Christy, something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French, Napoleon III or whatever, and they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said we will serve you if you get us free from the French. True story. So the devil said okay it's a deal, so the Hatians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since then they have been cursed by one thing after another. Desperately poor, the island of Hispanola is one side, on the one side is Haiti, on the other side is the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts et cetera, Haiti is in desperate poverty. They need to have, and we need to pray for them, and out of this tragedy I'm optimistic something good may come, but right now we're helping the suffering people and the suffering is unimaginable.
Oh, do fuck off.
Pat Robertson says that Haiti's suffering is because they made a pact with the Devil.
How is this idiot still on the air?
It was Napoleon Bonaparte,not "Napoleon III or whatever". The guy with the army. If you don't even know, why start out on it? And does deciding not to be slaves really equal a pact with the devil? Because, if so, I'm gonna go with Satan here.
The idea that Haiti is in a pact with the devil has been around a while. Here's an account which describes Haitians coming together to perform a voodoo ceremony.
On the night of August 14, 1791, the slaves sealed that unity in a ceremony held in the woods at Bois Caiman, not too far from Cap-Haitien. A pig was slaughtered, and all of those present drank of the blood of that pig and together pledged 200 years of service to the spirits of the island in exchange for victory over the French. An iron statue of a pig sits in Port-au-Prince to commemorate that event.But the website goes on to reveal their real transgression.
On the night of Aug. 22, they began a war by setting the entire Northern Plain on fire, and hunting down and taking vengeance on the plantation owners. Years of battles followed—against France, Spain, and even England—but in the end they got their victory, proclaiming independence on Jan. 1, 1804.Battles against colonial powers? Horrors! And as for their religion, they are still at it, apparently, under the mistaken impression that different religions employ the same protections.
If you want to be more help than that asshat, my preferred charity is Oxfam.