Haiti: An Era by Omission.
We understand omission as a failure to do something one can and ought to.
Everybody is talking about Haiti, artists are making concert donations, political figures are giving interviews, summoning help from the ones in power and all the news agencies are covering Haiti’s day by day.
Some years ago we knew about Haiti’s political and economic crisis; no government had interfered or fully supported the people until the earthquake in January 2010 — why?
In Haiti there’s no oil or gold enough to make a good profit; this is why. Because for our capitalist countries, it is just not worth it. The support given by the U.N. is not sufficient to establish a better government or enhance life quality, it is just enough to survive.
Haiti´s worst enemy is the lack of foreign investment.
It’s not too late to help but we have got to realize that we forgot about Haiti and many other countries some years ago. Our duty as people is to be responsible for the ones that we can help, and not be indifferent to their pain and needs.
Haiti is facing the worst economic, political and medical crisis in their history and ours too; large quantities of money have been given for Haiti’s cause and the results are not as positive as we imagine. I consider it to be a major error for the U.N. not to designate a surrogate government to help establish a democratic political system and manage the money donated and the local resources, as well as build a better economic and social structure.
Surrogate governments had proven to be a good alternative for a country facing a political crisis; examples such as Australia with Nauru and France with Cameroon shows the benefits of this type of political administration.
There are two main objectives to achieve in Haiti for the U.N. First, keep the refugees alive and find the ones that have disappeared. Second, rebuild Haiti´s system into a better one that really searches to enhance the quality of life for their inhabitants. The best way to do this is under a unique administration.
It´s amazing the fact that Haiti and the Dominican Republic are located in the same island, just like the case of West and East Germany in the 60´s and 80´s, both sides separated by a wall and assured with army.