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Jean-Baptiste Point du Sable, an African American from Saint-Dominingue, now Haiti, the pioneer settler of  the U.S. city of Chicago, 1779.

John James Audubon, French-U.S. ornologist, artist, and naturalist born illegitimately to a French merchant in Haiti.

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Executive editor, professor Yves A. Isidor ...

Defining evil ... the dangers of atavism

As recorded by the first-century Jewish historian, Josephus, James (Jacob or Ya'akov) was executed by stoning around 63s A.D. for his devotion to Jesus (Yesua), and that was before the Roman destruction of Jerusalem, in 70 A.D.

More than 2000 years later, according to biblical scholars, including Hershel Shanks, editor of the Biblical Archaeology Review, after a stone box was found in or near Jerusalem that bears the inscription "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus," written in the ancient Aramaic language, it was concluded that James' bones were placed on an ossuary (a limestone box), about a year after the body was laid out in a burial cave, and the flesh desiccated and fell away - the two burial practices that were standard among Jews in the first century.

James was the head of the Jerusalem church, and was called the first bishop of Jerusalem by Eusebius.  

The traditional Roman Catholic understanding of "brother," as used regarding James in the New Testament, is that it means not blood brother but kinsman. A second interpretation, early Catholic (Until the middle of the 19th century, John Paul's predecessors, or Peter and his successors, ruled much of Italy. They lost the Papal States around 1860 and Rome in 1870, at the time of Italy's final unification. For the next 59 years, the church had no land solely its own, and popes spoke bitterly of themselves as prisoners of the Vatican. It was only in 1929, in the Lateran Treaty negotiated with fascist dictator Mussolini, that Vatican City was established as a sovereign entity and the Vatican acknowledged the Italian government) theology suggests that James was only the cousin of Jesus - also called in various contexts, "Jesus Christ," "Christ," "Christ Jesus," and "Jesus of Nazareth" (c. 4 B.C.-c. A.D. 29).

But Protestants generally read the new Testament to mean that James was the son of Joseph (Yosef) and Mary, also known as "the Virgin Mary," "Our Lady," the mother of Jesus (Matthew 1:18-25). An interpretation dominant in the Eastern Orthodox Church regards James as son of Joseph by a previous marriage.

However, more than two millennia later, to the great chagrin of many, "history has again repeated itself," to paraphrase Marx, oddly this may be, since Marx himself and the estimated one billion-plus of his political philosophy (Communism) adherents are atheists, "and in an almost similar way."  

Many Haitians - brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, cousins, husbands and wives - who have been at the forefront of the democratic cause, including those suspecting of supporting it at a distance, in Haiti and abroad, as you will later discover, have been tortured and brutally murdered by bestial dictator and chief bandit Jean-Bertrand Aristide (in the photograph below) and totalitarian dictator François "Papa Doc" Duvalier - add the latter son, Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, though less chistiseable he may be for committing a lesser number of odious crimes, a great many of them of the same nature, too, when compared to the latter two's.

Most of tyrant Aristide's victims' bones, contrary to those of James, the apostle, have been consumed by flames only to be never recovered, for even nonformal interment and burial ceremonies by their surviving relatives - many of whom the ferocious dictator has already attempted to burn alive, and many times so, especially after  stealing their life savings (more than U.S.$220 million) in a cooperative pyramid scheme and many others of sorts.   

Accurately, all the barbaric acts or evils, complete with prescriptions for exterminating the Haitian populace, of radical leftist and the former priest of the shantytowns Aristide suggest is that civilization is being disrupted in the Caribbean nation of Haiti, and sadly for a longtime so - I hope I am wrong.

* The text above was supplemented by information from the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

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Radical leftist and totalitarian dictator Aristide, the whole world is carefully taking notes of your incalculable number of crimes, especially me the prospective prosecutor.
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About twelve years ago, radical leftist and totalitarian dictator, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was a very poor man.  But today he is not only a largely questionable multimillionaire, while the majority of his fellow Haitian compatriots continue to endure abject poverty, still he is convinced that he can continue to make broken promises to them. "No more broken promises, you drug dealer, you corrupt little red man, you monster and chief  bandit," say many Haitians.  
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