What Haiti Proves
by David Sims
IF MY PRIMARY concern were the members of the Black race in Haiti, I would point out that the Blacks there were at least materially better off under White rule in lush, prosperous San Dominigue than they are under Black rule in modern Haiti. But my concern is preventing a tragedy of terrible proportions from happening to my people, White people. And on that now-squalid island, many lessons lie.
What happened there took place because Whites did not maintain their dominance. You see, it isn’t slavery per se that gets the master-class into trouble. It’s relenting from slavery that does this. Whites are not the only race to enslave Blacks: The Arabs did it more than the Whites did, and they did it far more cruelly than Whites did it. Yet the Arabs had the wisdom to ensure that their slaves did not breed up a population great enough to threaten them, and they made sure that the slaves could never organize among themselves. When they were finished with their slaves, every last one of them was killed. So the Arabs never faced the backlash that the Whites are having to face on account of ending slavery and giving “rights” to their former slaves.
Released subject peoples are sometimes grateful. But Blacks never are. When the Irish were released from slavery in the Americas, they went to work and whatever “legacy of slavery” there was disappeared within two generations. For Blacks, that same problem just seems never to end. It goes on and on and on, for 150 years so far, and with no end in sight. Whine. Complain. Demand. And collect welfare. And riot. And rob businesses. And kill both each other and White people.
The controlled media, when they do mention Haiti at all, make some effort to blame the poverty of Haiti on the weather. Which is nonsense. Don’t you suppose San Dominigue had any hurricanes from 1659 to 1800, which is the period during which the French were raising the island to the status of a wealthy economic powerhouse? Certainly, there were hurricanes. Bad weather isn’t something that started happening only after the Blacks took over and renamed the island Haiti.
Sometimes they try to blame the miserable state of Haiti’s economy on the fact that it was occupied by the United States, as if this occupation had cost the Haitians a lot of their money and resources. That isn’t merely nonsense; it is the exact opposite of the truth. While the US Marines were in Haiti, and being subsidized by taxes paid by Americans, they built for the Haitians, on several different occasions, the infrastructure that they would need to enjoy a higher standard of living and a fresh start. They built thousands of miles of roads, hospitals, power plants, telephone exchanges, bridges, schools, and so on. The Haitians did not build these things themselves. And then, leaving their work to the Blacks as a gift, the Americans went home. What happened? The Blacks looted the gifts, or tore them apart, or let them rot from neglect, until nothing was left, and Haiti was right back in the condition it was before the Americans had arrived.
It was as if the American intervention had briefly raised a rock from the bottom of a pond to its surface, then released it again. It sank right back down to the bottom because, you know, rocks can’t swim.
I have seen media articles that try to blame Haitian poverty on the fact the the United States sent emergency food relief aid to Haiti, and claimed that this foreign aid put the local farmers out of business. Again: obvious nonsense. If local farmers were feeding Haiti in the first place, then the emergency food relief aid would never have been sent there. There are times when someone’s getting the cart before the horse isn’t immediately obvious, but this isn’t one of those times.
Sometimes mentioned is a “debt” that Haiti had to pay to France as the reason Haiti remains poor today, in 2017. But that isn’t true. Haiti originally owed France 150 million francs, which (in 1838) France voluntarily reduced to 90 million francs, forgiving a difference of 60 million francs, with the balance to be paid off in 30 years. France acknowledged the payment of this debt in 1893. Since then, France hasn’t claimed any money due from Haiti, which means that for the entire 20th century, for the last seven years of the 19th century, and for the 21st century so far, the problems with Haiti’s poor economy can’t be blamed on any debt to France.
Haiti has since been forgiven debts from the International Monetary Fund. That’s right. The IMF lent money to Haiti, and then the IMF converted this money into a gift. [I am sure that millions of White Americans with onerous bank and student loan debt would like to have their debts converted into a gift! Fat chance of that happening. — Ed.] And still Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Giving money to Blacks is like throwing it away. It accomplishes nothing.
Further, I see that three countries are on exactly the same trajectory, albeit at different points along the path: Haiti, Zimbabwe, South Africa. All of them are under Black rule. And Detroit is somewhere on it, too, with the caveat that Detroit is maintained by the larger White polity in which it is embedded, so that it isn’t allowed to sink, quite, to the bottom.
If the weather is the Haitians’ excuse, then what excuse have the Zimbabweans to give us? Or the South Africans? It won’t be the same excuse, but it will be something other than the truth — which is that Black countries fail because of Black incompetence, Black corruption, and Black violence.
And if Blacks, fleeing the poverty of their neighborhoods, immigrate to other areas, they will carry with them the behaviors that cause those conditions to occur, and as the result yet another part of the Earth will fall into ruin.
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