"A Better Hispaniola"
By Wilgeens Rosenberg
INDEED, AN ECONOMICALLY AND POLITICALLY STABLE HAITI WILL STEAM GREATER RELATIONS WITH THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND THE OTHER LATIN COUNTRIES WILL FOLLOW SUIT.
There are reasons for one to feel good about the prospect of the future for both nations because they will soon have to reach a common understanding and ground to function. Hoping for such a co-existing reconciliation to be more positive and productive than negative in the future to help stop the blaming game.
As many may know, in light of any economical challenges any country may face, social differences and challenges arise in effort to shift blames which is understandably no more than what it is known and referred to as a basic human reaction emotion called PANIC.
"The Dominican Republic and Haiti share the island of Hispaniola and are broadly similar in terms of geography and historical institutions, yet their growth performance has diverged remarkably. The countries had the same per capita real GDP in 1960 but, by 2005, the Dominican Republic's per capita real GDP had tripled whereas that of Haiti had halved."
Many individuals who are of both Dominican and Haitian mix are wishing that they could be proud to say one day, any day, that both of what they are surely are the best of worlds one can ever wish to be a part of.
In retrospect to the lack of respect that many may have toward creole and the dynamic of the Island itself as a whole, one thing is to be said: When and where else, but in HIspaniola, in the history of any civilizations in this known World has it taken a civilization less than 100 years to become two free independent Nations as well as for one nation to invent and finest a new language? Much more or less after severals European conquering Colonizations to have had any expectations that independence and a new language would have come from an only third generation group of slaves or people of color. Now if that is not a uniquely phenomenal matter, nothing else is. Know this, that this is something exceptionally remarkable and for the Haitians, Dominicans and people of color all over the world to be proud of and walk with their heads up high. Haiti and the Dominican Republic which share this great Island have been through so much together and separately. Yet, though lacking the prosperity of certain advanced Countries, they were still able to accomplish this much and have come this far... surely and unmistakably they can overcome any traverses present now. That one must strongly believe!!!
Like it, accept and deny it or not, as it once has been said before. Without any doubts that perhaps there would or could have been a different kind of Dominican Republic, if at all; and indeed a different kind of USA to include Louisiana, Georgia and Chicago as well as would it be so for Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador and many more other Latin-American Countries had there not ever been a Haiti.
Indeed, it is quite understandable if any now advanced Countries or any resentful former colonizing imperialists would fear such a bliss as this, that of... "Hispaniola”