“But what does all this Haiti stuff have to do with Cuba?” I asked.
Victor connected the historical link.
He explained that Haiti had been the major island for sugar production – which made it the richest colony on the planet.
In fact, Haiti produced more than half of France’s Gross National Product, making gigundo fortunes for France, who dubbed Haiti their “Jewel of the Antilles.” Which, of course, was accomplished on the backs of brown slaves whose emotional, familial, and cultural devastation, and back-breaking labor in creating the wealth of White supremacist nations would be reduced to a mere footnote by Western historians.
This really pisses me off.
I mean, weren’t colonists, like, Christian-love-God-and-your-fellow-man type deals? Were brown people not fellow men? Then, okay, what were they exactly?
Animals? Aliens? Aberrations?
Talk about do as we say, not as we do… 😐