Presumably, they want to come here to live and become U.S. citizens, which makes me wonder what the hell they were thinking.
Don’t they know that we have a brutal, tyrannical goverment whose President was ‘selected, not elected?’
Don’t they realize that that we are a country led by a unilateralist cowboy?
Don’t they realize that if they stay, there will be no way to support them, as this is the worst economy in fifty years??
Don’t they realize that even if they stay and live to old age, the Republicans will make sure they have no social security?
Don’t they realize that as blacks who are not members of the Congressional Black Caucus, any political particpation will be viewed as akin to being a plantation slave? Can’t they be plantation slaves in Haiti?
Don’t they realize our autocratic President is going to take all their civil liberties (as soon as they become citizens and earn them)?
Don’t they realize what a bad time it is to come here? Republicans might control all three branches of government, which would be terrible for “reproductive choice, the environment, civil liberties, Social Security and health care, as well as corporate accountability.”
Don’t they know Bush wants to put arsenic in the water? Don’t they have aresenic in Haiti, or something?
Don’t they know our President is trying to start a Nuclear War by creating National Missile Defense?
Don’t they know a vast right-wing conspiracy is assassinating Senators?
Don’t they know Bush is trying to pack the courts to take away their right to abortion?
Don’t they know they are just making Katherine Harris giddy, what with all these new black voters to disenfranchise? Are there even Haitian words for ‘butterfly ballot?’
Why the hell would they want to come here? You would think they would want to go someplace with more political and economic freedom. Like Afghanistan under Taliban rule. Or Iraq. I guess they just don’t get DNC press releases, Indymedia, the NY Times, or the Guardian in Haiti. To think they thought they had it bad there. Fools.
*** Update ***
The Minute Man, (aka Thomas Maguire), sends me this money quote from Edward Said in the UK Guardian:
No one could argue today that Afghanistan, even after the rout of the Taliban, is a much better and more secure place for its citizens.
I told you they didn’t read the Guardian in Haiti.