The United States I knew


By Guy R. Mompoint

July 27, 2016

 

Born, raised, and schooled in Haiti, I entered the United States in the late seventies at the age of 21, as a Permanent Resident Alien. After a couple of years in college, I joined the US Army and proudly served for eight years. It is in the Army that I faced the first racial clashes and struggles. The bizarreness and irony in these racial attacks were that they came from Black Americans. Most didn't know where Haiti was nor did they care to learn, others didn't understand why as a Black man I had such a funny accent, and just couldn’t stomach my hanging around whites and treating everybody the same. I didn’t know back then what an Uncle Tom meant, but I am certain that I had been called that among many more unflattering names.

Well, you see, real Haitians who recognize and hold on to their identity realize that as a people, we had taken care of this racial matter back in 1804. There is no longer a need to fight against the white man, it was all taken care of. The equality of the races had been settled. In turn, it was for us Haitians to show, teach and guide Black Americans on how to behave in a manner that would confirm said equality as law abiding citizens, compassionate neighbors, and God-fearing individuals. God created the human race, and I know for certain that my ancestors were no apes.

Oh yes, I sang America the Beautiful with joyful and prideful tears, appreciated the selfless sacrifice of the American patriots for their beloved and great country. I travelled in awe throughout the land, from California to New York, Louisiana to Massachusetts, Texas to Florida, and what I saw was a compassionate, sincere, warmhearted, hospitable, hardworking, generous, and God-fearing people living for a dream hard to find any other place on earth. My experience was to have lived in arguably the fairest, safest, most well-ordered, while not perfect, society on the planet.

While I never made the choice to become a US citizen, (I used to say: Had God wanted me to be an American, I wouldn’t have been born in Haiti)... but I loved the country, trusted its citizens, learned its language, became familiar with its traditions, and obeyed the law of the land. Even during some chaotic years of my young adulthood, I remained emotionally connected with the US, although deep within me, I wanted to go back home to Haiti. The US is the place where I learned and experienced the following words: We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these ends, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government shall become destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it... And those powerful words changed my worldview.

At the start of new century, by the grace of the Father, I repented of my sins, placed faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God...and I started seeing things with spiritual eyes. It was no longer the United Sates I knew even as an unbeliever. I felt ill at ease, uncomfortable and returned permanently to Haiti a few years later. No pension, no 401K, I drew a “Do not pass go, do not collect $200” card. I am currently a fulltime no-mission/church-supported evangelist in my country. I made the decision to let my US Resident card expire, for I doubt that I would have gone to visit Sodom and Gomorrah, had I been alive back then... nevertheless, it is daily that I grieve for the United States of America.

It is so unfortunate that in the past forty years or so, in the hearts of most immigrants in the US there is no genuine love for America. They, for the most part, have ignored and rejected the American values, the country's rich history, its exceptional traditions; and some don't even know the US actually has a constitution. In certain cases, you may find a hidden hatred in their hearts, an anti-American sentiment nurtured by the rhetoric of some politicians. While carrying an American passport, they despise the very country that welcomed them and provided them with a life that is so much better and greater than what they could have ever fantasized in their countries of origin.

Once most immigrants set foot on the grounds, they immediately begin to look, listen, and feel...and quickly learn the loop holes within the welfare, food stamp, healthcare, school systems...they go on to adopt the ways of the parasites who mastered the perverted version of the «American Dream» which is total dependence on government hands out. « Fools give things away, stupid not to take them! » (Paraphrasing a Haitian proverb)

As soon as the notion of “rights” kicks in, a spirit of entitlement gradually takes form in their hearts, which stimulates all kinds of lusts and wickedness within them, and gives birth to deeper and deeper resentment, soon followed by a victimhood mentality, seasoned with antisocial mood and behavior. That’s when a desire and penchant for lawlessness appear, and it all finally leads to the open display of a violent and rebellious posture against all authority, which we are currently witnessing.

When I think about what's going on in the US, I come to the understanding that it is the result of at least five decades of a very well-orchestrated plan to destroy the greatest, fairest, and best country that ever existed on earth. As a last word to my brothers and sisters in Christ, my family, relatives and friends living in the US... ask not for God to bless America, for He has indeed done so above and beyond all other countries; but seek rather for America to bless God, by repenting of both the individual and the collective abominable sins in her midst.

About the author:

Guy R. Mompoint is the President of OSS Ministry, an Evangelical Non-Profit Organization in Haiti, incorporated in the State of Florida since 1998. He is completing a “March of Repentance” in all 10 departments, 140 Communes, and 576 Communal Sections in Haiti. Yet, the most important project currently undertaken by Guy is the Creole translation of the Original King James Version Bible, along with a recorded reading of all 66 books. Contact Guy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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