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Hans Duperoi,

I do understand where you're coming from. I want you to know that I don't have a problem with copycat something good from the white men or from any other person that is good for Haiti.

However, if you'd take a moment and look back in history, Haitians have been listening ONLY to the white men ideas and implemnenting their ideas in Haiti since 1804 without taking into consideration the Haitian culture, values, and principles.

For example, every single constitution is drafted according to the white men's liking and ideas.

Most of them were written by the United States and the most part of the last one was from the United States.

The Haitian agriculture went down because Haitians listened to the white men ideas by demanding that only their products must be sold on the Haitian market.

From that order, Haiti started to import/buy food from other countries at a cost of $500 million a year, which is more than Haiti's annual budget.

Everything is being imported, even limes (citrons) and eggs that Haiti used to produce in big quantity.

As a result, Haiti's agriculture has collapsed.

There is a long list of example which would take the rest of the year to mention.

Now, let us ask ourselves with all honesty, are those ideas from the white men really benefiting Haiti?

In term of the reconstruction, Haiti is still waiting on the white men to tell them what to do. It's been reported on the news that the government of Haiti still doesn't have a plan ready for the reconstruction of the country.

I am not making any of this up.

However, I agree to a certain degree that we seem to be getting on each other's throat when we should have been united and thinking hard about how to proceed to rebuild our country.

Unfortunately, I am afraid to say it, but the reality is, it requires leadership from the government to unite the people and engage the people to meaningful debates.

Whether you agree or not, citizens/people/civilians don't wake up one morning and find themselves unified and thinking/debating on how to rebuild the country.

It is the job of the government, and that is reality of it.

We can unite, we can talk and come up with the most wonderful suggestions and plans to rebuild the country and none of that would matter because civilians/the people/citizens have no MANDATE to undertake such project, the government does.

Until there is a government that comes forward and explain to the people what their intentions are, what the plan is, what the goals are, and how they're going to implement it, nothing will ever get done.

The government has the obligation to rally the people behind them to solve the problem of our country and not the other way around.

That is called "LEADERSHIP."

I just wish Haitians could understand that.

Tiba, March 11 2010, 7:30 AM

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Conventional re-forestation methods, as used in North America after logging operations, I suspect cannot be used here... read more >
Richard Kroll, 10-Mar-10 11:29 am
Richard Kroll, Why can't Haitians ever be creative? Why do Haitians keep copying the white man's... read more >
Tiba, 10-Mar-10 7:20 pm
That idea was tried in the 1960s and it failed miserably. read more >
Jpb, 10-Mar-10 7:36 pm
Kroll, if Haitians were imitating white men as you claim it Haiti would be a better country. Dominicans are imitating... read more >
Patrick Fleurant, 10-Mar-10 7:39 pm
Jpb What idea that was tried in the 1960s and failed, kerosine stoves? If so, what was the reason it failed? read more >
Tiba, 10-Mar-10 7:54 pm
Welll Tiba I beg to differ But what had the black men do to provoke admiration? It should not be a matter of white men... read more >
Hans Duperoi, 10-Mar-10 8:40 pm
Sorry guys I meant to write What have the black men done... of course read more >
Hans Duperoi, 10-Mar-10 9:13 pm
Hans Duperoi, I do understand where you're coming from. I want you to know that I don't have a problem with copycat... read more >
Tiba, 11-Mar-10 7:30 am
Patrick, u r obviously one of the new Haitians who have no idea of the respect that Haiti had all over the world prior... read more >
Linda, 13-Mar-10 6:59 pm
Linda please, j’aimerais que tu reviennes sur terre. Car tu sembles etre dans l’air. Tu parles comme si Haiti... read more >
Kiki, 13-Mar-10 11:35 pm
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