Direct testimony from the streets of Haiti obtained by HLLN
Ezili Dantò of HLLN, December 9, 2010:For years I've given voice to the voiceless in Haiti. And generally I've understood and sympathized with the message. Today it hurts me to give voice to what I am hearing. There's just hopelessness, despair or maybe it's my Western programming that can't take this. But even though it hurts, I'm writing it, the street view, right now in Port-au-Prince. This is what I just said in an interview and wrote in a comment. I reiterated HLLN's Haiti message to US Embassy in Haiti: The Will of the People. How they're tripping over lying tongue about "the will of the people" and then detailed the street view, the Haiti ground echoes I spoke with this morning. I'm not sure I see principles, goals and I may not have the capacity to see whether this spontaneous "coalition?" will have sufficient organization to sustain itself, and perhaps listen to more deliberate heads in order to minimize the cost to our people --without sacrificing principles to Martelly("Switch Micky")'s personal objectives. Don't know enough, don't have a crystal ball, to hazard an educated guess.
What I can say is that neither Martelly nor Manigat, I'm told, have any parliamentary back up to sustain an effective presidency. So, how will either rule without their own Senators and Deputies? But with a Preval's INITE parliament? Haiti heads are reeling from all the inhuman treatment that's swell into this cacophony of sound and feelings. The Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission (IHRC) with Clinton and the NOAH click, some say, are perhaps pushing US-favorite, Mr. Guy Theodore, to fill in. There's lots of finger pointing at what's left of community leadership. Seems to me, the Haiti leadership vacuum has never been more profound.
THE ALTERNATIVE : THE STREET VIEW
Let it burn.
It's been a long time coming.
It's too late.
Too many Haitians have died.
Haiti has been made into a haven for the internationals and a burning hell
for the masses since 2004. Those left have died a thousand deaths and they're ready to make it real.
There will be no calm.
The earth is dying, ground is burning.
U.S. and internationals wouldn't listen, were drunk with their power.
By the time Haiti is finished, there is every likelihood, the UN will have
suffered such a fatal blow, with importation of cholera and it's proxy
slaughter of the people on behalf of the US elite that maybe, these past deaths, these Haitian deaths to come, will help save the planet.
Change things in
all over Africa and the planet for the poor and powerless.
Some Haitians are saying that the Martelly card
came out of nowhere and
took the arrogant international community by surprise.
Haitian analysts are saying the Internationals didn't see this coming.
That this is not the Lavalas Movement they've already marginalized and demonize.
This is SOMETHING ELSE
and it's not controllable.
This is all the years of Haiti resentment,
all the frustrations of total marginalization
and people disenfranchisement
the US Embassy,
UN, Haiti puppet government
and the 16,000 charity organizations, collecting funds on their misery
have strummed up.
This is young
and not so vested in the system to be co-opted as per usual.
Unlike President Aristide, who was always calm no matter the crisis
imposed by the US/Euros,
the STREETS animate Martelly at this moment.
Whatever his original intentions, events may have overtaken him.
Unlike Aristide, he's got no diplomatic words up his sleeve.
This is the STREET speaking.
And they don't give a "F" as someone just said to me.
Don't care about no law to confuse them
that's not applied to the rich, the Haiti Oligarchy, to the US Embassy.
Haitian analysts say that if the run-off
goes between Manigat and Martelly.
No doubt Martelly will win.
And Martelly's followers have
no calm words,
they've got a soundtrack,
"we don't need no UN cholera water let the mfker burn burn mfker burn!"
Martelly has street back up.
If only Celestin and Manigat go to the run off, Haiti will burn.
There won't be a place for any foreigners unless they nuke Haiti off
Or, send in the Marines and start firing drone missile into civilian crowds
like in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The over-taxed US public may not go for it.
The US might-make-right people are stuck, some say.
Never saw this coming.
By the time this is over, they'll wish Bush, Jr had left the priest to rule.
Ezili Dantò of HLLN
December 9, 2010
UPDATE on: Dec. 9, 2010
FROM A TOTALLY BLOCKED PORT-AU-PRINCE
Burning tires, road blocks, American Airlines has canceled all flights in and out: