Thursday, January 14, 2010

Help Haiti Now

Haiti Needs Your Help

PORT-AU-PRINCE -- With the death toll now approaching 50,000, planes from around the globe including the United States landed in Haiti carrying rescue teams with water, food, medicine and other supplies, as  the international Red Cross estimated 3 million people - a third of the population — may need emergency relief. Read more here.

If the devil is in the details, then writer Chris Floyd explains them all for you, as he offers the  finest analysis on the history of Haiti's poverty and oppression anywhere to be found in the media.

Read his excellent article entitled  The Unforgiven Country Cries Out which dispels the myths and propaganda behind Haiti's so-called "curse" and their "pact with the devil" that this creature, Pat Robertson cites as the reason for Haiti being stricken by this natural disaster. Not only does Robertson invoke the Devil, but he takes a swing at the French, too. Floyd explains:

"Scant hours after the earthquake hit, televangelist Pat Robertson was on the air, declaiming to his millions of viewers that the reason Haiti was stricken by this disaster -- and has been suffering grievously for 200 years -- is because the Haitians "swore a pact with the devil" in order to win their freedom from their French colonial overlords the early 1800s.

And while such vomitious expulsions are to be expected from this well-wadded, politically-wired, virulently extremist mullah (once aptly described in these pages as a "dictator-coddler, blood diamond merchant, Jew-hater and milkshake shiller") this time there is a very tiny grain of truth to be found in the splattered mass of Robertson's upchucking. The Haitians have indeed been cursed for 200 years, and the curse does indeed go back to their liberation. But pace Robertson, the source of this curse is not metaphysical.

Here is information on how to text your donation to help the people of Haiti if you can.


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