How tourism is helping the people of Haiti after last year's earthquake.
Story from the uk guardian
Story from MSNBC
Don't associate The Young Turks with people who use common sense.It didn't take a rocket scientist to understand that as long as ships were docking in Labadee with tourists on board, Haiti was still collecting much needed money that it was using towards relief efforts from the earth quake. The media didn't cover that fact. The media also never researched how much money RCCL pumped into Haiti over the last 20 years leading up to the earthquake. The media also never stopped to ask the question on what would be the economic impact if RCCL did stop docking it's ships in Haiti out of "political correctness and sensitivity" after the quake. When the Haiti earthquake became "old news" to the media and they moved on to cover other stories and forgot about Haiti, this is what Royal Caribbean did that the media of course didn't cover.
The media never asked the Haitian people who rely on the cruise ships for their livelihood what they thought about the cruise ships continuing to come to haiti after the quake. They knew they would have gotten responses from the people that would have gone completely against the narrative they were trying to paint. This is what a Haitian guide and a merchant had to say about tourists visiting Haiti after the quake.
This is what the Minster of Tourism for Haiti had to say. His words along with what actual Haitians in Haiti had to say means way more then what the media and oversensitive liberals ever had to say on the subject.
The reason why RCCL was tarred and feathered by the press and some liberals was simply, because they saw Royal Caribbean as a capitalist enterprise making money while people in Haiti after the earthquake suffered. In the media's eyes, people who gave money as donations to help the people of Haiti were good and noble people, but the press as usual didn't want acknowledge that by Royal Caribbean continuing to dock in Labadee, they were helping just as much if not more. The media stopped talking about Haiti over a year ago, but Haiti is still being helped every time a Royal Caribbean ship docks. The capitalist action of tourism is still bringing in money to Haiti one tourist at a time, one cruise ship at a time. A feel good one time donation to the red cross can't accomplish that. If you get a chance. Visit Labadee Haiti and by you enjoying yourself and spending money, you will be helping the people of Haiti. I did, and I have no regrets only fond memories for doing so. I'll post my videos later.