Letter to Santa Claus
I hope you can see how the country is, the situation the politicians and bourgeois together with the racist international community have put the country into. Earthquake, hurricane, imported disease to finish breaking our bones, but in all of this there is continuity, because we are a people that have been victims since October 5, 1492. Today Haiti has once again because a little piece of land where it is large NGOs (non-governmental organization) and the embassies or the large imperialist countries that make the laws; it is they who decide what is good for the country and what is not good.
Santa, the politicians have destroyed the country, they put the people into a tantrum and today they continue to ask for power. We know that you’re not in politics, Father Christmas, but give the population the strength to give those politicians notice, they need not ever return upon the people again. You could give the people the strength to mobilize and the courage to resist, we ask you to accompany the Haitian people, giving them force to combat all the imperialist colonial forces who want us to believe that some people are born to be poor and other are born to be rich.
Santa Claus, I’m asking you this year to bring justice for all the people MINUSTAH (United Nations peacekeeping mission) have killed and violated, and all the victims of the cholera from MINUSTAH’s contamination, letting their toilets be empited into the River Mirebalais that contaminated five other rivers, killing Haitians by the groups and dozens. I’m asking you, when you go, go with MINUSTAH who do nothing for the country, and who are agents of the neoliberal plan to make the people afraid so they will not fight for their rights.
Santa, please when you come, ask the big NGOs to dsitrbute the funds they raised for the victims well, money that is already in their hands as though they would steal it, tell them for me that if they had put in good systems to treat the water and decent toilets all these people wouldn’t be dying of cholera the way they are dying now. It’s not as though we are asking the NGOs for a favor, Santa, because it is the money that the citizens of the world sent as solidarity for the Haitian people. Santa, we are asking you to go to the Cluster meeting on the logistical base of the United Nations so you can talk to the NGOs, so they can hear what the victims want, and so they can stop using humanitarian aid as a tool of discrimination.
Santa Claus, you can see that this year we are asking you to open the eyes of the authorities to see Articles 1, 22 and 32 od the Constitution, and make them remember they are obligated to respect because a country cannot function well if the Constitution is not respected.
Santa, please come, and you don’t need to talk to the traditional media, because they will divert your speech; if it is not in the interest of their patrons, we won’t receive the message. Please, Santa, help us to construct another media, an alternative, so that we won’t be forced to listen to the radio and the television the bourgeois have already bought to zombify the popuation with lies. Santa Claus, I’m asking you to wake up the population so that the people can take to the streets to demonstrate against the MINUSTAH and all the thieving NGOs who don’t do anything for the country, Santa Claus, we are not asking you to bring us anything, but to help us find justice and reparations. Santa, here are some places and people you must give this message to for me:
Rene Preval, Bill Clinton, USAID, World Vision, OIM, CIRH, American Red Cross, OXFAM, Reginal Boulos, Andre Apaid, Mevz, etc.