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Haiti: If I could reach CNN's audience on the 4th of July

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dedicated to all the Emmanuel Dred Wilme and Janjak Desalins' RISING! Emmanuel Dred Wilme - the most hunted Black man in Haiti stood up against the US occupation behind UN mercenary guns in 2004 for 17-months until he was assassinated by UN multinational guns on July 6, 2005.  HLLN honors the life of the Haiti hero for the 21st century, Emmanuel Dred Wilme (See info below). HLLN also remembers with honor and maximum respect, Lovinsky Pierre Antoine, Haiti human rights icon, disappeared in UN occupied Haiti, August 12, 2008.
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If Ezili HLLN could reach CNN's audience on the 4th of July by Ezili Danto
"Clinton was wrong. Obama took that 3:00am call alright, but then he stayed on the phone for four years."
On this July 4th, if HLLN could reach CNN's audience, I'd explain how slavery continues for most of the global south through unfettered capitalism's neoliberal globalization, humanitarian aid and wars to bring democracy and "help."

I'd outline how the current US occupation under cover of UN mercenary guns brought deregulation/privatization guru, Bill Clinton, into Haiti as humanitarian to privatize (open) Haiti for Newmont gold mining, Monsanto death seeds, NGO false charity, big oil, big agribusiness and big pharma. Show how Bill Clinton and US policymakers, from the Left and Right duopoly, helped destroy Haiti food sovereignty, fledgling democracy, already inadequate state-owned Haiti enterprises with Bill Clinton privatization, then brought in their NGO charitable industry to provide more inadequate public service to Haitians as the solution. I'd detail how the two Clinton administrations, along with the two Bush administrations, set the stage, forced privatization conditions onto Haiti and then Bill Clinton used Aristide's return in 1994 to more earnestly privatize as well as re-image the old Duvalierists as civil society. They even tried re-imaging bloody Toto Constant-FRAPH as civil society.

I'd document how the former enslaving white settler nation's systematically destroyed Haiti's fledgling participatory democracy only to bring in US occupation behind UN guns and de-legitimized US-money-runned election/auctions as the solution. (See "More background, tweets and facebook posts" below ; Royalty rate (2.5%) on Haiti gold - worth an estimated $20bn - negotiated by US-selected Haiti president is the lowest in hemisphere ; The real pirates of the Caribbean: Haiti oil is so large that it's as an Olympic pool while Venezuela oil is but a glass of water and We've become what we hate: Why I left America.)

I'd explain that the media is owned and dominated by the ruling elite bringing back feudalism and selling exclusive clientele-patronage as the height of worldwide democracy and human development. That's why the majority of the world's citizens are not clued in, simply don't know that the reasons for the current US occupation of Haiti behind the cover of UN mercenary guns are Haiti's riches. It's vast oil reserves, over 20 billion in mineral wealth, its important territorial waters, deep water ports, lands -strategic resource and geographic location (to counter Cuba/ Venezuela), along with the (over $6 billion) use of Haiti misery and poverty to enrich and bolster the global corporatocracy, NGOs and the white-supremacist narrative.

I'd use this 1852 speech by Frederick Douglass attacking US hypocrisy and false benevolence in the time of chattel slavery. Point out why the hypocrisy continues with more Black men incarcerated in the US than anywhere else in the world. Explain how the US has one of the largest prison population in the world and that the huge economic, schooling, housing, health disparities for the majority of African Americans continues unabated. I would quote this Douglas paragraph when speaking of the "swelling vanity" of the US/Clinton/Obama/Bush/Paul Farmer/UN/the NGOs and their gross injustice, cruelty and status quo crimes to which Haiti and the global south are constant victims as they profit and celebrate themselves at Harvard, the White House, et al:

"O! had I the ability, and could reach the nation's ear, I would, to-day, pour out a fiery stream of biting ridicule, blasting reproach, withering sarcasm, and stern rebuke. For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced..."

To the US "free trade" policymakers and neoliberalism sustainers, to Clinton/Obama/Bush/Paul Farmer/UN and their NGOs in Haiti and elsewhere masturbating on their imposed system's pain placed on the poor and Black in their societies and abroad, we would say, as Frederick Douglass said centuries ago of the same sort of wretched, self-serving mindsets:

"What, to (Haiti), the American slave is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals...more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which (Haiti) is the constant victim. To (Haiti), your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sound of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants brass fronted impudence; your shout of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanks-givings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are to (Haiti and the global south), mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy -- a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of the United States, at this very hour." - The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro by Frederick Douglass

I write this note in memory of Haiti's hero of the 21st century, Emmanuel Dred Wilme assassinated by 1,440 UN guns on July 6, 2005 and for Haiti's human rights icon, Lovinsky Pierre Antoine, disappeared in UN occupied Haiti, on August 12, 2008. I write this note for all the true hearts and worldwide dissenting voices to neoliberal globalization (aka global slavery) who've paid and are paying the price for independence, liberty, economic and social justice for all on this planet.

Ezili Danto of HLLN
July 4, 2012

"I believe that in Haiti we see capitalism/imperialism in all its nakedness. It is the extreme of ugliness, filth, and disease." --Dady Chery

"Haiti death and poverty is too lucrative for the Clinton corporatocracy
vampires to give up without a revolutionary, impossible-to-ignore-world-demand" --Ezili Danto

Haiti: Until she spoke, "no Christian nation had abolished Negro slavery...Until she spoke, the slave ship, followed by hungry sharks, greedy to devour the dead and dying slaves flung overboard to feed them, ploughed in peace the South Atlantic, painting the sea with the Negro's blood. Until she spoke, the slave trade was sanctioned by all the Christian nations of the world, and our land of liberty and light included." --Frederick Douglass

"End the US occupation of Haiti behind UN guns, NOW!
The Haitian parliament must void the illegal status of force (SOFA) agreement immediately. The SOFA agreement allowing UN/MINUSTAH into Haiti was signed by defacto Gerald Latortue in 2004, a career UN-employee, binding a Haitian nation that did not elect him." --Ezili Danto
Forwarded by Ezili's Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
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Emmanuel Dred Wilme
Emmanuel Dred Wilme, the most hunted Black man in Haiti stood up against the US occupation behind UN mercenary guns in 2004 for 17-months. He was assassinated when the new Rochambeau/US troops -the UN multinational guns - sent in 1,440 troops, drop bombs from the sky and pumped in 22,000 bullets into the sleeping shanty town of Site Soley on the night of July 6, 2005.

This July, Ezili HLLN remembers and honors the life of the Haiti hero for the 21st century, Emmanuel Dred Wilme.

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