Skip to comments.Haiti Can Be Rich Again
Posted on 01/09/2012 7:05:07 AM PST by C19fan
HAITI wasnt always the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere, though its almost impossible to read about the country today without coming across that phrase. In the two years since the earthquake that devastated it, Haiti has experienced political conflict and its first ever cholera epidemic; hundreds of thousands of the displaced are still living in makeshift tents strewn like dusty flags by the sides of highways. It is easy to forget that, for most of the 19th century, Haiti was a site of agricultural innovation, productivity and economic success.
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Haiti is a lost cause.
Pull the plug and let it sink.
Haiti has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. What it really needs to do if it wants to emerge from hell is stop its discrimination against white people and invite in outside investment.
Haiti is hopeless except maybe tourism and mass exodus.
It’s never been rich for the folks...only for the King and subsequent clownish despots
it truly is a mess
a small enterprising oligarchy of mostly expats has prospered but at a high price...problematic place to live...I know having done it and I got to live nice there though my former digs got pancaked
friendly enough tribal type people though very superstitutious and emotional and easily whipped up
difficult place to govern even had it been the Brits
anyone whining here should thank God they were not born there
geographically it’s not too bad though
Haiti is the only black nation where I can say I never picked up on any anti white aniumus and lord knows they once had it and slaughtered those whites foolish enough to have stayed or been caught up in the slave revolts.
That may have changed though, folks tell me that it’s gotten worse in JA
Heck, even stopping the discrimination against lighter-skinned blacks would be a good start.
Haiti consists of approximiately 10,641 sq. miles. Doing some quick math, 10,641 sq. miles = 296,654,054,400 sq. feet.
With a population of 10,000,000 this works out to 29.6 sq. ft for every man, woman and child. Yes, every person on the island has less than 30 sq. ft. This includes uninhabitable land as well, so the number is likely significantly less than 30 sq. ft.
So, quick question.
“How did a land mass that is utterly incapable of supporting this population, become so densely populated?”
There is no way that the land could sustain this population, let alone grow the population to this point. The suffering they are enjoying now, is due largely to unrestrained and unrealistic “Compassion”. The “Civilized” world provided food and assistance to a population that was ridiculously over-populated, and not only perpetuated a problem, but actually magnified the suffering. This is unsustainable - who is to blame? Well, primarily the blame goes to the people who, regardless of common sense; decided to have large families who they could neither afford, nor could they feed; but the people who were equally complicit in this mess are the ‘Compassionate’ ones; who assisted and enabled this sort of suffering to not only continue; but magnified this suffering to what we see today.
Too much VooDoo Economics.
Haiti has no chance.
It will fall to African levels of poverty and stay there. African levels of disease, African levels of intelligence and African levels of violence.
It was actually not bad off until Papa Doc took over.
Through our “New Horizons” civil engineering exercises back in the 1990s, we did our level best to help those people. Mere minutes after ribbon cutting ceremonies at whatever new school, church or municipal building our troops constructed, but locals rushed in and stripped out everything of remote value and sold it on the streets outside.
Haitians don’t give two sh*ts about what constitutes the “future.” They plan only on day-to-day survival.
Interesting story, but when the author started a sentence with “...the government should....” I realized that I had mistakenly begun to believe an article in the NYT...the soon to be bankrupt paper that cannot even make a profit for itself...let alone Haiti.
“What it really needs to do if it wants to emerge from hell is stop its discrimination against white people and invite in outside investment.”
In other words, cease to be Haiti.
The essence of Haiti is hatred of whites. It’s not “discrimination”. Hatred of whites is the foundational principle of the state, without which the state would cease to exist.
Haiti is a problem without a solution.
but locals = the locals
I think we all know what the problem is.
There is a reason they call places like Detroit, MI and Camden, NJ “Little Haiti”.
That's why it is called Hate-y.
On the other hand, every single decision Obama makes is to harm America.
The small farms can’t become viable as long as the country lives off foreign aid. Who is going to buy food when you can get if for free? They have an entire generation that has never worked for anything. Fixing pot holes, as the idiots who wrote this article suggested, isn’t going to put the situation right.
That sounds like a description of the Democrat National Convention.
Unfortunately, you are right on target. I didn’t realize how bad it was until a Honduran friend of mind explained it to me (I have a home there). He said, “Haiti will never be able to emerge until they reject their racism. Every move they make is based upon their hatred of white people.”
Peculiar people: they don’t mind embracing satan (voodooism), but they just can’t stand we white folks for something the French and British did eons ago.
Voodoo is not a stable economic plan for growth and prosperity.