Thursday, January 14, 2010
HAITI - A CHANGE MUST COME
HAITI – A CHANGE MUST COME
It is not 48 hours since the devastation in Haiti and the bull shit artists are already out and practicing. My email box has over flowed with requests to either buy something or donate to a new cause. What is not needed today are Parties for Haitian relief, Mix cd’s for Haiti, T shirts for Haiti and more. Today I have heard from way too many people all having ideas on how to assist the Haitian population. The reality is that the streets of Haiti are ruled by the gangs of Haiti. In my opinion, the same people that want to make money on the plight of the Haitian people are just low level gangsters trying to find a way to pimp the process.
That church wanting to take a collection has no way of getting the funds into the Haitian plight. If the RED CROSS cannot get supplies, water and funds into the Haitian system, what makes you think that any American church has a better chance? By the way where were ALL of you people last week? Haiti has needed help since the slave revolt in 1804 following which the United States and Europe placed a trade blockade upon the country. Thus making an extremely polarized class structure in which a few families stepped into the positions of the former colonial plantation owners structuring a horrible cycle of plundering and autocracy within Haitian leadership.
I want to help the population and relieve the medical, physical and emotional stress that is happening in this country. The only way I see it will happen is by first taking charge of the streets, this means having a bigger gang than the ones running the country now. Honest business practices in food distribution, health options, construction companies, supply management and politics will have to be created and then instituted. This is not going to be an easy road to travel, for at least 200 years have passed filled with corruption.
I am writing this to the entertainment community with the thought that now is the time to create music, video and creative ideas that assist youth in making social change in the many countries that listen to you.
Wyclef Jean talks the talk and walks the walk.
What can you do?