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February 14, 2010

Re: 'Haiti and the Blacks' (Where are the Africans and what if there were no White people!)

Topics: Africa, Political News and commentaries

Had this amazing piece been written by a White man, he would be called a racist. It's the Haiti rescue effort from the perspective of an African.

Here's a couple of excerpts from what "Loose Cannon" has to say:

[...] My point is that ever since Haiti was hit by the earthquake I have not seen any of my folks from Africa. Unless the television cameras deliberately ignored them, I never saw a rescue team from my motherland. Nor did I see any sniffer dogs from down here.
Heck, I never saw a single traditional doctor busy divining where to find people buried under the rubble.

Haiti is a land of black people. I would have expected the place to be swarming with black people helping their own. They were nowhere to be seen. I never saw any ships from black countries pulling into the harbour.

[...] I am so disappointed by the black leaders that I hope never to hear them again bleating about how bad white people are. The earthquake in Haiti was the most opportune time to show the whites, once and for all, that we don't need them.

From now onwards, I want black leaders to shut up and never accuse ever white people of being bad. I am sick and tired of big words such as imperialism and neo colonialism which are unable to rescue victims of the earthquake.

I hope this is not the last earthquake that hits a black country. I want the next one to specifically hit the residence of Old Man in Harare (link inserted). Then we will see if he will abuse the white crew coming to rescue him and Pretty Face!

Take the time to read it all...

"Loose Cannon" is saying what a lot of Whites and Blacks surely must be thinking. And interestingly, the "White" countries (which are actually mult-racial, albeit perhaps predominantly White) playing a majority part in the rescue of Haiti parallels the rescue of Muslim countries during natural disasters by predominantly non-Muslim countries. Yet we haven't seen, and are unlikely to ever see, a Muslim counterpart of "Loose Cannon" asking, "Where are the Muslim countries." That would likely be considered by the imams as being critical of Islam and not allowed.

Posted by Richard at February 14, 2010 12:35 PM



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