The more I'm reading from Haitian authors (not people who travel to Haiti from the US and observe but locals who have lived, learned and experienced life in Haiti), the more I'm realizing I really cannot take a lot of American authors who chronicled Haiti as some war-torn country and more of the effects of American imperialism, the hatred of Blackness from the US and how the US will do anything to prevent people from being free. Like weakening government to allow famine and disease to spread. Or destroying local political movements and describing them as "rebels" when they're fighting to give people food, water and power. Clinton backed this (both of them, which is why I couldn't support her in the primaries) and the US still uses these policies across other countries like Puerto Rico, Guyana, Jamaica and the like. To be anti-American, at this point, is to be anti-imperialism. And there's nothing wrong with that.

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