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Dr. Laroche.

I am very excited you can read french as well. What I said ain't no excuses; they are historical facts.

The story of Haiti is similar to the theme in the movie 'Man of Honor': you cannot succeed if the people around you have one objective, to sabotage your success.

History is no excuse.

I am begining to find out that most Haitians resist looking back in time for fear of discovering our own demon and more importantly the true faces of Mother Haiti's enemies.

You may be thinking in the present, I am thinking in historical time and space.

Hadn't the elite destroyed Henry's Christophe Colleges in 1820, my homeland would have had university campuses that are 180 years old.
I have no problem talking about results of today because the ultimate goal is to move the country forward but those discussions can only be fruitful in the light of historical perspective.

The Americans occupied Haiti (1915-1934) while occupying the Dominican Republic (1916-1924); the Dominican Republic got massive american investments whereas Haiti got a debt. Some people speculate that the Americans got pissed off at the Haitian elite (both money & intellectual) for making the occupation unpopular, I say it aint so; I say it was a matter of black and white.

" What could have been" is what the current generation needs to know if it aspires to understand why and how a piece of land called Haiti went from France's richest colony to the world most impoverished nation.

Armed with that knowledge and that wisdom, then this generation can begin to move the country forward.

Dr. Laroche, welcome to the revolution; a whole new vision for Haiti.


Rubens F. Titus, March 6 2008, 9:11 PM

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Mr. Titus this sounds like bunch of excuses to me. Success is usually accomplish after numerous trials and errors... read more >
Dr. Laroche, 6-Mar-08 3:40 pm
A t'entendre parler on dirait que tu es dans le secret des Dieux> Ils ont de difficultes certes parcequ'il y a toutes... read more >
Robert P Toussaint, 6-Mar-08 4:08 pm
Temporary Labor force would help Haiti. A place where an individual could go to and get a one day to three days job to... read more >
Durosier, 6-Mar-08 4:37 pm
Dr. Laroche. I am very excited you can read french as well. What I said ain't no excuses; they are historical facts... read more >
Rubens F. Titus, 6-Mar-08 9:11 pm
Mr. Titus: I detect a bit of sarcasm in your response. You keep bringing up the ugly past. It would be a good idea to... read more >
Lucien Destlaurent, 7-Mar-08 3:02 pm
Mr. Deslaurent. You started your essay with ad hominem comments toward my person therefore I am not dignifying you... read more >
Rubens F. Titus, 8-Mar-08 3:12 am
This is not my argument, but speak for yourself fellow. There might be some exceptions to this rule but "concubinage... read more >
Philipe, 8-Mar-08 9:26 pm
My apology if I stroke chord there! Your candour is much appreciated since it gives me a new insight into the Haitian... read more >
Rubens F. Titus, 9-Mar-08 1:56 am
The only two people who ow you something in this world are your parents. They are responsible for your education. The... read more >
Philip, 10-Mar-08 1:32 pm
Mr Phillip. Obviously we are on opposite side of the spectrum. We agree to disagree. You're still throwing insults so... read more >
Rubens F. Titus, 10-Mar-08 8:17 pm
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