To Vincent Hervouët Editorialist at the Matinale d'Europe 1 Paris, France
I listened and listened to your editorial on Tuesday, November 26, 2019; dedicated to Haiti. Entitled “Haiti, land cursed but heroic”, this international lighting has displeased many Haitian citizens of the soil and overseas. You pushed the cap a little too far, swaying hate speech on the air against this beautiful island that is Haiti.
The words you used; I heard them with a level of astonishment tinged with anger and rage. You have been mean to Haiti and its people who are fighting for a better tomorrow than the leaders wanted to offer. Which Haiti did you think you were talking about, Mr. Hervouet?
You made a big mistake by saying casually that Haiti is Somalia in the Americas. You have wounded us and stirred the entrails. Do you know the Haitian soul? In addition, you said that Haiti no longer exists. How did you decide to talk about Haiti in these terms? Are not you interested in farmers who have announced their desire to block Paris with tractors? Do not you have the yellow vests on the back of your government? More than one feel that you have plenty of other topics to discuss about your country.
We know that for sure. The French do not like us. These humiliating remarks, perhaps, find their justification in relation to the Battle of Vertières during which our heroes showed their bravery to Napoleon Bonaparte without great means. That's Haiti! And this page of history, no one can erase it. You must continue to live with and show respect for this epic Republic. We have given meaning to the history of humanity as far as black peoples are concerned.
In the name of the Forerunner of Independence, Toussaint Louverture, in the name of the Emperor Jacques I, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, founding father of the Haitian homeland, I have seen fit to address these few lines drawn from the roots of the Battle of Vertières of November 18, 1803 against the French of the colonial era. The prowess of our ancestors is insurmountable; therefore impossible to erase it. This has already been done.
You have made an international illumination full of hatred. You have made offensive, discriminatory, stigmatizing, unacceptable remarks in the eyes of this brave and valiant people. Yes, I was able to identify discriminating aspects in your editorial that deserves a reframing to the dimension of the sacrifices made by our ancestors. These humiliating, insulting, very raw words, you'd better use them to talk about your “Yellow Vests”. You have too much to report in your editorials: scenes of looting, violence, fires, deaths and injuries on the Champs-Elysees. Shame on you. Shame on France, which interferes too much in Haiti's internal politics. You fuck the brothel here.
Stop blowing hot and cold, telling salads to your listeners who are legions to follow you every morning on Europe 1 whose audience exceeded 2.5 million for the period from September to October 2019.  Mr. Hervouët
In less than 3 minutes, you have darkened a whole people who, despite everything, show dignity. I note a pure contradiction in your editorial of November 26. How a cursed land, but heroic, no longer exists? What would you like to insinuate by that? I am sad to hear you say that in relation to the climate of tension that has prevailed for some time.
Great was my amazement to hear you express yourself in this way in the case of Haiti. Why is Haiti a cursed land? The historical side of Haiti; you do not master it. You are mistaken in pronouncing such a completely unfounded sentence.
“Haiti no longer exists”, you have taken exactly or almost the phrase of your compatriot, the writer Christophe Wargny; who had to say: Haiti does not exist. How, an editorialist of your ilk, could he bring such insanity on the air of a radio station enjoying a good reputation in the French media landscape?
If you have chosen to devote your international lighting to the crisis that is shaking Haiti; it's because in fact Haiti does exist. If there was no Haiti, we should have invented it because it played its full liberating role in favor of other peoples. The American people and Latin Americans can testify today.
You said, I quote, gang leaders elected senators. Where did all this come from?
Do not you get fed up with the actions of your compatriots who are worse than the Haitians? For your information, we did not elect gang leaders as senators or as members of Parliament. We have placed at the head of state institutions people who will teach you how to differentiate between a moment of anger and pride.
The Haitian people are proud of their past, their history which is fascinating and formidable to say the least. You have, for once, been shabby. There is nothing to pander to, Monsieur le éditocrate. In your case, it was pure radio masturbation.
Shame on you. Shame on your France who interferes too much in the internal affairs of the country; while denying the multiple claims of a people thirsting for justice.
Haiti, land cursed but heroic. Haiti no longer exists. You dared to say all this on the air to humiliate us. Your editorial borders on indecency. We do not do that to a country that routed the French army of the time. You should, preferably, greet our heroes who showed bravery to Napoleon Bonaparte, Leclerc and Rochambeau.
Haiti, land cursed but heroic. This word game; we understand it. We are not fools. Stop fooling us, gravedigger of your state. Think again. Haiti is not a cursed land. Haiti is rather a land of legend and pride.
when we find nothing extraordinary to say, we are silent. Yes, you should have kept quiet and let the beautiful pictures of Haiti Cherie speak. Have you ever visited Haiti, which was once the Pearl of the West Indies? Know the story of Haiti? Haiti is a hospitable land; a land of generosity. You are not allowed to debit on my country these insanities at the microphone of Europe 1? From you ; we wait, demand a public apology. From your 62 years of age and your experiences in this noble profession of journalist, did not you understand that we should not take some things lightly.
Far from pretending to lecture you, in the practice of journalism, there is the notion of “little restraint”. You are fiercely bathing (spitting) on a land of glorious past. Are you aware of your stupidity on the air? You have just awakened the Haitian soul and the intrepidity of our people, they have listened to you with pity.
Indignant, frustrated, insulted, in the name of the Haitian people, by these lines; I convey to you the sentiments of Jean Jacques Dessalines with regard to your compatriots.
We dared to be free, Mr. Hervouët!
Permanent Correspondent in Haiti of Tropical Colors on RFI Son of Haiti