This Haitian-born Canadian leader, thanked her country for their rapid response to help her earthquake ravaged birth place. There were no “Rush Limbaughs or Pat Robertsons in Canada to criticize her or describe her homeland on a Christian TV station to say that the people of Haiti “were under the heel of the French.. and together swore a pact with the devil,” which justifies the earthquake and hardships.
“Fly Jock”, Tom Joyner, took his crew to Haiti to broadcast the Tom Joyner Morning Show and to set up an Internet cafe’ so that Haitians could get in touch with their families. World wide, help went to Haiti where it is reported that over 50,000 are believed to have died in this historical earthquake. Joyner said we learned that we cannot sit back and wait for anyone to do for us what we can and must do for ourselves. On his show earlier, listeners were encouraged to call “The 700 Club” to tell Pat Robertson that they were praying for him to become a ‘real’ Christian.
Limbaugh displayed his displeasure with President Obama, which is not unusual, because of the president’s quick response to help the Haitians and many Americans either visiting or living in the country.
Jacksonville and Brunswick residents immediately poured in help and Congresswoman Corrine Brown appeared on station 105.3 to voice her support and to give instructions on how to help.
Even though it has been reported that Tiger Woods whereabouts were unknown, Russell Simmons advised the New York Daily News that Woods is in the process of getting together a mobile hospital with 50 EMT’s to go set up a triage. According to Simmons, Woods is planning to make a $3 million contribution.
After Robertson’s statement, it was explained that the reason Haiti is poor is because Europe imposed a blockade on trade after the slave revolt in 1804. Presently, it is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and has had many natural and man made miseries. Haiti has a population of 9 million people and has the second largest overall income gap between the very rich and the very poor, something America’s present administration is working to prevent.
Even though many are helping, more help is needed. Reports say that there is other danger for Haiti because of the prospect of aftershocks bringing down buildings.