Top 7 Rezon ki fè, soti nan yon milyon dola, Poukisa Obama ta dwe prezan nan Martelly inogirasyon
- Thursday, May 12, 2011 11:13 PM
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Update 05.14.2011: After witnessing the inauguration, I take back these statements, it probably was better U.S. President Barack Obama stayed away from this one... maybe next time.
President Barack Obama [US], you're going to have a tough time in Florida next year.
South Florida, with all those Haitians, mixed Haitians, young Haitians, it's going to be a hassle. And Defend Haiti, based in the I-4 corridor, the crucial zone to winning the crucial state that put you in office, not going to be a walk in the park. They probably won't vote for the other guy, or gal, but they might not care to support you.
The reason being, it won't be taken lightly that you won't be at the inauguration of Michel Martelly. You have no excuse not to go, and there are at least a million reasons why you should go; that's a hint.
I have seven reasons why I feel it is inexcusable and really saddening for you to miss this event.
Number 7. You're the first black President of the United States.
You're a smart man. Any man of modest capacity would understand the significance of Haiti and the role that it has played for the African descended people who reside in this hemisphere.
If this is your only term, this is your only chance to be a part of a great African legacy. It is the continuing democracy and sovereignty of a nation that no one gave a chance. It's still here and you should demonstrate some reverence... I say that with all due respect.
Number 6. You're the President of the United States.
By this I mean, every President of the United States should have had a closer relationship with their Haitian counter part.
Do you understand that it was the Haitian people that allowed the borders of this nation to extend beyond the Mississippi, westward to the Pacific, at a discounted price?
Do you also understand that Haitian men died in Savannah, Georgia fighting for American independence from the English Monarch?
Furthermore, Mr. President #2, Haiti has never once made an offensive move towards the United States, through the Cuban Missile Crisis, through the Cold War, and now with the spats between you and Hugo Chavez, we have remained a friend.
All we ask is that our people cross the borders and we can't even get that. So being U.S. President, you should finally show an amends for these things.
Number 5. We're your neighbor.
It's not like traveling to Afghanistan, Kenya or Somalia. Haiti is right there, in your backyard. U.S. troops, tens of thousands of U.S. citizens, are right there. We're not even half way through this list yet.
Number 4. You have not set foot on the island, ever.
Easily stated, the Haitian-American community will remember that.
Number 3. It's not going unnoticed.
If you haven't seen for more than a year, since October 2009, #Haiti is trending. Celebrities, athletes, politicians, everyone is doing their part to show solidarity.
No one is going to give you an excuse Mr. Obama. And yes, I know you sent the lovely First Lady, Michelle, thank you, she's a saint, but you have to get it together.
Number 2. This is a special President we have here.
In the run up to this inauguration this man Michel Martelly has really showed me some things. He is a difference maker whom I expect to do things that no one expected he could do. This is a special guy.
He will make changes, I have faith in that. I believe things are going to develop very quickly for us with him at the helm.
Don't be like the black people who voted for John McCain and be on the wrong side of history. Don't look back a few years from now and say I could have added my legacy to the unconquerable legacy of the Haitians. At least afford him the benefit of the doubt.
Number 1. There is no excuse.
There is nothing, anyone can say, that could give you a pass for not being present, Saturday May 14 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
George Bush sat in a classroom with elementary kids while the towers fell down. That's sad, but he got reelected. Now hit me with your best shot... not literally.
The second person commenting on this video is not credible. He said Louisiana was there to provide food for Haiti, that's a statement that historical data contradicts. Other than that, this is a good reason for the President of Change, Obama, to make amends with Haiti. For those who don't know, check it out
Ki gen rapò 05.11.2011: Obama mande Bill Clinton ale nan Martelly inogirasyon
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