Happy New Year 2011 Tiba. Let's start the year on a positive...

Pierre F. Lherisson - January 1 2011, 10:33 PM

Happy New Year 2011 Tiba.
Let's start the year on a positive note.
Let's hope that the year 2010 is the final year that carried the remaining cascade of destructive forces that befall on Haiti since October 17th 1806. Let's look at the year 2011 as the beginning of a new era of hope and prosperity that will be beneficial for Haiti in every field.

The anticipation of failure should not be an excuse to stay idle .Such predisposition is not Haitian.

The Blanc is not more inherently evil than the Black.

Both have been killing their own for centuries.

The endless European Wars and the everlasting tribal mentality in the African continent that continue to claims so many lives are vivid example of this. Remember that some of our West African ancestors sold us to the Blancs for material comforts.

We still facing insults and humiliations in many shades by most of the so called African brothers whether they live in the U.S .or elsewhere, their demeanor toward the Haitians are no better than the Blancs.

Currently more Caribbean's people are pretending ignorance of history as a subterfuge to disrespect Haiti and the Haitians because of Haiti current precarious material condition even-though most of those "West/East Indians" were under the British control and protectorate until the late 1960's The never wrestled with the big powers as we did. Don't forget that Queens Elizabeth is still the head of state in most of those countries despite of their independence which means that the U.K is still in control by proxy whereas in Haiti despite of our renewed hardships, peripeteia and tribulations we managed to keep the big powers at bay most of the time and keep of sense of pride.

You could find the economic animal and the humane in any race and country.

The Blanc and the Noire could be equally evil or equally good depending of timing of circumstances, the ideology and fairness index of a particular person or group.

According to Lord Palmerston [Henry John Temple], "it is a narrow policy to suppose that this country or that is to be marked out as the eternal ally or the perpetual enemy of England.

We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies.

Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow."
Haiti currently has over 1.5 million homeless in Port-au-Prince alone and that does not include those that were technically homeless before the earthquake meaning those that live with their parents, families, friends or strangers because they could not afford to pay the rent by reason of being unemployed, underemployed or unemployable.

Such predicament generates a host of other problems including but not limiting to overcrowding, precarious sanitation conditions, a wide range of conflicts among people that try to coexist in limited space with limited resources.

Thus, any solution that could provide house at this moment is better than no solution and it does not matter who came up with the project.

So far most of the Haitian civil engineers throughout the world failed to take a proactive role, offer very little help, assistances and suggestions.

Since the Haitian earthquake on January 12th 2010, I keep checking the Preval's blog three or four times a month sometime more. I did not see much input from our Haitian civil engineers in the "diaspora " regarding ideas and projects to build emergency houses in Haiti.

Why after 12 consecutive months those Haitians civil engineers did not step forward with something better to offer than what the Blancs proposed to solve the current homeless crisis in Haiti.

The house prototypes we saw in the Huffington post are among the few known to the public.

Such prototypes look more acceptable than the typical project apartment located in New York, Chicago, Puerto-Rico that are incubators and center for crimes, drugs, gangs activities.

After all Port-au Prince needs more space or extension to accommodate three million people.

We can criticize only and only if we have a better alternative.

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