Thursday, July 10, 2008
Genocide in Haiti
In the late '90's I had the chance to meet with Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Mr. Aristide was between his two aborted presidencies of Haiti. Mrs. Aristide served us lemonade.
I told Mr. Aristide that I thought genocide was occuring in Haiti. My work in the medical field in Haiti led me to this belief.
I am not sure if I knew the offical definition of the word genocide like Samantha Power knows. But I am not sure if I really care either.
I have seen enough in Haiti to believe that genocide is probably not too inappropriate a term for a non academic like me to use.
See John Maxwell's ideas regarding Haiti and genocide.