Sunday, August 08, 2010

Wyclef Jean- Comprador

Haiti's history is a history of imperialism. Is Wyclef Jean the latest comprador servant of American imperial interests?

Instead of spending billions on the war,
I can use that money, to feed the poor.
I know some so poor, when it rains that's when they shower,
when screaming "fight the power".
That's when the vulture devoured

Wyclef Jean is running to become President of Haiti. Wyclef Jean is an ideal candidate for the USA, because his record is one of outright support for American imperialism in Haiti. He attacked the elected president Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and supported the death squad 'rebels' that overthrew him. He has continued to support the brutal MINUSTAH occupation, on the grounds that it must contain the 'gangs' (referring to Lavalas, Haiti's most popular political party).

Sean Penn has come out hard on Wyclef.
"This is somebody who's going to receive an enormous amount of support from the United States, and I have to say I'm very suspicious of it, simply because he, as an ambassador at large, has been virtually silent. For those of us in Haiti, he has been a non-presence," Penn said.
"I see in Wyclef Jean somebody who could well have been influenced by the promise of support of companies. I think Haiti is clearly vulnerable ... There is a history of American interests coming in and underpaying people." Penn openly worried about American corporations and individuals "enamored" with Wyclef becoming "opportunists on the back of the Haitian people."

If I was president,
I'd get elected on Friday, assassinated on Saturday,
and buried on Sunday.

comprador bourgeoisie:
A section of an indigenous middle class allied with foreign investors, multi-national corporations, bankers, and military interests.


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