A “Renaissance Man” in the truest sense, Hesketh Prichard was an explorer, adventurer, big-game hunter, and soldier who modernized British sniper tactics during the First World War.
One of his expeditions was to the island nation of Haiti, where he documented his observations of the black republic in his book titled Where Black Rules White: A journey across and about Hayti, published in 1900.
As you can probably guess, Haiti was as big a shit hole in 1900 as it is at the time of this writing. Prichard marveled at the fact that the Haitians had been gifted with a ready-made society complete with government and infrastructure, and yet had still managed to screw it up beyond all recognition.
After establishing their country following a slave revolt (during which they raped and killed all the white French) the Haitians soon found out they weren’t so good at running a country. They decided to remedy this by inviting the French back – then promptly raped and killed them all again.
Since then, the United States Marine Corps has intervened in Haiti no less than 3 times – to both restore order and build schools, hospitals, roads, and other public works projects – yet the country remains a 3rd world wasteland of poverty, disease, and backward superstition. If viewed via satellite imagery, you can actually see the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic from space. The Haitian side appears to be a huge swath of deforested red dirt, while their Dominican neighbor’s land remains lush and green.
Haiti suffers from a phenomenon known as “Brain Drain” – meaning that anyone with any sense about them checked out long ago, leaving a society rife with borderline retards who breed uncontrollably and infect themselves with AIDS in the process.
While Prichard’s book is an obviously predictable tale, it’s still a good read that reinforces the glaringly obvious fact that some people just weren’t made to govern themselves.
Click here for a free .pdf download of Where Black Rules White: A journey across and about Hayti, by Hesketh Prichard