Skip to comments.Haiti and the Voodoo Curse: The cultural roots of the country's endless misery.
Posted on 02/06/2010 6:02:35 AM PST by reaganaut1
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The slavers in Haiti never wanted the slaves to learn to read and write, nor even to be converted to Christianity.
Hence, they kept their African religions and knew next to nothing about what was happening on the next plantation, let alone the outside world.
By contrast, in the mid-19th century free blacks in Jamaica were penning a petition to Queen Victoria—ie., they could read and write, knew about the world, and were led by a pastor (whose photo shows him wearing glasses).
A world of difference...
My ex-wife (a Christian) believed that my rock albums contained evil spirits and refused to allow them in our house.
Your link to the entire article doesn’t work, it is only an excerpt. This one does
The African culture was to live in a land of plenty and when the game ran out to move on. There is no work ethic culture.
The haitians havent changed they have no work ethic, they wait for the US or someone else to do any work that gets done.
That one only gives me an excerpt too.
You have to have a WSJ account to get the entire article.
Try this one, maybe I copied the wrong one.
Hook ‘em Horns!
Scarlet O’Hara’s grandmother escaped from Haiti after the revolution and settled in Savannah, Ga.
No go. The other guy’s right - you have to have a subscription. Damn capitalists.
Here is how I got in: I went to google, typed in Lawrence Harrison, wall street journal and it was the first thing that came up, and it was the entire article.
Nice! You work good juju.
Would that be the juju that I do so well? (With apologies to Cole Porter)
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