How to Prevent another Haitian Disaster


It’s not enough to simply run around making feelgood gestures in a panic-stricken reaction to the earthquake in Haiti.

We need to address why this went as horribly as it did. Sure, a similar earthquake in New York City would kill millions of people, but in almost any other area of the world, whose population density was comparable to Haiti, it would not have been as bad.

A few years ago, Haiti suffered a similarly exaggerated catastrophe because of a hurricane, that caused more death there than it would have anywhere else.

And next time anything goes wrong, at this rate, it will cause a needlessly great level of death and suffering, unless something is done to fix the underlying problem.

Why, exactly, is Haiti so impoverished?

What situation has its major city full of large, but insanely dilapidated buildings?

That’s pretty simple…it’s something we’re moving toward in the US, although we have a long way to go:

This is the fate that awaits anyone trying to create wealth in Haiti


Socialism.

Haiti, some time back, was considerably more prosperous and stable.

Then Jean-Bertrand Aristide, self-described Marxist, overthrew its elected Parliament, slaughtered its businessmen, farmers, essentially anyone who brought prosperity to the region, and imposed a reign of socialist terror that made Cuba look like a capitalist Mecca.

It has continued to decline, despite a stream of foreign aid, ever since. Well, OK, foreign aid generally just causes more poverty, but the core problem here is the country’s Marxist government, creating the poverty that causes the aid to appear necessary.

What Haiti needs isn’t simply more handouts, but to end its own self-imposed third world economic situation, where creating prosperity and well-being is outlawed, and punishable by death.

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About kazvorpal
Polyamorous, libertarian heinleiner. ENTP, student of traditional Shaolin kung fu, writer, cunning linguist.

2 Responses to How to Prevent another Haitian Disaster

  1. Robert Cunningham says:

    What happened in Haiti is for a very simple reason. They refused to repent. Instead they have a corrupt government, no banks to speak of. Need I say more? It is Christians that come to aid these people. Buddists don’t normally- which explains China only giving 1 million. They are now the richest country in the world, not America. Talk about ironic. Obama wants to be like China, WTF.

    • kazvorpal says:

      The US is still the wealthiest country in the world…not just per capita, but in actual amount of wealth.

      There are plenty of impoverished Christian nations…in fact, Haiti is one of them, with a larger percentage of its population Christian than the US.

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