Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Haiti Needs Help

.some topics are too difficult...

I mean, why?

WHY?

Now is the time that the women NEED their men. Now is the time that the men should be extra up and about helping who they can mothers, sisters, children, etc.  Its like the whole Black society is a manless place full of preditors in replacement.

Now I remember how the media likes to play things. So, I'm taking it with a grain of salt.  And I"m sure somebody is going to come on and just insist -with no further proof than what I have- that the media knows what its doing and that I better shove their crap down my throat. But I pray its not as bad as the media (loves to) present it.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shalom Miriam,
I just read an article on The Grio about the wide scale rapes that are occurring in the tent cities,where more than a million Haitians are living,a full year after the devastating earthquakes.

Haitian women are suffering in a situation that seems to get no press and reading the comments about the situation in Haiti on a major outlet,I can see why.They were called animals and some just came right out and called them Black savages.

I don't know what to say about Haiti,a country I had at one time wanted to visit.At our African-American museum we sold art from Haiti and I made sure that I saw those famous murals of the African-American artist,Jacob Lawrence of the struggle for freedom under the great Haitian leader Toussaint L'Overture when I was in Harlem.

Truthfully the world doesn't care about Haiti and is sick of pouring money into a sieve without end.I see those beautiful Haitian faces and can only hope that the overseas Haitian community in the U.S.,France and wherever are helping their brethern like the Mexicans and as the Sudanese that live and work in Israel.

Miriam said...

Hi Yona,

My mothers gives. I think most folks from there does that.

I gave at a certain point (way back when when I lived in America and had money).

But nevertheless, how can these men be so depraved as to rape the women? That, no amount of money can fix. Where do they get this?

Miriam said...

Alao this ...and I'm not quite sure how to say this but there was a time that the mainstream media went on and on about BW. Everything was wrong with them --prone to illnesses, higher [anything bad] lower chance of [anything good], etc.

When it was discovered that there was a good thing that they had--many had degrees in higher education, some howthe media portrayed it as a problem (oh no! women are outranking BN in education, was a mismatch, etc)

so in the same token, I can't really knowe or get a clear picture of what's going on im Haiti just from what the media says.

Anonymous said...

Miriam,
The media loves to portray Blacks worldwide as dysfuntional so I understand exactly where you are coming from.

What I don't understand is, how is it that after a full year and more than a billion dollars in international aid,there are more than a million people still living in tents in what could be equated to refugee camps.

Where did the money go?I saw a program in Haiti with one of the international aid agencies,that showed food and supplies rotting on the docks because the officials were demanding pay offs before they released the goods.

Since this is common in the third world,I could have done without the commentary and would have told them to pay up,so help could get to the people.They admitted they had paid in the past,so why show it on the nightly news?