Wed, 20 July 2016
“The Clinton’s goal was to transform Haiti into the sweatshop of the Caribbean.”
Hillary Clinton and her huckster husband, Slick Willie, seem to specialize in bringing harm to Black people. The public record, stretching back many decades, proves they are Class A racists who have destroyed countless Blacks lives in the service of corporate interests and their own private greed. The Clintons’ crimes against the people of Haiti are but one chapter in the blood-soaked saga of the most vile American couple ever to stride the global stage.
The U.S. State Department, still emitting the stink of Hillary Clinton’s stewardship in Barack Obama’s first term, last week announced it would withdraw financial support for new presidential elections planned for Haiti, this October. That’s just fine with most Haitians, who know that, when the U.S. finances Haitian elections, it gets what it pays for: a government of gangsters in service to multinational corporations and a local elite that fears and despises the poor majority.
A broad consensus of Haiti’s political spectrum agreed to re-start the election process from scratch, and to discard the results of last year’s rigged elections that would have kept the political faction headed by former President Michel “Sweet Mickey” Martelly in power. Martelly, a profane nightclub singer and close associate of terrorists and drug lords, became president in 2011 through a rigged election engineered by U.S. Secretary of State Clinton. Martelly spent much of his term ruling by decree, ruthlessly suppressing the parties of Haiti’s poor majority, allowing gold mining companies and other foreign extraction industries to illegally take over vast stretches of countryside; and seizing coastal properties and islands for the benefit of multinational tourism corporations. American companies and NGOs got the lion’s share of the billions raised to rebuild the country after the devastating 2010 earthquake, with Martelly’s gangster class skimming off the crumbs.
Promoting the Advantages of Poverty
The Clinton’s goal was to transform Haiti into the sweatshop of the Caribbean by keeping Haitian labor dirt-cheap at places like the Clinton Foundation’s Caracol industrial park. Bill Clinton preached that Haiti’s poverty provided it with a competitive advantage; so, the Clintons tried their best to keep Haiti as poor as possible. Hillary Clinton bullied Haiti and rigged its elections through the State Department, and former president Bill Clinton lorded it over the country as special United Nations Envoy, while the Clinton Foundation spent $36 million doing who knows what, and the Clinton Global Initiative managed as much as $500 million in aid money designated for Haiti. Meanwhile, 7,000 Haitians died from a cholera epidemic brought into the country by a UN occupation force that reduced Haiti to an international “protectorate” – protected, that is, from the democratic aspirations of the Haitian people, themselves.
As Martelly’s term drew to close last year, his government stole two more elections with the approval of the United States, which paid for the crime and told Haiti to accept the outcomes. But the Haitians said, keep your money, and are going ahead with new elections in October. This should mark an end to the infinitely corrupt Clinton era in Haiti – except that the Clintons will likely be on their way back to the White House in November, positioning them to pollute the whole planet with their noxious, lethal sleaze and criminality.
For Black Agenda Radio, I’m Glen Ford. On the web, go to BlackAgendaReport.com.
BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be contacted at Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com.