERing the one, the immortal, the legendary – Gil Scott Heron! RIP Gil, RIP.

Blast it ya’ll. He did what great artist do, captured his times. Midnight music, re-MEMBERing Gil Scott Heron – See our favorites here.
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This is the Gil piece I’m listening to right now as I type out this post. Once again, three snaps for all times for Gil Scott HERON! The soul jazz swing, midnight music of Gil Scott Heron in we almost lost Detroit” calms you to endure the glaring reality that it’s still “winter in America.” All of us who have been inspired by Gil Scott Heron saw him “go to pieces.” The ravages of life tore him apart. But the soul message he embodied never faltered, lives on. Gil the genius, the legend, defined the midnight, “first day” music, for that first day yet unborn.

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(You may appreciate Mos Def re-mix of Gil Scott’s New York is Killing Me – listen below. Also, this birthplacemag.com link to 17-track mixtape is a free download, and is a fitting tribute to the one, the immortal Gil Scott Heron. Enjoy. Download/Listen: Cookin Soul Presents: The Revolution Is Being Televised – A Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron.)

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2 thoughts on “I pay this price for you: Haiti is open for business

  1. I love you and everything you stand for. I hope one day to take part in creating a better Haiti. Although my posts may seem I am not aware, I am totally aware. I go through my own personal struggles with this situation but I am being positive. Peace and Love.

    Like

  2. Danto,
    I have received your e-mail quite often, I learned and I continue to learn about you. I want to tell you How much I appreciate what you have done for all us HAITIANS.
    pgn

    Like

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