There is a classic question that asks…”If a tree falls, in the forest, and there is no one there to hear it…does it make a noise?” So it is with many important events that are ignored by the media because they do not fit in with an agenda that ignores TRUTH.
And so we get a TRUTH that is created by the media without reference to reality.
So it is with July 3, 2011 in Haiti.
Haiti experienced an event, July 3, that will be noted, but unreported by the international media representatives, looking for worthwhile stories.. It was an exuberant event with 5 local bands vying for space. Music, food, some drinks and thousands of Haitians, from all walks of life, walking, riding donkeys or crowding a variety of vehicles ranging from school buses to Land Cruisers and colorful Tap Taps.
A Ra Ra band greeted people as they entered the area for the day-long celebration.
This event had a carnival atmosphere as people milled around, greeting each other and their host. Some peasants had walked all the way from Jacmel, over the mountains, starting the journey before midnight in order to arrive in Thomasin by 10 AM.
There was food for everyone.
Jean-Claude Duvalier once again demonstrated exactly how popular he is with people from all sectors of Haiti’s complex society.
He was still sitting in the middle of a large crowd, when we left for home at midnight.