A new idea

Linda - September 30 2008, 10:15 PM

(Copied from an earlier response)
OK, I've come-up with a new idea.

As you know, I believe that the Diaspora as a force can change things in Haiti.

We know that this government and its American supporters are doing everything they can to keep the Diaspora out, because they know that if we start returning in mass, than this government's days of screwing up is over.

So, I am thinking that if we are tired of asking the wrong people to do the right thing, maybe we should take them out of the equation completely.

If those of us living in foreign countries create a mass return-migration to Haiti, our collective numbers alone would be enough to create a forceful and solid power shift--giving us more than enough clout to force those in power to make the changes we want.

We need a leader who would organize this.

I think even those of us who are fully established in other countries would get enthusiastic and hopeful about returning if we were part of a massive reverse-migration movement.

THIS CAN BE DONE.

The Ayatollah Khomeini led a whole revolution against the Shah of Iran using only video cassettes (no internet back then).

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Comments

Rintintin says...

I like you linda because you are smart. Very few Haitians understand that only the diaspora can change Haiti for the... more »

Linda says...

Rintintin, what we in the diaspora need is a leader; someone who can cross the line between the elite and the masses... more »

El Caribeno says...

Ok! but there is a big problem. which problem it is? Diaspora arriving in mass to take strong position to get better... more »

Linda says...

OK, got your point. But when people are willing to work together language is never a barrier...actually, when people... more »

Tiba says...

Linda, Based on the theory of "extreme situations call for extreme measures" your idea is an excellent one. In fact, I... more »

Linda says...

Tiba, said "they will never leave the wonderful life they are enjoying abroad to go back to Haiti." I tend to disagree... more »

Rintintin says...

Hi,Linda! Although the idea that we discussed before is excellent, there are many points that need to be discussed... more »

Diasporas Coup D Tat says...

Linda and the rest of you guys, this idea sounds like a coup d’etat against Haiti. Such as the one before. Haiti and... more »

Romelito says...

A tous les reveurs C' est merveilleux que blogueuse et blogueurs s' entendent aussi bien que Tiba et Toi.Bien... more »

Tiba says...

diaspora, You said what? Linda, this is the prime example of what I am trying to say, sort of. Did you hear what this... more »