Haiti Elections — Letter to Edmond Mulet: Goodbye UN!

Edmond Mulet

Edmond Mulet

The UN threatened to pull out of Haiti.

Oh! what a blessed seasonal gift that would be. Bon Voyage UN!!!

Goodbye.

How do you say, adieu !

We’ll help you pack - N ap ede w fè malet ou. Pati fout Satan!

This is what Edmund Mulet of the UN had to say today - tande Mulet – as reported in an article entitled “UN threatens to pull out of Haiti”:

The UN and the international community will never accept that a legitimate Haitian president leaves under pressure from the street. It would be a coup,” he said. ( UN threatened to pull out of Haiti )

The hypocrisy of these double-faced, creepy vampires, is beyond belief.

Open your ears Mr. Edmond Mulet. The Haitian people on the streets demonstrating are asking for YOU, for the UN to go.

Why do you only hear their call for President Preval to go, and not for YOU to go?

Take Clinton, the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Commission (IHRC) and the NGOs with you, please.

Bon Voyage UN!!! Goodbye Clinton, 16,000NGOs.

How do you say, adieu! No. Not au revoir. Just GOODBYE!!!

No sweat, we’ll even help you pack! - N ap ede w fè malet ou. Pati fout! Pati, pati Satan! Ale w lwen, lwen, lwen… Al pase maskarad, malpwòpte eleksyon vagabondaj sa a lan yon lòt kote! Ale ak tout kolera ou te pòte fè nou kado a…

Haiti’s fragile indigenous people and environment, after nearly seven years, can no longer absorb all your feces. That’s a scientific fact! No pun intended.

The November 28 elections in Haiti were a total fiasco as could have been reasonably predicted by any sane person.

But the level of fraud and disorganization was so outrageous, it surpassed all expectation. Some Haitians even say that given the circumstances – that is,

  • a non-Haitian, South Asian-cholera strain hitting Haiti;
  • 1 million of the roughly 4.7 million registered voters without ID cards;
  • exclusion of Haiti’s most popular political party;
  • a partisan provisional electoral council handpicked by President Preval, loyal to Preval and his political party, instead of a permanent electoral council chosen by provincial governments, as required by law;
  • over 1.5 million people homeless and most not knowing where their polling places are, et al…
Michel Martelly

Michel Martelly

Given these circumstances, even without the open fraud on the day of the elections, the Haitian government and internationals who support their rule, appear to even have willfully orchestrated the disenfranchisement, disorganization, through deliberate indifference for the integrity of elections in Haiti, negligence or incompetence.

By mid-day, thirteen of the 18 presidential candidates had called for an outright cancellation of the elections.

But the international community, including the US, Canada, France, OAS, UN and CARICOM (“e tu Brutus,” – Oh, how this CARICOM treachery cuts us!), has simply poured this dirty election waters into our cups and insist we, the Haitian people, drink up these sham elections without regurgitating into the streets to demand free and fair elections. OR, they’ll ram it down our throats with their diplomatic maneuverings, joint declarations, guns, tear gas and threats of taking promises of reconstruction monies with them! (See, UN threatened to pull out of HaitiThe United Nations will leave Haiti and world powers will stop supporting the impoverished nation if the government fails to honour election results, a senior UN peacekeeper has warned.)

The morning after the sham elections, even before the vote counting for these foreigh-imposed, non-inclusive elections had begun, AlJazeera reports, the UN went to two of the more recognized presidential candidates and told each, they were in the lead. Both Mirland Manigat and Michel Martelly stopped calling for the annulment of the UN-supported elections after that powerful, if blatantly contemptible foreign intervention. (See also Signs of International Pressure to Accept Flawed Elections .)

Mirland Manigat

Mirland Manigat

These foreigners’ threats, avarice and bullying upon a country put on its knees, in part, by their anti-democratic malfeasances in 2004 and thereafter, continues to dismay normal and decent people worldwide.

Oh, what a seasonal gift it would be if the UN took their cholera butts out of Haiti, along with slick Willy Clinton and so-called ‘progressives,’ like Paul Farmer?

These internationals, support USAID/World Bank death plans, privatization, sweatshops for Haiti, false aid and false charity benevolence. Most have collected funds in the name of Haiti’s dying people and kept it in their coffers. Paul Farmer’s organization, for instance, Partners in Health, has only spent 1/3 of the $86 million it raised after the earthquake disaster. Why? The Clinton and Bush Fund reportedly only spent $6-million in nearly a year, out of the $60-million they’ve raised and say they will use the “emergency monies” they raised “in the future” for reconstruction that presumably they design, that they decide. All this, as the people die for lack of basic shelter, clean drinking water and sanitation!

So Mulet, your priorities are not Haiti people’s priorities.

So Mulet, along with your UN envoy and special envoy to Haiti, we Haitians, say: please GO! Bon Voyage UN!!! Goodbye Clinton, 16,000NGOs. How do you say, adieu! No. Not, au revoir. Just GOODBYE!!!

N ap ede w fè malet ou. Pati fout! Pati, pati Satan!
Ale w lwen, lwen, lwen… Al pase maskarad, malpwòpte eleksyon vagabondaj sa a lan yon lòt kote! Ale ak tout kolera ou te pòte fè nou kado a

What, pray tell, has their false aid gotten Haiti in the long run? No water treatment or sanitation treatment plants, that’s for sure. Edmond Mulet of the US says he believes in the CEP and President Preval. He believes they can turn these dirty elections into fair and free elections?

What a hat trick that would be!

Someone tell Mulet, the people of Haiti don’t believe in such blan (white) magic! Go whitewash another country. And certainly Haiti’s people demonstrating on the streets right now have no reason to trust the current Haiti electoral council (CEP) and Preval’s expired government to look out for their democratic interests. Who does Preval and the CEP work for? The people of Haiti or Edmond Mulet?

No sane person really expected these sham elections to go o.k. It was an exercise in futility from the beginning.

The right thing to do is to listen to the people and annul the farce, set up free, fair and inclusive elections. President Preval must finish his term in accordance with the law. But the initial 13 candidates who made the dignified stand for Haiti, ought to get together and agree on some interim structure that can put forth free, fair and inclusive elections in 90-days, while also pushing forth water treatment plants to combat the cholera public health crisis. Yes, we can Ayisyen. The international community ought to support the Haitians who stood together on Nov. 28 and called for an annulment of the fraudulent elections. That’s the right thing to do.

Haitians don’t have a government in the Western sense and haven’t had one for a long time.

The only ones really interested in the farce that’s called a Haiti government right now are the NGOS and International community who need a Haitian face to come to their incessant and futile meetings on Haiti. The people of Haiti need their basic life needs met first before elections can make sense – clean water, sanitation, shelter, health care for the cholera victims, domestic production and schooling. Their basic needs for life, healing, dignity and self-determination are more important than the current UN presence in Haiti, than the Haiti oligarchy’s commercial interests, than the international NGO cluster meetings, then Clinton’s interests, Paul Farmer’s interests or the anti-democratic shenanigans of the Preval/Bellerive puppet government. (See,Wikileak cable reveals, Haiti’s, president Rene Preval sought to orchestrate vote ; Wikileaks, Cablegate and Haiti. See also Deconstructing Preval -http://bit.ly/dG5O8j ; , erzilidanto, 12/02/2010)

Ezili Danto

We write to let the world know Haitians did come together on Nov. 28 and said no to corruption and fraud. We write to let the world know that in that moment Haitians from different parties put their differences aside, put their personal interests aside. That moment ought to be magnified, supported and uplifted by the international community. It’s the decent, normal, and right thing to do.

Ezili Dantò

Human Rights lawyer Ezili Dantò is dedicated to correcting the media lies and colonial narratives about Haiti. A writer, performance poet and lawyer, Ezili Dantò is founder and president of the Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network (HLLN). For updates, join the <Ezili HLLN’s Listserve. Learn more at the website at:http://www.ezilidanto.com

Published by the LA Progressive on December 10, 2010
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