Below is an article on a planned soccer game between Haiti and Brazil
in mid-August. As I read the article the absurdities of the campaign
it is purported to promote - that is, let Haitians forget their disenfranchisement
and brutal oppression and play soccer. That plan evidences the profound
childlike nature the imported Latortue and his Washington bosses believes
is innate to the Haitian nation. Children need "wise men" to guide them.
Children need games to make them forget they just got a painful lashing.
The Haitian masses are those children. Thus, the entire Haitian nation
was in need of the Andre Apaid/Guy Philippe civil war buttressed by
U.N. SC resolution 1529 to save it from its childish voting choices!
Thus, in the name of democracy, all Haitians were disenfranchised for
their own good.
The unarmed So Ann, for instance, a 69-year old grandmother, mostly
known to the Haitian people for organizing nutritional and cultural
programs and supporting Lavalas' democratic mission, was arrested on
May 10, 2004 during a mid-night raid, by U.S. Marines in a hail of grenade
blasting her front gates and intimidating gunfire that killed two family
dogs in the yard. So Ann (Annette Auguste) is charged with undermining
Haiti's security and stability as well as with organizing against the
"student opposition" demonstrations that took place at the University
in the process of the Coup D'etat initiatives where an official got
But the absurdity of charging pro-democracy militants with undermining
Haiti's stability and security is way over the head of those in the
media and Noreiga State department intent on redefining reality. For,
it is the U.S. Bush regime that has undermined Haitian security and
stability by destabilizing and then forcing out the Constitutional government.
They, who mostly help create and perpetuate Haiti's climate of impunity
and then complained of human rights abuses. They, along with their Black
opportunists, the morally repugnant business elites, who greatly help
undermine Haitian security and stability by supporting, aiding and abetting,
funding, training and sheltering death squads and ex-military officers
then unleashing them from Gonaive and the Dominican Republic unto the
innocent Haitian populace. But no. It is the honorable Prime Minister,
Yvon Neptune, Interior Minister, Jocerlerme Privert, great women rights'
advocate, So Ann and President Aristide who are billed as the criminals
in Haiti. Meanwhile the U.S. media talks of the "charm" of the murderous
Guy Philippe and the constitutional legitimacy of puppet Latortue and
his power-grabbing gang of parasites.
When one lives in the twilight zone, all fantasies are possible. For
instance, in Haiti, according to Colin Powell/Bush/Noreiga, a nation
of laws may be founded on the violent overthrow of the Constitutional
government. Death squad leaders may have their own U.S. embedded reporters
and become icons, saints and saviors while the Haitian People's elected
officials are thrown in jail and being "judged" by Gousse judges no
Haitian electorate ever elected, sanctioned or approved. Yes, in the
twilight zone of Bush regime change in Haiti, absurdities become possible.
3,000 Haitian dead in two months, houses burnt, hundreds of thousands
of internal refugees can't go home. Yet the U.S. Marines, who came to
demilitarized and establish security, instead terrorized, while cordoning
off and setting a military perimeter outside of Mount St. Nicolas to
establish perhaps their own permanent U.S. military base in Haiti to
further their own occupation goals. Meanwhile, the buffoon Latortue,
instead of arresting Guy Philippe and B. Metayer, offers the Haitian
people a soccer match to help them forget their troubles and turn in
their arms. (See, AP article below.)
Simply stated, US saboteurs in Haiti and their Black overseers are geniuses
at reversing the realities. Substituting fantasies for FACTS. Deifying
death squad leaders, cop-killers, sweatshop kingpins and contra-type
drugdealers/mercenaries while demonizing and arresting the People's
elected officials. The corporate media is the idol-making, image making
tool used to define the reality the right-wing putschists wants established
and gulp it down uncritically. Thus absurdities, like the Constitutional
government is responsible for the mayhem and terror unleashed on Haiti
by the opposition and their U.S.-trained and coddled death squad leaders,
are repeated over and over again until the gullible in Haiti and the
U.S. actually begins to believe the lies or starts to doubt history,
experience - their own lived realities!
If the criminals are the victims and the victims the criminals, then
the old morally repugnant status quo lives on in Haiti, undisturbed.
Let's all play soccer now that reality has been turned on its head and
accept the war waged on Haiti's mass electorate to save it. Accept Latortue,
the puppet of our oppressors as our saint and savior. Yep, let's play
ball! A Haiti-Brazil soccer match on August 18, 2004, will make the
Haitian people forget, "alleviate the tensions." While we are at it,
why not alleviate tensions altogether, drop on our knees to our oppressors
like Latortue does every day and forget what our ancestors had decided
on that immortalized August day of August 14, 1791. Forget the Haitian
mass electorate's and Haiti's national philosophy and unwavering mission
is "to live free or die."
June 30, 2004
Brazil to play Haiti in soccer friendly
on troubled Carribbean island
Jun 29, 2004
Brazil will play a friendly soccer
match at Haiti in August, with spectators invited to swap firearms for
tickets, Brazilian Sports Minister Agnelo Queiroz said Tuesday.
Queiroz said Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will attempt
to clear his agenda to be able to attend the game. Queiroz said the
match will most likely occur on August 18.
Brazilian troops traveled to Haiti in May as part of a United Nations
peacekeeping force. Their first act was to distribute 1,000 soccer balls
to Haitian children.
Brazilian Soccer Federation President Ricardo Teixeira said he expects
"the entire Brazilian team" to take part in the match, including top
stars such as Ronaldo.
"We are all interested in taking part in this humanitarian gesture,"
Teixeira said tickets will be handed out to the match in exchange for
firearms as part of an effort at disarming rival factions in the country.
The idea of a Brazil-Haiti matchup was first floated by Haitian Prime
Minister Gerard Latortue in an interview last month with Brazilian journalists.
He said such a game would help "alleviate tensions" on the troubled
Copyright 2003 Associated Press