Saturday, January 16, 2010

Hollywood Pact With Stupid

Actor Danny Glover (medium skinned Negro with Negro dialect) says the Haiti earthquake is the result of screwed-up climate change talks in Copenhagen: “When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I’m sayin’?”


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10 comments:

Louise said...

With all due respect to everyone who has piled on, I think Glover's words have been misinterpreted. I don't think he's saying that climate change is responsible for the earthquake but that both Cophenhagen (the chance to do something about so-called anthropogenic global warming) and Haiti in general are examples of the lack global leadership in caring about the fate of the world's poor people.

No saying I agree with him, but I do think that's what he's implying.

Now if he had lighter skin, that might be something else, but I digress. /sarc

Mike's America said...

Any "failure" of leadership in Haiti is the failure of liberal/socialist do gooders who have thrown billions at the problem there and never once faced the fact that the real problem is the crime and corruption which is endemic in the culture.

They don't have Haiti's kind of problems at the other end of that island in the Dominican Republic.

Until someone wants to face up to that sad reality nothing will change.

And Danny Glover is part of the problem and not part of the solution.

Indigo Red said...

Agreed, Louise. He's saying our inaction and emty promises at Copenhagen caused the E-quake.

Mike, I think the most telling feature between the 2 halves of Hispaniola is the Dominican Republic plays baseball and Haiti plays soccer.

Louise said...

No. He's not saying Copehhagen or anything else like that caused the earthquake. He's saying that the lack of infrastructure, building codes, emergency preparedness, etc. that is the cause of the massive damage and potentially catastrophic loss of life is a result of the indifference of the rest of the world throughout Haiti's recent history.

I don't agree with him, but I do think that's what he's trying to say.

Anonymous said...

Given Glover's past statements, I just think he is a dumbass. Don

Indigo Red said...

Actually, Louise, Danny Glover isn't saying anything at all, but leaving the whole meaning to the listener. The phrase "... you know what I’m sayin’?” is the whole tell. It means nothing at all from a person who knows nothing at all. Don is right - Danny Glover "is a dumbass." That anyone should listen to this entertainer and have him on a news program as an authority on anything other than acting is also a dumbass.
There was an earthquake. Techtonic plates moved after 200 yrs, Earth broke, people got hurt.
Since Jan 1, 1804, Haiti has been on its own and has refused to improve and move forward into any kind of civil prosperity while the other half of the island of Hispaniola has. The damage done to Haiti and Haitians lies squarely at the feet of Haitians. The long history of oppression by domestic dictators – including Fran├žois Duvalier and his son Jean-Claude Duvalier – has markedly affected the nation. France and the United States have repeatedly intervened in Haitian politics since the country's founding, often requested by one party or another. Now, we are again called upon by a natural disaster, what was once called "an act of God," and will be held responsible for the poor outcome that is the natural consequence of dealing with a nation that refuses to grow up and take responsibilty for their own well being. Giving Haiti more and and more money on top of the more and more money already given them so their public servants, black marketeers, and Tonton Macoutes can become wealthy by stealing the aid money and stashing it in Swiss banks to be used while in exile in France is as foolish as listening to Danny Glover or Pat Robertson who earlier in the week said Haiti had "made a pact with the Devil" eliciting far more response from liberals than a foolish old man espousing archaic belief structures.
There was an earthquake. People were hurt.

Louise said...

I agree with you, Indigo. I wasn't the rest of the world or any particular group of nations that produced the Duvalier clan. They, and others like them, are totally home grown. That's why I'm saying I don't agree with Glover, but Glover is, after all, a product of the glittering classes, and that is how the glittering classes think.

I think the solution for Haiti is to recolonize it long enough to educate the population and imbue some sort of idea of how a modern government in a modern democracy is supposed to work. But that ain't gonna happen and the Danny Glovers of the world would wax just as in-eloquently against that.

Indigo Red said...

OOooo, I like your phrase, "the glittering classes." Tonight the glittering class assembles to give themselves awards for their execution of pretend lives and vigorously encourage the real people to give more money to Haitian relief. Actually, Haiti needs "releaf" by environmentalists because the Haitians have chopped down the trees.
Recolonization of sorts was last tried by the US from 1915-1937. It failed because Haiti accused US Marines of indiscriminate killing while putting down another civil war, the Cacos Revolt, that took the lives of 98 Marines and 3250 Haitians. After removal of US forces, Haiti abandoned the constitutional governmental system and established a Presidential Republic with the President as the strongest power with authority over the newly founded national guard.
Scholars generally think Haiti was in better shape after US occupation, but a $40mil loan made to Haiti in 1922 by various nations involved in the redevelopemnt of the country. Haiti was able to repay but all the treasure was siphoned off to the various nations which held the debt leaving Haiti with little or no money for developement. Developement, however, was the reason the US remained in Haiti after the revolt, but Haiti kicked us out leaving themselves with no aid.
As a former French colony and having been raped and abused by France, I think France should take point on redeveloping Haiti as Haiti simply will not do for itself.

Louise said...

The French seem to have their noses out of joint, as well as up in the air. Now they're bitching about American control of the airport in Haiti.

Indigo Red said...

They'll have a glass of wine, mutter c'est la vie, and get over it.