The Coverage Of “Shitholegate” might need to make a retraction.
Apparently, and in point of full disclosure I am a little bummed, President Trump might not have actually said the word “Shithole” in describing some countries that are a little more unsettled than western civilization.
Like Haiti for example. 🇭🇹
Do you know ANYTHING about Haiti or do you only pay attention when your attention is directed there by people who want your eyes on the ball?
Haiti was first “discovered” by Spain when Christopher Columbus mistakenly thought he found India in December of 1492. He managed to run the Santa Maria aground on Christmas Day. He left 39 men behind forming the settlement La Navidad and their Christmas gift to the indigenous Taino people was Catholicism and Small Pox.
Control of the western third of Haiti was seeded over to France with the Treaty of Ryswick of 1697 and France supplemented the local labor pool with imported slaves from Africa to maintain the lucrative sugar cane crop.
Haiti, having enough of this shit, started a slave result inspired by the French Revolution (how ironic), starting in 1791. The Fledgling US colony first supported the local slave owners before eventually supporting the slaves solely to diminish French Influence in the region.
Haitian General and former slave Toussaint Louverture scores stunning Victories against The Spanish and British invaders before finally getting captured by Napoleons forces and died in French custody of Tuberculosis. It didn’t matter at that point as two years later Haiti won its independence.
Haiti is regarded as the only slave revolt in history that won.
Think about that.
Unfortunately the exploitation of their colonial past always catches up with them and they’ve had a run of “bad luck” since then.
For years the US supported Dictators Francois and Jean-Claude Duvalier who stole millions of U.S. aid from the Haitian people. The US agricorps allowed into the country flooded Haiti with Cheap US taxpayer financed subsidized food which destroyed their local farming and forced them into virtual factory slavery (and into crowded slums like Port-Au-Prince). Their first popularly elected president in the past half century, Father Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was deposed by US financed forces after he dared to mention raising the minimum wage to $2 a day.
And when the devastating 2010 earthquake hits the narrative is spun about all the good work that’s done intentionally blind to the precursors which permitted such devastation.
Never one to miss out on exploration Billions were given to the Clinton foundation that magically made its way into their and their crony buddies pockets. There’s even indications that Chelsea’s wedding was paid in part by Funds expected to go to the Haitians.
There are frequent if not Constant protests of Haitians outside Clinton Foundation offices which commutes wholesale financial rape of the country after the devastating 2010 earthquake.
The From Columbus to the Clinton’s its just a centuries long tradition of subjugation of the Haitian people for their own benefit.
And to add insult to injury the UN forces relief effort involved barter of sexual services with the devastated populace for basic necessities for life.
Can you think of a more exploited people? Regardless of Trumps choice of words one thing is clear:
It’s taken a lot of wasted money to keep that place a shithole…