“Open the doors, Let in the righteous and faithful nation. To the one who is firm in his feelings You assure peace, peace, Because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD for ever: for the LORD God is the rock for ages; he has brought down those who dwell on heights, he brought down the great city; He lowered it to the ground; He made it touch the dust. It is trampled underfoot, At the feet of the poor, under the footsteps of the miserable. The path of the righteous is righteousness; You who are righteous, you smooth the path of the righteous. “(Isaiah 26 v 2-7)
Friday October 2, 2020 ((rezonodwes.com)) –
” Reinventing the State? By Samuel Pierre
In the collective work of the Reflection and Action Group for a New Haiti (GRAHN) entitled Construction of a New Haiti: Vision and Contribution of GRAHN, 12 fundamental challenges are reported. facing Haiti today. One of these challenges, and not the least, concerns the weakening of the state apparatus. A weakening that is more akin to a crumbling, to the point that some international opinion does not hesitate to classify Haiti among the weak states, even failed states. Some speak of it as a failed state or a failed state, to reflect the fact that this state fails to ensure its essential or sovereign missions, including respect for the rule of law, the protection of lives and goods, and so on. Still others go further by simply saying that the state does not exist. Whatever the turn used to characterize the State of Haiti, there is one thing that seems to be consensus, it is the governance deficit which makes it particularly ineffective in the delivery of basic services to the population and the chronic inability of this state to lay the foundations for sustainable social and economic development. Why is this and how do you get out of it? Should we reinvent the Haitian state? If so, how to do it? This is the kind of questioning that inspires this issue of Haiti Perspectives!
State Bankruptcy Indicators
To measure the bankruptcy of states, the American think tank Fund for Peace and the magazine Foreign Policy published for the the first time in 2005 an annual index called Failed States Index (FSI), built on the basis of 12 vulnerability indicators. Each of these indicators is assigned a value varying from 0 to 10, the value 10 being the highest score, and therefore the worst for a given indicator, for a total of 120 points. These indicators can be grouped into three types: social, economic and political.
Social indicators are four in number and include: 1) demographic pressure, which refers to high population density, difficult access diet and exposure to environmental problems; 2) massive movements of refugees and internally displaced people, often caused by natural or humanitarian disasters causing food shortages, disease and shortage of drinking water, among others; 3) the cycle of community violence, often linked to past or recent injustices leading to the stigmatization of social groups wrongly or rightly accused of monopolizing wealth and power; 4) chronic and sustained emigration, better known under the term of “brain drain”, which particularly strikes political dissidents and members of the middle classes.
Economic indicators include: 1) real or perceived between social groups, in the fields of education, the distribution of wealth and jobs; 2) sudden or pronounced economic decline measured by a global decline index that includes average individual income, gross domestic product (GDP), debt ratio, infant mortality rate, poverty level, number of bankruptcies. Such a decline often results in the inability of the state to pay the salaries of civil servants and the pensions of retirees.
As for the political indicators, there are six: 1) the criminalization and delegitimization of the State, which refers to endemic corruption, institutional plunder, resistance to transparency and good governance practices; 2) the gradual deterioration of public services, which results in the disappearance of basic functions oriented towards citizens (education, health system, transport services, police, etc.) and in the hijacking of state agencies towards the almost exclusive or priority provision of services to the dominant elites (security force, central bank, presidential administration, customs and intelligence); 3) widespread human rights violations resulting from the emergence of authoritarian power undermining the proper functioning of democratic and constitutional institutions; 4) the existence of state-within-state security apparatuses, often taking the form of praetorian guards or private militias supported or tolerated by the state and enjoying near total impunity; 5) the emergence of faction within the elite, which produces the fragmentation of the dominant classes according to rhetoric with a nationalist or ethnic flavor; 6) the intervention of foreign powers leading to a military engagement of foreign armies and an overdependence of the state on external aid or on peacekeeping missions. “
I publish here an excerpt from Professor Samuel Pierre's Editorial taken from Volume 1, Number 2; Summer 2012 of the Thematic Review “Haiti Perspectives” of GRAHN. In 2009, Haiti was ranked 12th out of 60 countries, on the failed states scale with an ISF of 101.8 out of 120. GRAHN is doing its best, but its thoughts seem like a needle in a haystack. Imagine that in 2020, Haiti as a country with all these beautiful faces, these great engineers and scientists who shine brightly in the diaspora cannot manage its waste; people live on rubbish and feces. Haiti’s largest market, Croix-des-Bossales, in Port-au-Prince is an open-air latrine. Definitely, 45 was indeed right: Our so-called beloved Haiti is a latrine. I complain about these intellectuals who, instead of revolting to urge the predatory Haitian state to go back and set its clocks on time, preferred to sit by a swimming pool and with their glass of tafia to write a book of poems to protest against the just observation of the American President, a potential Sweet Micky.
As we never stop saying: Haiti's setbacks caused by the servitudes and alienation of its indignant sons cannot leave the patriot indifferent; on the contrary, they arouse reflection-action. We are a long way from reinventing the state if we fail to maintain our environment. A compatriot told me, “When Trump said what the country is, I saw hypocrites stepping in. I was surprised ! He just put a word to reality. And since then it has gotten a lot worse. Nan katye kote mwen rete, se yon batay pou fè moun yo respekte pwòpte nan espas kolektif paske moun isit pa gen pwoblèm viv ak fatra, menm si li ap mouth zye yo.
In these times of great uncertainty, we must think and act intelligently and with confidence. I was amazed this week by reading this week a note from a very sharp Haitian intellectual where it is mentioned that the circle of spiritual studies that he directs in concert with the Akachic Circle of New Delhi was able to save 860 000 lives by dismissing the threats of an earthquake and a tsunami which should take place on September 27th. I reproduce here the note of this gentleman who does not show any sign of mental instability strictly speaking:
“On Mon, Sep 28, 2020 at 1:54 PM Ady jeangardyTV
860 000 LIVES SAVED: THE EARTHQUAKE OF SEPTEMBER 2020 DISCARDS
The circle of spiritual studies of Haiti led by the former Minister Adyjeangardy in concert with the Akachic Circle of New Delhi informs that the massive earthquake of September 27, 2020 and the threats of a tsunami invading our territory have been ruled out.
This earthquake scheduled for 3:30 am on September 27, 2020 was stopped following a multitude of works on the country's 44 terminals, the last of which occurred on September 26 in the mountains of Cahos by Toussaint Louverture.
The former Minister of Communication M.Adyjeangardy mobilized for the country the circle of secret societies with which he communicated instructions, during the last 3 months, in order to block any spiritual attack tending to cause the country to lose more than 860,000 dead and suffer incalculable damage.
The most important monuments were restored, starting with that of the Altar of the Fatherland in Port-au-Prince preventing unnecessary loss of life during the coronavirus and during the month of September 2020.
Abandoned forces returned to their original place as invisible security chiefs in order to monitor and prevent what happened to us on January 12, 2010.  Mr. Adyjeangardy, who was not in the country at the time of this event, 10 years later, set to work with little personal means, not for a government or any opposition but just for the country guided by its citizen sensitivity.  The prophecy coming within the scope of 1 Corinthians 13 verses 9, henceforth there is no imminent danger. The territory is under surveillance and prosperity is preparing to reintegrate Haiti in the years to come according to ex-Minister Adyjeangady satisfied to have been able to save lives and help ward off the new earthquake.
Léon Francois Cazeau
Chef de cabinet »
As a teenager, my grandfather had taught me that being a Catholic Priest, Protestant Pastor, Houngan and Freemason, was a heavy responsibility and that these people were fundamentally servants in the service of others. He also taught me that the professions of educator, lawyer, engineer, doctor and agronomist were also priestly professions. During this week, I reread the second thematic booklet published by GRAHN, “State and Governance”, and I could not help shedding hot tears at the end of reading this book where Professor Jean-Marie Bourjolly, author of “Haiti: a country to be developed” concludes his reflection: Observatory of Reconstruction, Where are we? In these words: “It is really time for Haiti to consider with its partners another model of cooperation capable of really contributing to the development of Haiti. The international community, for its part, has an interest in taking action to avoid agreeing with one of its own, Ricardo Seitenfus, former representative of the Organization of American States (OAS), who declared that Haiti is “the concentrate of our tragedies and the failures of international solidarity ”. Let us all act together to contradict him.
I see religious leaders who want to leave their flock to stand as candidates for future election-selection; I'm looking for capable educators, honest lawyers, conscientious engineers, dedicated physicians, and agronomists rulers of the dew, but I can't seem to locate them. Is this how we want to destroy Haiti? Is this the legacy that we want to leave to rising youth? I cannot help quoting Professor Lesly François Manigat who had to say that “Haiti is the only country where we find people who constantly talk about what they do not know and they do it with arrogance and authority. “I am a believer walking in the footsteps of Christ and I am convinced that Haiti will emerge from the rut of the doldrums with a generation of Manuals, rulers of the dew. I know that no light shines as brightly as the one that follows darkness. If we were not yet convinced that our so-called elites were responsible for our woes; just take a look at the various arteries of Haiti’s cities: smelly rubbish, foul smelling muddy water, feces, etc. I want to give this little advice to my compatriots in Haiti: si nou gen posibilite, nou dwe toujou mete kach nen paske nan latrin n ap viv la; ka rete yon lè, yon viris in baz puppou ak fatra santi debake; epi sa w tande a youn a 2 milyon moun mouri kou mouch. Non sèlman dirijan Haitiens yo malpwòp; men moun ki di yo se elit yo pi kochon toujou. Nou dwe fokis sou tematik sa pandan tout rès fen ane has e pandan all year 2021 year. Nou mechan twòp lidè Haitians yo. Nou detwi yon peyi, yon pèp ki te si pwòp.
Jovenel Moise and his band of legal bandits in power, the scum political class, the bourgeois who have nothing prestigious in them; our different elites who are far from being concerned and concerned constitute a metastasized cancer for the country. Dear compatriots, do not expect anything from the so-called developed countries, friends of Haiti who are only enemies in their own right. The fate of our homeland is in the hands of the worthy sons and daughters of Emperor Jean Jacques Dessalines who will eventually rise above political divisions and Haiti-nonsense. Nothing good can come from the bosom of the Clergy (Catholic and Protestant) which is far from being Haitian, made up of Luciferian Satanists; the business class which is made up of stateless people, political sub-men and prostitutes; and the cowardly mercenaries of civil society and the intellectual elite. Hayti is a special country and the Haytian youth, bearer of hopes and lights, must learn to kneel before the Most High, the Most Holy who is none other than the CREATOR GOD OF ALL LIFE AND ALL BREATH !
“ 1 Tounen vin jwenn Bondye nou no, nou menm pitit Izrayèl yo! Se peche nou yo ki te fè nou tonbe.
2 Tounen vin jwenn Seyè a! Men sa pou nou di li: Padonnen tout peche nou yo. Asepte its application or has it. Nou p’ap ofri or towo bèf ankò, n’ap fè lwanj or pito.
3 Moun Lasiri yo p’ap janm ka sove nou. Nou p’ap mete konfyans nou ankò nan chwal pou fè lagè. Nou p’ap janm gade zidòl nou fè ak men nou pou nou di yo se yo ki bondye nou. Nou rekonèt, Seyè, se or menm ki gen pitye pou timoun ki san papa.
4 Seyè a di ankò: -M'ap rale pèp la tounen vin jwenn mwen ankò . Me ap renmen yo ak tout kè m ’. Mwen p’ap ankòlè sou yo ankò.
5 M’ap tankou lawouze pou moun Izrayèl yo. Yo pral fleri tankou flè nan jaden. Yo pral wife rasin tankou pyebwa nan peyi Lebanon.
6 Yo pral boujonnen sou tout kò yo. Y’app bèl tankou pye oliv. Y’ap santi bon tankou pye sèd peyi Lebanon.
7 Yo gen pou yo tounen vin rete anba zèl mwen pou m ’pwoteje yo. Jaden ble yo pral donnen ankò. Yo pral fleri tankou pye rezen. No yo ap nan tout bouch tankou bon mak diven yo fè nan peyi Lebanon.
8 Nou menm moun Izrayèl, konnen mwen pa gen anyen pou mwen wè ak zidòl. Mwen menm answered me yo yo after lapriyè. M'ap okipe yo tankou pye bwapen ki rete toujou vèt, m'a ba yo lonbraj. Se mwen menm k’ap ba yo tout kalite benediksyon.
9 Se pou moun ki gen konprann chache konprann sa ki ekri la a. Se pou moun ki gen lespri chache konprann li. Paske chemen Bondye se chemen ki dwat. Moun k’ap live as per will Bondye ap mache ladan l ’san anyen p ap rive yo. Men, moun ki vire do yo bay Bondye ap bite sou wout la. “
Kerlens Tilus 10/02/2020