In obstetrics, a Cesarean Section is viewed as an extreme or last resort measure to safely deliver a fetus whose life is in peril and still save the mother’s life.

In politics, depending on the situation, we have to go against our political goodwill to take such route and save a multitude or a republic in peril.

So PRESIDENT MARTELLY may have to fortify his testicles and proceed with a POLITICAL CESAREAN SECTION by:

1. destroying the legislature;

2. voting a new Constitution -one free of Constitutional deadlocks;

3. organizing a new legislative election to put in place a new parliament to get this country to breathe again

The full implementation of such procedure should not take more than a year.

This may not be, of course, a popular measure but one worth taking. Leaders don’t do what’s popular; they do, rather, what is right.

A POLITICAL CESAREAN SECTION is not a measure I would have supported if one were to talk to me about it last week. But when I take a closer look at the political landscape, this is what President Martelly is gonna have to do IF he wants to be a successful president for his people.

This Constitution and this legislature are instruments of deadlock to literally kill Haiti. Something must be done, and that something must be done now. It is that urgent.

Haiti has been in labor for a quarter of a century; her chance of surviving a normal delivery is dangerously slim. The only way to spare her life and that of the fetus is to proceed with a POLITICAL CESAREAN SECTION by doing the three things proposed above. Other than that, all of us need to get ourselves mentally and physically prepared for death management.


DABENZ, lead vocalist of OXYGEN

After I read your statement on Kompamagazine and the comments that followed, I feel compelled to write this piece to address a few points with you. (See Kompamagazine link below)  


The more you talk about ZENGLEN and RICHIE, the more you sound stuck on that past, and people will see in you a crying and desperate artist looking for attention which you cannot possibly get where you are at.

You have a band now called OXYGEN, do you not? So stay there and accomplish the things you said you did not get to accomplish in ZENGLEN because MAESTRO RICHIE did not give you the chance.

You can still make it in the business. You just have to have a working game plan. Stop wasting your time dwelling on the past; work hard towards accomplishing your goals; and produce great songs, not garbage (by great songs, I mean those with no expiration date).

You have been to two great Konpa Direk schools -SYSTEM BAND and ZENGLEN. So you should have garnered enough knowledge and experience to be able to stand on your own two feet and be successful.

If all you are doing is talking and making silly remarks like the one you made on Kompamagazine, in an attempt to seize the spotlight, you will be wasted and your stardom will vanish (y ap blaze w ak klowòks, e w ap pèdi frechè atis ou). Have the market talk about you for the great and hit songs you have in your repertoire. That’s how you get recognized and respected in the business. Your work, not your mouth, should be doing all the talking points.

Have you realized how you are being literally trashed and slammed on Kompamagazine? I hope that is telling you something. For the sake of not calling unnecessary attention upon you, please take a spotlight or media vacation and concentrate on your next album, if you have one cooking that is. Out of sight, out of mind.

Well, I hope you read and copy me loud and clear. By the way, I still stand strong and resolute by what I said to you before -you made a terrible mistake for having not returned to SYSTEM BAND after you got voted out of ZENGLEN. It is still not too late to make up your mind and regain control of your singing career. Right now, like many who had preceded you in the business, you are a talent on the verge of being wasted as a result of stupid and short-sighted decisions.



I am going to say again what I have been saying for the longest: the situation of insecurity plaguing our beloved Haiti has become very structured, institutionalized and politicized. I hope you are able to see now what I have been seeing for some time now.

The assassination cases of such high profile personalities as Antoine Izméry, Jean Dominique, Guiteau Toussaint and others are not isolated; they are remotely controlled by politicians. Politicians are behind these terrorist acts. I hope you can convince me to believe otherwise.

As you can observe, the investigations to find the authors of these assassination cases can never reach an official conclusion; it has been years since we know these cases have been investigated.

This is common practice in Haiti. There is a reason why these investigations seem to always be and stay endless. The reason is simple: they never end because they have never started.

Now, we have a choice to make: either we are going to allow these terrorists to take the country hostage or we must take matters into our own hands if the state is declared weak and not strong enough to protect us.

We cannot afford to sit idle while these terrorists are terrorizing the population. We must do something NOW; the situation is that urgent.

I do strongly believe that “Pè Lebren” or DEATH BY FIRE for these terrorists is the only recourse. How many Izmérys, Dominiques and Toussaints must be cowardly assassinated before we do something?

I propose that -when we catch and find these terrorists guilty of the crimes they are accused of -we do not waste the people’s time and resources keeping them alive in jail; we BURN THEM TO DEATH. Until we do that, they will always be more Toussaints, Izmérys and Dominiques to cowardly go down; the situation of the country will get even worse than it is now.


President Martelly of Haiti

President Martelly of Haiti

In this article entitled “Attention Danger!!!” published yesterday, Thursday, June 02, 2011 on the Radio Kiskeya website, the author, Lyonel Trouillot, did a tremendous job calling President Martelly out on his issuance of the executive order making Ascension (a Catholic Holiday) a National Holiday. http://www.radiokiskeya.com/spip.php?article7793

The issuance of that executive order was a reckless and miscalculated move on the part of the president. Doing so, he opens the door for people (friends and foes) to question his motives. Many, myself included, tend to assume that, by that decision, he is favoring the Catholic Church over the other religious conglomerates.

There is no question that the president was ill-advised. Whoever advised him to issue that executive order making Ascension a National Holiday has shown lack of democratic judgment; therefore, he or she has no place in the president’s team of advisers. Such decision is an embarrassment, and it is making the president look very bad. What has happened of the basic democratic concept of separation of church and state?

The democratic concept of separation of church and state demands that the state be kept away from matters of faith. As Mr. Trouillot eloquently stated in the piece in corroboration of the aforementioned notion, “The duty of the state and the government is to assure free exercise of religion and atheism by the citizens in their private domains.”

During and after the campaign, Candidate and President-elect Martelly had met many times with many leaders from the Protestant and Catholic communities; not even once, as far as I can recall, has he met with Max Beauvoir, the Ati or Supreme Chief of the Vodou religion. I was very bothered by that. This is suspicious on his part, and he needs to come clean on that.

Vodou, as a religion, had suffered in the past many atrocities from many of our political and Catholic and Protestant leaders. Today, we will not stand by anyone’s action sought purposely or otherwise to ostracize or treat it as a second class religion.

If the president claims to be of a certain faith, that is his business, not that of the state. Therefore, regardless what that faith is, in the exercise of his presidential duty, he needs to separate it from his handling of the affairs of the state.

Haiti is not a theocracy; it is a democracy. So we are calling on President Martelly and his advisers to keep in mind that this executive order has set a bad precedent for our democracy. Please, Mr. President, for the sake of our democracy, keep the state out of matters having to do with faith. This is not what we are paying you for.