The Lavalas Anarchists Are Shaming The Haitian Nation

Lavalas terrorist

In a democracy, when you disagree with the way the leading party is running the country, you don’t ask them to hand over the gavel to you… you present to the people a better way, a sounder alternative and convince them to vote the people in power out and vote you in. It is done like that to guarantee political stability and the continuity of the Republic.

From following the news out of Haiti, it is obvious that the Lavalas folks starkly disagree with the politics of the Martelly administration. That’s fine because that’s their right to disagree just like it is other people’s right to agree. But we should hold the elections so we could allow the majority of the electorate to have their say.

Political disagreements are common in every democracy; therefore, they are not a Haitian problem. What seems to be problematic, though, is the way we go about them. But democracy in itself is made of disagreements –the very essence of this form of government.

Having political disagreements is a very good thing in a democracy because it gives the opposing parties the opportunity to argue and make their case so that an advised electorate could decide through a democratic election. That’s how it is done in all the democracies around the world, including the United States, Canada and France.

Unfortunately, these morons, these goons, these so-called intellectuals, these “geniuses” –who call themselves political leaders in Haiti –don’t seem to understand this very basic.

What can you expect from political charlatans like Mirlande Manigat, Edmonde Beauzile, Turneb Delpe, Dieuseul Simon Desras, Moise Jean-Charles, John Joël Joseph, Jean-Baptiste Bien-Aime, Arnel Belizaire & Co? These folks are shaming the entire nation with their moronic and obsolete ways of solving political disagreements in the country.

Martelly is not a dictator like these Lavalas anarchists want to make believe, they are because they want to impose their way and will on the rest of the people –by taking hostage the electoral process. Let’s take it to the poll in a democratic fashion and allow the people to settle the political disagreements or contentions. That’s how we proceed in a democracy.

For the past three years, they have spent their energy on nothing serious other than blocking Martelly’s every step in an attempt to prevent him from putting in place the electoral mechanism to organize the elections.

It is crystal clear that they do not want democratic elections in the country because they know they cannot win –the people have rejected long ago their terroristic politics of dechoukaj, Pèlebren, kidnapping, drug dealing, corruption, lawlessness, intimidation by assassination, etc.

After their 20 years in power destroying everything Duvalier had left behind, the people do not want them anywhere near the National Palace. They do have a track record they will be judged on, let’s have the elections. No need to be afraid.

Sadly, the political conjuncture in Haiti is very depressing and embarrassing. We Haitians have become the laughingstock of the international community. You only have to read the comments from the readers reacting to these negative press reports out of Haiti on the Miami Herald, CNN and AFP websites to see how we are being viewed and talked about by some around the world. Frankly, it takes a lot of courage from any Haitian living abroad to –in spite of all the hogwash going on in the country with these retarded and wannabe politicians –want to unveil their Haitian nationality. Now I understand why some of us feel ashamed to say they are Haitian. Not all of us are courageous like some.

These Lavalas Anarchists Must Be Out Of Their Minds


These Lavalas leftists, anarchists, communists, extremists with anti-American sentiment in Haiti –like Turneb Delpe, Moise Jean-Charles, Edmonde Beauzile, Mirlande Manigat & Co –must be out of their minds if they think the international community would let them sabotage the progressive agenda of the Martelly administration so they could get to power in Haiti.

In a population of 10 million people, they can only manipulate a few thousands in Port-au-Prince –with money they had obtained through kidnapping and drug trafficking –and they wanna make believe that a majority is against the president. Don’t they know that majority had already expressed itself 3 years ago by electing Martelly president?

These folks had spent 20 years in power in Haiti and left behind for Martelly a devastated place you would not dare calling a country. For doing so would have been an insult to the person who had introduced the word [country] in the English lexicon. Today they are acting as though they had never been in power, and that they do not have a track record to judge them on. Their record is sitting right there in our recent memory, so there is no way we could be so amnesiac.

We will not let them take the country back to the dark era of kidnapping, gang-related crimes, dechoukaj, Pèlebren, kraze brize, etc… we must and will continue to move forward by quarantining and keeping them away from the National Palace by any means necessary.

Martelly will complete his term and will pass the gavel to his successor, who will come out of the presidential election he [Martelly] will have to organize. Democracy is all about continuity of the democratic process, and that is what we Haitian democrats believe in.

In a democracy, there is only one prescribed way to get to power, and that is through a democratic electoral process. These Lavalas anarchists refuse to play the democratic game by its rules because they know they cannot get to power in Haiti in a fair, honest, inclusive and transparent election –the majority of the people do not want anything to do with them, and they know it.

George W. Bush, for instance, was elected president twice in the United States. By the end of his second term, he had become very unpopular. In spite of his unpopularity, which had rendered him very vulnerable, the American people did not take the streets in protest every week to ask him to resign. They know better than that; they are a busy people who do not have time to waste. They had expressed their anger in the polls twice by electing and reelecting President Obama -in 2008 and 2012. That’s how things are supposed to be done in a democracy.

In this political conjuncture the country has found itself today, we have a choice to make: either we opt for a democratic Haiti, where the rule of law is highly valued, or we want to plunge the country in a state of anarchy and lawlessness with these Lavalas anarchists.


President-elect Michel J. Martelly

I am speechless. I hope I can find the words to express my contentment for such a great victory by the Haitian people. Michel J. Martelly has won the presidency in Haiti with an avalanche (Martelly: 67.57% against Manigat 31.71%), which makes him now the newly elected president of Haiti.

I would like to personally take this moment to congratulate him for such a great and unbelievable victory over his rival Mirlande H. Manigat. He is the one to finally harmer the last nail to the coffin of the status quo. Now we can be certain that the old generation, which has never missed the opportunity to fail the country, has been buried. No more of these old faces. A new chapter now has begun for the Haitian people.

Martelly is an inspiration. He inspires me to always believe in yourself even when the multitude doubts you. When he entered the race, many, myself included, could not take him seriously. But he managed to transform himself in a very short period of time to reshape the attitude or sentiment of the electorate and get them to accept him. That is beyond political ingenuity.

He was being called all sorts of condescending names –immoral, uneducated, idiot, brute, moron; he never gave in. He had made his case to prove his opponent wrong. Do not take my word for it. Trust the latest poll. According to the official poll issued by the Provisional Electoral Council, the immorality argument, which he was arguing against, failed badly.

Now, to the Manigat supporters: the campaign is over. We cannot be on campaign mode beyond the campaign. We must switch mode. I am calling on all of you to come join hands with the new president so together we can take the country out of the abyss it has been for decades. We can do it only if we work together as one nation. I am sure you all love Haiti with the same fervor as President Martelly. So you have your seats around the table. We are all Haitians, in spite of our politics. But this is not about politics; we have something greater than that to live for, and that is our beloved Haiti.   

I have one message for President Martelly: DO NOT DECEIVE US. We will accompany you to the promise land. As long as you stand with us, you cannot go wrong. Together we shall make it. The job you just got hired for is not going to be easy; you already know it. But you can only succeed IF you lead with the people. The moment you decide to turn your back on us, you can prepare to live your own demise.  DO NOT BE AFRAID; WE ARE WITH YOU.


Mirlande H. Manigat, Haitian presidential candidate

I wonder what Mirlande Manigat had said to her husband, Leslie F. Manigat, when he shared with her his intention to run for president in Haiti in the election of January 17, 1988, which was rejected by 96% of the electorate.

Your inquiry minds may be asking why is it that only 4% of the electorate participated in that election. Well, I am going to tell you why, and I hope you are taking notes.

There was to be a presidential election on November 29, 1987 -the very first democratic election to be taken place in the country after the collapse of the Duvalier regime in 1986. The population was extremely motivated and enthusiastic to participate in that election; the turnout was to be unprecedentedly huge.

On Ruelle Vaillant, in Port-au-Prince, on the day of the election, there was a voting precinct; early in the morning, there was already a long line of people standing and waiting to cast their votes. As the line was getting increasingly long and thick in numbers, a truck loaded with armed military personnel, under the command of Colonel Jean Claude Paul, drove by and massacred between 30 and 300 unarmed innocent civilians, which has suscitated the annulment of the election.

The entire country fell in a state of consternation and trepidation; we were mourning for months the death of these innocent and honorable human beings.

There was an outcry from the population calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. But as it is customary in Haiti, an endless investigation was said to be on the way, and, until today, no one has ever been arrested and tried.

These innocent civilians did not do anything to deserve such horrible fate; they were only standing in line to vote and thereby fulfill a civic duty.

After the carnage, slaughter or bloodbath (however you want to call it), the National Council of Government (French: Conseil National de Gouvernement), presided by General Henri Namphy, decided to call for another election to be taken place on January 17, 1988. This time, the electorate was not in tune.

A call to boycott the election was issued by most of the grassroots organizations and political parties at the time. Only a very few political parties, including the RDNP of Leslie Manigat, participated in that election.

It was a simulacrum, for which only 4% of the electorate turned out. That election was a farce only to hand the presidency to Leslie Manigat, who was going to be toppled in a coup by the military five months later, precisely on June 20, 1988.

Now, throughout this contentious presidential campaign, Mirlande Manigat has put his rival, Michel J. Martelly, to trial. She has managed to make this election a referendum on Martelly’s morality.

In my humble opinion, I think she has been given a free pass as though she is a purist. No one, not even the press, has taken the time to find out things about her; they are too busy digging into Martelly’s personal life. It is a conspiracy against Martelly.

I think it is time to have a serious conversation on morality in this country. What is considered moral and what is not? Are the rules of morality only address the behavior of an artist who, in his stage performance, happens to be pulling his pants down, wearing a mini skirt, and/or bombarding the ears of his fans with profanity? I refuse to believe so.

Leslie Manigat, by his participation in the shameful January 17, 1987 election, has proven to be a man of no character -one who would accede to power at any cost, even if that means putting in jeopardy the sovereignty of the nation. He must have told his wife, Mirlande Manigat, of his intention to run for president in that election, and she must have approved of it.

When it comes to morality, Mirlande Manigat is in no position to put anybody to trial in a morality court. She has no moral authority to preside over such body. She is just as immoral as the person she is accusing of being immoral, because in the eye of the just, being a person of no character is in itself immoral. So she needs to retire her morality argument.

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Mirlande Manigat’s “fanm kore fanm” (English: women support women) political statement has a sexist undertone. For someone who has never missed the opportunity to make of her political education and experience a line in the sand, that statement of hers has proven her political amateurism.

That is not a simple slip of the tongue type of misstep; that is her campaign political slogan. Political slogans are not crafted lightly, meaning the words are meticulously chosen. What I am getting from that slogan is that, if becomes elected, she is someone who could be discriminating against ALL men.

We need to avoid being divisive as much as we can. We have been on that route before with Aristide -who had positioned himself as the president of his partisans, excluding those were not. Therefore, we already know what the results will be.    

The Manigat campaign has been making the morality argument for some time now to torpedo Martelly. Her revealed sexism, “women support women,” should be a campaign stopper. Martelly must drive this argument home. He needs to use it against her to raise doubts about her being a fair president. She cannot deny having used it in many instances, for it is her own campaign slogan.

Martelly has been put on the defensive for too long. He needs to reverse that trend. The morality argument, though proven ineffective, must not be taken for granted. It could start picking up steam as the days towards the end of the campaign are approaching. So he needs to go on the offense and force her to use the few weeks left in the campaign to explain herself. He could use a 30-second negative political ads or something to make the sexism argument against her. He must not wait too long to make that happen. Though he is leading in the polls, he must not be too comfortable. He needs to fight her as though he is on the losing side of the spectrum. In politics, you don’t win until you are declared a winner. So he needs to go after her hard.

The most effective way to fight political opponents is to use their own words and acts against them. Remember what the Jerry Brown campaign did to Meg Whitman in California during the gubernatorial race in that state? They destroyed her in one week using this political ads. Mind you, she was running neck and neck with Brown in the polls. In some polls, she was even leading. Don’t take my word for it; see it for yourself .

In politics, if you can raise doubts about your opponents, you are in good standing. As you can see, the purpose of the ads was to link her to the failed economic policies of Governor Schwarzenegger. Doing so had made the case for Jerry Brown that Meg Whitman, if elected governor, will be another Schwarzenegger in terms of policies. Therefore, it would be insane using the same failed policies and expecting different results. Before she knows it, her campaign was over. That was a brilliant ads.


Martelly, I just handed you your ticket to victory. Don’t you ever say I have never given you anything. When you are in the White House in Haiti, I don’t need anything from you, except that to take care of the people’s business with highest honors and highest regards.


Mirlande Manigat -leader of RDNP

All RDNPists and supporters of Mirlande Manigat, do not say I am not being fair for having given tips to Martelly on how to beat your leader in the next election and not given you anything. This time is yours to be served. This piece is going to give you tips on what to do next going forward.

Let me begin by saying this: if after more than 25 years in the existence of RDNP Mirlande Manigat is the best you guys have to offer, something is not going right inside the party. After this election, the party itself needs to do a soul-searching exercise to fix what needs to be fixed and change the entire Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).

I think Patrice Dumont, had he represented the party in the election, assuming he has a clean record, could have made a better showing than Manigat. Generation wise, he and Martelly fit in the same bracket. He’s a media personality, Martelly is a stage personality. He seems to have a strong education background, which, in my opinion, could have been a major mismatch for Martelly.

With him in the race, the battle could have probably not been waged on the leadership front as it is now with Manigat; but, rather, on who has the best vision for the country.

To be fair, though, Manigat’s plan does sound great ON PAPER. It is so great that I think Martelly is going to have to steal some parts of it. But, if elected, does she have the leadership spine and the iron fist to implement it? The answer is a fat and loud NOOOOOO. She is weak and symbolizes failure. That’s why she is going to lose this race which should have been hers to lose.

After this election, the RDNP party must take some time to redefine and reintroduce itself. You must fire Mirlande Manigat and entrust the leadership of the party with a new generation of leaders with a clear agenda to win control of the presidency and have a strong congressional presence in Congress and mayoral presence all around the country in the next five years. You never know what may happen; I may become a registered RDNPist -with a complete reshuffling and a new leadership, of course.

I bet you are not going to do that; she is going to be kept in her place until she dies or decides to retire. Why should she be asked to relinquish her position? After all, the party is her private property; it will disappear or cease to exist with her death. That’s basically the life expectancy of most political parties in Haiti. They disappear with the death of the founder.

Well, you don’t need to listen to my advice. What do I know? I am a nobody.


A friend of mine on Facebook put me on the spot to state the candidate I would vote for in this election about to take place in Haiti if I were able to vote. This is the first time someone has ever done this to me –pou m afiche m je klè, kidonk san voye wòch kache men. Without making a formal and official endorsement, I answer her like this:


Despite my disagreement with Martelly’s economic plan, which I think is socialistic to some extent and is going to stall competition on the market, if I were to choose between him and Manigat, the two options we have now left on the table to choose from, for what the country needs at this juncture, he would get my vote. Why him?


He may not be as intellectual as Manigat, but I see in him someone who could bring our already torn and divided country together -regardless of creed, religion, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, ethnicity, age, gender, etc… -and motivate and inspire us to do what needs to get done.


I also see in him someone who does not play; he means business. He is not someone to mess with, for he will go after you, embarrass you publicly, and bring you to justice.


He also seems to be a person of discipline, attention to detail and meticulousness. You give him a task to work on, he will assemble a team of experts or problem solvers to get it done in a timely manner. On top of all that, he seems to be a person of consistency, which means a whole lot to me.


Lastly, he seems to be a people person, someone -if you go down in the mud by accident -to take his jacket and tie off and fold up the legs of his pants and the sleeves of his shirt to go down and get you out of there. In other words, he is a person of very few complexes; he is not uppity and presumptuous.


Those are the attributes I notice in his personality which would definitely make me cast my vote for him. He seems to have what our beloved Haiti needs to reverse the state of freefall she has been in for 25 years. He will not be able to do anything if we  (ALL of us Haitians) don’t stand with and by him. He is only the leader to show us the way. But we still need to follow his leadership, get down and do what needs to get done.  So Martelly would definitely get my vote.


Because I had made and presented the case against Manigat on a generational front, some had accused me of discriminating against her on the basis of her age. Well, the generational front is not the only one I am going to fight her on. She has a leadership problem.

As I said many times, Haiti is at a juncture where intellectualism alone is not going to reverse things around for her. She is in desperate need of a leader with iron spine and fist to lead the surgical intervention she needs to keep her alive.

I had made the leadership argument many times in the past but never really taken the time to explain what leadership really entails. This time I am going to do my best to hit it right in the head.

Leadership is the ability to motivate people to do things they would not otherwise want to do. It takes leadership to get people to believe in a better tomorrow. It takes leadership to get people to change, especially when they are so accustomed to doing the same things over and over.

The job of any leader, if I may, is to prepare your people for the challenges ahead. So in terms of leadership attributes Manigat does not have any. She is the symbol of leadership failure.

From 1986 to present, as leaders of RDNP, Lesly and Mirlande Manigat, failed to prepare a new generation of RDNPists for the challenges of tomorrow. So she is a failure as evidenced by the fact that after 25 years being active inside the party, not one young person is prepared and ready to lead.

Barack Obama is today the president of the United States mainly because the Democratic Party in Illinois had prepared and given him a chance to surface. In fact, they had brought him from the Illionois state senate to the national stage in 2004 at the Democratic National Convention held in Boston to give the keynote address, which had put and kept the spotlight on him. Today, 7 years later, he, not Bill Clinton, is the leader of the national Democratic Party.

In the Obama era, you have now an array of new, fresh and young Democrats such as Rahm Emanuel and Herald Ford, surfacing. In fact, these two guys had served in Congress and been in many leadership positions.

So that is what a political party is for –to prepare leaders to emerge and lead. The fact that Mirlande Manigat at 71 years old is still the leader of RDNP shows that she and her husband have failed to prepare a new generation of RDNPists for the challenges of tomorrow. Why they did not prepare a new generation of leaders to lead the party to victory is beyond my pay grade. However, one thing I can tell you is that it does tell a lot about them.

They, Mirlande Manigat and her husband, are two selfish individuals who initially brought this political party to life to serve their selfish and short-sided political interests, not those of the Haitian people. If Mirlande Manigat, as the leader of the party, could fail in her mission to prepare the party for tomorrow, chances are, if becomes president, she will fail the future of the nation, the Haitian youths, just as bad. Therefore, she does not have the leadership attributes Haiti needs at this juncture in her existence as a nation. She is a danger to the survivability of the Haitian nation. As a young Haitian, I love my country too much to let that happen. That is why I vow to do whatever in my human power to stop her from getting elected.


Michel Martelly, presidential candidate

Manigat is the easiest candidate to beat, and Martelly should be happy to have to face her in the runoff presidential election. He can beat her if he uses the right strategy. He needs to run a two-front war (generational and psychological) against her. He needs to associate her with the old politics that has put us in the quagmire we are in today. He needs to be presented as the epitome of a new class of politicians that has emerged to send to retirement the old politics that has never failed to bring the country down, which Mrs. Manigat is the face of.

Intellectually speaking, he cannot match Manigat. So he needs not fight her war. He needs to prevent her from framing the debate and making this a race on intellectualism. How can he do that? He can achieve that by doing four things:

  1. He needs to use that weakness of his (his intellectual mismatch) as his best weapon and thereby put her on the defensive.
  2. He needs to keep looking presidential. So far his staff has been doing a tremendous job reintroducing and redefining him to the electorate. 
  3. When he is on the campaign trail stumping, he needs to stay on message at all times and articulate the stark differences between him and his opponent.
  4. He needs to speak to the people in these terms:

If you are looking for an intellectual person to be speaking fancy phrases to impress your ears and offer you no results at the end, Mrs. Manigat is your candidate. In fact, I don’t think many in this country can claim being more intellectual than she is. But keep in mind that these intellectuals, these fancy talkers, these no-doers, the ones who see in her their candidate are those causing us most of our troubles and tribulations.

But if you are looking for someone who could get down with you in the mud with the legs of his pants and sleeves of his shirt folded so together we can fix what needs to be fixed, I am your man. My opponent cannot tell you what I just told you because she is not the type to do that. In fact, you only see her out there addressing you when she is running for president because she needs your votes. Once elected, she will forget about you, and your situation will never get any better.

She will come to you and tell you that as an entertainer I used to do this and I used to do that. I will not defend my past because, like everyone else, I have stains on the white sheet of my life.  I am not running to be your moral leader because I am not perfect. In fact, no one is. But what she fails to realize is that my past, though she is trying to use it to bring me down, is exactly what gets me to better understand your situation.

Mirlande Manigat, presidential candidate

If you are looking for a people person who could better understand the socioeconomic reality of the peasants, I am your man. In fact, it is for no reason I partner with the peasantry to bring its agenda to the forefront. The peasants are the backbone of our economy, yet they are the most neglected.

If you are looking for someone with the guts to reestablish the authority of the state, strengthen our institutions, reclaim our sovereignty by ending the occupation of the country by MINUSTAH and replacing it with a professional Haitian military, if you are looking for someone with the political spine and will to secure the country and thereby attract investors to invest in our economy to create jobs for the 75% of the unemployed, I am the one for you.  

If you are looking for a leader to inspire the Haitian people –young and old, dark-skinned and light-skinned, men and women, Christians and Vodou practitioners, rich and poor –to come together as one nation to achieve greatness  in spite of our differences, I am the one for you.

If you are looking for someone to go out there to lobby the countries that have pledged billions of dollars to rebuild our nation, which will mean to take you out of these makeshift tents and move you to better housing complexes; I am your man. It does not make any sense for after a year of the earthquake nothing has been done to move you out of this mess.

If you are looking for someone who could assemble a team of problem solvers to put this country back to work and encourage the Haitians on the mainland and in the Diaspora to come invest in the development of their economy, I am your man.

This is our last chance to save this nation; we must not miss this opportunity. Therefore, you have two options to choose from: a) You can choose to go back to doing the same old and archaic things and playing the same old politics of the past that has gotten us where we are today or b) Like the Americans, we can choose a new kind of politics embodied in a new generation of leadership with fresh ideas to move this country forward. I have no doubt in your intelligence and ability to make the right and best choice; I have no doubt you will not choose to move this country backward by choosing Mrs. Manigat, the face of the old politics of obsolescence. She is not good for the country because she is not new and fresh.