Facebook and YouTube Live have become so prevalent in the broadcasting field that they, hands down, make traditional media platforms look like kindergarteners. In the process, they compel iTunes, Zeno, Streema, and other streaming media platforms to phase out in a hurry and for radio stations to invest thousands of dollars and unlimited resources to build an online presence.
Haitian-Americans’ position is clear: they will vote Democrat because Biden is better off dealing with political corruption and bad governance in Haiti, the country Trump called shithole. They will vote against the Republican establishment because Trump will cancel TPS while Biden promises he will renew or extend it for the thousands of Haitians who are no longer at risk of deportation because of it. If only Haitian-Americans are allowed to vote, Trump will lose by a tidal wave.
In short, in Haiti, the quality, the format, and the impact literacy of the shows are not factors in their continued broadcasting. Hence, the closed-question that am I answering for you “Do these talk shows that self-described as debates or conferences-debates deliver as what they claim to be?
The Haitian government law of January 16, 2014, relating to political parties’ training, their operation, and their financing, contributes greatly to their failure. But the law is salvageable.
For his 47 years as a career politician in Washington DC, he has no substantive record of support from the Haitian-American community, yet he is now pandering in an 11th-hour attempt to secure what he sees as nothing more than another voting bloc in Florida. The Haitian-American community will not fall for it.
If we Haitians in the United States demonstrate for American politics the same unity, mobilization, sense of organization, and commitment we demonstrate for Flag Day and Labor Day, American politicians will initiate dialogues with us in regards to American immigration and US humanitarian aid policy to Haiti.
My plan, which will be backed by a robust political literacy campaign, will reduce violence, fraud, vote manipulation, and parliamentary void as well as the appointment of executive agents to replace elected mayors whose terms expire.
As long as the economy finances the politics and remains in the hands of a strategically small few entrepreneurs and businessmen, the diaspora will always be kept away from Haiti’s grand intellectual and development plan. The diaspora must have a plan of reckoning to remove the hold the oligarchy has on Haitian elections and ultimately on the government.
At a time of increased impact of diaspora remittances on the economy and growing debate on the best approach to reduce systematic corruption in the country, the need for Haitians immigrants to play key developmental roles in Haiti is now more imperative than ever.
By Bobb Rousseau Opinion Contributor The diaspora of the Republic of Haiti is requesting a public apology from the…