America’s 200 Year Secret War in Haiti Reflects The Inhumane Treatment and Heartless Immigration Policies pt 1
We Must Eradicate Destroy The Colonial Agreement,
The Haitian-American Treaty of 1915
Frederick Douglass once said at the Chicago World Fair 1893, “Haiti is Black, and we have not yet forgiven Haiti for being Black.” Is it too much to ask for fair treatment in the Land of the Free? The United States of America gave over 100,000 Afghans a free flight halfway across the world but shut the doors to Haitians, the African diaspora less than two thousand miles away. Both groups ran for their lives escaping the lawlessness of their country. Cool. Both are seeking asylum, a new life in America. However, their skin colors are different. The entire free world should be in outrage at what’s happening to Haitians at the Texas border and in Haiti. The pain and suffering of our people in Haiti and America is unfathomable. To add insult to injury, the crossing of eleven countries included wives being swept away by the wild rivers of South America, young children being sexually assaulted by scoundrels lurking behind bushes, and babies born and nurtured under the Texas Del Rio international bridge on dirt and rocks resting on top of a shirt and pieces of a cardboard box.
Where is the compassion for human life Mr. American President Biden?
Nevertheless, it’s safe to say the US doesn’t have interests in having Haitians in the country. So why doesn’t Haiti seek partnerships with other countries or superpowers in the eastern part of the world? Its called the Haitian-American Treaty of 1915, Monroe Doctrine, and FDR’s Big Stick Policy. These three US international policies on the books legally colonized Haiti without us even knowing it. The perilous situation of Haiti losing its luster[E1], power, and sovereignty it once exhibited in the late 18th century as the richest country in the world—the powers that be has made the imagery of Haiti as the poorest. The tiny island is the only country in world history to have a successful slave revolt that created its own republic. The African population fought back to regain their freedom stolen by the French, supported by several of the early US presidents—who claimed ownership of over a thousand oppressed enslaved Africans themselves.
A Haitian woman in Reynosa, Mexico told the Rio Grande Valley Monitor that her goal was to arrive in Ciudad Acuña, more than 300 miles away—and that she wasn’t even aware that Reynosa was on the border. The question is, why does America still view Haitians as non-human, disposable property, 3/5ths of a person, or just simply cargo with the same disdain eyes as members of the Union South of the Confederate Army? Today is October 8, 2021, “where is the compassion for human life, Mr. President Biden?” No wonder he’s being called Jim Crow Joe—look at his actions and inactions on critical racial issues. Will Biden and his administration stand up and do what is fair and right? Or will he continue the racist path of his predecessors, such as Trump’s cruel Title 42 immigration policy using COVID-19 as an excuse to deport Haitians? Clearly, they’re distraught people seeking asylum from the death threats, extreme violence, and food scarcity in Haiti to The Land Of The Free. As Joe aka Jim Crow Joe continues to lose support from US citizens and Congress, his leadership skills prove to be below average.
Heartless History Between The Haitian & American Governments
The relationship between Haiti and America goes back to the antebellum days of the first and third US presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Truth be told, the US has had it in for Haiti since the small island destroyed the smooth transaction of the blood money between European imperialist governments. For over 200 years, history shows us that America has had a secret war in Haiti, meddling in their economics, politics, and army. Actually, the US marine invasion of Haiti was the catalyst for the Haitian-American Treaty of 1915— Haiti’s kryptonic and must be dismantled. This cruel treaty gave the US complete control to do whatever they wanted to do on the island, whenever they want. Ladies and gentlemen, we must do away with this treaty if Haiti is to get America’s foot off of our necks, which we can clearly see from the handpicked puppet presidents placed in power, backed by the US to look out for American business interests. Case in point, Emperor Jean Jacques Dessalines wrote into the Haitian Constitution in 1805 (originally written by General Toussaint Louverture in 1801—the first true Declaration of Independence in the western hemisphere) that no foreigners can own land in Haiti, in the fear of foreigners gaining control over the island again, placing them back into the hell of slavery. President Woodrow Wilson (28th US president) and the U.S. Government also forced the election with their new pro-American Haitian President, Philippe Sudré Dartiguenave (first US puppet president of many all the way up to Joivel Moise, who was assassinated on July 7, 2021), by the Haitian legislature in August 1915.
The president selection that did not represent the choice of the Haitian populace increased unrest in Haiti. In 1914, the Wilson administration sent U.S. Marines aka pirates into Haiti to plunder 500,000 gold francs from the Haitian National Bank in December of 1914 for safe-keeping in New York, thus giving the United States control of the bank. These two terroristic acts by the United States secured the failure of the Haitian state to this day. [500,000 gold francs in the 1900s is equivalent to roughly $13,000,000 in 2021. With proper planning, that’s more than enough for Haiti to build and fund necessary schools, entrepreneurial programs, hospitals, mental health programs, recreational centers, science programs, etc.] Indeed, it’s a miracle that Haiti was able to survive as a country all this time. All hope is not lost even when we were detained at Chrome or Guantomo and brought back to Haiti decades ago at sea or on the shores.
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CALL TO ACTION
Call the White House To Stop Deportations: 202-224-3121. I called several times and was directed to senior United States senator from Atlanta, Thomas Jonathan Ossoff, who’s been in office since 2021. All I could do is leave a message asking him to Stop Deporations.
Support Our Efforts in Giving Back To Haiti, especially the Children: Courage To Believe International, a nonprofit youth mentoring organization, supporting the children of Haiti, Florida, Atlanta since 2010.
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Article written by:
King Kevin Dorival, African-Haitian, author, filmmaker, and activist for my people.
- Congressional Black Caucus members rail against treatment of Haitians at US-Mexico border
2. US Immigration Paths Vary for Afghan Evacuees https://www.voanews.com/a/us-immigration-status-varies-for-afghan-evacuees/6253955.html
3. Fredrick Douglass Speech on Haiti
2010 Haiti earthquake