The Truth About Dictators: Haiti, Egypt and Beyond.


Sunday night, January 16th, 2011, reporters, photographers and citizens in Haiti could not believe the news: Baby Doc was in Haiti. The details of how he was allowed to board an Air France flight to Haiti are still lost in translation.

Sunday night, January 30th, 2011, reporters, photographers and citizens in Cairo, Egpyt are on the streets. Mubarak was not officially out of office, but it seemed as though this was the straw that broke the camels back.  No one wants this man in power, except the “people that want him in power”.

Tonight: Baby Doc is still in Haiti and Mubarak is still in Egypt. I am thinking about travels and the role that dictators play in how people perceive these countries. Haiti, the “poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere” where a dictator, not a former president but DICTATOR, was able to steal the countries wealth.  Mubarack, has been in Egypt for the last 30 years and somehow this President became a tyrant and he left people powerless.

Sunday night, January 16th, 2011, reporters, photographers and citizens in Haiti could not believe the news: Baby Doc was in Haiti. The details of how he was allowed to board an Air France flight to Haiti are still lost in translation.

Sunday night, January 30th, 2011, reporters, photographers and citizens in Cairo, Egpyt are on the streets. Mubarak was not officially out of office, but it seemed as though this was the straw that broke the camels back.  No one wants this man in power, except the “people that want him in power”.

Today: Baby Doc is still in Haiti and Mubarak is still in Egypt. I am thinking about travels and the role that dictators play in how people perceive these countries. Haiti, the “poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere” where a dictator, not a former president but DICTATOR, was able to steal the countries wealth.  Mubarack, has been in Egypt for the last 30 years and somehow this “President: became a tyrant and he left people powerless.

I think about what my return to Haiti and what my first visit to Egpyt will be like? What is in the future for these two places that are so pro-democracy but take no stances on dictatorships.  Haiti, for those that did not know the terror of Papa Doc, I can not wash his hands free and give him another chance. Maybe, my grandfather, would be alive if it was not for him. Egpyt, finally you realize that power is in your hands and that democracy on paper is not acceptable. There must be a better way and may Allah bless Egypt in this time of adversity.

I wonder what if would be like to be in these countries, right now. If you are in Haiti or Egypt, please let us know what you are currently experiencing.  May God Allah Bless Ayiti and Egypt.

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~ by travelling womanists on February 1, 2011.

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