Late Minister Choiseul Henriquez, 51, Undelivered Inauguration Speech
- Saturday, November 19, 2011 11:16 AM
Written by Choiseul Henriquez
OTTAWA, Canada (defend.ht) - The caretakers for late Minister of Culture and Communication, Choiseul Henriquez released the speech he would have given at his official installation ceremony. The funeral for the former minister is being held Saturday in Ottawa, Canada.
Distinguished (es) colleagues (es)
Representatives (s) of the broadcast media, print and television
Family and friends
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Today, we are confident as the Ministry of Culture and Communication, in the portfolio of the Prime Minister and on a mission to be catalytic, noble and delicate in a fragile sociopolitical environment. The heavy responsibility is our responsibility to participate in dynamically building the hope of the citizens of a country hit hard at all levels ...
For a long time, even before the dark opaque misfortunes that have completed mask the last rays of hope, Haitians already struggled to find the thread that holds the power to bring them light.
Ancient civilizations and contemporary, as we know them in their armor of glory and / or drift, full of examples of undeniable role of Culture and Communication as a tool for awakening, rebirth and accompanying serious moments, especially in determining social choices in the design and preferred by the legitimate authorities, agents visionaries, so they are able to consider and build the future economic and political in the sense of limitations of the wishes of local authorities.
Great designers theories that sow the fields of sociology, Taylor, Durkheim, Comte, Weber and others, define culture as a way of thinking and acting. At the same time they recognize that all people are both producers and products. Understanding the cultural phenomenon by the approach that is built on the basis of factors "intelligibility progressive," to borrow the phrase substantive summary of the Canadian political scientist, Denis MoniÃ¨re, led us to develop deep ingenious designers whose names remain welded, combined with masterly works, written in the arts and multidisciplinary scientific literature, theater, painting, music, sculpture, crafts, film, dance, religion, buildings classified under the national heritage, cultural and tourist sites, etc. . The Anacaona, Antenor Firmin, Louis-Joseph Janvier, Marie-Ange Jolicoeur, Ida Faubert, Fernand Hibbert, Etzer Vilaire, Virginia Sampeur, Jacques Stephen Alexis, Jacques Romanian MangonÃ¨se Albert, Jean Rene Jerome Bernard Wah, DieudonnÃ© Cedor, Rodrigue Montfleury Richard Brisson, Jean Dominique, Solon Verret, Occide Jeanty, Lumane Casimir, Ti Paris, Pablo Neruda, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Richard Wright, Alex Haley, Karl Marx, Aristotle, Socrates, Diogenes, Demosthenes, Georges MÃ©liÃ¨s, the LumiÃ¨re Brothers, Charlie Chaplin, Michelangelo, all, and many others, did not they each brought to one level or another, his kind contribution to the evolution and consolidation of multiple compartments of theoretical and practical basis of the universal philosophy upon which all ideological expressions of social, political, economic and cultural mechanisms that govern the functioning of contemporary societies in a purely innovative, dynamic and clearly much progressive?
Without openly declare we served in a measured way the importance of cultural action in the physical development and psychological development of the human being always in search of life situation which transcends upward mobility ... It So she gives birth to political consciousness, which itself dictates the behavior of individuals in the chamber societal forces generates the components of national pride. Vermander us that "as for music or for cooking, the realization of a harmonious society presupposes the inclusion of all voices, all flavors, all perspectives. "This allows us to understand that the rule of law is largely the articulation of the cultural environments exerted intra-societal and extra-societal supporting healthy and exhibit the tail of mutual tolerance, mutual respect, of the free flow of ideas and opinions ... The policy statement of the Prime Minister has literally floored plenty on "dialog" of a "cultural renaissance" pluricÃ©phale in Haiti, in a political comfortable, very adjacent to prerogatives arising from a "liberation communicative" deployed across the civic reflection and appropriate to the magnitude of human thought.
There was a time in this country - we would like to mention especially for young minds and forgetful memories - some forms of cultural events and some ways to communicate ideas, to express opinions, to bring the concerns, claims and popular aspirations, to process new and popularize in print, radio and television, supposedly described as subversive, and that just for their cutting-edge content, were sacrificed, guillotined without trial in the public . The constitution of 1987 "has opened the ball." It restores and fully guarantees the inalienable right of citizens to inform and be informed. The social and political function of the presidency, the prime minister, ministries and Secretariat of State, as public institutions - we would like to believe - would not guarantee what is already enshrined in the Act Mother, but rather constantly ensure clearing of natural, not historical, connected to the externalization of fundamental freedoms, and for once the genesis of the world to different social and cultural strata.
Political transparency in the management of the Ministry Res Republica order placed officially under our responsibility to serve as a conduit for critical decisions taken at the level of government, to spread the measures adopted by the State for the Advancement and progress of the nation. In this sense, and understood in this light, we believe that it is for us the absolute obligation to encourage the process of "democratization of state media" to become effectively "public media", c ' is to say, open to all political, ideological content at all that can buttress the great dream, the democratic ideal of the Haitian people. We also suggest strengthening the official organs of communication for the purpose to maintain and preserve the positive practice to film and projected on a giant screen events and sequential advents that characterize the normal functioning of the Republic, in the fullness of the various aspects tightly bonded to the fundamental reason and the essence of his existence: the social, political, economic, cultural, environmental ... This could be achieved by innovative design and implementation of appropriate radio and television programs, for the induction of new issues on the arts, societies, cultures, religions, tourism, and, depending on funding to be allocated to the Department, for the founding of journals, magazines, journals ... which would report regularly to members of local communities, as in the days of "Acta diurna" long before Johannes Gutenberg and Gensfleisch said Guglielmo Marconi, the social, political, economic and cultural life of the city.
Our literary, pictorial, sculptural, theatrical, musical ... plays an important role on the world stage. Most fellow evolving, excellent in these various spheres of activity have received distinguished awards and honors awarded by prestigious international organizations. Even the cinematography Haitian still in its time of infancy, with no pejorative intent on our part, begin to spawn a quiet honorable way beyond our borders. Such a finding enchanting will eventually bring the Haitian government, through the Ministry of Culture and Communication, to worry about clearing a field of concrete initiatives that reveals a laudable desire to create and institutionalize a how annual award for the benefit of designers who operate respectively in the artistic and intellectual disciplines, and being distinguished by their peers for the outstanding quality of their work.
The vision of the future envisaged by the new state apparatus even slyly said "the incontournabilitÃ©" partnership relations of the Ministry of Culture, in particular with those of National Education, Foreign Affairs, Social Affairs and Commerce.
Our first steps on the ground of political action within the framework of the mandate entrusted to us, will probably go towards the artistic and cultural world, to gather the complaints, noting the suggestions, to collect data that will lead informative to improve the management of change, and working conditions of those concerned. To our supervisors at all levels, colleagues and countrymen, we renew the spirit of full cooperation, honest, consistent and responsible in our specific responsibilities, a way for us to honestly contribute to radiation material, cultural and spiritual development of the Haitian people...
Thank you all!
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