The January 12, 2010 earthquake that killed more than 150,000 of Haiti’s beloved people unmasked some sinister secrets that most in the West have known for years. The earthquake revealed that Haiti has oil reserves the size of Venezuela’s or larger. Moreover, Haiti also has gigantic resources of Gold and Minerals like Iridium. For many years the world community has labeled Haiti the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere at the time suppressing the news of its wealth. Countries and individuals who have worked in ways to prohibited Haiti from using its natural resources to promote sustainable economic development benefiting the Haitian people have, in many ways, violated the spirit of United Resolution 1803, 3171, and 3201.
Facts About Haiti’s Natural Resource Wealth:
1) Scientists Daniel and Ginette Mathurin indicated that under Haitian soil, “it is rich in oil and fuel fossil which were collected by Haitian and foreign experts. We have identified 20 sites Oil, launches Daniel Mathurin stating that five of them are considered very important by practitioners and policies.”
2) “The Central Plateau, including the region of Thomond, the plain of the cul-de-sac and the bay of Port-au-Prince are filled with oil,” he said. Adding that “Haiti’s oil reserves are larger than those of Venezuela; an Olympic pool compared to a glass of water that is the comparison to show the importance of oil Haitian compared to those of Venezuela,” he explains.
All Haitians must realize once and for all, that their glorious nation in the Caribbean is not poor, but very wealthy. The proof is as close as your computer and the internet. It is time for Haitians in the diaspora all over the world, many forced to leave their country, many under the Duvalier imposed fear of death, to work in unison with majority of those in country to ensure that Haiti’s natural resources are used to lift up its mighty people that have suffered far too long. Haitians suffered many years under French rule and after the revolution, they suffered under the rule of foreign appointed and/or endorsed dictators that showed the people no mercy, no respect and no love.
Haitian people must not see the glass as half-empty; contrarily, their glass is truly half-full and growing fuller all the time. Additionally, Haitians have every right to stand tall and be proud of its historical past. The Haitian Revolution, which lasted from (1791–1804), was the only slave revolt which led to the founding of a new nation. Haitian and people of African descent all over the world should be very proud of our brother and sisters on this small Caribbean island nation for achieving a monumental triumph over a powerful oppressor.
Most people throughout the world have no idea about one of the most disturbing twist in the aftermath of Haitian revolution; that being, Haiti was forced, by France and its Western allies, to pay massive reparations to French’s slaveholders in order to receive French recognition and end the nation’s political and economic isolation. What a concept, the oppressed forced to pay the oppressor. These payments set back Haiti’s economic development for generations.
Fact: African-Americans and our brothers and sisters throughout the Caribbean Islands are still fighting for reparations for the enslavement, stolen labor, and brutal mistreatment of our forefathers and mothers in the Americas.
The French, like most colonial powers, whom were democratically ruled at home, had no desire to see free Haitian/African people living and enjoying democracy for themselves. Just as they did in Africa, the French established a system of minority rule while maintaining a state of illiteracy and poverty for the majority of the Haitians. Colonial powers used minorities as allies in their efforts to find economical ways to exert continued imperial control. Light supremacy, a system of minority rule, generally by countrymen/women of mix race, guarantees the development of an illegitimate apartheid situation.
Jean-Claude Duvalier and many of the elite in Haiti is a prisoner of light supremacy (individuals of mixed ancestry). This Haitian problem mirrors Africa’s problem, South America, and many other parts of the world. Globally, Melanin-Rich people must understand the origin of light supremacy assumed leadership and put an end to these kinds of morally forbidden systems. Africa, Haiti and other marginalized majorities populations must take their rightful place ruling their societies as they did during the origin of mankind.
The final chapter for Haiti is to clean itself of the final vestige of the psychological effects of the European-French rule. It is a stench that still remains in the minds of many of the elites that still participate in the continued in their disproportionate rule of Haiti. When the Haitians took their freedom from France, physical independence was instantly achieved; however, like most of Africa today, the Haitian people suffered from lasting effects of colonial rule and it still affects its people today. This too will end and end soon!
A very sick part of the French rule has returned to Haiti on January 16, 2011 in the form of the murderous Jean-Claude Duvalier. He unexpectedly returned a year after the 2010 Haiti earthquake to pick the remaining bones of the Haitian people. Different from former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide brutal kidnapping, Duvalier lived lavishly in French for two decades in self-imposed exile. Duvalier, like many of Haiti’s elite, identified more with the French colonists than the Haitians. President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was punished by western governments and their Haitian collaborators for simply loving his people.
One of the most atrocious actions of Jean-Claude Duvalier during his 15-year presidency, besides selling Haitian cadavers to foreign medical schools, was his participation in the cover-up regarding Haiti’s resource wealth. It is well known that Jean-Claude Duvalier had verified the existence of a major oilfield in the Bay of Port-au-Prince shortly before his downfall. He is guilty for the continued misery, hardship, and impoverishment of the Haitians; hence, he is responsible for many more lost lives.
Revenue from oil profits will vastly enhanced the lives of all Haitians and quickens the economic development of the nation. He must be punished severely for the multitude of atrocities he committed against his own people. Duvalier’s actions are no less inhuman, sadistic and/or reprehensible than those of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein. Saddam used chemical weapons to kill his own people as well as thousands of Iranians.
Duvalier used designer poverty to kill thousands of his own people and negatively affected the health of thousands more while he maintained continued support of Prime Ministers and Presidents from around the world. Duvalier did his dastardly deeds without any signs of remorse or regret and the Haitian legal system must punish him to the full letter of the law.
In closing, let us be clear, Haiti’s natural resources belong to the Haitian people period! Haiti’s diamonds and gold, natural gas and oil reserves could dramatically accelerate Haiti’s economic recovery and enable the Haitian People to become self-sufficient and self-reliance. It would enable Haiti leaders to push for economy independence through trade and industry rather than promised handouts!
U.N. Resolutions 1803, 3171, and 3201 provide Haiti, Africans and all other states permanent full title and ownership over their natural resources.
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