Jonah Goldberg: Haiti Would Be Better Off If It Were Rich
So why doesn't Haiti start up some banks? Silly liberals will suggest Haiti "has been exploited, abused, and betrayed ever since its days as a slave colony," leading to its hellacious and only recently alleviated debt and endemic poverty. Yeah yeah whatever, says Goldberg, "if it alleviates Western guilt to say that Haiti's poverty stems entirely from a legacy of racism and colonialism, fine." But that kind of liberal bullshit isn't getting those Haitian international banks built, is it? Goldberg's prescription: "Tough love." Again he is unclear as to what this might mean, but presumably it includes treating Haiti, should it not reform and create banks, like a recidivist teenager, refusing to bail its ass out when it gets itself into earthquakes.
Goldberg is the author of Liberal Fascism and, from the looks of him, consumes the equivalent of three and a half Haitians a day.