The Truth on Who’s Legally Exploiting Haiti’s Resource Rich Land and Haitian People Part 1 of 2
Up until 1986, Haiti was 100% independent and imported grain of rice. But it now imports nearly 100% of all of its food and products from America, according to USDA.gov. The chronic diseases and protests in Haiti are all signs of political and social dysfunction. Truth is, there are several components to the Haitian story that the media usually ignores and barely talk about are the reasons why Haiti is the way it is, and has been so for the past two centuries. The paradise island of Haiti has all the necessary natural resources to blow any and all Caribbean islands out the water in production, agriculture, and willpower as it once was known as “ The Pearl of the Antilles,” the richest colony in the world. In pure size, Haiti has nearly 11 million people, which is bigger than all the other Caribbean islands population put together.
The difference between Haiti and other paradise islands is that none of them has had as many punitive embargoes as Haiti. Since the inception of Haiti spreading its wings to the world, the United States of America imposed a 60 year embargo to isolate the courageous Africans for fighting for their freedom; This embargo was enforced by the bloodsucking leaders in the “Land of the Free” and at the “City of Love.” It wasn’t until July 12, 1862, the dawn of the American Civil War that President Abraham Lincoln decided to recognize Haiti as a sovereign nation, since slavery was being abolished around the world.
Southern plantation owners, fearful of revolts from their own slaves, worked to prevent their slaves from learning of the Haitian Revolution. The politicians, feared the massive slave uprisings on their plantations, also pressured the United States government to refuse to recognize Haitian independence, which it did until 1862, after Southern states seceded from the Union.
Could you imagine fighting and miraculously winning your freedom against all odds, only to be put back into slavery? The very thing your ancestors fought tooth and nail, gun and sword, for to avoid. However, the European powers evolved in their level of treachery by exchanging the slave chains for economic slavery, which was something much stronger with devastating long-term effects.
Furthermore, not only did Haiti get forced back into slavery, they got other Haitians of lighter color (mulattoes) to be the oppressor—ingredients for a perfect storm, colorism and neocolonialism. To make matters worse, back in 2016, the African Union rejected Haiti from joining the prestigious group of top African leaders. Despite the fact that over 90% of the population descended from the motherland before they were forced into the Transatlantic Slave trade that kidnapped nearly 100 million Africans to the Western Hemisphere. France colonized several Caribbean islands, but Hispaniola (Haiti) reigned supreme in supplying 50% of the world’s sugar and 60% of coffee in the late 18th century; these funds built the Eiffel Tower in Paris, textile industry, and several coastal towns in France (prominent cities such as Bordeaux and Nantes, both dispatching ships that transported over 130,000 enslaved Africans. The fancy wine tasting city of Bordeaux also had human zoos, currently has 22 streets named after slave owners, a statue hidden in a garden of General Toussaint Louverture, and of a Haitian woman called Modeste Testas, who’s owner had a sugar factory in Haiti). France has made it their business to recognize their extensive involvement in human trafficking and chattel slavery but not a word of reparations to the Haitian decedents, investment in the country’s infrastructure, or education to push the nation forward. No sign of caring to relieve the people who continues to suffer in 2023.
Greatest Victory in Black History, World History Was In #HAITI, NOT AMERICA: The Haitian Revolution? Love to hear your thoughts on this on YOUTUBE—PLEASE SHARE LIKE SUBSCRIBE!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KvPAcf_UE8