And Noah began to be a husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness. And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. And God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.
That's from the Journal of Southern Religion, it's the verse from Genesis in the White Man's Christian Bible that is a continuation of the Noah story--the Christian's version of the old Mesopotamian legend (see the Gilgamesh link over in our Blog List) of the King and his little boat that safely carried him across this sudden huge lake, blah, blah, blah. That's Ham's Curse--Canaan was Ham's son--he bore the curse of servitude--while Ham was turned black and sent into exile in the Land of Kush--maybe that's why there are Jews in Ethiopia, you think? Maybe that's why the Ethiopians claim they have the Ark of the Covenant (what the first Indiana Jones movie was about) in their possession after the Christians lost it in 6 BC. [By the way, can you imagine living 950 years like Noah did? What, you don't believe the Word of God? You don't think men of God used to live those unbelievable amounts of years? How did they determine years in those days you think? Did an old dude sit in a tower counting suns up and suns down--leaning out the tower every 365 sun ups/sun downs and shouting "Happy New Year!"?]
So down in Haiti, Holy Christ, they just had another earthquake this morning--6.0 on the old Richter Scale, 10 miles south of Port au Prince on the harbor there. And yesterday my Christian commercial White man's news reports were telling me that the godly Haitians in the streets, among the dead bodies, themselves dying of thirst, starving to death, burning up in the Hellish Haitian sun (it's in the high 80s in Haiti these days) were praying to God and singing hymns, asking God for help. So what kind of help does God send the poor damn Haitians?: the US Army and another earthquake.
President Obama, on the grounds that somebody's got to get down there and put these people under arrest is sending in 10,000 US troops--and why not?--after all, we have had our mitts in Haiti's business since Woody Wilson sent the US Marines down there in 1914 to occupy it until 1934. It's a hangover from Monroe Doctrine days. You see, the stupid, imperialist Monroe Doctrine is still our covenant with God that we have dictatorial authority over the Caribbean and Central America and theoretically South America.
We bring you: The Monroe Doctrine! From Wikipedia:
The Monroe Doctrine was a United States policy that was introduced on December 2, 1823, which said that further efforts by European governments to colonize land or interfere with states in the Americas would be viewed by the United States of America as acts of aggression requiring US intervention. The Monroe Doctrine asserted that the Western Hemisphere was not to be further colonized by European countries, and that the United States would not interfere with existing European colonies nor in the internal concerns of European countries.
Now we bring you: The Roosevelt Corollary! Again from Wikipedia:
The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine (added during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt) was invoked to intervene militarily in Latin America to stop the spread of European influence.
Monroe aimed the Monroe Doctrine at the former colonies of Spain. We the People of the US represented by Monroe joined with Great Britain in fear that European countries (France was one of them) would rush to takeover the old Spanish colonies, thus the Doctrine of our Right of Divine Intervention in Latin American affairs. (Great Britain, remember, is our White Foundation Motherland who White Anglo-Saxon Protestants (our Founding Fathers who we are so Holy about) have long ago forgiven and long ago reaccepted Tory stances based on Great Britain philosophy, economics (Capitalism), and parentship.)
The problem with Haiti was, it was a French colony and France backed us with money and troops during our Revolutionary War with Great Britain. Britain and France, though cousins in relationship (the Gauls), have hated each other forever, so we have mixed loyalties under the Monroe Doctrine in terms of Haiti--the "right testicle of hell" as Greg Palast calls it. The other testicle being the Dominican Republic, Haiti's Hispanola neighbor--who they've had conflict with for ages, too. EXCEPT: We the People own the Dominican Republic so we have no worries about the Dominican Republic wanting its independence from us. They tried it when Lyndon Johnson was president, electing Juan Bosch, a left-wing reformist type who We the People can't stand--reformers to us now mean "Socialists" or at the extreme "Terrorists." But in Johnson's time it meant "Communists" and that's what Juan Bosch really was and that's why Lyndon under his Monroe Doctrine divine authority sent the U.S. Marines to Santo Domingo to restore democracy to these crazy half-Indian-half-Spanish heathen! [Santo Domingo in the good ole days was called Cuidad Trujillo--our boy in the Dominican Republic was Raphael Trujillo; same as the Duvaliers (Papa and Baby Doc) were our dickboys in Haiti (the Duvaliers ran off with the Haitian treasury (Haiti was a fairly rich country during Papa Doc's rule) and left the country stone broke)--poor people get tired of dictators after awhile--unless you live in Chile, where they seem to want to be enslaved, just electing a billionaire as President, a former Pinochet asskisser. Dumb. But then the USA didn't like the last Chilean president--he was a reformer--we hate reformers, so we brought the Pinochet crowd back into power there. The Monroe Doctrine at work. At work in Honduras, too, don't you know. The popular reformer president, an Indian to boot, now in asylum in the Brazil embassy, was too risky in a Capitalist sense for us to back--long live the dictatorial Power Elite.]
[Due to Communist China now holding us by our testicles, have you noticed you don't hear We the People accusing dissidents of being "Commies" anymore, no "Red scarce" shit going around any more. Instead "Socialists" is back in vogue. The Christians call them "Humanists." Pat Robertson condemned Haiti on his bullshit session the other day as being duped by a Catholic reformist priest, Aristide, who Brother Pat says brought God's angry wrath down on Haiti. Remember now, Pat Robertson has a direct line to the Big Daddy himself--Pat gets messages from God, so it's the Christian God giving Pat all this exclusive information. Did you know in Sociology if you study the ancient Christian society it is a communist society! For years up in Canada there was a colony of Christian Communists. Yeah verily.
But surely all this religious bullshit has taught us that Marx was right when he said all religions had an opiate effect on human monkeys--took their attentions totally away from reality. Made them easy targets for the Capitalist CHEAP LABOR pools--the cheapest of which is SLAVERY.
These devastating earthquakes have left the Haitian people totally helpless. They are now slaves to whoever takes them over. They have nothing anymore. Their National Palace has been flattened into pancake rubble. Their oldest church has been destroyed. All their museums and art galleries are gone. All their hospitals are gone. There water supply is broken and contaminated. Their air is full of the odors of the decaying dead. They are helpless. The president of Haiti is a babbling idiot now--unable to say anything of an authoritative sort without getting a PR script from Hillary Clinton first, both she and her husband down there--yep, folks, your tax dollars have made life pretty simple for Bill and Hill now--old Bill's down there glad handing around and shedding crocodile tears. [I just read where Obama has said he'll allow no Haitian immigrants into the US at this time--so forget about fleeing Haiti if you're a Haitian--It's OK if you a White Christian woman, though.]
So Obama has signed an executive order giving the military power of takeover in disasters (or terrorist attacks) whether in this country or elsewhere--the Obama Doctrine--using his Southern Command as his enforcement unit, which is the Command currently saying it is in command in Haiti.
Remember, there's POWER in the White Man's House only really by being Commander and Chief of our armed forces--Obama has no power in Congress--he has no power in the Corporate World--but he has POWER as Commander and Chief! Georgie Porgie Bush taught him that. Fuck Congress. Fuck the American People. As Commander and Chief Obama can write executive orders all day long taking control--and that's exactly what he's doing in Haiti. He's using his military to wield his Power around the world--he's the Kill Power Peace Man. He's using the Navy in Haiti same as Slick Willie did when he interfered in Haitian politics during his free ride on the backs of We the People--he used the US Navy to blockade Haiti. Obama has a huge aircraft carrier just off shore from Port au Prince--you can see it out there from the Port au Prince airport--now like Baghdad Airport (remember when it was renamed the George W. Bush International Airport?--oh yeah!) and the Kabul Airport--under the control of the U.S. Army--the 82nd Airborne--not bringing aid--but bringing as Obama calls it "SECURITY." That, under the Monroe Doctrine means MILITARY TAKEOVER. A Kill Power move--to take over Haiti, stabilize it, and then turn it over to the private equity funds and hedge funds and Halliburton and Blackwater and Donald Trump types and soon Port au Prince will be the Paris of the Caribbean! They'll have plenty of condos and spas and offshore banks and gambling casinos--AH! DEMOCRACY is headed to Haiti.
My good friend thedailygrowlerhousepianist still defends Obama, though he's pretty pissed off at the dumbness of the Middle Class (progressives supposedly--Liberals supposedly) in this country. The ignorant who get their information from Fox News and CNN. Like those voters in Massachusetts who just turned on Obama by electing a goofy ass Repugnican to replace old Unka Teddy, who by the way wasn't a Liberal in my eyes! And Obama and John ex-D.A. Kerry both campaigned for Ms. Cloakley, but, the power of fear won out--Massachusetts people really believe that a National Healthcare Plan managed by themselves (We the People who are the Government acc. to our Declaration of Independence) is what? Anti-American? Anti-Christian? Anti-Catholic (isn't Mass. a Catholic state?)? It's a government for the people by the people, dammit--that's why we have the right to overthrow these bastards--look out, here comes Sarah Palin, our first woman president. And God I hope that's a big joke and not a reality, but hey look at reality today--all things are possible, said old Jesus X. Christ.
I'm growling up the wrong tree, I know. But it's all so clear to me. Why's that? Why isn't it clear to the Majority, the dumbasses? thedailygrowlerhousepianist says Obama has no choice but to send in the Army and Navy to restore order there before any humanitarian aid can be distributed with any kind of fairness. G.W. Bush sent the military to New Orleans after Katrina, when local whites were going about shooting black people with impunity--continuing to do so after Bush let Blackwater into New Orleans. [Did you know Cuban doctors were in Haiti setting up inflatable triage units almost immediately after the earthquakes had subsided?]
Who the hell knows what's really going on? I'll admit I don't.
for The Daily Growler