On 14 October 2022, the World Food Program issued an appeal that is unprecedented for the Western hemisphere. It concerns Haiti. According to the latest IPC analysis, the WFP found that a record 4.7 million people in Haiti are currently facing acute hunger (IPC 3 and above), including 1.8 million people in
Absolutely depressing. An almost total lack of human capital, with scarcely a college graduate still left in the country. This is the unreported downside of mass third-world emigration to the West: the ever-worsening plight of the less-able majorities left behind. If anything the flow of human capital should be in the opposite direction. But how to make it happen? A new Peace Corp on a vastly expanded scale? Subsidized corporate investments in managerial infrastructure? Haiti is small enough to be a test bed for approaches that are likely soon to be urgently needed throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa.
Humanity remains unwilling or unable to resolve actual crises faced by the world, but endlessly ingenious at creating divisions, soul-crushing bureaucracies, poorly run governments usually headed by the worst possible representatives, ridiculous wars over increasingly shrinking resources, and sn unimpeded proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. On particularly dark days, I wonder whether the human race will collapse in the near-term from a combination of disease, hunger, nuclear weapons, and environmental collapse. Individually, there are well-intentioned people throughout the world, but collectively, humanity is a spectacular disaster.
The polycrisis isn’t an observation. It’s a manifestation. It’s the way of the Marxist to introduce contradiction to “fight equilibrium” as Mao stated in “On Contradiction”. The continued globalist push that draws heavily on Lenin/Mao, Herbert Marcuse and Paulo Friere to “transform” society by ESG financial schemes, “thought reform” carried by critical pedagogists via DIE in corporations and SEL in K-12 and the heavily tilted various media formats has served to introduce contradiction in society to end “the patriarchy”, “capitalism”, “colonialism” and now “gender”. If the contradiction of the high cost of energy and hungry people means billions die so be it. The Marxists who claim the necessity of population control and the death seeking queer theorists will rejoice. The more holes in the dyke the quicker the water will pour in to usher in another turn of the dialectic. “The Great Reset” by Klaus Schwab who has been pictured with a bust of Lenin on his desk borrows heavily from the Marxist lineage of thought. As stated in “Knowledge-driven actions: Transforming higher education for global sustainability” in regards to the 2030 Agenda, “Transformation is the red thread running through all the Sustainable Development Goals”. These goals can’t possibly be achieved with the unraveling of the thread the red thread hopes to replace.
Around 100 years ago President Wilson sent a contingent is US Marines to pacify Haiti and they remained for a bit less than 20 years until FDR withdrew them. I don’t have any details on that mission but it appears that an outside intervention might be necessary
Unfortunately I agree with your last paragraph. I wish I didn’t
Polycrisis meets traditional policy toolbox resulting in disaster, great analysis Adam
Thanks for this analysis Adam, absolutely fascinating insights. Any chance you can recommend any good books on Haiti?
I'm sure the Clinton Foundation is already riding to Haiti's rescue, again.