Point of view. My views about the letter against celebrating the haitian flag in sxm

Johnson FABRE
Par Johnson FABRE 15 Mai 2014 19:00

Point of view. My views about the letter against celebrating the haitian flag in sxm

Johnson Fabre

Johnson Fabre

For the past two days, all I’m seeing on my Facebook Timeline is the frustration of my SXMers over a letter that was sent by a group of people who believe that this MAY 18th Celebration of the Haitian Flag should be cancelled because it falls on that same day as Rambaud Fete as it said.

Of course I have to admit, the letter hurt me personally when I read it, not because it was written specially about this specific celebration, but to see mentality level of some people because in my heart I know not all SXMers feels the same way about that event.

To my SXMers, you have all the right to defend this island to the best of your ability because if we don’t, who will, but if we are going to make noise against things we don’t like, let’s make it general and not always focus on a specific community. Of course it’s easy to cover up by mentioning the European and other nationalities in our explanation when we truly know, noise is often made again the Haitian Community.

To my Born SXMers with Foreign parents. You know the love you have for this island because that’s the place you grew up, went to school, made friends with, so no one can tell you that you’re not from SXM, you know yourself and what you represent so don’t let those types of situation affect you. Love your island and keep moving forward.

To my Haitian people who have been living on this island for many years and call it home, you know in your heart what this island represent for you and when situation like this happens, you will feel offended by it, let me assure you is not SXMers who feels the same way, about the Haitian community, be thankful to SXM for allowing you to make a living and raise your children who are proud SXMers today.

I will end by saying this, I love SXM for it uniqueness in many levels and I feel blessed that this was the place God choose for me to be born and I also love Haiti, a country that I have a lot to learn about because this is where my parents were born, but one thing I will not forget in my favorite book it is said:

“‘When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God. Levictus 19:33-34″

We are all foreigners from somewhere, God is the ruler of EARTH, let’s be one and love each other as God loves us.

Johnson FABRE
Par Johnson FABRE 15 Mai 2014 19:00