HAITI’S CHANGING COLORS – PART 4: By Jean Claude Elie July 24, 2014
A Little Background
Following the prior 3 articles published on my blog,, I am releasing this 4th article to present you with undisputable visual evidence of the ugliness of this national crisis which I entitled “Haiti’s Changing Colors – Sport Fanaticism or Treason?”
If you did not, read The previous 3 articles published on this subject, I encourage you to read them before viewing the video featured below. Here are the links:
Part 1– Haiti’s Changing Colors – Extreme Fanaticism or Treason?
Part 2– How Argentina ‘Eliminated’ Africans From Its History And Conscience
Part 3– NY Times: Soccer’s Odd Bonding: When Brazil Scores, Haiti Roars
Before embarking on this project, I pondered the thought many times. This subject has been disturbing me for years. But I was held back by the uncertain repercussion that I could expose myself from the self-proclaimed Haitian/Brazilians or Haitians/Argentineans. As you know, we are in large a nation fanatics, not open to objectivity and open minded criticism. The accepted norm in communication is that the loudest person wins the debate, thus every discussion becomes a screaming argument.
But having witnessed this extreme behavior expressed itself at a chaotic level during the last world cup, the feeling of embarrassment got too much for me to bear. Then with my wife’s motivation, I decided to move ahead.
The feedback I received on the prior articles was overwhelmingly positive. I never realized that so many of us were equally disgusted with this lack of individual personality, national pride and respect for our blue and red colors.
Even more surprising was the fact that 100% of the replies were positive and in agreement. I did not get ONE, not even ONE reply in disagreement. So what happened to the thousands of Haitian/Brazilians/Argentineans who wore those countries colors with such pride during the games? Why was their silence so deafening?
The only expiation I could derive was that the articles touched a nerve. A nerve of guilt, a nerve of conscience, and the fear of being identified as one of those “Achte de Figi”. How does someone defend a behavior that is associated with lack of personal and national pride? The sudden manner in which they went into hiding was just amazing and unexpected. Guilt is a powerful feeling.
This takes me to the real purpose of this 4th publication. The presentation of the video which led to this article being titled “Was it the Pope, the Messiah or Haiti’s Liberators delivered to us?
As a background, this video was filmed and distributed by Brazilians to show to their countrymen how much Haitians are in love with Brazil. They divided the video in multiple chapters titled “The Passion, “The Love”, “The Emotions” that the Haitians people felt for them. Unfortunately, they forgot to include the most important chapter “HAITIANS STUPIDITY”
In return for this love, they proceeded to pump 6 goals into the net of the demoralized Haitian team during this friendship game. No Pity
NOW WATCH THESE 2
Anyone with one drop of Haitian blood would be disgusted. The video had over 200,000 views in Brazil
– Now watch this more recent video –
MIZE AYISYEN YO NAN BRAZIL
(Made last year – 2013)
This is not about Brazil, it’s not about Argentina and it’s not about the sport. I am a football fan who respects and loves Brazil fooib all. My problem is not the love for one’s team. It the inexplicable and cult like behavior we express over Brazil and Argentine. The extreme fanaticism and adoption of another country’s color. Finally our uncontrollable urge to priority and adopt what others have while ignoring what is ours. giving others priorities over nation our flag and our team is the problem