Stop Celebrating Racism, Torture, Rape, Stop Celebrating Christopher Columbus
Haiti was the first place in the Americas that Christopher Columbus began his slave trade. Cacique King Caonabo of Haiti was the first native Haitian ruler to resist European barbarity, enslavement and atrocities in the Western Hemisphere. Haiti is also the first to stop slavery in the Americas.
Caonabo destroyed Christopher Columbus’ Fort La Navidad. In that same spirit, 300 years later, the African warriors in Haiti would add to Cacique Caonabo’s long trail of tears by bringing the world a higher morality, by forcibly beating, in combat, the colonialists and genocidaires.
Christopher Columbus enslaved Caonabo and the Haitians in Haiti “in the name of the Holy Trinity.” He spent his entire wretched life, raping, beating and as he said, making “all the slaves that can be sold.”
Afrikans are the original peoples on planet earth including the Americas. The Black Caracols, Guanini and Arguaho are some of the many ancient Afrikans of Haiti before European colonization and the MAAFA. (See, Haytian Annals at The American Nations By Constantine Samuel Rafinesque.) In addition, Blacks from the continent of Afrika were sailing to the Americas long before Columbus decided he’d “discovered” the Americas. The Chinese and Vikings also traveled to the Americas before Columbus. But Columbus never set foot on the land mass now called the “United States.”
Yet, the United States glorifies the historical lie of “discovery” as well as Columbus’ outright imperialism, rape, racism and torture every second Monday in October by celebrating Christopher Columbus day.
Columbus himself reported that when he reached Haiti, the natives of the Island of Ayiti (colonially-named “Hispaniola/Little Spain”) — today`s Haiti and Dominican Republic — told him that Black-skinned people came from the south and southeast to trade in gold-tipped metal (guanee) spears. The gold-tipped spears that Columbus found in Haiti and sent back to Spain for analysis were found to be identical with those made on Africa’s Guinea Coast.
“There was one Black tribe known as The Caribs described as dark-skinned warriors with a very characteristic hairdo: on one side of their head their hair streamed down in long braids whereas on the opposite side it was shaven clean.. It is quite interesting that the word Caribbean itself is derived from the name of these Black tribes living in the new world, long before Columbus was even conceived in is mother’s womb.” — Haiti Once Again By J. R. Gelin, P 12-13.
The Olmecs populated the territory called Mexico before the Mayans. Mexican historian, Riva-Palacio, writes:
“It is indisputable that in very ancient times the Negro race occupied our territory (Mexico). The Mexicans recall a Negro god, Ixtilton, which means ‘black face’.”
When Caonabo was captured, chained, then put on a ship to be paraded in Spain as a slave for the pleasure of the Europeans, his warrior wife, Cacique Queen Anacaona of Haiti, took up arms and continued the resistance against the European terrorists. Cacique King Caonabo of the great Maguana territory of Haiti would die a tortured death aboard a Spanish slave ship.
In the name of all the fallen Taino-Ayisyen, we the descendants of the Afrikan-Ayisyen, who avenged this genocide with the great Haiti revolution, say we reject absolutely and eternally any and all national celebrations of the murderers of the Taino-Ayisyen and Afrikan-Ayisyen. It’s repugnant and callous to worship and admire the founders of chattel slavery in the Western Hemisphere.
Anacaona and all the Amerindians in the Western Hemisphere grieve with us that the powers-that-be are still allowed to celebrate and memorialize the terrorist named Christopher Columbus and his brutal assassins.
But echoing the words of the famous poet, Maya Angelou, today the mountains, rocks and stones of old Haiti shout to us Haitians:
“I am yours–your Passages have been paid.”
That thunderous roar lifts up our Black faces, faces wrenched in pain with every footstep that white supremacy, its fake white saviors, fake charity workers, UN soldiers and the multinational colonial occupiers put on our soil.
Ago, ago, we hear Caonabo, Bohechío, Anacaona, Guarionex and the legendary Haiti warrior, Hatuey.
Hatuey, born in Ayiti, fought off the European terrorists and when he saw he couldn’t succeed left with a warrior party of four hundred canoes to warn the Tainos in Cuba.
He would eventually be captured by the European invaders and burnt at the stake. Murdered, like the beautiful Queen Anacaona by immoral humans the Tainos had given shelter and generous hospitality to.
Haiti is the only country in the Americas to take back the pre-colonial name of their territory. Today’s conscious Haitians (in Kreyòl pronounced, “Ayisyen”) are the remaining Ayisyen people who call forth and answer in the names the Tainos called themselves. Every time someone says the word “Haiti (Ayiti)” or “Haitian (Ayisyen),” the spirit of a culture and people destroyed by the imperialists is remolded. Haiti’s resistance to the despots, is why today, there’s a multinational alliance, destroying and assimilating Ayiti, or in US-Euro terminology, “opening Haiti up for business.”
We are Anacaona’s Ayiti and do not celebrate or memorialize the genocidal rampages of the white settlers and colonists against King Caonabo, Queen Anacaona or her brother Cacique King Bohechio who ruled the Southern Haiti territory of Jaragua, their children and all the indigenous peoples of the Americas brutally executed, enslaved and destroyed by the Christopher Columbus invaders.
Before Hatuey’s execution at the stake, the Europeans explained to Cacique Hatuey that if he agreed to be baptized before his death, he would be cleansed from all sins against God. Hatuey asked the priest to tell him where he would go if he didn’t get baptized before they burned him alive. The European said, “hell”. Hatuey asked, “where do the baptized Christians go?” The priest said “heaven.” So the great Hatuey told the European terrorist:
‘If the Spaniards will go to Heaven, then I certainly do not wish to go there! So, do not baptize me, I’d rather go to Hell!’– Hatuey
We call on that Haiti spirit.
That spirit says NO to celebrating the mass murderer, rapist, terrorist and pedophile named, Christopher Columbus.
That Haiti spirit says NO to the current US occupation behind UN mercenary guns, poverty pimping NGOs and illegitimate elections.
That Haiti spirit says NO to the US-Euro “soldiers,” and “charity” workers that are the pedophiles, rapists, resource pillagers and quake-fund thieves importing the same pain to Haiti that Christopher Columbus metered out to Anacaona and Caonabo’s family.
The Haiti resistance to imperialism, racism, forced assimilation and financial colonialism lifts up the strength of Hatuey, of Desalin and the mother goddesses worshiped in each of the five territories of Ayiti (Haiti) before the genocidal invasions by the European pillagers (1492 to present).
The mountains, rocks and stones of the Taino-Ayisyen still hold Ayiti upright, cemented with the blood of 250,000 Afrikan-Ayisyen warriors who gave up their lives in the Haiti Revolution so Ayiti (Haiti) would be free. Their blood courses life through our veins. They’re the stone, the rock, the organic earth‘s cosmic dust that’s reborn in our flesh. We are Hatuey, who told the Spaniards when they tried to forcefully covert him to Christianity while burning him at the stake for leading a revolt against their endless greed and atrocities, he’d rather go to hell than be anywhere near them.
Ago, ago – the Haiti resistance to imperialism, racism, forced assimilation and financial colonialism, take this darkm second Monday in October, when the United States celebrates the terrorist Christopher Columbus, to feel the Ancestral energies in the rock, stone, tree, and the soil beneath our feet. To raise up the spirit of Cacique King Caonabo who rule the Maguana territory in Haiti. His Queen Anacaona. Her brother Cacique Bohechío and the great Hatuey.
Just as the Thanksgiving Holiday is not celebrated by us neither is the Columbus Day or any sort of Bartholomew De Las Casas day. We make these times our international days to study the lives, histories of our Ancestors, to pour libation in their names and to light candles in remembrance of all the indigenous peoples murdered – their descendants still oppressed, marginalized today, all over the Western Hemisphere by white supremacy.
Today is Indigenous Peoples Day, a National Day of Mourning, a day to reMEMBER all the Taino-Arawak of each of the five old political units that made up Ayiti: Jaragua, Maguana, Marién, Maguá and Higüey. A day to face the circumstances behind their extermination, to recall the Afrikan in the Americas before Columbus and why Desalin called us “Ayisyen.”
In the book A People’s History of the United States- 1492 to presents, U.S. historian Howard Zinn, wrote of Christopher Columbus and his murderous crew in Haiti:
“They found no gold fields, but had to fill up the ships returning to Spain with some kind of dividend. In the year 1495, they went on a great slave raid, rounded up fifteen hundred Arawak men, women, and children, put them in pens guarded by Spaniards and dogs, then picked the five hundred best specimens to load onto ships. Of those five hundred, two hundred died en route. The rest arrived alive in Spain and were put up for sale by the archdeacon of the town.”
Speaking on the same travesty in the United States, Martin Luther King, Jr., once wrote:
“Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it. Our children are still taught to respect the violence which reduced a red-skinned people of an earlier culture into a few fragmented groups herded into impoverished reservations.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
After the conquest of Haiti by the Spanish, Cacique Hatuey of Haiti and his troops fled to Cuba.
Cacique Hatuey told the Cubans about the persecutions, brutality and atrocities he and his followers had escaped in Haiti. He warned the natives there that the Europeans would always break their commitments, had no morality or honesty and were murderers who valued gold, slavery and forceful rape above human life and dignity. The Cubans Arawak community could not believe him. They looked human even if one discerned their smiling faces hid odious evil and lies. Such deceptiveness and barbarity did not seem credible to the more ancient humans. Perhaps in the same way, the world’s masses cannot see what’s made-invisible by the corporate media in Haiti today. Cannot see what the Free Haiti Movement and the Ezili Network says about the Obama Administration, the current US occupation, resource wars, UN rapists, NGO missionaries and their quiet genocide in Haiti? Won’t see the diseases and wreckage the Euro-US arrivals always wrought on indigenous peoples they say they’re bringing “civilization,” “development,” or “democracy” to?
The world needs new heroes. Not the current so-called “humanitarians” covering-up genocide with their narcissistic imperial braying about ending poverty and bringing health care to the impoverished ala their spiritual heroes, Christopher Columbus and Cecil Rhodes.
Though Hatuey and Desalin‘s executions, Martin and Malcom’s executions, warn us. Though the structural white backlashes each century’s efforts produces, seems to reduce revolts against the legalized profit-over-people system into a vain and futile task. The disparate but global struggle against white dominance of the insatiable one percenters and for human rights for all, moves forward. Free Haitians, carriers of Desalin’s Three Ideals, who are being disemboweled and mutilated by today’s US occupation of Haiti that’s outsourced to UN guns and the charitable industrial complex, asks the world three questions and plant three seeds for a more just New World. For Queen-mother Anacaona’s liberty for all.
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Blacks are the ORIGINAL peoples on planet earth, not “ab” original but ORIGINAL and that includes original to the Americas.—Vodun the Light and Beauty of Haiti and Haiti Forum 2009 by Èzili Dantò of the Free Haiti Movement ; Before Columbus: How Africans Brought Civilization to America By Garikai Chengu – http://bit.ly/11czaK5; The Battle For The Americas Mansa Abubakari II – 181 Years Before Columbus and Columbus and the Indians By Howard Zinn
Pyramid structures older than pyramids of Egypt found beneath Cuban waters: the connections all the way to the caves at Yucatan Peninsula through the caves of Haiti? Haiti’s unwritten history.
Pyramid structures older than pyramids of Egypt found beneath Cuban waters / Sonar images of Pyramids in Cuba’s sunken city off the coast of the Guanahacabibes peninsula, dating back possibly 50,000 years ago? These pyramid structures if confirmed would have been built before the great pyramids of Egypt.. — Cuban Underwater City.
BBC: December 7, 2001 / ‘Lost city’ found beneath Cuban waters
Photo album: Free Haiti Movement at the Million Man March
Justice or Else! – Million Man March 20th Anniversary – October 10, 2015
U.S Biological Warfare? What’s going on at the Center for Disease control? What did NOI Western Regional Minister Tony Muhammad say that Bobby Kennedy told him about the CDC genetically modifying vaccines to hurt Black boys? Were we listening people- at 3:07:22?
The Three Ideals of Janjak Desalin (Jean Jacques Dessalines), Haiti’s founding father
A Janjak Desalin Sept 20th to Oct 17th Free Haiti Movement posting
1. Dessalines ideal #1 -All Haitians shall be known only by the generic appellation of Blacks (1805 Constitution) ; -Black is the color of liberty, self-defense is a human right. Live free or die.
Ideal 2=What Ayiti calls forth?
2. Dessalines ideal #2 – What’s in a name?
“Ayiti” is the Taino name for the Island freed by Janjak Desalin’s (Jean Jacques Dessalines) people. The word Ayi in the Fon African language means “earth.” The word Ayiti is both Amerindian and African and means old sacred highland or sacred homeland. Besides “Ayiti”, the Taino Ayisyen also referred to the island as Kiskeya (“mother of the earth”) and Bohio (“home”). But Ayiti was the more widely used name, meaning an ancient and sacred soil/land/earth, a sacred highland or hallowed ground. The amalgamated African tribes became “Ayisyen” in Ayiti, thereby honoring Africa’s strengths and the spirit of the fallen Taino Ayisyen.”
3. Dessalines ideal #3 – Haiti shall be a Black ruled Independent nation NOT a Black rule Euro or US colony. Dessalines v. Toussaint (Black ruled Independent Nation vs. Black ruled French Colony, with Black overseers/feudal lords governing for the colonist/imperialist. (Compare, Dessalines’ 1805 Independence Constitution and Toussaint’s 1801 Colonial, Catholic and Eurocentric Constitution.
Toussaint’s paradigm reigns supreme in occupied Haiti, the colonized Caribbean, Africa and colonized Asia, et al. Haiti freedom fighters continue to battle to bring Desalin’s ideal #3 into application. #StoptheHumanitarians!