What a horrific scene of human suffering.
Relief will pour in by the Billions as well it should.
The situation will stabilize in a few months.
A return to business as usual?
Or a fresh start?
Can this phoenix rise from the ashes?
Haiti is a poor 1/2 island.
It is breathtakingly beautiful.
It has plenty of friendly people...and some real bad apples that need to be rooted out.
It has a great climate.
It has great fishing.
It has a legacy of French culture and cuisine.
It can be transformed into an island paradise.
It can become a worldwide destination for fun and food and frolicking in the sun and under the stars.
Let's create a Carribean paradise with plenty of good paying jobs, great hotels, places for cruise ships and lots of construction and infrastructure.
Perhaps even a stunning home for Intellectually-based creative businesses, scientific companies and recording and movie studios?
How about branches of universities like Washington University and Case Western for biomedical research, plant sciences studies and classroom education?
Or, how about training facilities for athletes...perhaps even an arena for the Olympics and World Cup?
The tragedy of recent days has created an opportunity to start over. The Reset Button has been hit in Haiti. The message is OLD GAME OVER.
I'd like to see the genius of Costa Rica leading the way - this Carribbean nation knows how to do it!
Costa Rica has the model for success in the Caribbean...Prosperity and Peace and Education create a thriving economy and a nation of wonderful people.
Let's wipe away all the tears and trauma...let's take the oppression and hate out of Haiti once and for all.
Let's fill the space created by tragedy and devastation with real and enduring jobs, construction, education and empower the willing hearts and hands of the good people there to help make it happen.
I'd even rename the 1/2 island of Haiti to create an inspiring new vision.
I'd rename the country, Renaissance - which we all know is Francais for rebirth.
That new name for Haiti would send a powerful emotional message throughout the world that says, Renaissance is a place of rebirth, a place to come and create and recreate. A place to relax, renew, refresh and reinvogorate the body, mind and spirit. A place to shake off the troubles of the past and a place to aspire to new and better ways and new and better days.
I think renaming Haiti to become the Renaissance republic is a message that would resonate in the hearts and minds and souls of many good people and creative and innovative businesses worldwide.
Let's create an island in the Sun that can become a light to all nations.
Let Renaissance be a place where people can unleash the creative power of liberty, freedom, individual intiative, art and science.
Let Renaissance create a new creatively-inspired civilization on the rubble of corruption and tyranny which has been Haiti's history.
Let Renaissance be a new Atlantis rising!
Birk, Commonsensetartian and Citizen of the Republic,
I would happlily create all the Tourism and Economic Development Marketing and Advertising for Renaissance in return for a mountain-garden villa in this a new Paradise of the world!
Oh what a joyous assignment that would be!!
I would name my villa, Glimpse of Glory...which is what one would see at the dawn and sunset of every new day in Renaissance.