The Global Community + Haiti
01/25/2010, 1:24 am
Filed under: inspiration archives, subvHERsive, worldwild

Thought I’d share this essay from Immortal Technique (from Davey D‘s website), on Haiti’s history and present day context.  It synthesizes the history and offers some interesting analysis – really worth the full read.  What a line:

“The mythology of racial superiority began to take the shape of an ancient death mask from classical antiquity.”

Case #19098 of why we must be above black vs. brown hate:
“They (the French) created virtual new age “foederati” for their designs by ripping a subsection out of the very people they sought to subjugate. In return for cooperation, the French promised the desperate “Mulattos” more rights and more privileges in what they painted as a new Saint Domingue.”

I shouldn’t take quotes out of context for that might misrepresent.  Read the whole thing. But first, a meditation on non-violent vs. violent resistance:

“As a matter of fact, if Ghandi’s tactics had been used in the American Revolution, wouldn’t he have been lying in a ditch in Virginia some 234 years ago? Without the purchased attention of a global media outlet is shaming the world even possible? And even if we managed to procure one, how could a profit margin be replaced by a soul, when that’s the one thing that a multi-national news corporation will never have?…

…I believe a balance is always necessary, and that might never makes right. It just makes right now.

Then, peep this these 360 degree views of Port-Au-Prince.  Voyeuristic madness.


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