Aristide and Family Back in Haiti: His Speech: March 18, 2011 (Part 1 of 2)
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March 18, 2011: Aristide and Family Arrive in Haiti - (Part 1 of 2) The World and Democracy Time Warner Cable, MNN Published: March 18, 2011 Aristide's Return to Haiti Seems Mythological By Smith Georges New York -- It is nothing short of legendary or mythological to see former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, despite opposition from world superpowers, back in Haiti again, after living in forced exile a second time - this time in South Africa for seven years, with his wife Mildred and two daughters, Michaela, 12 and Christine, 14. Even Toussaint Louverture would have been impressed. "In 1804 the Haitian Revolution marked the end of slavery. Today, may the Haitians people mark the end of exile and coup d'etat, while peacefully we must move from social exclusion to social inclusion," said President Aristide in his speech at Toussaint Louverture Airport upon his arrival in Haiti on Friday morning, March 18, 2011. The spirit of Toussaint Louverture and Dessalines is alive and well. The "defiant-never-surrender" blood of our ancestors is still warmly flowing in our veins. Haitians know their history, and Aristide makes the Haitians proud. A man of President Aristide's caliber is comparable to the great legends of the world. "Haiti is fortunate to have Jean-Bertrand Aristide. There are not many men like him that come in this century. I put Jean-Bertrand Aristide on the same level as I will put Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Mohandas Gandhi, the great men of the world...," said, once, Major Owens, an African-American and former U.S. Congress member. Haiti, the historic Caribbean nation, has just taught President Obama a lesson. Despite Haiti's plight, one should never underestimate the resolve of the authentic leaders of the first black independent country in the world. U.S. obsession with preventing Aristide, the first democratically and constitutionally elected president of Haiti, from leading his nation is beyond anyone's wild imagination. One would think that Aristide is some sort of terrorist in possession of weapons of mass destruction. Imagine Haiti without coup d'etat interruptions during the past twenty years of Aristide and Preval. Five U.S. Presidents have been involved in Aristide's life in some fashion. From President Jimmy Carter to President George H. Bush (Papa Bush), to President Bill Clinton, then to President George W. Bush (Baby Bush), and now President Obama. Obama has just gotten a taste of the Haitians' self-determination. The Haitians yearn and swear to breathe and live freely, which dates back to the Haitian Revolution in 1791, and the Haitian independence in 1804 when Haiti became the first Black country in the world. A nation born out of the only successful slave revolt in the history of mankind. The Haitians defeated the most powerful armies back then, namely the Spanish, the English and the French (The Napoleonic troops.) Click on the links below to watch the two videos of the return of Aristide in Haiti (Part 1 and part 2) To comment on this article, send your email to
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