By Hudson George
There are so many things that make the world a troubled place without any real solution to the problems. And if we as human beings were living on a planet that was flat, maybe we would have been able to find a solution. Unfortunately the earth is round and we have to deal with so many deceptions. Powerful nations are making choices that are affecting weaker nations.
Hudson George has a BA in Social Science from York University, Toronto, Canada. He has been writing since his early teenage years and now contributes letters and articles to a number of Caribbean newspapers
Presently, Haiti is still being occupied by United Nations military forces and that is okay with the western world. Now Russia is annexing some parts of Ukraine but Russia’s military actions in Ukraine are not accepted by western countries. The US and its European allies are complaining about Russian expansionism.
However, we must always remember that Haitians are the only black people that were able to free themselves from slavery and create their own sovereign country, but it seems as though there are forces still trying to recolonise the Haitian people with the help of the United Nations. And while the UN forces keep on occupying Haiti, we have some black academics and their leftist-leaning political comrades keep on talking nonsense about reparations for slavery of African people in the Diaspora. However, if these black academics and their left wing sympathisers care so much about the black people’s struggle, why they cannot influence the UN to withdraw its troops from Haiti and allow the Haitian people to decide their own political future?
There is concrete evidence that some UN peace keeping forces brought a strain of cholera to Haiti that infected and killed many Haitian citizens and the UN has refused to pay the families of the cholera victims money for their loss as compensation. If the reparations movement activists care so much about the betterment of black people, it will be more important for them to challenge the UN and demand some kind of financial compensations for Haitian cholera victims. Unfortunately, it seems as though they are trying to put the cart in front of the mule to carry the heavy load, as they keep on making useless noises about reparations.
Due to the fact the Haiti is the only black country that was not created by colonialists, it seems as though the former colonisers are trying to rewrite Haitian history with this new period of UN forces occupation. And with this new brand of global politics affecting the sovereignty of third world countries, there is a possibility that the UN occupying forces will be on Haitian soil for a very long time, as long as those powerful influential western countries believe that their interest is at stake in Haiti.
Now that Russia is flexing its military muscles and annexing parts of Ukraine as a means of protecting its geopolitical interests and dominant control, the western countries cannot deny that their present role in the occupation of Haiti is also based on geopolitical control and domination too, after France, US and Canada played a role in deposing Bertrand Aristide from power in Haiti and putting him on a plane into exile to Africa, without his consent.
As it is scientifically proven that the world is not flat and we as human beings have to live our lives making choices based on good and evil, and the choices we make sometimes can be deceptive. History has proven that we make choices based on our environment. The choices we make sometimes affect other human beings, when it is all about looking after our own interest without regard for others, who does not share our political and moral values.
And being that our choices are made on good and evil, we will never be able to unite and live in unity. For example, religious scholars believe that God created the world and he gave human beings two choices, which are good and evil. However, the most important thing those religious scholars are not trying to explain is: Why God allows human beings to make choices, if he wanted a peaceful and loving world?
On the other hand most scientists believe that social conditions and geographical location based on weather patterns created the behavioural habits of human beings, when survival of the fittest becomes the norm. However, it seems as though human survival has become a global dilemma, as superpowers move dangerous weapons to strategic locations, guided by modern technology, to capitalise on the important resources that are essential to make them richer and remain powerful.
Presently, Russia has risen again after the fall of the Soviet Union. The new Russian leadership is annexing parts of Ukraine and absorbing it into modern Russia; and for some of us living in the west it is political shock. However, we must always remember the world is not flat and human beings keep on making choices based on good and evil for their survival. So as Russia is grabbing a big chunk of Ukraine, the UN peacekeeping forces are still occupying Haiti.