Selling the Country to Satan - Lowell Ponte on FrontPage Magazine.com has a very interesting take on the current situation unfolding in the little island country of Haiti. In essence he looks at it from a spiritual view shedding some light on the "principalities" at war for the soul of this little nation and perhaps for the soul of America as well.
I take a special interest in the situation down there, because in our Church are two families that sought escape due to political and religious persecution from the current Astride dictatorship. Sadly, almost three weeks ago, one of those families learned that a brother had been killed by the police. The brother, a teacher, had been protesting the government closure of public schools. On his way home from the public protest, the police stopped his taxi and murdered him.
Ponte starts by looking at the history of Haiti and how the French and Spanish exterminated the cannibals that called the island home and then replaced them with African slaves to work their farms. He then details the uprising that took place and how Boukman, an African slave and witch doctor, made a pact with Satan:
In Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince today you can see an iron pig statue. It commemorates the ritual of the African religion Americans today call Voodoo conducted by Boukman on August 14, 1791.
A pig on that day was ritually killed. The escaped slaves joined in drinking its still-warm blood as part of a pact. Boukman led his followers in vowing that they and their children would serve the pagan gods of the island, including the devil, for exactly 200 years in exchange for freedom from the French.
Ponte then goes on to look at more recent history in reference to Astride who was at one time a Catholic priest and has now completely rejected Catholicism for Voodoo which he has declared the national religion of Haiti. He goes on to examine Astride's rise to power with the help of Clinton and some claims that are made by the newspapers of Haiti as to Bill Clinton's participation in a Voodoo ceremony. Which, granted is a bit far fetched, but then not much surprises me anymore.
It's a very interesting read with links to sources. But probably more importantly it is different from what I've been reading and viewing in other more mainstream news sources that have been trying to make the Astride government out to be the oppressed on some level or another.