- Thursday, March 17, 2011 1:40 AM
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Orlando told me today, "Micky di lap bati 60,000 kay nan yon ane." I wasn't really thinking about what he was saying but he went on to tell me "60,000 kay/365 joi = 164 kay/jou" and I laughed for a second. Then I thought seriously.
WTFN? Or in other words, "why not?" Why can't we build 60,000 in a year?
If there weren't any reason why, we would have built them already but there are... two.
The first, it's on us. We can burn the country down in protest but take our land and build our homes, why?
Everyone is waiting and wondering what is the government going to do for us.
My fellow Haitians: "ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country."
The homes are for our heads so we need to put our heads together and build them. Everybody, man, woman and child, build.
I know it's not that simple, and that leads me to "why II."
The people need to be empowered by every institution with its foot on that plot of land.
Red Cross, give up the god damn money and get some building supplies and make them available for homes to be repaired and built.
Preval, Manigat or Martelly, take the land, and give the land, where it is needed. Equipment, logistical support, public works planning... yeah, all the crap you should have been doing basically. Do it!
Yes, if these two "why's" are sufficed... whoever is president, can build 60,000 homes with the "Build Your Own House" program.