The Next President of Haiti…

The next president of Haiti should be able to see the country from the prism of a technological revolution. 

We have been too far left behind the technical boom for too long, it is time now to play catch-up.

It is our state of mind that keeps us in that economically and socially underdeveloped or deprived state of affairs we are in, not because “God is punishing us,” as some of these “levanjil tèt mare” love to suggest.

We need to revolutionize the way we think, the way we see or perceive ourselves and the world around us.

From my observation, I see there is a total philosophical disconnect between the Haitian at home [and some of us living abroad] and the rest of the world. We need to bridge that gap, and the only best and most logical way to accomplish that is by means of a technological revolution.

We need to bring the internet to the entire population, including those living in the country’s most secluded areas –assuming the electric energy problem the country has been struggling with has been intelligently dealt with in its entirety. 

The mobile technology, coupled with the internet, will change the way we learn, study and communicate. In large, that will change the way we see ourselves in relation to the world.

A technological revolution is what we need to change the collective psyche of our people in the long run, which, in turn, will make possible the economic and social development we have been hoping to see become a reality in the country.

Here is the question: in light of the 2021 presidential election, which prospective candidate do you think has the potential –political vision and leadership acumen –to bring about that aforementioned transformational change?

A laughing Matter: Crooks In The Haitian Senate Want To Fight Corruption

I stand strong with Madame Marie Carmelle Jean-Marie –Economy and Finance Minister: summer of 2012 to April 2013; April 2014 to January 2015 –who wrote to Senate President Youri Latortue to  demand that a thorough audit of ALL the public funds be conducted by the bogus Senate Anti-corruption and Ethics Commission, chaired by Senator Youri “Mr Clean Wannabe” Latortue.

We need to be clear on one thing: this bogus commission is doing nothing serious but putting a show of demagoguery politics with the sole purpose of destroying the integrity and character of certain former public servants, PM Lamothe’s for instance.

All these senators and deputies, including those in that said commission, are a bunch of crooks who want to make themselves pass for saints. Youri knows damn well he has no moral authority to head that commission, for he himself is nowhere near being clean. So they need to stop all this show of demagoguery politics to focus on what really matters for the people.

Corruption is plaguing three-year-old Providence Hospital in Gonaïves, built by the Canadian government and donated to the Haitian government for the health care needs of the people in Youri’s own Artibonite District. Where is Youri “Mr. Clean Wannabe” Latortue in all of this? He went AWOL on this one. How come? Doesn’t he call himself the corruption czar of the Senate?

As I had said before in my previous blog post, the system breeds corruption. Fix the system, there you fix the corruption problem besetting our public administration which these Mr Clean Wannabes “want” to do away with.

2021 Haiti Presidential Election: Youri “Mr. Clean Wannabe” Latortue Is Out To Destroy Lamothe’s Chance.

From left to right: Youri Latortue and Laurent Lamothe

Youri LATORTUE, who is playing Mr. Clean politics in the Haiti Senate, is not clean himself. In fact, I don’t know one “clean” Haitian politician in existence. They are all crooks. Haitian politics is not for pious folks; the system itself breeds corruption.

Now he is claiming having talked to Eberwein –before he committed suicide on Tuesday, July 11 in a South Dade motel –who shared with him important yet mind-boggling revelations. Since the dead man cannot be around to attest to such claim, it is now up to you and me in the court of public opinion to believe such idiocy.

Let us not forget that the Artibonite senator aka Mr. Clean Wannabe was a top advisor in the Martelly National Palace during the entire President Martelly’s five-year term, meaning if corruption there was, he must have known about it, he must have been a part of it. He was not an outsider like you and me. If anything, he should be investigated. 

All this noise he is making with the commission’s so-called corruption findings is political in nature. He is preparing the public opinion for an eventual decision by his ethics committee in the Senate to deny former Prime Minister Lamothe his administrative clearance papers, which he will need should he decide to run for president in 2021. 

It is not a secret that Youri LATORTUE, the leader of Ayiti An Aksyon, will be running for president in 2021. He knows Lamothe is a VERY potential player on the ground who could be for him a fierce competitor to beat. So he has got to stop him from entering the race. And the only best way for him to do so is to use this bogus ethics committee in the Senate as his political weapon –to deny him his administrative clearance. 

Now, one mistake LATORTUE, the President of the Senate, is on the verge of making is that he is not factoring in the people in his political calculus. What will be the reaction of the people vis-à-vis the political slaughtering of PM Lamothe is of paramount importance. The people are watching… they understand what is going on. They will react. This is simply a fair warning. 

If I were Youri LATORTUE, instead of indulging in this show of demagoguery politics, I would focus more on solving the issues facing the people in my Artibonite District –where there is a 3-year-old brand new and fully equipped hospital, Providence Hospital, the only state-of-the-art hospital in the district, built by the Canadian government –in a state of “irreversible degradation.” The operation of the hospital is stalled by corruption, yet LATORTUE is playing Mr. Clean politics in the Senate. Isn’t that something? He needs to do his job; he needs to focus on what really matters. 

Kissing in Public by Gays and Lesbians Has Just Been Made a Crime in Haiti.

This guy, Jean Renel “Zokiki” SENATUS, is such a fool. In his “Good Citizenship” bill, which just got an up vote or a vote of approval in the Haiti Senate, one can read: “If two people of the same sex are caught kissing in public and such act is documented in court records, these two citizens won’t be able to obtain a ‘Certificate of Good Citizenship,'” a required document, like a criminal record here in the United States, for anything a person wants to accomplish in Haiti.
 
So, technically, these fools in the Haiti Senate have just passed a law to criminalize kissing in public by two people of the same sex who happen to love each other. These two people, according to Senatus and his pals in the Senate, are not allowed to show or express their emotions in public.
 
This law is going way too far. That’s infringement upon the people’s personal lives in a country said democratic.
 
Excuse my ignorance: How do these legislative propositions, as serious as they sound or are, get voted on in the Haiti legislature? Did we even have a debate in the Haitian society on this particular matter before considering bringing the bill to the Senate floor for a vote? Did we even bother finding out through public opinion polls what the people’s sentiments are on the matter? 
 
Well, I just thought the world community would wanna know about what is happening in Haiti –a country in the backyard of the United States, the oldest democracy in the region. Kissing in public by two people of the same sex has just been made a crime in Haiti. There you have it.  

“Koulè Jezi Pa Enterese M Paske Sa Pa Enpòtan.”

Pa gen yon moun k ap li tèks sa a ki ka di m yo pa janm tande Kretyen Ayisyen yo –moun sa yo ki nan relijyon pèpè sa a ki rele Kretyènte a –ap repete pawòl tèt anba, pawòl san sans sa a. Jodi a, nou pral fè yon ti brase lide, yon ti bat bouch sou li. [Nòt: Yon relijyon pèpè se yon relijyon ki soti lòt bò dlo].

Si koulè Jezi pa enpòtan, pou ki sa Blan je vèt yo pran imaj yon mesye Blan je vèt ki sanble avèk yo epi yo di w se Jezi a sa?

Si koulè pa enpòtan vre nan reprezantasyon ak idantifikasyon, pou ki sa nan tout imaj kote y ap montre w Satan, yo reprezante l kòm yon kreyati a po nwa?

Ou pa janm poze tèt ou kesyon sa k fè sa? Ou pa janm itilize kapasite rezònman w pou w poze kesyon sou reprezantasyon ak idantifikasyon moun sa a yo di w ki Jezi a? Si w pa janm fè sa, ki sa w chwazi fè avèk entelijans sa a ke ou genyen an, entelijans sa a ke ou di Bondye bay ou a?

Si koulè Jezi pa enpòtan, mande mezye pastè, prèt, monseyè, elatriye yo –moun relijyon pèpè sa yo andedan peyi a –pou yo retire Jezi Blan je vèt y ap adore a pou yo ranplase l pa yon Jezi po nwa avèk “dreadlocks,” ki sanble avèk pèp Ayisyen an, pou w wè sa y ap di w.

Men se vre. Ayiti pa ka yon peyi moun po Nwa ap viv ladan l, sepandan mòdèfòkè yo pran imaj yon Blan je vèt epi yo fè moun yo ap priye l kòm kwa se li ki Jezi yo a. Sa k touye m pi mal la sè ke ou wè moun yo twouve ap priye imaj mesye Blan je vèt la vre wi. Se pi gwo estipidite ke m te kapab ap viv etan ke moun.

Imaj, nan domèn “marketing,” sitou nan sa ki gen a wè a pwopagann [vann yon ideyoloji ak yon filozofi], reprezante yon gwo bagay. Lè yon moun ap gade yon imaj tout tan e pou lontan, imaj sa a vin anrejistre nan sibkonsyan moun sa a. E lè moun sa a atribye imaj sa a a yon moun oubyen yon choz, chak lè li bezwen fè referans a choz la oubyen moun nan nan panse l, se imaj sa a ki anrejistre nan sibkonsyans li a li dekese nan panse l epi li mete l deyò. Se sa yo rele an Anglè “visual effect” la, sitou nan domèn “marketing.”

Ban m bay nou yon ti egzanp de yon eksperyans pèsonèl ke m te fè pou m ka ilistre sa m vle di a, yon fason k ap pèmèt nou konprann pi byen ki enpòtans imaj genyen nan reprezantasyon ak idantifikasyon.

M pase 7 lane kay frè Gonayiv yo [“Frères de l’Instruction Chretienne”] nan kad edikasyon primè m. Kay frè yo se yon enstitisyon Katolik li te ye e li toujou ye. Andedan chak klas yo, te konn genyen yon gwo foto Jezi Blan je vèt ki ankadre nan yon ankademan ki plake sou panno devan an, kote tablo a ye a. Chak jou m te konn pase andedan klas la, pou kantite de tan m te konn pase nan klas la, m ap gade Jezi Blan je vèt sa a. Imaj sa a anrejistre nan sibkonsyan m pou lavi. Jis jounen jodi a, aprè bon nonb ane ki pase, chak lè m fèmen zye m pou m panse avèk Jezi, se imaj Blan je vèt sa a m toujou wè ki parèt. Tout efò m fè pou m retire imaj sa a nan panse m, li pa ka soti. M menm panse fò k se nan yon “mental rehabilitation program” pou m ta antre pou yo ta ede m retire imaj sa a nan sibkonsyan mwen. Alòs, nou wè ki enpak sikolojik imaj genyen nan ede nan andoktrinasyon yon gwoup moun?

Gen yon ti pawòl ki di si w bezwen yon sosyete yon jan ke ou vle l ye, ou dwe kòmanse fè travay la nan timoun k ap leve yo, paske timoun pi fasil pou yo andoktrine ke granmoun. Se sa ki fè m gen gwo pwoblèm avèk travay moun sa yo ki nan relijyon pèpè sa yo ap fè andedan peyi a. Yo deranje pèp Ayisyen an, sitou a travè lekòl yo mete andedan peyi a. Se pa mete lekòl la ki pwoblèm nan non… pwoblèm nan se ki sa yo vle akonpli avèk lekòl sa yo ki pwoblèm nan. Lekòl sa yo ke yo mete andedan peyi a antre nan kad estrateji relijyon pèpè sa yo pou yo ka fè doktrin y ap vann nan byen chita nan sosyete a.

Ayiti se tankou yon savann kote tout bèt vin pwonmennen, fè sa yo vle, jan yo vle e lè lide yo di yo. Depi yon bagay se Blan je vèt ki fè l, otomatikman nan panse pa nou, li se bon bagay. Se pa tout fwa panse sa a revele l vrè. Majorite dè fwa, nou twouve nou nan erè avèk tèt nou, paske moun sa yo gen pwòp ajannda pa yo, ki toujou kontrè a ajannda pa nou menm Ayisyen.

Alòs, pou nou retounen nan sijè n ap trete a, m vle di nou ke koulè Jezi gen gwo enpòtans. Si li pa t enpòtan, nan tout sosyete moun relijyon pèpè sa yo t ap eseye etabli yo, ou t ap wè yo t ap reprezante Jezi nan yon fason pou l sanble avèk moun ki nan sosyete a. Gen yon rezon ki fè yo pa fè sa… gen yon rezon ki fè Jezi pa yo a sanble avèk yo. Se pou yo ka pwopaje oubyen pwomote filozofi “White supremacy” yo a, ki pou fè w kwè nan siperyorite ras Blan je vèt la sou moun Nwa yo ak moun lòt ras yo. Konsa, lè w kanpe devan yon Blan je vèt, pou w ka toujou kwè nan panse pa w ke li siperyè a ou menm, ou enferyè a li menm. Se konsa yo kenbe w nan lesklavaj mantal la, se konsa yo anprizone w sikolojikman.

Nou dwe konprann estrateji moun Blan je vèt yo si nou vle konbat yo. Konbat yo pa p fasil non, sitou lè nou annafè avèk yon dal anbasadè [moun po Nwa tèt grenn tankou nou] ke yo genyen nan mitan nou, ki kwè yo pi Blan je vèt ke Blan je vèt yo, e yo pi Kretyen ke moun sa yo ki te envante relijyon pèpè ki rele Kretyènte a.

 

Frè F.I.C Yo Ap Pwazonnen Pèp La

Istwa AyitiBagay frè F.I.C yo mete nan ti liv Istwa d Ayiti a pou timoun Ayisyen ap etidye yo, kote yo jwenn yo?
 
Pa gen entèlektyèl aktivis Ayisyen konsekan ki janm pwoteste kont dividal manti sa yo ki nan ti liv sa a?
 
Pa ekzanp, ti liv la di ke se Kristòf Kolon ki te dekouvri Ayiti le 5 Desanm 1492, pa vre? Dekouvri Ayiti pou ki moun? Se kesyon sa a nou dwe poze tèt nou. Nou oblije poze kesyon sa a paske misye pa ta ka dekouvri yon tè ki te deja gen moun k ap viv sou li. Pou yo di se misye ki te dekouvri Ayiti, se kòmsi ou di m Tainos/Arawaks yo ke misye te jwenn ki t ap viv sou tè a pa moun, se zannimo yo ye. Se yon aberasyon e yon awogans ekstrèm pou Blan Fransè sa yo di ke se misye ki te dekouvri tè a. Dwe se pou Blan je vèt Ewopeyen li t ap travay pou yo a li te dekouvri li a.
 
Pa gen okenn kote nan ti liv istwa sa a ki dekri e prezante Kristòf Kolon kòm yon asasen, yon kriminèl, yon teworis. Alòske se sa misye ye, lè n etidye zak misye avèk teworis parèy li yo te komèt sou “Endyen” yo ke li te vin jwenn ki t ap viv pezibleman sou tè a. Yo pa di w verite sa yo paske se Blan je vèt Fransè yo, yon dal Blan rasis, yon dal “White supremacists” Fransè ki ekri ti liv sa a pou yo fè ti nèg an Ayiti ap venere yo.
Sa a se yon grenn ekzanp nou bay ou pami anpil lot manti ke Blan je vèt Fransè F.I.C yo mete nan ti liv Istwa d Ayiti a pou timoun ap etidye nan lekòl.
 
Nou bezwen rebat kat la. Leta Ayisyen dwe pran trè serye bagay timoun nou yo ap etidye nan lekòl. Nou bezwen fòme Ayisyen an pou Ayiti. E pou n fè sa, nou dwe aprann Ayisyen an verite istorik yo pou l ka fyè de moun li ye a, pou l konnen kote l soti e ki direksyon li dwe pran, pou l ka renmen peyi li, pou l ka fyè de kilti li ak istwa li antan ke pèp. Lòbèy frè F.I.C yo ap fè timoun Ayisyen etidye yo, se pwazonnen y ap pwazonnen nou. Ministè Edikasyon Nasyonal dwe pran responsablite l nan zafè sa a. Li dwe jwenn avèk istoryen Ayisyen ki konsekan pou revize bagay y ap fè timoun yo etidye yo. Timoun yo se demen ak espwa sosyete a.

Yon Ti Mesaj A Tout Ayisyen Alawonnbadè

Nou dwe elimine tout fèt Katolik yo ke Leta nou an chwazi fete nan kalandriye fonksyonman li.

Leta nou an pa yon Leta Katolik, li se yon Leta de kilti Vodou. Dayè, se Seremoni Bwa Kayiman an, ki te fèt nan lanwit 14 Dawou 1791 la, ki t ap vin pote linite ak konsyantizasyon nan mitan zanzèt nou yo pou yo te ka fè sa ki gen pou te fèt pou yo vin kreye nasyon lib sa a ke yo pral mete kanpe devan lemond antye jou ki te 1 Janvye 1804 la. Nou dwe klè sou sa. Si n pa ka klè sou sa, deja, nou gen yon pwoblèm teknik k ap anpeche n dakò pou n avanse nan konvèsasyon sa a.

Etan ke Demokrat ki toleran, ki kwè nan “pluralism,” nou TOLERE tout moun ki pa kwè nan sa nou kwè yo nan peyi a, ki se yon dwa ke tout moun genyen. Men sepandan, nou pa p tolere pou Katolik yo panse y ap vin enpoze bagay yo a sou nou.

Tout fèt ke Legliz Katolik ap fete, Leta nou an fè fèt sa a yo jou ferye pou li, kòm kwa pèp Ayisyen an se yon pèp Katolik li ye. Nou pa p pran bagay sa a ankò paske li pa fè sans e li pa lojik.

Nou pa ka yon pèp Vodou ki libere tèt li de lesklavaj —yon lesklavaj ki te esponnsorize pa Legliz Katoli, ki te jwenn benediksyon l nan men Legliz Katolik, ki te benefisye Legliz Katolik –epi pou n twouve ap nasyonalize e selebre fèt Legliz sa a. Nou pa twouve bagay sa a pa nòmal nan zye pa nou? Sa a se yon estipidite absoli e san parèy.

Katolik yo chwazi fete fèt yo, se koze ki gade yo. Men Leta a an jeneral pa ka chwazi fete yo.  Nou pa ka chwazi fè de fèt sa yo jou ferye pou Leta a. Nou pa p pran lòbèy sa a nan men Blan je vèt Legliz Katolik yo ankò. Sa a nou dwe klè sou li.

Se sèl an Ayiti wi kòm peyi m viv ladan l m wè betiz konsa fèt. Nan tout tan sa yo ke m fè ap viv Etazini an, m pa janm wè Leta Ameriken pran jou fèt Katolik yo pou jou ferye non. Epi nou menm, Leta nou an ferye pou tout fèt Legliz Katolik ap fete yo? Nou pa twouve anyen mal nan sa? Di m nan konbyen peyi Mizilman nou wè tenten konsa fèt. Epi nou tolere sa fèt nan peyi Vodou nou an?

Konbyen fèt nan kalandriye Vodou a ke Leta nou an selebre, ke Leta nou an pran kòm jou ferye? M kapab di zewo, paske Legliz Katolik, nan konkòday avèk pouvwa politik la andedan peyi a, te dyabolize Vodou nou an; yo te menm entèdi Vodouizan yo pratike fwa yo jan tout moun gen dwa fè sa nan peyi a.

Seremoni Vodou Bwa Kayiman an, si nou selebre l, nou pa selebre l pou apwòch mistik e espirityèl seremoni an non, nou selebre l pou enpòtans istorik li. Alòske se pi gwo fèt Vodou ki ta sipoze jwenn anpil enpòtans devan Leta a. Non, nou kite Blan je vèt Katolik yo ap pase nou lòd, kòm si nou pa t libere nou de lesklavaj ke yo menm te enpoze sou nou an.

Ban m di nou byen, frè ak sè Ayisyen mwen yo: Liberasyon nou de lesklavaj, ki vin fè nou yon pèp lib e endepandan an, se pa t yon kado ke Blan je vèt yo te fè nou non… se batay nou te batay pou n te genyen l… se san nou ki te koule pou n te genyen l… se mouri nou te aksepte mouri pou n te jwenn li. Epi jodi a pou n aksepte ap banalize l? Ki sa nou fè avèk konsyans nasyonal nou, hen? Ki sa nou fè avèk konsyans de pèp nou, hen? An nou pran konsyans. An nou louvri zye nou. Se nan zafè fèmen zye priye sa a wi, ou wè nou kite yo vòlè konsyans nasyonal nou nan men nou an.

Krèk Koko Te Ka Minis Tou

Krek Koko
Gen moun k ap di ke senatè yo pa gen CV minis yo nan men yo. De se fèt, Krèk Koko te ka minis tou. Sa yo di a se sa wi. Men pwoblèm nan se nan Konstitisyon peyi a li ye.
 
M ap di moun sa yo konsa ke Konstitisyon an pa mande pou minis yo “properly vetted” non. Li fè ekzijans sa a pou PM nan sèlman. Se rezon sa a ki fè nou toujou tande m di isit la ke Konstitisyon nou an se yon zatrap li ye. Tout pwoblèm peyi a soti nan Konstitisyon an.
 
Gen anpil chanjman nou swete wè ki pote andedan Konstitisyon an pwochèn fwa y ap amande l nan Paleman an. Men sa nou menm nou pwopoze:
 
1. Elimine pòs PM nan jan li ye la a. Kandida pou pòs prezidan an ap anrejistre nan KEP a avèk tout PM li. Se responsablite KEP a pou li “vet” moun sa yo avan li otorize yo fè kanpay. Kandida a ap mennen kanpay avèk moun sa a k ap PM li a. Konsa, lè pèp la vote prezidan an, nou tou konnen ki moun k ap PM nan.
 
2. Tout minis sa yo ke PM nan ap chwazi a dwe jwenn ratifikasyon yo youn aprè lòt nan Sena a sèlman –yo pa nan pase devan Chanm Depite. Se yon tan pedi sa ye.
 
Se wòl senatè yo pou yo “properly vet” minis yo avan yo ratifye chwa sa yo. Konsa, n ap konnen si minis yo konpetan, kalifye e onèt pou yo vin sèvi peyi a nan jan PM nan vle yo vin sèvi peyi a. E sa dwe fèt tou pou tout sekretè deta ak direktè jeneral ke PM nan ap gen pou l chwazi yo.
 
3. Nou dwe chanje tèm prezidans la. Se pou nou pèmèt ke yon prezidan kapab brige 2 manda 5 lane youn dèyè lòt. An nou serye avèk tèt nou. Ki sa yon prezidan ka reyalize vrèman nan 5 lane? Pa gran choz non. Men si li konnen li ka mande pèp la yon lòt manda atravè reeleksyon, l ap fè tout sa li kapab pou li delivre nan premye manda li a pou li vin konvenk pèp la pou yo bay li yon chans pou li vin fini sa li komanse yo.
 
4. Zafè dechaj la pa dwe gen anyen pou li wè avèk Paleman an. Depi nou mete Paleman an ladan l, li vin yon demach politik, alòske se yon demach teknik li dwe ye. Se manb nan enstitisyon finansyè yo nan Leta a ki dwe sèvi kòm yon “board” ki pou bay ansyen fonksyonè Leta yo dechaj.
 
M panse jan de chanjman sa yo nan estrikti gouvènmantal peyi a ap ede anpil nan bon fonksyonman gouvènman an e nan benefis Leta nou an.

OPINION: Why Lavalas Lost The Election To Jovenel Moise?

In the US Army, where I served for six years, there is this psychological exercise called After Action Review (AAR) we do after every event, training session, etc. to improve our performance in the future. During such exercise, together as a group, we answer questions such as: what was supposed to happen? What actually happened? What went right? What went wrong? What we need to improve on to better our performance next time?

In light of this exercise, we are going to try to tackle this pertinent question: Why Lavalas lost the election to Jovenel Moise?

That’s a very important question, one anyone with a sound mind would expect to dominate the conversations in all Lavalas circles at this juncture in the game. Unfortunately, such is not the case. Instead, they are hopping on the radio one after the other wasting their times in propagating falsehoods about the winning candidate in an attempt to delegitimize him. When it is not that, they are in the streets yelling at the top of their lungs, breaking stuff, burning tires, engaging in all sorts of terrorist activities only to disturb the peace as usual and further worsen the political instability in the country.

Lavalas lost because:

1. They did not have a consolidated base –the divisions and bickerings inside the movement have caused the base to be fragmented at its own demise. As a result, such reality has weakened all the groupuscules with Lavalas tendencies [Lapeh, Pitit Desalin, Fanmi Lavalas, Renmen Ayiti, etc]. Meanwhile, if they had come together to nominate one candidate as the alternative to Jovenel, I am not sure if that would have been enough to win them the election, but they could have given him a good run for his money.

2. They did not have a revolutionary and inspiring message that could resonate with the majority of the voters, especially the young voters. Holding the Martelly administration responsible for everything not working in the country [after only 5 years] is one thing, but proposing how to make things better is another. It was really hard for them to make the case against Martelly, let along against Jovenel –after they had spent 20 years in power and failed to deliver for the country. So the people looked at it like this: if you were in power for that long and failed to make good on your promises, why should we put you in charge again? In a sense, they were viewed as the main sector responsible for the dire reality they wanted to be hired to fix. So they were in a very tough spot.

3. Not only did they not have such revolutionary and inspiring message, they did not have an inspiring leader the youths could relate to –the leadership was composed of a bunch of old farts, the traditional chameleon or “abolotcho” politicians, whom the people have rejected long ago for their politics of obsolescence, mediocrity, terror, treachery and deceitfulness.

4. They represented the past to a young electorate, a social media electorate, which rendered them totally out of touch. While Jovenel was effectively using the latest technologies –Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat, Periscope, etc… — to reach out to the young people and get his inspiring message out to them, these Lavalas sore losers were using the same old and outdated campaign tactics and practices they were using during the 1990 presidential election, which had witnessed the rise of Aristide from priesthood to statehood.

5. Last but not least, they had shown their incapacity to effectively staff and run a successful political campaign. They relied mostly on their amateurism politics and so-called education to outperform Jovenel, who staffed his campaign with folks with years of experience in campaign organization and operation.

In conclusion, the election was not stolen from the Lavalas sore losers. The allegation of massive fraud they were pushing could not sustain –due to lack of convincing evidence –before the electoral judges, in the electoral tribunal. That was a political play with the intent to boycott and torpedo the election. This time around, it did not work as they had hoped –they were hoping to see a repeat of 2015, when they had used terror to impose their collective will on the majority.

The Lavalas lost fair and square to Jovenel, who run a very effective, aggressive, revolutionary and state-of-the-art campaign. If anything, if they are really smart, they need to spend ample time studying his campaign so they could emulate every aspect of it in future elections. If they don’t do that, they can forget about winning presidential elections for a long time.

Nou Pou KONSÈTASYON, Pa NEGOSYASYON

Nou tonbe sou nòt an Fransè sa a ke Onorab Depite Gary Bodeau (Boukliye-Dèlma) mete deyò maten an pou l ka fè konnen ki pozisyon li fas a konjonkti politik, pòs-elektoral la nan peyi a. Men sa li di nan nòt la:

Opinions…

Quel avenir les politiciens haïtiens se réservent-ils dans ce pays? Veulent-ils vraiment continuer à participer à la vie politique?

Après 155 millions de dollars américains dépensés pour deux (2) élections présidentielles dont les résultats restent inchangés, il est venu le temps de reconnaitre la victoire du candidat élu dès le Premier tour.

L’ équipe au pouvoir ne peut se permettre le luxe de ne pas PASSER le pouvoir au président élu le 7 février 2017. Le jeu ne vaut pas la chandelle. Les tours de passe-passe au CTV, ne pourront en aucun cas ni altérer ni invalider le vote populaire.

L’heure n’est plus à la CONTESTATION. De vraies NÉGOCIATIONS sur les politiques publiques et la formation d’un gouvernement INCLUSIF visant l’amélioration des conditions de vie du peuple doivent débuter sans délai.

Les haitiens et les haïtiennes méritent des jours de paix et de bonheur. Ensemble, nous pouvons réécrire l’histoire et offrir des opportunités à la jeunesse.

Gary Bodeau

Député du peuple

50ème législature

Tout sa depite a di yo se sa. Men nou pa dakò avèk li lè l ap pale de NEGOSYASYON ant move pèdan yo [chèf teworis Lavalas yo –Jude Celestin, Moise Jean-Charles ak Maryse Narcisse –ki mete gwoup teworis parèy yo nan lari a pou ap teworize popilasyon an] ak Prezidan Jovenel pou monte yon pouvwa ENKLIZIF.

Nou pa gen pwoblèm ak kreyasyon pouvwa enklizif la non. Nou gen pwoblèm ak pawòl negosyasyon avèk move pèdan yo. Nou

Nou menm, nou pou KONSÈTASYON, pa NEGOSYASYON. Gen yon gwo tonton diferans nan 2 mo sa yo. Konsètasyon vle di kowoperasyon, tèt kole pou n travay; negosyason vle di ban m sa a, m ap bay ou sa a. Se lè yon moun pran pouvwa a mal, li pa gen lejitimite popilè, li negosye pouvwa. Lè se pèp ki bay ou pouvwa, ou konsète avèk opozisyon.

Prezidan Jovenel jwenn manda e lejitimite li a nan men pèp la. Alòs, pa gen okenn politisyen raketè, politisyen move pèdan k ap vin pase l lòd, k ap vin di l se pou l negosye, jan nou te tande anpil politisyen Dubreus, politisyen Jesifra ap pale deyo a. Li pa rete avèk okenn politisyen raketè. Li gen yon sèl bòs sou tèt li, bòs sa a rele pèp la. Nou vle pou mesye sa yo klè sou dosye negosyasyon y ap pale a.

Prezidan Jovenel pa janm di l ap gouvène peyi a sèlman avèk ti gwoup pa li a. Li toujou di nan tout entèvansyon l ap fè an piblik ke administrasyon pa li a ap gen tout moun ladan l –kèlkeswa apatenans politik moun nan. Men se moun ki KONPETAN, ONÈT, KALIFYE k ap ladan l. Se pa yon gouvènman politisyen tradisyonèl panse y ap vin negosye pou yo jwenn ministè pou y al fè gagòt epi gouvènman an vin pyeje, li vin pa ka ateri pou popilasyon an k ap soufri a, ki nan mizè a.

Alòs, nou menm k ap kore Prezidan Jovenel la, nou di KONSÈTASYON WI, NEGOSYASYON NON.

Prezidan Jovenel jwenn manda li nan men pèp la. Pa gen okenn politisyen rat do Kale, raketè, tradisyonèl, abolotcho k ap vin tòdye men l pran li nan men l pou l pa vin regle anyen ki serye –nèg ap vin vòlè epi anyen pa janm chanje nan kondisyon mas defavorize a. Nou pa p kite sa pase. Se sa k fè n ap rete vijilan pou n ap veye yo. Ap gen administrasyon k ap fè fayit wi, men se pa p administrasyon sa a. Fwa sa a, fò k peyi a pran wout devlopman an, fò k mas pèp la jwenn tout bon.