The Will of The People
Pye kout pran devan. I write this note, to pran devan - get ahead - of the international double-speak, outline for the US Embassy the obvious "will of the Haitian people."
*Those "More schooled in the patterns and privilege of domination" than any local puppet Haiti government rigging elections could ever be.
Pye kout pran devan - the most likely scenario to be played out in these disaster elections
the time United States policymakers in Haiti are finished playing with
Haiti, they will hang Preval out to dry, ignore the process was not
inclusive, not fair, not free even before one ballot was cast; ignore
that most of the candidates asked for the (s)election to be annulled by
midday of the farce, their voters then stopped voting - and go on with
their farce. But with Manigat and Martelly. I think that's most likely
what they will do.
They've already set it up.
Everyone is supposed to forget the cast and un-casted ballots we saw all strewn around; the untold numbers of voters with ID cards unable to vote; those who couldn't find their polling places; video evidence of ballot stuffing and children playing around in the piles of ballots. There's no unco-opted Haitian voice high enough in the Western power citadels to effectively point out that Haiti's frustrated young are using the Martelly vehicle to drive their frustration, their discontent somewhere. Even if its over-the-cliff with Martelly in the crumbled palace driving seat. The marginalized, totally disenfranchised have died a thousand deaths. What's another? Haiti has suffered through two Bush coup d'etats, Clinton's famine, the apocalyptic earthquake, the charity organizations enriching themselves with the earthquake donations, a hurricane, over a million still in tarp camps nearly a year later and imported UN cholera. (See also, Scientists Trace Origin of Recent Cholera Epidemic in Haiti .)
In our shallow, narcissistic, celebrity-driven globalize pop culture, the novice Martelly is merely a tool to be used by those "more schooled in the patterns of privilege and domination" than any self-serving Haiti politician could ever dream to be. Martelly is the valve that releases accumulated surface pressure while reinforcing the "violent Haitian" narrative. Brilliant US/Euro move. A no brainer. Bottom line, once the US Embassy is done manipulating, its so-called Nov. 28 election will count.
I'd really like to be wrong, to believe that Haiti's beleaguered people will sidestep the UN/US use of Manigat and Martelly to divide the initial block of 12, calling for annulment. That the Haitian people will not play into the hands of the enemy; will have enough strength left to continue demanding for the annulment of this charade even if Martelly is put back in the run-off. That they won't take Martelly's re-inclusion as a victory, fall for the ol' okey doke; won't allow this latest disaster, the disaster elections, to help push through a Haiti Clinton/Oligarchy cohort. Except when fairy tales end, reality steps into view.
This is the how they've set it up to resolve:
Quoting a December 7th statement by the U.S. Embassy in Haiti expressing concern over the CEP's announced result which it said were "inconsistent with the published results of the National Election Observation Council (CNO), which had more than 5,500 observers and observed the vote count in 1,600 voting centers nationwide,' CNN reported that:
The CNO, a European Union-backed local election monitoring group, had said Celestin was running behind the other two candidates." (See, Anger sweeps Haitian capital despite calls for calm in election unrest By Moni Basu, CNN | December 8, 2010.)
Right after the UN reportedly convinced Martelly and Manigat to stop calling for annulment by telling each they were in the lead, I wrote:
"If these farcical elections are not annulled, whoever wins will have no legitimacy, will depend on UN/US to maintain their rule. That means next president of Haiti will accept and legitimize the people's brutal repression, as their rule is dependent on it ."-- Ezili DantÃ² of HLLN
US Embassy Statement, Wikileaks, US hypocrisy, Imported UN cholera and the Will of the people
The statement by the US Embassy in Haiti on the November 28
election result is gobbledygook, double speak, signifying nothing but
avoidance of the truth, duplicity and dishonesty.
In the statement the US embassy also writes that it "stands ready to support efforts to thoroughly review irregularities in support of electoral results that are consistent with the will of the Haitian people expressed in their votes" The United States is committed to the consolidation of democracy in Haiti and calls on the Government of Haiti, the CEP and all political forces to ensure that the will of the people is fully reflected in the outcome of this election."
The US embassy talks as if the whole election process was sound but for some "irregularities; as if the Preval government and the electoral council (CEP) are unbiased and may be counted on to "ensure that the will of the people is fully reflected in the outcome of this election."